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Patterson: Don’t be betrayed by destinations

One of the greatest gifts in life is the ability to learn, said Bonnie Patterson, president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).

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Students bring new knowledge and fresh thinking to businesses August 26, 2015

Today, more than 50 per cent of undergraduate university students across all fields of study will have a co-op, internship or service learning experience over the course of their studies. And that number is growing.

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How arts education can help create better doctors August 4, 2015

To be a good doctor, researchers say, every medical student should aim to be something of a Renaissance man or woman.

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Supporting the Big Picture: Taking the Long View July 27, 2015

Patrick Deane contributes his thoughts on the current funding formula discussions to OUSA's Educated Solutions magazine, looking at the important voice that students offer to the discussion.

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McMaster aims to grow number of indigenous grad students in Canada July 27, 2015

McMaster university has launched a new program to increase the number of indigenous students in Canadian graduate schools – historically an area of study where they are underrepresented.

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Researchers find way for eagles and wind turbines to coexist August 27, 2015

Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, where potential for wind power is greatest with a lower threat to nesting eagles.

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Guelph graduate making Ontario a safer place for turtles August 26, 2015

Every year more than 500 turtles are brought to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (soon to be the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre) with life-threatening injuries, usually because they have been hit or run over by cars. That’s bad news, since seven of the eight species of turtle found in Ontario are endangered. Ontario Veterinary College graduate Sue Carstairs, who is director at the centre, says the eighth is at risk as well.

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Queen’s releases comprehensive international plan August 25, 2015

Queen’s has released its first Comprehensive International Plan, aimed at supporting the university’s international efforts from 2015 to 2019.

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York U researchers recommend strategies for success in school & job market August 25, 2015

Skills learned in the classroom are vital to succeeding in the ‘real world’, says York University Professor Thomas Klassen, coauthor of a book that offers tips for being successful in university, landing a great job and having a good life.

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