SK budget invests $60M to address pandemic-related challenges for students, institutions

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  The Government of Saskatchewan has released its 2021-22 Budget, which includes an additional investment of $60M over two years to address pandemic-related challenges for postsecondary students and institutions. This investment will support the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus’ mezzanine replacement project; fund IT projects at Dumont Technical Institute, regional colleges, and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies; enable SK ...

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UCalgary plans to create Sikh Studies program

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An information booth is set up at the Dashmesh Cultural Centre in northeast Calgary to raise awareness of a fundraising campaign to support a Sikh studies program at the University of Calgary.   The University of Calgary has announced that it is planning to create a Sikh Studies program. Through collaboration with Alberta’s Sikh community, the university ...

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SAIT launches two vision-care programs, invests $1M in optical lab

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  The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s School of Health and Public Safety has created two vision-care sciences programs and invested $1M in an optical lab to meet industry needs. SAIT collaborated with members of industry to create the Optician Diploma program and the Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting Certificate program. Students in the certificate program will ...

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Interpreting CVs to effectively evaluate job candidates

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  Those involved in the process of hiring new faculty should learn how to “read” CVs in order to more effectively evaluate job candidates, writes David D Perlmutter. The author explains that while academics are always asked for their CVs, administrators and search committees may not know what to look for in them. The author suggests ...

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NAIT launches four skilled trades programs, receives TAC accreditation for five engineering programs

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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has launched four new School of Skilled Trades diploma programs: Advanced Plumbing Technology, Advanced Welding Technology, Automotive Service Technology, and Electrical Installations Technology. The two-year diploma programs will teach students the skills and knowledge needed to write the exam required by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Students have the ...

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McGill celebrates 200th anniversary

McGill University has announced that it is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The university is celebrating with a special broadcast – Celebrate 200: Launching Our 3rd Century – as well as Bicentennial celebrations that will be held throughout the year. “As we embark on our third century,” said McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier, “McGill’s greatest strength will ...

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Douglas, SFU create guaranteed transfer pathway for Engineering Certificate graduates

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Douglas College and Simon Fraser University have created a pathway to allow Douglas engineering students to pursue further education in SFU’s School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE). Through the pathway, eligible Douglas students who have completed Douglas’ Engineering Certificate program are guaranteed entry into the second year of SFU’s Bachelor of Applied Science program. “With ...

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King’s UC strengthens collaborative ties with international partnership

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King’s University College and the Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri Mohali (CGC) of Punjab, India have entered into a partnership agreement. The five-year agreement will see the institutions work together through joint research activities, joint training, research in disciplines of mutual interest, and faculty and student exchanges. “This virtual signing is a King’s first and ...

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Sault aviation program acquires $1M aircraft

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One of the new aircraft being added to Sault College’s aviation program is a new, twin-engine Piper Seminole, which college officials say is a state-of-the-art machine. (Mike McDonald/CTV News)   Sault College has announced that it has expanded its Aviation Program’s fleet of aircraft with the acquisition of a twin engine Piper Seminole valued at over $1M. ...

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UWaterloo bringing self-driving shuttle bus to campus

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The University of Waterloo expects to have a self-driving shuttle bus – reportedly the first for an academic institution in Canada – on campus by this September. CTV News states that the eight-seat bus can navigate the university’s Ring Road route on its own, successfully stopping at intersections and avoiding obstacles. The “WATonoBUS” was developed by a ...

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Tips to build high quality online courses: Opinion

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Instructors can build higher quality courses through spending time needed to reframe office hours, post-assignment debriefs, and module surveys, writes Candy Ho, inaugural assistant professor, integrative career and capstone learning, at the University of the Fraser Valley. The author describes strategies that she used to strengthen relationships with her students, such as rebranding office hours ...

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Carleton launching WiE&IT program this Fall

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Carleton University has launched the Women in Engineering and Information Technology (WiE&IT) Program, which the university says is one of the first industry and government sponsored programs of its kind in Canada. The program will include relationship-building events; mentorships; a network of ambassadors and volunteers; a special fund for equity, diversity, and inclusion work. “Supporting ...

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Canadian university rankings in QS World University Rankings 2021

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26 Canadian universities have been listed in the QS World University Rankings 2021, three of which were featured in the top 50 institutions: The University of Toronto (tied for #25), McGill University (tied for #31), and University of British Columbia (#45). Université de Montréal (#118), University of Alberta (#119), McMaster University (#144), University of Waterloo ...

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ON PSE consider options for Fall course delivery

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Ontario postsecondary institutions are considering modes of education for the Fall. Western University has announced that returning to in-person learning may be an option for the fall term, depending on vaccine availability and the vigilance of Western’s community. The University of Ottawa is planning to have a “revitalized” Fall semester campus experience and is equipping ...

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International students may face lower earnings due to lack of pre-graduation experience: Report

The income gap is being highlighted as Canada increasingly turns to international students as immigrants.

  A report released in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada suggests that international students earn less in the first five years after graduation than their domestic counterparts. The report states that international students generally have had fewer years of pre-graduation work experience and have received lower earnings during this time. “The disadvantage for international ...

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HEC Montréal, Lancaster University sign dual degree agreement

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  HEC Montréal has signed a dual degree agreement with the Lancaster University Management School. HEC Montréal students who participate in the program will take two years of classes in Lancaster instead of continuing into their third year at HEC Montréal. Students who complete the program will receive both a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from HEC ...

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Cambrian launches video game design program

Cambrian College says it is launching a new game design program in September. INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY  Glenn CHAPMAN: "Google enters battle for cloud gaming market"

Cambrian College has announced the launch of a game design program that will prepare students for careers in the video game industry. Students in the program will learn about animation, media communication, and mobile app development while learning how to develop video games. “There is such demand for keen and qualified programmers and creators in ...

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UWindsor launches 2 + 2 Degree Completion Pathway program

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The University of Windsor has announced the launch of a 2 + 2 Degree Completion Pathway, which allows students who have completed select two-year college programs to put their credits toward UWindsor’s Bachelor of Science degree. Students from Ontario Police Foundations college programs, environment-related programs, and computer science or business-related programs can use the 2 ...

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