This op-ed was published in The Globe and Mail on August 31, 2015.
By Stephen Toope, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
As millions of Canadian young people gear up for a return to classrooms this fall, the “back to school” rallying cry is ubiquitous – in advertising, in media headlines and in household discussions across the country. Which professors, which courses, which degree, what to wear, where to be?
But for many people in Canada, especially those who work in education, other questions have begun to cut through the noise. Who is not back to school? Who and what is missing on our campuses?
These questions push to the fore this fall because of the groundbreaking work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) chaired by Justice...