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  1. Montreal’s cash-strapped universities have a wealth of notable and famous alumni who got their start at one of our local universities before leaving their mark on this province and beyond. Across the fields of business, science, politics and the arts, there are countless examples of notable alumni who earned a degree at a Montreal university before making it big. The list from Université de Montréal reads like a veritable Who’s Who of Quebec leaders, while McGill University has an embarrassment of riches, with bragging rights to the longest list of notables across all fields and by far the most prestigious prize winners. Here are some examples of those famous alumni (with apologies to the many accomplished graduates we didn’t have space to include). We have also included Nobel Prize winners and the number of Rhodes Scholars to round out the list of distinguished alumni. Montreal universities have bragging rights to many famous alumni | Montreal Gazette
  2. UN Blowback: More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims POZNAN, Poland - The UN global warming conference currently underway in Poland is about to face a serious challenge from over 650 dissenting scientists from around the globe who are criticizing the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore. Set for release this week, a newly updated U.S. Senate Minority Report features the dissenting voices of over 650 international scientists, many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN. The report has added about 250 scientists (and growing) in 2008 to the over 400 scientists who spoke out in 2007. The over 650 dissenting scientists are more than 12 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers. The U.S. Senate report is the latest evidence of the growing groundswell of scientific opposition rising to challenge the UN and Gore. Scientific meetings are now being dominated by a growing number of skeptical scientists. The prestigious International Geological Congress, dubbed the geologists' equivalent of the Olympic Games, was held in Norway in August 2008 and prominently featured the voices and views of scientists skeptical of man-made global warming fears. [see Full report Here: & See: Skeptical scientists overwhelm conference: '2/3 of presenters and question-askers were hostile to, even dismissive of, the UN IPCC' ] A hint of what the upcoming report contains: “I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever. “Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical.” - Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology and formerly of NASA who has authored more than 190 studies and has been called “among the most preeminent scientists of the last 100 years.” Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” - UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist. “The IPCC has actually become a closed circuit; it doesn’t listen to others. It doesn’t have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel Peace Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect conclusions by people who are not geologists,” - Indian geologist Dr. Arun D. Ahluwalia at Punjab University and a board member of the UN-supported International Year of the Planet. “The models and forecasts of the UN IPCC "are incorrect because they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios that do not include, for example, solar activity.” - Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico “It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.” - U.S Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA. “Even doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide will virtually have little impact, as water vapour and water condensed on particles as clouds dominate the worldwide scene and always will.” – . Geoffrey G. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Auckland, NZ. “After reading [uN IPCC chairman] Pachauri's asinine comment [comparing skeptics to] Flat Earthers, it's hard to remain quiet.” - Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics of forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society's Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review. “For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?" - Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress who has authored 130 plus peer reviewed papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in Sweden. “Gore prompted me to start delving into the science again and I quickly found myself solidly in the skeptic camp…Climate models can at best be useful for explaining climate changes after the fact.” - Meteorologist Hajo Smit of Holland, who reversed his belief in man-made warming to become a skeptic, is a former member of the Dutch UN IPCC committee. “Many [scientists] are now searching for a way to back out quietly (from promoting warming fears), without having their professional careers ruined.” - Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of the Space Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh. “Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning.” - Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles. “CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver’s seat and developing nations walking barefoot.” - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan. “The [global warming] scaremongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that generates funds.” - Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata. # # In addition, the report will feature new peer-reviewed scientific studies and analyses refuting man-made warming fears and a heavy dose of inconvenient climate developments. (See Below: Study: Half of warming due to Sun! –Sea Levels Fail to Rise? - Warming Fears in 'Dustbin of History') http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=37283205-c4eb-4523-b1d3-c6e8faf14e84
