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Knowledge of economics and finances should be accessible to all

By Jesse Stilwell, March 13 2018 — Every March, governments across Canada must pass budgets through their respective houses. These are some of the most powerful policy packages that governments create. They dictate how every government action will be funded and whether governments will run surpluses or deficits. Citizens should pay attention to budget policies…

Bonuses for faculty representatives among topics at Feb. 27 SLC

By Jesse Stilwell, March 1 2018 — The Feb. 27 Student Legislative Council (SLC) meeting began with a discussion led by vice-president academic Tina Miller on proposed amendments to the transition process for incoming and outgoing faculty representatives. The proposed changes include shifting the existing March bonus to April in order to incentivize outgoing representatives…

Head-to-Head: Is RateMyProfessor.com helpful?

March 1, 2018 — Students often use the website RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) when making their class schedules.Does it ensure success come September or is it misleading at best? When I build my course schedule, I always pick classes knowing that I’m going to shop around in the two-weeks at the beginning of the semester after I…

How students can set long-term financial goals

By Jesse Stilwell, January 29 2018 — Financial goals aren’t on the minds of many university students. But this isn’t a tradition students should continue. The financial realities of adulthood creep up on people faster than they expect and life is filled with unexpected expenses that can derail even the strongest financial plans. Many of…

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