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Lost in Translation after Graduation?

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What students do after leaving the academy can be impressive, surprising, and, as one department found out, useful for universities interested in improving the student experience.

Drummond Will Likely Have Little Impact on Universities

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How would post-secondary education be affected by the recommendations of the Drummond report, and is Drummond’s approach advisable? Professor Paul Axelrod suggests that in an environment of instituional autonomy, the effects will be minimal. As has been the case for many years, Drummond continues the trend of expecting universities to teach too many students with too few resources.

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To SSHRC or not to SSHRC?

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SSHRC is converting scholars into bureaucrats and scholarship into government reports, but all is not lost. Faculty must act to ensure their concerns are heard and debated.

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Lost Horizons

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Just what is the big picture perspective on knowledge, what is its value, and how is this perspective restored for students?

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A New Minister Should Offer Students a New Deal

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While the McGuinty government showed interest in post-secondary education in its first term, under Colleges, Training and Universities Minister John Milloy, it’s been coasting in neutral, to put it mildly.

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My Year as a Grade 12 Student

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With baby boomers now planning retirement, education in the “third age” will continue to expand. Teachers will need better preparation to meet the learning needs of older adults, but university departments that specialize in adult education have been under threat since the 1990s.

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Broadening Accessibility to Postsecondary Education in Canada

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Increasing access to postsecondary education is a challenging problem with no easy solutions. But given Canada’s demographics and the rapidly changing nature of our economy, it’s a problem we cannot ignore. We can’t afford to be satisfied with current participation rates while key components of our population are ill-equipped to engage with the emerging social and economic realities of the twenty-first century.

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All Students Should Benefit from Innovation

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Stephen Harper’s minority government has been making much of its “innovation strategy” in recent months, especially in regard to how it plays out in post-secondary institutions.