  3. Per this article in The Gazette: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+picked+five+hubs+Future+Earth+project/10008798/story.html Montreal has been selected as one of five global hubs for a United Nations project called Future Earth, an ambitious 10-year initiative to build and connect international research on the environment and sustainable development — and to find ways to intensify and accelerate the impact of that research. It is a united, international effort to create sustainability and advance scientific study on questions of environmental impact, to merge science and public policy — and to address urgent environmental challenges. Future Earth’s globally distributed secretariat will also have hubs in Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and Boulder, Colo. Those involved in petitioning to get the hub here — there were at least 20 competing bids — believe that Montreal’s star will definitely shine brighter on the international stage now. While the project will involve all of Montreal’s universities, Concordia University will house the local hub that will bring together Quebec researchers to contribute to this major scientific initiative. It is news that has Concordia president Alan Shepard smiling these days, although he is primarily focused on what a coup this is for Montreal and the opportunities he believes will emerge from it. “This is great for Montreal and very good for Concordia,” Shepard said in an interview on Monday. “We’ll be the host but it’s collaborative, an intersection for all the universities in Montreal to work together on climate change and the health of the Earth.” The universities came together to work on a joint proposal to lobby for the hub at the urging of Montréal International, which acts as an economic driver for Greater Montreal. Montréal International vice-president Stéphanie Allard is also convinced that Montreal’s involvement in the project can only be a boon to its universities and to the city itself. “It’s a very big opportunity for all the universities and for Montreal,” said Allard, who oversees international organizations. “It will increase our visibility in the world, it will establish us as an international city and it will certainly make us more attractive to researchers.” Future Earth is the result of a commitment made in 2012, at the United Nations conference Rio+20, to develop a new international network to advance sustainability. It is being overseen by the International Council of Science, a non-governmental association with a goal to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. The project is committed to developing the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. It will mobilize tens of thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders in the quest for a sustainable planet. “Solutions to the major sustainability challenges facing humanity require integrated science and a closer relationship with policy-makers and stakeholders than we have seen to date,” said Yuan-Tseh Lee, president of the ICSU. “Future Earth has been designed to respond to these urgent needs, and I am impressed by the innovative consortium that has come together to drive the program forward.” In making its pitch, Montréal International cited that Montreal has a rich, diverse and high quality research network already in place, that it is multicultural and multilinguistic, that it is very well-positioned to be a hub and that office space is cheaper here than in many cities. Shepard said it’s hard to say what financial benefits there could be for the city, but he said having the secretariat will certainly bring UN resources, international visitors, research opportunities, graduate students and lots of attention. “Montreal becomes a neuronetwork and it’s glowing really bright,” he said, adding that the project meshed well with Concordia’s “intellectual values” of integrating different academic disciplines. An added bonus is that it also fits well with a preoccupation of the university’s students, namely sustainability and environmental science. “Future Earth clearly recognizes Montreal’s research capacity and the valuable contribution we will make in developing solutions to global environmental challenges,” said Shepard. “It’s a beautiful thing to have in your city; it will bring great intellectual leadership and passion and opportunity.” [email protected] Twitter: KSeidman
  4. Et oui, quel meilleur jour que le Le jour de la Terre pour remettre les pendules à l'heure sur l'alarmisme relié au réchauffement planétaire. L'alarmisme sur le réchauffement planétaire est la plus grande arnaque de l'histoire et il distrait des vrais problèmes. Si on pouvait donner l'argent dépenser sur les études sur le réchauffement de la planète aux malades en Afrique, on aurait beaucoup moins de problèmes... Vu que ça fait quoi 10 ans maintenant que la témpérature moyenne est en baisse, plusieurs catastrophistes ont changé l'appelation du réchauffement planétaire pour changement climatique. Comme ça, en disant changement climatique, ils peuvent blâmer à peu près n'importe quoi sur ça tandis qu'ils étaient limité avant avec le terme réchauffement planétaire. Donc pour amuser les catastrophistes/environmentatistes qui nous en passent une bonne, voici quelques citations et liens utiles. SVP argumentez intélligement. Dire des choses comme 'Flat-earthers', payé par Bush, etc, sont insultante et abaissent le niveau de la conversation. Aussi, dire que le débat est terminé est complètement ridicule car il n'a jamais même commencé. Dire que tout les scientifiques sont en accord est aussi un méthode totalitaire qui ne sert à rien pour avance la discussion. “I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever. “Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical.” - Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology and formerly of NASA who has authored more than 190 studies and has been called “among the most preeminent scientists of the last 100 years.” Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” - UN IPCC Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical chemist. “The IPCC has actually become a closed circuit; it doesn’t listen to others. It doesn’t have open minds… I am really amazed that the Nobel Peace Prize has been given on scientifically incorrect conclusions by people who are not geologists,” - Indian geologist Dr. Arun D. Ahluwalia at Punjab University and a board member of the UN-supported International Year of the Planet. “The models and forecasts of the UN IPCC "are incorrect because they only are based on mathematical models and presented results at scenarios that do not include, for example, solar activity.” - Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, a researcher at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico “It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.” - U.S Government Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA. “Even doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide will virtually have little impact, as water vapour and water condensed on particles as clouds dominate the worldwide scene and always will.” – . Geoffrey G. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Auckland, NZ. “After reading [uN IPCC chairman] Pachauri's asinine comment [comparing skeptics to] Flat Earthers, it's hard to remain quiet.” - Climate statistician Dr. William M. Briggs, who specializes in the statistics of forecast evaluation, serves on the American Meteorological Society's Probability and Statistics Committee and is an Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review. “For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?" - Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress who has authored 130 plus peer reviewed papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in Sweden. “Gore prompted me to start delving into the science again and I quickly found myself solidly in the skeptic camp…Climate models can at best be useful for explaining climate changes after the fact.” - Meteorologist Hajo Smit of Holland, who reversed his belief in man-made warming to become a skeptic, is a former member of the Dutch UN IPCC committee. “Many [scientists] are now searching for a way to back out quietly (from promoting warming fears), without having their professional careers ruined.” - Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of the Space Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh. “Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning.” - Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles. “CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver’s seat and developing nations walking barefoot.” - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan. “The [global warming] scaremongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that generates funds.” - Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata. # # In addition, the report will feature new peer-reviewed scientific studies and analyses refuting man-made warming fears and a heavy dose of inconvenient climate developments. (See Below: Study: Half of warming due to Sun! –Sea Levels Fail to Rise? - Warming Fears in 'Dustbin of History') (source: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=2158072E-802A-23AD-45F0-274616DB87E6) Aussi, quelques vidéos: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3309910462407994295&ei=8pnvScacC5GErQKX98jnCA&q=global+warming+swindle http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7222900952011147196&ei=8pnvScacC5GErQKX98jnCA&q=global+warming+swindle Citations du fondateur de 'The Weather Channel': ‘Greatest Scam in History’ (http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/comments_about_global_warming/) Il y en as-tu assez? Maintenant on comprends pourquoi Al Gore refuse systématiquement de participer à un débat sur le sujet.
  5. Netload.in (link) Interesting show. I would have posted a Megaupload file but there isn't one yet.
  6. http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2010/03/green-is-mean-and-unethical/ Link to the study: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/03/01/0956797610363538.full
  7. Montréal accueillera le 23e Congrès mondial de science politique 23/11/2010 10h29 Le Palais des congrès de Montréal accueillera le 23e Congrès mondial de science politique, du 19 au 25 juillet 2014. On s’attend à ce que cet événement génère des retombées économiques de plus de 8 millions $ pour la métropole. Près de 3500 délégués provenant de plus de 80 pays sont attendus ainsi qu'une cinquantaine d'exposants. Selon le secrétaire général de l'Association internationale de science politique, le professeur Guy Lachapelle, le choix de Montréal reflète la vitalité de la collectivité des politicologues québécois et canadiens. «Montréal est devenu un pôle incontournable de la science politique comme discipline scientifique sur la scène internationale», a-t-il déclaré. En 2006, l'Association internationale de science politique avait d'ailleurs choisi d'établir son secrétariat permanent à l'Université Concordia, grâce aux efforts de Montréal International. http://www.24hmontreal.canoe.ca/24hmontreal/actualites/archives/2010/11/20101123-102951.html
