17 décembre 2016

OCR Receives Record Number of Complaints

HomeBy Jake New. The number of complaints filed last year with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights soared to a record 16,720, according to a report the department released Thursday. The number of complaints was a 61 percent increase over the previous year's total. Read more...

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16 décembre 2016

Ottawa seeks scientist to advise Trudeau, cabinet

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Ivan Semeniuk. On Monday, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan revealed the long-awaited job posting for a chief science adviser – a role, she said, that will involve providing the prime minister and cabinet with “access to independent scientific analysis” to aid their decision-making. Read more...

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‘Is It Safe?’ Foreign Students Consider College in Donald Trump’s U.S.

The New York TimesBy . At a college fair on Wednesday at the Le Méridien hotel here, 20 American universities made their pitches to aspiring students, many of whom had long hoped to study in the United States. But as the students checked out presentations from colleges ranging from the State University of New York at Binghamton to Abilene Christian University in Texas, several expressed concerns about going to America under a Donald J. Trump administration. Read more...

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Scientists to PM: limited, biased science threatens Canada

cbc masthead logoBy CBC News. Secretive, biased and scientifically sloppy.
That is the state of environmental assessments - in this country - according more than 1700 early-career Canadian scientists. They are particularly worried about large-scale developments, some of them energy projects. Read more...

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14 décembre 2016

Atwood, Ondaatje call for probe into firing of UBC prof

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Marsha Lederman.Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and more than 60 other members of the Canadian literary community have signed an open letter to UBC demanding due process for Steven Galloway and an investigation into how the university has handled his case. Read more...

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NB Student Alliance meets with government over policy proposals

cbc masthead logoBy Terrence McEachern. Proposals include expanded mental health services and health care for international students. It was a busy week for the New Brunswick Student Alliance as the organization met with provincial government officials to pitch eight policy proposals. Read more...

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'Concrete measures are being taken to address governance problems’ at Nipissing

By . A recently released report is “an important first step in addressing governance problems at Nipissing University,” according to the president of the university’s faculty association. Read more...

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Strike of the century: University of Manitoba and faculty association frustrated by stalled talks

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "metronews.ca"By . There are no more planned discussions between the University of Manitoba Faculty Association and the university. Read more...

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Four small universities in Eastern Canada rebrand as the “Maple League”

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Moira MacDonald. After three years of quietly developing a model for collaboration in the classroom and on the recruiting trail, the presidents of four small, rural eastern Canadian universities have rebranded their efforts into what they are calling the “Maple League.” More...

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Post-election pondering

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Melonie Fullick. There are times when it’s very difficult to be living “next door” to the United States. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to write a post that wouldn’t be connected in any way to the U.S. election results, but given the way the election has saturated my social media and news feeds for months, I think it would only end up as the elephant in the room. More...

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