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Declining enrolment has Ontario colleges facing an uphill battle: PwC report

Articles of Interest   |   January 26, 2017

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Ontario colleges will have to cut staff, increase tuition, deliver more education online and receive more government funding if they are to survive a decade of declining enrolment, says a comprehensive report by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers... read more

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Scientists see aurora borealis as tool for discovery

Articles of Interest   |   January 24, 2017

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It’s hard to witness a vivid display of northern lights dancing across the night sky and not be transfixed by a natural effect that seems almost supernaturally mysterious and beautiful. But when Eric Donovan looks... read more

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How for-profit education made class clowns of four businesspeople

Articles of Interest   |   January 20, 2017

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The public offering of stock in Edison Schools in the United States in 1999 signalled the hope that, by using business principles, a private company could deliver better public schools for less money, leaving taxpayers... read more

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Ontario universities pressed to show value, demand for graduate degrees

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2017

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Some of Ontario’s universities may have to reconsider their plans to expand master’s and PhD programs as the province tries to encourage the sector to focus on training students who graduate with skills that are... read more

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Three Canadians shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize

Articles of Interest   |   January 3, 2017

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Three Canadian teachers have been recognized internationally for their work and are now among the contenders for a $1-million (U.S.) prize. Two teachers from Quebec and one from New Brunswick are among the 50 educators... read more

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Canadians solve key puzzle for future of encryption

Articles of Interest   |   December 21, 2016

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By his own admission, Christopher Pugh is not one for thrill rides. Even a regular commercial flight can make him a bit queasy. But on a moonlit night last September, Mr. Pugh found himself strapped... read more

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Why you need to teach your kids how money works

Articles of Interest   |   November 18, 2016

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If you think talking with your teens about sex is awkward, try money. Seriously, try it. Your kids actually want to hear you tell them about how money works, a new survey shows. In fact,... read more

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Fewer Canadian students opting to study abroad

Articles of Interest   |   November 14, 2016

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Kourosh Houshmand prepared for six months before heading off to South Africa to investigate how the country achieved almost universal birth registration, an essential requirement of receiving health care and attending school. “We went to... read more

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Ottawa revises how it assesses permanent residence applications from international students

Articles of Interest   |   November 8, 2016

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The federal government has revised how it assesses applications for permanent residence from former international students and expects to release the changes later this month, bolstered by recommendations from its panel on economic growth that... read more

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Reports of mental health issues rising among postsecondary students: study

Articles of Interest   |   September 9, 2016

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A fifth of Canadian postsecondary students are depressed and anxious or battling other mental health issues, according to a new national survey of colleges and universities that finds more students are reporting being in distress... read more

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Nine things to know about the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women

Articles of Interest   |   September 1, 2016

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What is this all about? For decades, indigenous women in Canada have been disappearing and dying violently at alarming rates. An unprecedented RCMP report, released in 2014, found there were 1,181 police-reported cases of homicides... read more

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Tiny satellites signal new era in Canadian spaceflight

Articles of Interest   |   July 25, 2016

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A small rectangular box about the size of a milk carton is one giant leap closer to becoming Alberta’s first homegrown space traveller. Dubbed AlbertaSat, the student-led project is at the leading edge of a... read more

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There should be consequences for Ontario grads leaving Canada: CEOs

Articles of Interest   |   June 24, 2016

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A group of high-tech CEOs says university graduates who immediately leave for jobs in the United States after taking advantage of Ontario’s subsidized tuition should have to reimburse taxpayers for their education – arguing Ontarians... read more

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Ontario’s private-college grads not finding jobs, provincial numbers show

Articles of Interest   |   May 24, 2016

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Almost 40 per cent of the most highly rated private career colleges in Ontario appear to be failing to prepare students for the labour market, with a third of graduates at 58 out of 159... read more

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Prince seduced and enthralled, leaving everything on the stage

Articles of Interest   |   April 22, 2016

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Every Prince concert was like a big party, your best-ever birthday party, with a charismatic master of ceremonies who would load you up with more gifts than you could carry, then heap some more on... read more

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