External Affairs Minister’s Remarks at Launch of Study in India Programme at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (April 18, 2018)

April 18, 2018 Ministry of Human Resource Development Study in India programme of HRD Ministry launched with the launch of ‘Study in India Portal’ by Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Dr SatyaPal Singh in New Delhi today Institutes of National Importance to be opened to foreign students in the first ever initiative of its kind, 160 Institutions offer 15,000 ...

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MUN launches K-6 STEM teacher education program

Dr. Mary Stordy led the development of the new STEM education program at Memorial.  PHOTO: RICHARD BLENKINSOPP Memorial University’s Faculty of Education has launched a new program that the university says will help to position it at the leading edge of STEM teacher education in Canada. Aimed at university students who are completing a degree, the two-year post-degree ...

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UBC opens Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Linc Kesler, seen on April 3, is director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning and senior adviser to the UBC president on Indigenous issues. Dr. Kesler’s mother, who was American, went to an Indian boarding school in Kansas: She never spoke about her experience there until she was in her 90s. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS The University ...

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UWaterloo launches artificial intelligence research hub

  The University of Waterloo has announced its plans to build an Artificial Intelligence institute that will bring together a group of researchers and businesses to “advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.” CBC reports that the institute’s mandate will be to research areas with societal and business impact, including healthcare, urban planning, autonomous ...

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IITKGP reaches out to rural students

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The IIT Kharagpur has launched a study model that equips students, especially those belonging to rural schools, to become confident and knowledgeable individuals. Under the project called ‘C minus 4’, high school students are trained and mentored so that they can teach students who are junior to them by four classes (minus 4). C refers to ...

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UWaterloo announces new School at Stratford campus

The University of Waterloo has announced that its Stratford campus will be home to the new Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. For the last six years, the Stratford campus has reportedly grown at a rate of 20% per year, featuring programs that include the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts and the ...

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60 educational institutions get full autonomy

60 educational institutions get full autonomy: Is your college on the list?

In a major move in the education sector, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday granted autonomy to as many as 60 institutions for higher education in the country. The list of the institutions that would be given autonomy include five central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, two private universities and eight autonomous ...

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Cannabis teaching lab under construction at Niagara

Canada’s first post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis marked a significant milestone today as Niagara College took delivery of five specially modified shipping containers that will serve as the teaching lab for the program. Niagara College announced that it has received five specially modified shipping containers for its cannabis production teaching lab. The 900-square ...

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RDC, UCalgary to offer collaborative bachelors program

  Red Deer College and the University of Calgary have announced that they will be offering a four-year collaborative Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in September 2018. “Red Deer College and University of Calgary Faculty of Arts have a strong history of partnering to offer local students with collaborative degrees,” said RDC School of Arts and ...

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Partnership between McMaster, Hamilton seeks to reimagine transit system

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The two-year research project is a partnership between the HSR and McMaster's Faculty of Engineering, as well as the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics. The City of Hamilton, McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering, and the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics have partnered on a two-year research program aimed at improving Hamilton’s transit systems. McMaster ...

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BC trades and tech schools to benefit from $5.4M provincial investment

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced that the provincial NDP will provide 15 postsecondary trades and technology programs with $5.4M for industry-standard training equipment. Each institution will reportedly receive between $310K and $500K. “Students need to get their education and training on the same type of equipment that industry uses,” said BC Advanced Education, Skills ...

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Concordia receives $3M gift for merit-based graduate fellowships

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Miriam Roland has been a strong Concordia supporter for more than 30 years, funding many fellowships and programs, including the District 3 Innovation Centre. Concordia University has received a $3M donation from Miriam Roland to establish a new series of merit-based graduate fellowships. The Miriam Aaron Roland Graduate Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students from ...

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McMaster lowers tuition for international PhD students, improves research environment

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As part of a comprehensive strategy to continue attracting international PhDs, McMaster University will reportedly lower international tuition rates, increase funding, and enhance the research environment. “This new approach allows us to continue to attract the very best international PhD students while maximizing the value and impact of research grants and research productivity,” stated McMaster ...

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McGill to offer certificate in cannabis cultivation

The Journal de Montréal reports that McGill University has introduced a new professional certificate program in cannabis cultivation. While other schools in Canada offer similar programs, Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, asserts that McGill will offer more specialized training than the existing offerings. McGill is reportedly in the process of establishing a ...

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Conestoga receives accreditation for 28 co-op programs

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Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada has accredited 28 co-operative education programs at Conestoga College. A Conestoga release states that the accreditation demonstrates the college’s commitment to CEWIL Canada’s standards of quality and establishes Conestoga as just one of two colleges in the province to offer accredited co-op programs. “Conestoga has positioned itself as a ...

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