20 avril 2016

International students will be part of P.E.I. mentorship program

cbc masthead logoBy Gail Harding. The provincial government will expand the mentorship program for recent graduates to consider applications from international students. More...

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Long odds for international students to land a job

cbc masthead logoBy Jillian Toman. An ever-increasing number of international students flock to Windsor's post secondary schools hoping to improve their employment prospects.
But they are paying a premium for the opportunity. More...

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Memorial University tries to 'minimize impact' of budget cuts

cbc masthead logoBy Marilyn Boone. Memorial University says it is studying the impact of the provincial budget and will consult with staff and students, before bringing down its own spending plan on May 19. More...

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UPEI researcher studies families of Maritimers working in Alberta

cbc masthead logoBy Mitch Cormier. From snowbirds with clipped wings to preachers talking to empty churches, Maritimers are fuelling Alberta's oil patch — at a cost, according to new research underway on P.E.I. and in Cape Breton. More...

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Brandon University sexual assault victims forced to sign contract that keeps them silent

cbc masthead logoBy Riley Laychuk. Victims of sexual assault at Brandon University are required to sign a behavioural contract that forces them to say nothing about the assault except to counsellors. More...

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Universal Music gifts entire Canadian EMI archive to University of Calgary

cbc masthead logoBy David Bell. Universal Music Canada has donated the entire Canadian EMI archive to the University of Calgary. 
The archive is made up of more than 5,000 boxes of original recordings from acts like the Rankin Family, Anne Murray and Tom Cochrane. More...

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New grant may help students afford steep medical school tuition

cbc masthead logoBy CBC News. A Sudbury medical student says she's looking forward to applying for newly accessible provincial education grants. More...

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Justin Trudeau’s quantum leap

By . Before Trudeau surprised reporters by explaining the basics of quantum computing, he stunned physicists in Waterloo with his understanding of their field. More...

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How to spend $2 billion on research really quickly

By . Last month’s budget was full of surprises, one of the least-noted being $2 billion for a “post-secondary institutions strategic investment fund.” The Canadian Press noted that the fund appears nowhere in last fall’s Liberal platform, in the Throne Speech or in ministerial mandate letters. That article inspired vintage snark from Justin Trudeau’s right hand. Now we know details of the program and they’re worth a look. More...

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What students should know about the federal budget

By . There were several education highlights for students for the 2016-2017 tax year. They include:

1. An increase of 50% to the Canada Student Grant (CSG) amounts:

from $2,000 to $3,000 per year for students from low-income families;
from $800 to $1,200 per year for students from middle-income families; and

2. For part-time students, the CSG increased from $1,200 to $1,800

In total, these measures will provide assistance of $1.53 billion over five years, starting in 2016–17, and $329 million per year after that.

3. An increase to loan repayment regulations

The loan repayment threshold under the Canada Student Loans Program’s Repayment Assistance Plan has been changed to ensure that no student will have to repay their Canada Student Loan until they are earning at least $25,000 per year. More...

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