Lisa Xing is a journalist by trade and a historian by degree. She's also a creative writer, photographer and traveller. Email her at Lisa.Xing@cbc.ca.
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International student can't go to South Korean university as Ontario late issuing high school diplomas
High school students who graduated in the spring are still waiting for their diplomas and some may not be able to attend their postsecondary school as a result.
International student numbers down sharply in GTA due to COVID-19 pandemic
There are fewer international students studying in the GTA this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost tuition to area school boards.
Outdoor learning gains traction as schools get ready to open amid COVID-19
As boards grapple with what classrooms will look like when students return in a few weeks, the outdoors could likely play a big part in the school day.
How some universities are doing frosh week amid a global pandemic
Most universities and colleges have moved their frosh week events online as thousands of first-year students across the country start their studies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Search for school board leaders presents opportunity in face of racism discussions, say experts
Education experts and trustees say several vacancies for directors of education in Ontario school boards provide an opportunity to reform the system.
Small businesses struggle to stay afloat as Ontario reopens amid pandemic
Some small businesses in Toronto say they may not break even as the province continues to reopen.
Premier Doug Ford commits to mandating air conditioning in long-term care homes
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government will change existing legislation governing long-term care homes to mandate air conditioning for residents after CBC News asked about families concerned about their loved ones in sweltering facilities.
Ford to consider making air conditioning mandatory for care homes amid complaints of sweltering conditions
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he's open to changing legislation that governs the province's long term care homes to mandate air conditioning after CBC Toronto asked him about families whose loved ones are living in sweltering conditions.
Ottawa 'remotely' inspected Ontario farms while COVID-19 infected hundreds of migrant workers
The federal government has conducted mostly remote inspections of farms that employ migrant workers in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of physically entering the properties to make sure the labourers' living conditions are safe.
Toronto residential rents dropping because of COVID-19, figures suggest
A variety of factors driven by the COVID-19 pandemic have seen rents drop as demand decreases and supply surges in Toronto's rental market.
Why both businesses and landlords say province's ban on commercial evictions is problematic
Both small businesses and landlords in Ontario are criticizing the province's proposed ban on commercial evictions announced earlier this week, but for very different reasons.
1% pay increase under public-sector wage cap a 'slap in the face,' Ontario registered nurses say
Registered nurses in Ontario hospitals say the one year, one per cent wage increase awarded to them under the legislation that caps public-sector wages devalues the work they do.
Why Black community leaders are split on the record of Chief Mark Saunders
There are differing views within the Black community on the record of outgoing Toronto police chief Mark Saunders. Some community leaders are praising him. Others say he's taken 'weak stances or no stances' when it comes to issues they care about.
Doug Ford has admitted systemic racism exists here, but what's he done to tackle it?
While Doug Ford has acknowledged systemic racism exists in Canada, critics say the actions of his government have not shown a commitment to tackling the problem.
COVID-19 restrictions cut downtown Toronto pollution levels by almost half, researchers find
University of Toronto researchers have found traffic pollution in the downtown core has dropped by almost half since the province instituted closures of schools and non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.