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ChatGPT prompting some professors to rethink how they grade students

In the News   |   January 31, 2023

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Instructors at Canadian postsecondary schools, warned that the struggle to prevent cheating with artificial-intelligence apps such as ChatGPT won’t be won by a technological arms race, are instead changing how they conduct assessments. Professors are de-emphasizing essays and take-home... read more

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How ChatGPT, other AI tools could change the way students learn

Articles of Interest   |   December 19, 2022

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Experts say artificial-intelligence programs, such as ChatGPT, could usher in new methods of educational assessment and curriculum that test creativity, though students will also have to develop literacy for the technology’s limitations and biases. ChatGPT... read more

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New Brunswick introduces changes to French immersion program

Articles of Interest   |   December 16, 2022

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New Brunswick students entering kindergarten and Grade 1 will spend half their day learning French, and the other half in English class starting this fall as the country’s only officially bilingual province looks to dismantle... read more

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Canadian doctors trained at international medical schools increasingly giving up on their home country for work

In the News   |   December 13, 2022

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Canada’s health care system needs physicians to fill important gaps, but it has also set up barriers for international graduates to practise here instead of the U.S., Britain and Australia. More below • How international med students... read more

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Census shows high rate of undergraduate and college education among Canadians, but complex trends lie behind it

Articles of Interest   |   December 5, 2022

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More than half of Canada’s working-age population has graduated from either university or college, the highest proportion in the G7 industrialized countries, according to the latest data from the 2021 census. The share of post-secondary... read more

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CUPE to end education protests in Ontario after Doug Ford says he will repeal legislation banning strike

In the News   |   November 7, 2022

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Ontario education workers say they will return to work in response to Premier Doug Ford’s pledge to repeal legislation that imposed a four-year contract on the union and return to bargaining. Ryan Bird, spokesman for... read more

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Federal student loans to become interest free, Freeland says in fiscal update

In the News   |   November 4, 2022

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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has announced plans to erase the interest on federal student and apprentice loans as part of the government’s fall fiscal update. The move, made amid soaring living costs and the threat of... read more

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Ottawa to lift restrictions on hours of work for international students

In the News   |   November 1, 2022

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For many international students, the news that they will soon be legally allowed to work as many hours as they want comes as a huge relief. The federal government announced earlier this month that it... read more

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Australian universities sound alarm on fraudulent Ontario diplomas

In the News   |   October 31, 2022

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Several top universities in Australia will now only accept Ontario diplomas from high schools that have been vetted, after a number of applicants may have used fake documents. At least two schools in Ontario say their names... read more

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Fewer than half of Ontario Grade 6 students met provincial standard in math: EQAO results

Articles of Interest   |   October 21, 2022

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Ontario’s Education Minister will deploy math teams to underperforming school boards, screen some of the youngest learners for reading difficulties, and start issuing parents another round of up to $250 per child to pay for... read more

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Laurentian University’s creditor-protection plan offers a new lease on life, but big challenges ahead

In the News   |   October 5, 2022

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No publicly funded university has ever tried what Laurentian is about to do to settle its debts and avoid dissolution. There’s no guarantee it will work, but with fall classes under way, some staff and... read more

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Montreal professor Gilles Brassard’s boundary-pushing work in quantum physics wins world’s largest science prize

In the News   |   September 23, 2022

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Gilles Brassard, a University of Montreal computer scientist who made seminal contributions to the field of quantum cryptography, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics, the world’s largest science prize. In an announcement... read more

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Educators are reconsidering how they grade students after COVID-19 upended school life

In the News   |   September 6, 2022

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For high-school teacher Stacie Oliver, the past two years have given her a new perspective on how to best assess students. For a long time, she’d wrestled with the usefulness of assigning marks, researching its... read more

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Canadian universities are rushing to address critical shortage of student housing

In the News   |   August 29, 2022

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A hot rental market across Canada is squeezing postsecondary students with universities and private companies trying to meet growing demand with a mini-boom in residence building. Universities have been adding new residence spaces, with several new... read more

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International students waiting for visas from Ottawa at risk of missing start of classes

In the News   |   August 26, 2022

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Delays in processing student visas have put a large number of international students at risk of missing the start of fall classes this year, as the federal Immigration Department struggles to keep up with what it... read more

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