20 avril 2016

Do we still need the National Research Council?

Ottawa Citizen	HomepageBy Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board. One hundred years ago, the National Research Council “rallied the nation’s science and technology resources to counter threats faced by Canadians and their wartime allies,” according to an inspirational blurb on its website. When the First World War ended, that role evolved into research “to solve pressing national challenges.
“Today’s nuclear energy, aerospace, and communication industries can trace their roots to NRC’s war research efforts,” the site boasts. More...

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No Country for Young Scientists

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "motherboard.vice.com"By Kate Lunau. Canada’s Liberal government rode to power with a loud-and-clear message that it would support this country’s scientists, who felt neglected and even outright antagonized under the previous government of Stephen Harper.
But, six months later, many of Canada’s young scientists say they might have to shut down their labs, abandon their research, and even leave the country for greener pastures, because of what they see as a crisis within the government’s own funding arm—a crisis that predates the Liberals, but has continued under them. More...

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National Research Council axes massive reorganization — leaving staff ‘sitting on their thumbs’

By Tom Spears. There is a shortage of indigenous teachers in Manitoba. This is an issue all political parties in the election campaign should address.
The Indigenous Teacher Education Coalition asserts employing more indigenous teachers is central to the push to improve academic outcomes for Manitoba’s indigenous students. More...

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Indigenous teachers needed to improve outcomes

Winnipeg Free PressBy Kathy Mallett. There is a shortage of indigenous teachers in Manitoba. This is an issue all political parties in the election campaign should address.
The Indigenous Teacher Education Coalition asserts employing more indigenous teachers is central to the push to improve academic outcomes for Manitoba’s indigenous students. More...

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Doctrinaire divestment delusions

The Chronicle HeraldThe divestment movement continues to gain momentum at university campuses across North America.
In St. John’s, students at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador are putting pressure on the administration to divest endowment and pension funds of shares in “dirty” companies.
The University of Toronto just said no to divestment of energy stocks and shares of other companies that are large carbon producers. More...

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The First Nations University powwow is something to celebrate, especially this year

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "leaderpost.com regina"By Kerry Benjoe. Over the weekend, an influx of powwow enthusiasts from North America will make Regina their home for the 38th annual First Nations University of Canada’s powwow. More...

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Universities seek open-source solution to ‘absurd’ textbook prices

By Ian Holliday. A later wave of funding added another 20 books for trades and technology subjects, but because of the continuous revision open textbooks allow, there are 140 resources in the BC Open Textbook Collection, not to mention the thousands of other open source course materials that have been created for other jurisdictions over the years. More...

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Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "the-scientist.com logo"By . Canada’s new Liberal government laid out a funding roadmap last week (March 22) that includes a huge boost to the country’s federal research agencies and universities. The proposal seeks to add more than $72 million per year to the budgets of Canada’s research granting councils, including $19 million to help cover indirect costs for universities that win federal funding. More...

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Can service learning put kids at risk on right path?

By Craig and Marc Kielburger. We knew service learning has an incredible impact on students in marginalized, low-income communities who are at higher risk of such problems as addiction and crime. When these students take part in our WE Schools programs, they are 1.5 times more likely to respect their teachers, 2.1 times more inclined to share opinions in class, and almost nine times as likely to launch a campaign to address a social issue they're passionate about, according to a survey of North American teachers, and current and former students, by research firm Mission Measurement. More...

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2ème édition des Assises de l’Établissement formateur

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