The Ring

Leadership contests present opportunity for post-secondary education

Wed, 2011-01-12 09:56


Student employment on the rebound

Thu, 2010-09-30 23:00

According to a Sept. 29 Statistics Canada report, employment among full-time post-secondary students aged 15-24 during the 2009/10 school year was 45 per cent, down from 48 per cent in 2007/08, just before the economic downturn. But the employment figure increased this past summer to 47 per cent.


Healthy, wealthy and wise: The value of a university degree

Thu, 2010-09-30 23:00

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada released new data on the value of a university degree on Aug. 31. The report indicates that a university graduate will earn $1.3 million more over his or her lifetime than someone who has not gone beyond high school.


Financial aid continues to grow

Thu, 2010-09-30 23:00

This year, BC's research-intensive universities (UVic, UBC, SFU and UNBC) are offering students a record amount of direct financial aid.


University research key to Canada’s future

Mon, 2010-03-01 14:00

As Canada emerges from the economic downturn, we have an opportunity to support research and innovation that will enhance our future. That’s the key message in an op-ed piece in the Feb. 22 Hill Times by Heather Munroe-Blum, chair of the AUCC Standing Advisory Committee on University Research and principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University.


McMaster expects to cut 50–100 jobs

Mon, 2010-03-01 14:00

Forecasting 2010/11 to be the fourth consecutive year of deficits, McMaster University is looking to find $48 million in budget savings: $22 million to cover inflation, $14 million to cover post-retirement medical and dental benefits, $8 million to cover pension deficits, and $4 million for other increased costs.


Alberta budget hits U of A hard

Mon, 2010-03-01 14:00

The University of Alberta, already facing a projected $59-million budget shortfall, stands to lose an expected additional $20 million as a result of cuts to funding targeting new and growing programs in the February provincial budget.


Queen’s reviewing academic priorities

Fri, 2010-01-01 00:00

Queen’s University, facing a projected $33-million budget deficit over the next three years, is reviewing its academic priorities with an eye to doing less with less.


U of A raises tuition, fees to help address deficit

Fri, 2010-01-01 00:00

The University of Alberta in December raised tuition (1.5 per cent), residence rent (3.8 per cent) and parking fees (2 per cent) to help combat a projected $59-million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year.


BCIT considers layoffs to balance budget

Fri, 2010-01-01 00:00

The preliminary budget for the British Columbia Institute of Technology includes plans to eliminate 82 positions in order to deal with a projected $12-million budget deficit. Job cuts would affect managers, support staff and approximately 20 instructor positions. Burnaby News Leader story.