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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.” … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Why We Need to Challenge Educational Status Quo

“In the early 1800s, Prussia created a top-down model of education to educate the masses with an emphasis on quantity not quality. This same model was imported to the United States in the mid 1800s, and now 150 years later, … Continue reading

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