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PhD? No, Thank You!

I just read an interesting article on Globe campus about the lackluster performance of Canada in educating and graduating PhDs:

“Canada's graduation rate of doctoral students is strikingly low compared with its performance on other measures of education completion (high school, college, and university) and compared with its peers,” the report states.

And if that wasn't enough to drive you to deep depression, here's more from the article:

"There's also less pay and employment incentive for Canadian students to pursue doctoral education ... Compared to firms in the U.S., Canadian firms across most industries hire fewer Ph.D. graduates and pay them less.”

Do not despair PhD candidates across the country, we shall overcome!

You can read the rest of the article here.