Queen’s launches new doctoral-level program in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership

Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy has received approval to launch a new innovative doctoral-level program. The Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (DSc RHL) is the first of its kind at the university. The 36-month executive-style program will allow its students to continue working while completing the degree through a blend of on-campus ...

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Centennial finishes new Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

Centennial College has announced that it has completed construction on its Centre for Aerospace and Aviation in Toronto’s Downsview Park. Students, staff, dignitaries, and guests were on hand to sign a steel I-beam before it was hoisted and incorporated into the new hangar that forms the central feature of the college’s $72M new campus building ...

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Most international students leaving Canada after graduation

Most international students planning to live full-time in Canada after graduation are instead returning home due to confusion about immigration programs and a lack of coordination between provincial and federal governments, report Bala Yogesh and Stuart Neatby. The authors note that this trend is occurring at the same time as Canadian immigration officials are touting ...

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Maclean’s releases 2018 university rankings

The University of Toronto, Mount Allison University, Simon Fraser University, Bishop’s University, and McGill University have all received best-in-Canada designations in this year’s Maclean’s university rankings report. U of T was named Canada’s Top School by Reputation, while MtA took home the title of Top Undergraduate University. SFU was named Top Comprehensive University, Bishop’s was ...

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Atlantic universities support student mental health with hiring of regional coordinator

Universities in Atlantic Canada are taking a co-operative approach to mental health by hiring a full-time regional coordinator to provide strategic guidance and support in this area. Appointed by the Association of Atlantic Universities, which represents 16 universities, Elizabeth Cawley will take on the role. Cawley notes that her long-term goals include resource allocation, faculty ...

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YorkU’s Schulich School of Business, Deloitte partner to create business analytics lab

The Schulich School of Business at York University and Deloitte have announced their plans to create a laboratory to foster advances in the visualization and interpretation of big data. The Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab will be supported by the Deloitte Data Scientist position, which was made possible by an investment from Deloitte. “Ever ...

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Lakehead opens “one stop” hub for student enrolment services

Lakehead University has officially opened its new Student Central, a space at the heart of its Thunder Bay campus where new and current students can receive a variety of Enrolment Services and supports in a “one stop” format. Enrolment Services includes Undergraduate Recruitment; Undergraduate Admissions; Student Awards and Financial Aid; and Academic Advising, Records and ...

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Western, U of T, McMaster partner on Toronto base for entrepreneurs

Western University, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University have officially launched ONRamp, a collaboration and co-working space on the U of T campus that supports entrepreneurs and their startups. A Western release notes that ONRamp features a number of flexible shared workspaces, meeting rooms, board rooms, and event spaces across three floors and 15,000 square feet of the ...

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Universities looking to early connections to support international students

“Universities are boosting the services of their international centres and connecting earlier” in response to growing international enrolments, writes Suzanne Bowness. Some of these earlier connections include airport pickups, special orientation sessions, and ongoing events designed to integrate international students into the campus community. Some schools have also begun offering pre-departure orientation sessions to both ...

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UMontréal receives $11M to enhance Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $11M in a project at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe. The faculty will use the funds to repurpose vacant office spaces and decommissioned labs to consolidate research spaces under the umbrella of the Centre intégré des maladies infectieuses animales ...

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Higher education through digital transformation the only way forward in Young India

World over universities are disrupting and innovating on teaching and learning pedagogues. But in India, universities are still characterized by impractical learning, out-of-touch faculty, exorbitant fees (in private universities) and diminishing employment as job seekers outnumber opportunities. According to Harvard's Prof Clayton M. Christensen, Disruptive Innovation brings to the market a product or service that isn't ...

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UQAT launches forest research laboratory

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Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue has officially launched the Laboratoire international de recherche sur les forêts froides. The new laboratory will allow for the development of an international research group made up of researchers from Canada, France, Sweden, Norway, China, and Russia who study the functioning of mountain and boreal ecosystems in the northern hemisphere. The research ...

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Laurentian launches Canada’s first masters program in science communication

Laurentian University has launched what is reported to be Canada’s first and only comprehensive master's program in science communication. The Sudbury Star reports that the program delivers a multi-disciplinary experience that teaches the theory underlying good communication, and the practical challenges of effectively communicating science while speaking to the issues involving science in society. “We are thrilled ...

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Loyalist, YorkU sign BEd in Technological Education pathway agreement

Loyalist College and York University have signed a pathway agreement that will provide eligible graduates of Loyalist’s Animation, Journalism & Communications and Film & TV Production diploma programs with the opportunity to enter YorkU’s Consecutive Bachelor of Education in Technological Education program. YorkU’s program complies with the Ontario College of Teachers’ requirements, making its graduates ...

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Niagara first in Canada to offer program in cannabis production

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  PSE graduates will have the chance to earn a certificate in cannabis production at Niagara College starting next fall, when the school will reportedly launch Canada's first accredited program in the field. The program is set to launch only months after the deadline that the federal government has imposed for legalizing the production, distribution, and ...

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BC students work more, owe more than other Canadian students

Postsecondary students in British Columbia work more and owe more in loans than students in other provinces, according to a new survey. The study found that nearly two-thirds (64%) of BC students worked while they attended school in 2015, compared to 59% nationally. The study also found that the national average had climbed to this ...

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