In the Media

September 2020

Q&A | Everything you want to know about back-to-school

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was invited by CBC Morning Live Show with Heather Hiscox to join panel as an online education expert and answer questions about back-to-school.

CBC News

What do you have to know about back-to-school and COV-19

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin joins guest host Richard Cloutier to discuss the myths about face-to-face and online education, and concerns about back-to-school plans across Canada.

CBC Radio (segment begins at 02:40)

Challenges of online education

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin was interviewed by Spice Radio on the topic of new academic year and how the parents can support their children.

Spice Radio Lower Mainland

August 2020

Values of outdoor learning within a COVID-19 safe education plan

Dr. Hartley Banack discusses with Margaret Gallagher on CBC radio (BC Today) the values of Outdoor Learning within a Covid Safe Education Plan, in addition to answering questions from people who called in.

CBC (segment begins at 24 mins on the Aug 25, 2020 podcast)

Alberta government handpicks new school curriculum advisers

Dr. Lindsay Gibson was quoted about the history curriculum introduced by the NDP government and the big knowledge gap when reviewing the curriculum.


What challenges does online learning present for kids and families?

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin discusses with Adam Stirling on C-FAX 1070 (iHeart) radio the challenges that online learning presents for kids and families and how we can overcome them.

C-FAX 1070

Massive outbreaks in Israeli schools a ‘cautionary tale’ for Canada 

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin spoke about the differences between Canada and Israel that could lead to different outcomes when students return to school.


Centralized virtual schools and synchronous delivery: How remote learning is shaping up for fall

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin talks to CBC’s Jessica Wong and shares insights on the future of remote learning and how it is shaping the coming year in K-12 schools. She also reflects on how teachers might engage students online.

CBC (segment begins at 02:40)

June 2020

We can learn lessons from the streets

Dr. E. Wayne Ross spoke to Documento–a newspaper in Athens, Greece– about uprisings against police violence in the United States.

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Education during the time of COVID-19

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin discusses talk with Shreyas Patankar and Mrigas Das from Cofactor Conversation Lab the outlook, challenges, and opportunities for education as our society learns to live with the pandemic. Ultimately, educators, parents, and policy-makers must work together to create new opportunities and innovations in education appropriate for our new normal.

Cofactor Conversation Lab

April 2020

WATCH — What’s your homeschooling style? Planner or free spirit?

Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin talks to a young CBC Radio – Kids News correspondent Alexia Sabau about effective strategies to study during the pandemic.

CBC Kids News

March 2020

Could the school year be over because of coronavirus?

Jason Markusoff from Maclean’s Magazine interviews Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin on the challenges of learning during the pandemic and how we should not stop learning.

Maclean’s Magazine

COVID-19: What should social distancing look like with kids?

Dr. Susan Gerofsky says parents should “take time to be present”, “notice the natural world”, and and learn something together with their child, finding time before or after work or on their lunch break.

Vancouver Sun

Note: Click here for more of Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin’s recent interviews on topics related to education in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.