19 avril 2014

Opinion: Quebec’s universities need stronger private support

By Randall Kelly. We are accustomed, in Quebec, to thinking about our universities as public trusts: they receive both their charters and the lion’s share of their annual budget from the provincial government. In some fundamental respects, they are instruments of the public — educating our youth, advancing the aspirations of our society, creating knowledge and bringing that thinking into the wider world. More...

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Sweet tuition deal for Quebec university students

By Karen Seidman. More value on education than other jurisdictions, research shows. Quebec students’ hard-fought battle to keep tuition fees low means that the province’s university students have to work significantly fewer hours at minimum wage jobs than their counterparts across the country to pay for their education, according to new interactive research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). More...

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Brain drain challenges First Nation communities across Canada

By Ally Quinney, Elizabeth Hames, CBC News. Young people are leaving aboriginal communities in large numbers, and most have no plans to return.
John Gladstone perches in his captain's chair above a gaggle of tourists as they board his ferry to downtown Vancouver. He casually steers the boat through the kayakers, and cormorants that crowd the narrow channel. He can make this trip with his eyes closed. More...

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University students work twice as long to earn tuition as 1972 counterparts

SavetomystarBy . New figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows students must work two to seven times as many hours as their parents to pay for tuition. The average university student in Ontario has to work almost 18 weeks at minimum wage to pay for one year of the average tuition of $7,259 — about twice as long as their parents would have had to work in 1972, say new figures from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). A stark interactive map of Canada released Tuesday by the CCPA shows the number of weeks, months and — in deregulated professional programs like dentistry and medicine — years that students have to work to afford higher learning across Canada, which has the highest tuition in the country. More...

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Joint university entrance exam to commence in 2017

MACAU DAILY TIMESBy João Pedro Lau. Four local universities and colleges yesterday voiced their support for the launch of the joint entrance examination in 2017. Rectors and school heads stressed that exam results are not the only criteria that universities will adopt when considering the admission of students. They also claimed that the new measure could ensure the diversity of Macau’s education sector.
The joint entrance exam, which will be held once a year, will cover Chinese, English, Mathematics and Portuguese. More...

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Slow start for Indonesia-Croatia university cooperation

SciDevA recent agreement between Croatian and Indonesian universities to enhance cooperation has seen a slow start, with only a handful of student exchanges taking place so far.
In June 2013, the University of Zagreb, Croatia, hosted a meeting to identify avenues for cooperation. The forum was attended by representatives from six Croatian public universities and 21 universities in Indonesia, and was supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb. More...

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Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

http://campustechnology.com/~/media/EDU/CampusTechnology/Digital_Edition/2013/1013cam_cover_cropped_165.jpgBy Dian Schaffhauser. Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement. Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, an hour north of Detroit, is working with developers at education technology company Desire2Learn to develop the games. The program is expected to be introduced to students in fall 2014.
The college has about 3,600 full-time students and 6,500 part-time students. It offers two-year and three-year diplomas, as well as certificates, advanced diplomas and applied degrees. More...

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Citing grade inflation in high schools, elite program boosts its own marks

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Caroline Alphonso. The prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma program is boosting the worth of its marks for its graduating high-school students, responding to what it sees as grade inflation in provincial education systems. More...

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Soaring tuition costs force students to work more hours: analysis

cbc masthead logoBy Holly Moore. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives notes significant increases between 1975 and 2013. Many university students have to work double, triple and in some cases six times the number of hours in minimum-wage jobs to afford tuition costs compared to 40 years ago, according to Statistics Canada data analyzed by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. More...

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Innovation: ‘Allocate resources for research’

The Express TribuneBy Our Correspondent. Former Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Attaur Rehman on Tuesday called on the government to allocate more resources to science, technology, research and innovation.
He was addressing a symposium on Bioequivalence and Bio-availability Studies organised by Centre for Bio-equivalence Studies and Bioassay Research, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences University of Karachi at Al Raazi Hall. More...

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