Monday, December 9, 2013

Taking your school to the streets: When campus meets community

Come on in! Canada post-secondary school grounds are shifting from hidden away to becoming essential parts of their neighbourhoods.

Historically, universities have been designed to feel like an educational oasis. Courtyards, student housing and large heritage buildings often give campus dwellers a feeling of exclusion from the rest of the city.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stratford ArtsMedia building partnerships to develop a local film and media industry

The University of Watererloo Stratford Campus.

The script is still being written about a new digital media-based arts organization in Stratford, but the producers are already hard at work to ensure that when it debuts, it has a shot at becoming a blockbuster.

And the buzz is building.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sixty third-year students coming to Stratford campus in September 2014

The University of Waterloo Stratford campus is inviting anyone with an interest in providing student accommodations to get in touch with its off-campus housing office.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Canada is diligently treading water

The BBC calls it "the world’s most important exam." In the world of high-stakes education reform, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings serve as a touchstone for policy makers and a benchmark for accountability to the tax-paying public.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Trash topic of weekend UX design camp exercise

Participants in the uXperience Design Camp.

Under any other circumstances, I would have been more flattered by the attention.

After all, I had groups of students hanging on my every word over the weekend.

Some see students. You see potential.

Shape the future this Giving Tuesday. Make a gift to help unlock two challenge grants! Donations will be directed to the Stratford School Excellence Fund, allowing us to recognize student excellence by awarding scholarships to GBDA and MDEI students this year, in honour of the School’s 10th Anniversary.