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How to Vet Political Candidates Before You Vote

Grade 11 student Jonah Boeckh offers advice on how to vet political candidates so you can cast your ballot as an informed voter

Politics Club Launches the SMUS Political Review

Politics Club launches a new publication at SMUS to highlight student writing and to continue political discourse

Should We Lower the Voting Age in Canada?

'Students of a young age have informed opinions and can make choices that are important to them'

The Next Generation of Engaged, Informed Citizens

Students in AP Comparative Government and Politics use real-world example to understand the value of being informed citizens
Mock Election CTV Vancouver Island

SMUS in the News: Students Participate in Mock Provincial Election

CTV Vancouver Island talks to Senior School students participating in a mock election ahead of the official B.C. election

SMUS in the News: Marvin Nicholson ’89 Pegs President Barack Obama as Groomsman

Alum Marvin Nicholson '89 and his new wife Helen Pajcic recently got married, with U.S. President Barack Obama as one of Nicholson's groomsmen

‘We Need Students to Understand the Impact of Politics’

With the federal election less than two weeks away, the SMUS Review asked some of our politics and history teachers to write about why it's important to...

AP Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Tour of B.C. Legislature

by Olivia Roberts, Grade 11 On June 1, all three AP Comparative Government and Politics classes went on a field trip to visit the British...

Malala Yousafzai: Activism or Exploitation?

Malala Yousafzai is the young Pakistani girl who the Taliban attempted to assassinate because of her activism for the right to education, especially for...

Diplomat Tony Quainton ’46 Talks Politics

by Athena Kerins, Grade 10 When I first learned about Mr. Quainton’s impressive career in diplomacy, I expected his speech to be very cagey. I...

Conflict Unifies Global Politics Students

by Tessa Owens, Grade 10 student Since October 22nd, Crothall 116 has been transformed into a time-warp portal whenever Global Politics 10 classes have convened....

A Demonstration of Parliamentary Debate

by Jim de Geode, Middle School teacher This week, Mrs. Yorath and Ms. Eden’s Grade 5 classes were treated to a Parliamentary debate by four...

Scholar in Residence: Gwynne Dyer’s Less Dire View

by Darin Steinkey, writer In his first visit in five years, journalist, author and military historian Gwynne Dyer spoke about his book Climate Wars this...

Student Group Seeks Justice

The SMUS Justice Action Group was out in the quad this week to collect signatures for a letter they are sending out to Rt....

Model UN: Suit Up and Move Out!

Saving the Committee One Resolution at a Time by Kai Newman, Jennifer Park, Jacky San and Andrew Kang This January, SMUS delegates participated in the annual...

A Report From the Model UN

by Nicholas Loughton, Grade 9 This past weekend, members of the SMUS adventures in public discourse club participated in the UVic Model United Nations. All...

Students Get Political as Election 2011 Approaches

As Canadians are preparing to vote next Monday, the past couple of weeks have seen a lot of political activity, including on the SMUS...

Grade 5 Students Examine the Legislature Building

by Gordon Chan, Grade 5 teacher One of the highlights of the Grade 5 social studies programme is the annual trip to the Legislative Assembly....

Elizabeth May Talks Politics with the Grade 5 Classes

by Elise, Hanna and Mattia The Grade 5 students of the Junior School were lucky enough to have the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth...

Peter Johnston Speaks to the Omar Khadr Group

by Grade 9 student Julia Milden, Grade 11 student Olivia Krusel, and Grade 12 student Kaeleigh Fletcher Last Friday, April 16th, was an incredible and...

Grade 11 Students Get a Look inside Politics

Grade 11 students, who have a major unit on the Canadian political system, recently gained valuable insight into the world of politics when teacher...

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