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Ken Steele is Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, and in this webcast he rounds up emerging trends, research data, best practices and innovative new ideas for higher education. (For HD version see YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo or Facebook. Audio only podcast version available separately.)
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Dec 16, 2015

Ken Steele completes his survey of recent trends in college and university holiday greeting videos in this week’s 20-minute episode of Ten with Ken. (If you missed Part 1, watch it at https://youtu.be/iImd9p1O3nQ ). This time, we look at highlights from 27 institutional videos from some of our favourite categories: comedy and parody, seasonal goodwill gestures, and campus choirs and musicians.

We’ve had to significantly edit these videos for the podcast, and although we’ve tried to retain their flavour and focus on their best moments, you may want to go watch the full, unedited versions:


MARKETING DEPARTMENT GREETINGS:

Fanshawe College Reputation & Brand Management, 2014 - https://youtu.be/o-DdAhlUbBY

University of Waterloo Communications & Public Affairs, 2014 - https://youtu.be/DuwCR7PGJqg

Western University Creative Services, 2014 - https://youtu.be/WFC-tiKVvBE


HUMOUR & PARODY:

Bow Valley College 2014 - https://youtu.be/dT6s4A8X8GM

University of Waterloo Faculty of the Environment, Kris Kringle Research Institute 2013 - https://youtu.be/jx-tI5rLi3s

UBC Ubyssey, 36 Things to Do 2014 - https://youtu.be/qinukwkwzwk

Sheridan College Bachelor of Animation, 2014 - https://youtu.be/aHhLNCsytRs


SEASONAL GOODWILL GESTURES:

WestJet Christmas Miracle, 2013 - https://youtu.be/zIEIvi2MuEk

University of Waterloo Faculty of the Environment, 2014 - https://youtu.be/ycx6mOHh0uk

Trinity Western University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/3uVk_f4xT7k

McMaster University, The Spirit of Giving 2014 - https://youtu.be/b1C7hU45eC0

Red Deer College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/T51u6kxFmnc

Humber College, Spreading a Little Humber Happiness 2014 - https://youtu.be/PHWrbFwEkZg

Saint Mary’s University (Halifax), Be Thoughtful Be Festive 2014 - https://youtu.be/51He8sxwSTA

University of Victoria, Holiday Wishes 2014 - https://youtu.be/SvcSfPFcGi8

Durham College, Make it Merry 2014 - https://youtu.be/BhcrMrd2-AI


MUSICIANS & CHOIRS:

University of Waterloo Applied Health Sciences, 2013 - https://youtu.be/dRhmITUxEc4

Carleton University VP Research, 2014 - https://youtu.be/7QWWF63VNMY

Upper Canada College, A Jingle Bells School Day, 2013 - https://youtu.be/OSkPQVhJRdg

Huron University College, 12 Days of Christmas, 2013 - https://youtu.be/N81ybB-kqlA

Mohawk College, Holiday eCard 2013 - https://youtu.be/6NV-S_l9DJA

Mohawk College, Behind-the-Scenes 2013 - https://youtu.be/sNx_qr-SxPk

Huron University College, Decorating in the Chapel, 2013 - https://youtu.be/EkUNNrxYjt0

Algonquin College, President’s Holiday Message 2014 - https://youtu.be/Wla_j1g0nSA

Bow Valley College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/-eWLBmdIswI

King’s University College Chamber Choir, 2014 - https://youtu.be/m3QV1J9O1lQ

Capilano University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/DOCAgUMcvrc (also used over our closing credits)

Cambrian College Choir, The Winter’s Night 2014 - https://youtu.be/ca9RX3nLjr0

St Clair College Performing Arts Students, O Holy Night 2014 - https://youtu.be/uHXPvjBCWW4


If you’ve seen a noteworthy campus greeting message this year, check to see if it’s on our 2015 Holiday Greetings playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLodJ8ParJmYULq5f-_JsusgbW1V8BNfSd . If not, please drop me an email at ken@eduvation.ca so we can add it. (We’ll discuss this year’s crop next December.)

