Science's Tree of Life An online diagram from the Science Tree of Life Special Issue includes links to a variety of resources to add context to the tree's graphical representation. Clicking on the labeled branch points (e.g., a snail is "Eukarya," "Metazoa") will pop up a brief summary of the characteristics of the branch. The taxa in the central column (e.g., "spirochaetes," "scorpions," etc.) are linked to Internet sites and Web pages with additional information on those taxa. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on May 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
What are the three main challenges facing secondary school reform? The secondary school system was set up 100 years ago to prepare a small elite for university. In 2005, this is not a realistic aim. The majority of students do not go on to university. There are huge gaps in the curriculum which fails to prepare students for work and citizenship in our "global village." And there is a serious disconnect between the elementary and secondary school systems. John Myers is the Guest Editor of the Orbit issue Secondary School Reform and Beyond. [http://www.orbitmagazine.ca] From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 9:30 p.m..
Conference Feedback/Posting Participants in the conference have now been contacted for feedback and invited to post their presentations online. From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Conference Concluded The conference is now concluded. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants and to Jean Anyon, our special guest. From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Conference Schedule Posted The conference schedule is now available on the conference web site. Presenters are invited to note the location and session chair of their scheduled thread, as well as logging in to make any final changes to their personal profile or list of invitees. From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
e-Registration is Open e-Registration for the Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is now open. Fees are $10.00 for OISE/UT students, $20 for OISE/UT Students. From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Call for Proposals is Now Closed From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Call for Papers Extended; Volunteer Reviewers Sought The deadline to submit a proposal for the Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference has been extended until Friday, February 11, 2005. At present we have received 71 proposals: 53 Paper, 7 Poster, 6 Roundtable, 4 Arts Forum and 1 Arts Performance. Please consider submitting a proposal or volunteering to take part as a reviewer or by sorting proposals by logging in here: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/events/studentconference/login.php From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Jean Anyon to give Keynote Address From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Call for Papers Opened The Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference is pleased to announce that the call for papers process is now open. Interested students are invited to create a login account, then submit a proposal. From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
ASRC set for April 1-2 Conference co-chairs Helen Pearman and Martha Viveros are pleased to announce that the date for the Annual Student Research Conference has been set. Call for papers will be issued soon. From Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference News on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
QCC Call for Papers Open The Queer Communities and Controversies conference is now accepting papers. To submit a paper, visit http://jqstudies.oise.utoronto.ca/conference/callforpapers.php for instructions. From OISE/UT Queer Conference: Queer Communities and Controversies on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
QC&C Conference Web Site is Open Thanks to our generous sponsors and a committed group of student volunteers, the 2004 OISE/UT Queer Conference: Stories of Struggle, Pride and Victory was a great success. The event attracted a diverse crowd of approximately 120 students, academics, and other community members. The Second OISE/UT Queer Conference, Queer Communities and Controversies Friday, June 17th at 2005. From OISE/UT Queer Conference: Queer Communities and Controversies on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Can education make a contribution to peace in the Middle East? A model for conflict resolution has been developed in an elementary school in a Jewish-Palestinian village. This pedagogy of peace has implications worldwide for overcoming hatred, alienation and violence. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Is there a difference between a "Black-focused" and a "Black-only school"? Yes! The media has made the two synonymous when they are not. This explains some of the public reaction to an otherwise a simple, fair, and reasonable idea for a pilot program for black youth at high risk of disengagement from school? From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Does the public understand the relationship between race and schooling? No! Two-thirds of the Ontario population recognizes discrimination against lower-income students, but only a very small minority recognizes that systemic discrimination against Black students is undermining their chances of school success? The latest OISE/UT Survey which reports on public attitudes to educational issues is online at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/OISE-Survey/ From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
What does the Nazi genocide of the 20th century have to do with 21st century civic life in Canada? Canadian historical consciousness is not limited to consciousness of Canadian history alone. The Nazi genocide of European Jews was a watershed event in the history of the West. To put this history forward is as an object lesson and warning is insufficient. As educators and public historians, our task is to renew conversations in communities regarding the significance of this event. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Is resiliency the most important quality that new Canadians need to survive? Yes! The Canadian point system emphasizes level of education and vocational experience, but the hurdles for re-qualification are overwhelming. Resiliency is necessary for psychological survival, and just as important as financial survival. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Is Canadian immigration policy too open in light of world security issues? No! In fact, post 9/11 policies imply that immigrants are potential criminals -- an approach that is threatening our unique multicultural society. We need security but it must be balanced by our respect for human rights. Canadian immigration policy seriously needs reform. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Is high school science for the few or the many? Unfortunately, high school science, as it's presently taught, is for the few...with ramifications for the many. We need professional scientists and engineers but we also need a scientifically literate population that is capable of making wise decisions about consumption and the environment. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
What skills do young children need to be ready for school? Children need to develop a whole range of skills-physical, cognitive, emotional, and social-to be ready for school. Parents don't need high-tech gadgets to help, but they do need to be attentive to their child's development in all these areas, and use specific strategies to foster school readiness. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Is new technology a blessing or burden for workers? If you're a CEO, a shareholder, a student, or a patient, new technology is likely to be a blessing in your life. But in your role as a worker, it's more likely to be a burden. Some argue that new technology is deskilling your labour, and making your work life more and more controlled. From OISE/UT's Ask the Experts on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Reconciliation: Stories of the Heart, Sounds of the the Rock This 30-page study guide on Reconciliation accompanies an audio CD of the same title featuring music and words from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists including Midnight Oil, Wendy Matthews, Yothu Yindi and Paul Kelly. Explore the key issues of reconciliation as identified by the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation through song, statement and historical data. From EdNA Online on May 2, 2005 at 9:30 a.m..
Speaking with Cloth: Cerita Dalam Kain Exhibition A website for teachers and students about Indonesian textiles that explores themes of Trade, Belief, Subculture, Technique, Ethnic Identity and Textile Magic. It supports the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Speaking with Cloth Exhibition, an exhibition of magnificent Indonesian textiles. From Recent Items on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..
Clearing Landmines Mine action is an important part of Australia's humanitarian aid program. Land mines and unexploded ordnance are serious obstacles to sustainable development in many of the world's poorest countries. Mines compound refugee problems, lay waste to large tracts of potentially productive land and interfere with transportation and communication. Australia is a leading contributor to international mine clearance, mine awareness and victim assistance programs From Recent Items on May 2, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..
Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association The Community And Neighbourhood Houses And Centres Association Incorporated (CANH), is the peak body for 83 Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses in South Australia. CANH provides support to, and advocacy for, Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses. They also assist in the delivery of the best quality service to Centre and House participants. This website includes a list of centre and house locations, programs and courses, and associated resources. From EdNA Online on May 2, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..
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