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Universities urged to develop new models of PhD study

McGill University campus

  SIMONA CHIOSE If the ambition of every species is to perpetuate itself, then the academy is endangered. The skills taught to graduate students – sorting, summarizing and presenting information, creativity, and independence – are in high demand. But they are more likely to be used in jobs other than teaching. Several panels at this week’s Congress 2014 heard that ... Read More »

2014-2015 Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships in Canada

McGill University

McGill University is offering doctoral fellowships for new graduate students. The value of Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships is $35,000 per annum, renewable twice (if eligibility is maintained). Fellows who are in receipt of an external agency fellowship of $35,000 or more will be entitled to retain their Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship title; however, the Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship will have no monetary value. Students currently enrolled at ... Read More »

Canada’s top universities slip in 2014 world rankings

University-of-Toronto

BY KAREN SEIDMAN All three of Canada’s top universities slipped marginally in the 2014 World Reputation Rankings — a sign that the federal government’s pledge in February’s budget to invest $1.5 billion in new research funding may be just what the country’s universities need to bolster their sex appeal in a competitive world market. Although the University of Toronto is ... Read More »

Feed the Deed fuels positivity on Canadian university campuses

McGill University

BY KAREN SEIDMAN Students everywhere have managed to turn a dangerous and deadly viral drinking game into random acts of kindness that have become infectious on university campuses. They have gone from self-destruction to self-improvement, from drinking upside down out of a toilet to handing out sandwiches and mittens to homeless people. It is a transformation that university officials have ... Read More »

Montreal universities are losing their edge: report

McGill University campus

By Karen Seidman Montreal’s status as a university city is weakening and that could mean dire consequences for the city’s economy, according to a new report by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. The Board of Trade’s report on university funding warns that if the government doesn’t address the chronic underfunding of universities and change its policies concerning international ... Read More »

Dr. Curtis Collins welcomed as new chair of Yukon School of Visual Arts

Yukon School of Visual Arts

Yukon College is pleased to welcome Dr. Curtis Collins as the new program director and chair of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in Dawson City. Collins is a well-respected curator and gallery director who has successfully revitalised a number of public art galleries in cities across Canada – most recently the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan. Alongside ... Read More »

Two Canadian universities break into global top 20

Two Canadian universities cracked the top 20 in the annual QS World University Rankings for 2012 released. McGill University placed 18th with the University of Toronto right behind in 19th place. Overall, Canadian universities garnered nine spots in the top 200. The University of British Columbia ranked 45th, while the University of Alberta was 108th and University of Montreal at ... Read More »

Canada: U of T tops McGill in global school ranking

A new global university ranking by subject has pegged the University of Toronto as the country’s leading institution – and ranked McGill University after the University of British Columbia as well. It’s a little bit of a bruising for McGill, the university that has been called the Harvard of the north. Still, it’s not so bad being more like Yale. ... Read More »

Canada’s higher education system ranks high in global study

Canada’s places of higher learning have snagged the third spot in a global ranking of the top post-secondary education systems. The United States made it to the top of the list of 48 countries, followed by Sweden. Finland, Denmark and Switzerland scored fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. India came in last. The study was conducted by researchers at the University ... Read More »

McGill University to serve as liaison for Taiwan Academy

McGill University, a renowned Canadian school, recently signed a letter of intent with Taiwan’s representative office in Canada to become a liaison for the Taiwan Academy in the North American country. David Lee, Taiwan’s representative to Canada, said McGill University will be the third university in Canada to serve as a liaison for the Taiwan Academy following the University of ... Read More »

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