• NL funds pilot employment programs for international students
    December 12, 2017
    The Newfoundland and Labrador Government has funded a pilot employment program for international students that will help them become permanent residents of the province, according to the Northern Pen. The Student Internship Pilot Program will be delivered by the Association for New Canadians, and will connect full-time...
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  • Canada ranks fourth among parental preferences for study abroad: study
    December 12, 2017
    Nearly half of parents who took part in a worldwide survey say that they would consider sending their children abroad for university. Of the 8,481 parents across 15 countries who took part in the survey, 42% said they would consider an international university education...
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  • YorkU Board approves design and budget for Markham Centre Campus
    December 12, 2017
    York University’s Board of Governors has approved the design and budget for the York University Markham Centre Campus project, which will begin construction at the end of 2018. “This important milestone sets a clear path toward York’s new Markham Centre Campus opening its doors in...
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  • UBC self-navigating sailboat rescued off Florida coast
    December 12, 2017
    After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a US research vessel. UBC students launched the “sailbot”—called Ada after the first computer scientist—off the...
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  • Canada must invest in emotional labour as automation spreads: McKean
    December 12, 2017
    While more human jobs are eliminated by automation, it will be crucial for Canada to invest in research and training that supports the development of social, emotional, and communication skills, writes Matthew McKean of the Conference Board of Canada. The author notes that technology...
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  • UQO launches ecology and environment program unique to QC
    December 5, 2017
    Université du Québec en Outaouais has announced that it will offer a new bachelors program in ecology and the environment in Autumn 2018. The multidisciplinary program is reportedly a unique offering in the province, and UQO Rector Denis Harrisson stated that it will pave...
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