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