  8. http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/452087/science-un-chercheur-denonce-les-dommages-du-gouvernement-harper «Science» dénonce Harper Les politiques conservatrices ont été dévastatrices pour le milieu scientifique, affirme la revue 9 octobre 2015 |Pauline Gravel | Science et technologie À moins de deux semaines des élections fédérales, la revue Science dénonce combien la politique du gouvernement de Stephen Harper a été dévastatrice pour la recherche scientifique menée au pays au cours des neuf dernières années. En éditorial, la revue accuse notamment le gouvernement sortant d’avoir noyauté les conseils d’administration des trois agences fédérales de financement de la recherche universitaire par des dirigeants d’entreprise. Le but ? Favoriser les recherches appliquées au détriment de recherches plus fondamentales. James L. Turk, directeur du Centre for Free Expression, à l’Université Ryerson de Toronto, qui signe cet éditorial, appelle le prochain gouvernement à rectifier la situation et à inclure la recherche scientifique dans ses priorités. La recherche en péril C’est la prestigieuse revue Science qui a invité M. Turk à s’exprimer dans son éditorial afin d’informer la communauté scientifique internationale des périls que court la recherche scientifique canadienne. M. Turk a profité de cette tribune pour reprocher au gouvernement Harper d’avoir coupé les budgets destinés à la science et à la technologie dans 13 ministères et agences fédérales de 655 millions de dollars (en dollars 2013) entre 2008 et 2013. Et aussi d’avoir aboli, durant cette même période, l’équivalent de 2141 postes à temps plein de scientifiques fédéraux. Les trois agences fédérales de financement de la recherche universitaire figurent parmi les grandes victimes du couperet conservateur, rappelle M. Turk. Le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada (CRSH), qui a vu son financement chuter de plus de 10 %, est le plus éprouvé. Mais les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC) n’ont pas été épargnés non plus, avec une diminution de plus de 7 % de leur financement, tandis que celui du Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie (CRSNG) a connu une baisse de 4 %. La rentabilité d’abord Et ce n’est pas tout, ajoute M. Turk. En plus de restreindre son financement, le gouvernement a convenu que cet argent serait alloué principalement aux « recherches dites rentables », qui répondent « aux priorités politiques du gouvernement ». Il en a résulté un « déclin de la recherche générale et fondamentale » au profit de « recherches plus ciblées visant l’innovation » et « effectuées en partenariat » avec l’entreprise. « Le gouvernement s’immisce dans le choix des projets de recherche qui seront subventionnés alors qu’il devrait laisser les experts de chaque discipline évaluer les propositions qui ont été soumises [pour recevoir un financement] et déterminer celles qui seront financées. Il n’est pas sérieux que des politiciens prennent des décisions à portée scientifique, car seul le court terme leur importe », souligne M. Turk dans un entretien téléphonique. Des conseils sans chercheurs Cet ancien directeur général de l’Association canadienne des professeurs d’université décrie aussi le fait que le gouvernement a inclus au sein des conseils d’administration des trois agences de financement un nombre important d’individus provenant de l’entreprise ou du monde des affaires. Le conseil d’administration du CRSH, qui finance les recherches en littérature, histoire, anthropologie et sociologie notamment, compte parmi ses membres une majorité de spécialistes de l’économie et de l’administration des affaires, indique-t-il. Pour sa part, le conseil du CRSNG ne compte aucun biologiste, chimiste, physicien ou mathématicien, mais huit ingénieurs, quatre dirigeants d’entreprise et trois gestionnaires. La science du climat asphyxiée Dans son éditorial, Jim Turk souligne également « l’hostilité du gouvernement fédéral envers la science du climat », hostilité qui s’est soldée par l’asphyxie totale et définitive de la Fondation canadienne pour les sciences du climat et de l’atmosphère (FCSCA), qui finançait pas moins de 200 chercheurs canadiens, ainsi que du programme de la Région des lacs expérimentaux, un laboratoire naturel destiné aux recherches sur l’eau douce « unique au monde ». Des données éliminées Le gouvernement Harper a également supprimé la version détaillée et obligatoire du questionnaire de recensement qui constituait « la seule source de données fiables » pour de nombreuses recherches en sciences sociales, ainsi que pour « le développement et l’évaluation des politiques publiques ». « Cette décision d’éliminer la version détaillée n’a aucun sens. Même plusieurs associations conservatrices s’y opposaient. En plus, elle n’a permis aucune économie, car la nouvelle formule coûte encore plus cher. Cette décision rend toutefois impossible l’évaluation de l’efficacité des politiques du gouvernement », ajoute M. Turk. Les scientifiques muselés L’éditorialiste dénonce aussi le musellement des scientifiques fédéraux qui ne peuvent répondre aux questions des médias au sujet de leurs travaux scientifiques sans avoir obtenu au préalable la permission du ministre. Il déplore aussi la transformation du Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC) en un « service de conciergerie » — dixit Gary Goodyear, le ministre des Sciences et de la Technologie d’alors —à la disposition du monde des affaires et de l’industrie. « Le CNRC était un fleuron de la science au Canada dont nous pouvions être très fiers. On y menait des recherches fondamentales de grande qualité », indique M. Turk. Il espère que le prochain gouvernement comprendra l’importance de soutenir la recherche fondamentale, dont « on ne soupçonne souvent pas les applications qu’elle aura plusieurs dizaines d’années plus tard ». Pour ce faire, il recommande au gouvernement qui sera élu le 19 octobre prochain de créer un poste de haut fonctionnaire à la science, ainsi qu’un comité-conseil composé de scientifiques chevronnés, qui conseilleraient respectivement le premier ministre et le Parlement sur les questions scientifiques.
  9. (Courtesy of Financial Times) Just come already, we got some good cheap corporate taxes Plus we need the jobs.
