International students flock to Canadian universities

With the end of 2017 near, Maclean’s has published their annual review of Canadian universities, showcasing where out-of-province and international students are flocking. From the foreign student category, the University of British Columbia (UBC), McGill University, and Bishop’s University took gold, silver, and bronze on their number of enrolled international students. However, Carleton was ranked 18th on this list, with 12.5 per cent of the first-year undergraduate population travelling from foreign countries to enroll. From the out-of-province category, Mount Allison University took first with 51.2 per cent of its first-year student population coming from different provinces. From this section, Carleton stands at 26th place, with only 8.8 per cent of the undergraduate student body coming from out-of-province. What are universities […]

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Putting the tech in teaching

Imagine what school was like 30 years ago. The Internet was yet to be introduced, and most students were still learning the old school way—by heading to the library and searching through books. Fast forward to the early 2000s when overhead projectors and 40-pound desktop computers were forming the beginnings of what would become a progressive leap to integrating technology into learning environments. Learning isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of experience. Some students are visual learners, some auditory. Some like reading textbooks and memorizing facts, while others prefer a more hands-on approach. The California Science Teachers Association published a study called “What We Know About How People Learn” which stated: “In a pluralistic society, we cannot afford to have a monolithic […]

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Campus violence: How Carleton measures up when it comes to addressing sexual assault

As of November 2014, all universities in Ontario will be implementing uniform policies to address sexual assault. Looking forward, this could mean good things for safety and the overall experience for students and faculty on Carleton’s campus. But according to a recent Maclean’s study, nearly one in five female students in Canada and the U.S. will be sexually assaulted before the end of their university career. Carleton has measures in place to deal with sexual assault on campus, but is it equipped to handle an issue that is this pervasive? It’s still not enough Julie Lalonde, the director of the anti-street harassment group Hollaback Ottawa, doesn’t think so. “The sexual health centre has one full-time staff member and a couple […]

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