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Thursday, August 30, 2012

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University hosts student orientation day
Nanaimo News Bulletin

School is back in session and Vancouver Island University is ready for new and returning students from across Canada and around the world. The university’s Nanaimo, Cowichan and Powell River campuses welcome more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students for the fall semester which starts Sept. 4.

http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/167556175.html Éviter de perdre la session

Journal de Montréal
Craignant de perdre leur session, des étudiants de cégeps qui sont toujours en grève multiplient les initiatives pour pouvoir reprendre leurs cours. Au cégep de Saint-Laurent, ils ont même réussi à obtenir un nouveau vote sur la grève. À la suite d’une pétition lancée par des étudiants mécontents, l’association étudiante, de concert avec la direction du cégep de Saint-Laurent, a décidé de tenir une assemblée générale demain afin de demander aux étudiants s’ils désirent reconsidérer leur mandat de grève. (cégep du Vieux-Montréal, Cégep Montmorency, cégep Lionel-Groulx)
http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/08/14/eviter-de-perdre-la-session

College strike averted
Ottawa Business Journal
The Ontario College Faculty has reached a tentative agreement with its employer, including a two-year wage freeze, just days before the school year begins. This means classes will start on schedule next week at Algonquin College and La Cité collégiale.
http://www.obj.ca/Local/2012-08-29/article-3063345/College-strike-averted/1

Beaucoup d’inscriptions pour les cégeps
O 97,3
De son côté le Cégep de Victoriaville a annoncé son deuxième meilleur résultat depuis plusieurs années avec 1 550 inscriptions. Il s’agit d’une baisse par rapport à l’an dernier, où l’on avait accueilli un nombre record de 1 609 élèves. Selon la porte-parole Mélissa Gosselin, depuis trois ans, le Cégep se maintient au-delà des 1 200 élèves, un nombre auquel l’institution s’était habituée. Le programme d’informatique a connu une bonne hausse avec 10 étudiants de plus en première année, pour atteindre 56 élèves.
http://www.o973.com/actualite12848.aspx

First-year enrolment up for region’s three post-secondary schools
Waterloo Record
The number of first-year students enrolling in the region’s three post-secondary schools continues to increase each year, a trend similar across the province. At Conestoga College, the projected numbers of first-year students this fall is expected to reach 5,115, up 8.7 per cent from last year.
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/789013–first-year-enrolment-up-for-region-s-three-post-secondary-schools

CRIBE grants support Northern Ontario biomass research, projects
Biomass Magazine
Northern Ontario’s Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy announced it is putting $467,000 toward a partnership with Confederation College in order to build a learning and research facility that will include a biomass fuel testing lab, demonstration space, and a separate 150 KW boiler dedicated to research and learning with associated emissions monitoring equipment.
http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/8020/cribe-grants-support-northern-ontario-biomass-research-projects

$120K for aboriginal education
Surrey Leader
The Vancouver Foundation has contributed $120,000 to support an aboriginal-focused adult basic education (ABE) program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The program, which will be developed and implemented through a partnership between Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society and Kwantlen will begin intake this September.
http://www.surreyleader.com/lifestyles/167900555.html

Tarko to take over at JIBC
New Westminster News Leader
Justice Institute of B.C. (JIBC) vice-president of academics, Michel Tarko, will take over as president from the retiring Jack McGee on Oct. 1. Tarko’s five-year appointment by the board of governors culminates a six-month, cross-Canada search. Tarko has been in his present position since September 2009, and has led development of the JIBC’s strategic plan for 2010-2015 and academic plan 2010-13.
http://www.newwestnewsleader.com/news/167710615.html

Douglas College gets new status
New Westminster News Leader
Douglas College has been named a receiving institution by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), highlighting a change in how post-secondary students are moving between schools. In the past, the vast majority of students in B.C. moved one way, from colleges like Douglas to research universities such as Simon Fraser or UBC. But a recent study by the provincial government showed that while 4,000 students moved from colleges and institutes to research universities in 2007/08-2008/09, nearly as many students—3,300—moved in the opposite direction.
http://www.newwestnewsleader.com/news/167710535.html

GPRC enrolment numbers static; three new programs
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
As the Grande Prairie Regional College ramps up for another school year, enrolment has remains flat. Jean Nordin, dean of student services at the GPRC, reports total enrolment at 2,815 for the upcoming year, only a slight decline over the last three years. The number includes full-time students, apprentices, and students part of programs partnered with universities across the province.
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2012/08/28/gprc-enrolment-numbers-static-three-new-programs-added

Red River Radio taking on the world
MetroNews Canada
Red River College’s radio students are reaching out to the world — via the Internet, that is. With the demise in July of 92.9 Kick FM, students in the Creative Communications program, as well as members of the public, lost the medium by which they learned the ins and outs of running a radio station and producing content. This led the Creative Communications program, known as CreComm, to put their radio station online and rename it Red River Radio.
http://metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/351438/red-river-radio-taking-on-the-world/

