Students Nova Scotia gives their views on the idea of guarenteed employment for college and university grads through graduate employment subsidies.
Chronicle Herald Editorial: Health insurance for international students would make N.S. more inviting for settlementJanuary 30, 2013
This year, there are more than 6,000 international students studying at Nova Scotia’s post-secondary education institutions. The Chronicle Herald’s Jan. 26 story “No back burner for this cultural melting pot” highlighted these students’ incalculably valuable cultural contribution. Much attention has also been given to the fact that these students infuse our economy to the tune of $231 million per year and generate $3 in government revenue for every public dollar spent to support them. More
If you happened to be at CBU you may have seen a few sky blue posters being held by professors, students and people who just stopped in for a cup of coffee.The posters had large numbers across the top “2/11”
To find out more we reached Nicole MacDougall, she runs the Women’s Center and Michelle Lahey who is the CBU Student President.
When Students Nova Scotia held its student leader conference in May there was only one female president at a table with five men. Jonathan Williams, the organization’s executive director, was concerned about the lack of female representation.“Student unions are the only democratically legitimate organizations representing young Canadians,” he says. “It becomes particularly problematic that the people that are running those organizations are overwhelmingly men.”
You start first year university at (just say) Dalhousie and then decide for your second year that you really would like to go to St. FX, so you transfer over only to find out too late they won’t accept your English or French credit. This has been both confusing and the way things have worked for the last thirty-five years and students have had enough.
Moving Away from Enrolment Based Funding: An Interview on Jordi Morgan’s Maritime Morning (Talk 95.7)January 21, 2013
StudentsNS Executive Director, Jonathan Williams, discusses the organization’s recent report that calls accountability and better planning by moving away from a university funding model built almost entirely around enrolment numbers.
SYDNEY — A group that represents students is asking the province’s universities to consider allocating more of their government operating grant on areas other than enrolment growth.The provincial government uses the university funding distribution formula to provide grants to Nova Scotia’s 10 universities.