06 septembre 2015

The Best Subjects At Canadian Universities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost.ca"By . When it comes to Canadian universities, three names tend to be bandied about pretty regularly — that's the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia. And it's for a good reason. These three schools are consistently at the top of global university rankings, and have some of the toughest admissions in the country. More...

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Will Canada be the country that dumbed itself to death?

By . Foreign policy issues rarely figure centrally in Canadian politics — and in the public and media mainstream, science is an even more distant outlier. That’s unfortunate, because science policy matters. Years of resource reductions and the centralized political control and manipulation of all public communications have deeply corroded Canadian democracy, governance and public administration. More...

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Universities should take harm reduction approach to drug use, experts say

cbc masthead logo'The approach of "just say no" just doesn't work,' says McGill's student health director.
As CEGEP and university students head to back to school, some experts argue it makes more sense to ensure illicit drugs are taken safely rather than try to prevent them from being taken altogether. More...

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International students have a lot to get used to and so do their profs

cbc masthead logoAside from starting studies somewhere new, students must adjust to how life may be different.
Enrique Chacon says that when he first came to Canada to study, he found the behaviour of other students jarring. More...

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Canada remains an innovation laggard, Conference Board says

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Brian Milner. Canada gets slightly higher marks in the latest report card on global innovation, but it remains a laggard in certain key measures and is no candidate for any gold stars.The Conference Board of Canada gives Canada a mediocre C grade, ranking it only ninth among 16 peer industrial countries, well behind the likes of class leaders Sweden, Denmark and Finland, each of which took home top marks. But Canada improved from its dismal D in the board’s previous assessment, when it placed only 13th. Read more...

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Reconciliation begins by closing the graduation gap

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Stephen Toope. As millions of Canadian young people gear up for a return to classrooms this fall, the “back to school” rallying cry is ubiquitous – in advertising, in media headlines and in household discussions across the country. Which professors, which courses, which degree, what to wear, where to be. Read more...

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Don't ban laptops in university classrooms

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thestar.com"By Tai Notar. Take the movement to ban laptops from university lectures — it’s just ridiculous. Professors who oppose laptops in lectures are out of touch. The issue isn’t us — it’s the way they teach. Some professors simply do not understand the way we learn. Too many haven’t woken up to the fact that in the 21st century many of us are digital learners. Read more...

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Canada Student Loans program to ramp up collection efforts, documents show

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thestar.com"By Jordan Press. Employment and Social Development Canada, which oversees the program, has set more aggressive collection targets to stem the rising amount of student debt the government must write off each year. Read more...

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Identify Mexico's top universities according to national rankings

In July Nuffic Neso Mexico updated its report on the rankings of Mexican higher education rankings to help you identify the top universities. With almost 3,000 higher education institutions in Mexico, it is important to know which ones are the most renowned institutions.
Four different Mexican media channels publish annual university rankings, either general rankings or ranking per study field. These national rankings give a good overview of what are considered the top institutions in Mexico. While UNAM and Tec de Monterrey continue to dominate the general rankings, in specific study fields, other institutions perform quite well. More...

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A new, more inclusive vision of education and training up to 2020

European Commission homepageA joint report by the Commission and Member States published today calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion in schools around Europe.
The Commission is today proposing to strengthen cooperation at European level in the field of education and training up to 2020. Its draft of a joint report by the Commission and Member States published today calls for making European education and training systems more socially inclusive, as part of the wider efforts to tackle radicalisation following the 2015 attacks in Paris and Copenhagen.

For more information
ET 2020 Joint Report
ET 2020 Staff Working Document
ET 2020 Council conclusions of May 2009
Post-Paris fact sheet. More...

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