Entries Posted in"Education"

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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Canada Supports African Education

Published November 14, 2013

Canada is a country build on a strong education system. Because of that, education is important to Canadians; not only in Canada, but worldwide. In 2007, Canada sent $25 million to the Education For All – Fast Track initiative targeting educational development in the country of Africa. A Few Stats While most know Africa for it’s beautiful scenery and cute-and-cuddly-looking wildlife, the truth is that Africa is a country riddled with problems. HIV runs rampant, starvation and thirst are an everyday reality, and violence/neglect are common place. Africa had, at the time of the donation, over 136 million illiterate adults. […]

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What Can Canada Learn From Other Bilingual Countries

Published November 13, 2013

Canada is currently going through an identity crisis of sorts. While on paper we are a bilingual country, bilingualism is slowly being removed from our culture on a large scale. There are, of course, linguistic holdouts like Quebec and many other areas, but as a whole, the country is slipping further and further into monolingualism. While some argue this is progress, others wonder whether or not we are doing not only ourselves, but our children, a disservice by denying them the opportunity to speak both of the languages this great country was founded on. In order to help answer this […]

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Is Teaching In Canada Smooth Sailing

Published November 6, 2013

There is no doubt that some jobs that seem to pay so little are so valuable to society. Teaching is that job, whether in Canada, or some other country. This profession can certainly be seen as a highly undervalued area of study by the pay that is awarded to educators. Education: Many students are seeking degrees online, and a teacher in Canada is able to pursue a portion of their degree through online studies. They have the ability to take two years of their Bachelor’s degree through distance learning programs at an accredited online school. Once those two years are […]

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Criminal Justice School Says Criminal Justice Is Still A Great Field

Published November 6, 2013

While most criminal justice graduates go into law enforcement, such as becoming police officers or corrections officers, there are a pleathora of other options to consider when looking at a career in criminal justice. A list from the University of Winnipeg gives quite a large list of options on their website. A few interesting ones are: campus security officer casino security/investigation court reporter credit investigator insurance investigator legal assistant probation officer youth court worker While there are literally thousands of jobs you can get into by getting a degree in criminal justice, the vast majority of people that go into […]

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Bilingualism In Canada Hurt By Budget Cuts, Still Worth it?

Published November 5, 2013

According to an article by the Huffington Post, Canadian bilingualism is being hurt by budget cuts. Bilingualism is often times seen as a luxury instead of a necessity here in the western hemisphere which makes it a prime target to whack when extra funds are needed to allocate to more important things like scientific studies on whether or not a parrot could survive for 3 or 4 seconds on the planet Mars. Regardless of your politics, parents of would-be bilingual children all over Canada are wondering whether or not it’s worth it to try to raise a bilingual child when […]

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Colombian-Canadian Ties Strengthen, Culture Shines Through

Published November 5, 2013

April 22, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages signed an agreement to increase culture cooperation between Colombia and Canada. These two C’s may seem like an odd pair, however surprisingly there is a lot of ties between Canada and Colombia. As the article states: Colombia has a dynamic economy and strong growth potential. These cultural exchanges will help strengthen our ties, while providing mutually beneficial exchanges. The onslaught of South America and it’s robust economies is forcing the world to take a closer look. From Brazil to Colombia, South America is coming alive and will be a […]

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How to Become a Physical Therapist for a Top Sports Team

Published November 3, 2013

For those who have a love for both sports and medicine, a great career path to follow is that of a professional sports physical therapist. In this line of work, a person will create treatment plans to help athletes recover from sports injuries. In addition, he or she will work with athletes to help prevent injuries from taking place. Because of the training that is involved in becoming a sports physical therapist, this occupation is not one that can be entered into quickly. Step 1. Volunteer A great way to begin one’s career path to becoming a sports physical therapist […]

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Wise Words of Wisdom From Albert Einstein

Published October 24, 2013

Wise words of wisdom from one of the greatest intellects of our time: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein   “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein   “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein   “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and […]

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CGE Says Canadian Kids Need More Geography In School

Published October 23, 2013

According to Canadian Geographic  Education, children in Canadian public schools today are lacking in what they call geographical literacy. Established in 1993, the CGE’s main aim is to: …strengthen geographic education in the classroom. Geography, once a staple subject learned in school, has waned recently with the introduction of more advanced methods of exploring our earth; namnely the internet and other digital products that make finding this information much easier than busting out the old map or atlas. Additionally, CGE goes on to say: In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, Canadian Geographic Education endeavours […]

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