Loyalist receives Approved (Category 1) status for practical nursing program

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Loyalist College's Practical Nursing program has received an Approved (Category 1) Status from the College of Nurses of Ontario, the province’s regulating body for registered nurses, registered practical nurses, and nurse practitioners. This status is the highest rating conferred by CNO. This marks the third consecutive five-year term that the program has received this recognition. ...

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TWU to launch BA in game development

Trinity Western University will be launching a Bachelor of Arts in Game Development program in Fall 2019. The program will include four streams: Art design, music and sound, software development, and design. The institution plans to develop courses that “incorporate faith, spirituality, morals, and ethics into business and storytelling practices.” “Gaming is a big part ...

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UoGuelph to fight plant disease with support of $1.3M investment

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The University of Guelph is poised to help Ontario’s fruit, vegetable, and field crop farmers boost productivity and profitability, thanks in part to a $1.3M investment from the Government of Ontario. The investment, which comes through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, will fund research aimed at developing new practices and on-farm solutions to prevent and ...

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FedDev Ontario announces $14M for SONAMI partnership

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The Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario has announced $14M in new funding for the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation. The investment will help SONAMI grow to 10 partners and enhance its reach into the manufacturing community. “Niagara College is proud of the network’s tremendous success as a one-stop shop for advanced manufacturing ...

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Carleton, George Brown partner with ICTC to expand work-integrated learning

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      Carleton University’s Co-operative Education department and George Brown College have partnered with the Information and Communications Technology Council to expand opportunities for work-integrated learning. Carleton and the ICTC have renewed and expanded a partnership focused on increasing career opportunities for students within the artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle sector. George Brown has partnered with ICTC ...

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Trent, Clarington partner to develop Electric Vehicle Strategy

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Municipality of Clarington and Trent University Durham GTA have partnered to develop an Electric Vehicle Strategy. Communications and Critical Thinking students from Trent will work with municipal staff to develop an EV strategy, identify best practices for adoption, and use and maintain electric vehicles and charging stations. "By developing an EV strategy, the Municipality is ...

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Algonquin receives $650K for international student supports

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Algonquin College has received $650K from guard.me International Insurance. A release from Algonquin explains that the money will support scholarships and a bursary fund for international students. “International students make significant social, economic and education contributions to Algonquin College and the Ottawa community,” said Algonquin President Cheryl Jensen. “This generous donation from guard.me will help support international students who ...

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UBCO receives $1M for studying brain injuries

Government of Canada The University of British Columbia Okanagan has received $1M from the Government of Canada to further study and develop best practices for supporting traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence. The announcement was part of a $50M funding announcement that will benefit nearly 60 projects in communities across the country. “We ...

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Concordia launches Master in Engineering Management Program

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Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science have jointly launched a Master in Engineering Management Program. A release from Concordia explains that the program will feature 20 credits in engineering, as well as a management courses and two work term placements at the end of the ...

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Concordia to lead training, development initiatives for employers

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      Concordia University has received $494K from the City of Montreal for its District 3 Innovation Center and Concordia Continuing Education to help local companies recruit and develop employees and gain access to skills for the future. CCE will use the funds to develop a robust applied cyber resilience program for those impacted by cybersecurity issues. ...

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UNB receives $1.12M for marine additive manufacturing research

The University of New Brunswick has received $1.12M from Mitacs and Lockheed Martin for marine additive manufacturing research. A release from UNB states that the funds will support interns in UNB’s Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. "One of the main goals of MAMCE is to develop the next generation of researchers and machinists who ...

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SFU joins International Sustainable Campus Network

Simon Fraser University has joined the International Sustainable Campus Network, a global network of nearly 100 higher education institutions in 30 countries. An SFU release states that network institutions work collaboratively to "increase sustainability best practices in their campus operations, research and teaching." The release adds that SFU has forwarded several on-campus sustainability initiatives, including ...

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Canada announces funds for new, renewed Canada Research Chairs

  Government of Canada The Government of Canada has announced $275M for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation has also provided over $5.2M in new funding for research infrastructure in order to support 30 chairs at 18 institutions. “Our government recognizes that when our institutions ...

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