Alastair Summerlee named Carleton’s interim president

Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) has announced the appointment of Alastair Summerlee as Carleton’s interim president and vice-chancellor. Summerlee will take over from current Carleton president and vice-chancellor Roseann Runte to become the university’s 14th president. Summerlee served two terms as president and vice-chancellor at the University of Guelph (U of G), Chris Carruthers, chair of the BoG, stated in a press release. “As president, he championed the importance of the student experience and teaching and learning, while also continuing to teach, supervise graduate students and conduct his own research,” Carruthers said. “His leadership experience, combined with his commitment to social justice and international development, will bring great value to the Carleton community.” According to the press release, Summerlee began his […]

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Ontario to reduce teachers’ college grads by half

Ontario will reduce the number of new teachers’ college graduates in half beginning in September 2015, while also extending the time it takes to graduate from one to two years, the provincial government announced June 5. As part of the changes, the province announced it would also reduce the per-student funding it provides by about 20 per cent. The governing Liberals, backed by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) said the changes would help new teachers find jobs and give them more practical training, doubling the amount of time they must complete in classroom placements from 40 to 80 days. The changes are aimed to eliminate the growing excess of new teachers’ college graduates who cannot find work in Ontario. […]

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