30 août 2016

City of Waterloo backs student concerns over housing

The RecordBy Paige Desmond. Waterloo council agreed to back students concerned they're being taken advantage of by developers.
"The current climate of student housing in Waterloo is a little bit alarming," Sarah Wiley told councillors Monday.
Wiley is vice-president of education for the University of Waterloo Federation of Students, which represents undergraduate students at the school.
She said students are a vulnerable population being abused and manipulated in the student housing market. More...

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What's wrong with a little sponsorship?

Alberta Views LogoBy Evan Osenton. At the University of Calgary you can attend classes in the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex. Lectures are given in the ConocoPhillips, Progress Energy and Encana theatres. You can take books out of a Petro-Canada sponsored library. And when you need a break—perhaps from oil and gas logos—you can relax in the BMO Financial Group Forum (a.k.a. some couches at the end of Scurfield Hall). More...

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The federal government needs to give clarity on health research funding

https://postmediaottawacitizen2.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/ottawa_citizen_logo-150x150.pngIn the carrot and stick that is government funding, the federal Liberals have been talking nice about science and research, while proposed reforms have irked researchers and funding has dried up, leading to layoffs or closures in dozens of labs across the country. More...

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Carleton University must acknowledge rape culture

https://postmediaottawacitizen2.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/ottawa_citizen_logo-150x150.pngBy Madeline Ashby. Rape culture exists.
These are the three little words that administrators at Carleton University are having such trouble including in their sexual violence policy. The university, like all other Ontario universities and colleges, is responsible for writing the stand-alone sexual violence policy before January, in compliance with the Sexual Violence and Workplace Harassment Action Plan, also known as Bill 132. The aim of the bill is to support survivors and stop sexual violence and harassment. More...

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Algonquin abandons Saudi Arabia for the wrong reasons

https://postmediaottawacitizen2.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/ottawa_citizen_logo-150x150.pngAlgonquin College is ending its operations in Saudi Arabia, citing financial reasons. What it didn’t point to – though it should have been a major factor in the decision – is the gross human rights record of the Saudi government and its treatment of women.
They were neither allowed to teach, nor attend, the campus in Jazan, a port city on the Red Sea. More...

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Study shows male academics cite themselves more

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "torontostar logo"A recent working paper finds that men are far more likely than women to back up their arguments with appeals to a higher authority: themselves.
When an academic writes a research paper, it is common practice to give citations for various facts and assertions. It is not enough, for instance, to simply assert that “the global rise of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole is an evolutionary epic with many subplots.”
You need to cite biologist Corrie S. Moreau’s 2008 paper on “Unraveling the evolutionary history of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole” to make that argument. More...

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Stagnant economy forces Alberta post-secondary schools to get creative with fundraising

Edmonton Journal	HomepageBy Juris Graney. Alberta’s stagnant economy has post-secondary institutions scrambling to retain existing donors and encourage new ones.
Reported gifts, contributions and fundraising dropped 35 per cent — $352 million — between 2015 and 2016, with many of the province’s colleges the hardest hit.
Having survived the May wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray and with oilsands companies struggling with slumping oil prices, Keyano College is facing a tough start to the academic year. More...

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Ottawa is smart to save a vital research project

thestar.com logoIt’s hard to believe the Experimental Lakes Area research facility near Kenora was placed on the federal government’s chopping block in the 2012 budget. The collection of 58 lakes gave scientists from around the world access to a pristine ecosystem where they could conduct key research into the effects on lakes of acid rain, mercury, phosphates, climate change, and even synthetic hormones in birth control pills found in sewage. More...

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One in six top universities is led by a woman

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "timeshighereducation logo"By Ellie Bothwell. Just 17 per cent of the world’s top 200 universities are led by a woman, according to an analysis of Times Higher Education World University Rankings data.
Only 33 of the top 200 universities in the 2015-16 ranking are female-led and two women hold acting leader positions. More...

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Algonquin College pulls plug on money-losing Saudi Arabian campus

Ottawa Business JournalOn Thursday, the college said it plans to pull out of the country before the start of the new school year.
The Ottawa-based post-secondary institution began operating a men-only campus in Jazan, on Saudi Arabia’s southwestern coast, in 2013. It was part of a five-year deal with a Saudi government agency. More...

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