News & Events
Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Huron University College turns 150 on December 2nd and will do so with a fresh, updated look that reflects a dynamic post-secondary education founded on tradition and community.
The new visual identity for Huron was officially launched on Thursday, May 9th at the meeting of the Huron University College Corporation. Showing off a refreshed logo that emphasizes the connection to Western University through the use of colour and font choice, as well as Huron’s history and tradition through elements in the shield, the new look received an enthusiastic response.
Also presented at the launch was the video “Purple goes with Red” produced in-house available at:
Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013
Fanshawe’s 2013/14 Strategic Plan and operating budget continues the College’s aim of creating and improving opportunities for students to access relevant, high quality education and training and is squarely focussed on helping address Ontario’s skills gap.
The $206 million operating budget and $52.8 million capital budget includes the launch of a number of new programs, building renewal and expansion, and service enhancements.
Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013
We all agree that learning is not just studying a textbook but also interaction and communication. Until a few decades ago the latter aspect of learning was limited to the physical space of a classroom. Now however, social media has widened the dimensions of the available spaces for the social component of learning.
Socai media in education, being a relatively new concept has been the central concern of many educators, teachers and parents. In the short time that it has existed, people all over the world have welcomed it as an indispensible addition. In this article, we explore the role of social media in education, its benefits and challenges.
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013
Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could only hope to guess: whether students are reading their textbooks.
They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, not bothering to take notes — or simply not opening the book at all.
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Efforts will focus on strengthening the “Imagine Education au/in Canada” brand
The Canadian government is hoping to corner the market on foreign students by making a significant investment into Canada’s education brand.
The recently tabled federal budget directs $10 million over the next two years to the effort – a large increase from the funding it set aside for marketing education from 2007 to 2012, when it budgeted $1 million each year.
Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013
International students have become an increasingly integral part of Canada’s immigration strategy as a result of ongoing changes to federal regulations aimed at recruiting more highly skilled newcomers to the country.
The federal government has made incremental revisions to immigration rules in recent years designed to tap into this desirable pool of potential immigrants, said Harald Bauder, academic director of Ryerson University’s Centre for Immigration and Settlement. It’s been “a creeping transition” away from a system that assesses would-be economic migrants on a points system towards a two-step process that admits international students and foreign skilled workers on a temporary basis before allowing them to transition to permanent residency status.
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
British Columbia’s provincial government recently launched a new website to help establish Canada as a destination for foreign students. www.learnlivebc.ca
provides would-be students with new information and new tools to make it easy to live and study in BC.
Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013
This past October, when Felix Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier in a free-fall jump from the stratosphere, the alumni relations department at McGill University realized that the person who designed the outfit used for the jump was a McGill graduate.
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013
Over the past several years, the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) has emerged as a new structure that seeks to bring traditional models in higher education to the internet. Khan Academy, Udacity, Coursera, and other current major MOOCs all fall into two core categories based on the identity of their content generators.
Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013
TeachThought, a U.S.-based “fluid platform that explores the best in learning innovation” looks into a crystal ball
Guessing what the future of education holds is equal parts logic and guesswork.
The logical part is simpler–take current trends and trace their arc further, doing your best to account for minor aberrations. If the majority of public education is waist-deep in adopting new academic standards, it doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict they are going to have a strong gravity about them in the education at large.