21 août 2014

Students expect to pay off loans within five years of graduation, poll show

By Linda Nguyen, Canadian Press. Getting a post-secondary degree can be an expensive endeavour, but a recent survey suggests that most students believe they’ll be on track to pay off their student loans within five years of graduating.
The poll from CIBC found that about half, or 51%, of post-secondary students said they would need to borrow money to pay for tuition, living expenses and books. More...

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Will the humanities survive the arrival of the MOOCs?

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy John Sainsbury. The MOOCs (massive open online courses) have arrived and are proliferating. Canadian undergraduates, like their contemporaries worldwide, will be taking an increasing proportion of their courses online rather than in a classroom with fellow students and a flesh-and-blood instructor. More...

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Post-secondary grads satisfied, new survey finds

By The Province. A new survey highlights how a solid education pays big dividends when it comes to workplace success. The survey, to be released Tuesday by B.C.'s Ministry of Advanced Education, tracked about 30,000 former high school students two years after they completed their formal academic and other post-secondary training. More...

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Post-secondary education system evolving to meet B.C.'s job market

By Amrik Virk. As the fall semester draws near, more than 430,000 students from every corner of British Columbia are making plans for the future and preparing to hit the books at one of our 25 public post-secondary institutions. This is an exciting time for them and an exciting time for our province. More...

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Canadian students’ optimism about paying off debt ‘may not be realistic’

By Linda Nguyen. A poll from CIBC found that about half of post-secondary students said they would need to borrow money to pay for school and almost three-quarters of those expected to owe more than $10,000 upon graduation. More...

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University of Toronto ranked among world’s best: report

By . Ranked 24th globally, U of T has strongest showing among Canadian universities, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The University of Toronto moved up four spots to 24th in the world and remains the best university in Canada, that’s according to an annual report published Friday by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. More...

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