education

A media scrum

In order for us to combat disinformation and the forces that wield it, we as a society need to educate ourselves on the subjects of media literacy. It is essential for every person to know how to recognize false information and to understand how it spreads.

Melissa Lyons, a graduate from the U of O’s teachers’ college and now a local teacher, pens an open letter to Premier Doug Ford in light of recent announcements of cuts to education.

“Our team was trying to think of unique ideas for Escape Rooms that we hadn’t seen before—(and) we thought escaping from detention was a creative concept that fit perfectly with our location at the University of Ottawa.”—Kaitlyn Rourke, one of the event’s organizers and a fourth-year biomedical science student.

The Faculty of Arts, then, doesn’t seem to be in a hopeless situation after all. Though enrolment numbers have fallen sharply, there are ground-breaking initiatives and promising partnerships in the works to grow the faculty and make it a leader in the humanities in Canada.

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