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Tuesday, September 4, 2012


From the ol’ college try to a remarkable run
The London Free Press
In his first year as its president, Howard Rundle oversaw the creation of a 10-year master plan for London’s Fanshawe College. He saw that blueprint for growth carried through. Then, there was another master plan. Now, Rundle’s getting a third drawn up for the bustling London-based school, one of Ontario’s largest community colleges.

Le cégep André-Laurendeau parmi les cégeps touchés
Messager LaSalle
Le cégep André-Laurendeau fait partie des 18 collèges qui font l’objet d’une demande de recours collectif déposée par deux étudiants, et qui vise également le gouvernement du Québec et sept universités. …Les autres collèges touchés par la demande de recours collectif sont: Montmorency, Bois-de-Boulogne, Rosemont, Ahuntsic, Lionel-Groulx, Édouard-Montpetit, Maisonneuve, Valleyfield, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jérôme, Marie-Victorin, Saint-Laurent, Vieux-Montréal, Limoilou, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Drummondville et Sherbrooke.

Graduation Time for CNC Practical Nurses
Opinion250 News
On Friday, 25 people will graduate from the College of New Caledonia’s Practical Nurse program. The 24 women and one man, ranging in age from 18 to 50 years of age, will receive their diplomas at the convocation ceremony that will take place in the CNC atrium. It will be the last such convocation held at the end of August. Changes in the provincial curriculum and requirements in the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration exam have lead to the program being expanded to two years from the 49 weeks of instruction they currently receive.

Capitol Theatre Update
Roughly six months after St. Clair College took over at the Chatham Capitol Theatre, bookings continue coming in, and the college is planning its own theatre seasons. Manager Leslie Grand says much of the activity at the theatre has been booked as rentals, meaning production companies assume the risk, but there is a lot more activity about to be announced.

Who are you calling entitled? Today’s youth say they have it tougher — and the numbers back them up
Winnipeg Free Press
Now, nearly two-thirds of college and university graduates will be handed a debt repayment form along with their diploma. The average student debt upon graduation is $27,000. It’s $21,564 in Manitoba. In 1989, governments funded nearly 85 per cent of the costs of universities and colleges. In 2009, that had fallen to 57 per cent. In the same time frame, tuition went from 14 per cent of post-secondary budgets to 34 per cent. (Article mentions Red River College)

Program helps people join the workforce
Vernon Morning Star
A series of subsidized skills training opportunities for local job-seekers interested in preparing to re-enter the labour force will kick off this fall with Okanagan College. The employment skills access program is designed to provide affordable access to skills training for individuals who are unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients looking to acquire new skills to meet labour market needs in a variety of industries including hospitality, tourism, business, finance and administration, to name a few.

Moving madness
Truro Daily News
The 17-year-old from Middle Musquodoboit left home to move into the residence of the Nova Scotia Community College Truro campus yesterday. Her excitement was evident as she woke up early, got the vehicle packed and by 1 p.m. had everything in her third floor single room on campus. (Article also mentions Nova Scotia Agricultural College)

Transforming into ‘campus city’
Western Star
Campus City Connect is just one initiative of the Campus City Committee. The committee is a voluntary organization of Corner Brook’s three post-secondary institutions — Grenfell Campus, College of the North Atlantic and Academy Canada — and the City of Corner Brook. The goal of the committee, said a prepared release, is to transform Corner Brook into the “campus city” of choice for students pursuing post-secondary education through the fostering of a better understanding of the role the post-secondary institutions play in the economic, social and cultural fabric of the City of Corner Brook and western region.

New website makes it easier for Alberta students seeking loans
Edmonton Sun
The province has launched a new website that they hope will ease the stress from new students who are applying for financial aid. Advanced Education Minister Stephen Khan unveiled the new site — — during a news conference Tuesday. He says the site will allow students to apply for financial aid online and they will be able to see, in real time, how much funding they’re entitled to. (Article mentions Grant MacEwan University)

Vancouver Island University receives $3.4 million
Nanaimo News Bulletin
The handymen at Vancouver Island University are going to be busy this year repairing roofs, elevators and upgrading the fire alarm system thanks to $3.4 million in capital infrastructure funding from the provincial government. The Ministry of Advanced Education made the announcement Wednesday. It also announced a one-time funding allocation of $600,000 for short-term training opportunities, which VIU is directing toward trades.

Classes set to begin at UFV’s new Chilliwack campus
Chilliwack Progress
If you’re taking classes at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus this fall, take note:  UFV has moved! Except for a few specialized theatre and agricultural courses and activities, all Chilliwack courses are now offered at the UFV campus at the Canada Education Park.

Province, town to meet over money
Lethbridge Herald
The sudden scrapping of the provincial police college means Lethbridge College’s Centre for Advancement and Community Justice will be the only local law enforcement training program for the foreseeable future. The college had been collaborating on plans to share curriculum for the proposed new training centre and had met with the Solicitor General’s office many times to discuss the plans, according to college spokesperson Gwen Wirth.

North Island College gets funds
The B.C Ministry of Advanced Education has announced a slew of in investments in the province’s post-secondary institutions just before this fall’s return to class. North Island College has received extra capital funding in the amount of $652,000, which it will use to upgrade safety systems at all his campuses on the Island. At the Port Alberni campus, the college will install a new emergency notification system.

Dal name hailed in Bible Hill
The welcome signs are hanging on the residences ready to greet new and returning students to university in Bible Hill. But one sign that hasn’t been there in the past, the Dalhousie University sign, represents the end of one era and the be­ginning of another. This month marks the beginning of the merger between Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, with the latter becoming Dal’s Agricultural Campus.

Georgian students can get cash back
The Barrie Advance
Students starting at Georgian College or Laurentian University can apply to get some cash back. The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities is offering a 30-per-cent-off-tuition break this fall, as a separate program from the Ontario Student Assistance Program. The deal is for full-time students, as long as they are enroling within four years from graduating high school. The grant will pay for $770 for a college diploma student, or $1,680 for a university or college degree student.–georgian-students-can-get-cash-back

Niagara College frosh to be sent on wild Goosechase
Welland Tribune
Niagara College is sending its students on a wild Goosechase. More than 4,700 students — a record number — will start their college career on Tuesday hunting for more than a diploma. Using the cellphone application Goosechase, the school’s orientation organizers have created a mobile scavenger hunt that will allow students to experience the sights and sounds of the campus while also having some high-tech fun.