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Tuesday, April 12, 2012


President & CEO of St. Lawrence College resigns
Standard Freeholder
St. Lawrence College will be changing the reigns as Chris Whitaker, president and CEO declares his resignation. After nearly 25 years of service with the College, five as CEO and president, Whitaker will be resigning from his position to pursue another opportunity as president with Humber College.

NAIT, NorQuest projects boosted
Edmonton Journal
Conservative Leader Alison Redford on Tuesday announced a threeyear, $650-million investment in colleges and universities across Alberta, including two schools in Edmonton. The money will benefit NAIT, NorQuest, the University of Calgary, Lethbridge College and Mount Royal University, and will primarily go toward capital construction projects.

Quebec strikers crossing point of no return
For CÉGEPs, the deadline is even less flexible. CÉGEP courses must by law be 82 days long. Some CÉGEPs have cancelled some or all summer classes to accommodate an extended term.

Niagara College Receives Big Boost from Fallsview Casino
News Talk 610 CKTB
Fallsview Casino has given Niagara College’s Building Futures Campaign a 50 thousand dollar boost. Officials from the casino were on hand at the Niagara on the Lake campus to personally deliver a cheque to the college.

College cashing in
Lethbridge Herald
The current capital portion of the Advanced Education budget is devoted to completing projects like those at Bow Valley College and at SAIT. When they finish, capital dollars will be freed up for projects at Lethbridge College and others, including $200 million at NAIT, $142 million at the University of Calgary, $170 million at NorQuest College and $85.5 million at Mount Royal University.

CNC balancing the budget
Vanderhoof Omineca Express
College of New Caledonia’s (CNC) Board of Governors learned Friday the college is well positioned to balance the budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The college had been projecting a $2.3-million budget shortfall for next year, if nothing was done to address rising expenses and declining revenues and funding.

US Steel makes $500000 donation to Mohawk
Hamilton Spectator
U.S. Steel is pouring $500,000 into Mohawk College technical programs — the first of a string of grant announcements the company plans in coming weeks. The money is the largest donation the company has ever made to the college.–u-s-steel-makes-500-000-donation-to-mohawk

A new approach to infrastructure
Financial Post
At George Brown College’s Institute Without Boundaries, instructors, students, and industry experts are working with different municipalities globally to rethink infrastructure for the 21st century. A light infrastructure approach focuses on reducing loads on core systems and processes. By way of example, a strong digital infrastructure could reduce the load on transportation systems by allowing more people to work remotely.

University administrations short-changing everyone with high tuitions
Cape Breton Post
Every year a growing number of students make the rational choice not to pursue a university education in this province. Instead more and more students look to institutions such as Nova Scotia Community College to develop skills for employment. In its February report, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission noted that local student applications to Nova Scotia universities are declining and will continue to decline in the long term.

Tee off your career at Durham College
Durham College is offering students a chance to tee off their career and spend their working days around the sport they love. In addition to being ranked the No. 1 recreational activity in the country, golf also accounts for more than $11 billion in the Canadian economy every single year. To meet the need for employees highly trained in all operational aspects of this growing industry, Durham College is introducing a new two-year golf facility operations management diploma program for September.–tee-off-your-career-at-durham-college

Student Managed Farm harvests a new record
Vermilion Standard
High yields coupled with high crop prices resulted in a big payout for Lakeland College’s Student Managed Farm. In what has been a hallmark year for Lakeland College, securing a long-term deal with New Holland and coming of a 1,500-acre land acquisition deal with a local farm family, the SMF concept has grown much larger to provide more hands-on learning for students.