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Monday, July 9, 2012


IFPT program takes the cake
Cambridge Times
You could say Conestoga College’s Institute of Food Processing and Technology puts the icing on the cake when it comes to attracting international companies to the second-largest food and beverage-processing jurisdiction in North America. Or, perhaps it puts the meat to the potatoes as a staple for prospective business.–ifpt-program-takes-the-cake

Sault College plans new institute
Sault Star
Private-sector dollars will help pay for an energy and environment studies institute at Sault College. The building, expected on campus by 2022, will boost enrolment in the latter’s programs by about one-third, says the college’s dean of natural environment, technology and skilled trades.

Training centre a big advantage for Lethbridge regional police
Lethbridge Herald
Lethbridge, like many other municipal police services in southern Alberta, has been using Lethbridge College for the past seven years as a training centre. Currently, Lethbridge and the Taber Police Service are the official partners with the college, as 16 weeks of classroom instruction are included. Academic training is supported by criminology courses and studies in communications, customer service, arrest-control techniques, driving instruction and training in investigative techniques.

Centennial College’s Ashtonbee campus transportation school expansion underway
Centennial College began work last week to update and expand its transportation school, Ashtonbee campus, northwest of Eglinton and Warden avenues. The college on its website warned people coming to the campus – 2,000 on any given weekday – that parking and drop-off areas will change and heavy vehicles will be moving in and out of Ashtonbee.–centennial-college-s-ashtonbee-campus-transportation-school-expansion-underway

Students map Stephenville cemetery using GPS
Six graduates from the College of the North Atlantic are digitally mapping a cemetery in Stephenville, marking every plot using GPS technology. The group has been documenting each tombstone: noting who was buried where, spouses and other family names, as well as birth and death dates. They then create a GPS point for each grave site, attaching the corresponding grave site information to each digital point.

NVIT, Justice Institute sign transfer agreement
Merritt News
Students from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology will be able to easily transfer to the Justice Institute of British Columbia thanks to a five-year agreement signed by the schools last month. Officials from both institutes signed a memorandum of agreement at NVIT’s Lower Mainland campus in Burnaby on June 27.

NSCC applications skyrocket
Nova Scotia Community College has seen an enormous increase in demand for shipbuilding-related programs since the federal government announced last October that the Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard won a $25-billion contract to build the next generation of Canada’s naval vessels. Bruce Tawse, the community college’s academic vice-president, said the school immediately felt the impact of that news. “Shortly after the announcement, there was a huge upswing because I think everyone thought everything was going to begin almost immediately,” Tawse said. “So, yes, we’ve had some significant increases in applications.”

College redevelopment nears end
Sault Star
Sault College is nearing the end of its major campus redevelopment plan. “It’s coming together,” president Ron Common said during a sod turning ceremony for a $13.2-million health and wellness centre in early June. The 40,000-square-foot building opens in April 2013. “We have consistently met student expectations related to the quality of our health and athletic program,” said Common at the time.

10 out of work as northern education program moves from Brandon U to UCN
Winnipeg Free Press
Seven professors and three support staff at Brandon University are out of work after the northern education program officially moved to University College of the North. The move last weekend saw the Brandon University Northern Teacher Education Program shift into the faculty of education at UCN. Scott Lamont, Brandon University vice-president of finance, said all 10 had the option of changing employers.