Northern, Centennial collaborate to reinstate admission for international students with rescinded offers


In a statement to the Star, Centennial College president and CEO Craig Stephenson said it decided to step in to assist affected students after learning of the situation at Northern. Northern College is working with Centennial College to reinstate admission and enrolment for international students whose admission offers were rescinded. Centennial is offering acceptance to students ...

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VIU offers trades program for newcomers to Canada

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  Students in the Automotive Service Technician program receive instruction from program chair Dean Cadieux   Vancouver Island University will be offering a tuition-free trades program for newcomers to Canada. The Trades Pathways for Newcomers program will cover trade-specific English language skills, math, and other workplace skills and knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to shadow VIU trades ...

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Lethbridge launches Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree program

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A Lethbridge College Justice Studies student talks through a scenario during class.   Lethbridge College has launched its third degree program: The Bachelor of Criminal Justice program. The two-year degree program will help recent diploma graduates to develop their skills in critical thinking, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making and more. It will include classroom theory as well as ...

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Northern rescinds admission offers to over 500 international students


Anureet Hundal learned her admission to Northern College had been revoked two weeks before she was set to come to Canada. Anureet Hundal photo   Northern College has reportedly rescinded admission offers to over 500 international students. Nicholas Keung of the Toronto Star reports that the offers were rescinded after the visa approval rate turned out to be ...

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U of T, FACIT partner to build ON biotechnology companies


          The University of Toronto’s Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM) and FACIT have launched a partnership to commercialize AI innovations and support the next generation of Ontario’s biotechnology companies. The MOU outlines principles that will guide the partnership as it seeks to accelerate the benefits of AI research to benefit ...

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MRU announces bachelor’s degree in data science

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Mount Royal University will be launching a four-year bachelor’s degree in data science that the university says is the first of its kind in the province. Students will learn about math, statistics, and computer science and domain knowledge and will have the opportunity to pursue various concentrations, specialized courses, and work-integrated learning. Graduates will be ...

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ACC to offer rural rotating Practical Nursing program in Beausejour

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  Assiniboine Community College has announced that it will be offering its rural rotating Practical Nursing site in Beausejour, Manitoba starting in 2025. The program will provide a way for those who are interested in pursuing a nursing career to access training without leaving their community. “Our rural rotating training sites are integral to our work ...

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ACC, RRC Polytech, UManitoba expand seats in health care programs

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  Assiniboine Community College, Red River College Polytechnic, and the University of Manitoba have recently announced expanded health care programs, thanks to a $3.6M investment from the Government of Manitoba. ACC will be using a $2M investment to introduce 70 new seats in its Practical Nursing program. RRC Polytech will use $320K to expand three programs: ...

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BCIT to establish advanced 3D printing prototyping hub

  British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation will be establishing an advanced 3D printing prototyping hub, thanks to a $1.9M investment from the Government of Canada through PacifiCan. The Advanced Additive Manufacturing Technology Hub (AAMTECH) will provide student training opportunities and support industry needs across multiple manufacturing sectors in the province. ...

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UWaterloo, D2L partner to put WatSPEED courses on D2L Wave Platform

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  The University of Waterloo’s WatSPEED and D2L have partnered to offer WatSPEED courses on the D2L Wave Platform, which provides employees with online professional development and learning opportunities. The collaboration will focus on providing working professionals with the opportunity to continue learning to remain competitive in their careers. “WatSPEED courses are responsive to emerging trends ...

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Canada announces over 500 STEM internship positions for recent postsecondary graduates

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          The Government of Canada has launched 581 internship positions in environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through the federal Science Horizons Youth Internship Program, four companies—BioTalent Canada, Clean Foundation, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and ECO Canada—will place recent graduates in internships for 2023-2025. The placements are meant for youth aged 15-30 who have recently ...

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AB advanced education mandate letter proposes increased seats, support for career colleges, mental health supports

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Alberta's premier wants the advanced education minister to pave the way for private career colleges to deliver accredited diploma and degree programs. Premier Danielle Smith outlined the proposal in a Friday mandate letter to Minister Rajan Sawhney, along with 17 other goals. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)   In a mandate letter to Government of Alberta Advanced Education ...

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Canada, MB announce $180M investment into childcare

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The Government of Canada and Government of Manitoba have announced a $180M investment into childcare at postsecondary institutions and public schools across the province. Assiniboine Community College, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Red River College Polytechnic, University College of the North, the Université de Saint-Boniface, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg ...

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USask launches Faculty Mentorship Program

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The University of Saskatchewan has launched a new Faculty Mentorship Program to support its researchers. The program will be led by Western College of Veterinary Medicine Professor Dr Jaswant Singh, who was part of a USask faculty committee that examined mentorship programs at USask and other U15 universities. The campus-wide program aims to respond flexibly ...

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Postsecondary institutions launch task forces, studies, seminars to navigate AI learning curve

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  Several postsecondary institutions have announced significant strides in their efforts to navigate the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) in teaching and learning. Brock University has joined the Canada-wide AI and Academic Integrity Study, which aims to gather empirical evidence regarding the future use of AI and text-based tools. The study is led by the University ...

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McGill, UQAM collaborate on research into AI’s role in dairy welfare

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        McGill University and the Université du Québec à Montréal are embarking on a research collaboration that will examine the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in promoting dairy cattle welfare. The project will be led by researchers Elsa Vasseur (McGill) and Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo (UQAM), the inaugural holders of a $5M research chair focused on animal ...

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MB launches internationally educated professionals financial support program, funds trauma-informed training for WPS

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    The Government of Manitoba is launching the Manitoba Careers for Internationally Educated Professionals Program to support foreign qualification recognition. Internationally educated professionals will receive up to $23K toward the training and assessment costs associated with registering in one of 28 self-regulated professions. MB is also providing over $1M from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund to ...

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ON introduces over 300 new paramedic program seats across 14 colleges

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The Government of Ontario is expanding the number of spaces in paramedic programs at colleges across the province, resulting in an addition of over 300 new seats in primary care paramedic programs. 14 colleges will offer expanded enrolment in the upcoming academic year: Algonquin College, Cambrian College, Centennial College, Collège Boréal, Collège La Cité, Conestoga ...

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Free learning initiatives create opportunities to gain skills in nursing, trucking, office admin

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Three new learning initiatives will provide learners with an opportunity to gain new skills, free-of-charge. Nova Scotia Community College will pilot the CCA-Practical Nursing Bridging Program, which will train continuing care assistants (CCAs) to become licensed practical nurses. The Government of Ontario is investing $1.3M in a free truck driver training program for women, newcomers, ...

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