UAlberta, Amii partner on undergraduate Artificial Intelligence Everywhere course


      The University of Alberta and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) have launched "Artificial Intelligence Everywhere," an online introductory course for all UAlberta undergraduates. Canadian Institute for Advanced Research AI Chairs and Amii Fellows Adam White and Alona Fyshe will lead the course, which covers AI from a non-technical, foundational perspective. “AI continues to reshape ...

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NAIT opens assistive tech centre, supports students of all abilities

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  The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology has opened an Assistive Technologies Centre where staff and students can trial assistive equipment and technologies to better support their studies. The centre has more than 100 pieces of technology–including different types of computer mice, aids to help with reading and writing, and a 3D printer–and experts on site ...

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        In an editorial for University Affairs, Benjamin Maiangwa (Lakehead University), Antony Puddephatt (Lakehead), and Oluwatomi Akinyede argue that the federal government’s failure to financially support its international students has serious consequences for the pursuit of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the postsecondary sector. The authors contend that the unique costs incurred by international students, ...

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IRCC considers expedited international study permits for “trusted” institutions

  The Globe and Mail reports that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is exploring the idea of creating a two-tier system that would expediate study permits for “trusted” institutions. The system would reportedly reward institutions that offer a “higher standard” of care and support for international students, explained Aissa Diop, spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Marc ...

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YorkU Lassonde School launches full work-integrated degree program

  York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering recently launched the Digital Technologies program, which the university says is Canada’s first fully work-integrated degree program. Learners will be employed full-time for four years—spending 80% of their time on the job and 20% of their time engaged in theoretical, in-class learning—as they pursue a bachelor of applied science ...

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SMU launches new BComm curriculum

BComm student Adrianna Timmons (left) speaking at the 2023 PRME Global Forum Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Business has launched a new curriculum for its Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) program. The curriculum includes core courses in sustainability, entrepreneurship, and operations management. The program will be customizable, with students able to choose the majors and minors ...

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UNB to launch three-year Bachelor of Nursing track

  The University of New Brunswick has announced that it will launch a three-year delivery option for its Bachelor of Nursing program in Saint John, starting in September 2024. Under this option, students will take three terms (instead of two) per year, allowing them to graduate one year earlier. The Government of New Brunswick will provide ...

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G20 Scorecard finds Canada has above-average research output in several fields, low open-access publishing

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The annual G20 Scorecard: Research Performance 2023 has been released, and this year’s edition includes data on how each member nation contributes toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In an interview with University World News, scorecard author Gordon Rogers explained that the measure draws on data from the Web of Science. This year’s results ...

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Brock to submit Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence for IQAP approval


          Brock University’s Digital Humanities Department and Computer Science Department has indicated that they are interested in launching Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence programs. The departments issued a Statement of Intent last week indicating that they wish to gain approval under the Institutional Quality Assurance Processes (IQAP) for these programs. At ...

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Lakehead’s Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major program recognized by CFA Institute

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  Lakehead University’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major program has been recognized by the CFA Institute and welcomed into its University Affiliation Program. This recognition demonstrates to students and employers that Lakehead’s program effectively prepares students to sit for CFA examinations. Furthermore, through participation in this program, Lakehead is eligible to receive a number of ...

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Canada announces $960M investment, supports 4,700 researchers across the country

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      The Government of Canada has announced an investment of $960M to bolster the country’s research ecosystem. Administered through the tri-agency in the form of funding, scholarship, and grant programs, this investment will support over 4,700 researchers and research projects across Canada. The projects cover a range of fields and include initiatives on mitigating the negative ...

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Talking, moving simulation manikin gives Lakehead nursing students hands-on experience

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Members of Lakehead University's school of nursing in Thunder Bay, Ont. administer CPR to Jim, a life-like simulation manikin from CAE Healthcare. (Sarah Law/CBC)   A simulation manikin at Lakehead University that breathes, talks, and moves is giving nursing students a hands-on experience in handling Code Blue—a code typically used for medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest—scenarios. ...

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UWindsor celebrates installation of first-in-Canada electric-steam turbine chiller

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Hybrid chiller a first for Canadian universities The University of Windsor recently celebrated the installation of a dual drive, electric-steam turbine chiller, which will heat and cool buildings on campus. The chiller uses electricity and steam energy to minimize natural gas usage and is part of UWindsor’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is ...

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Keyano announces two nursing programs


Keyano College has received provincial program expansion funding to support the Canadian Nursing Bridge program and offer a unique version of its Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) program. The Canadian Nursing Bridge will prepare students to write the National Council Licensure Examination. Introductory courses will be offered this Fall semester. The Practical ...

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Mohawk, McMaster collaborate to open new medical imaging centre


Mohawk College and McMaster University are collaborating to open a new facility for training, imaging research, and patient access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Centre for Integrated and Advanced Medical Imaging (CIAMI) will be located at the Mohawk-McMaster Institute of Applied Health Sciences building and offer collaborative, unique models of care and a new ...

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Canada explores options to student housing crisis, including cap on international students

Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, speaks to reporters during the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

As the Government of Canada explores options to address the ongoing student housing crisis, a potential government-imposed cap on international students is on the table. “The international student program […] serves Canada’s interests, it contributes tens of billions of dollars to our GDP, and it provides a pipeline of young and talented people who will ...

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Granville ordered to repay over $10K in tuition to international student

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After months of uncertainty, Shivani Sharma is getting a refund from Granville College after the provincial regulator found the school misled her about the delivery of the program. (Kiran Singh/CBC) The Government of British Columbia’s Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) has ordered Granville College to repay over $10K in tuition to international student Shivani Sharma. Sharma ...

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Lakehead receives approval to offer Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering

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Lakehead University has announced that it has received approval from the Government of Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer a Bachelor of Engineering program in Mechatronics Engineering. Lakehead Professor Wilson Wang spearheaded the creation of the program and will serve as the program coordinator. The program will integrate topics such as business, law, ...

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NB postsecondary, government join forces to launch Study NB initiative


              The Government of New Brunswick and eight postsecondary institutions have joined forces to launch the Study NB initiative. This initiative uses a new website to attract more students to NB by providing information about the opportunities available at the province’s postsecondary institutions. Collaborating institutions include: Collège communautaire de Nouveau Brunswick, Maritime College of Forest Technology, ...

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