VCC launches Mechanical Engineering Technician program

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  Vancouver Community College is launching a Mechanical Engineering Technician program. The program, which was developed with input from industry partners, prepares students for work as mechanical drafters and 3D modelers in British Columbia. The program takes 10 months to complete and will also be available for students within VCC’s CAD and BIM diploma programs to ...

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Canada’s first phase to easing border measures for travellers entering Canada

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    Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel. To be considered fully ...

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suspended flights from India until July 21, 2021.

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  The Government of Canada has suspended flights from India until July 21, 2021. During that period, passengers who travel to Canada from India via an indirect route will need to obtain a pre-departure negative COVID-19 molecular test result from a third country before continuing their journey to Canada. Travellers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 must provide proof ...

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Brock to trial Work-From-Home Guideline

Brock University has announced that it will be trialing a Work-From-Home Guideline in order to support a flexible work environment. The guidelines were created through feedback from focus group sessions and a survey. The program will be introduced for one-year, and Brock will evaluate the program’s effectiveness with the goal of establishing a more permanent ...

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Concordia announces creation of Concordia School of Health

  Concordia University’s Board of Governors has approved the creation of a new Concordia School of Health. The school will house six transdisciplinary clusters (Biomedical Fundamentals, Preventive Health, Health and Technology, Health Policy and Governance, Health and Wellbeing, and Health Interventions) under three hubs: the Community Health Hub, the Clinical Research and Prevention Hub, and the ...

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Seneca establishes The Jane Fund through $12M endowment

  Seneca College has announced the establishment of The Jane Fund, a $12M investment that will support student-related EDI initiatives. The fund will provide permanent support for equity-focused financial aid, support programs, projects, research initiatives, and other EDI initiatives. “The Seneca community spoke with one voice in our reflections on how we as an institution could ...

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QC plans to test cégep, university air quality

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The Government of Quebec is considering plans to test the air quality in cégep and university classroom as students return to in-person classes in the fall semester. Radio Canada reports that postsecondary institutions have not had to test air quality while students have been largely studying remotely. The Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur is scheduling ...

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SK renews eight interprovincial agreements with AB, BC to support access to health sciences training

  The Government of Saskatchewan has announced the renewal of interprovincial agreements that will allow SK students to access health sciences programs in other provinces. The eight interprovincial agreements (IPAs) will reserve seats for students at postsecondary institutions in Alberta and British Columbia in programs such as Respiratory Therapy, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and ...

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Trent, Chitkara University collaborate on BBA degree program

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Trent University has collaborated with Chitkara University to develop an academic mentorship agreement that will allow Chitkara students to earn Trent Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Students in the program will learn Canadian curriculum at Chitkara for the first two years of their studies before completing their final two years at Trent’s School of Business. ...

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AlgomaU, Northern College to launch Computer Science joint program

  Algoma University and Northern College have announced that they will be expanding their partnership to launch a new dual credential program called the Computer Science joint program. The program will enable eligible students to earn a Computer Engineering Technician Diploma and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree in three years of full-time study. “This long-standing ...

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QS World University Rankings 2022 released, UofT, McGill, UBC rank in top 50

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QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the QS World University Rankings for 2022. The rankings evaluated 1,300 universities around the world according to metrics such as academic reputation, employer reputation, and faculty/student ratio. The top three institutions were MIT (1), the University of Oxford (2), and the University of Cambridge and Stanford University (tied for 3). ...

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Ontario Tech receives $2.2M from Tribute Communities

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In front of the Stone House on Simcoe Street North, Oshawa. From left: Tribute Communities Success Scholarship recipients Samuel Berzi (Health Sciences), Michael Novielli (Kinesiology) and Dayna Risebrough (Forensic Science).   Ontario Tech University has received a $2.2M contribution from Tribute Communities to support student success. $1M will be used to establish a scholarship program for students ...

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NRC, Mitacs invest $2.5M into graduate, post-graduate student internships

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Mitacs have announced that they will be investing $2.5M into graduate and post-graduate student internships. The five-year investment will fund 250 internships to bolster seven Challenge programs and five Supercluster support programs. “Mitacs is proud to continue and expand our partnership with the NRC to drive Canadian innovation,” ...

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UWaterloo launches sustainability program, announces plans to reduce carbon footprint of investments by 50% by 2030

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  The University of Waterloo has announced the launch of a new degree that will combine sustainability and financial management, which the university says is the first of its kind in Canada. The program will prepare accounting and financial professionals to lead businesses into an era of environmental sustainability, and will include paid on-the-job experiences through ...

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