Tag Archives: Canada

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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Benefits to Promoting Bilingualism

“Michael Booth took a few well-aimed shots at the myth of the Nordic Utopia this week. Like him, I too am married to a Dane and regularly spend time there, and I can testify to one thing that they definitely get … Continue reading

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Immigrants Drawn by Education and Quality of Life

“That is backed up by the numbers: According to Chinese banking statistics, investable wealth in the Asian country has grown from $6.9 trillion in 2008 to a whopping $16.6 trillion last year. Today, an estimated 700,000 Chinese citizens qualify as … Continue reading

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Montreal Students Earn Recognition

“Two students at the Marymount Adult Education Centre of the English Montreal School Board have received the Adult Education Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society (DKG) International’s Quebec chapter, known as Gamma Province: Viorica Negru and Zainab Abbas. Negru and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Petition to Improve Math Education in 2014

“As with most parents, we send our children to school with the blind faith that the system will help nurture our children’s education through strengthening of fundamental skills – reading, writing, arithmetic – and inspiring further learning and understanding of … Continue reading

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Recapping Top BC Education Stories of 2013

“The past year was a great year to be writing about public education in B.C. and elsewhere. In B.C., a new minister was appointed, followed by the appointment of a new deputy minister. In the parlance of school report cards, … Continue reading

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Educational Outreach Program wins 2nd Prestigious Award

“Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach has received the 2013 Donner Canadian Foundation Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Education for their First Nations and Inuit Education programs. Out of 477 total applicants, 92 in the category of education, Elephant Thoughts … Continue reading

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Co-op Programs Make Positive Impact

“As the University of Regina celebrated 44 years of success with its Co-operative Education program, one student marked the conclusion of her education and the start of her career — thanks to the program. Sydney Gossard, an English major, began … Continue reading

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“Education for Life or Career?”

“The standard answer that students keep hearing from business leaders is to pursue degrees that are in the greatest demand, such as engineering instead of humanities. From a purely economic perspective, this course of action is the most logical to … Continue reading

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Canada: International Education Powerhouse?

“Across the country, the educational experience of Canadian undergraduates is enriched by the presence of students from around the world. They bring new perspectives, cultures and languages to our campuses and communities. Together with study-abroad opportunities, this international exposure provides … Continue reading

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Education and Opportunity Improve Income Equality

“Toronto Centre, you see, contains Rosedale and Regent Park, meaning the rich and poor live rather close together. There’s nothing new about that:  Writing a century ago, a visitor to Ottawa remarked on the Rockcliffe neighbourhood, where the well-to-do jostled … Continue reading

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“Vagabond photojournalist” named for Vancouver TED 2014

“It’s been a long time since Kitra Cahana called Vancouver home. In fact, it’s been a long time since she has called any city home for very long. But in March, the 26-year-old self-described “vagabond photojournalist” and conceptual artist will … Continue reading

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“Income and Education”: A Comparison

“In theory, Naomi and Shafza would have equal opportunities to do well in school, participate in extracurriculars and move on to university or college. According to the OECD, Canada’s educational system is more effective than that of most other countries … Continue reading

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Macleans: 4 Education Innovations with Potential

“Canada has fallen behind or is at risk of falling behind other countries in education and training if we don’t get our act together. That was a common theme at two conferences last week in Toronto, one hosted by The Conference … Continue reading

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Are “honour rolls” harmful?

“A Calgary school’s decision to axe all certificates and ceremonies honouring academic and athletic achievement is garnering the support of a controversial author and education critic who says rewards aren’t at all useful to students. St. Basil Elementary and Junior … Continue reading

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New Equipment through Generous Donation

“Up to 400 students will be able to use the new equipment and labs at the Mary Uniac Health Sciences Centre at St. Clair College thanks to a donation from her husband.” http://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2013/10/20/donation-furthers-health-care-education/

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Free Seminars During Small Business Month

“To encourage B.C.’s entrepreneurs to develop, grow and improve their businesses during Small Business Month, a series of free seminars and webinars will be offered by Small Business BC. Throughout the month of October, Small Business BC will provide free … Continue reading

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Why Canada Needs Unique Approach to Online Ed

“Our education systems are different from those in the rest of the world, and differences between our education systems matter. In Canada, we have unique languages, social values, and past and present cultural stories to tell. I believe that our … Continue reading

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Using Tech in Elementary Schools

“Every student in Maley’s Grade 1/2 class at W.S. Hawrylak School is completely absorbed in their work, writing fiction, recreating the weekend’s Roughriders game or recording whatever else takes their fancy. Maley’s class blogs once a week, and Twitter each … Continue reading

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