Nick Falvo

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Sep 2, 2011

Copyright on campus

Nick Falvo
A recent article by George Monbiot in The Guardian takes a critical look at academic publishers, apparently with a focus on the United Kingdom.
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Sep 2, 2011

Quebec tuition fees

Nick Falvo
In light of plans by the Charest government to increase tuition fees in Quebec by 75 per cent over the next 5 years, Eric Martin and Simon Tremblay-Pepin have written an article on Quebec tuition.
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Aug 26, 2011

The racialized impact of tuition fees

Nick Falvo
Mainstream policy wonks claim that tuition fees and rising levels of student debt in Canada are inconsequential. While enrollment is rising, the increases in costs do not affect all groups equally.
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Aug 23, 2011

The double whammy of defunding universities

Nick Falvo
Federal funding for post-secondary education in Canada is decreasing. In addition to the obvious impact that this can have on quality, it can also exacerbate at least two types of inequities.
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Aug 15, 2011

Concordia's 'culture of contempt'

Nick Falvo
A report on governance at Concordia University paints a picture of a rogue Board of Governors that ignored its own rules, undermined its president, and micro-managed the operations of the university.
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Aug 4, 2011

Tuition increases by stealth

Nick Falvo
On Tuesday night, Peterborough city council approved a plan for a for-profit corporation to own and operate a new student residence at Trent University. I'm concerned that this may signal a new trend.
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Jul 25, 2011

Is social assistance a 'poverty pariah'?

Nick Falvo
An article in NOW Magazine looks at social assistance in Ontario. The article is aptly entitled "Poverty pariah," in light of how apparently unpopular Ontario's welfare system has become.
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Jul 23, 2011

Global university rankings

Nick Falvo
The European University Association (EUA) recently released a report they had commissioned entitled Global University Rankings and Their Impact.
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Jun 6, 2011
Incidence of Debt in 2009 - By Age

Reduce student debt to reduce household debt

Nick Falvo
In 1990, the average Canadian household had debt representing just under 90 per cent of its personal disposable income. Today, that figure stands at roughly 150 per cent.

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