Algonquin ranks first in Canada for online enrolments

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        Algonquin College has the highest number of online enrolments of all Colleges and CEGEPS in Canada, according to a national survey of online and digital learning. The survey found that Algonquin had 29,600 online course registrations, followed by Fanshawe College with 28,612, Centennial College with 22,528, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology with 20,492. ...

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CapilanoU promises “adventure, exploration and enlightenment” with new branch campus

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        Capilano University has announced that it will open a new branch campus in the fall. A CapilanoU release states that all five of the university’s faculties—Business & Professional Studies; Fine and Applied Arts; Arts and Sciences; Education, Health and Human Development; and Global and Community Studies—will offer courses at the proposed location. “CapU Lonsdale represents ...

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Six Canadian universities make global top 50 in new University Impact Rankings

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  Times Higher Education has released a new set of world university rankings that assess institutions against the         United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. THE notes that it creates the rankings by using “carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship.” A total of six Canadian institutions made the global top 50, with ...

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UWindsor introduces cross-disciplinary engineering degree with Siemens

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  The University of Windsor, in collaboration with Siemens, will now offer an industry certification in mechatronic systems. A UWindsor release explains that the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program integrates electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. Instructor Shahpour Alirezaee added that the program will provide training in Programmable Logic Controller skills, which are applicable across several industries. ...

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UQTR inaugurates Desjardin Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub

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The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières has inaugurated its Desjardin Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub. A release states that the Hub is designed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation while offering information-oriented and skills-based services. UQTR Rector Rector Daniel McMahon called the Hub a gateway to university entrepreneurship where ideas turn into action. UQTR adds that the ...

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McGill researchers receive $3.7M in funding from Canada, QC

15 McGill researchers have received $3.7M in federal grants through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R Evans Leaders Fund, with each recipient also receiving matching funds from the Quebec government. Among the projects funded will be efforts to improve batteries in electric vehicles and develop off-grid energy storage solutions that maximize intermittent renewable energy ...

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KPU collaborates with IBM for design thinking pilot

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has partnered with IBM Canada for a course called Design Thinking and Innovation. According to a KPU release, design thinking is “a solution-based approach to solving problems” that “refers to the steps by which design concepts are developed.” The course features a case-study that enables students to apply the concepts they learn ...

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Smith School of Business launches diversity and inclusion initiative

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The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has announced a new partnership with Catalyst Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in business. According to a release, the partnership will focus on diversity and inclusion through a corporate discussion forum, research, and training. “At Catalyst, we know that an increasingly diverse workforce powers ...

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Five Canadian universities make QS top 50 by subject

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QS has released its world university rankings by subject for 2019, with several Canadian universities breaking the top 50. The University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University ranked in all five broad categories. U of T secured spot 19 in Arts and Humanities, 22 in Engineering and Technology, 11 in Life Sciences and Medical, 17 ...

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Okanagan’s finance curriculum receives international recognition

William Gillett, Dean of Okanagan School of Business and Paul Smith, CEO of CFA Institute. (Photo submitted) Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Business Administration program is now an affiliate of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. “Okanagan College’s Business program has a long history of producing investment management leaders in the region, many of whom have gone on ...

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Carleton, Blackberry partnership to benefit from $40M federal boost

A longstanding partnership between Carleton University and Blackberry QNX is set to benefit from a $40M federal investment in the latter company, according to a Carleton release. “This investment in cutting-edge technologies will generate 1,000 much needed co-op placements, as well as new scholarships for young women and Indigenous people,” said Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “We ...

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Canada’s Future Skills Centre to be run by Ryerson, Conference Board, Blueprint

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Ryerson University, the Conference Board of Canada, and Blueprint ADE have been selected to operate the Future Skills Centre, a federally-funded initiative that will ensure that all Canadians have the skills to adapt to an ever-changing labour market. The Centre will operate at an arm’s length from the federal government to fund projects across Canada that develop, ...

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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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