Canadian students awarded for leading social change in their communities

Canadian students awarded for leading social change in their communities.

From engaging youth in a local revitalization project to forming an advocacy group for climate change, high school students across Canada have made a positive impact in their communities. In recognition of their worthwhile efforts, TD Bank Group awarded 20 high school students with a TD Scholarship for Community Leadership, each valued at up to $70,000.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1361859/canadian-students-awarded-for-leading-social-change-in-their-communities-tdscholarship

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Canadian Business Schools Ranked Among World’s BEST

Canadian university’s Business Schools ranked among world’s BEST.

Six Canadian business schools – one of them new to the list – have made the Financial Times’ annual global ranking of executive education programs that cater to companies and individuals.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/business-education/canadian-b-schools-ranked-among-worlds-best-in-programs-for-executives/article18689520/

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MBA In Canada: Hot MBA Job Prospects Create Surge In Demand

MBA In Canada: Hot MBA Job Prospects Create Surge In Demand

Buoyed by hot MBA job prospects and relaxed immigration laws, Canada has quickly become the leading emerging business school destination.

http://www.businessbecause.com/news/mba-north-america/2488/hot-mba-jobs-surge-for-mba-in-canada

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Canadian Government Invests in Colleges & Business Partnerships to Create Jobs

Government of Canada Investments in College and Business Partnerships Create Jobs, Prosperity for Canadians

New applied research partnerships between colleges and local businesses will bolster entrepreneurship.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/government-canada-investments-college-business-partnerships-create-jobs-prosperity-canadians-1900704.htm

 

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International Students from China Enjoy Canadian Education

International Students from China Enjoy Canadian Education.

International students from China talk about their enjoyable experience studying ESL (English) in Canada:

http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/News/2014-04-21/article-3696206/Chinese-students-learn-English-and-share-culture-with-local-peers/1

 

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Co-op Program Work Placement Leads to Higher Paying Jobs

Co-op Program Work Placement Leads to Higher Paying Jobs

University students who take co-op work placements while pursuing a bachelor’s degree are rewarded with higher paying jobs and lower unemployment rates when they graduate, says a Council of Ontario Universities report.

In the near future 60 per cent or more of undergrads will likely take part in co-op or other experiential learning placement. The hands-on approach of has increased dramatically over the past few years and has spread from health and engineering to the arts and social sciences.

http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2014/03/26/coop_work_placements_benefit_university_students_study_finds.html

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Canada Ranks 7th on List of Most Socially Advanced Countries in the World

Canada Ranks 7th on List of Most Socially Advanced Countries in the World. Canada is also the top G7 country, according to the Social Progress Imperative, a US-based non-profit that ranks 132 countries on their
social and environmental performance.

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/04/20140403-120746.html

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Canadian Educated Students Rank High in Problem Solving

Canadian Educated Students Rank High in Problem Solving

Canadian teens ranked first among their English-speaking peers on an international test of problem-solving abilities that will add fuel to the debate around provincial math curriculums.

Results released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) shows that Canadian 15-year-olds ranked seventh in problem-solving, behind Asian countries such as Singapore and Korea, but ahead of Finland, Australia and the United Kingdom. The assessment tested students’ cognitive skills in “creative problem solving” in all subject areas, including math, science and reading.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/canadian-students-rank-high-in-problem-solving/article17753280/

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Studying in Canada Offers Value for Money

Canada offer value for money education while US, UK expense puts off students. Skewed job situation and higher living and education cost in the US, UK are set to be the reason behind the decline.

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-canada-nz-germany-offer-value-for-money-education-while-us-uk-expense-puts-off-students-1966297

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Do You Have What it Takes to be an Autodidact?

“What do William Blake, Jimi Hendrix, HP Lovecraft, Leonardo Da Vinci, James Watt and Alan Moore have in common? They are all autodidacts. That is to say that they were all, at least partially, self-taught.

Few of them finished school. None of them finished a degree course. Instead they chose to follow their curiosity and educate themselves to become specialists in their respective areas.”

