Brock expanding research winery

Brock University is expanding its research winery to include state-of-the-art fermentation facilities, new instruments, and “the world’s first mediated reality blind consumer laboratory.” The $2.4M upgrade is being funded primarily by the provincial and federal governments. “Today’s announcement is certainly a strong statement about the world-class work that continues to be done by Debbie (Inglis) ...

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KPU celebrates opening of Wilson School of Design

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has formally opened the Wilson School of Design, a new $36M building that includes innovative teaching spaces, a testing centre, and gallery space. The facility is named for Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Shannon, who contributed $8M to the project. “Design careers are vital for a 21st-century diversified economy,” said ...

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UOttawa, McGill students create software to filter hateful content from web browser

  Students from the University of Ottawa and McGill University have partnered to develop a new software that blurs out homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, and other hateful language while browsing the web. Third-year UOttawa statistics student Nikola Draca said that he and McGill Engineering student Angus McLean designed the software, called Soothe, as an extension for ...

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Lakehead, Thunder Bay agree to pursue collaboration opportunities

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Lakehead University and the City of Thunder Bay have signed an MOU to pursue collaboration opportunities that will build on mutual strengths and interests. The MOU includes the pursuit of shared goals, such as supporting policy development through shared expertise and raising the profile of both Thunder Bay and Lakehead as leaders and collaborators. “The ...

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UTSC, Centennial develop new paths to university degree

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The University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus and Centennial College have signed an MoU that establishes three facilitated transfer pathways between the college’s Liberal Arts program and UTSC. The College to University Pathway sees Centennial students seamlessly move into a UTSC degree program with advanced standing; the Redirect Pathway allows students who meet Centennial’s admission requirements, ...

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BC Interior universities sign MOU to create research coalition

Students at British Columbia’s three Interior universities will enjoy enhanced research opportunities and increased mobility, thanks to a new agreement signed by University of Northern British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. The Interior University Research Coalition has been created through a memorandum of understanding signed by the three institutions ...

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Postsecondary institutions, school districts sign MOU to promote Victoria as education destination

Three postsecondary institutions and three school districts in British Columbia's greater Victoria region have signed an MOU pledging to work together to promote Victoria as an education destination for international students. Camosun College, Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, the Greater Victoria School District 61, Sooke School District 62, and Saanich School District 63 are ...

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Yukon College permitted to offer undergraduate degree programs

Yukon College has been recognized by the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) as being ready to deliver and sustain high-quality undergraduate degree programs. The recognition stems from a partnership established earlier this year between the Governments of Yukon and Alberta, and YK says that this is the first time that a postsecondary institution in any ...

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TELUQ, UQAM launch certificate preparing students for CPA designation

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Université TÉLUQ and Université du Quebec à Montréal’s business program have partnered on a new Certificate program that will help prepare students for their CPA designation. The program was developed for students with bachelor degrees in a field other than accounting sciences. Students take part in courses on financial accounting, management accounting, finance, taxation, and ...

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BC’s demand for teachers, doctors continues to grow

  A shortage of teachers and doctors in British Columbia is about to get worse, according to recent pieces from The Province and the Vancouver Sun. The Province reports that students in need of specially trained educators are particularly vulnerable to a teacher shortage in the province, as many teachers with such training have been asked ...

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Final reminder to submit application for Shastri Scholarships/fellowships/Grants for the year 2017-18

  Dear Shastri friends! Seasons Greetings! This is the last call to receive completed applications for the below mentioned programmes offered through Government of India funding. Interested candidates are advised to submit proposals timely to avoid last minute rush and pressure on the Grant Management System (GMS) which results in slow processing/inactive sessions and sometimes even leading to ...

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NL funds pilot employment programs for international students

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Government has funded a pilot employment program for international students that will help them become permanent residents of the province, according to the Northern Pen. The Student Internship Pilot Program will be delivered by the Association for New Canadians, and will connect full-time international students enrolled at provincial postsecondary institutions to small- or medium-sized businesses ...

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YorkU Board approves design and budget for Markham Centre Campus

York University’s Board of Governors has approved the design and budget for the York University Markham Centre Campus project, which will begin construction at the end of 2018. “This important milestone sets a clear path toward York’s new Markham Centre Campus opening its doors in 2021,” said YorkU President Rhonda Lenton. “We look forward to getting ...

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UBC self-navigating sailboat rescued off Florida coast

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After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a US research vessel. UBC students launched the “sailbot”—called Ada after the first computer scientist—off the Newfoundland coast in August 2016, hoping that the boat would be ...

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Canada must invest in emotional labour as automation spreads: McKean

While more human jobs are eliminated by automation, it will be crucial for Canada to invest in research and training that supports the development of social, emotional, and communication skills, writes Matthew McKean of the Conference Board of Canada. The author notes that technology provides a benefit to society by growing its capacity to focus on the ...

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UQO launches ecology and environment program unique to QC

Université du Québec en Outaouais has announced that it will offer a new bachelors program in ecology and the environment in Autumn 2018. The multidisciplinary program is reportedly a unique offering in the province, and UQO Rector Denis Harrisson stated that it will pave the way for the implementation of other programs bearing UQO’s unique ...

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