RRC acquires aviation campus thanks to $8M loan

Red River College Stevenson Campus

Red River College has announced the acquisition of its Stevenson Aviation Campus from the property's former landlord after the provincial government approved RRC’s request to borrow $8M for the acquisition. “Now that we own it, we can grow it, we can add to it, we can change it,” said RRC President Paul Voigt. RRC added that ...

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KPU receives $500K from BC for energy training equipment

Dr. David Florkowski, Dean of Trades and Technology at KPU with a programmable logic controller

Trades and technology students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University will soon be working with new industry-grade equipment thanks to $500K from the British Columbia government. A KPU release notes that the school has used the funds to purchase thermal and geothermal energy training system machines, which will be used by students in the welding and electrical ...

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UWaterloo, Cisco partnership to advance 5G technology

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    The University of Waterloo has announced that Cisco will invest over $1M toward 5G technology research at the school over the next five years. Catherine Rosenberg, who was named Cisco Research Chair in 5G Systems, stated that “5G will deliver better service to fixed and highly mobile users and scale to provide connectivity to millions of ...

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How international students can survive, thrive while studying in Canada

Studying as an international student in Canada can be extremely rewarding, but requires “nerves of steel,” writes Prajwala Dixit. Reflecting on her experience as an international student, the author notes that social isolation, culture shock, and xenophobic experiences remain significant challenges to international students during their studies. Further, barriers to gaining permanent residency create difficulties ...

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External Affairs Minister’s Remarks at Launch of Study in India Programme at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (April 18, 2018)

April 18, 2018 Ministry of Human Resource Development Study in India programme of HRD Ministry launched with the launch of ‘Study in India Portal’ by Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Dr SatyaPal Singh in New Delhi today Institutes of National Importance to be opened to foreign students in the first ever initiative of its kind, 160 Institutions offer 15,000 ...

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MUN launches K-6 STEM teacher education program

Dr. Mary Stordy led the development of the new STEM education program at Memorial.  PHOTO: RICHARD BLENKINSOPP Memorial University’s Faculty of Education has launched a new program that the university says will help to position it at the leading edge of STEM teacher education in Canada. Aimed at university students who are completing a degree, the two-year post-degree ...

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UBC opens Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Linc Kesler, seen on April 3, is director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning and senior adviser to the UBC president on Indigenous issues. Dr. Kesler’s mother, who was American, went to an Indian boarding school in Kansas: She never spoke about her experience there until she was in her 90s. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS The University ...

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UWaterloo launches artificial intelligence research hub

  The University of Waterloo has announced its plans to build an Artificial Intelligence institute that will bring together a group of researchers and businesses to “advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.” CBC reports that the institute’s mandate will be to research areas with societal and business impact, including healthcare, urban planning, autonomous ...

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IITKGP reaches out to rural students

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The IIT Kharagpur has launched a study model that equips students, especially those belonging to rural schools, to become confident and knowledgeable individuals. Under the project called ‘C minus 4’, high school students are trained and mentored so that they can teach students who are junior to them by four classes (minus 4). C refers to ...

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UWaterloo announces new School at Stratford campus

The University of Waterloo has announced that its Stratford campus will be home to the new Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business. For the last six years, the Stratford campus has reportedly grown at a rate of 20% per year, featuring programs that include the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts and the ...

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60 educational institutions get full autonomy

60 educational institutions get full autonomy: Is your college on the list?

In a major move in the education sector, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday granted autonomy to as many as 60 institutions for higher education in the country. The list of the institutions that would be given autonomy include five central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, two private universities and eight autonomous ...

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Cannabis teaching lab under construction at Niagara

Canada’s first post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis marked a significant milestone today as Niagara College took delivery of five specially modified shipping containers that will serve as the teaching lab for the program. Niagara College announced that it has received five specially modified shipping containers for its cannabis production teaching lab. The 900-square ...

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RDC, UCalgary to offer collaborative bachelors program

  Red Deer College and the University of Calgary have announced that they will be offering a four-year collaborative Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in September 2018. “Red Deer College and University of Calgary Faculty of Arts have a strong history of partnering to offer local students with collaborative degrees,” said RDC School of Arts and ...

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Partnership between McMaster, Hamilton seeks to reimagine transit system

The two-year research project is a partnership between the HSR and McMaster

The two-year research project is a partnership between the HSR and McMaster's Faculty of Engineering, as well as the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics. The City of Hamilton, McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering, and the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics have partnered on a two-year research program aimed at improving Hamilton’s transit systems. McMaster ...

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BC trades and tech schools to benefit from $5.4M provincial investment

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced that the provincial NDP will provide 15 postsecondary trades and technology programs with $5.4M for industry-standard training equipment. Each institution will reportedly receive between $310K and $500K. “Students need to get their education and training on the same type of equipment that industry uses,” said BC Advanced Education, Skills ...

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