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/feb/28/could-you-be-an-autodidact

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Updating Misconceptions of “Traditional” Higher Education Student

“Popular culture and the media have helped cement that picture in our collective minds, yet it has never been less accurate — and is rapidly getting further and further from reality. The changing face of today’s typical college student has profound implications for the future of higher education in our country.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ricardo-azziz/a-looming-challenge-higher-education_b_4855108.html

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COU Report Creates Intense Education Debate

“A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities is taking aim at the notion that its members are just glorified prep schools for a life making lattes.”

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/24/does_a_university_education_pay_off_the_debate_in_7_reader_comments.html

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Google Invests in Cloud-Based Education Startup

“Renaissance Learning, an education technology startup, said on Wednesday that Google Inc’s investment fund had bought a minority stake in the company, valuing it at $1 billion US.

Renaissance, owned by British private equity firm Permira, provides cloud-based education software, including reading and assessment tools that the company says are used by nearly 20 million students and teachers.”

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/19/google-fund-invests-in-education-startup-renaissance-learning

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US Museum Advocacy Day

“It is a time to publically acknowledge the vital role of museums, to salute the people who contribute their life to make them meaningful … and, to thank them for their commitment to educating our young.

Twenty years ago The American Association of Museums published a report on the future of American museums including one chapter entitled “A New Imperative for Learning” which admonished, that “museums have yet to realize their full potential as educational institutions.” And the report noted: “The museum-school relationship shows considerable potential … particularly in light of the recent calls for strengthening the quality of instruction in science, the arts and the humanities in the schools.””

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/applause-for-the-educatio_b_4808926.html

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Lifting of school fee freeze in UAE highlights “business of education”

“The proposed lifting of the freeze of school fees in Dubai is a moment most parents will have been dreading, even if they knew such a move was inevitable. However, it also highlights the unusual situation of education in the UAE. On the one hand, fee-paying schools dominate the market and are attended by nearly 90 per cent of students in the emirate. Yet, on the other, they are overwhelmingly for-profit businesses, answerable to investors rather than either students or their parents.”

http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/editorial/education-is-not-simply-another-kind-of-business

 

 

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Educational Assistance Payments: What you need to know

“When the beneficiary finishes high school and enrols in post-secondary education, they can start taking payments from their RESP. These payments, known as educational assistance payments (EAPs), are made up of the investment earnings and government grant money in the RESP.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investor-education/investor-education-fund/resps/education-assistance-payments-eaps/article16843698/

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Teen Pregnancy Worse For Education Than Low Spending

“A new infographic released by ubiquitous mass e-mailer and education link bait site, er, “resource hub,” BestEducationDegrees (B.E.D.), surprisingly caught my eye recently.

B.E.D. developers compiled data from the US Census Bureau, the Department of Education, and, in a unique twist, the sexual health advocacy organization, the Guttmacher Institute, to create an application that lets users navigate through all 50 states — plus the District of Columbia – to ascertain which state is getting the most out of its education spending.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2014/02/12/infographic-higher-education-spending-does-not-correlate-with-better-academic-performance/

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How to Get Money for Your Child’s Future Education

“Youth with savings are 50 per cent more likely to attend post-secondary education than youth with no savings, says Statistics Canada.

But educational savings can be a challenge, particularly for lower income families.

There are several strategies that can assist families from all income levels to save for their children’s education.”

http://www.guelphmercury.com/living-story/4360999-strategies-to-access-money-for-your-child-s-education/

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Go2School Program Brings Free Education To Somali Children

“For Aden, a poor boy whose family lives in a derelict building in a Mogadishu slum, the transition from streets to classroom might never have happened without a new government-run program called Go2School that seeks to give a free elementary school education to at least 1 million children.

Many in Somalia are happy with the new program, but the country’s al-Qaida-linked militant group this week warned that schools are legitimate targets for attack. Sheikh Ali Mohamed Hussein, a senior al-Shabab official, told reporters on Tuesday that the education program seeks to secularize Somali children.”

http://www.boston.com/news/education/2014/02/07/free-education-lures-somali-children-from-streets/yQ0NuhvKtR5Uq8yuLCepnL/story.html

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Gallery of New Tech Making Impact in Education

“Digital breakthroughs are changing the way we learn: our gallery picks out some winning ideas, from surgery augmented by Google Glass to cats teaching Spanish”

http://www.theguardian.com/education/gallery/2014/feb/05/technology-shake-up-education

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