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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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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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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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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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Education Trends in 2014

“For people looking to “disrupt” public education, it’s become requisite to bemoan the “educational status quo” — a phrase meant to evoke images of poor kids striving against the impediments of failing schools and incompetent teachers. Those who question these disruptors’ … Continue reading

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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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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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Big Education Stories to Follow in 2014

“One of the best things about school is that it’s the only place where the beginning of the year comes twice. September is about hope, the buying of fresh supplies and vows to study and eat healthy lunches. January is … Continue reading

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Emily Carr To Open Satellite Campus In Whistler

“After shutting the door on a stand-alone Whistler university, council has opened its arms to partner with one of the most prestigious art schools in the country. It’s designed to start off small, with a proposed two-week satellite studio program … Continue reading

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GCC Countries Need Education to Stay Competitive

“GCC countries need to invest in education and raise skill levels if the region is to be internationally competitive, according to an ICAEW report. Although GCC governments have recognised the need to diversify themselves from oil-based revenues, they still face … Continue reading

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Changes to BC Secondary School Calendar

“Secondary school students in Vancouver were told this week to expect to be in school until the end of June this year because of changes to the provincial School Calendar Regulation that were introduced in 2012. Parents in Vancouver received … Continue reading

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Consider All Routes to Higher Paying Jobs

“Universities and colleges churn out thousands of students every year, but once they find themselves in the work force, do their degrees really pay off? Studies show post-secondary education is still the best route to higher-paying jobs, as long as … Continue reading

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“Redefine what education means to you”

“Education is the knowledge or skill obtained by a learning process. A degree or diploma conferred by a college or university verifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study. But what does education mean to you and … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Week 2013

“Bike to Work is a program of HUB: Your Cycling Connection. Bike to Work Week encourages avid cyclists and new riders alike to sign up, log their commutes, win prizes, and be a part of making Metro Vancouver a better place to … Continue reading

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Student Sent to Finland by Min of Ed

“Anjali Vyas may only be a first-year student at UBC, but she’s already spent six months conducting research abroad — on a government contract. After graduating from high school at Stelly’s Secondary School in 2012, Vyas spent six months researching … Continue reading

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Benefits to Moving Education Online

“The trends that are going to be most disruptive and create the most amount of change are those that fundamentally make education more accessible and more available to more people, in smaller and more modular parts.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/students-are-wired-to-learn-differently-tech-leaders-say/article14749538/

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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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Culinary Education to Improve Eating Habits

“In a 2008 report, Food Security Issues in a Public Health Context, Brian Cook noted, “Individuals from food-insecure households are at increased risk of poor nutritional status and negative health outcomes. For adults, this includes poorer diets, lower nutrient intake, … Continue reading

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