Posts Tagged ‘education’

A real page-turner

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 out of a recession. In this country, however, the departments to take the brunt of…

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Education under Fire

  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 of higher education to the Baha’i people in Iran. Around 20 people viewed the film…

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Work/study balance

Evaluating Dalhousie’s commitment to education—for the workforce, and for life. (Bryn Karcha photo)

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 society, a clear contrast emerges between the ideal and the real, the theoretical and the…

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Copyright act up in the air

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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 university being sued by copyright holders for infringement. “Bill C-11 will make things a lot…

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Faculty protest could damage students’ jobs

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 be part of a picket line in this disgusting weather. I’m willing to bet that…

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In Photos: Student Day of Action

On Feb. 1, students from across Halifax took to the streets to demand better access to post-secondary education. Here are some of the highlights, brought to you by the Gazette‘s Pau Balite and Calum Agnew. Click any image to enter slideshow.

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In Videos: Student Day of Action

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News Editor, Kat Pyne, and Assistant News Editor, Torey Ellis, were out for the February 1 Day of Action. Around one thousand students gathered for the rally. Here are some of the highlights. 1. Recap: Students take to the streets 2. Lecturer Laura Penny speaks at Victoria Park

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Teachers torn over Day of Action

Students across Canada will hit the streets Feb. 1 for the second annual Student Day of Action. The protest counters rising tuition fees, education budget cuts and the increasing limit on the student debt cap. Last year’s rally drew thousands of determined students out into blizzard-like conditions to oppose the steep costs of post-secondary education.…

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The Chilean student movement comes to Halifax

This Wednesday, in the build-up to its national day of action on Feb. 1, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) brought a special speaker to Halifax. Valentina Latorre, 21, is the vice-president of the Student Federation of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She was flown into Canada this week by the CFS to speak…

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