08 novembre 2016

Older scientists offer untapped value, study says

By Paul Basken, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Federal funding agencies have been eager to support younger researchers, reflecting a widespread belief that nurturing the next generation is critical to ensuring the long-term success of the nation’s scientific enterprise. Read more...

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04 novembre 2016

University of Ottawa won't commit to investigating sexualized pub crawl

cbc masthead logoBy CBC News. University of Ottawa administrators will not commit to investigating the organizers of a now cancelled annual pub crawl, during which students were reportedly encouraged to engage in sexual acts in exchange for team points. More...

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Students, staff blast MUN over lack of communication during emergency

cbc masthead logoBy Peter Cowan. MUN's manager of communications said the university relies on staff and students regularly checking social media to find out what's happening. More...

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U of Alberta hosts third annual Falling Walls lab

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Tara Siebarth. This fall, for the third year in a row, the University of Alberta is hosting the Falling Walls lab. The competition gives researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs at U of A three minutes to present on an original idea or research. More...

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White Privilege Symposium advancing the conversation about race and racism in Canada

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Michael Rancic. The international event is making its way to Canada for the first time through the efforts of Brock’s Racial Climate Task Force. More...

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UNB brings toll of war to the streets with Victoria Cross banners

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Natalie Samson. On Remembrance Day this year, portraits of Canada’s most highly decorated military personnel will line the streets of capital cities across the country. More...

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Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Students at Private Universities

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Alyssa Walker. Graduate students, take heart. You do not need to work long hours with low pay and no benefits or protections anymore.  In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will require private universities to bargain with graduate student labor unions on compensation and working conditions. More...

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Research Shows That College Grads Are Better Employed Than You Think

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Joanna Hughes. A 2014 Wall Street Journal article declared, “Welcome to the well-educated barista economy.”  The gist of the piece?  An attempt to get to the bottom of “why young adults have been hit so hard,” in the wake of the Great Recession. More...

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02 novembre 2016

Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . With the global economy mired in low-growth and no signs of strong acceleration, a lot of attention has been paid to the meagre pace of productivity growth in OECD countries. In the United States, the most watched indicator of productivity (nonfarm business productivity growth) decelerated about ¾ percentage point from 2009 to 2014 relative to the preceding 5-year period. More...

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University opens without any teachers

A university without any teachers has opened in California this month. It's called 42 – the name taken from the answer to the meaning of life, from the science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – and will train about a thousand students a year in coding and software development, writes Matt Pickles for the BBC. Read more...

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