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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Carleton, CHEO partner to build AI-powered pediatric surgery simulator

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  https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/carleton-university-cheo-teaming-up-to-create-ai-powered-pediatric-surgery-simulator-1.6875770    Carleton University students are working with researchers at CHEO to build an AI simulator for pediatric surgery training. Surgical trainees will be able to use the simulator to hone their skills for highly technical laparoscope procedures by allowing them to perform these procedures under the guidance of a computer monitor that mimics a patient’s body. ...

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Dal announces renamed, updated architecture programs

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  Dalhousie University has renamed and revamped its Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Diploma in Landscape Horticulture. Dal stated that the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture’s name fits the professional norm and the curriculum for both programs has been updated to better position graduates for success. The degree program is now accredited by the Canadian Society of ...

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SIIT receives $17M investment toward aerospace training program

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Boeing interim managing director Pierre Ruel (left) and SIIT president and CEO Riel Bellegarde (right) hold up a quilt to commemorate the company's $17-million investment. (Will Mandzuk/650 CKOM)   The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology is partnering with Boeing to address shortages in the aviation industry. As part of this partnership, Boeing will invest $17M into SIIT’s ...

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12 postsecondary schools rank among Canada’s Greenest Employers

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    Canada’s Top 100 has published the winners of its 2024 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition. The competition assesses employers from across Canada for their success in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Employers were evaluated based on factors such as environmental initiatives, success in reducing organizational footprint, and more. Twelve Canadian postsecondary schools made the list: ...

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BC launches TradeUpBC to enhance tradespeoples’ skills

    The Government of British Columbia has launched a new online platform called TradeUpBC that provides tradespeople with access to new and specialized training opportunities. Experienced and certified tradespeople from a wide variety of sectors can use TradeUpBC to learn about the reskilling and training opportunities that are available at BC’s public postsecondary institutions. “TradeUpBC supports ...

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McGill receives Platinum STARS sustainability rating

McGill University has achieved the Platinum STARS sustainability rating six years ahead of its target. McGill is one of five universities in Canada to have achieved this status and, in terms of its infrastructure, is also the oldest university in the country to do so. “Reaching the Platinum sustainability rating is a significant milestone that ...

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