Postsecondary institutions, school districts sign MOU to promote Victoria as education destination

Three postsecondary institutions and three school districts in British Columbia's greater Victoria region have signed an MOU pledging to work together to promote Victoria as an education destination for international students. Camosun College, Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, the Greater Victoria School District 61, Sooke School District 62, and Saanich School District 63 are ...

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Yukon College permitted to offer undergraduate degree programs

Yukon College has been recognized by the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) as being ready to deliver and sustain high-quality undergraduate degree programs. The recognition stems from a partnership established earlier this year between the Governments of Yukon and Alberta, and YK says that this is the first time that a postsecondary institution in any ...

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TELUQ, UQAM launch certificate preparing students for CPA designation


Université TÉLUQ and Université du Quebec à Montréal’s business program have partnered on a new Certificate program that will help prepare students for their CPA designation. The program was developed for students with bachelor degrees in a field other than accounting sciences. Students take part in courses on financial accounting, management accounting, finance, taxation, and ...

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BC’s demand for teachers, doctors continues to grow

  A shortage of teachers and doctors in British Columbia is about to get worse, according to recent pieces from The Province and the Vancouver Sun. The Province reports that students in need of specially trained educators are particularly vulnerable to a teacher shortage in the province, as many teachers with such training have been asked ...

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Final reminder to submit application for Shastri Scholarships/fellowships/Grants for the year 2017-18

  Dear Shastri friends! Seasons Greetings! This is the last call to receive completed applications for the below mentioned programmes offered through Government of India funding. Interested candidates are advised to submit proposals timely to avoid last minute rush and pressure on the Grant Management System (GMS) which results in slow processing/inactive sessions and sometimes even leading to ...

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NL funds pilot employment programs for international students

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Government has funded a pilot employment program for international students that will help them become permanent residents of the province, according to the Northern Pen. The Student Internship Pilot Program will be delivered by the Association for New Canadians, and will connect full-time international students enrolled at provincial postsecondary institutions to small- or medium-sized businesses ...

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YorkU Board approves design and budget for Markham Centre Campus

York University’s Board of Governors has approved the design and budget for the York University Markham Centre Campus project, which will begin construction at the end of 2018. “This important milestone sets a clear path toward York’s new Markham Centre Campus opening its doors in 2021,” said YorkU President Rhonda Lenton. “We look forward to getting ...

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UBC self-navigating sailboat rescued off Florida coast


After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a US research vessel. UBC students launched the “sailbot”—called Ada after the first computer scientist—off the Newfoundland coast in August 2016, hoping that the boat would be ...

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Canada must invest in emotional labour as automation spreads: McKean

While more human jobs are eliminated by automation, it will be crucial for Canada to invest in research and training that supports the development of social, emotional, and communication skills, writes Matthew McKean of the Conference Board of Canada. The author notes that technology provides a benefit to society by growing its capacity to focus on the ...

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UQO launches ecology and environment program unique to QC

Université du Québec en Outaouais has announced that it will offer a new bachelors program in ecology and the environment in Autumn 2018. The multidisciplinary program is reportedly a unique offering in the province, and UQO Rector Denis Harrisson stated that it will pave the way for the implementation of other programs bearing UQO’s unique ...

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UWindsor offers counselling for international students in their own language

The University of Windsor is offering international students a new program to give them additional support, in their own language.

The University of Windsor has adopted a new 24-hour counselling service that aims to provide extra support to students, especially international students. Called Keep.meSAFE, the program makes both advisors and supporting materials available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Spanish. CBC reports that if a student would like to speak to someone in a different language, ...

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Niagara receives first Audubon certification in Canada

Niagara College has reported that it is the first postsecondary education institution in Canada to be designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The designation was achieved through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program due to the quality of the college’s environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water quality and conservation, and more. The certification process involved programs and ...

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NIC, McDonald’s partner on credit for business degree

North Island College and McDonald’s Canada have signed an agreement that NIC says is a first-of-its-kind on Vancouver Island. McDonald’s restaurant managers will be able to receive up to 20 per cent of their NIC Bachelor of Business Degree credits when they complete McDonalds Management Training Courses. “It benefits so many students,” said NIC Associate ...

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UTSC receives $1.7M gift towards sports management programs, international students

Tenniel Chu gift

The University of Toronto Scarborough will now offer its students innovative programming in sports management while boosting support for international business students, thanks to a gift of $1.7M from alumnus and entrepreneur Tenniel Chu. The gift will establish the Tenniel Chu Chair in Sports Management while supporting programming and an annual lecture series in sports ...

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NBCC, CyberNB partner on cybersecurity program

CyberNB/Opportunities NB

New Brunswick Community College and CyberNB have partnered on a new one-year, postgraduate diploma program that aims to meet the demands for cybersecurity expertise in New Brunswick. The new program will also help expand the cybersecurity infrastructure in the province. “This new program will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that industry is seeking ...

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McGill announces commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040


    McGill University is planning to build an indoor bicycle centre as part of a plan to reduce its carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2040. ARTIST'S RENDITION COURTESY OF EKM ARCHITECTURE McGill University has released its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), which includes a commitment to achieving a Platinum sustainability rating by 2030 and ...

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