20 novembre 2015

The delicate balancing of oil, money and scholarship

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageA CBC investigation into the University of Calgary’s relationship with Enbridge Inc., the Alberta-based pipeline company, has highlighted the issue of how far private sponsors want to influence university research centres they are increasingly funding. Read more...

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UBC surpasses fundraising goal with $1.62-billion final tally

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. The University of British Columbia has ended its seven-year fundraising campaign, surpassing its goal of raising $1.5-billion and doubling the number of alumni it had set out to reach. Read more...

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Canadian universities search for balance in accepting corporate money

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. More Canadian institutions will face controversy over the influence of donors on programs if they do not rethink their relationship with private funders, warn academics who have studied the relationship between donations and educational institutions. Read more...

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Learning untethered: How mobile is enhancing how students learn

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Suzanne Bowness. As a student in her second year of a two-year accelerated massage therapy program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ont., Lynette Hyatt’s main work tools are her hands, her practical knowledge of anatomy – and increasingly, her iPad. Read more...

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Four ways Canada’s innovation minister can spur the economy

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Grant Bishop and Benjamin Dachis. The main elixir the incoming government promised for Canada’s slow economy was infrastructure spending. Smart investments in infrastructure can help long-term growth, but the roots of Canada’s growth challenges go deeper than poor transit and crumbling bridges. 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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Archive on residential schools set to open doors at University of Manitoba

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Chinta Puxley. An archive housing the national memory of residential schools is set to open its doors, but must balance concerns from survivors with educating the public about one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history. Read more...

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Hear Ray Bradbury’s Classic Sci-Fi Story Fahrenheit 451 as a Radio Drama

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Hear Ray Bradbury’s Classic Sci-Fi Story Fahrenheit 451 as a Radio Drama
Dan Colman, Open Culture, 2015/11/19

OK, I'm just linking to this because I want to have it available for a long flight or something. More...

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Synereo

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Synereo
Synereo, 2015/11/19

Thesis very similar to what we are building in LPSS (it's also quite different in many ways - we're not building out own type of money, for example). More...

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What Happens If Hyperlinks Get Copyright Protection In Europe?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Happens If Hyperlinks Get Copyright Protection In Europe?
Lisa Brownlee, Forbes, 2015/11/18

I would like to think that the European Commission wouldn't be so short-sighted as to attempt to impose copyright restrictions on linking, but there have been precedents under the heading of 'ancillary copyright' and restrictions imposed on Google News based on this very principle. More...

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