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Hard times ahead for Canadian universities? A story in today’s Globe and Mail warns of coming “painful cuts” to student aid, scholarships and program funding at Canadian universities as a result of the ongoing upheaval in the global financial sector and millions of dollars in lost investments.

Report card on education and skills: Last week the Conference Board of Canada released its report card on education and skills in Canada. Canadian education scored a “B” grade and was told to work on its “Ph.D.s and graduates in disciplines that support innovation, while pushing to improve the adult literacy rate”.

Skilled Trades Week: This week marks Skills Canada’s annual Skilled Trades Week in Canada. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Skilled Trades Week events will coincide with the College of the North Atlantic’s annual College Day.

Germany’s tuition fee debate: A survey commissioned by Germany’s Education Ministry has caused a renewed uproar regarding plans for the implementation of tuition fees in Germany’s Länder (i.e., states). The survey findings reportedly indicate that more young Germans are deterred from studying by tuition fees than previously thought.

 
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