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Cyberbullying on the rise at Canadian universities

Cyberbullying

By Vivian Luk Cyberbullies have grown up. Research out of Simon Fraser University suggests that the online abuse that has been so prevalent on the teenage battlefield is carrying through to the arena of adults at Canadian universities. Papers to be presented at a symposium in Vancouver on Wednesday say that undergraduate students are harassing their peers on social media, ... Read More »

Manitoba prof gives universities poor grade over academic cheating

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By Holly Moore A University of Manitoba professor says Canadian universities are missing the mark when it comes to dealing with campus cheating. “It’s certainly not a passing grade,” said Rick Holley, a professor of food sciences at the university. “It’s very clear that the discrepancy between what is exactly happening and what the detection rates are as reflected by ... Read More »

Report: students caught cheating at Saskatchewan universities

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Schools use technology, common sense to fight plagiarism, cheating during exams A CBC study of Canadian universities shows Saskatchewan is in the middle of the pack when it comes to academic cheating. During the 2011-2012 academic year, 74 students at the University of Regina were brought before formal panels to face charges of academic dishonesty. That same year, 63 cases ... Read More »

Symposium: Cyberbullying at Canadian universities

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

“Cyberbullying is increasingly becoming a problem in higher education, negatively affecting students, faculty and staff,” says SFU education professor Wanda Cassidy. She invites students, faculty, staff, administrators and policymakers in higher education to attend Cyberbullying at Canadian Universities: Linking Research, Practice and Policy, a free symposium on Wednesday, March 12, 8:30 a.m.- 4:40 p.m. at the Morris J Wosk Centre ... Read More »

Ottawa’s universities, colleges get provincial boost

Madeleine Meilleur

By Alison Sandor Ontario is investing over $2-million into Ottawa’s universities and colleges to help them better their programs and improve their students’ learning experiences. Carleton, Algonquin and La Cite Collegiale are getting $500,000 each. John Shepherd, the vice-provost and associate vice president of academics at Carleton told CFRA they will use money to implement a new program review process ... Read More »

Government hopes more international students fill Canadian universities

Canadian universities

The Harper government is hoping to attract more students to Canada from overseas — a lot more. International Trade Minister Ed Fast says the government hopes a new program will see more than 450,000 international researchers and students enrolled at Canadian universities by 2022. The aim is to attract students from six key countries — China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Turkey ... Read More »

Visa slowdown could hurt Canadian universities

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Atlantic Universities plead with Ottawa to end work-to-rule campaign Thousands of international students planning to study in Canada might not be here when classes start in September because of a slowdown processing visa applications outside the country, warns the Association of Atlantic Universities. The group is asking the four Atlantic premiers to lobby the federal government to do what it ... Read More »

Seven Canadian universities on “most employable” list

Ontario and Quebec schools well-regarded by recruiters There’s a new piece of information to consider when applying to universities. A survey of 2,500 recruiters in 20 countries has found the 150 schools with the “most employable graduates.” British and U.S. universities dominate, while only seven Canadian schools made the list. All of the Canadian entries are in Ontario and Quebec, ... Read More »

Canadian universities try to attract more diversity to law schools

University-of-Toronto

Going to law school was not something Janine Manning ever dreamed of doing. Now, as she’s preparing to write her Law School Admission Test in October, the mere thought of becoming a lawyer still brings tears to her eyes. “When I was growing up, I was just only ever expected to get my high school (diploma). Like getting your high ... Read More »

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