Postsecondary education

Indigenous Language Instructors' Certificate - Elders Circles: How Indigenous Knowledge informs and directs the development of an instructors' certificate in Indigenous languages (2010)

Report on findings

This report outlines a project carried out to examine the role of indigenous knowledge in the design and development of indigenous language certification in the province of Alberta. It is intended to be a catalyst for language revitalization and maintenance efforts, and to support the efforts of a working group trying to forge long-term partnerships between universities and First Nations colleges.

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2012-11-16

A Path Out of Poverty (2006)

Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education

This report examines a set of policies and practices formerly in place in British Columbia that supported access to post-secondary education and upgrading programs for income assistance (IA) recipients, particularly those facing multiple barriers to employment and education. The policies ended in 2002.

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2012-10-11

Quality Assurance in PLAR: Annotated Bibliography – Volume 3 (2007)

This annotated bibliography is part of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education.

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2012-10-02

Quality Assurance in PLAR: A Guide for Institutions - Volume 2 (2007)

This document grew out of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education. It offers practical ideas for post-secondary institutions and individual faculty members on how they can improve PLAR quality assurance measures.

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2012-09-24

Quality Assurance in PLAR: Issues and Strategies for Post-secondary Institutions – Volume 1 (2007)

This document is part of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education. The research included literature reviews, interviews with quality assurance experts at the partner institutions, focus groups with adult learners, and individual interviews with internationally educated professionals who had experienced PLAR.

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2012-09-17

Advantage New Brunswick: A Province Reaches to Fulfill its Destiny (2007)

This is the final report of a commission established to examine postsecondary education in the province of New Brunswick.

Between January and September 2007, the commission released a discussion paper; gathered data; consulted with students, postsecondary education stakeholders, and the public; and looked at the findings and recommendations from other provincial commissions.

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2012-09-07

Jobs of the Future: Options and Opportunities (2012)

In this document, the author begins by pointing out that the aging of the baby boom generation means there will be a significant decline in the proportion of Canada’s population in the prime working years of 15 to 64. At the same time, the emergence of the knowledge economy demands that the proportion of the labour force with postsecondary education or training must increase dramatically to prevent an economic crisis.

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2012-08-24

Aboriginal and rural under-representation in Canada's medical schools (2008)

Lessons in Learning – April 17, 2008

Aboriginal people represent 4.5 percent of the Canadian population, but less than one percent of first-year medical students in Canada surveyed for a 2001 study were Aboriginal people. The same study showed that while almost a quarter of Canadians live in rural areas, only about 11 percent of medical students were from such communities.

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2012-08-10

Gappers: Taking time off between high school and post-secondary studies (2008)

Lessons in Learning – June 26, 2008

Taking a “gap year” between high school and postsecondary education is a common practice in the United Kingdom and Australia, but less common in Canada. “Gappers” choose to delay enrolment for any of a number of reasons, including the need to earn money to pay for further studies or a desire to travel.

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2012-07-16

Steps to an Apprenticeship (2011)

This brief document outlines the different paths to an apprenticeship in Ontario and provides advice for making the most of the opportunities available.

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2012-06-06

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