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Margin Notes

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 14 2010

I look at Margaret Wente and Alex Usher, and their differing critiques of Canada’s postsecondary education system.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 07 2010

Despite student lobbying efforts, it continues to rise in most provinces.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 31 2010

The Canadian Council of Learning delivers some hard truths in a new report – likely one of its last.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 26 2010

Canada’s universities are feeling the financial pinch, but it’s nothing compared to the truly dire situation in the United States.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 24 2010

Was it a test of free speech or a cynical stunt? You decide.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 23 2010

New book calls for an evidence-based approach to finding what works and what doesn’t in the classroom.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 16 2010

A new report by the European University Association looks at the impact of the Bologna Accord over the last 10 years.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 11 2010

Two national student groups shine the light on student financial woes.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 05 2010

There were some positive items for postsecondary education and research, but also a major planned review of research funding.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 04 2010

It was never really closed, but Lucien Bouchard has reignited the discussion of the province’s low-tuition-fee policy.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 23 2010

“Sciencefeed” is a new micro-blogging service just for scientists — a great idea that should be replicated.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 17 2010

What happens when a “good education” doesn’t lead to a good job?

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 12 2010

Enrolment in postsecondary environmental programs has dropped by nine percent since 1999. Why?

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 04 2010

Saskatchewan government decides to cut funding to First Nations University of Canada.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 01 2010

The university’s faith conditions are put in the spotlight.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 28 2010

An ambitious new OECD project aims to assess and compare learning outcomes in higher-education systems around the world.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 25 2010

Is the liberal bias of professors due to self-selection or better education?

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 19 2010

A grad student wants to hear from you via an online survey.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 11 2010

The Conference Board says we need to train more PhDs in Canada. Good. Now, where will they work?

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 06 2010

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