News in Review - October 2006 A Gunman Attacks Students in Montreal

On September 14, 2006, a gunman walked into Dawson College in Montreal and opened fire. One student was killed and 19 others were injured. The gunman killed himself. In this News in Review story we'll retrace the events of that tragic day. We'll look at who the gunman was and what might have led him to commit such a senseless ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2006

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My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The Nature of Things Amanda's Choice

As the story unfolds, Amanda witnesses the rapid decline of her mother, Susan, who is only 39 years of age. Fearing she could meet the same fate within 15-20 years, Amanda faces the wrenching dilemma when offered a gene test that can conclusively determine her own destiny. New treatments and preventative measures are explored offering hope for Alzheimer's patients in ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2009 Autism: Living with Difference

Autism is a complex biomedical condition that is not yet completely understood. It can cause people to have trouble communicating or engage in certain kinds of repetitive behaviour. The traditional approach has been to try to treat it or cure it, but now some are questioning that emphasis. In this News in Review story we’ll hear from some autistic people who want ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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News in Review - February 2016 Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

Dating can be awkward at any age, but it's especially difficult for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Now a new program is helping adults with ASD to decode facial cues and other social signals to navigate the dating world. And it's proving quite successful.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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The Fifth Estate Avoidable Tragedy: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is caused when pregnant women seriously abuse alcohol, resulting in permanent damage to parts of an unborn child's brain. This cause of mental retardation is especially common among Canada's native people and the real tragedy is there is very little help available from schools and governments for these children and their families.
  • 1993
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Behind the Wall

With guards watching and a video camera rolling, Ashley Smith slowly choked herself to death in a federal prison on October 19, 2007. How could this tragic turn of events have happened? And what does it tell us about the way mentally ill inmates are treated in a prison system that was once the envy of the world? This Fifth Estate documentary ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

Firsthand Being Greene

This Firsthand documentary takes an intimate look at one family's struggle to break free from the clutches of mental illness. The Greenes are a fun-loving family of performers. Dave Greene, the father, is an Elvis Tribute Artist. The mom, Roxie, is a writer. Quinn, the eldest son, is an actor, and his little brother Kane is a beat-boxer. But underneath, they have ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/07/2016

The National Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness

The National visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where one teacher went out on a limb to test the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. The Grade 8 and Grade 9 students in teacher Allison Cameron's classes contend with a wide range of behavioural problems: almost half are diagnosed with ADHD and many work at ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Brain Training: Mind Games Classroom Favourites

Can you train your brain to be better? In a powerful journey into the world of memory, Marketplace host Tom Harrington explores the fears of many Canadians, and his own, when it comes to memory loss. Having lost his parents and father-in-law to Alzheimer’s, Tom puts himself, and an industry, to the test. From popular brain training games to new technology that ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/02/2015