Sobey CPA MBA stream accredited by 3 NS professional bodies

The certified public accountant (CPA) stream of the MBA program at Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business has been accredited by 3 professional bodies: the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, the Certified Management Accountants of Nova Scotia, and the Certified General Accountants of Nova Scotia. Sobey’s 3-year, part-time program offers students a ...

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UGC bans dissection in all colleges

CHENNAI: After dithering for years, the University Grants Commission has finally buckled under pressure from activists to ban dissection of animals for academic purposes at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels on college campuses.In a new notification, the apex body has asked colleges and universities to stop dissection and experimentation on animals for life sciences courses. ...

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IISc Bangalore in talks with UGC over 4-year course

BANGALORE: The Universities Grants Commission (UGC) may have asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to discontinue its four-year B.Sc course. But the premier science institute seems to be in no mood to oblige, at least without putting up a stiff fight.IISc director Prof Anurag Kumar told TOI: "We've received a letter, that's no ...

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Ombudsman must for all universities: Smriti Irani

 Students in private universities and colleges worried about the lack of quality in their institutions have something to look forward to. HRD minister Smriti Z Irani on Monday told Rajya Sabha that UGC has notified UGC (Grievance Redressal) Regulations, 2012 according to which each University has to appoint an Ombudsman. Irani said ...

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New CAT pattern

The common admission test (CAT), a pre requisite for entrance to Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), will be conducted by IIM Indore in a two-day testing window on November 16 and 22. The test pattern has a few changes this year but the syllabus and sections remain the same.IIM), will be ...

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UPEI takes action in response to athletics report

The University of Prince Edward Island has announced that it will act on all the findings of an independent review of its Department of Athletics and Recreation. The Department had been looking at ways to increase its revenues following budget cuts and layoffs at the institution. UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz himself will oversee ...

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Queen’s offers PhD students dissertation-writing retreat

Queen’s University is offering its doctoral students an opportunity to work on their dissertations against the tranquil backdrop of Elbow Lake, north of Kingston. In the pilot “Dissertation on the Lake” project, 34 graduate students will spend 3 nights in cabins at Queen’s University Biological Station. Their time will be spent ...

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Postscript: More funding for trades training at BC institutions

Several more BC institutions have announced that they will be increasing the number of seats offered for students training in trades related to the liquefied natural gas industry, thanks to $6.8 M from the provincial government. Selkirk College, the University of the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island University were among those that will ...

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UGC asks DU to introduce mandatory course in environmental science

Following a Supreme Court order, the UGC asked the University of Delhi to introduce a mandatory course in environmental science for undergraduates Undergraduates in the University of Delhi (DU) are required to study environmental science from this year. Following a court order, the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a directive to the ...

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BC funds new seats at BCIT for priority trades

The British Columbia Institute of Technology has received $1.35 M from the provincial government to increase access and reduce waitlists for critical trades training seats. The funding is expected to open up 272 new seats at BCIT for the September 2014 semester. The new seats are aligned with occupations defined as being critical to aforecasted boom ...

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uWaterloo architecture students create storefront to engage community

www.academica.ca Architecture students at the University of Waterloo have created a storefront to help establish stronger relationships between the university and the community. BRIDGE Waterloo Architecture “is a student initiative that is meant to capture and expose the overwhelming entrepreneurial energy and spirit that Waterloo Architecture students possess,” said graduate student ...

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UBC commits to financial accountability by releasing President’s expenses

News- www.academica.ca The University of British Columbia has committed to the annual publication of expenses incurred by its President, beginning with those of former President Stephen Toope. While UBC already publishes its President’s compensation package for each year, the breakdown of expenses adds another layer of transparency to university operations. UBC says it is making the ...

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Higher Education in India: An introspection

News- Times of India The key to harnessing India's demographic dividend is education. Indian higher education currently the third largest in the world, is likely to surpass the US in the next five years and China in the next 15 years to be the largest system of higher education in the world. Indian higher ...

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With credits, IITs plan flexidegree

Two years from now, an IITian will be able to get his BTech degree in threeand-a-half years instead of four, thanks to a new credit scores system.The country's premier tech institution will switch to credit scores from the 2016-17 academic session, replacing the standard four-year course, IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti ...

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McMaster hosts Symposium on Education & Cognition August 13–15

Cognitive scientists and educators will convene at McMaster University on August 13–15 for the 2nd annual Symposium on Education & Cognition. Scholars at the symposium will explore how cognitive principles can inform instructional design and critical issues in education to bridge the gap between the lab and the classroom. Notable speakers will include ...

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