TELUQ, UQAM launch certificate preparing students for CPA designation


Université TÉLUQ and Université du Quebec à Montréal’s business program have partnered on a new Certificate program that will help prepare students for their CPA designation. The program was developed for students with bachelor degrees in a field other than accounting sciences. Students take part in courses on financial accounting, management accounting, finance, taxation, and ...

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BC’s demand for teachers, doctors continues to grow

  A shortage of teachers and doctors in British Columbia is about to get worse, according to recent pieces from The Province and the Vancouver Sun. The Province reports that students in need of specially trained educators are particularly vulnerable to a teacher shortage in the province, as many teachers with such training have been asked ...

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NL funds pilot employment programs for international students

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Government has funded a pilot employment program for international students that will help them become permanent residents of the province, according to the Northern Pen. The Student Internship Pilot Program will be delivered by the Association for New Canadians, and will connect full-time international students enrolled at provincial postsecondary institutions to small- or medium-sized businesses ...

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YorkU Board approves design and budget for Markham Centre Campus

York University’s Board of Governors has approved the design and budget for the York University Markham Centre Campus project, which will begin construction at the end of 2018. “This important milestone sets a clear path toward York’s new Markham Centre Campus opening its doors in 2021,” said YorkU President Rhonda Lenton. “We look forward to getting ...

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UBC self-navigating sailboat rescued off Florida coast


After a year and a half spent drifting at sea, a self-navigating robotic sailboat built by University of British Columbia students has been rescued off the coast of Florida by a US research vessel. UBC students launched the “sailbot”—called Ada after the first computer scientist—off the Newfoundland coast in August 2016, hoping that the boat would be ...

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Canada must invest in emotional labour as automation spreads: McKean

While more human jobs are eliminated by automation, it will be crucial for Canada to invest in research and training that supports the development of social, emotional, and communication skills, writes Matthew McKean of the Conference Board of Canada. The author notes that technology provides a benefit to society by growing its capacity to focus on the ...

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UQO launches ecology and environment program unique to QC

Université du Québec en Outaouais has announced that it will offer a new bachelors program in ecology and the environment in Autumn 2018. The multidisciplinary program is reportedly a unique offering in the province, and UQO Rector Denis Harrisson stated that it will pave the way for the implementation of other programs bearing UQO’s unique ...

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UWindsor offers counselling for international students in their own language

The University of Windsor is offering international students a new program to give them additional support, in their own language.

The University of Windsor has adopted a new 24-hour counselling service that aims to provide extra support to students, especially international students. Called Keep.meSAFE, the program makes both advisors and supporting materials available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Spanish. CBC reports that if a student would like to speak to someone in a different language, ...

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Niagara receives first Audubon certification in Canada

Niagara College has reported that it is the first postsecondary education institution in Canada to be designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The designation was achieved through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program due to the quality of the college’s environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water quality and conservation, and more. The certification process involved programs and ...

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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

CyberNB/Opportunities NB

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


    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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