REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

has the honour to present its

THIRD REPORT


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 to examine and report on the accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel, technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

KELVIN K. OGILVIE
Chair


STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

SPECIAL STUDY on ACCESS TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION IN cANADA

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2012

Extract from the Journals of the Senate, Tuesday, June 21, 2011: 

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be authorized to examine and report on the accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada, including but not limited to:

(a) analysis of the current barriers in post-secondary education, such as geography, family income levels, means of financing for students, debt levels and challenges faced specifically by Aboriginal students;

(b) evaluation of the current mechanisms for students to fund post-secondary education, such as Canada Student Loans Program, Canada Student Grants Program, Canada Access Grants, funding for Aboriginal students, Canada Learning Bonds, and Registered Education Savings Plans;

(c) evaluation of the current mechanisms to fund scientific research and development in post-secondary and related institutions and the commercialization of such research;

(d) examination of the current federal/provincial transfer mechanism for post-secondary education;

(e) evaluation of the potential establishment of a dedicated transfer for post-secondary education; and

(f) any other matters related to the study;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the committee on this subject during the Fortieth Parliament be referred to the committee; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than December 31, 2011, and that the committee retain until June 30, 2012, all powers necessary to publicize its findings.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Gary W. O’Brien
Clerk of the Senate


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

THURSDAY, November 17, 2011

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 for the purpose of its special study on Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The said budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services  $     6,000
Transportation and Communications $            0
All Other Expenditures $   15,500
   
Total $   21,500

Respectfully submitted,

DAVID TKACHUK
Chair


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