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Best wishes for a peaceful holiday with family and friends, and for a happy and prosperous 2016! We’ll be back in early January with several “Year in Review” episodes of Ten with Ken!

Dec 11, 2015

As Canadian campuses wind down toward the winter holidays, Ken Steele surveys recent trends in college and university holiday greeting videos in 2 special extended episodes of Ten with Ken. In this week’s 19-minute episode, Ken shares extremely tightly-edited highlights from 49 institutional videos in 5 categories: animated greeting cards, short story vignettes, personal greetings, Q&A compilations, and multilingual greetings.

Thompson Rivers University's marketing department captures the challenges of being politically correct and gaining committee approval, 2014 - https://youtu.be/5S5h_x8vLCQ

ANIMATED CARDS:
Vancouver Community College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/l_xwoG4e4CM
University of Waterloo, CECA, 2014 - https://youtu.be/Bv5DoNH2PK0
St Lawrence College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/0KzxSuDVak8
University of Winnipeg, 2013 - https://youtu.be/yjTKfdn2Pjw
Georgian College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/APdQM1wWKYM
Humber College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/UECuf6MblwI
BCIT, 2014 - https://youtu.be/kiJmwr1Oop4
Centennial College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/jt5Zm_HamLE
Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2013 - https://youtu.be/GHSyo8uygs4
Red Deer College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/uW2gWhbsJs0
Carleton University, 2010 - https://youtu.be/jYJvv9cJ2e4
Ryerson University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/RA3RdWDgWQY
Camosun College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/lcTvWbO3PZg
UBC, Interactive Website, 2014 - https://support.ubc.ca/ecards/holiday-card-2014/
Nipissing University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/WwOM1-CWBNE
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 2014 - https://youtu.be/aliM2MOwzvs
Royal Roads University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/kUf0A3jx8Jk
George Brown College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/orUM1PPPV2k
Acadia University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/_QWIUq9JsZw
Nova Scotia Community College, 2012 - https://youtu.be/99mCxoykG-Y
Mohawk College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/S9GrSNxdGnk
Niagara College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/sQBxQQfuN1w
Western University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/BHU5GPrqxps

VIGNETTES:
Sheridan College, 2013 - https://youtu.be/GOXFAN4gRRM
Sheridan College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/jU3Rb1ZYkh8
York University Lassonde School of Engineering, 2014 - https://youtu.be/BvcELvQimPc
Western University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/McDzHIkKMco

PERSONAL GREETINGS:
Collège Boréal, 2013 - https://youtu.be/yNw1Po8tPMg
St Lawrence College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/DTbnoNYqKBI
Briercrest College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/KRUHGnms9rM
Mount Royal University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/mYANycbBYUE
Trent University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/xf9HawOXgr4
Simon Fraser University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/OV67RXMCd2o
Thompson Rivers University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/YCuS-bGItfA
University of Waterloo, 2014 - https://youtu.be/Peb_Dpvjqbc
Algonquin College, 2014 - https://youtu.be/Wla_j1g0nSA
Nipissing University, 2014 - https://vimeo.com/113403258

Q&A COMPILATIONS:
Dalhousie University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/Wu_J8Nmn8X8
King’s University College at Western, 2013 - https://youtu.be/G557sfnMxTw
Saint Francis Xavier University Athletics, 2014 - https://youtu.be/v-MLNQOj6uY
University of the Fraser Valley, 2014 - https://youtu.be/v-lR1708CDI
Queen’s University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/1pcIt7vuFFc

MULTILINGUAL GREETINGS:
Vancouver Island University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/s4eRu4R3a3g
Vancouver Island University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/iEjJpctxWoU
Cape Breton University, 2014 (no longer online)
Ryerson University, International Student Life, 2014 - https://youtu.be/3-ulasYNuXU
McGill University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/M8NgbWtezGI
Dalhousie University, 2013 - https://youtu.be/cUvNrgNTJCg
Simon Fraser University, 2014 - https://youtu.be/Ql92s8LaL2Q

Stay tuned next week for part 2, in which we share excerpts from 27 more holiday greeting videos, from categories like comedy and parody, seasonal goodwill gestures, and campus choirs!

