Concordia Edmonton moves forward on research, innovation with new centre

  Concordia University of Edmonton has officially opened the Allan Wachowich Centre for Science, Research, and Innovation. A Concordia Edmonton release states that the 30,000 square-foot, $15.9M facility features an Indigenous Knowledge & Research Centre, BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, chemistry and biology labs, Centre for Chinese Studies, and Office of Extension and Culture. ...

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Queen’s launches Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law

  Queen’s University has introduced a Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law. According to a release from Queen’s, graduates will be qualified to write the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Entry-to-Practice Exam. Queen’s adds that it anticipates an intake of 500 students per year, and that the 66-week program will cover topics such as foundations of ...

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The sky’s the limit as Centennial opens new aerospace hub

Centennial College has officially unveiled its aerospace innovation hub. The Star reports that the $72M facility will accommodate 1,000 students while facilitating new collaborations between academia and industry. Ontario contributed $25.8M to the project, the federal government an additional $18.4M, and Bombardier donated a CRJ2000 plane to Centennial, adds The Star. “This donation represents much more than money,” ...

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Canada invests in top research labs across the country

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The Government of Canada has announced an additional $160M in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund. The funds include nearly $40M to support collaborative international research at seven research facilities: the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan, Ocean Networks Canada at the University of Victoria, the CCGS ...

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SFU celebrates opening of new facilities as part of Surrey expansion

Simon Fraser University has celebrated the official opening of new state-of-the-art facilities in Surrey’s City Centre, marking the first phase of SFU’s Surrey campus expansion. The facilities will focus on sustainable engineering, and the programming will prepare students for leadership in sectors such as renewable energy, sustainable food and water solutions, and clean power generation. ...

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NAIT applied research centre receives $2M to spark clean technology for electric power industry

  The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has received nearly $2M from the Government of Canada’s Western Economic Diversification Canada program in support of its Centre for Grid Innovation. The centre will help companies to discover new technologies to generate, manage, and store energy, as well as reducing or eliminating greenhouse gases. The facility is a partnership between NAIT, ...

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Brock rolls out Law Plus program for undergraduates

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Brock University has launched Law Plus, a four-year, non-credit program that will help students gain pre-law knowledge and hands-on experience in the field. A Brock release states that the program is modelled on Med Plus, which is designed for students studying health care. “Similar to Med Plus, being in the Law Plus program will open ...

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Humber to transform learning with Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

https://youtu.be/QqTQGjtg57E Humber College has officially opened the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. A release states that the facility includes interactive technology zones, digital media studios, cutting-edge prototyping and maker spaces, open concept gathering spaces, and demonstration areas for new products and technologies. “Through the Barrett CTI and across the college, we are working to address the ...

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Canada continues push for international talent

According to the Canadian Press, the economic impact of foreign students in Canada amounted to more than $15B between 2010 and 2016, with growing numbers from India, China, and Vietnam. Universities Canada President Paul Davidson notes that university and government officials across the country are responding by developing an “aligned” strategy to market Canada as a destination ...

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Algonquin ranks first in Canada for online enrolments

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        Algonquin College has the highest number of online enrolments of all Colleges and CEGEPS in Canada, according to a national survey of online and digital learning. The survey found that Algonquin had 29,600 online course registrations, followed by Fanshawe College with 28,612, Centennial College with 22,528, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology with 20,492. ...

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CapilanoU promises “adventure, exploration and enlightenment” with new branch campus

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        Capilano University has announced that it will open a new branch campus in the fall. A CapilanoU release states that all five of the university’s faculties—Business & Professional Studies; Fine and Applied Arts; Arts and Sciences; Education, Health and Human Development; and Global and Community Studies—will offer courses at the proposed location. “CapU Lonsdale represents ...

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Six Canadian universities make global top 50 in new University Impact Rankings

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  Times Higher Education has released a new set of world university rankings that assess institutions against the         United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. THE notes that it creates the rankings by using “carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship.” A total of six Canadian institutions made the global top 50, with ...

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UWindsor introduces cross-disciplinary engineering degree with Siemens

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  The University of Windsor, in collaboration with Siemens, will now offer an industry certification in mechatronic systems. A UWindsor release explains that the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program integrates electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering. Instructor Shahpour Alirezaee added that the program will provide training in Programmable Logic Controller skills, which are applicable across several industries. ...

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UQTR inaugurates Desjardin Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub

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The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières has inaugurated its Desjardin Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub. A release states that the Hub is designed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation while offering information-oriented and skills-based services. UQTR Rector Rector Daniel McMahon called the Hub a gateway to university entrepreneurship where ideas turn into action. UQTR adds that the ...

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McGill researchers receive $3.7M in funding from Canada, QC

15 McGill researchers have received $3.7M in federal grants through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R Evans Leaders Fund, with each recipient also receiving matching funds from the Quebec government. Among the projects funded will be efforts to improve batteries in electric vehicles and develop off-grid energy storage solutions that maximize intermittent renewable energy ...

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KPU collaborates with IBM for design thinking pilot

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has partnered with IBM Canada for a course called Design Thinking and Innovation. According to a KPU release, design thinking is “a solution-based approach to solving problems” that “refers to the steps by which design concepts are developed.” The course features a case-study that enables students to apply the concepts they learn ...

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Smith School of Business launches diversity and inclusion initiative

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The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has announced a new partnership with Catalyst Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in business. According to a release, the partnership will focus on diversity and inclusion through a corporate discussion forum, research, and training. “At Catalyst, we know that an increasingly diverse workforce powers ...

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