UFV School of Business receives EPAS accreditation for its BBA program

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Business has received EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration program. “Receiving EPAS accreditation for our Bachelor of Business Administration program marks a milestone in our commitment to provide an excellent education and to develop individuals to achieve leadership, management, global citizenship, and employability potential. All ...

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Carleton launches $5M initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development

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Carleton University has officially launched a new partnership among Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions to develop knowledge, resources and tools to support students with disabilities in advancing their careers. Titled the David C Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development, the two-year $5M project was envisioned by Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities and the Research, ...

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Ryerson announces new for-credit hackathon-based course

Ryerson University’s Science Discovery Zone has launched its first zone learning-based course, which is available to all Ryerson students. The university states that the for-credit course will have no “lectures,” homework, or exams, and will consist of experiential learning opportunities. The semester will consist of five hackathons that are scheduled between various professional development workshops. ...

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TRU becomes research hub for ecosystem recovery

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Lauchlan Fraser speaks at Thompson Rivers University on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES Thompson Rivers University has announced that it will be able to create its Centre for Ecosystem Reclamation, thanks to a $2.5M award of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Ecosystem Reclamation held by Lauchlan Fraser. The program will provide project funding for researchers ...

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CBIE calls on Canada to invest $10M in outward student mobility

A “very limited” number of Canadian students access an international education experience during their studies. Photo: Brian/Wikimedia Commons   The Canadian Bureau for International Education is calling on the Federal Government to invest $10M to support outward student mobility, reports The Pie News. A “very limited” number of Canadian students currently take part in international education experiences, and the ...

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UCalgary launches new Master’s program in software engineering

Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt, second from left, takes a technology tour on Thursday as he announces funding for a new course-based master’s degree in software engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

  Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt, second from left, takes a technology tour on Thursday as he announces funding for a new course-based master’s degree in software engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering. Photos by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary   The University of Calgary has announced that the provincial government will support a new Master’s of Engineering ...

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AB looks to prepare students to find high-quality jobs in a tech-driven economy

The Alberta government has appointed a new provincial panel to help better prepare students for a future that will be increasingly driven by technology, reports the Calgary Herald. The Talent Advisory Council on Technology has been tasked with coming up with recommendations to ensure Alberta’s education and training programs are producing employees that can obtain good, high-quality jobs ...

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Academicians Give Thumbs Down To Centre’s Move To Scrap UGC

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The HRD Ministry announced its decision to replace the UGC with the HECI last week. NEW DELHI: Academicians have questioned the centre's move to scrap University Grants Commission (UGC) and said politicians should not be involved in academic matters. Last week, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry had released a draft regulation to repeal UGC Act, 1951 and to ...

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UQAT unveils Val-d’Or campus expansion

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue has unveiled its newly expanded Val-d'Or campus. According to a UQAT release, the renovations include new IT infrastructure that will support Indigenous teaching and research. UQAT President Denis Martel stated that the project emphasizes the university’s ongoing partnership with the region’s Indigenous communities. The $5M expansion was funded by ...

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COTR formally opens new trades facility

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  The College of the Rockies has officially opened the Patterson Hall trades training facility. The Government of British Columbia states that the facility will increase training capacity while accommodating new technology and equipment for students in COTR’s Electrical and Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) programs. “The new trades training facility in Cranbrook will better equip students with ...

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NS invests $1M into co-op placements

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The Government of Nova Scotia has announced a $1M budget increase in its co-op program that will create space for another 200 students. The Chronicle Herald explains that the program provides wage assistance to private-sector, government-funded, and non-profit programs that offer career-related work experiences to postsecondary students. “The biggest thing is definitely the hands-on experience, so getting ...

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Canadian law schools embrace technology with new courses, training

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According to a recent survey, Canadian law schools are increasingly offering technology-related training. Law schools at institutions such as Dalhousie University, Windsor University, the University of Calgary, and the University of Manitoba, for example, have offered course offerings on topics such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybercrime, and app development. With respect to teaching methods, however, ...

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UMontréal receives $4M from QC, Ottawa for astrophysics research

Université de Montréal has received a joint $4M from the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada for ongoing astrophysics innovation and maintenance at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic. "This financial commitment consolidates the government's commitment to making Quebec one of the most innovative and creative societies in the world. Over the next few years, the OMM's activities ...

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Carleton implements work-integrated learning for autonomous vehicle sector

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Carleton University has partnered with the Information and Communications Technology Council to provide work-integrated learning opportunities in the autonomous vehicle sector, states a Carleton release. “We are on the cusp of a new era of transportation that offers tremendous opportunities to realize socio-economic gains for Canada. This is a critical collaboration to nurture and inspire ...

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Canada partners 1,200 paid interns with small businesses, non-profits

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The Government of Canada has announced that it will provide 1,200 graduates with paid internships. A news release states that graduates will be paired with small businesses and non-profit organizations that will provide on-the-job training in digital skills and problem solving. “As the economy changes and becomes increasingly knowledge-based, digital skills have never been more critical,” ...

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IIT Kharagpur announces scholarships, awards for students

IIT Kharagpur announces scholarships, awards for students

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has announced several new awards and scholarships for its undergraduate students for academics and research following donations by many alumni and corporate. As per the official press release, the IIT Kharagpur will give nine scholarships and two awards. They will be given this month onwards. Here's what Dean, Alumni Affairs at IIT ...

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Government denies international work permits for St Clair grads, accused of inconsistent guidelines

Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada has told some international business students at St Clair College that they missed the deadline to apply for post-graduate work permits, even as others who applied at the same time received them, reports CBC. The confusion started with a St Clair logistics program that runs concurrently with the school’s main ...

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VIU increases IELTS requirements for International Students

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Vancouver Island University has announced that it will be increasing the English requirement for international students in order to better support students’ academic success. “Our goal is to ensure international students can academically perform in their second language and match their Canadian classmates,” says VIU Professor Matthew Finlayson. “Having the English skillset to understand the ...

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A look into programs that support “non-traditional” students

Universities across Canada are responding to the rise of “non-traditional” student in their enrolments through new and innovative programs, writes Wendy Glauser. The author notes that these programs often go against the grain of a university system that was not historically built to support students from such a multitude of backgrounds. However, Glauser chronicles the efforts ...

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