Rise of nationalism puts onus on universities to collaborate globally: Chakma


“While our world is becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent, a countervailing political upheaval is manifesting itself – one that seems determined to create barriers between people and nations alike,” writes Western University President Amit Chakma. The author notes that in the current political climate, universities will have to “double down” on international collaboration in order ...

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Trent launches first instrumental chemical analysis program of its kind in North America

Man and woman with white coats on in a lab looking at a machine

  Trent University has launched two new Instrumental Chemical Analysis graduate programs, the first of their kind in North America. Students will graduate with a theoretical understanding of how modern chemistry instruments work, as well as the practical skills needed to operate them. “With its expertise in analytical chemistry and its high-end instrumentation, Trent has a unique ...

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Ryerson, Toronto police partner on programming

Police say the connection to Ryerson will ensure that existing courses meet the standards of the

Police say the connection to Ryerson will ensure that existing courses meet the standards of the 'broader community.' (Mark Blinch/Reuters)   Ryerson University and the Toronto Police Service have partnered as part of a broader initiative to modernize policing in Toronto. The partnership will see Ryerson provide courses to city police that meet the standards of the ...

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QC PSE receives significant investments into research infrastructure

  Postsecondary institutions across Quebec are benefiting from an investment of $67M into research infrastructure from the Government of Quebec and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. McGill University has announced that its six infrastructure awards have a total value of $59M. Université du Québec à Montréal announced that it received a total investment of just over $8.2M. The Université ...

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MUN launches Canada’s first master’s degree in social enterprise and entrepreneurship

Memorial University has launched a new master’s degree to train students in the essential skills of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. A MUN release reports that the new master of business administration in social enterprise and entrepreneurship is a 12-month program focused on developing change agents committed to sustainable and social business practices in public, private, ...

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UNBC, U of T partner on Remote Internship Program

Basil Hassoun and Emily Norum

The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Toronto Impact Centre have partnered on the creation of new, national entrepreneurial experiential learning opportunities. The program will see students begin their internships in Toronto and complete their work at UNBC. “The entrepreneurship ecosystem is rapidly expanding in the region and developing programs with our partners, ...

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Universities ramping up efforts to support students with children

Universities across Canada are facing more pressure to support students who are parents, reports Suzanne Bowness. Between 11% and 16% of Canada’s PSE students have at least one dependent child, according to research cited in the article, which means that the challenges faced by these students need to become a greater subject of attention for schools. The ...

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Brock expanding research winery

Brock University is expanding its research winery to include state-of-the-art fermentation facilities, new instruments, and “the world’s first mediated reality blind consumer laboratory.” The $2.4M upgrade is being funded primarily by the provincial and federal governments. “Today’s announcement is certainly a strong statement about the world-class work that continues to be done by Debbie (Inglis) ...

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KPU celebrates opening of Wilson School of Design

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has formally opened the Wilson School of Design, a new $36M building that includes innovative teaching spaces, a testing centre, and gallery space. The facility is named for Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Shannon, who contributed $8M to the project. “Design careers are vital for a 21st-century diversified economy,” said ...

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UOttawa, McGill students create software to filter hateful content from web browser

  Students from the University of Ottawa and McGill University have partnered to develop a new software that blurs out homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, and other hateful language while browsing the web. Third-year UOttawa statistics student Nikola Draca said that he and McGill Engineering student Angus McLean designed the software, called Soothe, as an extension for ...

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Lakehead, Thunder Bay agree to pursue collaboration opportunities

Photo of Mayor Keith Hobbs and Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University

Lakehead University and the City of Thunder Bay have signed an MOU to pursue collaboration opportunities that will build on mutual strengths and interests. The MOU includes the pursuit of shared goals, such as supporting policy development through shared expertise and raising the profile of both Thunder Bay and Lakehead as leaders and collaborators. “The ...

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UTSC, Centennial develop new paths to university degree

Students walking on U of T Scarborough campus.

The University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus and Centennial College have signed an MoU that establishes three facilitated transfer pathways between the college’s Liberal Arts program and UTSC. The College to University Pathway sees Centennial students seamlessly move into a UTSC degree program with advanced standing; the Redirect Pathway allows students who meet Centennial’s admission requirements, ...

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BC Interior universities sign MOU to create research coalition

Students at British Columbia’s three Interior universities will enjoy enhanced research opportunities and increased mobility, thanks to a new agreement signed by University of Northern British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. The Interior University Research Coalition has been created through a memorandum of understanding signed by the three institutions ...

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Postsecondary institutions, school districts sign MOU to promote Victoria as education destination

Three postsecondary institutions and three school districts in British Columbia's greater Victoria region have signed an MOU pledging to work together to promote Victoria as an education destination for international students. Camosun College, Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, the Greater Victoria School District 61, Sooke School District 62, and Saanich School District 63 are ...

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Yukon College permitted to offer undergraduate degree programs

Yukon College has been recognized by the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) as being ready to deliver and sustain high-quality undergraduate degree programs. The recognition stems from a partnership established earlier this year between the Governments of Yukon and Alberta, and YK says that this is the first time that a postsecondary institution in any ...

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