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Fending off university-attacking zombies
by David Naylor
Friday Mar 22nd, 2013 10:49 AM
Last week, David Naylor, the president of the University of Toronto, made a speech to Empire Club of Canada members about what he describes as educational zombies — government and industry calls for more job-specific education at universities and more research aligned with industry needs. His speech was timely in that it responded to a growing chorus of criticism in the media and industry circles that ... the ideals of a liberal arts education are no longer sufficient to prepare graduates for the workforce.

To read David Naylor's warning about reducing education to job creation, click on

http://www.canada.com/business/Fending+university+attacking+zombies/8121583/story.html#ixzz2OI7tF9Dg