SFU joins International Sustainable Campus Network

Simon Fraser University has joined the International Sustainable Campus Network, a global network of nearly 100 higher education institutions in 30 countries. An SFU release states that network institutions work collaboratively to "increase sustainability best practices in their campus operations, research and teaching." The release adds that SFU has forwarded several on-campus sustainability initiatives, including ...

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Canada announces funds for new, renewed Canada Research Chairs

  Government of Canada The Government of Canada has announced $275M for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation has also provided over $5.2M in new funding for research infrastructure in order to support 30 chairs at 18 institutions. “Our government recognizes that when our institutions ...

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Canada announces $73M for college partnerships with local employers

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca Canada has announced new investments supporting 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps, and polytechnics across the country as they partner with local employers and businesses. Over $73M will be provided through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program and the College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF). Institutions will use the funds ...

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Douglas engineering students get pathway into UBC degree program

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Douglas College and the University of British Columbia have partnered to provide engineering students a pathway into a university degree program. Douglas students who complete the two-year Diploma in Engineering and Fabrication Technologies will have a guaranteed transfer pathway into the second year of UBC’s bachelor degree program, provided they meet a required GPA. “The ...

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Carleton MBA-TIM partnership produces opportunities for students

  Carleton University has announced a partnership between Carleton’s MBA and Technology Innovation Management programs that aims to create entrepreneurial and internship opportunities for students. "It links the university to the external community and it creates a bond between the entrepreneurial program, which is the TIM program, and the MBA program, which cares about jobs," said TIM ...

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UBC launches graduate blockchain training path

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  The University of British Columbia has launched a blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for graduate students, said to be the first in Canada. A release from UBC states that the path will focus on health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology and Indigenous issues. 15 industry partners are collaborating with UBC on the ...

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Carleton Formula SAE club, GBatteries partner to kickstart electric race car development

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                Carleton University’s Ravens Racing club and GBatteries have partnered to renew the team’s Formula SAE electric program. This summer, GBatteries will provide full-time summer internship positions and a dedicated facility for Ravens Racing in order to kickstart the development of a new Formula SAE electric race car. While the clubs’ Formula SAE team is “ranked among the best in ...

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New federal loan program seeks to help newcomers with credential recognition, career pursuits

Alex LeBlanc, executive director of the Multicultural Council of New Brunswick, said the loan will help people who don't want to go back to square one in their studies but have trouble getting regular bank loans. (Joe McDonald/CBC) The newly announced Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund will help newcomers to Canada get their credentials recognized. The program ...

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Dal, Mitacs agreement to help students gain international research experience

Alice Aiken (left), Dalhousie vice-president research and innovation, signs the new agreement with Alejandro Adem, chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs. (Danny Abriel photo) Dalhousie University and Mitacs have signed an agreement to create a new collaborative student research mobility program. $1.8M in funding will help to give 150 senior undergraduate students, graduate students, ...

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UQAM unveils mobile app for new Canadians

The Université du Québec à Montréal is developing a mobile application for new immigrants to Canada. According to the Journal de Montréal, the initiative aims to support the settlement of newcomers by consolidating all essential services into one platform. Simon Collin, the leader of the research team behind the app, stated that the developers sought ...

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Meet the new HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

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Born in Pinani village now in Uttarakhand, Pokhriyal completed his graduation from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar (Garhwal), and also did his Ph.D from the same institution   Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the former Uttarakhand chief minister has been appointed as the new Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister replacing Prakash Javadekar. After assuming the office, the ...

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10 India universities form campus cos for ₹1k cr upgrade

Ten high-performing state universities across India are set to undergo a Rs 100-crore upgrade each this academic year as they are forming campus companiesspecial purpose vehicles—to receive grants directly from the Centre, reports Hemali Chhapia. Besides, they will be mentored by seven US universities, including Cornell, UPenn and UC Berkeley, in various disciplines. Pune’s Savitribai Phule ...

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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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Queen’s launches Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law

  Queen’s University has introduced a Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law. According to a release from Queen’s, graduates will be qualified to write the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Entry-to-Practice Exam. Queen’s adds that it anticipates an intake of 500 students per year, and that the 66-week program will cover topics such as foundations of ...

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The sky’s the limit as Centennial opens new aerospace hub

Centennial College has officially unveiled its aerospace innovation hub. The Star reports that the $72M facility will accommodate 1,000 students while facilitating new collaborations between academia and industry. Ontario contributed $25.8M to the project, the federal government an additional $18.4M, and Bombardier donated a CRJ2000 plane to Centennial, adds The Star. “This donation represents much more than money,” ...

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Canada invests in top research labs across the country

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The Government of Canada has announced an additional $160M in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund. The funds include nearly $40M to support collaborative international research at seven research facilities: the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan, Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria, the CCGS ...

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