Future teachers reach out to help

About 70 teacher candidates in York’s Faculty of Education are trying to "change the world, one school at a time," wrote the Toronto Star April 5. They held a solidarity walk and social justice workshop April 4 in hopes of raising $7,000 to build a school in Haiti. The students, who are working with a non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting development projects in the impoverished nation, believe exposing new teachers to the power of social justice will inspire them and their future classes to help those in need.

French speech winners named

Students from the Bluewater District School Board’s French public-speaking contest who finished first in their divisions will go on to the provincial finals which are set for May 12 at York University‘s Glendon campus, wrote the Owen Sound Sun Times April 5.

On air

  • Debra Pepler, a psychology professor in York’s Faculty of Health, spoke about bullying and the Internet on CBC Television April 4.