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Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years

Articles of Interest   |   July 13, 2017

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The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years has set in motion a complex unwinding of a near-decade-long era of easy money. The central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point... read more

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University of Waterloo mulls standardized course-evaluation system

Articles of Interest   |   July 10, 2017

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The University of Waterloo will decide this fall whether a standardized system for course evaluations can balance student demands for more feedback on their classroom learning with faculty concerns about the impact of bias and... read more

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Growing gap in fundraising between affluent and needy schools, data show

Articles of Interest   |   June 5, 2017

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Schools in affluent neighbourhoods are fundraising almost $50 for every dollar raised by a needier school, new data show, raising concerns about a growing inequity in public education. Survey results released Monday by the advocacy... read more

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The forever war

Articles of Interest   |   May 29, 2017

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As the Globe and Mail’s senior international correspondent, Mark MacKinnon has been witness to the tears and panic of terrorist attacks in Paris, Nice, Brussels and now Manchester. The sad truth, he writes, is that... read more

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B.C. election: Why the Liberals suffered such a devastating blow

Articles of Interest   |   May 10, 2017

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British Columbians woke up to a new political reality on Wednesday after one of the tightest provincial elections in recent history. And in a scenario that was uttered during the campaign, but few took seriously,... read more

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University of Toronto in negotiations with Ontario over admission cuts

Articles of Interest   |   April 12, 2017

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The University of Toronto is in negotiations with the Ontario government that would see Canada’s top globally ranked university reduce the number of undergraduate students it admits and receive increased funding for research and graduate... read more

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Astronomers close in on first direct view of a black hole

Articles of Interest   |   April 5, 2017

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If Avery Broderick’s wishes come true, the next 10 days will bring something new to humanity’s view of the universe. For the first time, the University of Waterloo physicist says, there could be “visceral, direct... read more

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Canadian schools abandoning U.S. trips because of Trump ban

Articles of Interest   |   March 29, 2017

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Faced with the prospect of having to leave behind four Iranian classmates at the U.S. border due to travel restrictions proposed by President Donald Trump, the graduating students at Montreal’s Westmount High School had a... read more

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The new wave of terrorism in Britain

Articles of Interest   |   March 23, 2017

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It was an agonizing explosion of unthinkable terrorist violence that lasted a few minutes, killed five people and destroyed dozens of lives. And it was, in several ways, an example of the new, low-technology terrorism... read more

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As students move away from the humanities, universities adapt

Articles of Interest   |   March 6, 2017

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Until a couple of years ago, Emma Thompson thought she would study theatre or music in university. She had been involved in musical theatre and decided to attend a specialized Toronto arts high school. But... read more

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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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