One Thought To Start Your Day
It’s that time of year again, where across the country students become interested in student government. Between now and the end of March (depending on your location) wannabe student leaders will be traipsing around campuses, giving 30-second class talks, putting up posters, and making promises of one sort or another. Like welcome week and spring break, it’s one of those campus rituals by which you can measure the passing of the seasons.
One of the surprising things (to me anyway) … [ Read More ]
As you all know, I spend a lot of time analyzing university finances, mainly because the data is easy to get and is quite detailed (Canadian higher education statistics are disastrous in many ways, but one area where our stats are better than almost anywhere else in the world is our institutional financial reporting – the FIUC Survey is genuinely world-class). But I normally don’t spend the same amount of time on community college, which is something … [ Read More ]
Today’s blog is a quick tour of the House of Commons Finance Committee report – released last month – as it relates to science and post-secondary education.
For the uninitiated, the Government of Canada’s budget process goes something like this: starting in late spring – maybe two months after the pervious budget – the political side of the Finance Department starts canvassing around government for big ideas (“themes” as they are known in the business). MPs spend some of their time over … [ Read More ]