York launches Certificate in Clinical Research

Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, Assistant Vice-President, Continuing Studies (CNW Group/York University School of Continuing Studies)   York University’s School of Continuing Studies is launching a Certificate in Clinical Research for internationally trained professionals and new graduates interested in entering the healthcare field. Students in the program will gain the knowledge and skills to help plan, manage, and monitor clinical ...

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UNB receives $5M from former premier McKenna

The Honourable Frank McKenna, PC, OC, ONB, has invested $5 million in the University of New Brunswick to establish the McKenna Institute to make New Brunswick, and Canada, digital trailblazers.   The University of New Brunswick has received a $5M investment from former Government of New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna. The funds will be used to establish ...

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USask, Lakehead, Western, Seneca commit to a better climate, sustainable futures

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  The University of Saskatchewan, Lakehead University, and Western University have each recently taken steps to make a positive impact on the climate. Lakehead has declared the upcoming school year to be the Year of Climate Action (YOCA). YOCA will include research awards, a webinar series, a Sustainability City Workshop, a Youth Sustainability Summit, and more. ...

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Concordia Edmonton opens McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy

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Concordia University of Edmonton has officially opened the McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy. The new centre, which is named after alumnus Cam McNeil, aims to advance Canada’s adoption of renewable energy technologies and will focus primarily on communities in Alberta. The McNeil Centre will raise awareness about renewable energy technology-related opportunities, conduct workshops to ...

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Times Higher Education releases World University Rankings 2022

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Times Higher Education has released its World University Rankings 2022. The University of Oxford, California Institute of Technology, and Harvard University were the top three in the world. In Canada, three universities ranked among the top fifty: The University of Toronto (18), University of British Columbia (37), and McGill University (44). Times Higher Education reports that there has ...

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AB launches micro-credential pilot program

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The Government of Alberta has announced that it is launching a micro-credential pilot program to reskill or upgrade skills for workers. AB will invest $5.6M into the program, which will focus on careers in priority sectors and high-demand or emerging industries, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, solar energy, animation, and data privacy and security. Athabasca ...

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Agents prey on increasingly vulnerable international students: Editorial

  International students are increasingly vulnerable to exploitation by agents who profit from their enrolment at Canadian postsecondary institutions, writes Nicholas Hune-Brown of The Walrus. Hune-Brown reports that international student demographics have changed over the years, with many students now coming from poorer families that are struggling to support their children’s education and future permanent residency. Agents often ...

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As campuses reopen, international students need support: Opinion

International students experience greater anxiety and isolation than domestic students, while having access to less social support, writes Ezgi Ozyonum, a public scholar at Concordia University.

International students experience greater anxiety and isolation than domestic students, while having access to less social support, writes Ezgi Ozyonum, a public scholar at Concordia University. PHOTO BY DAVE SIDAWAY /Montreal Gazette International students will need additional support as campuses reopen, writes Ezgi Ozyonum, as they have faced physical, financial, and emotional challenges to studying in Canada during ...

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CICan launches national Virtu-WIL initiative

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Colleges and Institutes Canada has announced that it is launching a national initiative called Virtu-WIL to provide healthcare students with access to virtual work-integrated learning opportunities. The initiative will provide students in nursing, medical laboratory sciences, and paramedicine with 120 virtual simulations in English and French. The goal of the initiative is to provide opportunities ...

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McMaster, Sartorius embark on antibody, virus-based treatment research

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  McMaster University and Sartorius Stedim Biotech have partnered to improve the manufacturing processes of antibody and virus-based treatment for diseases such as COVID-19, cancers, and genetic disorders. McMaster will use a state-of-the-art, multi-column chromatography system provided by Sartorius to perfect the process for purifying therapeutic viruses, which will create the opportunity for new, affordable treatments ...

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‘Association of Indian Principals’ Gateway to Rs 100 Cr plus , Scholarships for Students, to Universities in India & Abroad

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  Dear Indian Students !!! We are pleased to share with you that ‘Association of Indian Principals’ has created Gateway to Rs 100 Crore  plus , Scholarships for Students, who have passed 12th this year and seeking admission to Universities in India & Abroad and looking for scholarships.   Registration link for Students  https://indianprincipals.com/student-registration-for-scholarship/   All the students who have passed 12th this year , the ...

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ON postsecondary institutions to include second-year students in orientation week activities

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Several Ontario postsecondary institutions have shared that they intend to include second-year students in orientation week activities, reports The Star. The institutions decided to expand their frosh activities to second-year students since these students were unable to participate in traditional frosh week activities last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Star reports that some institutions, such as Ryerson ...

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NB pilots new immigration stream for graduates of private career colleges

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  Opportunities NB has announced that it will be piloting a new immigration stream in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. Starting in April 2022, the stream will be available to international students who graduate from certain programs from Atlantic Business College, Eastern College, McKenzie College, and Oulton College. “Newcomers are key to addressing the ...

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Conestoga, UWaterloo, WLU receive $3M to launch, run LiftOff incubator

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Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, announced funding on August 12 to support Black entrepreneurship programs in Waterloo Region. Conestoga's Entrepreneurship Collective will support the initiative.   Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Waterloo ...

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Fanshawe, Atlantic institutions plan to focus on education rather than mandatory vaccination

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, has said fully vaccinated people can still catch COVID-19, but their symptoms, if any, tend to be mild, and don't increase stress on the health-care system. (Government of New Brunswick )   Several postsecondary institutions have announced plans to strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccinations rather than outright mandating them. The University ...

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Trent launches Global Migration & Refugee Studies specialization

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  Trent University’s International Development Studies program has announced the launch of a new Global Migration & Refugee Studies specialization. The specialization will prepare students to understand issues such as displacement and forced migration, cross-border movement, migrant experiences, settlement, and citizenship. Students will participate in community-based research, projects, and international field courses to gain hands-on experience. ...

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