Monthly Archives: May 2013

Olds College Celebrates 100 Years of Education

“As a child, Bill Wagstaff learned how to milk cows, ride a horse and handle a sickle and saw. When the central Alberta farm boy headed off to the nearby hamlet of Olds in 1929 at the age of 15, … Continue reading

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McGill Star Researcher Pursues “Anti-Glitch”

“There’s a new phenomenon in the universe and Vicky Kaspi calls it the “anti-glitch.” Dr. Kaspi is an expert in observing neutron stars – small, but mind-bogglingly dense objects that are created whenever a dying giant star collapses in on … Continue reading

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Canadian universities do more with less

“Convocation halls across the country will be full in the coming weeks as new graduates, rightly proud of their achievements, reach out to receive their degrees. While a few steps toward the podium complete a years-long journey for each individual, … Continue reading

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Frances Woolley on PhD Job Demand in Canada

“Every year, Ontario universities graduate over 2,000 new PhDs, but generate perhaps half that number of new jobs for professors. Academic reform advocates Ian Clark, David Trick and Richard Van Loon have looked at these numbers, and concluded Ontario has a problem: … Continue reading

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The Future of Education: MOOCs and Blended Courses

“LECTURE halls can seat only so many students, but it’s easy enough to broadcast lectures online to tens of thousands. Ventures such as EdX, a non-profit consortium involving a dozen universities, and Coursera, a for-profit business, are now focused on … Continue reading

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Daniel Dennett’s 7 Tools for Thinking

“Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America’s foremost thinkers. In this extract from his new book, he reveals some of the lessons life has taught him.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/19/daniel-dennett-intuition-pumps-thinking-extract

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“Fish-thermometer” reveals impacts of climate change

“Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists. In a Nature study published this week, UBC researchers used temperature preferences of fish and other … Continue reading

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Deep Canadian mine yields ancient water

“Water drilled from rock in a North American mine is among the oldest yet found on Earth, say scientists. Novel dating techniques used by the Canadian and UK team suggest the fluid is at least 1.5 billion years old.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22544761

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Report calls on NS government to freeze university tuition

“A new report is calling for tuition freezes at Nova Scotia universities. Students NS is an advocacy group that represents six universities in the province, or 87% of Nova Scotia students, but not every university’s student union agrees with the … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Supply and Demand for Teachers

How to address the surplus of teachers in Canada. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rumeet-billan/canadian-teacher-shortage_b_3269402.html

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3 Canadian Schools in Executive Education Top 50

“Three Canadian business schools scored solidly in the Financial Times ranking of Top-50 executive education programs in the world, released this week, but bragging rights go to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management for topping the global chart … Continue reading

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Study English anywhere with our Virtual Class programs

CEN proudly unveils our new selection of Virtual Classes. Learn English, study for proficiency exams, or get customized tutoring, from anywhere in the world. Take a look at the future of education today: www.caneducation.com/vc    

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Students study abroad for culture and education

“UK universities are setting up campuses overseas to meet international demand, but studying on a foreign campus also has many benefits for UK students” http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/may/14/overseas-study-offers-broad-educational-experience

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Should university students use Wikipedia?

“Most academics look down on the open source encyclopedia, but does it really hinder students’ studies?” http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/may/13/should-university-students-use-wikipedia

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Brazil’s Multi-Billion Dollar Education Industry

“Brazil’s role as a global superpower is on an upward trajectory and the country will make numerous important contributions to the world in the 21st century.  Many of these contributions will come from, and almost all will be connected to, … Continue reading

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New Deal Between Sportsnet and CIS

Sportsnet reaches a six-year deal with CIS to broadcast university football, basketball and hockey.   http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/sportsnet-six-cis-deal-could-boost-university-sports-220706510.html

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Alberta Plans for Electronic Exams by 2017

“Students and educators welcomed a provincial government announcement that Grade 12 diploma exams will soon be offered more often and digitally.” http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Diploma+exams+will+digital+2017+says+Alberta+education/8348970/story.html

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Bringing University Results to the Marketplace

How “effective IP management” can “create markets out of research results. http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2013/20130507.html

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Social Media Stats for Saudi Arabia

Social media stats for March 2013 reveal popular and trending companies in the Kingdom. Telecommunications providers and chain stores dominated the popular brands listings, while Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera were ranked atop the media top ten. Food producer Almarai … Continue reading

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A “BC Education” Primer

12 years of educational issues and responses critical to the development of education in BC. http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/05/01/BC-Education-Explainer/

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