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Monday December 12, 2011


Students credited for generosity
The Chronicle Journal
Confederation College students have reached out to help the community as part of a course assignment and netted thousands in cash for charities. The college’s social service worker-community development class was given an assignment to fundraise over the past four weeks to help selected community agencies and organizations and support the college’s Helping Hands Scholarship.

Entretien des éoliennes: 400 emplois d’ici quatre ans
Le TechnoCentre éolien à Gaspé évalue à 4800 le nombre total d’emplois qui seront créés d’ici 2015 dans tous les secteurs éoliens, de la fabrication à la construction, et dans les services. Le partenariat conclu avec le Groupe Collegia – consortium des services de formation continue du Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles et du Cégep de Matane – permettra au CMEC d’offrir, dès avril prochain, les quatre premiers mois de l’AEC en maintenance d’éoliennes sur le territoire matapédien.

Youngchief making a difference
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
For many teenagers, adjusting to life as a college student can be a challenge. Sometimes it helps to have a friendly face to turn to. For some students at Grande Prairie Regional College, that face has become Miriam Youngchief. Youngchief has served as the Elder-in-Residence at the college for a year-and-a-half now. It’s a program that she feels is filling a gap in the lives of students. “They know who I am; it’s family. I can be a grandmother or an aunt. If I need to be, I’m their momma,” she said.

Le Cégep de Sept-Îles inaugure un nouveau pavillon
Le Nord-Est
Le développement accéléré de projets miniers sur la Côte-Nord entraîne une forte demande de main-d’œuvre spécialisée. Pour former les futurs travailleurs, le Cégep de Sept-Îles s’est doté d’un nouveau programme d’étude offert dans un pavillon flambant neuf. En plus de l’enseignement, le lieu abrite aussi des activités de recherche.

New degree program at VIU
Social work students wanting to get a degree in the field will now be able to complete the entire program without leaving Nanaimo. Vancouver Island University is launching a new online bachelor of social work degree program. The program will provide social work education that addresses local, national and global needs.

Le CCNB et l’OIF signent un accord-cadre lié à la formation professionnelle et technique des femmes de quatre pays d’Afrique
Le Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) et l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) ont signé récemment un accord-cadre ayant pour objet le développement de la formation professionnelle et technique des jeunes femmes en faveur de leur insertion à l’économie et à l’emploi.

Early childhood education facility opens at SIAST
Two-way mirrors in five daycare play rooms allow observation for students and instructors of SIAST’s early childhood education program. The province’s first early childhood education demonstration centre at SIAST’s Trades and Skills Centre, next to Mount Royal Collegiate, was officially opened Friday, though it has been operating since August 2010.

Donated truck to help firefighters-to-be at Cité Collégiale
Ottawa Citizen
School studies just got a little more realistic for students in La Cité Collégiale’s
fire services preparatory program. That’s because the students will have their own firetruck in the classroom. The 1988, diesel-fuelled vehicle was donated by the City of ClarenceRockland at a ceremony this week.

Harker to step down next year
Cape Breton Post
John Harker has decided to conclude his term of office as president and vice-chancellor of Cape Breton University in one year. His intentions were announced Friday at the final board of governors meeting for 2011 when he informed the board that he would conclude his term in December 2012.

Museum, Fleming partnership awarded
Kawartha Media Group
Peterborough Museum and Archives is the only museum in Canada that serves openly as a college campus, hosting the Museum Management and Curatorship (MMC) program. The opportunity for Fleming College students to learn museum and conservation theory and practice in an actual museum environment is an unmatched and extraordinary asset. “The City of Peterborough’s partnership with Fleming College’s arts and heritage programs has created a unique and lasting legacy in the Ontario museum community,” notes OMA executive director Marie Lalonde.–museum-fleming-partnership-awarded

Discovery Aviation Academy announces new partnership with Cambrian College
Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA), a division of Hicks & Lawrence Limited, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Cambrian College. Discovery Aviation Academy has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambrian College. The collaboration’s main objectives are to offer students enrolled in Cambrian College’s Business Fundamentals Certificate program an opportunity to obtain commercial flight training; to enhance the employability of students interested in pursuing a career in aviation; and, to fill an ongoing pilot shortage in the aviation industry.

Students will have better business opportunities
Improved business opportunities for First Nations students are expected to follow an agreement signed this week at Vancouver Island University. The VIU faculty of management is now an official partner of the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education program, which encourages First Nations students to pursue business careers through scholarships, networking events, management training and other programs.

Green Building Design program draws interest from industry professionals
For those reasons, he’s been extremely interested – and involved – in the development of Okanagan College’s Green Building Design and Construction program. “We need programs like this,” says Hill, who is also President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of the South Okanagan. “We need to develop the professional expertise and networks that can help us answer client needs when they seek advice on green building.”

NSCC principal: Database project will continue despite job losses
An important community information utility project for southwestern Nova Scotia will continue, despite the dismissal of its lead researcher, says the principal of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Annapolis Valley campus. “It’s right straight ahead,” Jim Stanley said in an interview Thursday. “There has been a change in the people who have been working on it, but it will go ahead.

Camosun College to offer program for radiography technologists
Victoria Times Colonist
Camosun College is to offer a two-year diploma program for X-ray technologists, the Island’s first, from next fall. Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head Ida Chong announced the new medical radiography technology diploma program Thursday in a visit to the college. “This will be the first program of its kind on Vancouver Island, addressing a critical area of health care in this region and providing students with training opportunities closer to home,” Yamamoto said in a statement.

Douglas College program wins national award
Coquitlam Now
Douglas College has earned national recognition for its Uganda Project, which sends interns to work in Ugandan hospitals, libraries and aid centres. The Canadian Bureau for International Education gave Douglas College the Outstanding Program in International Education Award at a conference in Ottawa last week. The award honours an institution or program that demonstrates high-quality and highly creative programming in international education and models best practices that can be transferred to other institutions.

Humber College
Ken Wyman, program coordinator, Fundraising and Volunteer Management was on CTV NewsChannel on Saturday providing expert advice on giving to charities during the holiday season.

Chef Shonah Chalmers, professor, Humber culinary programs, was also on CTV NewsChannel providing tips on cooking a festive holiday meal.

Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?
Popular Science Magazine (January 2012)
During a lucid dream, it’s possible to act rather than simply react, explains Jane Gackenbach, a professor of psychology at Grant MacEwan University in Alberta and the author of Play Reality. About 58 percent of people have experienced a lucid dream at least once, she says.