Douglas to eliminate bottled water sales

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Douglas College will no longer sell single-use bottles of water on campus. A release cites a campus-wide survey in which 92% of respondents said they strongly supported the removal of single-use bottles from vending machines and cafeterias. “Last year, 32,000 bottles of water were sold at the College,” said Andrew Hodgson, Douglas Manager of Facilities ...

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Partnership to give UWindsor Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences students course credit for entrepreneurship program

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  A new partnership will provide students in the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences course credit for completing the EPIC Discovery Program of the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre). Students enrolled in the course Ways of Doing will reportedly receive mentorship, workshops, and other resources to help them validate their ...

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Informational interviews as a form of career prototyping

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        Informational interviews with professors and industry professionals are a key tactic for undergraduates looking to boost the value proposition of their degrees, writes Derrick E Rancourt. According to the author, informational interviews are a form of “rapid prototype testing” that can help students pivot to a new prototype if they do not like what they hear. Students ...

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PM announces new advisory committee to promote trades

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the creation of a new advisory committee to help promote apprenticeships and skilled trades across Canada, writes The Canadian Press. Trudeau made the announcement at Nova Scotia Community College’s Dartmouth campus, where he was also attending a roundtable that focused on promoting trades for women. The Canadian Press adds that Mandy Rennehan, founder and CEO of Freshco; Jamie ...

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17 institutions chosen for pilot of Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada pilot

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        A group of post-secondary institutions from across Canada has been chosen to participate in the federal government’s new Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada pilot program. Based on the United Kingdom's Athena Swan Charter, the program is supported by all of Canada’s Tri-Council organizations, and will look to lead the way in increasing diversity at ...

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SFU launches new look for athletics

Simon Fraser University’s Athletics & Recreation department has launched a new look for its sports teams. The new icon will be used by all athletic programs, competitive clubs, and youth camps. It draws on the original red and white school colours, as well as the vintage maple leaf and octagon shape worn by historic SFU ...

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ON institutions partner to welcome international students at airport

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19 post-secondary institutions throughout Ontario have partnered with Destination Ontario to set up welcome kiosks for international students arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport for the fall semester. School representatives will offer welcome packages as well as services such as assistance with transportation and accommodation options and free calls home to inform family members of ...

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Delhi University launches free Happiness Certificate Course, toppers to be sent to Europe

The course aims to help students understand, identify and the underlying causes of stress and anxiety.

The course aims to help students understand, identify and the underlying causes of stress and anxiety. elhi University’s (DU) Ramanujan College (earlier known as Desh bhanu Evening College) has begun with the first-ever batch of happiness classes in the university. A six-month certificate programme will consist of 45 students across the university and is being launched ...

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La Salle launches degree in Fashion Design

  La Salle College Vancouver has announced that it has received approval to offer a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, which will offer a focus on sustainable design principles. "We want to establish a legacy of future designers who possess a knowledge and skill set around textiles, processes, craft and technology,” said Fashion Program Director ...

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Niagara, SER partner to provide certification to ecosystem restoration grads

Kandyce Affleck, 2019 graduate from Niagara College’s Ecosystem Restoration Graduate Certificate program, currently works as a land management assistant with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, and recently received her Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner-in-Training designation A partnership between Niagara College and the Society for Ecological Restoration will help graduates of Niagara’s Ecosystem Restoration graduate certificate program ...

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ULaval MOOC aims to demystify ADHD

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Université Laval has announced that it is offering a new MOOC on the topic of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that seeks to better equip parents and educational staff who work with youth aged 5 to 17 living with the disorder. The course is the result of a multidisciplinary collaboration that brought together the school's Faculties ...

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Concordia Edmonton moves forward on research, innovation with new centre

  Concordia University of Edmonton has officially opened the Allan Wachowich Centre for Science, Research, and Innovation. A Concordia Edmonton release states that the 30,000 square-foot, $15.9M facility features an Indigenous Knowledge & Research Centre, BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, chemistry and biology labs, Centre for Chinese Studies, and Office of Extension and Culture. ...

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Four Canadian law schools part of new federal IP initiative

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Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science and economic development, announced initiatives Thursday at the University of Waterloo to helps companies access and use intellectual property. - Sean Kilpatrick , The Canadian Press file photo   The federal government is looking to bolster intellectual property protections and strategies within the country with the announcement of three new ...

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Every Brock program to have experiential education this Fall

Brock University states that it will offer experiential education opportunities in 100% of its academic programs beginning this fall. “Experiential learning is huge for career outcomes, employment and personal development,” said Brock Associate Director of Experiential Education Sandy Howe. “We are seeing a shift in post-secondary studies driving directly towards careers. Our programs help to ...

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First Nations initiative in Cape Breton receives funds to help students find career success after graduation

The federal government has announced nearly $1M in funding to support a program that prepares Indigenous students in Cape Breton for post-secondary education and future career success. CBC reports that the Mi'kmaw Economic Benefits Office will use the funds to support its existing programs, which include promoting employment opportunities and apprenticeships, recruiting from First Nations ...

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Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill

Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill

Indian Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms that will end inspector raj’ in the medical education sector. The bill that seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 was ...

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Federal investment will help UBC further “smart city” ambitions

Santa Ono, shown speaking last June after being announced as the new president of UBC, issued an apology to former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong on Tuesday over the cancellation of the latter’s scheduled Feb. 28 fundraising speech.

“UBC is in many ways the perfect place to test new ideas that will contribute to a more sustainable planet," says UBC President Santa Ono.NICK PROCAYLO / PNG FILES The University of British Columbia will be engaging in two major projects to help Vancouver pursue its aspirations to become a “smart city,” thanks to a combined $5.8M investment ...

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Bow Valley 150 Startups program receives supports from RBC

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        Bow Valley College’s 150 Startups program has received a $500,000 commitment from RBC in order to support the program’s network and resources. The program supports over 400 entrepreneurs from postsecondary institutions across the province on an annual basis as they develop and practice entrepreneurship skills. “This is a great opportunity in support of first-time entrepreneurs ...

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