If you’ve seen a noteworthy campus greeting message this year, check to see if it’s on our 2015 Holiday Greetings playlist. If not, please drop me an email: ken@eduvation.ca.

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Dec 4, 2015

Ken Steele sums up trends in on-campus housing, as colleges and universities build more and more residences, to appeal to international students, teenagers and their parents. Western University has 5,346 residence rooms, and most built in the past decade feature a semi-private floorplan with private bedroom and study space, shared washrooms, kitchen and living area. Colleges have increasingly been following suit, such as Fanshawe College, whose Merlin House accommodates 428 students in a similar fashion. Amenities arms races in Canada are nothing compared to those at American colleges (consider for example the $7 million leisure pool at Texas Tech University), but nonetheless the bar keeps rising for luxury campus housing. For example, Brescia University College opened a new $30-million residence in 2013 with private rooms, queen-sized beds, individual thermostats, and even room service. The University of Winnipeg opened a residence, McFeetors Hall, that combines 172 student dorms with 25 ground-floor townhomes, half reserved for community housing.  

In many provinces, capital debt is discouraged for residence construction, so increasingly institutions are turning to P3s (public-private partnerships) to design, build, and sometimes manage student residences (such as Thompson Rivers University, Ryerson University, and SAIT Polytechnic). If institutions don't build enough residence space, private developers will often swoop in to build apartment towers adjacent to campus. In some cases, student residences are an integral part of the academic mission of the institution, such as the Velocity Residence at the University of Waterloo, a "dormcubator" designed to incubate new student-run businesses (and already a success, considering graduates like Ted Livingston, founder of Kik Interactive, who donated $1 million to establish a seed money fund for future student ventures).  

In a previous episode, we argued that there has been a rise in part-time and commuter students on campus, even when they are "invisible" (see the episode at https://youtu.be/e5GGxa2Z7EY ). Some institutions are dedicating dorm space to commuter students, such as Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. UBC Okanagan has created "Collegia" to provide space to study, cook, socialize, or nap for commuter students on campus. Ryerson University has opened a new commuter hostel, with 9 rooms available to students for $35 per night, on a limited basis. 

Some residences are considerably less luxurious. In Terrace BC, Northwest Community College opened a 49-bed campus residence using the same ATCO trailers used in remote work camps - not only a cost-effective solution, but an experiential learning opportunity for trades students. Although the campus housing market seems to be bifurcating, students often demonstrate a resentment of inequality -- most recently, Ryerson University students gained international media attention over the #TissueIssue (fancier 2-ply tissue in the administration washrooms on campus). Space in residence may become even tighter yet, judging by the example of modular dorms in Hong Kong, based on the capsule hotels of Japan. Students pay HK$3,500 per month for a 6x4x3' slot, barely larger than a morgue drawer. Most places in Canada will never see such cramped quarters, but if they do appear, it will likely be in downtown Vancouver, where international students may arrive with less and less expectation of personal space.

Finally, just #ICYMI, we share clips from a catchy new music video from the University of Victoria, "Discover Your Edge."  

(Oh, and a couple of bloopers follow the closing credits, for those of you who stick it out!)

Nov 27, 2015

Ken Steele pulls together the evidence for a growing majority of college and university students who are "invisible" part-time students -- registered full-time, for financial aid or other practical reasons, but in fact working as many as 34 hours a week. Now that the average Canadian's work week has declined to about 33 hours a week, these students are essentially working full-time, while registered as full-time students too. Whether because they need the income to survive financially, or they value work experience above all else, these students are inevitably cutting corners, cutting short their sleep and spending half the time on their studies that most universities claim to require. As more and more institutions use the NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) to measure student engagement on campus, it is clear that Canada's big urban universities are already at a significant disadvantage, perhaps in part because of broader participation and larger class sizes. Students who spend less time on their studies are, by NSSE's definition, less engaged students.

