education

Defining your dreams

January 31, 2014

In September 2015, Ontario’s teacher’s colleges will extend their programs to two years rather than one. The extra year means the colleges must cut their enrolments in half, which will decrease the number of graduated teachers from around 9000 to… Continue Reading

Living alive

October 10, 2013

Formal private education is a marvel of modern society. The problem arises when we begin to think that the academic angle is the sole educational aspect of student life. Worse, we tend to think that social learning does not require… Continue Reading

Nova Scotia election guide

October 04, 2013

The Gazette has assembled some of the election promises made by politicians that we believe may be relevant to you. We are a first step and should not be the last. We encourage you to go to the polls on… Continue Reading

Grad school

September 27, 2013

As many students know, there’s been a lot of media coverage talking about the uselessness of the arts: an undergrad in English (for example) is a waste of time, and a master’s is just another bad decision. I myself am… Continue Reading

How to choose the right elective

September 02, 2013

Quite often you find the terms “first year” and “pre-req” used within the same sentence. When entering a new program, you’re told that it is mandatory for you to take a select number of required classes. They do, however, give… Continue Reading

Evaluating online

February 22, 2013

A TA perspective… Continue Reading

Merger of two minds?

February 15, 2013

Synergy possible solution to NSCAD’s financial woes… Continue Reading

Stalling

February 08, 2013

Post-secondary puts love life on hold… Continue Reading

A real page-turner

January 18, 2013

We’re told our country prizes academics and encourages curiosity, but it sure has a strange way of showing it here in Canada. The April 2012 federal budget cuts were deep and unforgiving, as were the budgets of most countries coming… Continue Reading

Education under Fire

November 09, 2012

  With no voiceover narration, Education under Fire allows the Baha’i from Iran to tell stories on their own terms. On Thursday Nov. 1, Amnesty International and members of Halifax’s Baha’i community hosted a screening of the documentary about the denial… Continue Reading

Work/study balance

November 09, 2012

The Globe and Mail’s ongoing series “Our time to lead” explores the current state of the Canadian higher education system. The series investigates various approaches to education, both in Canada and abroad. In its examination of education in our modern… Continue Reading

Copyright act up in the air

March 02, 2012

On Feb. 16 a parliamentary committee in Ottawa began hearings into Bill C-11, also called the Copyright Modernization Act. Dalhousie’s copyright officer Ian Colford says the bill, which was introduced by the Conservative government, would reduce the risk of the… Continue Reading

Faculty protest could damage students’ jobs

February 14, 2012

Walking (not busing) home from campus yesterday, I had two thoughts about the weather: 1) You know you’ve lost your Ontarian edge when -15 C forces you to seriously consider moving to Australia, and 2) I would not want to… Continue Reading