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Yearning for Free Learning

Right now, you – yes, you reading this magazine – have access to thousands of absolutely free, open, online courses covering hundreds of topics taught by the world’s leading experts and teachers. Welcome to the information revolution! Advancements in technology and knowledge sharing have transformed all areas of learning and […]

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Katimavik 2.017

UPDATE: OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2018 – Katimavik Volunteers will be returning to communities across Canada in 2018, ready to make their contributions towards shaping a better Canada. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the government’s new Canada Service Corps, which includes funding to restore Katimavik’s national community-based youth development experience. […]

YRE Canada is part of Young Reporters for the Environment – an international pro

Fresh Lens

(This is a sneak preview of an article featured in our upcoming LIFELONG LEARNING issue) Mymoon Bhuiyan is an award-winning journalist and environmental activist, and hasn’t finished high school yet. Last year, he took first place in his age category in the Young Reporters for the Environment contest. “When I am […]

Gray spruce looper moth, family Geometridae

Midsummer Moth Magic

One question I am frequently asked in my work at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is “what’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth?” From my perspective, the most noticeable difference is that butterflies are more popular. While butterflies are celebrated symbols of freedom, peace and beauty, moths tend to be […]


Redefining Recovery: A New Model for Saving Species At Risk

Imagine you’ve just opened your eyes, and you’re in the hospital. You’ve had surgery after a catastrophic heart attack. You’re lucky to be alive. A nurse comes to check on you. “Oh, you’re awake,” he says, then promptly puts you in a wheelchair, pushes you beyond the sliding doors, and […]