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Canadian university degrees still highly valued by employers worldwide: survey

Articles of Interest   |   November 17, 2017

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Degrees from Canadian universities continue to be highly valued around the world, even while postsecondary institutions in other English-speaking countries are facing declines in their reputation with employers, a new survey shows. Five Canadian universities... read more

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Why don’t women go into engineering? Because they think they can't, researcher finds

Articles of Interest   |   November 16, 2017

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What kind of program is more likely to lead to an increase of women graduating with engineering degrees: A college or university scholarship for promising high-school students, unconscious bias training for human resource managers or... read more

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Ontario colleges, faculty union restart talks, but conflicts are long-standing

Articles of Interest   |   November 2, 2017

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Classes at Ontario’s 24 colleges could resume as early as Monday if the union representing 12,000 faculty members comes to an agreement with college administrations when the two sides meet on Thursday. Faculty have been... read more

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How Legos helped build a classroom lesson on white privilege

Articles of Interest   |   October 17, 2017

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Are the yellow Minifigures in the Lego universe white people? A Grade 8 social-studies class at Allan A. Martin Sr. Public School in Mississauga mulled this existential question on a recent afternoon while their teacher... read more

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Ontario school board promotes literature diversity to reflect student body

Articles of Interest   |   September 12, 2017

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Students at a high school in Brampton, Ont., will not be reading about star-crossed lovers in Verona this year, or a feisty six-year-old girl in Maycomb, Ala., or a group of young boys marooned on... read more

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Sir Ken Robinson on how schools are stifling students’ creativity

Articles of Interest   |   September 7, 2017

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While many Canadian educators struggle to find the solution to students’ declining math scores, there’s one expert who says we may be looking at the problem the wrong way. Sir Ken Robinson – education guru,... read more

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Ontario to target math, report cards in curriculum revamp

Articles of Interest   |   September 6, 2017

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The Ontario government is planning a major reform of the school curriculum with a focus on improving student achievement in subjects such as math, where standardized test scores are falling or stagnating. The Globe and... read more

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Canadian universities hold steady in global rankings

Articles of Interest   |   September 5, 2017

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Canadian universities have maintained their global rankings in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but will need to bolster their investment in research if they want to keep up with intensive global competition... read more

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Why some schools have ditched academic and athletic awards

Articles of Interest   |   September 3, 2017

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For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, no one at Strathcona Elementary School in Chilliwack, B.C., won an award for athletics or academics this year. That is because there were no... read more

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CBC names Arsenault, Barton, Chang and Hanomansing new hosts of The National

Articles of Interest   |   August 2, 2017

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Conventional wisdom may hold that TV news anchors don’t much matter to viewers any more, but the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation stuck a thumb in the eye of that belief on Tuesday, unveiling an unprecedented four... read more

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bookmark Amid Brexit anxiety, international students remain crucial to British universities
Amid Brexit anxiety, international students remain crucial to British universities

Articles of Interest   |   July 28, 2017

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Talking during a break on a whirlwind trip to Canada, Imperial College president Alice Gast pulls out a copy of Thursday morning’s Financial Times. A column by British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given new... read more

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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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