UQAM launches new atmospheric sciences programs

Meteorological and climate graduates occupy a variety of positions related to weather forecasting, climate change studies, and computer applications in these areas. Photo: Nathalie St-Pierre. The Université de Québec au Montréal has announced that it will be launching a certificate in atmospheric science in Fall 2019, as well as replacing its Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences ...

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Dal celebrates new ocean research facilities

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          Dalhousie University has celebrated the opening of new research facilities in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building. The completed facilities feature new offices and a meeting space with full video conference abilities, as well as new open-concept style laboratories. “The new facilities strengthen Dal’s position as a great place to study and work about the ocean,” ...

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Seneca receives $24M for new innovation centre

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  Seneca College has received $24M from the federal government to complete the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The facility will bring applied research and commercialization, specialized training, and business incubation and acceleration activities under one roof, states a release. “CITE showcases Seneca’s commitment to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. This new building brings applied research ...

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Partnership with Niagara provides MBA pathway for Conestoga students

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Conestoga College has signed a pathway agreement that will enable students in Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology (Honours) and Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management (Honours) programs to pursue an MBA at Niagara University. “The students from Conestoga's School of Business are well-prepared for the rigors of ...

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Canada’s smallest university to offer debt-free degrees

Students at St. Stephen's University serve themselves at a communal meal table, part of the school's tight-knit environment. New Brunswick students will be able to apply to have their provincial and federal student loans, plus living expenses, repaid after graduation. (Julia Wright / CBC)   The New Brunswick-based St Stephen University has announced that it will pay off ...

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UQTR launches new biochemist stream for plant-based drugs

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières has announced that it is launching a new stream in its biochemistry and biotechnology bachelor’s degree program that will focus on drugs produced by plants. The university will enable aspiring biochemists to obtain specialized training on drugs such as cannabinoids, morphine, and opium, which will meet the high demand for ...

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Speciality programs as alternatives to MBAs gaining momentum in Canada

Canadian business schools are finding success by offering programs that are seen as alternatives to an MBA, writes Sheldon Gordon. “We’re more focused than the MBA program,” said Angelo Melino, Co-Director of the Master of Financial Economics program at the University of Toronto. “Our students take only second-year MBA finance courses and they don’t take other MBA-kinds ...

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Ottawa taps CICan to provide services for newcomers to Canada

Colleges and Institutes Canada announced that it has been selected by the federal government to provide pre-arrival services for future Canadians. CICan’s Canadian Immigrant Integration Program will reportedly continue to operate field offices in India and the Philippines in order to connect newcomers with a variety of services and supports, such as those offered by Canadian ...

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Indian students are UBC’s fastest-growing international group: Study

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A new study out of the University of British Columbia reports that although students from China continue to represent the university’s largest international student demographic, Indian students are its largest growing student group. According to the Daily Hive, Indian enrolment in undergraduate programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus increased from 200 students in the 2013-14 academic year ...

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Concordia launches public research and innovation hub

Justin Powlowski: “4TH SPACE will provide a learning window onto the fascinating way that research can move from theoretical concepts to tangible outcomes.” | © Concordia University, photo by Lisa Graves

Concordia University has launched 4TH SPACE, an interdisciplinary research and innovation hub that brings together researchers, students, and the public. “4TH SPACE takes Concordia’s reputation as one of Canada’s most open and connected universities a big step further,” said Concordia President Alan Shepard. “Agile and responsive, it expands the blueprint of what a university can be ...

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Queen’s launches graduate program in management analytics

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Queen’s University has launched the Smith School of Business Global Master of Management Analytics. According to a Queen’s release, the program will blend online learning with four in-person residential sessions hosted by SmithToronto, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Executive Education, and Mannheim Business School. “The smart management of data is the ...

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UQAM launches new specializations to MSc in Management program

The Univeristé du Québec à Montréal has added three new specializations to its MSc in Management program. The university will offer specializations in social innovation and in organizational development in Fall 2019, as well as a specialization in operations management in Fall 2020. UQAM Department of Organization and Human Resources Professor and Program Director Guylaine ...

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RRU, Indian college group sign MOU for program pathways

  Royal Roads University and the St Soldier Group of Institutions in India have signed a new memorandum of understanding. The MOU will enable students from the group’s 19 colleges to apply their diploma credits towards an undergraduate degree in business administration, international hotel management, or global tourism management at RRU. “St Soldier Group of Institutions has ...

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U OF T AIMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO INDIA’S SMART CITIES MISSION

Ted Sargent from U of T talks about Indo-Canadian partnership to foster research innovation and entrepreneurial culture in India Rajlakshmi.Ghosh@timesgroup.com University of Toronto (Uof T) and Tata Trusts have entered into a collaboration to set up an urban research centre and an entrepreneurship hub in India. The aim is to create opportunities for scholars and innovators in ...

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SFU partners with KPMG for new graduate program

Beedie dean Ali Dastmalchian says his school's joint venture with KPMG is a 'glimpse into the future of business education,' showing how business schools can respond to the needs of industry with tailored programs. GREG EHLERS/BEEDIE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has partnered with KPMG to establish Digital University, which combines traditional ...

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BC announces 24/7 mental health service for students

  The Government of British Columbia has announced plans for a 24/7 mental health resource for post-secondary students, reports the Vancouver Sun. In addition to virtual counselling sessions, the program will feature phone, chat, text, and email support. “Whether mild or severe, mental-health concerns are very real among post-secondary students who have been calling for action to ...

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UOIT, Fleming renew diploma-to-degree pathway

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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Fleming College have signed an articulation agreement that will renew a number of diploma-to-degree pathways between the institutions. A Fleming release states that the agreement provides consistent, flexible, and seamless pathways for students across multiple schools of study. “The extension of our partnership with Fleming College opens ...

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