Finally, just #ICYMI, we share clips from a recent video on Durham College's YouTube channel, about a cat named Odey who decides to enrol at Durham College to improve his life.


Videos excerpted in this podcast have been significantly edited. Check out the full, original videos here:

Centennial College: IMPACT Partner
https://youtu.be/7Vb3lyBUslM

Gates Foundation, Get Schooled: Balancing Life and College
https://youtu.be/ry2Hedfe1jM

Dalhousie Student Union: The Student Poverty Song
https://youtu.be/Cr2LiQGrC7A

Odey the Cat goes to DC
https://youtu.be/u5a75Sn7JPY


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Nov 20, 2015

Ken Steele pulls together the evidence for a growing majority of college and university students who are "invisible" part-time students -- registered full-time, for financial aid or other practical reasons, but in fact working as many as 34 hours a week. Now that the average Canadian's work week has declined to about 33 hours a week, these students are essentially working full-time, while registered as full-time students too. Whether because they need the income to survive financially, or they value work experience above all else, these students are inevitably cutting corners, cutting short their sleep and spending half the time on their studies that most universities claim to require. As more and more institutions use the NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) to measure student engagement on campus, it is clear that Canada's big urban universities are already at a significant disadvantage, perhaps in part because of broader participation and larger class sizes. Students who spend less time on their studies are, by NSSE's definition, less engaged students.

Finally, just #ICYMI, we share clips from a recent video on Durham College's YouTube channel, about a cat named Odey who decides to enrol at Durham College to improve his life.


Videos excerpted in this podcast have been significantly edited. Check out the full, original videos here:

Centennial College: IMPACT Partner
https://youtu.be/7Vb3lyBUslM

Gates Foundation, Get Schooled: Balancing Life and College
https://youtu.be/ry2Hedfe1jM

Dalhousie Student Union: The Student Poverty Song
https://youtu.be/Cr2LiQGrC7A

Odey the Cat goes to DC
https://youtu.be/u5a75Sn7JPY


For exclusive preview access to future episodes of "Ten with Ken", be sure to subscribe to Eduvation's "in the loop" email newsletter, at http://www.eduvation.ca/subscribe/

Nov 13, 2015

Ken Steele continues his review of recent winners and sinners in higher ed social media, this time looking at orientation week highs and lows.

It seems as though sometimes O-Week brings out the worst in students, who then seek to document their exploits on Instagram and Snapchat. In Sept 2011, it was students from HEC Montreal donning blackface to imitate Usain Bolt. In Sept 2013, it was Frosh Chants at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, and at the Sauder School of Business at UBC, seeming to advocate the rape of underaged girls. In 2014 it was Engineering Orientation songbooks that surfaced at Concordia University and McMaster. The pattern seems predictable now: outrage, recriminations, apologies, resignations, sensitivity training, counselling for upset students, and a fact-finding investigation. In July 2014, a young entrepreneur started promoting Ottawa Frosh Week Kits with hyper-sexualized videos encouraging "bad decisions with good friends" and excessive consumption of drugs and alcohol. But we did find at least one O-Week social media winner: Wageningen University in the Netherlands, which staged a student event with 1,000 smartphones to capture the entire campus for a "Student Street View".

Subscribers to Ken Steele's free email newsletter, the Eduvation Loop, got access to the complete episode 9 of Ten with Ken more than a week early.  For exclusive preview access to future episodes, be sure to subscribe to Eduvation's "in the loop" email newsletter, at http://www.eduvation.ca/subscribe/

Nov 6, 2015

In this week's 7-minute podcast, Ken Steele summarizes a variety of low-tech and high-tech ways in which universities attempt to bring a virtual campus to the largest PSE trade show in North America, the Ontario Universities' Fair.

