15 novembre 2015

Montreal universities boost Canada's growing space research industry

cbc masthead logoBy Morgan Lowrie. The launch of a new space research institute at Montreal's McGill University has its director hoping it can not only help solve some of the biggest mysteries of the universe, but also contribute to turning the city into a leading hub for space research. Read more...

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The delicate balancing of oil, money and scholarship

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageAcademic freedom is a precious thing. The ability to think independently and make judgments that can’t be influenced by money or power is an essential public good, and needs to be protected in democratic societies that benefit from disinterested inquiry. Read more...

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Restoring the long-form census is a good start, but more data needed

Go to the Globe and Mail homepagePrime Minister Justin Trudeau kept a key election promise on Thursday when, just 24 hours after being sworn in, his new government announced it will restore the mandatory long-form census in time for the 2016 count. This is great news. Read more...

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Growing proportion of university grads overqualified for their jobs: study

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Andy Blatchford. A growing proportion of recent university graduates – as much as 40 per cent – face the potential frustration of being overqualified for their jobs, a new report has revealed. Read more...

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Ryerson men’s issues group says students' union shutting out male voices

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Rachel Collier. A Ryerson men’s issues awareness group has reignited the debate about what discourse is acceptable on university campuses.
Universities are a natural home to political and social diversity, but when men’s rights groups are the topic at hand, students seem reluctant to engage in formal discussions. Read more...

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Canadians shouldn't be complacent about our student debt

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Rob Carrick. In the United States, student debt totals an astronomically high $1.2-trillion (U.S.) and plagues some people all through their working lives and into retirement. Student debt is a serious issue in Canada, but we could at least take comfort from the fact that we weren’t nearly as badly off as Americans. Read more...

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We have plenty of data floating around. Making sense of it is the challenge

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Paul Attfield. The continued growth of big data and the ability to utilize it is transforming how Canadian companies do business, understand their customers’ needs and plan for the future. Dino Trevisani, the president of IBM Canada, and Saul Klein, dean of the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, look at its promise, and limits. Read more...

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Let’s talk money

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jennifer Polk. In this post I’m going to tell you how much money I’m making and how I’m making it. I’m doing this because I think it’s important to have conversations about money, especially among freelancers. I want to help potential business owners learn more about the process of starting out, and I share my own experience in the hopes that it helps other beginner solopreneurs, too. More...

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The job offer: driving a hard bargain

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Liz Koblyk. It has been about five years since Careers Café started, and we’ve addressed a few before-and-after scenarios: how to explore career options and search for a job before you get one, and some tips for being in a job more happily once you’ve found work. More...

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Trial and error (and cursing): How to teach large classes

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By David Smith. It’s three in morning. I can’t sleep. I’m sweating and anxious. In three hours I have to stand in front of 600 undergraduate students and try my best not to pass out. Like an athlete before the big event, I’m envisioning my lecture slide by slide, which takes my heart rate into overdrive. More...

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