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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Investissements de 22 millions au Cégep de l’Outaouais
Devant composer depuis des années avec un trop grand nombre d’étudiants pour l’espace disponible, le Cégep de l’Outaouais vient d’obtenir 22,4 millions $ du gouvernement du Québec pour construire un nouvel édifice adjacent au campus Félix-Leclerc et réaménager le campus Gabrielle-Roy, tous deux à Gatineau. La demande du Cégep de l’Outaouais pour obtenir de nouveaux locaux avait été faite il y a quatre ans auprès du ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.

High school students meet college life
Slave River Journal
Students from across the Northwest Territories lived the college lifestyle last week to sample all that Aurora College’s Thebacha Campus has to offer. The second annual NWT Youth Symposium in Fort Smith drew 42 students from Gameti, Yellowknife, Fort McPherson, Deline, Tuktoyaktuk, Paulatuk and Aklavik.

«On a marqué l’histoire de l’éducation»
Nouvelle Union
«Le CIFIT (Centre intégré de formation et d’innovation technologique) marque un point tournant. On vient de tourner une page. On a marqué l’histoire de l’éducation, car on a innové», a indiqué le directeur général du cégep de Victoriaville, Vincent Guay, lors d’une cérémonie en fin de journée, mardi, au cours de laquelle le Cégep et la Commission scolaire des Bois-Francs (CSBF) ont présenté les premiers finissants du CIFIT inauguré en 2007.

Mining school celebrates its 100-year legacy
Timmins Daily Press
“We are here to celebrate the deep significance that Haileybury School of Mines has played in the creation and development of the communities across the area,” said Clark. “That, and the mining men and woman who came to Haileybury School of Mines and went on to achieve such success.” As part of that celebration, Northern College created a hall of fame within the walls of its Haileybury campus, celebrating the significant achievements of their alumni, which includes a hall of fame.

Monique Laurin quittera le collège Lionel-Groulx en janvier prochain
Journal Le Courrier
La directrice générale du collège Lionel-Groulx, Monique Laurin, quittera ses fonctions en janvier 2013, pour une pleine retraite à laquelle elle est admissible depuis quatre ans d’ailleurs.

More than 2000 graduate from UFV
Chilliwack Times
There were Van Meers and Dhaliwals, Malloways and Froeses, and Kims and MacDonalds in the spotlight on June 14 and 15 as more than a 1,000 new graduates of the University of the Fraser Valley crossed the stage at three convocation ceremonies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Approximately 2,100 students earned credentials at UFV this year (ranging from 10-month certificates through diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees)…

Le CNETE se positionne comme leader canadien
Hebdo du Saint-Maurice
Le Centre de transfert technologique du Collège Shawinigan, le CNETE, se positionne désormais comme leader canadien dans le domaine des bioprocédés et technologies de fermentation. La subvention de plus d’un million$ de même que l’obtention de la Chaire de recherche industrielle, annoncées mardi matin, viennent sans aucun doute conforter cette idée.

Canadore cuts Artsperience, continuing education courses: School restructures program to boost enrolment
The North Bay Nugget
The college said participation in arts and craft courses have dropped over the years, and there’s no point offering courses that are cancelled because of low enrolment. “Canadore is taking a brief hiatus from offering the arts courses in North Bay through our continuing education department,” said college spokeswoman Jessica Charette.

College feels economic heat
Terrace Standard
Northwest Community College is experiencing the first of what promises to be a series of challenges as the regional economy heats up. It’s had to scale back the hands-on portion of a heavy equipment operator training course from two shifts a day to one because it can’t find enough instructors.

Georgian courses coming to Penetanguishene
The Barrie Advance
Penetanguishene residents interested in a variety of continuing-education courses will no longer have to drive to Barrie to study. Beginning this fall, Penetanguishene will host five Georgian College courses, including “So You’re Retired. Now What?”; the National Food Safety Training Program; Condensed Security Guard; Listening to Your Business; and NewVenture.–georgian-courses-coming-to-penetanguishene

Minister Duguid to tour college facility
Sarnia Observer
Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid will be touring Lambton College’s Centre of Excellence for Process Manufacturing on Monday, June 25.

SGEU, SIAST sign off on new contracts
Regina Leader-Post
Against the backdrop of a fierce internal struggle, the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU) has signed off on two new contracts for personnel employed by the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Science. A SIAST news release issued Tuesday morning, said the four-campus institute has finalized collective agreements with SGEU for its professional services bargaining unit and its academic bargaining unit.

Anger grows over elimination of monthly student bus passes
The Ottawa Citizen
At Carleton and the University of Ottawa, students have previously voted to pay $180 a semester for OC Transpo passes that all students get whether they want them or not. Algonquin and La Cité Collégiale aren’t part of the U-Pass program. Students at those schools were previously able to buy $250-a-semester passes. But in a vote on April 25, city council voted to scrap those passes.