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Wednesday, September 12, 2012


National chief stresses need for aboriginal learning
Nanaimo Daily News
Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo says that while educational institutions in Canada may have wronged indigenous peoples in the past, those wounds can be healed through learning. The twice-elected AFN chief, who was installed as chancellor of Vancouver Island University in 2008, stressed the importance of supporting First Nations education while visiting the school on Monday.

Deux équipes de finissants en Animation 3D et synthèse d’images du Cégep de Matane
Journal L’Avantage
Deux équipes de la cohorte de finissants de mai 2012 en Techniques d’animation 3D et synthèse d’images du Cégep de Matane ont été sélectionnées dans le cadre du concours Cinéastes en Herbe Télé-Québec du Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski pour présenter leur film au Festival international de cinéma jeunesse de Rimouski qui se tiendra du 23 au 30 septembre prochain.

Prince Edward to appear at public feast inside Iqaluit’s St. Jude’s parish hall
Nunatsiaq News
After the RCMP event at the legislature, Prince Edward and Countess Sophie will visit St. Jude’s Cathedral at 1 p.m. for tea, a tour and a presentation. At 5:30 p.m. the couple will take in a reception at Nunatta Sunakkutaangiit museum with Nunavut Commissioner Edna Elias, followed by the public event at the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. The next morning, at 9:30 p.m., they’ll visit the nursing program at Nunavut Arctic College.

Fanshawe students prepare for Opening Night at Stratford culinary festival
London Community News
Fanshawe College is delighted to kick off the festival and partner with Savour Stratford,” said Leanne Perreault, manager of corporate communication at Fanshawe College, in a news release. “Applied learning and hands-on experience are integral elements of a college education, and this is a great opportunity for Fanshawe students to showcase their talents. The enthusiasm about this project is very high — everyone is quite excited about presenting opening night.”

University upgrades
Journal of Commerce
The University of the Fraser Valley will undergo upgrade work at both its Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses, thanks to $2.4 million in capital funding from the Government of British Columbia. The upgrades will optimize campus infrastructure and operational systems, and the roof of the trades and technology building at the Chilliwack campus will be replaced.–university-upgrades

Talisman sponsors visual arts scholarship
A new visual arts scholarship is being offered at Dawson Creek’s Northern Lights College thanks to the generosity of a local energy company. As of Tuesday, September 4, the Talisman Visual Arts Entrance Award is available for students who have entered full-time studies for this upcoming year in the Visual Arts program at the Dawson Creek campus.

Durham College welcomes bumper crop of students
Oshawa Express
School’s in session, marking another booming year for Durham College. Durham recently announced it is experiencing a 12 per cent increase in its overall enrolment for the 2012-13 academic year. More than 8,700 full-time students are attending Durham’s Oshawa and Whitby campuses and Pickering Learning site. That includes 5,200 new students, for the overall increase of 12 per cent in enrolment….

Demand outstrips government funding at new UFV campus in Chilliwack
Chilliwack Progress
The new Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley opened its doors to about 2,700 students last week, aided by an additional $2.4 million capital grant from the B.C. government. But government funding on the operational side has not kept pace with student demand in the Fraser Valley, one of the fastest-growing regions in the province.

Record year for Mohawk College enrolment
Mohawk has opened its doors this fall with a record number of first-year students. The college has 6,500 first-year students this month, up 3.5 per cent from last year. Student numbers have been steadily rising for the last decade, with the largest jump being in 2009 with a 13 per cent increase.“When the economy is tough, we tend to see a jump in enrolments,” said spokesperson Jay Robb. “We’ve seen increases across the board.”

New Dean named at Bow Valley College School of Business
Calgary Herald
Dr.  David Allwright has been named the new Dean of the Bow Valley College School of Business. Allwright comes to Bow Valley College from Mount Royal University in Calgary where he was the Associate Dean of the Bissett School of Business.

College unveils demo food forest
Vernon Morning Star
The Kalamalka Demonstration Garden kicks off its first planting project Friday and Saturday, with the creation of a demonstration food forest area at Okanagan College. More than 150 trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs, vines, flowers and some root crops will be planted with the help of students from Vernon Secondary School’s environmental leadership class, community volunteers and Okanagan College students and staff.

Lukaszuk reiterates government commitment to hospital expansion
Medicine Hat News
Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk may have thought he was going to have a tour of the nursing program at Medicine Hat College but moments after his arrival he was delivering a baby Ñ sort of. A simulation scenario had Lukaszuk donning gloves, coat and taking directions from a 9-1-1 operator/student in an adjoining room while a second-year paramedic student pretended to be the anxious father.

VIU parking costs will continue to increase
Nanaimo Daily News
Students and employees at Vancouver Island University are required to pay more for parking this year and will continue to see parking rates climb even higher in years to come. VIU infrastructure faculty members have projected that by 2014, employees will be asked to pay $700 for an annual parking pass. Students, who traditionally pay half of what the employees pay, will see similar increases.

St. Clair suspends golf management program
Windsor Star
Low enrolment has prompted administration at St. Clair College to suspend student intake for its Professional Golf Management program. Only eight students enrolled for first-year studies in the PGM program for this fall. Six remained at the college in the business program while two others left for PGM programs elsewhere. “What can I tell you, of course I was disappointed but I understand where they were coming from,” PGM program director Kevin Corriveau said.