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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


New Kwantlen president appointed
Surrey Leader
Dr. Alan Davis has been appointed as the new president at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Davis has studied and worked at well known institutions in the UK, United States and Canada, and has played leadership roles at the British Columbia Open University, Athabasca University, Niagara College and Vancouver Community College.

La guerre aux bouteilles d’eau est ouverte
24 heures Montréal
Dès l’automne, le Collège Ahuntsic et l’Université de Montréal ( UDM ) seront les premiers établissements francophones de ce genre du Grand Montréal à éradiquer les bouteilles d’eau en plastique de leur campus. Le technicien en loisir du Collège Ahuntsic, Alexandre Brunet, qualifie de « choix éthique, écologique et économique » la voix environnementale empruntée par les étudiants.

Mock emergency Thursday
Northumberland Today
A “storm event” emergency scenario development by Fleming College’s Emergency Management Program students will be played out in a “table-top” exercise this Thursday, says Northumberland County’s health, safety and emergency planning co-ordinator.

North Island College approves balanced budget
Comox Valley Record
The North Island College Board of Governors approved the college’s 2012/2013 operating budget which was similar to last year’s budget — with one major exception. A balanced operating budget of $38,115,644 was discussed and approved at last week’s board meeting. Carol Baert, NIC’s vice-president of finance and facilities, presented the budget at the meeting and noted that the major difference from last year’s budget is about $1.7 million in new funding relating to the Employment Skills Access (ESA) programming.

NSCC sees increase in budget for shipbuilding-related training
NG News
While they will still have to keep an eye on expenditures, the financial situation for the school won’t be as tough as the Nova Scotia Community College Pictou Campus principal feared it could be…NSCC received a 1.13 per cent increase in its operating grant, tabled Tuesday in the legislature as part of the 2012-13 provincial budget. The increase is the result of a $2.75 million investment by the province to help NSCC prepare for shipbuilding related training.

College race car project gets boost
Brampton Guardian
A race car design project co-piloted by engineering and marketing students at Brampton’s Sheridan College recently got a fundraising boost. Students transformed the Athletic Complex at Brampton’s Davis Campus into a day at the races, setting up a remote control car race course, a display of the engineering Students Formula-style race car and design plans, a hotdog eating contest, cookbook signing by Brampton firefighters, music and other fun coordinated to raise money and support for the project.–college-race-car-project-gets-boost