  10. With a goal to make John Abbott College a leader in health-related fields, a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday for the CEGEP's new science and technology building. The new five-storey, $30-million project will house facilities to train nurses, ambulance technicians and pharmaceutical technicians. "This will train students in English in areas where we have a shortage of qualified workers," said Education Minister Line Beauchamps. To be completed in 2012, the building, equipped with geothermic heating, will benefit from $8 million in financing from federal and provincial governments. http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100831/mtl_JAC_100831/20100831?hub=Montreal
  11. Montreal projects get $17M The Gazette Published: Monday, June 16 International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada Inc. today announced $17 million in research and development funding to support three Montreal-based projects involving Canadian and Indian companies. Beneficiaries include CAE Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. and McGill University, according to an announcement today by Foreign Affairs Ministers David Emerson. The three projects include the application of biofuels for aviation, the design and development of a new generation of regional transport aircraft and an improved system for storing dangerous materials in aboveground tanks. "Our government understands the importance of establishing international research partners and the critical role science and technology plays in the new economy," said Emerson. "These joint projects will enhance the collaboration between our scientists and commercialize their discoveries." http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=d92f9f3c-9ed2-48f3-a340-ded06146a499
  12. En science Les élèves canadiens sont les 3e meilleurs du monde La Presse Canadienne 04/12/2007 17h37 En science - Les élèves canadiens sont les 3e meilleurs du monde © Rob Melnychuk/Corbis Les étudiants de la Finlande seraient les meilleurs au monde en science, d'après une étude publiée ce mardi par l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE). Les élèves de 15 ans de Hong Kong et du Canada se sont respectivement classés en deuxième et en troisième positions. L'Alberta a obtenu le plus haut score des 10 provinces canadiennes, suivie dans l'ordre par la Colombie-Britannique, l'Ontario et le Québec. Les élèves de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, de l'Ile-du-Prince-Edouard, de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, du Nouveau-Brunswick, du Manitoba et de la Saskatchewan ont un rendement égal ou supérieur à la moyenne de l'OCDE, mais celui-ci est significativement inférieur à la moyenne du Canada. L'Alberta est la seule province à afficher un rendement significativement supérieur à la moyenne canadienne. L'OCDE a évalué pour cette étude plus de 400 000 élèves dans 57 pays. L'évaluation s'intéressait principalement aux sciences, mais les élèves étaient aussi interrogés sur leurs connaissances en mathématiques et sur leur habileté à la lecture. La Grande-Bretagne a terminé en 14e place, tandis que la France s'est classé 25e et que les Etats-Unis ont obtenu le 29e meilleur score. Les élèves du Canada se sont en moyenne classés parmi les meilleurs des pays étudiés dans toutes les matières à l'évaluation. Entre 2003 et 2006, le rendement des élèves canadiens s'est maintenu au même niveau en lecture et en mathématiques, mais davantage de pays devancent désormais le Canada dans ces domaines. Les Québécois se classent au-dessus de la moyenne canadienne en mathématiques et obtiennent la moyenne en lecture, tandis que l'Ontario, le Manitoba, l'Alberta et la Colombie-Britannique ont un rendement égal à la moyenne canadienne en lecture comme en mathématiques. Les autres provinces sont en-deça de la moyenne nationale dans les deux matières. Au Canada et dans la plupart des autres pays, aucune différence entre les sexes n'est constatée en sciences, ni sur l'échelle globale, ni sur l'échelle du sous-domaine de l'utilisation des faits scientifiques. Cependant, les garçons ont de meilleurs résultats pour ce qui est d'expliquer les phénomènes de façons scientifiques, tandis que les filles devancent les garçons lorsqu'il faut identifier des questions d'ordre scientifique. «Les garçons semblent avoir plus de facilité à maîtriser les connaissances scientifiques, tandis que les filles semblent avoir une meilleure vue d'ensemble, qui leur permet d'identifier les questions d'ordre scientifique dans une situation donnée», lit-on dans un document d'analyse conjoint de Ressources humaines et Développement social Canada, de Statistique Canada et du Conseil des ministres de l'Education du Canada. Si on se réjouit des résultats globaux de l'étude de l'OCDE dans le document d'analyse, on y identifie malgré tout certains points préoccupants, notamment le fait que le pays en tête de liste dans chacun des domaines évalués devance largement le Canada sur le plan du rendement des élèves. «En outre, des écarts provinciaux considérables subsistent dans plusieurs domaines», poursuit le document.
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