Accès à l’éducation
Calgary Herald – Editorial: Refund those application fees – Charge applicants a more modest fee — one that reflects the actual cost of processing their paperwork — because the levy shouldn’t be a source of easy income nor should it act as a barrier to postsecondary education.
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Josée Legault @JoseeLegault 1 minil y a 1 minute – Rémunération des médecins – Hausse vertigineuse de 87,5% en 10 ans… http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/9eb0164e-3af3-494f-914b-01a36fd1b83a%7C_0.html … #polqc #santé
Indigenous content should be mandatory across all Canadian universities – “Every university in Canada should mandate Indigenous content,” writes University of Winnipeg President Annette Trimbee and uWinnipeg Vice-President of Indigenous Affairs Wab Kinew. The article notes that uWinnipegand Lakehead University have already instituted mandatory Indigenous content, but calls upon all of Canada’s other universities to do the same. The article’s authors insist that any institute proposing to deliver higher learning must fulfill the ethical demands of living and working within Canada. They argue that, “whether or not you have Indigenous blood, if you live in this country, at least a part of your identity is Indigenous. It is time that every Canadian recognizes that – first, because it is the truth; and second, because denying Canada’s Indigenous character is partly responsible for the continued inequities faced by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.” Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail – Editorial: Compulsory courses on indigenous peoples won’t attract students – The suggestion that everybody in Canada should integrate the indigenous worldview resembles a religious doctrine, rather than open-minded study.
Canada’s global competitiveness possibly hindered by study permit delay – According to a recent study by CBIE, lengthy study permit processing timespose a concern for Canada’s global competitiveness by limiting both the effectiveness of the federal International Education Strategy and the effectiveness of PSE recruitment efforts across the country. Nigeria was particularly noted as a site needing improvement, as there was an 18-month average processing time in Nigeria, one of Canada’s biggest source markets, while Chile had an average wait of 9 days. “We’re probably one of the most difficult countries for Nigerian students to study in, but they’re the fastest growing group of students who are coming to Canada,” said CBIE research manager Janine Knight-Grofe. Pie News | CBIE (Subscription Required)
Sylvie de Grosbois à la Commission de l’enseignement et de la recherche universitaire – Sylvie de Grosbois, vice-rectrice adjointe à l’enseignement et à la recherche pour les Laurentides à l’UQO – Campus de Saint-Jérôme, vient d’être nommée membre à la Commission de l’enseignement et de la recherche universitaire. – Madame de Grosbois siègera à cette commission pour un mandat de trois ans, soit jusqu’au 31 août 2018. La mission du Conseil est de veiller à la définition d’une vision globale et prospective de l’éducation pour conseiller le ministre de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche sur toute question relative à l’éducation. Le Conseil permet le rapprochement entre les acteurs de l’éducation, la population en général et les décideurs
Pour lire le communiqué émis aujourd’hui par le Conseil supérieur de l’éducation du Québec, veuillez cliquer sur le lien suivant : http://www.ameqenligne.com/detail_mail_news.php?ID=556910&id_membre=56547&cat=;21&niveauAQ=0
Diffusion de la recherche
Higher Education @GdnHigherEd 1 minil y a 1 minute – Academics: forget about public engagement, stay in your ivory towers http://gu.com/p/4eqk8/stw (Researchers are urged to make their work accessible, but simplifying complex ideas doesn’t support great scholarship…)
Number of international students in Canada triples over past 20 years – Over the past two decades, the number of international students admitted annually to Canada has nearly tripled, according to a new study by Statistics Canada. Entitled “International students who become permanent residents in Canada,” the report examines the number and characteristics of international students as well as their transition to permanent residence. For the earliest cohort studied (1990 to 1994), a plurality were enrolled in primary or secondary school; for the most recent cohort (2010 to 2013), a plurality were enrolled in non-university postsecondary. The report suggests that students from countries with “lower levels of economic development and less favourable social and political environments” were more likely to seek permanent residence in Canada. StatCan | Full Report
Financement des universités
Should Canada’s cities be funding universities? – Mississauga’s city councillors are beginning to question whether it is the city’s responsibility to inject funding into the University of Toronto Mississauga, writes a contributor for the Brampton Guardian. The author goes on to suggest that this line of questioning raises the even broader issue of whether Canadian municipalities in general should be counted on to fund universities. In the case of Mississauga, one city councillor was quoted saying that funding UTM is “a misuse of taxpayers money.” Mayor Bonnie Crombie, however, argued that it is smart for the city to fund such a significant generator of economic activity, adding, “we need this for the higher value jobs it’s providing and the economic spinoff it’s creating.” Brampton Guardian
Voice of Researchers @Research_Voice 2 minil y a 2 minutes – “EU #research #funding is extremely unevenly distributed, thus undermining its legitimacy” http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20151209232500553 … @fulviounicam @moedas
Research Europe @ResearchEurope 14 minil y a 14 minutes – The @EU_Commission has launched a public consultation on the legal framework around intellectual property rights: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8580 …
US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in affirmative action case – On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, which seeks to challenge race-conscious admissions at American postsecondary institutions. The case first reached the court in 2013, but was sent back to a lower court for further review; earlier this year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear it for a second time. Several of the justices voiced disappointment at the lack of additional information more than two years ago. The questions revolved largely around UT Austin’s particular admissions scheme, in which 75% of applicants are drawn from the top 10% of students in their high school and the other 25% are admitted using a process that considers race as one of many factors. The court is expected to issue a final ruling on the case by next summer. Chronicle of Higher Education | Inside Higher Ed | Oral Arguments (Transcript)
Chronicle @chronicle 3 minil y a 3 minutes – “This will irremediably hurt the university. Maybe that’s what proponents of this regressive law wanted.” http://chroni.cl/1Q7by0v (port d’arme à l’Université du Texas)
CTV News – B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Christian law school – Court ruled in favour of Trinity Western University, reversing a B.C. Law Society decision to deny accreditation for grads of proposed law school.
