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IN THE NEWS: March 7, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about post secondary education, and poverty, from various news sources including the Vancouver Sun, the StarPhoenix, and the Chronicle Herald.


Douglas Todd: Visible minority women are the most educated people in Canada.  Vancouver Sun, March 3, 2016

They are more likely to have a university degree than white women, or men in general, Statistic Canada finds.

‘Free’ tuition creates two-tier system‘Free’ tuition creates two-tier system. Toronto Sun, March 5, 2016

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s decision to make university and college tuition “free” for low income students…

Students hope ministry will review all new college feesVancouver Sun (blog), March 4, 2016

Student leaders hope the government will review proposed fee increases at colleges and universities that appear…


Social Innovation is Golden: Rising grocery prices pushing food security to the forefront. StarPhoenix, March 6, 2016

On March 14, the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership will be hosting a public discussion on food…

Ontario basic income pilot: What can we learn from it? The Chronicle Herald, March 4, 2016

The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is a strategy for poverty reduction that is simpler and more effective than…

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IN THE NEWS: March 4, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about post secondary education, community partners, and access to education from various news sources including the Times Colonist, Halifax Metro, and the Regina Leader-Post.


BC Training and Education Savings Grant. KamloopsCity.com. March 3, 2016

BC allowing ‘sneak’ college fee increases: NDP. Times Colonist. March 3, 2016

Vancouver Island University and North Island College have both announced new fees in recent months, as…

‘They’re afraid of these fee hikes:’ public Dalhousie tuition hike meeting not so public. Halifax Metro. March 2, 2016

Dalhousie director of communications Brian Leadbetter approached Metro at the presentation, and asked that…


Ontario ACORN leading the way in fight against predatory lenders! ACORN Canada website. March 3, 2016

A great turnout at the Toronto ACORN Fair Banking Forum on Feb 27 heard from residents who have …


First Nations University of Canada implements cost-cutting measures. Regina Leader-Post. March 2, 2016

It was business as usual at the First Nations University of Canada on Wednesday, as high school students ….

Failing Canada’s First Nations children. Global News. March 2, 2016

When Priscilla King’s eldest daughter turned 14, she had to send her away to high school, hundreds of …


Lake Wobegon Days: Half Of American Children Are In Near Poverty. Forbes. March 3, 2016

The effects of Medicaid, SNAP, the EITC, free school meals, Section 8 vouchers, in fact the whole plethora…

11 Research U’s Improve Low-Income Graduation Rates. Inside Higher Ed. March 3, 2016

The group’s members also decreased their gap in graduation rates between low-income students and…

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