CONAHEC News and Information

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.

Friday, Sep. 09, 2016

Cambridge Education Group has announced further expansion into the US with its newest partnership with New York state’s University of Rochester. CEG’s ONCAMPUS division will set up an intensive English programme on the university’s campus for international students who may need additional tutoring in English before enrolling at the university. International students in their first year of study can... more

Thursday, Sep. 08, 2016

A Catholic university in Mexico City said the president of Mexico met the requirements for graduation with a law degree, while acknowledging parts of his 1991 thesis were plagiarised, reports Catholic News ServiceUniversidad Panamericana in Mexico City issued a statement last week saying the thesis submitted by then-student Enrique Pena Nieto – elected president in 2012 – conformed with... more

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