Synergy 2014: Post Event Report

November 17, 2014 • Westin Ottawa On November 17, 2014 CIEC hosted the ‘Canada-India: Synergy in Education’ Conference 2014 in Ottawa. This year’s event took place before CBIE’s annual conference and explored the convergence of sports and entertainment in the education sector.. asking the question: Is India the next frontier? View event photos Discussed sports […]

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PSE Rankings Rarely Capture PSE’s Core Mission, but Grow Increasingly Popular

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education via Academica The already crowded space of college and university rankings seems to be getting more packed with each passing day. Many are skeptical of the value of rankings; Corbin Martin Campbell, a professor at Teachers College of Columbia University, noted that few rankings “speak to the education core […]

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Academica Group collaborates on IEHP bridging program research

Source: HEQCO Summary via Academica The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has published a new evaluation of post-secondary bridging programs for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs). The research was conducted by Academica Group in collaboration with researchers from Western University, the University of Ottawa, McMaster University, the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, […]

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ON Colleges Offer Support For Displaced Everest Students

Source: Georgian News Release & Centennial News Release via Academica Georgian College and Centennial College are offering assistance to students affected by the closure of Everest College. Staff in the Office of the Registrar at Georgian are offering learning assessments as well as insight into what courses Everest students would need to take to obtain a certificate […]

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University Degrees Pay Off Over the Long Term

Source: Financial Post via Academica The Financial Post has crunched the numbers to determine whether students would earn more by paying tuition for 4 years or by investing the same amount of money in a retirement fund. The study assumes that the average cost of a degree is $68,933; assuming a 5% return annually over 45 years, […]

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UK tuition continues to climb

Source: Academica Top Ten New data based on a survey of UK PSE institutions shows that tuition at the undergraduate level varies wildly, from £1,820 to £9,000, with an average tuition of £8,610. Many of the institutions are charging the full allowable amount of £9,000, or are very close to it. Officials suggest there is […]

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Supreme Court Rules AICTE’s Role as Only Advisory

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Source: Khaitan & Co. In a landmark judgement passed on 25 April 2013, the Supreme Court of India (Supreme Court) has held that vis-à-vis universities, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has only an advisory role and cannot issue any sanctions on universities and colleges affiliated to universities. The Supreme Court in this […]

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Harper Government continues to deepen Canada-India Partnership

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade via Indian Economic Business News On May 17th, The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), met with members of the Indo-Canadian business community in Brampton, Ontario, to highlight the benefits for small […]

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