At #OUF2015, many universities use large campus photography or ever-larger video displays, capped off with Trent University's "jumbotron" screen. For several years now, Laurentian University has recreated their campus in miniature in their "5D presentation room." This year, Wilfrid Laurier University added a large touchscreen "virtual map" of campus to their exhibit, and UOIT partnered with Oculus Rift to deliver a virtual reality campus tour for the first time. Although virtual maps and VR helmets do give a good sense of the physical buildings on campus, they still need to bring to life the faculty and students who inhabit the campus. St Francis Xavier University had a good idea when they brought a live video wall to the OUF a few years ago, allowing prospective students and parents to interact with faculty and students in real time on the StFX campus.

Subscribers to Ken Steele's free email newsletter, the Eduvation Loop, got access to the complete episode 9 of Ten with Ken more than a week early.  For exclusive preview access to future episodes, be sure to subscribe to Eduvation's "in the loop" email newsletter, at http://www.eduvation.ca/subscribe/

Nov 1, 2015

Ken Steele and the Eduvation team present some recent highlights of the Youtube channels of Canadian colleges and universities. This episode we look at some of our favourite back-to-school videos from September 2015, from a safety video for an extinction-level event, to a pyromaniac’s delight, to a puppy outfitted with a GoPro…

This 4-minute episode includes excerpts from newscasts Humber Today (Humber College), This Week at UBC (UBC), The Caper Buzz (Cape Breton University), The DiscoverUNB Show (UNB), and MoCast (Mohawk College).

We also take a look at back-to-school safety videos, including the University of Calgary’s Emergency App, and Dorm Room Burns at the University of Saskatchewan and Georgian College.

Last but not least, a truly unique campus tour video from Great Plains College in Saskatchewan, shot from a Dog’s Eye View.
Subscribers to Ken Steele’s free email newsletter, the Eduvation Loop, got access to the complete episode 9 of Ten with Ken more than a week early.  For exclusive preview access to future episodes, be sure to subscribe to Eduvation’s “in the loop” email newsletter, at http://www.eduvation.ca/subscribe/

Oct 21, 2015

In this special extended 15-minute episode, Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, Ken Steele, returns to North America's largest PSE exhibition, the Ontario Universities' Fair. Attracting about 120,000 prospective students and parents each year, the OUF is the second-largest annual event held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Ken spent two full days onsite, capturing the university exhibits, contests, and viewbooks, and interviewing front-line recruiters, deans, presidents and others about the latest trends and news.

In this episode, we review how the OUF has evolved in its 19-year history, how exhibits and staffing have changed, how the audience has expanded, and how the questions posed by prospective students have shifted toward a focus on experiential learning, mental health supports, and career prospects. We'll also hear why the OUF seems so important to university presidents and staff.

The episode ends with a sneak peek at the other 12 hours of footage, which will be featured in upcoming episodes of Ten with Ken. (And, as usual, stay tuned for a couple of bloopers after the closing credits.)

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Sep 30, 2015

On The Radar: In September 2015, the world's highest-trafficked pornography website, PornHub, announced it was launching a charitable foundation, PornHub Cares, with a $25,000 college scholarship. Eligible students have to submit a 5-minute video explaining how they seek to make others happy. Also this fall, hookup app Tinder released its ranking of American university campuses based on their ratio of "right swipes" - the hottest males seem to attend private Christian colleges and military academies, while the hottest females were at campuses in the deep south.

Social media winners and sinners: Ken shares a few examples of the best and worst in higher ed social media from his keynote at the 2015 PSEWEB conference. Sinners range from Nobel-prize-winning biochemist Tim Hunt and his ill-advised joke about "girls" in the lab (and his botched apology), to Rick Coupland's violently homophobic Facebook post. In response, though, some winners appeared, like the #DistractinglySexy viral campaign, or the NoHomophobes.com campaign at the University of Alberta.

The Big Picture: Like it or not, libraries are moving paper books into underground storage vaults and textbook publishers are rushing to embrace access codes that defeat the most common student efficiencies (photocopying, piracy, sharing, buying used, borrowing from the library, etc). What's promising are the institutions bundling textbooks into student fees, often providing free iPads in the bargain, like the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, College Boreal, Olds College, and more. Some studies have found that 77% of students don't even buy mandatory textbooks - so small wonder that Algonquin College is finding substantial improvements in student learning and success when etexts are provided to 100% of students. Since the government of California committed to creating free, peer-reviewed open-source online versions of the textbooks for the 50 top college courses in 2012, the governments of British Columbia and Manitoba have followed suit. We're likely to see a lot more provinces jump on the bandwagon to score political points on the cheap.

