The Ring

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


Student employment on the rebound

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

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

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

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

Fri, 2010-10-01 00:00

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 15:00

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 15:00

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.