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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YorkU program addresses high demand for full-stack web developers

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York University’s School of Continuing Studies has announced a new Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development. “There is a significant shortage of talent for full-stack web developers and—at the same time—the educational programs currently available are simply not realistic options for people with careers and other substantial commitments,” said Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, Assistant VP of Continuing Studies. ...

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BC invests $1.2M in nurse practitioner programs at three universities

British Columbia’s NDP government will spend $1.2M to boost the number of available seats for nurse practitioner training by 66% at the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, and the University of Northern British Columbia, reports KelownaNow. “We know that there are significant numbers of British Columbians who have inadequate access to a primary care provider,” ...

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TRU, Indian delegation build on existing partnership with transfer opportunities

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A delegation from Punjab, India, visited Thompson Rivers University to build on an existing partnership between Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University and TRU. A release states that the delegation sought to incorporate transfer credits from engineering, business, trades, and joint degree programs offered by I K Gujral Punjab Technical University, Ranjit Singh Technical, and TRU. “This ...

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Lambton, Nipissing pilot degree pathway

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Lambton College is piloting a new degree pathway in partnership with Nipissing University. According to a Lambton release, the agreement will allow students enrolled in Lambton’s three-year Advanced Technology diploma programs to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration degree through Nipissing. Lambton adds that the programs offer a blended delivery model ...

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QC invests $38M for UQÀM renovation

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The Québec government will invest $38M in the renovation of the Sanguinet pavilion at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. UQÀM states that the renovation has been necessitated by the growth of the university’s School of Management Sciences over the last ten years. UQÀM President Magda Fusaro stated that the renovation will revitalize Montréal’s Quartier Latin, ...

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UoGuelph gives raises to all full-time women faculty

  All full-time female faculty at the University of Guelph will receive a $2K raise, reports the Canadian Press. UoGuelph Provost Charlotte Yates told CP that the decision follows a review that looked at gender, age, experience, hiring date, and performance data at the school. The review revealed that female faculty were paid less than their male colleagues despite similar qualifications. Yates ...

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UMontréal, UCL sign pathway agreement for two Masters’ programs

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l’Université de Montréal and l’Université catholique de Louvain have signed a new degree pathway agreement. The new pathway will bridge UMontréal’s Faculty of Arts and Science’s with UCL’s Faculty of Economic, Social, Political and Communication Sciences to establish two inter-university programs, a Master’s of European Studies and Master’s in Applied Demography. Both faculties plan to ...

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BC government invests $1.5M into career programs for students with disabilities

    The BC government has announced $1.5M in funding for career programs for students living with disabilities. According to a press release, PSE institutions will receive one-time funding of $75K to develop programs for students with cognitive, mental-health or physical disabilities in trades and technology programs. Some institutions will provide job-specific training in trades, technology, culinary ...

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QC boosts university funding, deregulates foreign tuition

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Hélène David, Quebec’s Higher Education Minister, has announced a $1.5B funding boost for QC’s university network over the next six years, in addition to $6.3M for smaller universities. According to the Montreal Gazette, the investment amounts to an 11.3% increase from 2016-17. The Gazette also states that the province has deregulated international tuition, a move that will impact ...

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