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Jeudi 22 septembre 2011

Milena Stanoeva Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

TD Canada released a report on the value of a post-secondary education last week. Among other benefits, the report finds that Canadians with post-secondary education enjoy higher rates of employment and higher annual salaries, more than making up for the cost of education. 

The Ministry of Industry announced the first round of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients. Congratulations to all of this year’s fellows.  

Former Statistics Canada chief statistician Munir Sheikh released an essay detailing the decision by the government to cancel the mandatory long-form census and examining the consequences that a dearth of data would have on public policy and governmental decision-making. A PDF of his essay is available here.

Research from the Université de Montreal looks at the contributions of PhD students to academic research. The report found a positive correlation between students who co-authored published work and those who completed their degree, suggesting that team-work and mentorship are important factors in a student`s academic success.


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