UoGuelph launches high-tech food labs to better understand buyers’ needs, behaviours

The University of Guelph has created two new food laboratories, including a simulated grocery store, to better understand consumers’ relationships with food. A UoGuelph release states that the The Longo’s Food Retail Lab and the Schneider’s Research Lab, which opened earlier this week, are designed to help researchers better understand consumer decision-making, consumption habits, and ...

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Niagara announces new name, location for employment services unit

Niagara College’s Employment and Training Services unit will soon move to a new location under the name Community Employment Services. The new name will reflect Niagara’s role in the community, stated former manager Clara Fisher. “We’ll have a lot more space to accommodate partnerships,” added Rebecca Nicholls, current Manager of Community Employment Services. “We’re very excited ...

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UBC receives $6M from BC for new scholarship fund

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The University of British Columbia has received $6M from BC government to help support students as they continue their postgraduate studies. The merit-based graduate student scholarship funding will provide 400 successful applicants from the university’s Okanagan and Point Grey campuses with $15K each. “We know that we are losing the best talent because of the affordability ...

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UCalgary launches two grad certificates in information security

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The University of Calgary has introduced two new graduate-level certificates in cybersecurity—the Certificate in Network Security and Certificate in Software Security. UCalgary states that the Certificate in Network Security will benefit IT professionals who operate or improve network environments. “Network security specialists are in high demand across every industry to help identify and mitigate threats to ...

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Ryerson launches MBA specialization in sports business

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The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University has announced a new MBA Specialization in Sport Business. “We know that in Ontario, there will shortly be 4,000 to 5,000 students in sport business-related programming, but the actual MBA with a specialization around sport business and strategy isn’t a niche that any program has really ...

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NB government invests $2.28M for upgrades at UNB biomedical facility

New Brunswick’s provincial government has announced that it will invest $2.28M to support an expansion of the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering. According to a UNB release, the funds will go toward the development of a specialized rehabilitation research space and the purchase of equipment. “Our government’s investment in the Institute of ...

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Canada connects 3,725 students with green jobs

The Government of Canada has reportedly connected 3,725 students to green jobs through the Green Jobs in Green Spaces program. Through opportunities offered by several organizations, students will be able to broaden their environmental understanding, take part in internships to help achieve nature conservation objectives, and gain experience in green sectors across Canada. These paid ...

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Canadian Parks initiative to connect scholars, leaders, communities

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The Canadian Parks Council, Mount Royal University, Royal Roads University, and York University have announced that they will be partnering on the new Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership. An MRU release states that the initiative will facilitate innovations in conservation and environmental stewardship by connecting scholars and community leaders. “The CPCIL will play ...

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RRC secures funding for Innovation Centre

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Red River College will begin construction on its $95M Innovation Centre after receiving assurances from the federal government that the project's funding is secure, reports the Winnipeg Free Press. In March, RRC placed the project on hold, announcing that it could not meet the government's November 2018 completion deadline. According to the Free Press, the ...

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A first in Canada for women in higher ed

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Women considering leadership roles in higher education still often wonder if they are being treated differently based on their gender and question their suitability for a job. That’s why the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) created Women in Academic Leadership. This new five-day residential program of workshops is the only opportunity of ...

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Visa Friday Q&A: Student Direct Stream (SDS) CANADA IN INDIA (HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA)·FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 In order to provide more eligible international students the opportunity to study at a Canadian post-secondary institution and to shorten the visa application processing time, the Government of Canada launched the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program on June 8, 2018. ...

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CCNB announces diploma in Internet of Things

  New Brunswick Community College (CCNB) Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick will launch a two-year diploma program on the Internet of Things at its Bathurst campus in 2019. A CCNB release states that graduates of the program will be qualified to work as wireless network specialists, IoT logistical specialists, and design technicians for IoT solutions. According to ...

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UBC students to teach business skills in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Students at UBC’s Sauder School of Business will teach business skills to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside this summer. According to CBC, the Ch'nook Indigenous Business Education Program will also help participants develop business ideas. "I can provide that textbook knowledge and the tools that I've learned in business school, but [the participants] are providing ...

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BC universities celebrate $12M in scholarships to support grad students

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Universities across British Columbia have announced new $180K graduate degree scholarships, funded by a $12M investment announced last month by BC Premier John Horgan. The funding aims to support STEM programs, Indigenous students, and regional programs, and BC states that it will also investing in women-in-technology scholarships. “This scholarship fund will help make graduate studies ...

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QC invests $37M for McGill construction project

The Quebec government has announced that it will invest $37M to support McGill University’s proposed reconstruction of the Royal Victoria Hospital. McGill states that the project will accommodate research and collaborative spaces for the university’s Sustainability Systems Initiative and the Max Bell School of Public Policy. “This historic site is a unique opportunity to create ...

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JIBC students to enjoy improved facilities, greater learning with support from BC, Canada governments

Students at the Justice Institute of British Columbia will enjoy upgraded facilities and greater learning opportunities thanks to capital projects that were just completed with support from the provincial and federal governments. The first project provides students with a weather-protected, modular learning facility at the Driver Education Centre in Pitt Meadows, BC. The second will ...

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Fanshawe aviation school acquires Falcon 10

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Fanshawe College's Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology has received a Falcon 10 jet, valued at $1M from Joe Carapella, President of the Tricar Group. "Over the years London has provided us with tremendous opportunity. Our hope is that this aircraft helps provide the students of Fanshawe College that same opportunity to succeed. This is ...

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SFU to introduce Sustainable Energy Engineering program

The British Columbia government has approved a proposed Sustainable Energy Engineering program at Simon Fraser University. According to an SFU release, the interdisciplinary program will incorporate foundational engineering principles, design practices, current technologies and economics, and policies associated with the global clean-tech sector. “The program is unique in that its focus will be on sustainable ...

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