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While specialization is necessary
it's not synonymous with education

In the era of ChatGPT, and with automation looming on the horizon of the twenty-first century job market, university students must now demonstrate exceptional proficiency in critical thinking and scholarly writing. Students are encouraged to enrol in our directed reading seminars in order to prepare to meet the exacting criteria of university-level coursework.



Something Remarkable Is On The Way!

In The Meanwhile ...



By: Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs, and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all mend doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting , too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good nor talk too wise ...

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think, and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with triumph and disaster,

And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings,

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, 

And lose, and start again at your beginnings, 

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my Son!




Mr. Ivan Penkov
Founder & Lecturer

The former editor of Harper's Magazine, Lewis H. Lapham, once said:" although I sometimes come across a wandering idealist ... mostly I meet people to whom the fervors of social protest seem superfluous and quaint. They don't talk about changing the system, only about the means of improving their access to it, and they smile with their mouths but not their eyes."

When do we lose our smile? Let's start at the intersection of high-school and university. In 1973, this intersection underwent a major reconstruction; I'm referring to Crozier, Huntington and Watanuki's "The Crisis of Democracy: Report On The Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission". For complicated reasons, our view of post-secondary education changed. The countries of North America, Western Europe and Japan adopted a model of education that prioritized 'teaching to the test'. In addition, we began to introduce the logic of the marketplace into the basic administration of higher learning

In short, we stopped seeing university as a chance to accumulate rare knowledge in order to help others. Instead, we began to view it as an opportunity to gain the vocational skills that allow us to maximize our self-interest. We stopped seeing university as a chance to meet the civic responsibilities that secure our political freedom. Instead, we began to view it as a chance to meet the fiscal responsibilities that secure our financial freedom. Still smiling?



West Coast 

University of British Columbia 

  • UBC Sauder School of Business

  • UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • UBC Integrated Engineering

  • UBC Biomedical Engineering  

  • UBC General Arts 

  • UBC Arts One Program

  • UBC Visual & Fine Arts 

  • UBC General Science 

  • UBC Department of Psychology

  • UBC Department of Economics

  • UBC International Economics

  • UBC Computer Science 



University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus)

  • Management Program​

University of Victoria

  • General Sciences

  • General Arts

Simon Fraser University 

  • Beedie School of Business 

  • Department of Economics

East Coast

University of Toronto 

  • Rotman Commerce 

  • Computer Science 

  • General Arts & Science

Western University 

  • Ivy Business School 

  • Philosophy, Politics, Economics 

Queen's University

  • Queen's Engineering  

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics 

Ryerson University

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 


York University

  • Schulich School of Business

  • Commerce - Management

  • York Engineering

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts: 

  • Business & Society Program

University of Waterloo 

  • General Sciences

United States

Harvard College  

  • Math & Physics Concentrator 

Barnard College, Columbia University

  • Human Rights and Economics

University of California, Los Angles 

  • Microbiology

Carnegie Mellon University  

  • School of Business​

Boston University  

  • School of Business

Northeastern University, Boston 

  • Honours Program: D'Amore-McKim School of Business 

United Kingdom

King's College London

  • Economics & Management

The University of Edinburgh

  • Mathematics Department 

Neil Postman

"Technological change is not additive; it is ecological. A new technology does not merely add something; it changes everything. What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one."  Neil Postman

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