CONAHEC News and Information

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

A decade ago, Janice Aurini interviewed 41 upper-middle-class parents in Canada and asked whether they had a preference for where their children earned a university degree. One woman named Grace said her kid wanted to go to medical school, but she didn’t care where because it’s not as if the patients would care. Grace elaborated, “I don’t know anybody who goes to the doctor’s office and looks at what school they graduated from and what marks they got, right?” 

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her repeal of Obama-era regulations designed to hold for-profit colleges and universities accountable to their students.

The AFT accused DeVos of violating the law to repeal protections for students at for-profit colleges, and it argues that the regulations have the potential to save taxpayers over $5 billion on money going toward failing programs, according to the complaint.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

As the Democratic presidential primary race heats up and the list of candidates is winnowed, it’s time to take stock of their positions on higher education’s hot-button issues.

Here we look at the stances of the half-dozen candidates who participated in the final primary debate, in Iowa on January 14. This list may be updated as the campaign continues.

Here are the nuts and bolts on how each would push top higher-education policy concerns from the Oval Office.

Free College

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Canada’s university community is stunned and in mourning as the scope of the tragedy becomes clear from the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines flight outside of Tehran on January 8. Dozens of students, professors and researchers from at least 18 universities from Victoria to Halifax have been identified among the victims.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

There is no denying the zeitgeist that a golden age in the internationalisation of higher education has ended. Evidence suggests that the quality of our efforts have not matched the quantity of attention and resources devoted to them, prompting many to question internationalisation’s value and purpose. 

Leaders are faced with an existential dilemma, asking:

• What can be done to change disappointing outcomes?
• How should we do things differently?
• Why do we internationalise anyway?

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019

Xenophobia, radicalisation, anti-intellectualism, hate speech, populism, globalisation of the labour market, environmental change, global warming… These are only some of the major issues facing societies today. Related topics are the rise of the ultra-right, the Brexit crisis, the retreat to nationalism and trade wars, continued inequalities worldwide, and floods, droughts and other impacts of climate change. 

Thursday, Dec. 05, 2019

El Fondo de Innovación 100.000 Strong in the Americas se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento del Fondo de Innovación Concurso entre los Estados Unidos y México para la inclusión económica y financiera y la sostenibilidad agrícola para disminuir la desigualdad de 2019. Esta convocatoria se realiza con el apoyo deFundación Banorte, Fundación Gruma, y el Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos.

Periodo de solicitud: el 21 de noviembre de 2019 - el 2 de marzo de 2020

Thursday, Dec. 05, 2019

The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 U.S.-Mexico Innovation Fund Competition for Economic and Financial Inclusion and Agricultural Sustainability for Inequality Reduction to promote academic exchange and training opportunities. This competition is graciously supported by Fundación Banorte, Fundación Gruma, and the U.S. Department of State.

Application Period: November 21, 2019 - March 2, 2020

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

Ryerson has launched a five-year internationalization strategy to increase international student enrollment, create partnerships and expand on their research, according to Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi.  

The strategy was officially launched on Oct. 31 at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) Sandbox on the third floor of the Sheldon and Tracy Levy Learning Centre (SLC).  The strategy is organized with six priorities: innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship; global learning, research collaboration, projects and capacity building and international students.