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Teaching Assistants, Contract Faculty Strike at York U
Some 3,700 teacing assistants, contract faculty, graduate assistants, and research assistants at York University, are walking off the job as of Tuesday. CUPE 3909 has rejected the university 1.5 per cent pay increase; it has been looking for a 3 per cent hike. York University has suspended all academic activities, with some limited exceptions. York facilities, including libraries, residences, computer labs, cafeterias and athletic facilities will remain open during their usual operating hours. "We...
Woman buys Chris Hadfield's flight suit at Toronto vintage store
A Toronto doctor scored a major thrift-shop find, after discovering a flight suit she picked up on sale for $40 had once belonged to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Dr. Julielynn Wong said that at first she thought the blue, badge-covered suit was simply a replica created by a space enthusiast. But after she reached out to Hadfield over Facebook, the two determined that it was indeed the same suit the astronaut wears in a photo that appears in one of his books. Wong told CTV News Channel...

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