Saturday, February 22, 2020
Things could not really have worked out much better for the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan in seeking out a national partnership to preserve the Michif language in a major way.
“They approached us,” said a smiling Glen McCallum, MN-S president, following a news conference that put the official stamp on the partnership between MN-S and the nationally lauded Canadian Geographic magazine, with its more than 3.4 million readers in Canada and abroad. Canadian Geographic is committed to spending $1.8 million on projects to preserve the Michif language.
McCallum and Gilles Gagnier, publisher and chief operating officer of Canadian Geographic Enterprises, indicated the partnership is an ideal fit for both.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Imagine my surprise when word came out that the conciliation process had basically failed. If you deduced sarcasm there, you win the prize.
Conciliation might work if the parties were prepared to live up to the dictionary description of conciliatory, which is calculated to win over, soothe or reconcile. In other words, if the two participants would only have had a minor disagreement and ultimately wanted to get to the same place, there might be a chance.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Having celebrated its 30th year of existence in Saskatoon last year, CHEP Good Food Inc. is a classic example of the old adage that out of something bad, something good can happen.
Interim Executive Director Jean Goerzen indicated the organization came into being as a response to children coming to school hungry. According to the CHEP website, the catalyst for its formation was when a child fainted at a Saskatoon school due to a lack of food.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Linda Aspen-Baxter and Lindsay Shaw are not only colleagues as associate directors with Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Professional Learning (formerly the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit), they also share a deep passion for all things curriculum-related.
Approximately a year ago, they began discussing the idea of supporting teachers in terms of taking a deep dive into understanding and connecting to the front and back matter of renewed curricula.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
The Canadian Light Source has partnered with the Mistik Askîwin Dendrochronology Laboratory in launching a brand new initiative that creates opportunities for Grade 8 students across the country to be directly involved in a national research project to unearth the secrets of trees in their respective communities.
The project is called the Trans-Canadian Research and Environmental Education program or TREE and by using the readily available trembling Aspen trees, the aim is to learn more about the environment by studying the tree rings.