Universities Canada @univcan 34 sil y a 34 secondes – Great example of how unis are ready to be leaders in #reconciliation. #TRC @UManitoba http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/U-of-M-signs-agreement-focused-on-treaty-361436281.html … #cdnpse
Universities Canada @univcan 6 minil y a 6 minutes – From reflection to action: Dal starts work responding to Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission @Dalnews #cdnpse http://www.dal.ca/news/2015/12/11/from-reflection-to-action–dal-starts-work-responding-to-canada-.html …
Globe and Mail – Ontario universities defend focus on research in wake of report – Ontario’s proposal to increase the portion of university funding tied to undergrad outcomes could threaten the benefits students get from research and lead to fewer programs.
Union files unfair labour practice complaint against uToronto – The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902 (CUPE 3902), the union representing teaching assistants, sessionals, and postdocs at the University of Toronto, has filed an unfair labour practice complaint against the university. The complaint, filed with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, accuses uToronto of “bargaining in bad faith.” The union alleges that they were provided incorrect information concerning the Graduate Student Bursary Fund. “[uToronto] lied about our members’ funding levels, then allowed us to negotiate the end to a 4-week strike based on incorrect data they supplied. They bargained in bad faith at a tense time when honesty mattered more than ever,” said CUPE 3902 Chair Ryan Culpepper. uToronto has not yet responded to requests to comment. CUPE 3902 | The Varsity
ON report calls for student-centred revisions to university funding model – Ontario should gear its university funding model more toward the quality of students’ experience and less toward the quantity of students enroled at a school, according to a new provincial report released today. Former ON Deputy Education Minister Suzanne Herbert led a five-month consultation with the province’s university stakeholders to develop recommendations for updating ON’s 50 year-old university funding formula. The resulting report, named “Focus on Outcomes, Centre on Students,” suggests that the province will use performance-based funding strategies to encourage institutions to become more teaching-focused. “The whole exercise is based on students and how we can increase the quality of their learning experience, so we see these recommendations as a good roadmap for designing a new funding formula,” said Reza Moridi, ON’s current Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Toronto Star | Globe and Mail
WUFA @WindsorFaculty 5 minil y a 5 minutes – Ontario funding must address decline in undergraduate experience: report – (Globe and Mail) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-funding-must-address-decline-in-undergraduate-experience-report/article27676577/ …
WUFA @WindsorFaculty 3 minil y a 3 minutes – Focus university funding on quality rather than quantity, report urges http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/12/10/focus-university-funding-on-quality-rather-than-quantity-report-urges.html …
PROVINCES DE L’ATLANTIQUE
CBC – Cut ‘administrative excess’ not libraries, MUN grad students say – MUN says no final decisions have been made on cutting journal subscriptions.
Can philosophy survive in a world demanding immediate, practical results? – It is no secret that the increasing emphasis on applied research and employability has caused some to criticize philosophy programs, writes Simon Blackburn for Times Higher Education. Yet he reminds readers that there remains “some distinction between obtaining results and interpreting them.” While engineers and technologists will often produce valuable and practical results, he argues, the world still needs a class of trained experts to study what these results might mean in a broader philosophical context. Times Higher Education
Universities Canada @univcan 1 minil y a 1 minute – #Montreal universities gearing up for #Syrian refugees http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-universities-gearing-up-for-syrian-refugees?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … #cdnpse @W USC @UMontreal @Concordia @McGillU @UQAM
University Affairs @UA_magazine 23 nov. – From our Student Voices column- dealing with #mentalhealth, a guide for professors: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/student-voices/dealing-with-mental-health-aguide-for-professors/ … #cdnpse
Universités et gouvernement
Times Colonist – Opinion: For universities and federal government, sunny days? – Universities in Canada are keen to work with the new government and assist it in achieving its economic, social and cultural goals.