UBC invests in campus safety features

The University of British Columbia has announced a $750,000 investment in new campus safety features at its Vancouver Point Grey campus. The funding will go toward improved lighting, strengthening the campus Safewalk program, additional coverage of security bike patrols, and the development of new communication features for the Mobile UBC app. The funding comes following ...

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SMA between Ontario, Centennial highlights student support, applied research

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) between Ontario and Centennial College emphasizes the institution’s support for entrepreneurship, applied research, and innovation. The agreement highlights the variety of education delivery methods offered by Centennial, as well as its Centre for Academic Quality and Centre of Organizational Learning and Teaching. Centennial’s diverse student population and its support for ...

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Entrepreneurship, access highlighted as strengths in Carleton SMA

Ontario has published its strategic mandate agreement (SMA) with Carleton University, highlighting the school’s interdisciplinary research excellence, its focus on access for underrepresented student groups, and its work translating science and technology research into policy and regulation. The SMA identifies several areas of institutional strength, including Carleton’s strong support of entrepreneurship and innovation and its ...

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Canada provides $8 M for organic agriculture research

The federal government has announced an investment of $8 M for organic agriculture research led by the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC). The funding will establish an organic science cluster of representatives from academia, government, and industry who will focus on researching and developing expanded organic crop production and responding to market demand. The cluster ...

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19 Board toppers join BITS Pilani

NEW DELHI: 19 Board toppers of class XII of 2014 have joined three campuses of BITS Pilani this year. They have come from the education boards of various states such as Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Uttar ...

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HRD increases student apprentice stipend by 40%

NEW DELHI: In an effort to improve employability, students are provided an opportunity to earn while they train as apprentices. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has announced a 40% increase in stipend for apprentices, under the Apprentices Act 1961. The last revision was in 2011. Every year, around one lakh students ...

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Active learning classrooms require deliberate design but can benefit faculty and students: article

www.academica.ca An article published in Campus Technology outlines the basics of using technology to enhance active and collaborative learning in the classroom. The article highlights a number of institutions that have created active learning classrooms, including McGill University and Dawson College in Quebec. Most active learning classrooms feature a large, interactive display or whiteboard at each student table that ...

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First MOOC being offered at Lakeland College

www.academica.ca Lakeland College will offer its first massive open online course (MOOC), Introduction to Mental Health, this fall. The MOOC is the first course of Lakeland’s Mental Health Practitioner certificate program. “MOOCs are an exciting new way for people to learn, and our new program’s introductory course is a great way for Lakeland to pilot ...

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Canada commits $30 M to aerospace innovation

source-www.academica.ca The federal government has announced that it will provide $30 M over 5 years to the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC). The industry-led network, which launched in April, aims to strengthen research relationships between industry, academia, and research institutes in Canada by funding collaborative aerospace projects. “The relative ...

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University Grants Commission ‘allows’ IISc to continue with FYUP

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is understood to have allowed IISc Bangalore to continue with the four-year undergraduate programme. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was among the three institutes that had been asked by the UGC to discontinue their four-year undergraduate programmes (FYUP) and follow the UGC notification on specification of degrees. IISc had, ...

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DPS Ghaziabad in top 8 CBSE schools

NEW DELHI: In the TOI report 'Only one NCR school in CBSE's top eight' published on Monday, the list inadvertently missed out Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad.With a 90% average aggregate, the school is in the joint eighth-position in the list of top eight schools in India with the highest average aggregate. The school's highest ...

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A research project must for every Patna University teacher: VC

PATNA: With a view to creating an environment of quality research, Patna University (PU) vice-chancellor Y C Simhadri called upon the teachers to take up research projects and get published papers in national and international journals. "Each teacher of the university must have at least one research project with him," he said.Addressing a joint ...

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UGC asks universities to fill vacant posts of teachers

NEW DELHI: UGC has asked all central universities to identify reasons for teaching posts lying vacant and make concerted efforts to fill them up, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.  Out of the 16,692 sanctioned post, 6251 teaching posts are lying vacant.  "UGC recently wrote to all central universities to ...

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Only one NCR school in CBSE’s top eight

It's Chennai on top with three of its schools scoring the highest average aggregate in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams in 2014. Following Chennai's three DAVs is the Heritage School of Gurgaon in fourth position.Analysis of the results showed there are eight schools in India whose average ...

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Only one NCR school in CBSE’s top eight

It's Chennai on top with three of its schools scoring the highest average aggregate in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams in 2014. Following Chennai's three DAVs is the Heritage School of Gurgaon in fourth position.Analysis of the results showed there are eight schools in India whose average ...

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More Canadian businesses outsourcing R&D to universities

  Canadian businesses are increasingly relying on universities to provide research and development, reports Canadian Business. Rob Annan, interim CEO of Mitacs, says that by outsourcing innovation to universities, businesses are able to minimize their exposure to risk. Moreover, university labs may have access to funding channels not available to the private sector. ...

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Ontario signs strategic mandate agreements with PSE institutions

  Ontario has signed strategic mandate agreements (SMAs) with all 45 of the province’s publicly assisted colleges and universities. The SMAs push ahead with Ontario’s commitment to institutional differentiation, directing institutions to pursue growth in identified areas of strength while limiting expansion in areas where programs already exist. The SMAs will also ...

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