UAlberta, UManitoba students celebrate launch of satellites

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A rendering of Ex-Alta 2 orbiting the Earth. (Nick Sorensen/AlbertaSat, background Samantha Cristoforetti/NASA)   Students from the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba are celebrating the launch of their satellites this month. The Ex-Alta 2, designed by UAlberta students to capture images of active wildfires from orbit, was launched earlier this month aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX ...

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Beal given conditional approval to offer for Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Sackville

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  Beal University, a private institution based in Maine, has been given conditional approval by the Government of New Brunswick to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The 32-month program will include online training, followed by clinical training and a practicum placement at Sackville Memorial Hospital, which the university is currently renovating. “The community has ...

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VFS, KPU partner to offer pathway program

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Vancouver Film School and Kwantlen Polytechnic University have partnered on a pathway program that will give students the opportunity to earn both a diploma and a degree in three years. Graduates of VFS’s advanced diploma in Writing for Film, Television & Games will be able to take a VFS-KPU Pathway Program to gain advanced entry ...

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Canada extends expiring postgraduation work permits

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The federal government has announced that it will extend expiring postgraduation work permits (PGWPs) for up to 18 months. Former international students who are eligible for the program will reportedly be contacted with information about how to opt in and apply for the additional 18-month work permit. The decision to extend the program was made ...

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Durham launches two initiatives to meet demand for healthcare professionals

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Durham College has launched two initiatives that will help meet the labour demand for healthcare professionals. The Internationally Educated Nurses initiative provides a tuition-free opportunity for nurses who were trained outside of Canada to prepare to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario education requirement. Durham’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) to Practical Nurse Bridge will ...

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Colleges Ontario releases sector-wide standards to protect international students

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Colleges Ontario recently released a set of sector-wide standards that will protect international students. The standards include transparent and accurate marketing, requiring international agents to complete an endorsed agent training program, ensuring that students receive key information before arriving in Ontario, and providing students with help adjusting. Colleges will be expected to be compliant by ...

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UWaterloo graduate student, research team improve building’s energy consumption by 15%

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At the University of Waterloo, master’s student Monika Mikhail and university researchers worked together to improve the energy efficiency of an on-campus office building. The National Observer reports that the evolv1 building was designed to be an energy-efficiency showpiece that relied on minimal fossil fuels and contributed extra power to the electrical grid with its solar panels. ...

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Queen’s establishes pathways with Algonquin, Cambrian, Mohawk, Seneca, SLC


The creation of new pathways between Queen’s University and five Ontario colleges—Algonquin College, Cambrian College, Mohawk College, Seneca College, and St Lawrence College—will open up a new route to registration as a professional engineer for college graduates. Through these pathways, college engineering technology graduates will be able to move from the final year of their ...

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Niagara, Niagara University sign pathway agreements

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  Niagara College and the US-based Niagara University have signed two agreements that will give college students the opportunity to further their studies at the university. The Dual Admission agreement will give eligible Niagara graduates guaranteed acceptance to a degree program associated with their college studies, along with a scholarship and access to an internship or ...

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SK institutions strike partnerships in India during provincial trade mission

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  During a recent trade mission to India led by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, postsecondary institutions connected with and struck partnerships with Indian institutions as part of a broader effort to foster collective knowledge exchange between SK and India. The University of Saskatchewan signed Memorandums of Understanding with Chandigarh University, the National Institue Technology Jalandhar, and ...

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Canada establishes five research hubs


The Government of Canada has established five new research hubs that will strengthen the country’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector. The hubs will be led by the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, the University of Ottawa, McMaster University, and the University of Toronto and will host research, training, and development ...

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TMU launches certification program for leadership in cybersecurity

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Toronto Metropolitan University’s Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst has partnered with the SANS Institute to launch the Certifications for Leadership in Cybersecurity (CLIC) program. Designed to address the growing, global demand for cybersecurity professionals, this dual-certification program will offer participants the opportunity to earn two globally recognized SANS GIAC certifications. CLIC students will participate in six months ...

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Research teams across Canada receive $12M for health care transitions research

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      14 research teams from postsecondary institutions and organizations across Canada will be receiving $12M in combined funding for projects on health care transitions. The funds will support interdisciplinary research teams that are working on projects related to patient transitions. The research teams will collaborate with health care providers, people with lived experience, caregivers, and decision-makers ...

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Examining the potential of AI programs to change SK postsecondary landscape

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In a recent Global News article, Andrew Benson discusses the ways that AI technology could change the postsecondary landscape in Saskatchewan. Some professors are already using ChatGPT for help with their own work. “Personally, I’ve been using it for just about everything,” said University of Regina professor Alec Couros. “Emails, discussions with students, and developing lessons.” Couros ...

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