The Ring

Universities make cases for provincial and federal funding

Tue, 2014-09-30 09:01

On Sept. 19, the Research Universities' Council of BC (RUCBC) presented its submission to the BC legislature's Finance Committee (pdf), making the case for short term reinvestment and long term strategic funding for post-secondary education. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) also recently released its recommendations for the 2015 federal budget, focusing on enhanced funding for research and innovation, advocating for an opportunities strategy for young Canadians and new initiatives to support Indigenous post-secondary education.


Co-op and Career helps local small business hire students

Wed, 2012-04-04 11:14

UVic’s Co-operative Education Program and Career Services will help eight to 10 Vancouver Island businesses hire post-secondary students to grow their e-commerce strategies, thanks to a new partnership with Industry Canada’s Small Business Internship Program (SBIP). Through the agreement, UVic Co-op and Career will allocate $80,000 in SBIP funding to small- or medium-sized businesses wishing to hire students for a 12-week internship. Project details can be found at www.uvic.ca/coopandcareer/employerfunding.


University presidents say province should lower student loan interest

Fri, 2011-06-03 11:54


Academic burnout on the rise

Fri, 2011-04-15 10:32

Post-secondary teaching staff suffer burnout at levels approximating that of health professionals, according to an international literature review published in the journal Educational Research and reported in THE (Times Higher Education). Based on 12 peer-reviewed studies in the United States, Britain, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands, the authors found that those suffering from greater emotional exhaustion included younger staff and women.


Strike at Vancouver Island University settled

Mon, 2011-04-11 11:46


Canada's universities announce election priorities

Wed, 2011-03-30 11:52

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has launched its Election 2011 Universities Matter website, outlining the priority issues of Canada's universities in the federal election campaign.


Quebec tuition freeze to end

Fri, 2011-03-18 08:51


Alternative Federal Budget proposes increased funding

Thu, 2011-03-17 10:43

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released its 2011 Alternative Federal Budget, proposing restoration of per-capita funding to 1992 levels, increasing support for Aboriginal learners, and doubling the number of Canada Graduate Scholarships.


Consolidation of PSE responsibilities praised

Thu, 2011-03-17 10:29


Leadership contests present opportunity for post-secondary education

Wed, 2011-01-12 10:56