CONAHEC News and Information

Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

If Canadian universities were private corporations, their customer turnover rates would be ruinous. Up to 20 per cent of students quit university, never to return to any postsecondary program, while 20 to 50 per cent drop out of the program they had initially chosen.

Monday, Sep. 26, 2016

The University of New Hampshire is facing criticism for the way it has chosen to spend a $4 million donation left by a longtime university librarian in his will.

Friday, Sep. 23, 2016

In celebration of its 50thyear, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to launch Home for the Holidays, a competition sponsored by Scotiabank that will award one international student the chance to go home over the holiday season by covering the cost of a roundtrip ticket to the student’s home country.

Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016

The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) has welcomed two new members in North America, bringing its total membership to 98 schools with 139 centres worldwide.  International Center for Languages Studies in Washington, DC in the US and VanWest College in Vancouver and Kelowna in Canada joined the network of independent language schools this month.

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016

In a scene unfolding in many Latino communities throughout the country, the graduation ceremony at Garcia High School in Chicago was especially celebratory Saturday: 20% of the graduating seniors are illegal immigrants who can now put their education to use with work permits authorized by President Obama's new immigration rules.

Monday, Sep. 19, 2016

Immigration has arisen as a critical issue in the 2016 United States presidential election, yet the average US citizen may not know the breadth and depth of the immigrant population in the country and its contributions. According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, immigrants comprised 12.5% of the total US population. At that time, immigrants came predominantly from Mexico and Asia.

Friday, Sep. 16, 2016

The Mexico and Canada Institutes are pleased to host our Third Annual North American Energy Forum.

Click here for more information: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/third-annual-north-american-energy-forum

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016

When he was two, Jeremy Shuler was reading books in English and Korean. At six, he was studying calculus.

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016

Congratulations to the latest recipients of the Government of Canada’s unprecedented investments in people and ideas through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund:

Dalhousie University
Laurentian University
McGill University
Polytechnique Montréal
Queen’s University
Université de Montréal
University of Alberta
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Monday, Sep. 12, 2016

Should higher education be a profitable commodity or a public good? That’s the central question in the documentary “Starving the Beast.” Filmmaker Steve Mims turns his camera on the complicated battle over public universities and comes up with a movie that might be dry, but also feels necessary. “This is one of the country’s most important and least understood fights,” a narrator warns, and you can see why it’s so hard to grasp.

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