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Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Keyano partners with 3M
Fort McMurray Today
To better explore health and safety training initiatives and services for the oilsands, Keyano College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 3M Canada, a diversified technology company responsible for products like Post-it Notes, Scotch-Brite cleaning products and Nexcare first aid supplies.

Changes ease student loan burden
Langley AdvanceNews
This new plan ensures repayment of student loans is income based, to make debt more manageable. “Income-based repayment means a world of difference, in terms of repayment affordability,” noted Arzo Ansary, director of external affairs with Kwantlen Polytechnic University‘s student association.

Sault College eyes an elementary school of its own
Sault College is hoping to turn a temporary situation into a permanent home for one of their services in the near future.  Ron Common, president of Sault College, said they are hoping to purchase Prince Charles public school should it become available.

Cambrian offers new carpentry program this fall
“Over the past five years, thousands of people have applied to Ontario college programs in the field of construction and renovation, and that demand is expected to continue,” Cambrian College president Sylvia Barnard said, in a press release. “However, our research shows that prospective students are not leaving Cambrian’s traditional northern Ontario catchment area to pursue carpentry or renovation programs in other parts of the province.

Kick FM drops on-air broadcasts
Winnipeg Free Press
After almost 10 years of broadcasting, Red River College’s (RRC) student radio station 92.9 KICK FM will discontinue its on-air broadcasting. According to a statement on KICK FM’s website, the radio station’s board, Cre-Comm Radio Inc., has decided to discontinue over the air broadcasting as a result of a campus radio policy change by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

New scholarship for Lakeland
Vermilion Standard
It’s this philosophy that also prompted her to donate $1,000 to Lakeland College to create a scholarship for students in the firefighter program. Scholarships available to firefighter students are rare. The first Old Liquor Store Firefighter Award funded by Bardoel and McCutcheon was distributed in the fall of 2011 to Garrett Hawgood, of Niverville, Man.

College getting out of day-care business
Niagara Falls Review
Niagara College is hoping another operator will take over its child-care centre, because the college can no longer afford to pay the bills. The college, which recently completed about $80 million in upgrades in Welland, announced this week that it plans to cease operation of the day-care centre at its Woodlawn Rd. campus on April 30, 2013, due to the increasing costs of running the facility.

VIDEO: George Brown College health science campus in Toronto designed for collaboration
Daily Commercial News
Training health care workers in a team environment and connecting the building automation systems over an Internet Protocol network were key design considerations for the George Brown College Center for Health Sciences, under construction by EllisDon Corp. in Toronto.–video-george-brown-college-health-science-campus-in-toronto-designed-for-collaboration

Georgian/Lakehead team-up
The Barrie Advance
Georgian College and Lakehead University this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two schools work to develop “pathways” for students at both institutions. These include credit transfer agreements, joint delivery of programs, course-to-course credits, fast-track diplomas, and block-transfer agreements.–georgian-lakehead-team-up

Willow Point garden acts as outdoor lab for NIC students
Campbell River Mirror
Visitors on the tour will enjoy seeing how Milligan, who teaches university-level biology at North Island College, uses her food and flower garden to instruct her students about plant anatomy and physiology. Milligan began her Willow Point-area garden around seven years ago and it has since grown into a large endeavor that provides food and fun for her family as well as a wonderful opportunity to teach her students.

College Boreal employee will be missed
Elliot Lake Standard
College Boreal has offered its condolences to the family and friends of Lucie Aylwin who died at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake. Aylwin had worked for College Boreal since 1997 and was an employment consultant and recruiter in the Employment Options Emploi office in the mall.

Tamblyn says goodbye
The Barrie Advance
Brian Tamblyn will have his last lunch as Georgian College president Friday, out where he began his career with the college in 1982: at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre.–tamblyn-says-goodbye

Aldergrove-based biz makes healthy donation
Langley AdvanceNews
Aldergrove Financial Group is donating $50,000 to Kwantlen Polytechnic University and its campaign for community and health services to build new facilities at the Langley campus. “We’ve supported Kwantlen University and their students for many years through our scholarship program,” said credit union CEO Gus K. Hartl. “And now, this donation of $50,000 will go a long way in ensuring a high standard of education for those professionals who truly improve the lives of the patients in our communities.”

Network comes first at Toronto waterfront campus
ITWorld Canada
When you create a building as dependent on the network as George Brown College’s waterfront campus is, that network has to be complete, tested, up and running before the doors open. “Integrated systems in building construction don’t just happen,” said Terry Comeau, executive director of waterfront campus development during a tour of the still-under-construction campus on Queen’s Quay in Toronto. The tour was part of Cisco Systems Inc.’s Smart Cities Toronto event, showcasing intelligent building design projects in the Toronto area.

Unique international opportunity for Selkirk College
The Castlegar Source
“Sino-Canadian Selkirk College of Taiyuan Normal University”: this sign rests on the side of a building at Taiyuan Normal University (TNU) in Taiyuan, China.  The three-year English diploma program housed in this building represents a unique collaboration between TNU and Selkirk College in British Columbia.

Organizations work together to provide new student program
Officials from Milner Gardens and the Deep Bay marine field station will work collaboratively with operators of Horne Lake Caves provincial park to develop a joint educational program for kindergarten to Grade 12 students A memorandum of understanding was signed by Vancouver Island University president Ralph Nilson on Tuesday.

Roll ’em — Sault College launches film production course
Sault Star
Sault College is rolling ahead with a full-time film program just months after adding two related classes to its continuing education schedule. The college’s board of governors approved a two-year digital film program on Thursday. The diploma program will start, pending adequate student interest, in September 2013.

Half a mil for CNC’s Aboriginal Service Plan
Prince George Free Press
The Aboriginal Service Plan (ASP) at the College of New Caledonia got a half-million dollar boost on Thursday. The provincial government announced Thursday, National Aboriginal Day, that it was committing more than $4.2 million for ASP projects at 11 post-secondary institutions, including $542,000 for CNC.

PotashCorp donates $1.2M to new school
The StarPhoenix
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. announced a $1.225 million matching gift commitment to support the construction of the new Parkland College Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton. The centre will offer a host of industrial training programs that will graduate up to 350 students per year.

See the world at Sault College
Sault Star
Sault College’s first wave of international students will include a refugee who fled from Sudan when he was a youngster. The student, who registrar Krista Pearson declined to name for publication, will be sponsored through the college’s World University Services of Canada chapter.