04 août 2015

Australian international student market faces threat from US

http://resources2.news.com.au/cs/australian/paid/images/sprite/logos.pngBy Julie Hare. The Obama government is understood to be considering extending post-study work rights to up to six years for science-based international students in a move that could gut Australia’s ability to attract quality students. More...

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U of A students’ union wants tuition hike reversed for foreign students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "edmontonjournal logo"The University of Alberta Students’ Union is calling for fair treatment of international students after the school’s board of governors voted to rescind planned tuition increases for domestic students Wednesday.
The vote is in accordance with the NDP government’s June introduction of an immediate tuition freeze at universities and colleges — to be covered by $15 million in new cash — that will be in place for two years. Read more...

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Foreign students left out under new system

By . The Pan American Games have been amazing. For those of us in Toronto, the Games have given us an opportunity to showcase our city, show pride in our country, and celebrate the myriad countries around the world where many of us hail from. Read more...

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From Europe to Canada — austerity cuts worry educators

By . Like a canary in a coal mine, Canadian educators are watching austerity-driven cuts to public education in Europe — and warn that austerity measures affecting education in Canada could be made worse by the prospects of an extended recession. Read more...

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That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket

http://i.forbesimg.com/assets/img/forbes_logo/forbes_logo_white.pngBy George Anders. In less than two years Slack Technologies has become one of the most glistening of tech’s ten-digit “unicorn” startups, boasting 1.1 million users and a private market valuation of $2.8 billion. If you’ve used Slack’s team-based messaging software, you know that one of its catchiest innovations is Slackbot, a helpful little avatar that pops up periodically to provide tips so jaunty that it seems human. More...reases odds of marriage 3-4%, U.S. researcher found. Read more...

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EU countries trying to attract young Canadians, avoid youth-mobility quota cuts

By Marie-Danielle Smith. Canadian government unhappy with lopsided participation in work-abroad programs.
Europeans are working to attract more young Canadians to visit their countries for work, in hopes of avoiding a Canadian quota cut that could mean less opportunity for foreign youth to take a working holiday in Canada. More...

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Is student debt keeping you single?

cbc masthead logoBy Jason Osler. Every $10K of student loan debt decreases odds of marriage 3-4%, U.S. researcher found. Read more...

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Appeal court overturns decision on student loan lawsuit

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thechronicleherald logo"The Federal Court of Appeal has ordered the expansion of a class action lawsuit brought by thousands of students whose personal loan data was lost by the federal government.
The lawyer representing the students says that decision could have far-reaching implications for other similar cases
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‘Too fixated on the price tag': Universities Canada president says tuition no barrier to education

https://s1.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/metronewsca/templates/css/i/metro-226x90.pngBy Heide Pearson. The president of Universities Canada is “disregarding the realities” of today’s student by referring to the tuition levels young people are facing as not being an “insurmountable barrier,” says one student advocate. Read more...

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How healthy are universities and colleges?

By Trevor Hancock. Last week, I attended an international conference on healthy universities and colleges in Kelowna. The concept of a healthy university has been around for 20 years or so. It is part of a wider “settings” approach that includes healthy schools, workplaces, cities and communities — even healthy hospitals and prisons. Read more...

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