UQÀM opens new flexible-hours daycare for studying parents

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The Université du Québec à Montréal has opened a new daycare with flexible hours to better support studying parents. The daycare is open during weekdays, weekday evenings, and Saturdays to accommodate the atypical schedules of UQÀM students with children. Individuals can register their children for the entire semester or book on a day-by-day basis. The ...

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As Canada’s international education sector faces criticism, it’s time for a new direction: Opinion

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          With Canada’s international education sector facing criticism, Moira MacDonald of University Affairs reports that many feel it is time to rethink the country’s international education strategy. MacDonald touches on several of the issues that threaten Canada’s reputation as an international education destination, including underfunded student supports, employability problems, and cost of living. The article highlights some of ...

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Canadian universities increase plant-based options, introduce more sustainable food practices

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Universities across the country are introducing more plant-based food in their dining halls, something institutions say is an ongoing demand from students for more variety and a larger push for more sustainable practices. (Craig Chivers/CBC)   Leïla Ahouman of CBC News profiles the growing number of plant-based food options in Canadian university student dining halls. Ahouman explains that the recent ...

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Trends shaping the continuing medical education space: Interview

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In a recent interview with the EvoLLLution, Gregg Bereznick (Western University) discusses the trends that are shaping the continuing medical education (CME) field. Bereznick notes that the post-pandemic experience should offer learners an in-person “pre-pandemic” experience in addition to a “buffet” of other opportunities that include virtual and in-person learning. He discusses how medical educators benefit ...

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NS announces one-time $16.2M fund to help students cover costs of textbooks, bills

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  The Government of Nova Scotia is spending $16.2M to help postsecondary students pay for educational resources, including textbooks, and other school-related bills. A one-time, needs-based grant of $1,350 will be credited to almost 12,000 postsecondary students across the province. “I know from talking to students that affordability is a key issue for them,” said NS ...

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USask researcher creates 15,000 nutritious soup packets for food banks

University of Saskatchewan researcher Michael Nickerson recently partnered with the Food Centre to create affordable, nutritious soup packets for food banks in Saskatchewan. Nickerson’s research group created a dry soup mix that can be mixed with water to feed up to five people. The soups contain Saskatchewan-grown lentils and oats, which provide protein and all ...

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TRU unveils new five-year Computer Engineering program

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        Thompson Rivers University will launch a five-year Computer Engineering program to meet the growing need for engineers in the technology sector. The program will give students a broad background of the theory and application of various hardware and software technologies and include a mandatory one-year co-op placement to ensure students gain hands-on experience and networking ...

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UWaterloo, Long Point Biosphere sign research, education agreement

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The Blanding's turtle is among the species found in the Long Point Biosphere Region. Submitted Submitted The University of Waterloo and the Long Point Biosphere have signed a letter of intent to foster research and education opportunities in sustainability, conservation, and biodiversity. Under this agreement, they will develop university courses that feature experiential learning at the biosphere, ...

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UManitoba Asper School receives international accounting accreditation from ACCA

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The University of Manitoba Asper School of Business is now accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the world’s largest professional accountancy body. “We strive to serve our diverse student population by offering more high-level career pathways and opportunities,” said UManitoba Professor Steven Zheng, who added that the accreditation offers opportunities to international ...

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Conestoga unveils new nursing degree program

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Conestoga has received approval to launch a new standalone, four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) degree program that will welcome its first cohort in September 2024. Conestoga College recently received approval from the Government of Ontario to launch a stand-alone four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Honours) degree program. The program will emphasize the scientific ...

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McGill, Concordia, Bishop’s submit enhanced proposal addressing out-of-province tuition

Bishop’s University, Concordia University, and McGill University are submitting an enhanced version of their proposal to the Government of Québec that recommends changes to the new out-of-province student tuition model. The new proposal—which was outlined by McGill Principal Deep Saini and McGill Deputy Provost Fabrice Labeau—would require out-of-province students to pay between $9K and $20K of tuition ...

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Canada announces revised requirements for international students

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press) The Government of Canada has increased the cost-of-living financial requirements for prospective international students. Single study permit applicants—who previously had to prove they had $10K—will be required to prove that they have ...

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Education has the power to combat ignorance, misinformation: McGill University President

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McGill University President Prof. Deep Saini  In an interview with University Affairs’ editor Daniel Halton, Universities Canada Board of Directors Chair and McGill University President Deep Saini discusses the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing the postsecondary sector. Saini discusses diversity, international students, and funding, and highlights the importance of using education to combat ignorance. “Ignorance thrives in dark ...

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QS unveils World University Rankings Sustainability 2024

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Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has unveiled its World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 and announced that Canada has more universities in the top 10 than any other country. The ranking featured a total of 1,397 institutions, assessing them on their environmental impact, social impact, and governance. The first place ranking worldwide went to the University of Toronto, ...

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U of T campuses commit to becoming climate positive by 2050

All three of University of Toronto’s campuses—U of T St George, University of Toronto Mississauga, and University of Toronto Scarborough—have committed to achieving a climate-positive operating model by 2050. This “Climate Positive Tri-Campus Commitment” builds upon U of T’s 2019 Low-Carbon Action Plan and extends its 2021 pledge to make the St George campus climate ...

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UNB Computer Science, MESH/diversity pilot EDI-focused leadership program

Photo: Natalie Webber, teaching professor and EDI lead for the faculty of computer science. The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Computer Science has partnered with MESH/diversity to pilot an EDI-focused leadership program. The two-year program includes seven modules that cover topics such as diversity, inclusion, and belonging; compassion; privilege and oppression; and communication. UNB Professor ...

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