Tag Archives: education

Costa Rica: why it rates a top spot in the World Happiness Rankings

As I reported in a recent blog post, we spent our March Break week this year in Costa Rica. Along with its remarkable biodiversity and the resulting opportunities it presents its to visitors to observe an abundance of animals, birds, … Continue reading

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Nurturing our students, ensuring our future

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend our university’s annual Computer Science Research Expo, which is a day filled with student poster sessions, student and faculty research presentations, and industry panel discussions. I hadn’t had the luxury … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur l’éducation au Nouveau-Brunswick

Note: Another post in French. I’m taking French lessons again, and I find that trying to write my thoughts in French is a great way to practice. You should give it a try! Following on from my previous “Thoughts on … Continue reading

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Bhutan: the Dragon Kingdom in the Himalayas

I’ll never forget the day a colleague of mine from electrical engineering came bursting to my office unexpectedly. I had never seen this mild-mannered, middle-aged engineering prof so excited. “Jane,” he said, “I’ve just come back from a trip to … Continue reading

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Higher education, student debt, and options

University and college campuses everywhere are bustling with new and returning students.  Canadian business writers have responded to this annual migration with a number of articles about student finances, such as: “Six ways to ease the cost of university”, “Why … Continue reading

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