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University to close four campus libraries

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BY JEREMY WARREN Four of seven University of Saskatchewan libraries will likely close as part of the TransformUS cost-cutting program. New details about the budget-slashing measures are included in a group of “project brief ” documents on the university’s website. Another brief proposes the amalgamation of women’s and gender studies, philosophy, modern languages and religion and culture departments in the ... Read More »

Tuition on the rise at the University of Saskatchewan

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By David Giles  Tuition at the University of Saskatchewan will be going up for the 2014-15 academic year. The board of governors announced it had approved the increase that will see undergraduate tuition rise from zero to 5.5 per cent. The largest single group affected are students in the College of Arts & Science, where tuition will increase by 4.15 per ... 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 »

University of Saskatchewan business school partners with SIIT

University of Saskatchewan

By Thomas Piller The U of S’s Edwards School of Business and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) signed an agreement Monday that fast-tracks Aboriginal students to a commerce degree. The partnership means that graduates of SIIT’s two-year business diploma program are on their way to completing a four-year U of S Bachelor of Commerce degree. “This agreement establishes ... Read More »

Canada’s Association of University Teachers calls on Universities to Close Confucius Institutes

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The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on universities and colleges to cut their ties with Confucius Institutes, which it says are “subsidized and supervised by the authoritarian government of China.” CAUT, which represents close to 70,000 academic professionals in Canada, passed a resolution in December asking Canadian universities and colleges with Confucius Institutes (CIs) to shut down ... Read More »

Canada: UBC leads alliance to improve science education with Sloan grant

The University of British Columbia is partnering with seven top North American universities to study how to speed up the adoption of improved teaching techniques in science classrooms. The Bay View Alliance (BVA) – which includes Queen’s University, University of California Davis, University of Kansas, University of Saskatchewan, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Texas Austin and UBC – is ... Read More »

Canada: Yukon College awarded federal research grant

Yukon College and University of Saskatchewan have been jointly awarded $660,600 in project funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This award comes only one year after the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College became the first territorial institution eligible for such funding. “For us to receive this grant speaks to the strength of the ... Read More »

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