NIC, McDonald’s partner on credit for business degree

North Island College and McDonald’s Canada have signed an agreement that NIC says is a first-of-its-kind on Vancouver Island. McDonald’s restaurant managers will be able to receive up to 20 per cent of their NIC Bachelor of Business Degree credits when they complete McDonalds Management Training Courses. “It benefits so many students,” said NIC Associate ...

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UTSC receives $1.7M gift towards sports management programs, international students

Tenniel Chu gift

The University of Toronto Scarborough will now offer its students innovative programming in sports management while boosting support for international business students, thanks to a gift of $1.7M from alumnus and entrepreneur Tenniel Chu. The gift will establish the Tenniel Chu Chair in Sports Management while supporting programming and an annual lecture series in sports ...

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NBCC, CyberNB partner on cybersecurity program

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New Brunswick Community College and CyberNB have partnered on a new one-year, postgraduate diploma program that aims to meet the demands for cybersecurity expertise in New Brunswick. The new program will also help expand the cybersecurity infrastructure in the province. “This new program will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that industry is seeking ...

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McGill announces commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040

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    McGill University is planning to build an indoor bicycle centre as part of a plan to reduce its carbon footprint and become carbon neutral by 2040. ARTIST'S RENDITION COURTESY OF EKM ARCHITECTURE McGill University has released its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), which includes a commitment to achieving a Platinum sustainability rating by 2030 and ...

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Canada introduces 10,000 paid internships

The federal government has announced that it is creating 10,000 paid internships per year by 2020-2021 through an investment of $221M in Mitacs. “Through these 10,000 paid internships, Canadian students will get the hands-on learning experience and skills required to successfully transition from the classroom to the workforce,” said Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic ...

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BrandonU, ACC to deliver joint public history program

Brandon University interim president Steven Robinson at a Board of Governors meeting on Saturday.

Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University will be delivering a joint public history program after BrandonU’s Board of Governors gave the program a green light. The university-college program will offer four four-year streams that will see history combined with multimedia and web design.  “This program will allow Brandon University (students) to take a full year ...

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UWindsor wins eCampus Ontario award for open, online, technology-enabled teaching and learning

Catering manager Dean Kissner (centre) instructs students Victoria Mahon and Tedi Hoxha in food delivery in preparation for the December 12 ASB lunch service.

Catering manager Dean Kissner (centre) instructs students Victoria Mahon and Tedi Hoxha in food delivery in preparation for the December 12 ASB lunch service. The University of Windsor’s Office of Open Learning has won the inaugural eCampus Ontario award for achievements in open, online, and technology-enabled teaching and learning. UWindsor states that over the last four ...

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UBC announces $100M Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

The University of British Columbia is embarking on the Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, the largest fundraising campaign for students that the institution has embarked on in its 102-year history. The campaign aims to raise over $100M over three years in order to support a wide range of student awards, including fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, ...

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UCN receives GAP certificate from Canadian Council on Animal Care

The University College of the North has announced that it has been awarded a Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® from the Canadian Council on Animal Care. The credential recognizes that UCN follows ethical and humane principles in all teaching and research activities involving live animals. “Achieving the Certificate of Good Animal Practice is ...

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KPU developing portfolio-based scholarships, admissions

Kwantlen Polytechnic University says that it plans to introduce a new slate of scholarships that judge candidates by a broad portfolio rather than academics and letter grades, reports Peace Arch News. KPU instructor David Burns is the primary investigator with the Kwantlen Educational Policy Incubator, which has partnered with the Surrey School District to develop ...

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YorkU, Fleming create new teaching degree pathway

  Students in two Fleming College programs have a new pathway to earn teaching degrees at York University. A Fleming release states that eligible graduates of the college’s Computer Engineering Technology and Graphic Design – Visual Communications advanced diploma programs can now enter directly into YorkU’s BEd in Technological Education program. “This exciting new pathway opportunity ...

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CDL-Montréal receives $4M injection from newest partners: BMO, RBC

HEC Montréal and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business have seen the first two partners announce their support of their Creative Destruction Lab Montréal (CDL-Montréal). The program, which is intended for massively scalable, science-based startups, received a combined $4M injection from the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada. Participants in ...

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How Canada became a global leader in sexuality research

“Year in, year out, Canada dominates the field of sexuality research,” writes Zosia Bielski for the Globe and Mail. Bielski chronicles the success that Canadians have had in running the world’s top sexuality associations, which include the International Academy of Sex Research (led by the University of New Brunswick's Sandra Byers) and the Society for ...

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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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