30 août 2016

Ottawa is smart to save a vital research project

thestar.com logoIt’s hard to believe the Experimental Lakes Area research facility near Kenora was placed on the federal government’s chopping block in the 2012 budget. The collection of 58 lakes gave scientists from around the world access to a pristine ecosystem where they could conduct key research into the effects on lakes of acid rain, mercury, phosphates, climate change, and even synthetic hormones in birth control pills found in sewage. More...

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Alberta government watching post-secondary standardized testing pilot

Juliana Weberman says that she doesn't have the room to take on all of the knick knacks, kitchen items and furniture her parents want to give her.By . Ontario post-secondary standardized testing pilot will see how students fare through their studies.
The Alberta Government is keeping a keen eye on Ontario as its post-secondary body embarks on a unique pilot project. More...

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B.C. tech leaders call for education upgrade

Regina Leader-Post	HomepageBy Randy Shore. British Columbia’s tech leaders are urging the provincial government to fill their employment pipeline with homegrown talent. 
The owners, CEOs and CFOs of Hootsuite, Electronic Arts, Vision Critical and 15 other tech firms have written an open letter to Premier Christy Clark asking for a substantial investment in technology education in B.C. post-secondary institutions. More...

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Students face new testing in bold campus pilot project

thestar.com logoBy . Thousands of first-year students on Ontario campuses will be asked to take an international test in math, writing and solving problems this fall, in a bold experiment to see whether higher learning actually boosts these skills. More...

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B.C. funds study on developing high-tech workers

By Carla Wilson. The province of B.C. and the high-tech sector are teaming up to develop a strategy that will deliver workers to an industry facing a shortage of trained talent. More...

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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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