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A wrong turn for Canada’s Study Permit system?

September 16th, 2013

Having called for increased vigilance over fraud in the Study Permit system for years, I applaud the recent objectives of the Canadian government. Requiring greater accountability is great. But in mixing immigration and education, the Government is enabling the exact formula which has led to most of the fraud and abuse. Read More

Is BC starting International School clean up ?

May 11th, 2013

The B.C. government has decertified one of the many high schools in China licensed to offer a British Columbia high school diploma. Is this the start of much stricter oversight by B.C. and other Canadian provincial governments? Read More

Does Canada want willy-nilly in India ?

November 16th, 2012

The recent article, “Country could do more to attract Indian students, says critic” poses a question constantly bandied about in Canadian circles. Yes it could do better. But the article’s cursory nature is ultimately a disservice to a more penetrating examination of the wider issues. Read More

Canada to share diplo missions with the UK

September 26th, 2012

With Foreign Affairs Canada recent announcement of the major step forward in sharing diplomatic resources overseas, will this advance or hinder its international student recruitment file? Here are some quick thoughts. Read More

Tilting at Degree Mills??

January 31st, 2012

Douglas College in British Columbia released an announcement that it has “initiated an independent review of the policies and procedures governing the college’s partnership programs in China. Read More

Regulating Education Agencies, Does Canada need the same?

January 12th, 2012

The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) was born of an interest amongst U.S. educational institutions to create a system for approving overseas education agencies.
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Cheating in Toronto points to much bigger problem.

December 13th, 2011

The Toronto Star ran related stories in the past days regarding a litany of egregious practices in Toronto private high schools in which, to sum up, students were getting grades and diplomas on unsustainable bases. Hardly a new story, the report is nonetheless important for its sheer sweep and depth of excavation in this area.
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Agents and Accountability

November 16th, 2011

Abolish all education agents? That’s what the estimable international education expert Philip Altbach concludes in “Agents and Third-Party Recruiters in International Higher Education”, published in the similarly estimable International Higher Education. According to Altbach, “agents and recruiters have no legitimate role in international higher education” (at p. 13).
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About Dani

Dani has consulted universities, colleges, governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of international education since 1997. He is co-founder of Higher-Edge, the parent of Overseas, Overwhelmed, and a director of the Canadian University Application Centre. He is a former international and human rights lawyer and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Law School.

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