Is university worth it? (Episode 1828)

“Get a good education,” have always been word to the wise, but as we’ve seen in the U.S. college admissions scandal, some parents will do anything to get their children into university. Hollywood elite join 24 others in pleading guilty to bribing some of America’s best schools to admit their children for enrolment.

And in Canada, funding university is an uphill battle. Universities are a $35 billion annual enterprise, and just over half of all Canadians have spent time working on a university degree. 

THIS WEEK on Context: a soul-searching look at higher-education.

RESOURCES:

Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Toll-free 1-833-456-4566
Text: 45645

Kids Help Phone
Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Text: TALK to 686868 (English)

Good2Talk
Phone: 1-866-925-5454

Huron University 

Redeemer University College 

Credit Canada

GUESTS

Brandon Busteed, Kaplan University Partners President

Barry Craig, Huron University President

Sara MacDonald, Huron University Political Science

Laurie Campbell, Credit Canada CEO

Bryan Young, Jack.org Network Representative

Rob Luke, Allen Leigh Consulting

Robert Graham, Redeemer University College President

 

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