When it comes to youth unemployment, Canada may be doing well relative to other OECD countries, but the challenges affecting young Canadians today are greater than they were a generation ago.
The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education has partnered with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students on a project examining the state of accessibility and accommodation in Canadian post-secondary education for students with disabilities.
In April of this year, Malala Yousafzai, the young education activist, UN Messenger of Peace, and new honorary Canadian citizen, stood in the House of Commons and called on Canada to honour the global Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by the 193 United Nations member states in September 2015.
t can be challenging for post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and the municipalities they operate in to connect with one another. Complex historical, socio-political, and geographic divisions can be difficult to overcome.
The past 15 years have seen a staggering growth in the demand for higher education worldwide. This demand has been especially strong in Asia, where it vastly overshadows the domestic capacity to educate, resulting in a rapid expansion of the higher education sector.
In the wake of Brexit, the United Kingdom and the European Union are racked with uncertainty regarding next steps and what their future relationship might look like. Canada would do well to consider how the Brexit vote might affect its relationships with both the U.K. and the EU, opening up opportunities in the higher education sector.
In the early 2000s, the term “BRIC” was coined as a shorthand for Brazil, Russia, India, and China—the four largest and most promising of the advanced developing countries. They represent 40 per cent of the world’s population and a quarter of the global GDP, a significant share of human activity.
Strengthening North America’s economic competitiveness through enhanced, trilateral partnerships in the areas of higher education, innovation, and research was outlined as a major objective at the last North American Leader’s Summit in 2014.1
The United Kingdom’s 103 university chancellors have come out publicly against Brexit, the referendum to determine if the U.K. will remain in the European Union, urging the public to consider the vital role that EU membership plays in supporting the U.K.’s universities.
“Global competence” is a phrase we’re going to hear more of in the coming years. Broadly speaking, it refers to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes one needs to be a productive and engaged member of our increasingly interconnected world.