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(Globe and Mail)   Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education in ways of hockey, poutine, and pronouncing words with "u"   (theglobeandmail.com ) divider line
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2009-05-18 03:29:22 PM  
plus all Canadian women are dirty whores
 
2009-05-18 03:29:39 PM  
Send us your sexy co-eds and we will "educate them."

Win-win.
 
2009-05-18 03:31:08 PM  
Well duh. My first year (2 semesters) of university in Canada was a bit over $1500. Saving up for my son's college years in America, the calculator's saying I need about $20k a year.
 
2009-05-18 03:31:26 PM  
Lots of Americans go to McGill ... slow news day?
 
2009-05-18 03:31:32 PM  
Fark that ... take advantage of the lower drinking age and excellent strip clubs.
 
2009-05-18 03:31:54 PM  
I honestly have no idea what poutine is, or even how to properly pronounce it. Too lazy to Google, someone offer a one-word soundbite?
 
2009-05-18 03:33:05 PM  
Poutine = cheese fries and gravy, basically.

and it's pooh-teen.
 
2009-05-18 03:33:34 PM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: I honestly have no idea what poutine is, or even how to properly pronounce it. Too lazy to Google, someone offer a one-word soundbite?


poo-tin

Better than it sounds. (fries topped with cheese curds and gravy)
 
2009-05-18 03:33:36 PM  
poutine = fries with gravy & cheese. poo teen

/Mmmmmmmmm, gravy
 
2009-05-18 03:33:51 PM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: I honestly have no idea what poutine is, or even how to properly pronounce it. Too lazy to Google, someone offer a one-word soundbite?


Bliss.
Delicious.
Love.
Life?
 
2009-05-18 03:34:00 PM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: I honestly have no idea what poutine is, or even how to properly pronounce it. Too lazy to Google, someone offer a one-word soundbite?


It's basically cheese fries with gravy...
 
2009-05-18 03:34:05 PM  

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: I honestly have no idea what poutine is, or even how to properly pronounce it. Too lazy to Google, someone offer a one-word soundbite?


Cheese curds, gravy, and fries. A big melty delicious mess. Best if you can get them with Belgian-style fries.
 
2009-05-18 03:34:08 PM  
The headline is misleading. Sure, Canada is getting somewhat more of our people, but we still have more than three times that number of their people:

Across the country, about 9,000 Americans studied at Canadian universities and colleges this year, up from 2,300 just 12 years ago, according to Canada's embassy in Washington. On the flipside, an estimated 29,000 Canadians headed south in 2007-2008 for undergraduate or graduate studies, a reflection of the size of the American system.

And apparently, we're managing it while offering less scholarship money. Whose colleges are better?
 
2009-05-18 03:34:21 PM  
How does Canada keep the price down? Do the pass the cost onto the Canadian taxpayer or do they actually manage to keep costs under control?

/Yank who went to a Canadian university for the very reason mentioned in the article
//Also legal drinking at 18/19 - varies by province
 
2009-05-18 03:34:26 PM  

Grither: Poutine = cheese fries and gravy, basically.

and it's pooh-teen.


Oh for the love of ...
Cheese curds, people! It's not "cheese fries", whatever the heck those are.
 
2009-05-18 03:35:03 PM  
Poutine = best regrettable thing I have put in my stomach
 
2009-05-18 03:35:06 PM  

docwizz: plus all Canadian women are dirty whores


Good Lord you are not kidding.
 
2009-05-18 03:35:19 PM  
I anticipate the end of the traditional colleges in favor of online trade schools in the next few decades.

I look forward to it, college education is just thinly veiled extortion. It's also a great way to get the wrong people in important jobs.
 
2009-05-18 03:35:19 PM  

j0ndas: The headline is misleading. Sure, Canada is getting somewhat more of our people, but we still have more than three times that number of their people:

Across the country, about 9,000 Americans studied at Canadian universities and colleges this year, up from 2,300 just 12 years ago, according to Canada's embassy in Washington. On the flipside, an estimated 29,000 Canadians headed south in 2007-2008 for undergraduate or graduate studies, a reflection of the size of the American system.

And apparently, we're managing it while offering less scholarship money. Whose colleges are better?


All the Canadians I know who went to university in the states went on scholarships - most of them athletic, but one of them was for playing piano or something.
 
2009-05-18 03:35:27 PM  
Fark that ... take advantage of the lower drinking age and excellent strip clubs.

Should you have the need to attend strip clubs whilst attending McGill, you're doing it wrong.
 
2009-05-18 03:35:50 PM  
I won't eat anything with poo in the name.
 
2009-05-18 03:35:55 PM  
I'll always be a little sad that I didn't go to Mcgill (over WashU). But it was just a little too rigid and big for me (too many students for the administration to help you out).

Montreal is so awesome though.
 
2009-05-18 03:36:09 PM  
Ever have pooh-tang with cheese curds?
 
2009-05-18 03:36:11 PM  
So I can make a comment about the Thetford Mines Isothermic, Coffee Crisp/Tim Horton's, and Milk in a bague?

Can I talk about the ridiculously high tax rates there?
 
2009-05-18 03:37:00 PM  

kennedy311: docwizz: plus all Canadian women are dirty whores

Good Lord you are not kidding.


