UoGuelph researchers receive $800K for slate of innovative projects

University of Guelph researchers have received more than $800K from the provincial governments of Alberta and Ontario for projects ranging from improving nutrition and reducing methane emissions in dairy cattle to value chain genomics. The funding comes from the Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program, a cross-provincial collaboration that brings together industry and academia to solve key industry ...

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Carleton receives $5M for accessibility initiatives from ON

Citing Carleton University as “a leading light” for accessible education, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi has announced the creation of the David C Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development initiative. A Carleton release states that the two-year, $5M program will provide mentorship for entrepreneurial development, employment support, and one-on-one coaching for students with disabilities. ...

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Canada announces Mitacs expansion for colleges, polytechnics

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    A new federal pilot program will help colleges and polytechnics partner with businesses and non-profits to provide paid internships for students. A Government of Canada release reports that the new program builds on the federal government’s commitment to invest $221M into Mitacs as part of an effort to create 10,000 paid internships for postsecondary students each year. ...

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Carleton receives $800K for accessible experiential learning program

Carleton University’s Career Services Office, Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, and Research, Education, Accessibility and Design Initiative have reportedly received $800K from the province to create the Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) project. According to a Carleton news release, CUAEL will facilitate full and part-time job opportunities and internships for students with ...

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U of T opens Myhal Centre for Engineering and Entrepreneurship

The Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (Image courtesy Montgomery Sisam Architects & Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios)

The University of Toronto has officially opened the Myhal Centre for Engineering and Entrepreneurship. According to a U of T news release, the building—named after alumnus George Myhal, his wife, Rayla, and their family—includes active learning spaces, fabrication facilities, and dedicated spaces for student clubs and teams. Chancellor Michael Wilson, Chair of the Governing Council ...

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UQAM enters into full partnership with MITACS

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The Université du Québec à Montréal has announced that it is entering into full partnership with MITACS. The partnership will help connect businesses and non-profits with professors and students through internships and specialized training in R&D management, professional development, and international research. From 2014 to 2017, MITACS reportedly funded between 42 and 67 internships. Caroline ...

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Concordia, QC enter $950K partnership to support English-speaking communities

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      Quebec Cabinet Minister Kathleen Weil recently announced a $950K partnership between QC, Concordia University, and five community organizations to support English-speaking communities. According to a provincial news release, Concordia will work closely with the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network, which focuses on English education and culture in QC. Guy Rodgers, Executive Director of the English-Language ...

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BC students call for increased services, controlled tuition for international students

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Harman Dandiwal, with CNC Student Union, former international student. A report detailing tuition costs for international students, but not enough seats being created at CNC. Also, other colleges raising tuition as much as 20 percent per year for international students. April 16 2018 Students in British Columbia are expressing concern that the services offered to the ...

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RRU to head study for Vancouver Island campus

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Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark Photograph By TIMES COLONIST British Columbia Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark announced that the provincial government will invest $250K in a study to bring a college or university campus to Vancouver Island’s West Shore. The Victoria Times Colonist states that Royal Roads University will partner with the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and the Sooke ...

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UWaterloo, Google, want more women in computer scienceUWaterloo, Google, want more women in computer science

  The Globe and Mail reports that Google has invested $400K in an initiative to bring more women into the University of Waterloo’s Computer Science program. According to 570 News, the grant is part of a $2.1M funding package from Google to support STEM education in the Kitchener-Waterloo region for children who are underrepresented in the field. UWaterloo professor ...

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RRC acquires aviation campus thanks to $8M loan

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Red River College has announced the acquisition of its Stevenson Aviation Campus from the property's former landlord after the provincial government approved RRC’s request to borrow $8M for the acquisition. “Now that we own it, we can grow it, we can add to it, we can change it,” said RRC President Paul Voigt. RRC added that ...

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KPU receives $500K from BC for energy training equipment

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Trades and technology students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will soon be working with new industry-grade equipment thanks to $500K from the British Columbia government. A KPU release notes that the school has used the funds to purchase thermal and geothermal energy training system machines, which will be used by students in the welding and electrical ...

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UWaterloo, Cisco partnership to advance 5G technology

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    The University of Waterloo has announced that Cisco will invest over $1M toward 5G technology research at the school over the next five years. Catherine Rosenberg, who was named Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems, stated that “5G will deliver better service to fixed and highly mobile users and scale to provide connectivity to millions of ...

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How international students can survive, thrive while studying in Canada

Studying as an international student in Canada can be extremely rewarding, but requires “nerves of steel,” writes Prajwala Dixit. Reflecting on her experience as an international student, the author notes that social isolation, culture shock, and xenophobic experiences remain significant challenges to international students during their studies. Further, barriers to gaining permanent residency create difficulties ...

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External Affairs Minister’s Remarks at Launch of Study in India Programme at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (April 18, 2018)

April 18, 2018 Ministry of Human Resource Development Study in India programme of HRD Ministry launched with the launch of ‘Study in India Portal’ by Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Dr SatyaPal Singh in New Delhi today Institutes of National Importance to be opened to foreign students in the first ever initiative of its kind, 160 Institutions offer 15,000 ...

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MUN launches K-6 STEM teacher education program

Dr. Mary Stordy led the development of the new STEM education program at Memorial.  PHOTO: RICHARD BLENKINSOPP Memorial University’s Faculty of Education has launched a new program that the university says will help to position it at the leading edge of STEM teacher education in Canada. Aimed at university students who are completing a degree, the two-year post-degree ...

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UBC opens Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Linc Kesler, seen on April 3, is director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning and senior adviser to the UBC president on Indigenous issues. Dr. Kesler’s mother, who was American, went to an Indian boarding school in Kansas: She never spoke about her experience there until she was in her 90s. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS The University ...

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UWaterloo launches artificial intelligence research hub

  The University of Waterloo has announced its plans to build an Artificial Intelligence institute that will bring together a group of researchers and businesses to “advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.” CBC reports that the institute’s mandate will be to research areas with societal and business impact, including healthcare, urban planning, autonomous ...

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