Learning And Education

Save today for tomorrow's post secondary costs

(NC) -- Today kindergarten, tomorrow college or university. It can be difficult for new parents to imagine sending their newborn off to university, but as many parents can attest, 18 years go by much faster than expected. According to TD Economics, the average cost of an undergraduate degree while living away from home is estimated at $84,000 and is only expected to rise, which means parents ....

Book Publisher Provides Critical Typesetting Services to Authors

Typesetting is the putting together of your manuscript, illustrations, and footnotes (if any), lay it out on a page and get it ready for printing. As easy as it seems, there are still a lot that needs to be looked into and carefully thought of when it comes to book publishing; and that is typesetting. This is where AgoraPublishing.com experience will benefit you. AgoraPublishing.com provides aut ....

Graduate Studies: Have a master plan for postgrad funding

(NC) -- A Master's degree offers the opportunity to delve deeper into a field of study, fulfill a personal dream of attaining a professional designation, and the earning potential that accompanies a law degree or MBA. With rising tuition costs, many post-graduates borrow to finance their education and put saving for the future on hold until their salary catches up. “The decision to pursue ....

Student budget blunders: How to avoid common money mistakes

(NC) -- Digging a financial hole for students studying away from home can easily happen in a number of different ways – like, dipping into the semester's food budget for a Spring Break vacation or withdrawing cash from a credit card to pay the rent. Quick-fix approaches can have long-term implications, but TD has a few tips to help post-secondary students make the grade without breaking the ....

Engage your children in imaginative building projects

(NC) -- During winter breaks, keeping kids entertained indoors is a challenge for most parents and caregivers. When it's too nasty to play outside, why not challenge your children with fun and educational building projects that are guaranteed to develop essential skills? Mag Ruffman, known as Canada's tool girl, explains that so many kids today - and even their parents - have never had the ....

School: For students, motivation can't be taught

(NC) -- By October, back-to-school enthusiasm has waned and bad school habits may be rearing their ugly heads. After the sheen of excitement about the new school year has worn off, students may need some extra encouragement to maintain their goals. So how can parents motivate their child? How can they encourage children to keep up with homework, study diligently for every test, and remain en ....

Help your child manage school stress

(NC) -- If you're feeling the pressures of a busy home life this fall, have you considered that your kids may be feeling the crunch too? Stress can affect everyone, even children. Learning how to handle the demands of school, extra-curricular activities and friendships can sometimes be hard. When the pressures build up, children can feel overloaded and anxious, so helping them learn how ....

University Students: Make an investment into your school year

(NC) — Students spend countless hours deciding what school to go to, what subject to major in and which roomates to live with. Although all of the above items are integral, it's also important for students to invest in technology that will help them succeed. Before heading to the store and getting overwhelmed by the number of options (should I get an Ultrabook? how do I know if the batter ....

University students can save money on textbooks

(NC) -- At the start of a new school semester, it's not only students who are learning to navigate the post-secondary education system. Parents are also on the same learning curve. As your child leaves the nest, ensuring you have given them everything they need, including how to save on back to school related items, is often as top of mind as the tearful goodbye. According to StatsCan, ....

Parents need to build resilience of post-secondary students

(NC) -- Most students measure time and achievements by the academic year, not the calendar year. This means New Year's Day is always in September. They arrive on campus for the big celebration and soon after, they're expected to settle down and apply themselves to the standard resolutions, like: This year I'm going to find the right balance, eat healthy food, get more sleep, and not leav ....

Education: How First Year Students Can Avoid Debt

(NC) --  New post-secondary students across the country may be prepared for the 'Freshman 15' when it comes to extra pounds, but students should also keep in mind expanding debt when they hit campus this fall. Student debt is on the rise and Raymond Chun, a senior vice president at TD Canada Trust, warns the repayment period of student loans can last years and cost thousands in interest ....

Technology: You are already using Cloud Computing?

Let's imagine that you own a business software development and does not yet use the facilities of work performed via homeoffice. So you and provide the equipment, need to worry about the licensing of all software used by his team, and this will repeat every time your company hire new employees to increase their staff. Just reading the above you should be imagining the stress that will face and ....

Laptop tips for back to school time

(NC) -- As another school year draws closer, weighing technology options is probably the furthest things from the minds of parents and students.  While both agree that laptops are a requirement, they have different views on what to look for in a laptop. According to a national survey of 1,000 Canadians, 23 per cent of students considered support for gaming a priority in a laptop, compared to ....

Canadian Science gets censored

Last summer, a rally of over 2,000 researchers, scientists, and students gathered on Parliament Hill to protest a federal trend of scientific censorship that began when the Conservative party took control of the Federal government in 2006. For the protesters, the government had crossed the line with numerous budget cuts to environmental research programs, extensive job cuts to Agriculture and Agri ....

University Bookstores: Canadian company helps acquire difficult-to-find titles

Dominion Book Distribution helps both university and community college bookstores find and acquire difficult-to-find titles internationally in behalf of academic courses. Dominionthe.com helps ensure that university professors get the textbooks that they need for diverse courses.  This not-for-profit organization is associated with book distributors, libraries, publishers and authors from aro ....

Learning by doing: Living in a community

I had limited understanding of social-sector and had little interaction with the communities living in far off areas of Kashmir. However, while staying back for a night in an area in district Bandipora in the vicinity of Wular lake and to tell you the truth that overnight stay changed the whole perspective and my understanding towards communities. That very night I stayed with a community leader a ....

Extracurricular activities to return to Ontario schools

(EMC news) - Extracurricular activities are set to resume after the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation decided to end its political action.

The Feb. 22 announcement means that public high school students across the province will once again enjoy extracurricular activities.

A statement posted on the federation's website announced the provincial council of the feder ....

Cooking - How to choose grills

(NC ) — Choosing your grill should start with thinking about how you want to cook for family and friends. Having been in the business almost 30 years and cooked 1000's of meals, the grilling family at Broil King recommend that you ask yourself these questions before you venture to your local grill store:What is your favorite grilled food? If hamburgers, hotdogs, and the o ....