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11/30/16

Saskatchewan Gradworks internship program cut

The financial axe has fallen on a government internship program originally designed to fill the gap left by departing baby boomers and stem the brain drain from this province. “This, on top of what we’ve seen with de-funding of universities, 11,000 fewer jobs than last year — I think it’s more bad news for young people in the province,” said the NDP’s Carla Beck, critic for the Crown Investments Corp. (CIC). “It’s very unfortunate,” she added. Workers in the Gradworks Intern... +Read More
11/29/16

Indigenous education could provide $90B boost to Sask. economy, says U of S professor

U of S economist Eric Howe says his solution to erasing the provincial deficit is a ‘no brainer’ Erasing the province’s billion-dollar deficit will require bold moves, but a University of Saskatchewan professor says his solution is “a no brainer.”… +Read More
11/18/16

No big bucks to be saved by merging schools divisions: expert

Education finance expert John Weins says cons of fewer school boards outweigh the pros Saskatchewan might be tempted to merge school divisions, but it will not save the government a tonne of money, an educational expert says. John Weins, the retired dean… +Read More
10/18/16

New Alberta curriculum to be built by subject experts and industry leaders

Industry leaders and future employers will be among those helping guide Alberta Education in their journey to build the best curriculum possible for Alberta’s kids. Alberta Education is in the first stages of their four-year plan to overhaul the province’s curriculum for the six main subject areas (math, social studies, sciences, arts education, language arts—English and French—and wellness education,) and said after teachers and subject experts have laid out the foundation for the new curriculum, they’ll be seeking the input... +Read More
09/29/16

Edmonton mental health advocates to meet with Duke and Duchess

Two Edmonton youth mental health advocates will get the chance to share their messages with royalty this weekend. University of Alberta students Nancy Zhao and Ryan Forster will join 17 other students aboard a tall ship in Victoria, B.C. on Saturday in a special meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. Zhao, who founded a local chapter of Jack.org, a national non-profit advocacy group working to change how people talk about youth mental health, said it was... +Read More
09/07/16

Liberals hand U of S $77.8 million for massive water research program

A new $143.7-million water research program could have “vast” economic benefits for Saskatchewan by allowing scientists to predict and citizens to prepare for floods, droughts and towering summer storms, according to its associate director. “If we go back in history, every civilization has been built upon its ability to manage its water successfully, and when civilizations have collapsed, it’s because they failed to do so,” University of Saskatchewan hydrologist John Pomeroy told reporters. “The deserts of the world are full of... +Read More
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