CONAHEC News and Information

Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

With no country for which English is native remaining in the EU, why shouldn’t its members choose a tongue that belongs to one of them? Lucy Ferriss evaluates Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to expand French. 

Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018

What makes a young university truly young? While there’s no doubt its years in existence are an obvious reminder of its youth – if you ask those who lead these institutions they’ll likely tell you it’s more about their ethos than their age. 

Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018

Schools, businesses and nonprofits working to enhance STEM education in the region will soon have the support of an international network of experts.

The MetroWest STEM Education Network, a group that collaborates to improve local science, technology, engineering and math programs, was recently accepted into a far-reaching network of STEM advocates.

Comprised of more than 60 different organizations, the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice will provide one-on-one coaching to groups in MetroWest, helping them develop cutting-edge programs.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018

Higher education internationalisation is not dead, nor dying, but under significant pressure to change. These are the conclusions of a panel of three of NAFSA’s five current Senior Fellows who presented at the recent 2018 conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators on 30 May and who co-authored this article. 

Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

SFU marks World Environment Day (today, June 5) with B.C. ministry approval for its new Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program, to be housed in a new SFU building rising in downtown Surrey

A new Simon Fraser University applied sciences program designed to prepare students for the burgeoning cleantech energy sector has been approved and will be offered at the university’s newest building, currently under construction in Surrey.

Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

U.S. border agents made more than 50,000 arrests in May for the third month in a row, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday, an indication that escalating enforcement tactics by the Trump administration — including separating migrant parents from their children — has not had an immediate deterrent effect.

DHS took 51,912 migrants into custody in May, nearly three times the number detained in May 2017, a period when illegal immigration plunged following Trump’s inauguration.

Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

The US trade dispute with Mexico is heating up.

In retaliation for the Trump administration announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico and much of the rest of the world, Mexico Tuesday imposed a series of tariffs against US exports to its market valued at $3 billion. They'll hike the price of products including pork, apples, potatoes, bourbon as well as different types of cheese. 

The tariffs range between 15% and 25%, and could raise the price of US goods by that amount, cutting deeply into US exports to its neighbor.

Wednesday, Jun. 06, 2018

On July 1, Mexicans head to the polls to select their next president. While it has become fashionable to wall Mexican matters away from American politics, in reality the Mexican election could transform the North American community. At the epicenter of that future is a quiet, steady effort to reform Mexico’s energy markets and roll back the monopolies of Mexico’s state-owned energy companies. These reforms have already triggered contracts that could yield $200 billion in investments in the coming years.

Monday, Jun. 04, 2018

President Donald Trump's hostility toward Canada and Mexico is unlikely to help the president achieve the primary goal of his recent trade actions. 

In recent weeks, Trump has ramped up tension with the US's North American neighbors, with the goal of shifting the trade balances between the countries. 

Monday, Jun. 04, 2018

President Trump on Thursday imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, triggering immediate retaliation from U.S. allies and protests from American businesses and farmers.

The tariffs — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum — take effect at midnight Thursday, marking a major escalation of the trade war between the United States and its top trading partners.