ULethbridge signs MOU with Chandigarh University in India

Dr. Rajinder Singh Bawa, the Vice-Chancellor of Chandigarh University, shakes hands with the U of L's Dr. Andy Hakin, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), following the signing ceremony.   The University of Lethbridge has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chandigarh University in India that commits the two schools to building and enhancing collaborative opportunities. A ULethbridge release ...

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CBSE Launches ‘eSanad’ – An Online Mechanism for Document Verification

The Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs launched an online verification portal that facilitates verification of documents for students who are planning to study abroad. The name of the portal is ‘eSanad’. The portal was developed by CBSE’s academic repository of certificates and degrees “Parinam Manjusha”. Union Minister of Human ...

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OCAS announces new portal for international college applications in ON


OCAS has announced the launch of a new portal that will streamline and centralize international application and admissions processes for Ontario’s public colleges. Titled the International Application Service, the new resource will give college admissions officers and global recruiters the ability to review and manage applications, documents, and offers for international students. “Colleges are experiencing ...

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Nasscom starts tech platform for building skills


New Delhi: As a part of its consistent efforts in creating platforms to enhance skills and build industry ready talent for the IT sector in India, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council Nasscom announced the launch of the ‘Basic Learning for Future Technologies platform’ website. The website will give students, universities and corporations, access to basic and advance ...

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83% of ON college grads find employment within six months of graduation

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“Colleges are experts at helping people find rewarding careers,” says Colleges Ontario CEO Linda Franklin following the release of the organization’s 2016 Key Performance Indicators report. The report found that 83% of ON’s most recent college graduates find employment within six months of graduation. Other KPI results show that over 91% of employers are satisfied ...

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Top universities, colleges in India: Here are govt’s 2017 rankings

Top universities, colleges in India: Here are govt's 2017 rankings

  New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Monday released the NIRF rankings, as per which the Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru in Karnataka is No 1 higher educational institute while the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad in Gujarat is the top management institute. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been ranked as ...

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Canada to invest over $117M to attract world’s top researchers

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The federal government has formally announced that it will invest over $117M to attract “world-leading scholars and researchers who will help further the country’s reputation as a global centre of excellence in science, research and innovation.” Earlier this week, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan announced that the funds will be provided over the next eight ...

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Double-fortified salt – developed by U of T research – fights iron deficiency in India

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Double-fortified salt – developed at U of T to add more iron and iodine to the diets of those who don't get enough – is now being distributed to 24 million people in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The Tata Trusts, India’s largest charitable foundation, is supporting the state government to procure and distribute the product while ...

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Canada launches new platform for collaboration between PSE, public servants

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        The Canadian government has created a new online resource to offer academics and students new ways to connect and work with Canada’s public service. Natalie Samson of University Affairs notes that the platform, called GCcollab.ca, grew out of an open-source communication interface that government employees have been using for years. Samson reports that the new ...

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Applications to Canadian universities spike in wake of Trump’s election

The surge in website traffic and enrolment inquiries that occurred at Canadian universities following the election of Donald Trump in November 2016 is now translating into applications, according to the Associated Press. Applications to the University of Toronto from American students have reportedly jumped 70% compared to this time last year, while several other Canadian ...

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MOOC expert to work with McMaster on new approaches to teaching and learning

  McMaster University is set to begin new research on MOOCs and related teaching tools with the help of a global expert. As the new Santiago Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster’s Paul R MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Barbara Oakley will collaborate with McMaster faculty members ...

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Seneca receives CPA accreditation


Seneca College has issued a release stating that it is the first college in Canada to receive accreditation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario under the CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for Post-Secondary Institutions. CPA Accreditation allows successful graduates of Seneca’s Professional Accountancy program who have completed Seneca’s Bachelor of Commerce - International ...

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McMaster to launch degree combining engineering and health sciences

McMaster University will be launching a new Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program in September 2017. McMaster states that the program is the first of its kind in Canada. Students will take a common first year before entering either the Bachelor of Engineering and Biomedical Engineering or the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Health, Engineering Science and ...

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Changes to immigration policy offer new benefits to students with Canadian degrees

Canada has introduced new changes to its immigration policy that will provide additional advantages to international students with Canadian degrees, reports Canadian Business. The changes award additional points within Canada's Express Entry system to applicants whose degrees were obtained in Canada. Previously, applicants could earn up to 150 points for their educational qualifications, and the ...

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