Carleton, CHEO partner to build AI-powered pediatric surgery simulator

carleton    Carleton University students are working with researchers at CHEO to build an AI simulator for pediatric surgery training. Surgical trainees will be able to use the simulator to hone their skills for highly technical laparoscope procedures by allowing them to perform these procedures under the guidance of a computer monitor that mimics a patient’s body. ...

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Dal announces renamed, updated architecture programs

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  Dalhousie University has renamed and revamped its Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Diploma in Landscape Horticulture. Dal stated that the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture’s name fits the professional norm and the curriculum for both programs has been updated to better position graduates for success. The degree program is now accredited by the Canadian Society of ...

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SIIT receives $17M investment toward aerospace training program

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Boeing interim managing director Pierre Ruel (left) and SIIT president and CEO Riel Bellegarde (right) hold up a quilt to commemorate the company's $17-million investment. (Will Mandzuk/650 CKOM)   The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology is partnering with Boeing to address shortages in the aviation industry. As part of this partnership, Boeing will invest $17M into SIIT’s ...

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12 postsecondary schools rank among Canada’s Greenest Employers

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    Canada’s Top 100 has published the winners of its 2024 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition. The competition assesses employers from across Canada for their success in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Employers were evaluated based on factors such as environmental initiatives, success in reducing organizational footprint, and more. Twelve Canadian postsecondary schools made the list: ...

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BC launches TradeUpBC to enhance tradespeoples’ skills

    The Government of British Columbia has launched a new online platform called TradeUpBC that provides tradespeople with access to new and specialized training opportunities. Experienced and certified tradespeople from a wide variety of sectors can use TradeUpBC to learn about the reskilling and training opportunities that are available at BC’s public postsecondary institutions. “TradeUpBC supports ...

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McGill receives Platinum STARS sustainability rating

McGill University has achieved the Platinum STARS sustainability rating six years ahead of its target. McGill is one of five universities in Canada to have achieved this status and, in terms of its infrastructure, is also the oldest university in the country to do so. “Reaching the Platinum sustainability rating is a significant milestone that ...

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QC announces 2024-25 budget with investments in student success, training, housing


          The Government of Quebec has announced its 2024-25 budget, which includes investments of $4.9B for the health and education sectors. $421M over five years will be invested in promoting student success and retention, supporting training in priority areas and digital transformation, and maintaining housing stock and increasing the number of student accommodations. La Presse reports that this ...

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Canada invests $1.7B in world-class researchers, projects

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    The Government of Canada has allocated $1.7B in funding for researchers, students, and postsecondary institutions across the country. The funding is awarded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (distributing $515M across 32 institutions); the Research Support Fund and Incremental Projects Grants (distributing $427M across 148 institutions); the NSERC Alliance Grants ($347M); scholarships and fellowships ($275M); ...

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NS considers accelerated teaching degree proposals from Acadia, MSVU, STFX, USainte-Anne

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Nova Scotia's Advanced Education Minister Brian Wong says his department is assessing proposals from four universities that would speed up their respective bachelor of education programs. (CBC) The Government of Nova Scotia is assessing proposals from four universities that are hoping to offer accelerated education degrees, similar to that of Cape Breton University. CBU previously announced its intent ...

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IRCC announces study permit cap for college, university undergraduate programs will be “about 292,000”

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        The Globe and Mail and CIC News report that the federal government has indicated that the number of new study permits available for college and university undergraduate programs this year is “about 292,000.” Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller previously announced that about 360,000 new permits would be available in 2024, but the Globe reports that the federal government has since indicated that this ...

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UQÀM opens new flexible-hours daycare for studying parents

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The Université du Québec à Montréal has opened a new daycare with flexible hours to better support studying parents. The daycare is open during weekdays, weekday evenings, and Saturdays to accommodate the atypical schedules of UQÀM students with children. Individuals can register their children for the entire semester or book on a day-by-day basis. The ...

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Canadian universities increase plant-based options, introduce more sustainable food practices

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Universities across the country are introducing more plant-based food in their dining halls, something institutions say is an ongoing demand from students for more variety and a larger push for more sustainable practices. (Craig Chivers/CBC)   Leïla Ahouman of CBC News profiles the growing number of plant-based food options in Canadian university student dining halls. Ahouman explains that the recent ...

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Trends shaping the continuing medical education space: Interview


In a recent interview with the EvoLLLution, Gregg Bereznick (Western University) discusses the trends that are shaping the continuing medical education (CME) field. Bereznick notes that the post-pandemic experience should offer learners an in-person “pre-pandemic” experience in addition to a “buffet” of other opportunities that include virtual and in-person learning. He discusses how medical educators benefit ...

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NS announces one-time $16.2M fund to help students cover costs of textbooks, bills

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  The Government of Nova Scotia is spending $16.2M to help postsecondary students pay for educational resources, including textbooks, and other school-related bills. A one-time, needs-based grant of $1,350 will be credited to almost 12,000 postsecondary students across the province. “I know from talking to students that affordability is a key issue for them,” said NS ...

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USask researcher creates 15,000 nutritious soup packets for food banks

University of Saskatchewan researcher Michael Nickerson recently partnered with the Food Centre to create affordable, nutritious soup packets for food banks in Saskatchewan. Nickerson’s research group created a dry soup mix that can be mixed with water to feed up to five people. The soups contain Saskatchewan-grown lentils and oats, which provide protein and all ...

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TRU unveils new five-year Computer Engineering program

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        Thompson Rivers University will launch a five-year Computer Engineering program to meet the growing need for engineers in the technology sector. The program will give students a broad background of the theory and application of various hardware and software technologies and include a mandatory one-year co-op placement to ensure students gain hands-on experience and networking ...

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