`Shift to more inclusive urbanism’

"We have to move to an urbanism for all if we want to tap the full talent of all people," says Richard Florida, director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and professor of business and creativity, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto What does the gap between the creative class (~30%) and the service blue-collar ...

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SFU, Surrey, Siemens Canada partner on mechatronics certification program

Simon Fraser University, the City of Surrey, and Siemens Canada have partnered to provide advanced learning and certification opportunities for engineering students and professionals. The collaboration will see the introduction of the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program at SFU’s Surrey campus—which will enable participants to obtain certification directly from Siemens—and an in-kind grant of sophisticated ...

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Canada invests $25M in CHU Sainte-Justine to support research and innovation activities

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      The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $25.06 million in a project at Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montréal. A federal release states that the funding will allow CHU Sainte-Justine to create a technology centre for pediatric rehabilitation in Montréal. “The Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre is recognized as a centre of excellence in ...

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Data shows ON universities relying more on international student fees

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  Pratishtha Kohli did her undergraduate degree as an international student at the University of Toronto and is working on her master's degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. (Hart House) Ontario’s universities are becoming increasingly dependent on revenues from international students, according to new research by CBC. Research shows that the number of international ...

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Canada invests $840K in Montréal’s Collège André-Grasset

  The Government of Canada has announced that it will invest $840K in Collège André-Grasset, which combined with a $1.44M contribution from the school and its partners will result in a total investment of $2.28M. A federal release notes that the funds will be used to refurbish and upgrade the school’s chemistry lab and adjacent facilities, which ...

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Queen’s, Fleming sign degree pathway agreement

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          Fleming College and Queen’s University have signed the first degree pathway agreement between the schools. The agreement will allow eligible graduates of Fleming’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate program to pursue a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree (Honours) at Queen’s. “This is a groundbreaking agreement for Fleming College, and it is ...

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HEC Montréal receives renewed AMBA accreditation

HEC Montréal has received renewed accreditation by the Association of MBAs of the United Kingdom for a five-year period. HEC Montréal reports that this means its business school will continue to hold AACSB International, AMBA, and EQUIS accreditation in management education, reportedly making it one of two schools in the country to hold these three ...

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URegina moves toward becoming a smoke-free campus

University of Regina close to butting out, moves to smoke-free cam

The University of Regina says it is moving toward becoming a smoke-free campus. Starting in September 2017, the university will no longer permit smoking or the use of any tobacco products in any building or vehicles on university land. Further, the school plans to reduce the number of designated outdoor smoking areas from 19 to ...

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McMaster acquires golf management institute, plans to offer diploma

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Burlington's Grant Fraser is taking golf and resort management to McMaster. - Submitted photo McMaster University has acquired the Burlington-based Golf Management Institute of Canada, and the McMaster Center for Continuing Education will soon be offering an online diploma course in Golf & Resort Management. “Going forward we will be able to offer a diploma from ...

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BC international students may be involved in fake marriage schemes

An Indian bride covers her face during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) ORG XMIT: DEL181 Ajit Solanki, AP

Young Indian women who have passed international English exams are sought after by families desperate to get their sons into western countries to work and eventually immigrate.   Media outlets in India reportedly state that there is a “booming matrimony market” for international students who can help would-be spouses migrate to a Western country. “Families are looking ...

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Montreal teams up with Post-secondary institutions

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The leaders of multiple postsecondary education institutions have co-signed a historic partnership agreement with the City of Montreal that will see the parties engage in collaboration and the development of an office of higher education in the city. The agreement will see the city support higher education institutions in infrastructure projects, research, and government representation; and ...

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Moderation policy: HRD to call meeting of CBSE, state boards

Moderation policy: HRD to call meeting of CBSE, state boards

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry will soon call a meeting of officials from CBSE and 32 other boards to discuss the way forward on scrapping of the moderation policy. Moderation policy refers to a practice in which students get extra marks in subjects regarded 'unusually difficult', or if there have been differences in the sets of ...

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Ryerson, McMaster launch joint robotics research project

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Ryerson University and McMaster University have partnered to launch a research initiative dedicated to introducing social robotics and artificial intelligence into clinical health care. The Smart Robots for Health Communication project is a collaboration between David Harris Smith, a professor in the department of communication studies and multimedia at McMaster; Frauke Zeller, a professor in ...

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MRU aviation students to access pilot mentors, simulators through new WestJet partnership

An agreement between WestJet and the Mount Royal University aviation program will allow students access to pilot mentors and pricey simulators.

An agreement between WestJet and the Mount Royal University aviation program will allow students access to pilot mentors and pricey simulators. (Mike Symington/CBC) The aviation program at Mount Royal University has partnered with WestJet to give MRU students the opportunity to benefit directly from WestJet’s staff and resources. An MRU release states that the partnership ...

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Durham to launch its first four-year degree program

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  Durham College has announced that it will offer its first four-year degree program beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The school’s Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management is reportedly the first program of its kind in Canada. A college release states that the program will help students to bridge the gap between health care ...

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