Stay tuned after the credits for a few bloopers, as well!

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Jul 30, 2015

Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, Ken Steele, finally explains the metaphor of Brand Chemistry™ for higher education marketing. He summarizes evidence that students are more sleep deprived than ever, connects the issue to mental health, and outlines some solutions campuses have tried to implement. And, he explores the plight of adjunct and contingent faculty, who can earn more writing essays for cheating students than they make grading those papers for universities.

Jul 16, 2015

Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, Ken Steele, reviews some new developments from Coursera and EdX, the evolution of visual identities for Canadian religious colleges and affiliates, and some apocalyptic projections for the future of the labour market.

May 20, 2015

Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, Ken Steele, reviews a few examples of recent developments affecting gender equity on campus, continues his survey of college rebrandings with a look at those given new university status, and explains LinkedIn's new plans for world domination.

Apr 10, 2015

Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, Ken Steele, completes his review of trends in visual identity design at Canada's colleges, looking at rebrands for NorQuest College, New Brunswick Community College, La Cité Collégiale, Sheridan College, Fanshawe College, Georgian College, and SIAST (Saskatchewan Polytechnic).  He also sums up the 5 Signs a Brand Needs Refreshing, and 9 Colleges that may be Due, as well as predicting 6 Traits New Brand Identities will Likely Share.

Apr 10, 2015

Canada's most trusted higher ed monitor and futurist, Ken Steele, begins his review of trends in visual identity design at Canada's colleges looking at new brands for Lethbridge Community College, NAIT, Red Deer College, College of the North Atlantic, University College of the North, Niagara College, Sault College, Northern College, Mohawk College, Langara College, Douglas College, and Vancouver Community College.

Apr 10, 2015

What were the ten biggest headaches confronting Canadian higher education leaders and public affairs practitioners in 2014? In the final part of a 3-part series, Ken Steele reviews the 2 biggest headaches confronting Canadian college and university public affairs practitioners in 2014: the endless debate over Trinity Western University's new Law School, and the story behind the story of the University of Saskatchewan's TransformUS plan, and the media relations debacle that cost the president, provost, and others their jobs. And he sums up some lessons learned!

Apr 10, 2015

What were the ten biggest headaches confronting Canadian higher education leaders and public affairs practitioners in 2014? In part 2, Ken Steele looks at self-inflicted headaches including Labour Negotiations at University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, and University of Windsor; Expense Accounts at Red River College; and Executive Compensation at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Apr 10, 2015

What were the ten biggest headaches confronting Canadian higher education leaders and public affairs practitioners in 2014?

In part 1, Ken Steele reviews some acute headaches caused by campus crises and crime, data hacking, protests and fraud, including: Bomb threats at SIAST and Red River College, Shooting at York University, Stabbings in Calgary, uWaterloo applicant data exposed, Western student hacks CRA, UBC student banking data exposed, UNB student union website hacked by ISIS, Divest McGill, University of Toronto petition, University of Victoria faculty divestment, UBC faculty referendum, Divest Dal at Dalhousie, Capilano University, York University billing frauds, and the UBC Dentistry fraud.

Apr 9, 2015

Ken Steele is Canada's most trusted higher education monitor and futurist, who created the nation's leading PSE market research firm (Academica Group) and top daily news publication (Academica Top Ten).  In his podcast, "Ten with Ken," Ken shares breaking news, emerging trends, research data, best practices and bright ideas of interest to college and university leaders and front-line faculty and staff, in areas as diverse as institutional branding and marketing, pedagogy and teaching and learning innovations, strategic planning and revenue generation. For more information about Ken's speaking and facilitation services, and to access a database of "bright ideas" and archive of articles and white papers, please visit Eduvation Inc. at www.eduvation.ca.

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