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How to survive giant university classes

Large class sizes are a fact of life for many new undergraduate students. Here’s how to make the most of the situation.
The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The approximately 191,500 U.S. flags will cover part of the National Mall and will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC for the inauguration. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Why does Inauguration Day take place on Jan. 20?

American politics’ big day used to take place in March.

A vibrant biography of explorer Radisson wins final RBC Taylor prize

Mark Bourrie’s chronicling of Pierre-Esprit Radisson includes cannibalism, a Caribbean shipwreck and the creation of the Hudson’s Bay Company
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Why leading crime writer Ann Cleeves’ work is all about her settings

The author of the Shetland and Vera novels calls herself a human geographer. The settings for her stories aren’t, she says, only a ’pretty backdrop to the action.’
Federal Election,

Federal election ballots are still counted by hand. It could be a long night.

Campaigns may have gone high tech, but votes are still counted the old fashioned way—one by one on folded paper ballots

How Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer could both lose

Stephen Maher: Without a majority, both the Liberal and Conservative leaders will have failed in key ways, and their parties could push for change

The final 338Canada projection: The most uncertain federal election in decades

Philippe J. Fournier: The night before the election, there is no certainty in the numbers. We could end up with the first popular vote and seat split in 40 years.

The Munk debate that never was

Shannon Gormley: In this nasty, empty campaign, how would a debate on foreign policy have gone? Safe to say, pretty badly.

Trudeau’s incredibly close election battle—in 1972

Pierre Trudeau’s biographer talks about how Justin Trudeau’s second campaign looks remarkably like his father’s sophomore run

Innovative Research poll: Who wants a minority government? Lots of Liberals.

Support for a minority government—now the likely outcome—is at 40 per cent, with some voters in every party hoping there’s no majority