Conestoga launches new commerce financial services degree program

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Conestoga College has launched a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Financial Services degree program at its Doon campus. The degree takes four years to complete and is focused on providing students with the skills, competencies, and knowledge needed to pursue careers in financial services. Students in the program will learn about insurance and financial planning, and ...

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MacEwan’s School of Business receives EFMD accreditation

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  MacEwan University has announced that its School of Business has received European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) accreditation. The international accreditation supports MacEwan’s internationalization efforts and enhances its international profile, visibility, and growth. “Accreditation means that our students are not only getting the core discipline knowledge, but also the durable skills required to be successful ...

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International students accounted for growth in postsecondary enrolments, graduates prior to COVID-19

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  A new report released by Statistics Canada has shown that prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth in postsecondary enrolments and graduations was driven by international students. The reports showed that from 2018/2019 to 2019/2020 international enrolment in Canadian colleges and universities increased by 13.7%, while domestic enrolments decreased by 0.9%. StatCan ...

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New regulatory college for immigration, citizenship consultants in Canada launches

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A new regulatory college has been launched to oversee Canada’s immigration consulting profession. The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants will provide licensing, oversight, investigation, and enforcement to immigration and citizenship consultants working in Canada and abroad. Those interested in entering the profession will need to complete a specialized graduate diploma program through Queen’s University ...

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NSCC, NSP partner on two electric vehicle pilot programs

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A person plugs an electric vehicle into a bidirectional charger at the NSCC Middleton campus. - NSCC - Contributed   Nova Scotia Community College and Nova Scotia Power (NSP) have partnered on two pilot programs focused on smart chargers and bidirectional charging for electric vehicles. The two parties will work together on the development of infrastructure and ...

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Seneca launches stand-alone baccalaureate nursing degree program

  With looming shortages of nurses and a new appreciation of the critical role they play in health care, Seneca is launching an honours nursing degree program next fall. Seneca College has announced that it is launching a stand-alone baccalaureate nursing degree program to meet the need for nurses in Ontario. The program, which will launch in ...

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SK implements changes to modernize postsecondary legislation

  The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced The Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Act, 2021. The new act is intended to modernize legislation related to postsecondary education and the skills training sector. It will apply to all postsecondary institutions receiving government funding, and will update the minister’s responsibilities and powers, centralize grant-making authority to postsecondary institutions, and ...

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YorkU launches Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Operations

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Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, Assistant Vice-President, Continuing Studies at York University (CNW Group/York University School of Continuing Studies) According to Jeff Clark, a cyber security operations professional at a Canadian financial institution and academic coordinator for the new certificate, "businesses today are rapidly adopting digital transformation, exposing more and more of their sensitive data assets to the world in ...

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UNBC launches Master of Applied Science in Engineering program

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Students in the new Master of Applied Science in Engineering program will conduct research in UNBC's engineering labs, including the Wood Innovation Research Lab.   The University of Northern British Columbia has launched a Master of Applied Science in Engineering program. The program, which UNBC says is the first of its kind in the region, will provide ...

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SLC, Queen’s announce bridging partnership for civil engineering students

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St. Lawrence College (SLC) graduates have a new post-graduation opportunity thanks to a bridging partnership with Queen’s Engineering. A formalized agreement between the two schools will allow graduates from SLC’s Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program to pursue a bachelor's in Civil Engineering at Queen’s. St Lawrence College and Queen’s University have announced a new bridging partnership that ...

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MB announces program that will enable nursing students to work while completing their studies

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MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Chief nursing officer and provincial lead of health system integration, Lanette Siragusa, announces a new student nursing employment program on Monday. The Government of Manitoba has announced a new program that will allow third- and fourth-year student nurses to work in clinical settings while completing their studies. Students who have completed ...

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KingsU receives $20M anonymous donation to create science centre

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Visualization for The King's University's new state-of-the-art Centre for Excellence in the Sciences. Supplied.   The King’s University (Edmonton) has received a $20M anonymous donation that will support the construction of a new state-of-the-art science centre. The 40,000 square foot Centre for Excellence in the Sciences will include common spaces, teaching facilities, and leading technology and laboratories, ...

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Algoma, Devant partner to bring customized career development platform for international students

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Algoma University and Devant have partnered to launch a customized, web-based career development platform designed specifically for international students. “We are proud of our international student body at Algoma University and are passionate about giving them the resources they need,” shared Cindi Elgie, Co-op, Career and Experiential Learning Coordinator. “We are thrilled to have so ...

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Six Canadian business schools place on 2021 Corporate Knights Better World MBA top-40 ranking

The 2021 Corporate Knights Better World MBA top-40 ranking has been released, and eight Canadian business schools have ranked among the top 40. The ranking considers seven metrics focused on sustainability. The top three institutions were Griffiths Business School in Australia, Maastricht University – School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands, and Warwick Business ...

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ON invests $48M in work at research institutes, universities

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  The Government of Ontario has announced a $48M investment over two years to support ground-breaking work at research institutes and universities in ON. The investment includes $12M for Advanced Research Computing (ARC) facilities at 13 research institutions, as well as $12M for SNOLAB, an underground science laboratory. “Research, innovation, intellectual property management and commercialization are ...

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CapilanoU introduces Minor in Cinema Studies

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Capilano University has announced a new Minor in Cinema Studies. Students in any faculty can choose to pursue the minor as part of their bachelor degree, starting in January 2022. The program will focus on teaching students about aesthetic and theoretical traditions related to cinema. “Building on the School of Motion Picture Arts’ technical expertise ...

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MB requested postsecondary institutions to create plans in days to expand nursing programs

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    Correspondence between Manitoba’s department of advanced education and university administrators shows that postsecondary institutions were told to create “significant modification applications” to scale up nursing programs within days, writes Maggie Macintosh of the Winnipeg Free Press. The documents show that a public servant contacted administrators at the University of Manitoba, Brandon University, Université de Saint-Boniface, and ...

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Western launches data science undergraduate program

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Western University has launched a new data science undergraduate program. Each lecture, assignment, and lab in the interdisciplinary program is designed with the end goal of providing students with the skills they will need to be successful in the industry. Students can choose levels of specialization, such as a minor or certificate for students ...

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