Posts By: Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald

Education News – Critics blast ?political appointment? at MUN

ST. JOHN’S (CUP) ? N.L. Liberal Education Critic Roland Butler doesn’t doubt Robert Simmonds? qualifications, but he does question the motives behind his appointment as chair of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s board of regents. Simmonds was once one half of the Simmonds-Kennedy law firm?the other half being N.L. Finance Minister Jerome Kennedy. He also advised… Read more »

Education News – Aboriginal post-secondary levels lag behind

ST. JOHN’S (CUP) ? A recent study shows aboriginal students are less likely to finish university than non-aboriginals?a fact one expert attributes to inadequate high-school education. Aboriginal students aged 25 to 34 have a post-secondary completion rate of 42 per cent, and those aged 35 to 44 have a rate of 47 per cent, according… Read more »