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On Campus
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to®
Many Canadians take pride in the fact that their country is a world leader when it comes to multiculturalism. Yet things have shifted in the past few years. 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and religious manifestations in the public domain have raised some worries and hostility in regard to multicultural policies and specific minorities. interviewed specialists and spoke to students and recent graduates on questions raised by this new reality. Does multiculturalism reinforce our feeling of belonging to Canadian society or does it exacerbate our differences? (Full Story)
Just under 5.1 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Canada during the academic year 2008/2009, down 0.5% from the previous year. (Full Story)
In 1990/1991, nearly 340,000 or 16.6% of young people aged 20 to 24 had not completed a high school diploma and were not attending school. This high school dropout rate declined significantly through the 1990s and 2000s. (Full Story)
During the 2009/2010 school year, about 542,000 postsecondary students aged 15 to 24 held jobs. This represented an employment rate of 45%, down from 48% in 2007/2008, just before the economic downturn. Nevertheless, these rates were well above those during the 1970s when 25% of students were employed. (Full Story)
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs this fall paid 4.0% more on average in tuition fees for the 2010/2011 academic year than they did a year earlier. This increase is slightly higher than the one for 2009/2010, when tuition fees rose 3.6%. (Full Story)
In 2008, 20% of Canadian teenagers aged 15 to 19 were no longer pursuing a formal education. This was higher than the average of 15% across the 31 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Full Story)
Ottawa, ON – Budget 2010 is making intelligent investments to help students find their way into post-secondary education, and assisting new graduates in finding employment, but has announced little for existing students facing over $500 million in lost income, due to the recession last summer, and are having difficulty paying for college and university.
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Ottawa - Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Minister of Health, will allocate just over $230,000 dollars in funding to the Student's Commission of Canada to develop initiatives that will engage youth in tobacco use reduction.
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Canadian universities and affiliated teaching hospitals reported more than $52 million as income from intellectual property in 2007, down 12% from 2006. (Full Story)
Just under 5.12 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools during 2007/2008, down 0.9% from the previous school year. (Full Story)
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