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New tuition framework for Ontario set to cap increase at three percent

OTTAWA (CUP) — The Ontario Liberal government has released a new tuition framework that will see tuition capped at three per cent for the next four years. This contrasts the former framework that capped the increase at five per cent.

PC White Paper introduces new way of looking at quality education

OTTAWA (CUP) — On Feb. 12, the Ontario Progressive Conservative’s released a white paper on post-secondary education (PSE) called Paths to Prosperity: Higher Learning for Better Jobs. The report claims that the current PSE system is not equipped to meet Ontario’s employment standards.

Carleton Free Speech Wall torn down in name of free speech

OTTAWA (CUP) — The Carleton Free Speech Wall was an initiative put forth by the Carleton Students for Liberty Society (SFL) that was meant to measure the level of discourse on campus. For five days, students were encouraged to write on the wall and enact their rights of free expression.

Ontario articling shortage leads to creation of coop program for law students

Ontario law students will no longer have to article in order to becomes lawyers.

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), which regulates the province’s legal profession, is revamping the way articling works in Ontario in an attempt to make up for a shortfall in available positions.

No-money-down post secondary proposed during Ontario leadership campaign

OTTAWA (CUP) — On Nov. 3, Glen Murray, then the Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, announced his resignation and his intention to run for the provincial Liberal leadership. Six days later Murray introduced his “No-Money Down University or College” proposal.

The “Education Premier” leaves behind a legacy of higher enrollment and higher tuition

On Oct. 15, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced some shocking news — he was resigning.

For many, it seemed unbelievable. McGuinty had been premier for the last six years and had just won the election in 2011. After a three-year reign — a record that hasn’t been seen by the Ontario Liberal Party in over 125 years — few expected this.

Battling the stigma of mental illness on Ontario campuses

OTTAWA (CUP) — “I had been struggling with severe anxiety for a while, but I didn’t really want to get help because I was embarrassed to admit that I had a problem, especially since I didn’t know anyone else who felt the way I did and I didn’t really … well, I didn’t know if it was even ‘a thing’, really.

“You are part of the present” Michaelle Jean talks about her belief in youth energy.

“I BELIEVE THAT you are not citizens in the making—you are already citizens.” Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada, has made it known that she advocates for youth and education. Currently working from the U of O campus as United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) special envoy to Haiti, this power figure is excited to be part of an institution that radiates intergenerational discussion.

U of O feels pressure of low grade. Globe and Mail‘s Canadian University Report ranks schools across the country.

ON OCT. 25, the Globe and Mail released their ninth annual Canadian University Report. The report, which consists of survey responses of 35,000 students across Canada, examines different aspects of university life, including quality of education, student services, faculty relations, technology, and career preparation. Universities are given a letter grade and are compared against similar-sized institutions.

Behind the Olympic Rings

ON JULY 27, millions of people will be glued to their computers and televisions to watch one of the greatest sporting events in history. That’s right—preparation is underway for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, and Canada has less than five months to ensure its athletes are organized and ready to compete.

But what do we really know about the Olympics? Despite the ease with which the events run from a viewer’s point of view, a lot happens behind the scenes in order to keep the athletes organized and the events progressing smoothly. Preparation begins years in advance, coming to a head at the six-month period where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its working groups finalize their plans.

Bringing sexy back

THE JOURNEY OF a preteen into the life of a high school student can be filled with incessant drama. But for young stars, as soon as fame, fortune, and a record deal became part of the picture, the typical preteen drama becomes distorted and life is more about the industry and the fans than that personal transformation.

 

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