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Whether it’s Joyce Echaquan, systemic racism, defunding the police, or the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, give your students the opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on many of today's most important issues. Throughout the school year, News in Review dives into four news stories per month and gives students deeper context.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that provides before-viewing preparation, discussion prompts, a Digging Deeper section and followup activities.

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News in Review - April 2021 Black on Campus: Allegations of Discrimination in Canadian Universities New

Is systemic racism prevalent in Canadian universities and colleges? Some students and faculty say they’ve experienced anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination on campuses. And when they try to speak up about it, they say they are targeted. In this CBC Fifth Estate investigation, Asha Tomlinson speaks to students, staff and faculty about what it’s like to be Black on campus.
  • 2021
  • 00:21:54
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  • Added on: 06/11/2021

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News in Review - April 2021 Crisis Management: From COVID-19 to Climate Change New

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who predicted the current pandemic back in 2015, is also a crusader in the ongoing battle to bring the world's climate under control. He has advice on how the world can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and is now looking for ways to tackle climate change. Meanwhile, inventive Canadians are doing their part to ...
  • 2021
  • 00:18:37
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  • Added on: 06/11/2021

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News in Review - April 2021 Vaccine Science: Variants, Genomes and Canadian Self-sufficiency New

Coronavirus variants are popping up around the world. Drugmakers are working to adapt the current vaccines, while Canadian scientists are tracking the variants to get a genetic picture and map the mutations. Among other things, they want to determine what's coming next. Meanwhile, new vaccines are in the works and the Canadian government is investing billions to develop and manufacture ...
  • 2021
  • 00:16:20
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  • Added on: 06/10/2021

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News in Review - April 2021 Boeing 737 MAX Returns: Will People Get on Board? New

In January 2021, Transportation Canada approved the relaunch of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. The planes had been grounded for 22 months after two deadly crashes that killed 346 people, including 18 Canadians. The crashes were discovered to be caused by flaws in the jet’s flight control systems. A fact that was covered up by Boeing. Now, after extensive design ...
  • 2021
  • 00:13:03
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  • Added on: 06/10/2021

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News in Review - March 2021 Farah Alibay: Breaking Ground on the Red Planet Must-See

Farah Alibay is a Canadian aerospace engineer working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her current mission is to help drive the Perseverance rover on the red planet while it goes in search of past life. Alibay, who grew up in Quebec, is not only a top scientist in a male-dominated industry, she’s also a mentor and advocate for all women ...
  • 2021
  • 00:12:59
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  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - March 2021 Women of Influence: Kamala Harris and Amanda Gorman

In January 2021, Kamala Harris became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. history when she was sworn in as the first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Born in California, Harris has ties to Canada having attended high school in Montreal. Another exciting voice heard at the U.S. presidential ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:56
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News in Review - March 2021 Pandemic Leaders: Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Bonnie Henry

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Canadians have relied on the advice and knowledge of health officers at the provincial and federal level. Of the 14 provincial and national health officers across the country, seven are women. Steering the federal response through this unprecedented time has been Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer. She provides advice to the federal minister ...
  • 2021
  • 00:20:21
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News in Review - March 2021 Gender Inequality: The Pandemic's Impact on Women

During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the groups that has been disproportionately affected is women. Women tend to be the majority of workers in front-facing service jobs. When COVID-19 hit, many of those jobs disappeared. Also, women still bear more of the responsibility for childcare and household management, resulting in many leaving the workforce as schools and daycares shuttered. Statistics ...
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News in Review - February 2021 Climate and Science: From Ocean Data to Geothermal Power

From the oceans to the Prairies, scientific research is underway to help Canada reach its climate goals. But even here COVID-19 has had an impact. The pandemic has left some oceanographers dry docked and that means important data that can only be researched on the waters is being missed. Meanwhile, over in the Prairies, one firm is going deep to ...
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News in Review - February 2021 COVID-19: Testing and Containment

Many infectious disease experts believe Canada should be testing everyone for COVID-19 to find out who is contagious, and not just the people who have symptoms. They say rapid testing may be one of the tools that could help. They’re cheaper, faster and can be used at home. Many countries around the world use rapid tests. But Health Canada has ...
  • 2021
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