Posts By: Scott Jacobsen

Scott Jacobsen

Canadian Science News

Format of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee A press release from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada said, “When Canada’s scientists have the best support to meet their needs, whether new labs and equipment, access to funding, or opportunities to collaborate with their research peers or train new generations of students—they are able to pursue… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Bragg family Music Education Contributions Mount Allison University said, “The Department of Music at Mount Allison University is celebrating the announcement of a $1-million endowment for the program.  The new funds, announced Oct.  27, will help support performance and experiential learning opportunities for Music students.” John Bragg founded the Bragg Women Music Opportunities Fund.  Bragg… Read more »

Canadian Science News

U of A Funding Boost for Science Global News: Science said, “The federal government is investing nearly $24 million towards research equipment at the University of Alberta. On Thursday, the government announced $23.8 million in funding.” These projects to be developed may lead to “ground-breaking results” in adapting forests to climate change and looking into heart… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Mental Health Funding Boost for Students “Post-secondary students in Alberta will be able to better access mental health services thanks to a three year grant from the province,” the Daily Herald Tribune said. There was an announcement made at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) by Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt. GPRC President and CEO,… Read more »

The What, Why, and How of CASA

What is CASA? CASA, or the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, was established in 1995. It was a response to post-secondary institutions recognizing the need for an organization to defend and promote student priorities at the federal level. It is a non-partisan, not-for-profit voice for Canadian students at polytechnic, undergraduate and graduate institutions. Its goals… Read more »

Mi CASA es su CASA

AUSU is a member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, better known as CASA, a group that lobbies the federal government and the public to bring awareness of issues that post-secondary students are facing, and provide student-driven ideas to address them. Michael McDonald is currently the Executive Director of CASA, and previously worked for… Read more »