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
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
Aboriginal students are one of Saskatchewan’s largest untapped economic assets, according to a new study done for the Gabriel Dumont Institute. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s website claims that only eight per cent of aboriginal people in Canada between ages 25 and 64 have university degrees, while 23 per cent of non-aboriginal people
Canada is the only arctic country without a university north of 60 degrees — but that may be changing. Newly elected Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski has said that his government is committed to building a university in the territory.
The University Learning Centre, an on-campus organization dedicated to providing University of Saskatchewan students with academic resources, has launched a set of new student guide websites. For first-years in particular, the sites are a boon.
If you look at who has the wealth and the power, it's university graduates. And it's been that way for a while. You would think all these well-educated people could turn the world into a utopia, but a peaceful and prosperous world seems as distant a dream as the flying car.
The university's recently released Learning Charter sets out learning goals for graduates as well as the roles students, faculty, instructors and the administration all play at the U of S. However, certain parts of the charter, which was drafted with little student input, are troubling.
I first read about the University of Sakatchewan's decision to reject the $500,000 bursary specified for non-aboriginals just before being handed a $1,100 quote on the repairs needed to fix my automobile. It is nearly impossible to investigate this matter without pissing someone off. I need