MtA, Moncton Flight College to deliver new Bachelor of Commerce – Aviation degree

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Mount Allison University has partnered with Moncton Flight College to create a new Bachelor of Commerce – Aviation degree. The new program will combine aviation training with business studies through the University’s Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies/Commerce Department. Beginning in Fall 2020, the program is the result of a recently signed articulation agreement between ...

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UBC, Rogers launch 5G smart campus to research future applications

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  The University of British Columbia and Rogers Communications have launched what CBC calls “Canada’s first 5G-powered smart campus.” The launch will allow UBC researchers to test real-time 5G applications ahead of Rogers’ national release of the network next year. The new 5G system will offer speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second, making it ...

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Federal government, Canadian universities diversify international student recruitment

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            The Canadian government and postsecondary institutions across the country are altering their strategies for international student recruitment in order to emphasize diversification. The federal government’s previous five-year international education strategy, which endeavoured to attract 450,000 international students by 2022, was quickly surpassed in 2018, prompting the government to shift its focus from growth to: expanding ...

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Dal pilots work experience program for international students

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          Students who apply for jobs through the program will have access to various kinds of work experiences, including peer-to-peer jobs, research jobs, and administrative jobs. (Danny Abriel photo) Dalhousie University has begun piloting the International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP), which will provide international students with a new avenue for honing their skills. “For our international ...

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Concordia partners with Ericsson, NSERC to create cybersecurity research chair

From left: Makan Pourzandi, Paul Baptista, Lingyu Wang, Mengyuan Zhang, Yosr Jarraya and Mourad Debbabi.

  From left: Makan Pourzandi, Paul Baptista, Lingyu Wang, Mengyuan Zhang, Yosr Jarraya and Mourad Debbabi   Concordia University has partnered with Ericsson and NSERC to create the first Industrial Research Chair in Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization Security. Valued at $1.8M over five years, the chair will bring together industry and academic experts to strengthen future ...

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Ontario Tech, Ontario Shores partner to deliver advanced dementia care through technology

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From left: Ontario Tech University's Dr. Emma Bartfay (Faculty of Health Sciences), Dr. Khalid Elgazzar (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science) and Dr. Wally Bartfay (Faculty of Health Sciences) are part of the university's new research partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences that will explore leading-edge technology to transform dementia care in ...

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Fashion forward: George Brown launches new sustainable fashion technology lab

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George Brown College has launched what it is calling a first-of-its-kind facility that will enable sustainable design and production innovation. Located in George Brown’s Fashion Exchange, the new Leading Innovation in Fashion Technology Lab (FX LIFT) will enable students and fashion companies to access advanced manufacturing technology that can produce unique local designs in faster ...

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QC university library partnership provides access to digital resources

Bibliothèques universitaries québécoises has partnered with the bureau de coopération interuniversitaire to develop new platforms to provide academic resources for students and professors at 18 Québec universities. The first platform, plateforme partagée de services (PPS), will provide users access to the digital and printed collections of Québec university libraries. The second platform, Géoindex, will enable ...

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FP Canada introduces new rule requiring CFPs to hold degree from accredited college, university

            FP canada found that two-thirds of all certified financial planners have a degree. That number increased to more than 75 per cent among those who received the designation during the past five years. FP Canada has implemented a new rule requiring candidates for the certified financial planner (CFP) designation to have completed a post-secondary degree, and ...

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Atlantic universities buck demographic trends with enrolment increase

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The Association of Atlantic Universities has released a report of its 2019-2020 preliminary enrolments revealing a 4% increase in full-time undergraduate and graduate students, a number that is bolstered by a 20% increase in full-time international students. Cape Breton University had the largest increase in international students, from 1,982 to 3,436. Dalhousie University, which currently ...

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BCIT launches new centre to promote ecologically sustainable cities

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology has opened the Ecocity Centre of Excellence to provide research and training that will enable cities to become ecologically sustainable. The centre aims to help cities and their partners become “ecocities,” or human settlements inspired by the self-sustaining, resilient structure of natural ecosystems. “There are few more pressing issues ...

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TRU launches $50M fundraising campaign for student support, innovation, community collaboration

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        Thompson Rivers University has launched its largest fundraising campaign, aiming to raise $50M by December 2020. Called Limitless, $41M has already been raised through the campaign’s “quiet phase.” Limitless consists of four pillars: student support, future innovation, capacity building, and community collaboration. “The power of education to change lives is limitless,” said TRU President Brett ...

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UWindsor launches non-animal biomedical research lab

Charu Chandrasekera, right, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods at the University of Windsor is shown with Dana and Eric Margolis from the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Windsor campus. The Margolis family donated $1,000,000 to the new lab. DAN JANISSE / WINDSOR STAR The University of ...

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HEC launches accelerated undergrad business program for entrepreneurs

HEC Montréal has launched a new accelerated distance-learning undergraduate business program that can be completed in three months. Beginning in January of 2020, the program on designing entrepreneurial projects will lead students through 10 modules and earn students 15 university credits. The short program is intended for would-be entrepreneurs who are looking to start a ...

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Western launches Institute for Earth and Space with ‘other worldly’ symbol

  Western University officially opened the Institute for Earth and Space with an ‘other worldly’ symbol. Alongside a recorded congratulations from the Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, Western officials celebrated the launch of the centre through the presentation of a Western patch that was aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Building on the foundations of ...

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Institutions address the challenges, possibilities of Wikipedia through resident position

Berson leads a workshop about Wikipedia at Concordia. Students learn to read and edit Wikipedia pages and uncover contributors’ biases.(Photograph by Nasuna Stuart-Ulin)   According to University of Windsor librarian Heidi Jacobs, professors need to “start thinking critically about Wikipedia and work to make it better rather than just say ‘don’t use it’.” Part of the way ...

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BrandonU, BUFA reach four-year collective agreement, BUFA says MB laws hampered negotiations

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        Brandon University announced this week that it has reached a four-year agreement with its faculty association, enabling four more years of labour stability. The contract includes pay raises of 0%, 0%, 0.75%, and 1% over the next four years respectively. The Brandon University Faculty Association told the Brandon Sun that the laws governing public-sector contract ...

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