Smith School of Business launches diversity and inclusion initiative

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The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has announced a new partnership with Catalyst Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in business. According to a release, the partnership will focus on diversity and inclusion through a corporate discussion forum, research, and training. “At Catalyst, we know that an increasingly diverse workforce powers ...

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Five Canadian universities make QS top 50 by subject

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QS has released its world university rankings by subject for 2019, with several Canadian universities breaking the top 50. The University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and McGill University ranked in all five broad categories. U of T secured spot 19 in Arts and Humanities, 22 in Engineering and Technology, 11 in Life Sciences and Medical, 17 ...

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Okanagan’s finance curriculum receives international recognition

William Gillett, Dean of Okanagan School of Business and Paul Smith, CEO of CFA Institute. (Photo submitted) Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Business Administration program is now an affiliate of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. “Okanagan College’s Business program has a long history of producing investment management leaders in the region, many of whom have gone on ...

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Carleton, Blackberry partnership to benefit from $40M federal boost

A longstanding partnership between Carleton University and Blackberry QNX is set to benefit from a $40M federal investment in the latter company, according to a Carleton release. “This investment in cutting-edge technologies will generate 1,000 much needed co-op placements, as well as new scholarships for young women and Indigenous people,” said Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “We ...

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Canada’s Future Skills Centre to be run by Ryerson, Conference Board, Blueprint

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Ryerson University, the Conference Board of Canada, and Blueprint ADE have been selected to operate the Future Skills Centre, a federally-funded initiative that will ensure that all Canadians have the skills to adapt to an ever-changing labour market. The Centre will operate at an arm’s length from the federal government to fund projects across Canada that develop, ...

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UQAM launches new atmospheric sciences programs

Meteorological and climate graduates occupy a variety of positions related to weather forecasting, climate change studies, and computer applications in these areas. Photo: Nathalie St-Pierre. The Université de Québec au Montréal has announced that it will be launching a certificate in atmospheric science in Fall 2019, as well as replacing its Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences ...

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Dal celebrates new ocean research facilities

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          Dalhousie University has celebrated the opening of new research facilities in the Steele Ocean Sciences Building. The completed facilities feature new offices and a meeting space with full video conference abilities, as well as new open-concept style laboratories. “The new facilities strengthen Dal’s position as a great place to study and work about the ocean,” ...

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Seneca receives $24M for new innovation centre

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  Seneca College has received $24M from the federal government to complete the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The facility will bring applied research and commercialization, specialized training, and business incubation and acceleration activities under one roof, states a release. “CITE showcases Seneca’s commitment to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. This new building brings applied research ...

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Partnership with Niagara provides MBA pathway for Conestoga students

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Conestoga College has signed a pathway agreement that will enable students in Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology (Honours) and Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management (Honours) programs to pursue an MBA at Niagara University. “The students from Conestoga's School of Business are well-prepared for the rigors of ...

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Canada’s smallest university to offer debt-free degrees

Students at St. Stephen's University serve themselves at a communal meal table, part of the school's tight-knit environment. New Brunswick students will be able to apply to have their provincial and federal student loans, plus living expenses, repaid after graduation. (Julia Wright / CBC)   The New Brunswick-based St Stephen University has announced that it will pay off ...

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UQTR launches new biochemist stream for plant-based drugs

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières has announced that it is launching a new stream in its biochemistry and biotechnology bachelor’s degree program that will focus on drugs produced by plants. The university will enable aspiring biochemists to obtain specialized training on drugs such as cannabinoids, morphine, and opium, which will meet the high demand for ...

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Speciality programs as alternatives to MBAs gaining momentum in Canada

Canadian business schools are finding success by offering programs that are seen as alternatives to an MBA, writes Sheldon Gordon. “We’re more focused than the MBA program,” said Angelo Melino, Co-Director of the Master of Financial Economics program at the University of Toronto. “Our students take only second-year MBA finance courses and they don’t take other MBA-kinds ...

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Ottawa taps CICan to provide services for newcomers to Canada

Colleges and Institutes Canada announced that it has been selected by the federal government to provide pre-arrival services for future Canadians. CICan’s Canadian Immigrant Integration Program will reportedly continue to operate field offices in India and the Philippines in order to connect newcomers with a variety of services and supports, such as those offered by Canadian ...

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Indian students are UBC’s fastest-growing international group: Study

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A new study out of the University of British Columbia reports that although students from China continue to represent the university’s largest international student demographic, Indian students are its largest growing student group. According to the Daily Hive, Indian enrolment in undergraduate programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus increased from 200 students in the 2013-14 academic year ...

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Concordia launches public research and innovation hub

Justin Powlowski: “4TH SPACE will provide a learning window onto the fascinating way that research can move from theoretical concepts to tangible outcomes.” | © Concordia University, photo by Lisa Graves

Concordia University has launched 4TH SPACE, an interdisciplinary research and innovation hub that brings together researchers, students, and the public. “4TH SPACE takes Concordia’s reputation as one of Canada’s most open and connected universities a big step further,” said Concordia President Alan Shepard. “Agile and responsive, it expands the blueprint of what a university can be ...

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