UWindsor offers counselling for international students in their own language

The University of Windsor is offering international students a new program to give them additional support, in their own language.

The University of Windsor has adopted a new 24-hour counselling service that aims to provide extra support to students, especially international students. Called Keep.meSAFE, the program makes both advisors and supporting materials available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Spanish. CBC reports that if a student would like to speak to someone in a different language, ...

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Niagara receives first Audubon certification in Canada

Niagara College has reported that it is the first postsecondary education institution in Canada to be designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The designation was achieved through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program due to the quality of the college’s environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water quality and conservation, and more. The certification process involved programs and ...

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NIC, McDonald’s partner on credit for business degree

North Island College and McDonald’s Canada have signed an agreement that NIC says is a first-of-its-kind on Vancouver Island. McDonald’s restaurant managers will be able to receive up to 20 per cent of their NIC Bachelor of Business Degree credits when they complete McDonalds Management Training Courses. “It benefits so many students,” said NIC Associate ...

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UTSC receives $1.7M gift towards sports management programs, international students

Tenniel Chu gift

The University of Toronto Scarborough will now offer its students innovative programming in sports management while boosting support for international business students, thanks to a gift of $1.7M from alumnus and entrepreneur Tenniel Chu. The gift will establish the Tenniel Chu Chair in Sports Management while supporting programming and an annual lecture series in sports ...

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NBCC, CyberNB partner on cybersecurity program

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New Brunswick Community College and CyberNB have partnered on a new one-year, postgraduate diploma program that aims to meet the demands for cybersecurity expertise in New Brunswick. The new program will also help expand the cybersecurity infrastructure in the province. “This new program will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that industry is seeking ...

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McGill announces commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040

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    McGill University is planning to build an indoor bicycle centre as part of a plan to reduce its carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2040. ARTIST'S RENDITION COURTESY OF EKM ARCHITECTURE McGill University has released its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), which includes a commitment to achieving a Platinum sustainability rating by 2030 and ...

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Canada introduces 10,000 paid internships

The federal government has announced that it is creating 10,000 paid internships per year by 2020-2021 through an investment of $221M in Mitacs. “Through these 10,000 paid internships, Canadian students will get the hands-on learning experience and skills required to successfully transition from the classroom to the workforce,” said Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic ...

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BrandonU, ACC to deliver joint public history program

Brandon University interim president Steven Robinson at a Board of Governors meeting on Saturday.

Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University will be delivering a joint public history program after BrandonU’s Board of Governors gave the program a green light. The university-college program will offer four four-year streams that will see history combined with multimedia and web design.  “This program will allow Brandon University (students) to take a full year ...

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UWindsor wins eCampus Ontario award for open, online, technology-enabled teaching and learning

Catering manager Dean Kissner (centre) instructs students Victoria Mahon and Tedi Hoxha in food delivery in preparation for the December 12 ASB lunch service.

Catering manager Dean Kissner (centre) instructs students Victoria Mahon and Tedi Hoxha in food delivery in preparation for the December 12 ASB lunch service. The University of Windsor’s Office of Open Learning has won the inaugural eCampus Ontario award for achievements in open, online, and technology-enabled teaching and learning. UWindsor states that over the last four ...

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UBC announces $100M Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

The University of British Columbia is embarking on the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, the largest fundraising campaign for students that the institution has embarked on in its 102-year history. The campaign aims to raise over $100M over three years in order to support a wide range of student awards, including fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, ...

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UCN receives GAP certificate from Canadian Council on Animal Care

The University College of the North has announced that it has been awarded a Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® from the Canadian Council on Animal Care. The credential recognizes that UCN follows ethical and humane principles in all teaching and research activities involving live animals. “Achieving the Certificate of Good Animal Practice is ...

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Tata Memorial launches online oncology tutorial to train doctors

MUMBAI: Tata Memorial Centre is launching an online oncology tutorial series to train doctors across the country on early detection, prevention and basics of treatment. The online course is being developed in association with digital partner, Omnicuris. This is part of a national program which will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre ...

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KPU developing portfolio-based scholarships, admissions

Kwantlen Polytechnic University says that it plans to introduce a new slate of scholarships that judge candidates by a broad portfolio rather than academics and letter grades, reports Peace Arch News. KPU instructor David Burns is the primary investigator with the Kwantlen Educational Policy Incubator, which has partnered with the Surrey School District to develop ...

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YorkU, Fleming create new teaching degree pathway

  Students in two Fleming College programs have a new pathway to earn teaching degrees at York University. A Fleming release states that eligible graduates of the college’s Computer Engineering Technology and Graphic Design – Visual Communications advanced diploma programs can now enter directly into YorkU’s BEd in Technological Education program. “This exciting new pathway opportunity ...

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CDL-Montréal receives $4M injection from newest partners: BMO, RBC

HEC Montréal and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business have seen the first two partners announce their support of their Creative Destruction Lab Montréal (CDL-Montréal). The program, which is intended for massively scalable, science-based startups, received a combined $4M injection from the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada. Participants in ...

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How Canada became a global leader in sexuality research

“Year in, year out, Canada dominates the field of sexuality research,” writes Zosia Bielski for the Globe and Mail. Bielski chronicles the success that Canadians have had in running the world’s top sexuality associations, which include the International Academy of Sex Research (led by the University of New Brunswick's Sandra Byers) and the Society for ...

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Punjabi University signs MoU with Canada’s University of Fraser Valley

PATIALA: Recognising the mutual benefits to be gained through a cooperative programme promoting scholarly activities and international understanding, Punjabi University, Patiala and the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), Canada, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Friday. The MoU shall be valid for three years from today but could be renewed or extended by ...

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Tata Memorial launches online oncology tutorial to train doctors

MUMBAI: Tata Memorial Centre is launching an online oncology tutorial series to train doctors across the country on early detection, prevention and basics of treatment. The online course is being developed in association with digital partner, Omnicuris. This is part of a national program which will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre ...

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