In a fresh sign that Canada’s power balance is shifting ever more West, universities in Alberta and British Columbia are outperforming those in Ontario as academia is lured to newer universities that have richer grants and more up-and-coming research stars.

“The intellectual centre of gravity of Canada is shifting west much faster than people realize,” said Alex Usher, president of Higher Education Strategy Associates.

His Toronto-based firm specializes in providing measurement systems, data collection and strategic development to a range of players in the post-secondary field, including governments, colleges and universities, and non-governmental organizations.

Despite investments from Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government — which was responsible for, in Mr. Usher’s opinion, arguably the best years in Ontario in terms of new funding for higher education — the province has been slipping behind Alberta and British Columbia for two decades.

Click here to read the entire National Post article.

Due to technical complications, the ebooks in the Irwin Law Collection are a bit tricky to find at the moment. The records in the Catalogue have old links and will be replaced soon.

For now, use this URL and then either browse or search for titles. Titles found in Summon are unfortunately a mix of good and bad links right now.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

“History Unmasked with GIS: Politics and agriculture in Victorian Britain” is the topic for October’s GIS Users Group, presented by Stephen Peplow.  Stephen is a PhD candidate in Land and Food Systems.  His research includes a fascinating use of GIS and spatial analysis to study 19th century Britain.

Tuesday, October 25
Koerner Library Level 2, Room 216

All are welcome to attend.

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