Canada represented strongly in 2020 World University Rankings

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Times Higher Education has released the World University Rankings 2020, which includes nearly 1,400 universities across 92 countries. This year, seven Canadian postsecondary institutions appeared in the top 200 positions: University of Toronto (18), University of British Columbia (34), McGill University (42), McMaster University (72), University of Montreal (85), University of Alberta (136), and the University ...

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Study: college bachelor’s grads have higher annual early-career earnings than university bachelor’s grads

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  STATISTICS CANADA       A study by Statistics Canada reveals that two years after graduation, college bachelor’s degree recipients garner earnings 12% higher than graduates of university bachelor’s degree programs. “Almost all of the associated earnings advantage that college bachelor's degree graduates held over university bachelor's degree graduates can be explained by the fact that college bachelor's degree ...

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ON institutions partner to welcome international students at airport


19 post-secondary institutions throughout Ontario have partnered with Destination Ontario to set up welcome kiosks for international students arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport for the fall semester. School representatives will offer welcome packages as well as services such as assistance with transportation and accommodation options and free calls home to inform family members of ...

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How universities can provide better support to international students

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        International students studying in Canada face a number of unique challenges that their institutions can help address, writes Ali Najaf, a recent graduate of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Some areas where students require additional support, Najaf notes, are integration into Canadian culture as a whole and its educational culture more ...

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Carleton Formula SAE club, GBatteries partner to kickstart electric race car development


                Carleton University’s Ravens Racing club and GBatteries have partnered to renew the team’s Formula SAE electric program. This summer, GBatteries will provide full-time summer internship positions and a dedicated facility for Ravens Racing in order to kickstart the development of a new Formula SAE electric race car. While the clubs’ Formula SAE team is “ranked among the best in ...

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UQAM unveils mobile app for new Canadians

The Université du Québec à Montréal is developing a mobile application for new immigrants to Canada. According to the Journal de Montréal, the initiative aims to support the settlement of newcomers by consolidating all essential services into one platform. Simon Collin, the leader of the research team behind the app, stated that the developers sought ...

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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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