workbookAll-girls schools may be more orderly, but they are also bastions of strict conformity in which non-feminine behaviour is ruthlessly stamped out, according to a Concordia University study that may have implications in the ongoing push for single-sex education in Canadian schools.

Read the National Post article here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/12/11/all-girls-schools-may-be-more-orderly-but-theyre-no-place-for-a-tomboy-canadian-study-finds/

using_computer“As education budgets grow tighter, teachers across the country are turning to a new crowdsourcing website to purchase school supplies for their students.

The website — myclassneeds.ca — was launched just a few months ago, and has since raised thousands of dollars to pay for more than 200 projects in publicly-funded classrooms.

After submitting a proposal to the website, one Toronto teacher was able to raise more than $1,600 to buy five video cameras for her communications technology class.”

Read more at the CTV News site:

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/classroom-crowdsourcing-teachers-log-on-to-raise-funds-for-school-supplies-1.1591300

From today’s NYT:

Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur, philanthropist and self-described “failed physicist” who made a splash two years ago when he began handing out lavish cash awards to scientists, announced Thursday that he was expanding the universe of his largess again: This time, he will begin handing out $3 million awards to mathematicians.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/science/3-million-prizes-to-go-to-mathematicians.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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It is a pleasure to announce that the Think Tank 3 Summary Report just arrived in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository! According to cIRcle statistics, it has been accessed and/or downloaded by the following “Top Country Views”: Canada, United States, Belgium, Australia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom so far.

The report covers five core themes: operationalizing sustainability; enhancing human well-being; green venues/buildings; measurement and certification; and, business case of sustainability.

Its purpose is to “[e]nhance our understanding of how Universities, sport and community organizations can leverage sport and sustainability; [b]lend academic and practitioner views to explore innovative solutions, effect change, and create a return on investment; and, [b]ring together individuals from universities, community and sport organizations, primarily from Canada and the Pacific Northwest.”

Read the full report via cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45598.

Did You Know?

In case you missed it, Professor John Robinson, Associate Provost of UBC Sustainability, presented strategies on sport and sustainability at the Think Tank 3: Program event. This event, hosted by the UBC Centre of Sport and Sustainability on 26-27 September 2013, can be viewed and/or downloaded in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45586.

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