Algonquin, Carleton join CityStudio Ottawa to boost community engagement, knowledge exchange

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  Algonquin College and Carleton University have announced that they are joining the CityStudio Ottawa framework to bring their students new opportunities for community engagement, knowledge exchange, and experiential learning. CityStudio Ottawa facilitates projects that connect academia, local government, and community partners. "Together, we will connect and mobilize students, faculty, the City of Ottawa and community members ...

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NS to build new student housing facilities for four NSCC campuses

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The Government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will build new student housing facilities at four of Nova Scotia Community College's campuses. The new housing facilities—which will be built on government-owned land—will add a combined 270 new beds to NSCC's Cumberland, Kingstec, Lunenberg, and Institute of Technology campuses. "The creation of four new NSCC ...

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BC International Credentials Recognition Act receives royal assent

  The Government of British Columbia’s International Credential Recognition Act has received royal assent. This act aims to increase fairness, efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the credential recognition process and make it easier for internationally trained professionals to work in their chosen careers and fill labour shortages across the province. 18 regulatory bodies are required to ...

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UCalgary business school celebrates grand opening of new dining spaces, 24/7 autonomous store

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The Haskayne School of Business's new Food Services space in Mathison Hall. Riley Brandt, University of Calgary   The University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business has opened a new Food Services space that features an autonomous store, local goods, and distinct dining spaces. The 24/7 autonomous store sells foods such as sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee ...

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UTM celebrates launch of game studies minor, video games archive with campus-wide Day of Play

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The Nov. 9 Day of Play marks the official launch of UTM's game studies program and the Syd Bolton Collection, a massive archive of video games and paraphernalia. (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)   The University of Toronto Mississauga is celebrating the launch of its new Game Studies Minor Program and the accompanying Syd Bolton Collection, an archive containing ...

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UAlberta, Vortex Energy partner on hydrogen storage project

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Aerial view of Vortex Energy's Robinson River Salt Project. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED   The University of Alberta and Vortex Energy have partnered on a research project that explores how hydrogen energy storage could be implemented at the Robin River Salt Project in Newfoundland and Labrador. The two-year agreement will see Vortex Energy providing UAlberta with funding and ...

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Brock launches PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis

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  Brock University has launched a new PhD program in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ADA), which the university says will be the first of its kind in Ontario. The new program will offer a comprehensive training in behaviour analysis and will include experiential education opportunities through a clinic hosted by the department. “Ontario does not currently have ...

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Potential ramifications of tuition increase on McGill: Saini

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              McGill University Principal Deep Saini has penned an open letter discussing the potential ramifications of the Government of Quebec’s plan to double tuition for out-of-province students. Saini explains that the university’s initial analysis found that the increase in fees could cause enrolment and annual enrolment revenues at McGill to drop as faculties—such as the Schulich School ...

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CAMET launches new wellness resources for Atlantic Canada students

  The Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET) has published new wellness and career skills resources on the Careers Atlantic Canada website. The new resources include information about how to develop positive relationships with colleagues and supervisors, how to manage stress and emotions, and how to navigate the labour market and make appropriate ...

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KPU gains Age-Friendly University designation

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  Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced that it is now designated an Age-Friendly University. KPU recently joined the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, which includes universities that are committed to age inclusivity, promoting positive and healthy aging, and enhancing the lives of older adults. KPU has a variety of age-friendly principles in place, including Third Age ...

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UCalgary pilots substance-free student housing

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  The University of Calgary’s Recovery Community and Student Residence Services are piloting substance-free housing options for the 2023-24 academic year. This pilot project houses a small number of students who are in recovery from substance use or who live a substance-free lifestyle for reasons including health or religion. A release from UCalgary states that the ...

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UCalgary launches Bachelor of Design in City Innovation program

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The University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (SAPL) has launched a Bachelor of Design in City Innovation (BDCI) degree. This transdisciplinary program will offer a comprehensive introduction to design thinking for cities and includes courses in visualization, global citizenship, urbanism, and entrepreneurship. Throughout the program, learners will be able to engage in ...

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CIHR invests $15M into development of genome library

  The Government of Canada’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has invested $15M to create a Pan-Canadian Genome Library (PCGL). This library will enhance the sharing of genomic data and support the development of a national strategy for capturing, storing, and accessing Canadian data. The creation of PCGL will be led by McGill University’s Dr ...

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Canada announces changes to International Student Program

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        The Government of Canada has announced several changes to the International Student Program to protect international students from fraud. Starting in December, postsecondary designated learning institutions (DLIs) will need to confirm each applicant’s letter of acceptance with IRCC to ensure that study permits are only issued with genuine letters of acceptance. IRCC will be adopting ...

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Lakehead, Western, UNB highlight campus, student sustainability initiatives


Heleena Stephens, Manager, Food and Conference Services, showed Anna Chief, left, and Jerri-Lynn Orr, right, how to use the new Cano app.       Staff and students at Lakehead University, the University of New Brunswick, and Western University are implementing initiatives that bolster campus sustainability. Lakehead’s dining facilities have launched a reusable food container program where students can ...

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UWaterloo’s urban forest designated a national healing forest

Location of UW Urban Forest.

The University of Waterloo Urban Forest has witnessed many transitions. The Attawandaron (Neutral) people were one of the earliest known Indigenous Nations to live and farm in the area we now call Waterloo Region   The University of Waterloo's urban forest recently received the national healing forest designation from the David Suzuki Foundation and National Healing Forests ...

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Acadia announces opening of Red Spruce Mental Health Centre

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Acadia University has announced the opening of Red Spruce Mental Health Centre, a mental health service located on campus. The centre will give Master of Education (MEd) Counselling Program students experiential learning opportunities, while bringing free mental health care to rural Nova Scotians. The centre will offer up to 40 full- and part-time practicum placements ...

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Bishop’s to offer Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Profile

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  Bishop’s University has announced that it will offer a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology Profile starting in Fall 2024 through a collaboration with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. The PsyD program is a UQAC program offered by extension at Bishop’s. It emphasizes professional clinical psychology and will train students to conduct psychological assessments ...

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UOttawa, IBM unveil uOttawa-IBM Cyber Range

The uOttawa – IBM Cyber Range offers immersive and highly realistic cyber response training to help businesses and government organizations across Canada better prepare for real-world cyber threats.

The uOttawa – IBM Cyber Range offers immersive and highly realistic cyber response training to help businesses and government organizations across Canada better prepare for real-world cyber threats. The University of Ottawa and IBM Canada have officially opened the uOttawa-IBM Cyber Range. It will offer cybersecurity response training to businesses and government organizations to teach them ...

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