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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Over 400 Indian students admitted to Niagara told to retake IELTS

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Niagara College has told more than 400 Indian students that they must retake their English language test or risk losing their offers of admission for January 2019, reports the Hamilton Spectator. Steve Hudson, Niagara’s VP of Academic and Learner Services, said that the number of non-native speakers who were flagged by faculty as academically “at-risk” surged ...

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UQAM launches overhauled communication BA

The Université du Quebec à Montréal has launched a new Bachelor’s Degree program focused on human and organizational communication that will replace its former Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Human Resources). According to a release, courses have been changed to better align with research in the field and improve the link between theory and practice, and ...

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AU becomes first Canadian post-secondary institution to officially collaborate with Amazon Web Services

  Athabasca University is poised to enhance its online learner experience and streamline its administration after becoming the first post-secondary institution in Canada to officially collaborate with Amazon Web Services. An AU release notes that the collaboration will modernize the school’s IT infrastructure, in addition to seeing the two organizations design, implement, and manage cloud education ...

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Research Infosource releases Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018

  Research Infosource has released the Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018 rankings. In the overall rankings, the University of Toronto took first place, followed by the University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, McGill University, and the University of Alberta. In the Research Universities of the Year listings, the Medical category was lead by UofT, ...

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AB provides 400 spaces for tech students

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A $50M investment from the Government of Alberta will provide 400 additional seats for technology students throughout the province, reports CTV News. The announcement has followed the creation of the Talent Advisory Council on Technology, a 16-person working group that advises the province on the growing demands of the tech industry. “Alberta’s tech sector is growing quickly, ...

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Visa Friday Q&A: Student Direct Stream (SDS) CANADA IN INDIA (HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA)·FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 In order to provide more eligible international students the opportunity to study at a Canadian post-secondary institution and to shorten the visa application processing time, the Government of Canada launched the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program on June 8, 2018. ...

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BC universities celebrate $12M in scholarships to support grad students

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Universities across British Columbia have announced new $180K graduate degree scholarships, funded by a $12M investment announced last month by BC Premier John Horgan. The funding aims to support STEM programs, Indigenous students, and regional programs, and BC states that it will also investing in women-in-technology scholarships. “This scholarship fund will help make graduate studies ...

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Canada announces Mitacs expansion for colleges, polytechnics

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    A new federal pilot program will help colleges and polytechnics partner with businesses and non-profits to provide paid internships for students. A Government of Canada release reports that the new program builds on the federal government’s commitment to invest $221M into Mitacs as part of an effort to create 10,000 paid internships for postsecondary students each year. ...

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How international students can survive, thrive while studying in Canada

Studying as an international student in Canada can be extremely rewarding, but requires “nerves of steel,” writes Prajwala Dixit. Reflecting on her experience as an international student, the author notes that social isolation, culture shock, and xenophobic experiences remain significant challenges to international students during their studies. Further, barriers to gaining permanent residency create difficulties ...

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Carleton, India partner on Acceleration program for women tech entrepreneurs

A partnership between Carleton University and the All India Council for Technical Education will aim to support women tech entrepreneurs in Canada and India. A Carleton release states that the Canada-India Acceleration Program will help Canadian women scale-up their companies in untapped markets in cities across India with mentorship from global entrepreneurs, more than 200 ...

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UofT “sends global signal” by charging domestic fees for international PhDs: THE

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The University of Toronto’s decision to charge domestic tuition rates for international PhD students signals a new step in the school’s efforts to attract leading talent from around the world, reports Times Higher Education. The article outlines how the university’s decision was impacted by negotiations with the Ontario government, which agreed to allow UofT to use a grant supporting ...

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McGill launches new Masters of Management in Analytics program

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management has announced that it will launch a new Masters of Management in Analytics this summer. The one-year program is described as an intensive pre-experience program that covers the fundamentals of data and decision analytics, team management and leadership, and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. “Organizations across sectors are seeing the ...

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