Communities across Ontario and Canada are struggling with unemployment, the long hangover of the 2008 financial crisis, and deep structural changes to the Canadian economy. People are rightly concerned with why joblessness is so high, and how to get people back to work. But universities can't create jobs out of thin air.
Margaret Wente argued that Canadian universities were guilty of "infantilizing," rather than "challenging" students. Ken Coates said universities should function as a "proving ground." But universities were never meant to function as a sorting mechanism for the job market. We should devote the effort and resources necessary to change university education to better serve all students. University shouldn't be more demanding, it should be more engaging.
Canada should double the number of international students in the next 10 years in order to stave off a looming labour shortage, a government advisory panel suggested Tuesday.One way to attract the bes...
Conventional wisdom holds that the most driven students generally proceed through school in a linear fashion, advancing seamlessly from high school to post-graduate studies -- and beyond -- without in...