Four Questions Ottawa Citizens Should Ask Before Voting for Their New School Trustees

As we all know, 2018 is an election year in Ontario. At the municipal level, the citizens of Ottawa will be asked to vote for a Mayor, for a new batch of City Councillors, and for School Trustees in four different districts: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), Conseil des écoles … Continue reading Four Questions Ottawa Citizens Should Ask Before Voting for Their New School Trustees

Here’s a Basic Idea, Ontario: No. Child. Left. Behind.

Consider this simple (and all too common) scenario: Noah is a smart kid, interested in a range of subjects, and happy to share his passions and newly discovered knowledge with his friends. His main problem is that, every weekday, he goes to his neighbourhood public school and he is bored, feels unengaged, and - occasionally … Continue reading Here’s a Basic Idea, Ontario: No. Child. Left. Behind.

Top 20 Reasons to Study in Canada

(1) Hundreds of thousands of young people choose Canada as their preferred international study destination each year (2) Countless academic specializations at world-renowned universities (3) Internationally recognized degrees and qualifications (4) World-class quality of education and research (5) Highly qualified faculty members and access to high-tech facilities (6) Opportunity to study and work in English, … Continue reading Top 20 Reasons to Study in Canada

Education as a Driver of Regional Integration: Not in North America

(Re-posted from Parallel 49 Education) “Education should be the foundation of a North American community,” US academic Robert Pastor argues in his book “The North American Idea” (2011). This is a proposition that he presents in several of his publications: acknowledging that North America is still a loosely structured construct, the educational sector would present … Continue reading Education as a Driver of Regional Integration: Not in North America