….of universities & real world experience…


…”Universities commit to helping students gain real world experience”…

Apparently a group of 12 Canadian universities have worked on a document to be released today that includes recommendations for keeping university education relevant and able to prepare graduates for the labour market.

The five commitments are: “to prepare students for work and life, to pursue excellence, to deliver enriched learning experiences, to support research that aims to solve societal problems, and to build Canada through collaboration with other sectors. The challenge will be to put the list into action on every campus and work with faculty to create the links to industry.”

Of course there’s a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don’t take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates. ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell

If you have a university degree you can be absolutely sure of one thing… you have a university degree. ~Author Unknown

If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you. ~Robert Goheen, Time, 23 June 1961

It takes most people five years to recover from a university education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge. ~adapt. Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure. ~Sydney J. Harris

University: A place where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Cheers to a wisdom filled Wednesday that sings—hypothetically, I’ll give it my best educated guess!



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