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May 11, 2021

Egypt’s Higher Education Minister calls on Egyptian scholars in US and Canada to support the country

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research aims to encourage Egyptian scholars who have studied abroad to support the future of Egypt, he said, stressing that these scholars are keen to contribute to the achievements of their homeland.

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Feb 23, 2021

Postponed exams spark concerns over pharmacist shortage

Hundreds of pharmacy graduates are forced to delay their entry into the workforce after their licensing exam, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), was suddenly postponed for a second time this year. Students are blaming administrators for failing to plan during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dec 1, 2020

Canada relaxes online study rules for post-graduate work permit

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a further relaxation of online study rules pertaining to post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligibility.

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Nov 1, 2020

International students can enter Canada from Oct. 20 onwards

International students can enter Canada from Oct. 20 onwards if their designated learning institution (DLI) has a government-approved COVID-19 readiness plan in place. This comes after IRCC approved 56,000 study permits after the relaxing of online study rules.

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Sep 18, 2020

Canadian Medical Students Demand Change After ‘Inhumane’ Exam Conditions

Graduating medical school students are required to take part one of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam (MCCQE) at some point during their first year of residency. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students will now have to take the exam online which has resulted in several difficulties.

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Sep 4, 2020

School Reopening Plans, Province By Province

As schools resume across Canada in September, changes are being implemented province by province to protect students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister announced $2 billion in support for provinces and territories to ensure the safety of students and staff members throughout the school year.

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Sep 4, 2020

COVID-19 and changes to postgraduate medical education in Canada

Postgraduate medical education in Canada drastically changed due to COVID-19. This article identifies key issues that medical schools and residents face in this new paradigm of medical education.

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Canada: Nunavut

Overview

The Territory of Nunavut is the newest and largest territory of Canada. It is located in northern Canada and is bordered by the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, the Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean. Nunavut is the same size as Western Europe, but with a population of 29,474, it is the smallest province or territory in Canada in terms of population. 83.6% of the population is Inuit.

The area of present-day Nunavut has been continuously populated for 4,000 years. The first European explorer in the area, Martin Frobisher, arrived in 1576. As a result of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act which were passed by the Canadian Parliament on July 9, 1993, the Territory of Nunavut was created. It was officially separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999.

Nunavut means "our land" in Inuktitut which is the language Inuit. The official languages are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. The Government has a goal of a fully bi-lingual (Inuktitut and English) population by 2020.

Education

Education in Nunavut is free and compulsory from ages 6 to 15. Currently, the Nunavut Department of Education oversees the country's education system.

Primary and Secondary Education

Primary school is 6 years and begins at age 6. It is divided into Division 1 (years 1-3) and Division 2 (years 4-6). Junior high school is 3 years and senior high school is 3 years. Upon successful completion of senior high school, students are awarded a High School Graduation Diploma.

Post-Secondary Education

There is only one post-secondary educational institution: Nunavut Arctic College. It offers many short-term (8 weeks) vocational and technical programs, as well as one-year certificate programs and two-year diploma programs. The diploma programs are designed to prepare students to transfer to 4-year colleges and universities in other provinces and territories. In conjunction with Dalhousie University, if offers a Bachelor of Science in Arctic Nursing, and in conjunction with McGill University, a Bachelor of Education.

Teacher Training

Primary and secondary school teachers must hold a Bachelor of Education.


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