Graduation from a post-secondary institution is something that many students dream of — but then what happens?
As universities continue to diversify, the need for cultural awareness is becoming of greater importance than ever before.
Perhaps it is the common misconception that there is nothing you can do with an English degree that leads people to assume that all English majors are aspiring educators. What many people, including a number of English students, may not know is that there is a wide variety of occupations available to those with a
The war on social problems has reached new heights in America, and museums are the latest weaponry. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, for example, is trying to do its part to prevent childhood obesity with displays that send a not-subtle-message: get healthy, kids. The museum has erected a play centre where visitors learn the power of
March is a nerve-wracking time to be in university. It’s also a time we start thinking about the summer, jobs and real life. How unpleasant. It makes me wonder, if I can’t get a job after university, is there a point to being here? Is university too removed from real life? Is it irrelevant?
Years ago I filled out one of those sociology surveys you occasionally get in lectures. One question asked me, “Why are you in university?” to which I replied, “It beats working.” I still feel this way. Reading textbooks is at least one step above my last job: working in a kitchen. Sometimes I felt nauseous working
Controversy has broken out in nursing colleges across Canada as preparations are made to move to a single, continent-wide standardized exam for licensing registered nurses. “The main thing is that nursing students across the country, since this announcement, have been voicing a lot of discontent and upset with the decision,” said Maggie Danko, western regional director
A new University of Saskatchewan report shows that money is not the most significant factor in the accessibility of post-secondary education. The Accessibility and Affordability Report says that children from low-income families, rural communities, aboriginals and people with disabilities are less likely to attend a post-secondary school. But it also states the importance parents’ backgrounds
After a day-long meeting Jan. 21 in Quebec City, the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec and the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec have reaffirmed the intention to strike on March 22 to protest rising university tuition fees in the province. But first, the individual members groups need to seek approval from their constituents.
A handful of University of Alberta classes have introduced Wikipedia to their classrooms as a teaching resource this past semester, despite criticisms about the website’s credibility in educational institutions. The initiative to integrate Wikipedia into classes began in the United States with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Education Program, but has expanded globally to include classes in