BC invests $1.26M in ECE training

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The Government of British Columbia is investing $1.26M in early childhood educator (ECE) training at public postsecondary institutions. Funding will enable BC to add 108 ECE seats, most of which will be delivered through a work-integrated learning approach, which will give students the opportunity to gain experience in the field as they complete their training. ...

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ON provides $2.4M to Willis for PSW training

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The Government of Ontario will has partnered with Willis College on a pilot project that will train up to 300 personal support workers to fill long-term care positions in the Ottawa area. Willis will offer the program at no cost to students through a $2.4M investment from ON. The project is part of a plan ...

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Centennial, Samsung extend partnership to 2023

Centennial College and Samsung Canada have extended an ongoing partnership as part of the Samsung Tech Institute initiative. Students in Centennial’s Electronics Engineering Technician program benefit from a curriculum that was developed by Centennial and Samsung. Additionally, they take part in hands-on learning in the Samsung Tech Institute Lab, which allows students to gain skills ...

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BCIT BMET program receives TAC accreditation

Biomedical Engineering Technology program receives national accreditation

The British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET) Diploma program has received national accreditation from Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). Graduates of the accredited program are able to expedite their certification through Canadian certifying bodies, including the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, allowing them to become registered biomedical engineering technologists in other ...

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Concordia launches Humanities+ career preparation program

Concordia University has launched a Humanities+ program that is designed to help undergraduates in Humanities-based programs better prepare for meaningful careers after graduation. Students in the Humanities+ program will complete zero-credit courses that cover topics such as digital presentations, professional communications, and job search and interview strategies. Students will also take part in a work-integrated ...

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Humber launches three Bachelor of Engineering programs

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Humber College has launched three Bachelor of Engineering programs: Bachelor of Engineering – Information Systems Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering – The Built Environment, and Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics. The degrees are designed to use Humber’s campus as a “living lab,” which gives opportunities for students to engage in project-based learning. “This blended approach encourages ...

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Camosun, VIU, NVIT, Selkirk receive provincial investment for community mental health worker training

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  The Government of British Columbia is investing $800K to Camosun College, Vancouver Island University, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, and Selkirk College for the training of community mental health workers. The funding, which is part of the province’s COVID-19 response, will support the training of students to work in areas such as addictions counselling ...

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UWindsor, Air Canada partner to provide affordable flights for international students

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Air Canada will offer exclusive promotional rates to international students under an agreement with the University of Windsor. The University of Windsor has partnered with Air Canada to give international students the ability to fly to Canada. The agreement will give students access to promotional rates on Air Canada’s flights, making travel more affordable. “We are ...

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SFU, Trend Micro partner to train students in cloud security


Simon Fraser University has partnered with Trend Micro to train students in cybersecurity. The partnership will allow students to develop skills in cloud security, understand industry insights, and connect with networking opportunities while they are studying. “As we know, the skills demand for our industry has really grown because of the implications of COVID-19 pandemic,” ...

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NS invests $25M in postsecondary institutions to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19

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  Nova Scotia is investing $25M in postsecondary institutions to help them address the lost revenue and increase in costs brought on by COVID-19. Each institution’s portion of the investment is based on its COVID-19 related expenditures. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, universities across Nova Scotia have been working hard to ensure students can continue ...

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Lakeland launches Bachelor of Agricultural Technology Program

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Lakeland College has announced the launch of a post-credential Bachelor of Agricultural Technology Program at its Vermilion campus. The two-year program will train students in a variety of areas, including troubleshooting hardware and software used in the industry and using agricultural technology for data collection and analysis. “Graduates of the program will bring unique skill ...

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AB considers creating boards to govern postsecondary institutions

Mike Mahon, chair of the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta and president of the University of Lethbridge, has been part of provincewide consultations on revamping Alberta's post-secondary education system. He says the idea of creating larger boards to oversee multiple colleges or universities would be helpful to set a common direction, but only if ...

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Confederation limits class size, changes schedules in response to ON’s COVID-19 regulations

Ontario’s new guidelines for postsecondary institutions means that Confederation College will be changing schedules and cutting the number of students in classes. Since COVID-19 regulations limit Confederation to having 10 students within a classroom, some students in programs with enrolment exceeding that have been dropped from their classes. CBC reports that the impact is being ...

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UQAM creates financial research centre

  The Université du Québec à Montréal has created a new research centre called the Centre d’intelligence en surveillance des marchés financiers. The unit has three objectives: to ensure the financial ecosystem’s integrity against manipulation through promoting best practices, to identify approaches that will optimize detection of manipulation and deceptive trading practices, and to position Montreal ...

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UWaterloo, NRC collaborate to advance metal 3D printing in ON


The NRC’s new research facility in Mississauga. Photo via NRC. The University of Waterloo and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have announced a joint seven-year research and development project in metal 3D printing that will help Ontario more effectively utilize industrial additive manufacturing. UWaterloo and NRC will continue to advance their previous work in ...

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The Stronger Together project connects patients with expert resources, online counselling, daily health trackers and opportunities to build social connections with Canadians experiencing similar health circumstances.

The Stronger Together project connects patients with expert resources, online counselling, daily health trackers and opportunities to build social connections with Canadians experiencing similar health circumstances.   University of British Columbia’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) and digital health company Curatio have partnered on the Stronger Together project. This project provides Canadians with free ...

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U of T launches course in Additive Manufacturing in Engineering Applications

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Students at the University of Toronto now have access to a course focused entirely on 3D printing, a fast-growing $13-billion industry.   The University of Toronto’s department of mechanical and industrial engineering has launched a graduate-level Additive Manufacturing in Engineering Applications course. The course, which is available to all U of T students, is focused on the in-demand ...

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