College Boreal records big enrolment increase
The Sudbury Star
College Boreal is reporting a 15% increase in its confirmations as compared to last year. These official numbers provided by the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) represent the highest increase College Boreal has experienced since its creation in 1995.
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2012/08/29/college-boreal-records-big-enrolment-increase

St. Clair College Rolls Out Welcome Mat
The Windsor Star
St. Clair College students got their first taste of the year to come during the first day of orientations at the college in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 28 ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiRMOxvWEFc

Niagara College bans plastic water bottles on campus
News Talk 610 CKTB
Niagara College has banned the sale of plastic water bottles on campus. In a release, the college says the news was announced to staff and faculty today at the College’s annual Niagara Day event. The initiative originally stemmed from staff recommendations aimed at boosting the College’s sustainability efforts.
http://www.610cktb.com/news/local/Story.aspx?ID=1764834

Langara and VCC get new money for upgrades, trades training
Vancouver Courier
Last week the provincial government announced more funding for Langara College and Vancouver Community College, but critics say the new money has to be seen in a larger context
http://www.vancourier.com/Langara+money+upgrades+trades+training/7156254/story.html

BC schools earn green building awards
Journal of Commerce
Two centres of higher education in British Columbia have been recognized for their sustainable design and construction. The Jim Pattison Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation at Okanagan College, in Penticton, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Biological Sciences Building, in Vancouver, both won Green Building Awards from Sustainable Architecture and Building (SAB) Magazine.
http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id51648/–bc-schools-earn-green-building-awards

North Island College bolsters security systems with provincial funding
Alberni Valley News
North Island College campuses will soon have improved and upgraded campus safety systems, thanks to $652,000 in capital funding from the provincial government. The upgrades are designed to help ensure campus infrastructure and operational systems are performing at optimal levels, which is important to keep B.C.’s campuses in top operating shape, according to the Ministry of Advanced Education.
http://www.albernivalleynews.com/news/167712845.html

UFV seeks to ‘indigenize’: First-of-its-kind gathering looks at integrating First Nations values
Many institutions have already added First Nations studies and support services. “But we’re getting at that place where we’re saying, now that we have students coming to the university, how do we implement these programs and services so they’re seamless within the institution, as opposed to specialized programs or add-ons or one-offs?” One way some post-secondary institutions are indigenizing is by incorporating First Nations cultural icons. The University of Fraser Valley, for instance, has built a replica of a Sto: lo longhouse with a capacity of 300.
http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/news/seeks+indigenize/7165711/story.html

Donation backs Aboriginal Gathering Place
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Phase 2 of Shq’apthut, Vancouver Island University’s Aboriginal Gathering Place, received a significant boost with a  $50,000 donation courtesy of BMO Financial Group. Shelly Jensen, vice-president, Vancouver Island, BMO Bank of Montreal, made the donation Aug. 22, presenting Bruce Williams, chairman of VIU’s Foundation, with the cheque.
http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/community/167715335.html

Sustainable building program looking for new projects
Minden Times
Fleming College is seeking expressions of interest from organizations or individuals interested in partnering with the 2013 Sustainable Building Design and Construction program in the construction of a sustainable building. The Sustainable Building Design and Construction program aims to give students the opportunity to design and construct using a wide variety of sustainable building materials and systems; and to provide our clients with the healthiest, most energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing building as possible.
http://www.mindentimes.ca/2012/08/30/sustainable-building-program-looking-for-new-projects

Kwantlen nursing program relocates to Langley
Langley Times
The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus is going to be a whole lot busier come the start of the fall semester. More than 600 full-time nursing and health study students and 70 faculty have moved from the Surrey campus to Langley, bringing the entire community and health studies department together under one roof.
http://www.langleytimes.com/news/167873195.html

VIU funding must consider the long term
Nanaimo Daily News
Funding for post-secondary education continues to take a financial hit as the province tightens up its finances. Although Vancouver Island University received $3.4 million in provincial funding to deal with infrastructure issues at its five campuses yesterday, that funding simply makes up for VIU’s loss last year of its annual capital allowance. The funding will be used to deal with some “critical infrastructure needs” at VIU’s campuses, including fire alarm upgrades, elevator repairs and roof work at a number of the university’s buildings.
http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/opinion/story.html?id=2d0dfe2c-c2ae-4b87-b2a2-6ab5bd66f5c

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Beaucoup d’inscriptions pour les cégeps
O 97,3
De son côté le Cégep de Victoriaville a annoncé son deuxième meilleur résultat depuis plusieurs années avec 1 550 inscriptions. Il s’agit d’une baisse par rapport à l’an dernier, où l’on avait accueilli un nombre record de 1 609 élèves. Selon la porte-parole Mélissa Gosselin, depuis trois ans, le Cégep se maintient au-delà des 1 200 élèves, un nombre auquel l’institution s’était habituée. Le programme d’informatique a connu une bonne hausse avec 10 étudiants de plus en première année, pour atteindre 56 élèves.
http://www.o973.com/actualite12848.aspx