Posts Tagged ‘education’

By other means

By Joel Tichinoff, Editor-in-Chief   We say that war is the continuation of politics by other means, and politics the continuation of economics by other means. War, for all its horrors, is the quickest way to force a transfer of power, recreate order, and produce real change. Yet the burden of waging war has always fallen…

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Sweatshop University

Kaley Kennedy, Features Contributor Laura Penny is an author of two full-length books. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature and has written for several magazines and newspapers, including the Globe and Mail. She is as funny as hell, her students rate her high on course evaluations, and she has plenty of teaching experience. She also…

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First Nations students optimistic about future despite funding cuts

By Ashley Gaboury, CUP Central Bureau Chief WINNIPEG (CUP) — Despite provincial and federal funding cuts of $12 million and counting, students at the First Nations University of Canada are optimistic about the institution’s future, said student Cadmus Delorme. “Number one, we will not let our institution close. What the students wanted from day one was accountability…

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Segregation the solution

By Ben Wedge, Staff Contributor Cameron House, and Howe Hall in general, has a long-standing legacy as being the rowdiest place on campus. Until recently, Cameron House was an all-male residence. Not long ago, all of Howe Hall was single gendered. Now, the last vestige of single-gender dormitories on campus is Newcombe, a section of the once…

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Sex Ed: Seven wonders of the wang

By Katie Toth, Sex Columnist When I talk about gender, I often get excited about sexism, queer issues, fluidity and feminism. But there’s this one thing that is so gendered, so identified with masculinity and with confidence in our society that I just had to investigate it. It’s the phallus. The cock. The purple yogurt slinger.…

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CIS scholarships under review

By Rebecca Lindel, The Ubyssey (University of British Columbia) VANCOUVER (CUP) – Canada’s university sports league is looking to change its scholarship rules to allow full-ride awards for student athletes by next year. “The principle is to keep the best student athletes in Canada,” said Clint Hamilton, president of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and University of…

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Forty years of progress for Transition Year Program

By Scott Beed, Staff Contributor It has been nearly 40 years since Dalhousie University started its Transition Year Program (TYP), but while the program has benefitted many First Nations and African Canadians, the university is still lacking aboriginal professors, says the program’s director. Data on student ethnicity is collected on a voluntary basis, so there’s no…

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Second place no reason to cheer

By Jake Byrne, Staff Contributor Statistics Canada released its annual Tuition Fee Report last month detailing average tuition fees across the country. According to the report, tuition fees in Nova Scotia dropped 3.1 per cent, meaning we now pay the second highest fees in the country as opposed to the highest; a title we held for…

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Point/Counterpoint

Point (Neil McPhee): A university is fulfilling its responsibilities if and only if it works to further its research and to provide students with the greatest possible education. When a university knowingly hires a less qualified individual to further its academic research, this university engages in an action that directly undermines its own responsibilities. The…

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