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Guadalajara, Mexico – Prime Minister Stephen Harper met today with six students from the Guadalajara region who will be participating in Canada ’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program. Through this program the Government of Canada extends Canadian scholarships to promising Mexican students, improving the academic, social and cultural ties between the two nations. (Full Story)
There were 226,250 full-time personnel engaged in research and development (R&D) activities in Canada in 2006, up 4.2% from 2005. Between 1997 and 2006, this number increased by 55.3%. (Full Story)
PORT OF SPAIN - Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that Canada will invest in the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP). The program will award up to 1600 scholarships for Latin American and Caribbean students to pursue studies or research in Canada. (Full Story)
To celebrate Black History Month 2009, several events will be taking place at Concordia University, in Montreal. (Full Story)
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs paid 3.6% more on average on tuition fees in the 2008/2009 academic year compared with a year earlier, according to a Statistics Canada survey. This follows a 2.8% increase in 2007/2008. (Full Story)
The Canadian Federation of Students is calling on the Conservative Party to defend its education policies in public community forums. The challenge to Conservative candidates comes after an internal memo was leaked that instructed a Conservative candidate in Manitoba to boycott a campus debate, calling universities “no fly zones”. (Full Story)
Children of immigrants tend to achieve higher levels of education than children of Canadian-born parents, but there are wide differences in rates of completing university among young people of different national origins, according to a study by Statistics Canada,. (Full Story)
In 2005, 43% of teens aged 15 to 19 reported that they had had sexual intercourse at least once, down from 47% in 1996/1997, according to a study released by Statistics Canada. The decline was due to young women, among whom the proportion who reported having had sexual intercourse fell from 51% to 43%. The proportion of young men who had had intercourse remained unchanged at 43%. (Full Story)
Children from households with higher incomes were much more likely to participate in organized sports than those from lower-income families according to a new study by Statistics Canada which covered the period 1992 to 2005. The same was true of children whose parents were highly educated as opposed to those with parents who had a high school diploma or less. (Full Story)
The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) together with the County Council of Justice and Public Administrations of the Generalit at Valenciana (Spain) organise the III International IJJO Conference, which will be titled: "Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe: current situation, trends in applicable models and good practices". The Conference will be held on the 21st and 22nd October 2008 at Valenciana, in Spain. (Full Story)
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