SPU to boost social innovation with donation, scholarships

Saint Paul University in Ottawa will offer the largest scholarships in its history thanks to the support of a gift from Desjardins Group. The $200K contribution will support ten scholarships of $10K each in social innovation, which will be geared toward Indigenous students, first-generation students, and/or students from developing countries. The funds will also assist ...

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UQO celebrates ISFORT birthday with new research centre, provinicial ministry partnership

The Université du Québec en Outaouais has celebrated its fifth anniversary of its Institut des sciences de la forêt tempérée (ISFORT) with the announcement of a new research center focused on adaptation to global change in temperate environments. The new ACG Center will host researchers who will be innovating to meet the ecological, economical, and social ...

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Limoilou, Sainte-Foy, ULaval receive combined $95M from Canada, QC

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $95M in 13 projects in the Québec region. Two of the projects will be based at Cégep Limoilou, two at Cégep de Sainte-Foy, and nine at Université Laval. Additional contributions from the schools bringing the overall investment to nearly $113M. “This investment in research ...

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Five Canadian universities appear in THE University Employability Ranking

Canadian university degrees continue to be valued by employers around the world, according to the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking. Simona Chiose of the Globe and Mail reports that this retention of value has occurred even while institutions from other countries have faced declines in their reputation among employers. Five Canadian universities made the ...

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MSVU to introduce program in nonprofit leadership

Mount Saint Vincent University has announced that it will offer a new program in nonprofit leadership that it says is the only one of its kind in the Atlantic region. An MSVU release sates that the program will prepare students for careers that make a difference in the world. Students in the Mount’s new program will ...

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Durham Catholic, King’s sign pre-admission agreement for international high-school grads

King’s University College and Durham Catholic District School Board have formed a partnership to support international students who are interested in continuing their studies in Canada after graduating from high school. A formal MOU signed on October 24th offers international students graduating from the DCDSB pre-admission to King’s. Final acceptance is based on student grades and other admission criteria. ...

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UOIT, GM partner on youth STEM initiatives

Elementary students learning at one of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

General Motors of Canada and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology have partnered on four STEM-focused initiatives in order to to encourage students of all ages to pursue exciting careers in the STEM fields. Various faculties from UOIT will work with GM on four initiatives in particular: The c_wonder Maker Truck, which introduces K-12 ...

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UWaterloo, UN agency partner on projected pilot shortage

The University of Waterloo has announced that it will partner with a special agency of the United Nations to offer an introductory course on aviation that will be available for free to anyone in the world. The agreement with the International Civil Aviation Organization comes on the heels of a recent study projecting that there ...

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UCalgary, McGill, WLU named greenest university campuses in Canada

The Corporate Knights’ Greenest Campus Index has named the University of Calgary, McGill University, and Wilfrid Laurier University the three greenest university campuses in Canada. Corporate Knights explains that all data for the index was sourced from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), which is described as a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities ...

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YorkU to open new maker space in Markham

York University

  York University will officially open its new innovation and entrepreneurship centre, YSpace, in downtown Markham today. A YorkU release says that the centre will offer students, members of the community, and startups a large-scale co-working space and a maker space where they can access training programs for entrepreneurs, connect with other organizations in the community, and ...

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Laurentian’s Goodman School of Mines launches Project Management Certificate

Laurentian University

  Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines has officially launched a Project Management Certificate program that will provide students with the training and knowledge needed to oversee all aspects of industrial project management. “This new certificate program is just the latest example of the Goodman School’s leadership in mining research and education,” said Goodman Founding Executive ...

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BCIT to partner with Microsoft on VR/AR curriculum

  Microsoft President Brad Smith recently announced that Microsoft Vancouver will partner with the British Columbia Institute of Technology to develop a first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) curriculum. A BCIT release notes that the institution is rapidly developing and expanding comprehensive re-skilling programs and educational resources to help employees transfer into tech-focused roles and succeed in ...

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ON postsecondary groups call for province to introduce mental resilience training in K-12

A coalition of Ontario student groups, colleges, and universities has asked the province to commit significantly more resources to helping students with mental health issues pursuing PSE. A recent report by the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario, and the Council of Ontario Universities says that providing the necessary level of support ...

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McMaster chancellor emeritus gives $2M to launch Socrates project

photo by JD Howell     Chancellor Emeritus Lynton 'Red' Wilson, left, with University President Patrick Deane. McMaster University has received a new $2M investment from Chancellor Emeritus Lynton “Red” Wilson to support the liberal arts. The gift will launch the Socrates Project, a two-year campus-wide pilot project drawing on McMaster’s strengths in liberal arts education and ...

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McMaster receives $1M gift to attract anthropology graduate students

    Victor Koloshuk has made a gift of more than $1 million to McMaster's Department of Anthropology to honour the legacy of his late wife, Shelley Saunders (pictured), a McMaster researcher, beloved teacher and internationally renowned biological anthropologist. McMaster University’s Department of Anthropology has received a $1M gift from Victor Koloshuk, in honour of his late wife, ...

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Athabasca to offer online FPSC-approved courses

Athabasca University to offer online FPSC-approved courses

  Athabasca University has reportedly become the first education provider to offer FPSC-Approved Core Curriculum courses in an online degree program. The Insurance Journal explains that Athabasca has been approved to offer eight courses qualifying students for FPSC Level 1 Certification in Financial Planning, the first step towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner. “Many of our students ...

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Western opens first of its kind children’s clinic

The Child and Youth Development Centre is open at the former Bank of Montreal building just north of Western University

  Western University has opened the doors to a new, one-of-a-kind youth clinic. The Child and Youth Development Clinic will give Western graduate students the opportunity to work together under faculty supervision to provide assessment and treatments for children with education, psychological, behavioural, speech, and language difficulties. The only clinic of its kind in Ontario, the centre offers high-quality psychological ...

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