Tag: education

The cost of learning

Examining high tuition rates By Amanda Gallo, Staff Writer Education is by and large considered to be a highly valuable investment. But it’s also a costly one in a variety of aspects: in time, effort, and particularly money. With tuition costs rising across the country and students finding themselves in increasing amounts of debt, the [...]

March 5, 2014

Healthy education

By Joshua Parry Orillia Bureau Chief Today’s world is continually shrinking as globalization forces take root in our modern society. Ken Robinson points out that our education system is based upon the economic and culture forces that shaped our society a hundred years ago. Students are still educated in a manner that follows the demands [...]

October 2, 2013
MAJOR CHANGES TO ONTARIO PSE EXPECTED IN NEXT 6 MONTHS

MAJOR CHANGES TO ONTARIO PSE EXPECTED IN NEXT 6 MONTHS

Minister Brad Duguid meets with members of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario in August.                   (Photo by Halley Requena-Silva/Courtesy the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario) ANQI SHEN CUP ONTARIO BUREAU CHIEF HAMILTON (CUP) — The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is set to implement big changes to [...]

September 24, 2013
“Honour your word”

“Honour your word”

Progress through student protest, gains support of Nishnawbe Aski Nation By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer Students have been camping in the waiting room of President Brian Stephenson’s office since the end of Reading Week, demanding the reinstatement of the Indigenous Learning 2805: Native Canadian World Views class into the Lakehead University Faculty of Law. Outrage [...]

March 13, 2013
Report recommends sweeping provincial public service reforms

Report recommends sweeping provincial public service reforms

Jon Pukila The long-awaited Drummond Report, officially known as the Report of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, was released on Feb. 15. Commissioned by former TD Bank Chief Economist Don Drummond, the report contains 362 recommendations to addresses the province’s current $16 billion defecit. If the report is followed, the province [...]

March 6, 2012
LU’s first cancer awareness day

LU’s first cancer awareness day

On leap day last week, representatives from the Regional Cancer Care center were on campus to educate students and faculty about what they can do to be proactive about the various forms of cancer.

March 6, 2012
Keeping books on the shelves

Keeping books on the shelves

Even in Canada, freedom should not be taken for granted. Schools and libraries have always been under attack and asked to remove books from the shelves because of the stories on their pages.

March 1, 2012

Make Education a Right

Things are not looking good for students these days. Tuition fees are higher than they have ever been, and the average student graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. It‘s almost as though there were never recognition in Canada that access to education should be a priority.

January 30, 2012

Philosophy doesn’t make money so it shouldn’t be a major

China’s Ministry of Education announced last week that it’s planning on phasing out majors at its universities that produce unemployable graduates. Unemployable, in the Ministry’s definition, is any major in which less than 60 per cent of graduates find work in two years.

November 28, 2011

Am I making you uncomfortable?

“Many religions do not support gay rights, and therefore that should be also considered, as no one wants to make an environment an uncomfortable one to be in.” These are the wise words of a female grade 12 student from the Toronto District School Board.

November 7, 2011

Western Canadian universities outshining eastern counterparts

A recent study by the Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) reports that Western Canada is the new epicentre for post-secondary education.

October 24, 2011
Ontario college support staff, employers come to a standoff

Ontario college support staff, employers come to a standoff

Ontario college support staff workers and their employers have failed to reach an agreement on a new contract, sending approximately 8,000 members of the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU)on strike at 24 colleges across Ontario. The bargaining process broke down by the Sept. 1 deadline.

September 12, 2011
You should know: Women’s Education

You should know: Women’s Education

Students at Lakehead University are so blessed in their lives. They have the opportunity to learn in a safe and equal environment, where learning is offered in every corner of our institution. Not every person has the same chance at a great education that we do, though.

February 7, 2011

Group looks to start alternative school in Thunder Bay

I went to a community discussion about the Northern Lights Education Initiative on Wednesday night. This group is addressing the fact that, though the present educational system works well for some, there are just as many for whom it doesn’t work.

November 22, 2010