McMaster to impose universal campus smoking ban

McMaster University has announced that it will ban all smoking on its campuses effective Jan. 1st, 2018. In a news release, the school says that the move will cover “all oral smoking devices” and make the school Ontario's first “100% tobacco and smoke-free campus.” “McMaster is globally recognized for its commitment to innovation and advancing ...

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WLU opening new research office in Yellowknife

Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that it will open a research office in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories as part of an effort to further develop its national and international leadership in cold regions research. The office will be home to a year-round staff made up primarily of research associates and postdoctoral fellows. The university reports that the ...

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Mohawk officially opens FANUC robotics lab

Collaborative robot in the FANUC lab at Mohawk College

Mohawk College has formally opened its $3M FANUC robotics lab. CHCH repors that the college is the first school in Canada to have robots in the classroom that do not need protective barriers and to have students training on FANUC collaborative robots. Mohawk Mechanical Engineering Professor Emily Lord states that the technology allows Mohawk to offer a certificate ...

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Union Cabinet approves scrapping of ‘no-detention’ policy in schools

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the scrapping of the "no-detention policy" in schools till Class VIII. The cabinet also approved the Human Resource Development ministry's plan of creating 20 world-class institutions in the country. An enabling provision will be made in the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education amendment bill which ...

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Higher education through digital transformation the only way forward in Young India

World over universities are disrupting and innovating on teaching and learning pedagogues. But in India, universities are still characterized by impractical learning, out-of-touch faculty, exorbitant fees (in private universities) and diminishing employment as job seekers outnumber opportunities. According to Harvard's Prof Clayton M. Christensen, Disruptive Innovation brings to the market a product or service that isn't ...

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BVC becomes first AB college to receive accreditation for HR diploma program

  Bow Valley College has announced that Chiu School of Business’ two-year diploma in Human Resources was recently accredited by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources) Alberta. BVC is reportedly the first college in AB to receive this distinction, which was awarded following a comprehensive audit that determined that BVC covered the nine major HR competencies throughout ...

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Lakehead opens International Centre

Lakehead University has officially opened its new International Centre to offer international students a new place to access the services and programs that will help them succeed. The university reports that the new space features a modern design, state-of-the-art technology, and a student-focused environment. The centre is now home to Lakehead International staff, as well ...

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Shri Ram School and ICEC Announce Upcoming Career Fair 2017

Shri Ram School and ICEC Announce Upcoming Career Fair 2017

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  Friday, 17th Nov | 9:00am-1:00pm Dear Admissions and Recruitment officers, In our endeavour to provide wide ranging and diverse higher education learning opportunities to our students we at The Shri Ram School have scheduled our annual Career Fair at our campus on Friday, 17th November from 9:00am-1:00pm. Last four fairs were an enormous success and this has encouraged us, to ...

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Canada, QC invest over $21M at Montreal Island cégeps, colleges

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing just over $21M in projects at CEGEPs and colleges on Montreal Island. A federal release reports that the funding will support 14 projects at nine CEGEPs and colleges, ranging from the establishment of a regional centre for research and training to the creation of an animal ...

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Hyatt to build $20M hotel at McMaster Innovation Park

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A consortium of Toronto-based developers says that it plans to build a 134-unit hotel at McMaster University’s Innovation Park facing Ontario’s Highway 403. No. 16 Hospitality Ltd says the Hyatt House Hamilton project is expected to cost more than $20M and is slated to open in the summer of 2019. Zach Douglas, president and CEO ...

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Canada looks to bolster discovery, skills training with half a billion in science funding

Canada has announced that it will provide $515M to support for fundamental research through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s 2017 competition for the Discovery Grants program, scholarships, and fellowships. The funding marks NSERC’s largest annual investment, and aims to support researchers by offering financial support though scholarships, fellowships, research supplements, and ...

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Internships to be made must for engineering: AICTE chairman

From addressing underemployment among engineering graduates to handing them degrees only on completion of four months of internship , some overarching changes are in the pipeline in technical education in India, Anil Sahasrabuddhe , chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, tells Manash Pratim Gohain . Excerpts: More than 60% of the engineers graduating every ...

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IIT-M start-up bags $1 million order from Singapore firm

Manash Pratim Gohain | TNN | Aug 9, 2017, 02:38 AM IST NEW DELHI: A start-up born at the IIT-Madras Incubation Cell has bagged a million dollar order from a Singapore-based company to transfer technology used by its first two products. The key focus of the technologies is clinical training using virtual patients so that actual ...

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Robot guide: Halifax start-up aims to make visa process easier for international students

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A Halifax-based start-up is hoping to make it easier for international students to navigate the application process to get into Canada. Dalhousie University computer science graduate students Ruhi Madiwale, Dhivya Jayaraman, and JeyaBalaji Samuthiravelu are the founders of RovBOT, a chat bot that will answer international students’ questions about the visa application process using Facebook Messenger. “As ...

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MUN Genesis Centre hosts Startup Visa Program for international entrepreneurs

Memorial University’s Genesis Centre has announced that it is the first designated business incubator/accelerator in Newfoundland and Labrador under the federal Startup Visa Program for international entrepreneurs. Startup Visa will allow immigrant entrepreneurs to apply for venture capital funds, angel investor groups, or business accelerators/incubators funding; and can help facilitate and advance the entrepreneur's permanent ...

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Carleton offers math refresher for incoming students

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  Carleton Newsroom Carleton University will be offering a week-long math refresher program for students entering their first year in order to ensure that students are prepared for a successful school year. The program, called Math Matters, is open to students entering a degree program with a strong math component, such as Architectural Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Health Sciences, ...

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KPU offers new medicinal chemistry minor

Dr. Deepani Indurugalla develops new medicinal chemistry minor at KPU

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced that it is offering a new minor in medicinal chemistry that will train students in the processes of drug discovery and development. The first course in the minor, Natural Products Chemistry, will be offered this fall and will teach students about chemical compounds found in natural sources. Other courses in ...

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