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The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life
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The unexpected joys of learning a new language later in life

I’m not saying it’s easy. I’ve been at it for seven years now and I’m still learning my third/fourth language — Spanish.

“Never Again” means human rights for all, Cotler tells men’s club. Photo: Charles Eklove
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Irwin Cotler founds Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights

You might think that after a distinguished career as a human-rights crusader, Irwin Cotler might settle into a comfortable retirement.

Anna Markarova plays Aida in an Opéra de Montréal production. Photo: Courtesy of Opéra de Montréal
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Opéra de Montréal’s Aida should not be missed

Montreal may be a hockey town, but there is much happening culturally that deserves equal attention, the Opéra de Montréal among them.

Dawson College marks 10 years since shooting tragedy
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Dawson College marks 10 years since shooting tragedy

On September 13, Dawson College will mark the 10th anniversary of the shooting that took the life of first-semester student Anastasia De Sousa, injured 16 others, and traumatized an entire learning community.

Archie Fineberg has run an academic marathon
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Archie Fineberg has run an academic marathon

If the International Olympic Committee were to award medals for academic achievement in the face of obstacles, Archie Fineberg would have his place on the podium.

Concordia prof calls for release of colleague Homa Hoodfar from Iranian jail
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Concordia prof calls for release of colleague Homa Hoodfar from Iranian jail

It is imperative to keep Homa Hoodfar’s story alive even when there is no breaking news, says Marguerite Mendell, a close friend and colleague of the a respected Concordia professor detained in Iran

Men in the Kitchen give a boost to caregivers
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Men in the Kitchen give a boost to caregivers

Discovering international cuisines is just one of the activities Jack Schiess enjoys at his cooking class.

Generations Foundation: It’s sleepaway camp season
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Generations Foundation: It’s sleepaway camp season

“When the boy’s mother asked him if he would like to go to a sleep away camp, he showed such joy! He had worked very hard at school this year and deserved to go. His mom had no concerns regarding his behavior. He is a pleasant child, sociable and enthusiastic.” “It is […]

Snowdon métro Station now accessible
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Snowdon métro Station now accessible

Since 2013, weary passengers have had to endure the ongoing construction and renovation at Snowdon metro station, but will finally see that the result was worth waiting for. All three elevators now are functioning at that station on the Orange line, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced. Philippe Schnobb, […]

Spartan Race Montreal: Father and daughter are climbing toward victory
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Spartan Race Montreal: Father and daughter are climbing toward victory

Being on a ski hill on a nice summer day sounds idyllic until you realize you’re not there for the scenery but to complete a potentially gruelling five to seven kilometer run, up and down the hill and complete the obstacles, many of which will be located in mud.