UQO, non-profit partners launch Centre d’excellence en cybersécurité

L’Université du Québec en Outaouais has announced the launch of the upcoming Centre d’excellence en cybersécurité. The Centre, which will receive $750K from the province, is part of an initiative by a non-profit initiative consisting of 23 partners in digital technology research and innovation. UQO Rector Denis Harrisson stated that the Centre accompanies the university’s efforts ...

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SK student aid has dwindled by nearly $19M in six years

CBC has learned that the Saskatchewan government has allocated $21M for the Saskatchewan Student Aid fund, $18.6M less than its 2011-12 amount. University of Regina student Julian Wotherspoon told CBC that the province is “squeezing [students] with financial aid and then they're squeezing the university with operational grants and other funding.” The SK Ministry of ...

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Humber, Cisco team up for IT innovations

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Humber College and Cisco have reportedly teamed up in a $4M IT infrastructure initiative. A Humber release states that in addition to internships and employment opportunities, the partnership will support the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. The Centre will help small- and mid-level businesses incorporate automation technologies and data exchange into manufacturing. “By working with ...

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Brock Goodman Accounting programs re-accredited by CPA Ontario

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Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has announced that it has been re-accredited by Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario for the master’s level. Brock states that the result of the accreditation is a redesigned Master of Accountancy program that would enable Bachelor of Accounting graduates to obtain a master’s degree and fulfil CPA education requirements ...

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UoGuelph researchers receive $800K for slate of innovative projects

University of Guelph researchers have received more than $800K from the provincial governments of Alberta and Ontario for projects ranging from improving nutrition and reducing methane emissions in dairy cattle to value chain genomics. The funding comes from the Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program, a cross-provincial collaboration that brings together industry and academia to solve key industry ...

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Carleton receives $5M for accessibility initiatives from ON

Citing Carleton University as “a leading light” for accessible education, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi has announced the creation of the David C Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise Development initiative. A Carleton release states that the two-year, $5M program will provide mentorship for entrepreneurial development, employment support, and one-on-one coaching for students with disabilities. ...

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Canada announces Mitacs expansion for colleges, polytechnics

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    A new federal pilot program will help colleges and polytechnics partner with businesses and non-profits to provide paid internships for students. A Government of Canada release reports that the new program builds on the federal government’s commitment to invest $221M into Mitacs as part of an effort to create 10,000 paid internships for postsecondary students each year. ...

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Carleton receives $800K for accessible experiential learning program

Carleton University’s Career Services Office, Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, and Research, Education, Accessibility and Design Initiative have reportedly received $800K from the province to create the Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) project. According to a Carleton news release, CUAEL will facilitate full and part-time job opportunities and internships for students with ...

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U of T opens Myhal Centre for Engineering and Entrepreneurship

The Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (Image courtesy Montgomery Sisam Architects & Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios)

The University of Toronto has officially opened the Myhal Centre for Engineering and Entrepreneurship. According to a U of T news release, the building—named after alumnus George Myhal, his wife, Rayla, and their family—includes active learning spaces, fabrication facilities, and dedicated spaces for student clubs and teams. Chancellor Michael Wilson, Chair of the Governing Council ...

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UQAM enters into full partnership with MITACS


The Université du Québec à Montréal has announced that it is entering into full partnership with MITACS. The partnership will help connect businesses and non-profits with professors and students through internships and specialized training in R&D management, professional development, and international research. From 2014 to 2017, MITACS reportedly funded between 42 and 67 internships. Caroline ...

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Concordia, QC enter $950K partnership to support English-speaking communities


      Quebec Cabinet Minister Kathleen Weil recently announced a $950K partnership between QC, Concordia University, and five community organizations to support English-speaking communities. According to a provincial news release, Concordia will work closely with the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network, which focuses on English education and culture in QC. Guy Rodgers, Executive Director of the English-Language ...

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BC students call for increased services, controlled tuition for international students


Harman Dandiwal, with CNC Student Union, former international student. A report detailing tuition costs for international students, but not enough seats being created at CNC. Also, other colleges raising tuition as much as 20 percent per year for international students. April 16 2018 Students in British Columbia are expressing concern that the services offered to the ...

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RRU to head study for Vancouver Island campus

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Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark Photograph By TIMES COLONIST British Columbia Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark announced that the provincial government will invest $250K in a study to bring a college or university campus to Vancouver Island’s West Shore. The Victoria Times Colonist states that Royal Roads University will partner with the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and the Sooke ...

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UWaterloo, Google, want more women in computer scienceUWaterloo, Google, want more women in computer science

  The Globe and Mail reports that Google has invested $400K in an initiative to bring more women into the University of Waterloo’s Computer Science program. According to 570 News, the grant is part of a $2.1M funding package from Google to support STEM education in the Kitchener-Waterloo region for children who are underrepresented in the field. UWaterloo professor ...

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RRC acquires aviation campus thanks to $8M loan

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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

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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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