Update: October 21, 2020
Your Good News Bulletin
International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating
Today post-secondary institutions across the GTA are marking the fifth annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. Contract cheating is a form of academic dishonesty whereby students have academic work completed on their behalf, often for money, which they submit for academic credit as if they had created it themselves. This day of action aims to raise awareness of contract cheating and the threat it poses to educational systems. It is estimated as many as 16 million people may be receiving fraudulent certifications yearly as a result of contract cheating.
The Academic Integrity Council of Ontario along with Centennial College, Humber College, Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo and Ryerson University will join hundreds of post-secondary institutions worldwide in marking the day with interactive and educational virtual activities for their communities. With the onset of COVID-19, 2020 has been a challenging year for students and education; essay mills and contract cheating services have ramped up their advertising to take advantage of vulnerable students. Learn more about how the Centennial Library is raising awareness of contract cheating.
Professor Ellin Bessner to speak at Remembrance Day service
This November 11, many Remembrance Day services for Canada's war dead will be looking a lot different. Many in-person ceremonies will be held without a large audience to avoid posing a danger to attendees, including elderly veterans who face severe risks being exposed to the coronavirus. The Jewish War Veterans of Canada's Toronto Post has teamed up with B'nai Brith Canada, plus synagogues and community organizations across the country, to put on an online Remembrance Day service specifically for the Jewish community whose members proudly fought in the wars to liberate Europe. According to Michael Mostyn of B'nai Brith Canada, the ceremony will feature remarks from Canadian politicians, prayers by Jewish chaplains and clergy, and participation by Jewish veterans and others. Among the distinguished speakers will be our own Ellin Bessner, a journalism professor and author who has examined the roles Jewish war veterans played in Canadian history. Check Ellin’s Instagram account for details about the upcoming presentation.
Update: October 22, 2020
Update on 2020-21 OCAA Varsity Athletic Season
The OCAA, in collaboration with its member institutions, has made the difficult decision to cancel the winter 2021 Varsity Athletic Season. This is a significant decision impacting our students, athletic staff, coaches, as well as Varsity spectators and fans, and is fully supported by Centennial. The current measures put in place by provincial sport regulatory bodies, as well as orders from Public Health, do not allow for regular sanctioned competition for provincial sports conferences as the Province strives to limit the further spread of COVID-19.
As a result of the above, the following Centennial Athletics and Recreation (A&R) programming for the Winter 2021 semester is impacted:
- Varsity Badminton, Basketball, Curling, Volleyball and Indoor Soccer
- Ontario Collegiate Recreation (OCR) extramural scheduled activities
For more information about the cancellation, including an FAQ, please visit the OCAA website.
We appreciate and value that Varsity sports are an important part of the overall student experience. If you require additional support from the College related to this news, please visit Student Health and Wellness.
Centennial’s Athletics and Recreation department will continue to work collaboratively with our partners to ensure that our students are supported as much as possible through relevant and accessible virtual experiences and connections. For more information on the virtual programs offered by Athletics and Recreation, please visit gocolts.ca.
Sport and athletics are an integral part of our institution and we look forward to the resumption of varsity athletics once the conditions allow for it.