Where is the higher purpose in higher learning?

A lack of attention to the minds and hearts of students explains why Canadian universities are at risk of tearing apart

Where is the higher purpose in higher learning?TORONTO, Ont. Oct. 5, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Higher education has lost its way. For those working in the system, this news is old. The list of problems is long – too long to detail in this short space. For those on the outside, here’s the problem in a sentence: Universities have become “centres of excellence,” as many…

Tech startup values have no place in a university

York University has modelled its Bergeron Centre for engineering after a Silicon Valley startup. Bad idea

Tech startup values have no place in a universityTORONTO, Ont. Sept. 21, 2016/ Troy Media/ – On a recent trip to Quebec City, I sought refuge from the rain inside Notre-Dame Basilica. Despite noisy tourists, donation boxes blemishing every sanctuary and a gift shop planted tackily inside the once-grand vestibule, the basilica’s mission managed to poke through the noise. But just barely. Buildings do…
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