Foreign-Trained Veterinarians Immigrate To Canada

Published February 28, 2014

In recent years, Canada has seen an increase in immigration among veterinarians who have received their education and licensing in foreign countries. Exams have recently become mandatory for foreign-trained veterinarians who are entering Canada. These proficiency exams are given to be sure that veterinarians are knowledgeable about the English language, and that they can perform while meeting the same standards that are required of Canadian born veterinarians. In the United States, foreign-trained veterinarians were required to complete a one year clinical course to make sure that they had proficient skills. Canada, however, did not have these requirements until recent years. […]

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How Would Education Be Affected By Service Dogs In The Classroom?

Published February 28, 2014

In the last fifty years, service dogs brought new value meaning to the term “man’s best friend”, providing disabled people with new opportunities. While federal law in Canada has long protected the rights of physically disabled students to bring service dogs into schools, the law is unclear for other types of therapy canines. Recently, behavioral therapists working with autistic-spectrum individuals found dogs improved afflicted students’ ability to succeed in the classroom. Though service dogs for autistic students are still often barred from classrooms, with a few considerations they may soon become a more commonly accepted classroom intervention. In the past […]

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Should French Be Mandatory In Canadian Schools?

Published February 26, 2014

With many French speakers in Canada, schools debate whether French shod be a mandatory part of public education. While it does make sense for Canadians o learn French, including a subject as part of a schooling requirement does have some repercussions. French Speakers in Canada French speakers make up a large minority of the Canadian population. With such a large contingent of French speakers, there is an emphasis on French comprehension in the country. Those who speak French well have expanded career and business opportunities as well as a heightened connection with the roots of the country. However, is it […]

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Spain and Canada University Exchange Programs Have Great Benefits

Published February 3, 2014

Of the many cultural exchange programs that exist between countries around the world, one of the most fascinating is the relationship between Canada and Spain. While their differences seem quite striking at first, there are actually many similarities in terms of economic, political and higher education areas that make this relationship really work. There have been over 100 agreements between the two nations which have helped to accentuate this university exchange program. In addition, Canada and Spain have developed closer political and economic relations over the past few decades that make the exchange program even more beneficial. The History of […]

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Canadian Intelligence Degrees Are A Viable Option

Published February 3, 2014

Intelligence degree options are beginning to be more widespread throughout the higher education institutions in Canada. Although this degree is not often talked about, it can be a viable degree choice that prepares students for many types of careers. The Development of Canada’s Intelligence Degrees Canada has been one of the first countries to adopt the intelligence degree as an option. While institutions around the world generally offer courses related to intelligence, few schools have degrees dedicated to the topic. Canada is more progressive than its neighbor to the south, the US, in terms of developing intelligence programs. The CIA […]

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Education Spending By Country – Where Does Canada Rank?

Published January 30, 2014

According to the UN, around 33 percent of the world’s population is involved in academics, accounting for ages 6 through 23. At $809.6 billion per year, the United States spends more on education than any other country; yet doesn’t pay it’s teachers top dollar (especially in states like Texas and Pennsylvania). After the United States, the UK, Germany, France, Russia, Mexico, Brazil and Japan spend more than Canada on education each year. Canada spends approximately $65.4 billion on education per year. Despite these totals, a closer examination of these annual expenditures indicates that Canada may actually be one of the […]

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54-Year-Old High School Teacher Still Missing, Police Stumped

Published January 24, 2014

Police are baffled by a case that has unfolded in Ontario over the last few weeks. On January 13th, high school teacher Jeffrey Boucher went out for his regular morning jog. This morning, however, he never returned. Nobody has seen or heard from Mr. Boucher for 11 days, leaving his family and the police completely confused. They have recently called off their ground search and are not sure how to proceed stating that the teacher has seemingly “vanished.” Without any leads, evidence or ideas, they are essentially at a stand still in this unusual case. The Facts Mr. Boucher, an […]

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In Elementary School Or High School, Teachers Salary Should Be Performance Based

Published January 24, 2014

A recent article in TheGlobeAndMail.com written by Caroline Alphanso condemns the tenure aspect of teacher’s pay and argues instead that teacher compensation should be strictly tied to teacher effectiveness; including classroom performance and student feedback. This argument stems from a recent report by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) stating that the current teacher compensation method is ineffective. The report written by the CCCE dismisses the idea of merit pay based on student test scores, as is the case in the current education debacle based in the US; especially with regards to older children, like a high school teacher. […]

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School Shootings On The Rise: Should Canada Arm Teachers?

Published December 13, 2013

School shootings are one of the most disturbing specters of modern life. Firearm-powered mass murder in a school setting has been a sporadic occurrence since at least the 1902s, and even inspired a hit song when a 1979 shooting in San Diego served as the basis for the popular anthem by the Boomtown Rats, “Tell Me Why (I Don’t Like Mondays).” The tragic Littleton, Colorado shootings of 1999 brought school shootings to the fore of public consciousness. The number and severity of shootings has increased steadily in the years since, even as other types of violent crime have dropped. Educational […]

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How To Engineer A Great Future As An Engineer

Published December 3, 2013

With near record industry growth and a plethora of new opportunities, job prospects are looking strong for almost every specialization in the field. Engineering degree holders are significantly more like to obtain a job than those with liberal arts degrees (Press). Despite discouraging brief trends in the 1990’s, steadily growing technical capabilities and employment have been rising across the board for Canadian companies as immigration of engineers has dropped. Infrastructure redevelopment and technical advances have left a massive need for engineering specialists, with many estimates putting labor shortages in engineering into the thousands by 2020 (CIC News). Continued development and […]

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