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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U of T, McGill, UBC top list of Canada’s best Research Universities

The University of Toronto is Canada’s top research university, according to Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2017. Published by RE$EARCH Infosource Inc, the rankings also rated universities based on research income, research income growth, and research intensity. U of T had the highest research income among medical/doctoral universities, while the University of Waterloo had the ...

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Launch of a collaborative initiative to support Canadian businesses

New initiative to support Canadian businesses Ottawa-based Indo-Canadian organizations collaborate with Carleton University to help Canadian businesses and newly-landed immigrants. Ottawa, Canada - To support Ottawa-based business and new immigrants to Canada, two key Ottawa-based Indo-Canadian organizations have created a collaborative initiative with Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) to connect Canadian businesses with talent, market ...

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Concordia, Montreal Gazette seek to better inform Montrealers through experimental collaboration

Concordia University has partnered with the Montreal Gazette in a collaboration that aims to better inform Montrealers about all aspects of the road work taking place throughout the city. Titled #MTLroadwork, the project gives Montrealers access to both the Gazette’s journalistic work on the topic and academic journalism conducted by Concordia’s experts. The university’s material ...

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Five Canadian EMBAs make Financial Times’ best 100 Executive MBA list

The Financial Times has released its ranking of the best 100 Executive MBA programs for 2017, and five Canadian schools have made the list. York University’s Kellogg-Schulich EMBA placed first in Canada and 27th worldwide. The EMBA Americas program offered through Cornell University and Queen’s University placed second in Canada and #50 overall. The Ivey EMBA at ...

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Queen’s launches new doctoral-level program in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership

Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy has received approval to launch a new innovative doctoral-level program. The Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (DSc RHL) is the first of its kind at the university. The 36-month executive-style program will allow its students to continue working while completing the degree through a blend of on-campus ...

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Centennial finishes new Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

Centennial College has announced that it has completed construction on its Centre for Aerospace and Aviation in Toronto’s Downsview Park. Students, staff, dignitaries, and guests were on hand to sign a steel I-beam before it was hoisted and incorporated into the new hangar that forms the central feature of the college’s $72M new campus building ...

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