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Debt a reality for today’s students, says New Brunswick Student Alliance - July 2014

Stephanie Gallant worked throughout her university studies to become a registered nurse: 20 to 30 hours a week during the school year, 40 or more during the summer. More…

 

N.B. student alliance urging government to act on debt load - July 2015

The New Brunswick Student Alliance is urging the provincial government to take action after a new map ranks it first among the provinces by degree of student debt. More…Student Debthttp://www.consolidatedcredit.ca/debt-learning-centre/maps/student-debt/

Top neuroscientist leaving for UK on Canada's 'diminished' value of knowledge - June 2015

One of Canada's top scientific minds is leaving the country -- and says the federal government's attitude toward science is partially to blame for his departure. More…

Universities Canada head says post-secondary institutions key to prosperity, success - May 2015

The head of a national organization that promotes the interests of higher education and university research says addressing the challenges facing post-secondary institutions will be key to prosperity and success, provincially and nationally. More…

Universities and corporations: a misguided merger - May 2015

The corporatization of higher education is now front page news. Prolonged strikes at York University and the University of Toronto interrupted classes for a month. Everest College, a for profit school, closed 14 campuses in Ontario. Its U.S. owner, Corinthian, has declared bankruptcy in Canada. Increasing student loans raise concerns about a younger generation’s debt load. More…

Canadian biologist, 'disgusted' with government muzzling - May 2015

A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of federal government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine. More…

Why McMaster University gave all its female academics a pay rise - May 2015

When his university found evidence of a gender pay gap, it knew what was the right thing to do - and it did it, says David Wilkinson. More…

President’s Report Annual General Meeting - May 2015

Here is the list of the momentous FNBFA activities and those to which I took an active part during 2014-2015: More…

Why university should be universal - May 2015

For the past two decades, the population of Canada has been the subject of a vast and largely unnoticed experiment whose results have enormous relevance for the world. More…

Mount Allison spent over $450K on lawyers in 2013-2014 - May 2015

Faculty association criticizes administration for such expenditures when ‘times are rough and money is tight’. More…