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Brittany Ives

Brittany Ives shaking hands with Charles MacdonaldBrittany Ives, an honour student of chemistry, accepts congratulations on her academic standing from acting dean of science Charles Macdonald.

Science pays tribute to top students

A “meet and greet” session on Friday gave honour students in science a chance for informal discussion with their deans and senior academics.

Colloquium to consider ways to bridge summer setbacks in learning

School achievement gaps stem partly from inequalities among children’s opportunities to learn outside of school, particularly during the summer, says Scott Davies. Some children entertain themselves over summer breaks from school, while others enjoy a menu of enriching activities.

The “summer setbacks” compound, eroding the literacy skills of disadvantaged children and attributing to an achievement gap by high school, says Dr. Davies, a professor of sociology at McMaster University.