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Thursday, June 21, 2012


Learning to say goodbye
The Barrie Examiner
Whoever said you can’t make a career out of attending college didn’t tell Brian Tamblyn that. Now, 30 years later, he’s finally ready to bid his post-secondary days adieu. Looking back, Tamblyn said being the big man on campus at Georgian College in Barrie has been the highlight of his career.

Direction Pérou
Nouvelles St-Laurent
Cinq cégépiens s’envolent pour le Pérou dans le cadre du premier stage international en loisir offert par le Cégep Saint-Laurent. Leur mandat? Aider un festival de plein air péruvien à appliquer les principes de l’écotourisme.

Students enter changing media industry
Niagara Falls Review
A new graduating class of “change-makers” are poised to enter, and fundamentally alter, Canada’s media landscape. So says Judy Bullis, senior group publisher, digital and print, for Sun Media Niagara and southern Ontario. Bullis delivered the convocation address at Niagara College’s graduation ceremonies Wednesday and also received an honorary degree in media and information studies.

Fin de session «atroce» au Cégep
Alors que les étudiants auraient dû être en vacances depuis près d’un mois, le sprint de la fin de session s’achève au Cégep de Sherbrooke. Et comment se passe ce sprint, qui se termine demain?

Durham rehearses for nuclear emergency
School may be out for summer, but on June 15 the Durham College and UOIT campus was hopping as hundreds of local emergency responders went through the paces of tackling a nuclear disaster. In the event of a “radiological release” from one of Durham’s two nuclear generating stations, the campus and Oshawa’s Legend’s Centre would be rapidly transformed into reception centres where people and pets are monitored and decontaminated.–durham-rehearses-for-nuclear-emergency

L’Université d’Ottawa et La Cité collégiale unissent leurs efforts

‎Express Ottawa

L’annonce de la suppression du Programme de « Bourses pour étudier en français » a conduit l’Université d’Ottawa et La Cité collégiale à envoyer un courrier commun, le 1er mai dernier, afin de demander au gouvernement provincial de revenir sur sa décision.

Driving Force: Auto students learn computers as well as cars
MetroNews Canada
As auto innovations move ahead, the idea of technicians being merely “grease monkeys” is now firmly in the past. Students training for the trade must know as much about computers as they do about wrenches. “It’s not about ‘hard parts’ anymore,” says Al Playter, an instructor in automotive and motorcycle programs at Toronto’s Centennial College.

Les travaux de réfection sur les terrains de tennis du Cégep sont complétés
Le réaménagement des terrains de tennis au Cégep Beauce-Appalaches est complété. Les amateurs de tennis pourront fouler ces terrains dès vendredi en soirée. Les travaux de réfection, estimés à quelque 500 000 $ ont été financés à parts égales par le Cégep Beauce-Appalaches et la Ville de Saint-Georges. Des cinq terrains dont ont disposaient dans ce secteur l’année dernière, on en compte maintenant quatre dont trois qui sont éclairés.

TD Bank donates downtown building to St. Clair College
St. Clair College will get a new student centre in downtown Windsor. The TD Bank will donate its branch building at Victoria and University avenues to the college. John Strasser, the president of the college, said renovations will be done during the summer to get it ready for the start of classes in September.

Algonquin Centre wins green innovation award
Daily Commercial News
The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) at Algonquin College in Ottawa has won the Academic Leadership Award for green building innovation. The award was presented at the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) national conference. The landmark building, which opened in 2011, consolidates under one sizable green roof the college’s building design and construction technology programs.–algonquin-centre-wins-green-innovation-award

College prof goes online to fund free class textbook
MetroNews Canada

A professor who was shocked when some of his students had to choose between eating and buying a textbook for his class is readying his own free book with money he’s raising on the Internet. “Two years ago, a few students in my class told me they didn’t buy the textbook for my critical thinking class,” said Brendan Myers, a philosophy professor at Gatineau’s Heritage College CEGEP, “because they had to choose between the book and eating that month.”

Students push for recycling
Langley AdvanceNews
The average consumer will run into polystyrene hundreds if not thousands of times in a year. Often known under the brand name Styrofoam, it is used in everything from home insulation to packing material, coffee cups to meat trays. Most of it ends up in landfills. A group of students at Langley’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University has an idea on how to change that.