30 août 2016

Students will 'gain tremendously' from interprovincial agreement

cbc masthead logoBy Kevin Yarr. An interprovincial credit transfer agreement between UPEI, P.E.I.'s Holland College, and the New Brunswick Community College will make for better teachers, says UPEI's dean of education. More...

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Ottawa universities offer to help students felled by Phoenix

cbc masthead logoBy Kate Porter. Ottawa's two largest universities want to hear from students struggling to come up with tuition because they haven't been paid properly for their federal government jobs. More...

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Ocean School bringing virtual underwater exploration into classrooms

cbc masthead logoBy Elizabeth McMillan. Middle-school students in Nova Scotia will be diving into the world's underwater ecosystems through a new interactive program. More...

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University of Waterloo radicalization expert had 'extended conversations' with Aaron Driver

cbc masthead logoBy CBC News. Radicalization expert Amarnath Amarasingam said he was "speechless" following the shooting death of Aaron Driver. More...

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It’s time for Canada to lead on brain research

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy W. Galen Weston. For the first time in history, there are more Canadians 65 years of age and over than there are under the age of 15. The progress that has seen life expectancies increase dramatically in the last few decades has ushered in a host of implications connected to our aging population, including a significant increase in neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Read more...

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29 août 2016

Hillary Clinton veut rendre les universités américaines gratuites

Par Charles-Alexandre Louaas. Hillary Clinton, la candidate démocrate à l’élection présidentielle américaine, veut rendre l’université gratuite pour les plus pauvres. Une technique de séduction envers les électeurs de Bernie Sanders. Suite...

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Why the guns-on-campus debate matters for American HE

By Steven J Friesen. As of 1 August 2016, a new law allows concealed handguns in college and university buildings in Texas. 
It’s already had an impact on me as professor of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Thanks to this law, I set foot in a federal court building for the first time. More...

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Four-year housing trend takes off at NY community college

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. A community college in upstate New York has seized on a residential life trend spreading rapidly at four-year institutions: the living-learning community. More...

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A pillar of the American Dream: Higher education as a public good

University Business LogoBy Lloyd A. Jacobs, Janine E. Janosky, Thomas Stuckey. Amid the stress and scandal besetting many universities, regional campuses and two-year colleges have quietly and steadfastly gone about the business of promulgating education as a public good and in so doing supporting the American Dream. More...

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28 août 2016

Bringing male students back to college

University Business LogoBy Aaron Mahl. Recent research studies have begun to recognize males as a new “at-risk” population. Achieving gender balance means different things to different institutions. More...

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