I will third this
 
2009-05-18 03:37:02 PM  
its all aboot the benjamins
 
2009-05-18 03:37:17 PM  

nlscb: How does Canada keep the price down? Do the pass the cost onto the Canadian taxpayer or do they actually manage to keep costs under control?


Lower quality facilities, and some times lower quality education. Also we don't waste money on athletic teams.
 
2009-05-18 03:38:00 PM  

nlscb: How does Canada keep the price down? Do the pass the cost onto the Canadian taxpayer or do they actually manage to keep costs under control?


students pay a portion (often capped) and the taxpayers the rest...i.e. a 30-70 split.

universities also fundraise and stuff, like all similar institutions.
 
2009-05-18 03:38:02 PM  

woogs: Grither: Poutine = cheese fries and gravy, basically.

and it's pooh-teen.

Oh for the love of ...
Cheese curds, people! It's not "cheese fries", whatever the heck those are.


Canada huh? Almost made it...
 
2009-05-18 03:38:27 PM  
www.nanotech-now.com

Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education

FTFY.
 
2009-05-18 03:39:17 PM  
It's all about the chicken fingers, pepperoni, and booze.
 
2009-05-18 03:40:08 PM  
www.buddytv.com

Don't forget better beer.
 
2009-05-18 03:40:34 PM  
Au Pied Cochon in Montreal serves a poutine with Foie Gras.

Best $23 I ever spent.

/On food, that is
//Plus it was canadian money, several years ago
///Worked out to about 47 cents american at the time
 
2009-05-18 03:41:37 PM  
OH no taxes! The Canadians taxes goes toward education, health care, and keeping up a half way decent infrastructure. As opposed to American taxes which goes towards a bloated military and industrial complex that props up dictators and wastes billions on someones else's roads, schools, and bridges.
 
2009-05-18 03:42:18 PM  
also
i280.photobucket.com

I don't fully understand that show, but it can be funny, and also really annoying, knowhamsane.
 
2009-05-18 03:42:32 PM  
1 Canadian degree so thats like .25 American degree?
 
2009-05-18 03:43:06 PM  

Jose628: Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education

FTFY.


Notice Brazil made the graph.
 
2009-05-18 03:43:27 PM  
Thanks for the poutine info... kinda want now.
 
2009-05-18 03:44:11 PM  

Jose628: Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education

FTFY.


Canada - Population: 33,212,696 (July 2008 est.)
United States - Population: 303,824,640 (July 2008 est.)

Publications per million people:

Canada - 60
United States - 60
 
2009-05-18 03:44:40 PM  
As an American who did his BA (with Canadian-style honours) and liked it so much, I'm back there for my Phd, I'm. Getting a kick out of these replied.

U of T is a good place for Americans. Cheeper than most R1 universities in the states, it gives a good education once students realize nothing will be given to them on a platter. Your teachers won't bother to learn your name, and the book you want in the library will always be checked out.
 
2009-05-18 03:45:01 PM  

sab6300: 1 Canadian degree so thats like .25 American degree?


While I love ripping on Canadians as much as the next guy, they aren't really stupid.

They're just Canadians.

Degrees are pretty on par
 
2009-05-18 03:45:04 PM  
So you don't have to pay into the Canadian ponzi scheme, yet you can take out of it? Sweet! When will they notice this glaring loophole in their socialist utopia ?
 
2009-05-18 03:45:25 PM  
Is the Labatt's cheaper too?
 
2009-05-18 03:45:29 PM  

sab6300: 1 Canadian degree so thats like .25 American degree?


an American Degree is equal to Nine-fifths of a Canadian Degree plus thirty-two
 
2009-05-18 03:46:12 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: sab6300: 1 Canadian degree so thats like .25 American degree?

an American Degree is equal to Nine-fifths of a Canadian Degree plus thirty-two


I LOL'd.
 
2009-05-18 03:46:38 PM  

blicero: Is the Labatt's cheaper too?


alcohol is actually pretty expensive up here compared to the U.S.

Every time I go to Nebraska I end up drinking like a year's worth of beer for about half the price.
 
2009-05-18 03:46:40 PM  
I nearly did this until I got into a good school right near were I lived that was within the price range I was willing to pay. To be fair, that meant around 7k a semester, which at least for my area is pretty reasonable. Canada on the other hand (being a dual citizen) would have been like 2k a semester. It actually would have been cheaper than the community college I was going to at the time.

Schools have realized that they can just keep hiking up the price and people will still pay. 99% of the time you need a degree to get a job, so there's never a shortage of customers.
 
2009-05-18 03:47:36 PM  

Jose628: Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education

FTFY.


I can make a chart of retarded internet posts, and America would lead the way again. That wouldn't be a statistically meaningful post, but it would also be catchy.
 
2009-05-18 03:47:41 PM  

Jose628: Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education

FTFY.


So you're saying that a country 10 times the size of Canada population-wise also has about 10 times the number of nanoscience papers published?

Get outta town!
 
2009-05-18 03:47:43 PM  

jdawg3k: Jose628: Cash-strapped American high-school grads increasingly flock to Canadian universities to take advantage of cheap, high-quality education

FTFY.

Canada - Population: 33,212,696 (July 2008 est.)
United States - Population: 303,824,640 (July 2008 est.)

Publications per million people:

Canada - 60
United States - 60


I hope for Brazil's sake that Jose doesn't work in statistics.
 
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