Canada announces $11M in funding for energy innovation projects

Eleven clean energy projects, most of which are based in Alberta, have been selected to receive a total of $11 million in federal funding. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson rises during Question Period, Monday, June 17, 2024 in Ottawa.

  Eleven clean energy projects, most of which are based in Alberta, have been selected to receive a total of $11 million in federal funding. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson rises during Question Period, Monday, June 17, 2024 in Ottawa. PHOTO BY ADRIAN WYLD /THE CANADIAN PRESS   The Government of Canada has announced $11M in ...

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Canada proposes amendments to regulations for DLIs

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  The Government of Canada has proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations that would reportedly compel designated learning institutions (DLIs) to track and report the enrolment status of international students. DLIs would reportedly be required to comply with conditions such as submitting compliance reports pertaining to student enrolment status. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship ...

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BCIT, CapilanoU, SLCC partner on pathways for SLCC graduates

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Capilano University, and Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create pathways for SLCC’s Indigenous Youth Ambassador program graduates. The partnership will enable program graduates to receive credit for their work toward programs at CapilanoU and BCIT. “This recognizes their training certificates, their ...

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TRU approves post-baccalaureate diploma, major in politics and international studies

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  Thompson Rivers University’s board of governors has reportedly approved a new post-baccalaureate diploma program and major in politics and international studies. The programs will teach students about Canadian issues, international politics, and Indigenous studies. “Understanding the implications of these ongoing tensions and established relationships for Canada’s prosperity and global social responsibility is the primary focus ...

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Six Canadian postsecondary institutions rank among Top 50 International Animation Schools and Colleges

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Six Canadian postsecondary institutions have ranked among the Top 50 International Animation Schools and Colleges ranking published by Animation Career Review. The ranking evaluates 200 postsecondary schools from around the world, excluding the United States, that offer formal degree programs in animation according to criteria such as employment data, academic reputation, and depth and breadth ...

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UAlberta announces inaugural research chair in neurorehabilitation, breaks ground on pharmaceutical facility

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    The University of Alberta has announced the inaugural Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital-University of Alberta Engineering Research Chair in Neurorehabilitation. The research chair will focus on using brain-computer interface (BCI) technology to help children with mobility and communication challenges. UAlberta Associate Professor Hossein Rouhani will hold the research chair, in which capacity he will focus on helping ...

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Five Canadian cities rank among QS Best Student Cities 2025

QS Best Student Cities 2025 Montreal ranked best student city in the Americas and 10th in the world     Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the Best Student Cities 2025, which ranks the 150 most student-friendly locations from around the world. Cities are assessed according to six criteria: Affordability, desirability, employer activity, student mix, student view, and university rankings. ...

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BC International Credentials Recognition Act to come into effect Canada Day

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A new law coming into effect July 1 promises to increase the supply of childhood educators trained abroad. Government Wednesday announces the regulations of the International Credentials Recognition Act. (Black Press Media file photo)   The Government of British Columbia’s International Credentials Recognition Act will come into effect on July 1, 2024. The act requires regulatory bodies ...

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NL introduces tuition relief program for nursing students

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    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is introducing a new tuition relief program to attract new nurses. This initiative will provide more than $2M to nursing students who are entering the first year of their nursing programs in September 2024. Eligible students will receive $8K in tuition relief during the first two years of their ...

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UWaterloo develops RAGE tool that reveals LLM sources

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New software helps users understand where large language models get their information and whether their sources are trustworthy   University of Waterloo researchers have developed a new tool that reveals where large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT get their sources and evaluates if these sources are trustworthy. Nicknamed “RAGE,” the tool uses a strategy called “retrieval-augmented generation” ...

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UOttawa launches MA in Psychedelics and Consciousness Studies

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    The University of Ottawa will launch a one-year Master’s degree in Psychedelics and Consciousness Studies this September. This program explores the therapeutic, spiritual, ritual, and naturalistic uses of psychedelics across cultures and throughout human history. “We are excited to offer this groundbreaking program that will not only advance academic research but also provide practical training ...

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Canada announces more than $850M for science, research organizations through Strategic Science Fund

  The Government of Canada has announced more than $850M in funding for the 24 recipients of the Strategic Science Fund (SSF). “Science and research are the cornerstones of Canada’s economic well-being and progress,” stated Canada Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne. “Canada’s researchers work to expand our understanding of the world, and they ...

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SFU to add 500 seats in technology-related areas

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  Simon Fraser University will be adding 500 seats to its technology-related programs, thanks to funding from the Government of British Columbia. The seats will be added to existing programs in the faculties of science, applied sciences, arts and social sciences, and the Beedie School of Business over the next four years. SFU will also receive ...

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Brock, McMaster deepen international partnerships, exchange opportunities

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Senior academic leaders from McMaster University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the UAB campus this spring. From left: Paul O'Byrne, dean and vice-president of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences; Chris Brown, UAB’s vice-president for Research; Anupam Agarwal, senior vice-president for Medicine and dean of the Heersink ...

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ULethbridge, UCalgary sign MOU to create framework for medical program

University of Calgary's Penny Werthner, left, and ULethbridge's Michelle Helstein sign the Memorandum of Understanding. The University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the new Rural Medical Education Program Training Centre in Lethbridge. Under this MOU, the two universities will move forward to create a framework ...

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Trent launches Molecules, Cells & Systems Research Centre

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Grad students, Lexi Thivierge (Psychology) and Isabelle Decorso (Environmental & Life Sciences) receive Best Talk awards from Trent's Dr. Stephanie Tobin and Dr. Robert Huber at annual research symposium. Trent University’s Board of Governors recently approved a proposal to make the institution’s Molecules, Cells & Systems (MCS) Group an official research centre. The MCS Research Centre ...

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AB, ON postsecondary institutions collaborate on new programming

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  In Alberta and Ontario, postsecondary institutions are collaboratively developing new programs. In Alberta, Athabasca University is leading a partnership involving Northwestern Polytechnic, Keyano College, MacEwan University, the University of Lethbridge, and Concordia University of Edmonton. The partners are collaborating to create the Intellectual Property (IP) for the New Innovator micro-credential, which consists of two stackable ...

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Confederation’s nursing program accepted into pre-designation program

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Confederation College’s BScN Faculty & Staff.     Confederation College has been accepted into a three-year pre-designation program in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) program. Over the next three years, Confederation faculty members Dr Michael Scarcello and Jamis Robins will embed RNAO’s best practice guidelines into the college’s curriculum and placements. ...

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UOttawa begins construction on Advanced Medical Research Centre

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“Building quality health care for tomorrow depends on how we, as a society, invest in health research today.” Jacques Frémont  President and vice-chancellor at uOttawa   The University of Ottawa has broken ground on its Advanced Medical Research Centre (AMRC). Scheduled to open in 2026, the AMRC will house laboratories, technology platforms, and other essential infrastructure to grow the ...

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