Postsecondary education

Simon Fraser University's Integrated Studies Program: Developing Employability Skills Through Engagement with the Western Canon of Great Books (1998)

A new program at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University is using the great books tradition to allow adults to work part-time towards a Bachelor of General Studies degree in the liberal arts.

The Integrated Studies Program is a three-year program intended for mid-career employees who have completed half of a four-year degree, and who wish to finish their degree on a part-time basis.

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2013-12-03

Seneca College's Co-Operative Education: A Three-Way Partnership for Assessing and Developing Students' Employability Skills (1998)

Ontario’s Seneca College uses its cooperative education programs to help students develop their employability skills.

Students combine academic courses with work terms that offer them the chance to do productive work, not merely observe passively. They are paid for the work they do, which is supervised and evaluated by their employers.

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2013-11-28

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 2: Building on Teaching Strengths and Empowering Postsecondary Learners (1999)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is empowering postsecondary learners and building on faculty teaching strengths by integrating institution-wide employability skills and development objectives into all its courses and programs.

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2013-11-15

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative Phase 3: Integrating, Teaching to and Assessing Skills-based Learning Outcomes (2000)

In 1997, Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, launched an eight-year plan to integrate skills-based learning outcomes across the organization. In the third phase of the project, the college continued to find ways to support its instructors in the initiative.

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2013-11-14

Mount Royal College's College-Wide Learning Outcomes Initiative: Developing Transferable Skills for Workplace Success and Continuous Learning (1998)

Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, is preparing its graduates for workplace success and lifelong learning by developing their generic employability skills.

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2013-11-13

The educational attainment of Aboriginal peoples in Canada: National Household Survey (NHS) (2013)

NHS in Brief

Published by Statistics Canada, this document offers a look at educational attainment among Aboriginal people, based on data collected in the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Roughly 4.5 million households across Canada were selected for the NHS, representing about one-third of all households.

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2013-09-30

Smart ways to cover the cost of university [Video - 1:18] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is one in a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters.

Here, the focus is on covering the cost of a child’s postsecondary education. The narrator points out that for a child born in 2010, the cost of a four-year university degree is estimated to be only slightly less than $100,000.

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2013-09-17

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), simply put [Video - 1:13] (2012)

This document is housed on the Sun Life Financial server, under Brighter Life.

This video is one in a series dealing with a variety of money-related matters. Here, the focus is on saving for a child’s postsecondary education with a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Income earned in an RRSP is not taxed until it is withdrawn.

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2013-09-06

Faculty Participation in Research at Canadian Colleges (2008)

A National Survey

This document outlines the results of a survey of college faculty concerning their participation in research activity. More than 2,000 faculty members, representing 90 publicly-funded colleges in all 10 provinces and one territory, responded to the web-based questionnaire during a 10-week period early in 2007.

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2013-08-27

Retention of Aboriginal Students in Post-Secondary Institutions in Atlantic Canada: An Analysis of the Supports Available to Aboriginal Students (2009)

A collective project between Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, University of King's College, Memorial University, University of Prince Edward Island, Saint Mary's University and Saint Thomas University

This research project was designed to help Atlantic Canadian postsecondary institutions learn more about how they can enable Aboriginal students to succeed.

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