U of T assistant prof reviving Mohawk language

Beautiful language was in danger of vanishing because young people weren’t speaking it. Toronto Star, by JESSE WINTER, Staff Reporter, on March 3, 2017 When Ryan DeCaire was a kid, he couldn’t speak his own language. Growing up in the Wahta Mohawk Territory near Bala, Ont., he’d...

Sewing program helps make entrepreneurs of GTA refugees

A program is helping newly arrived refugee women develop their sewing and marketing skills as a means of earning income and supporting their families. Toronto Star, by NICHOLAS KEUNG, Immigration reporter, on March 3, 2017 Alla Mahdei has been sewing all her life. Even the wars...

16-hour video game binges almost ruined Calgary teen’s life

After an addiction to gaming brought on depression, family problems and a wish to end his life, Cam Adair finally broke free. Toronto Star, by DONOVAN VINCENT, News reporter, March 5, 2017 Cam Adair loved video games. Fantasy games full of monsters and dwarves like World of...

Mike Kirlew, the doctor-advocate fighting for better indigenous health care

The 36-year-old has worked in the remote Wapekeka First Nation for 10 years, and believes he has a duty to push for better health care from Ottawa Toronto Star, by ALEX BALLINGALL, Ottawa Bureau, March 5, 2017 OTTAWA—After the second girl killed herself, Dr. Mike Kirlew was beset...

Expanding Clinics For People Living With Rare Diseases

Province Improving Access to Specialized Care and Treatment Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, on February 27, 2017 Ontario is expanding clinics for people living with rare diseases to help improve access to specialized care and treatment. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health...