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Thursday, September 13, 2012


Markham golf course hosts 8th Culinary Classic
The event, emceed by CHFI morning show host Erin Davis and benefits Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Breast Health Centre and Cancer Clinic in partnership with Durham College. As a special treat, students from the Durham College culinary management program will team up with head chefs from top restaurants and prepare gourmet food, right on the golf course.–markham-golf-course-hosts-8th-culinary-classic

UFV project takes flight with NASA
Abbotsford Times
Working with NASA is a dream for most scientists. And it’s something a group of University of the Fraser Valley students were able to experience during a recent research trip to south central British Columbia. The group spent two days at Kelly Lake near Clinton in late July, collecting data to learn more about the lake’s history. The lake is of interest to NASA as it contains unique rock formations called microbialites, which are considered to be rare carbonate rock structures formed by microorganisms.

A lesson in entrepreneurship
Winnipeg Free Press
With any luck, the number of doggie daycare business plans produced by students in Red River College’s entrepreneurship program will be down substantially this year. For the last 40 years, about 400 students have taken RRC’s entrepreneurship practicum ever year. It’s a major group project where the students develop a feasibility study and business plan for an enterprise that, ideally, would make it to market.

MacDonald begins reign as Algonquin president, Pledges to make college global leader in technology
EMC Nepean Barrhaven
Algonquin College’s job is to transform a student’s hopes and dreams into career success, newly minted president Kent MacDonald said to a sold-out crowd at the college’s annual president’s breakfast on Aug. 23. MacDonald’s first pledge was to continue making the college a global leader for integrating digital technology in the classroom. He also committed the college to enhancing the learning experience for students by leading the way in bringing technology and teaching together.,+Pledges+to+make+college+global+leader+in+technology

Students flock to programs with promise
Edmonton Journal
Langara, for instance, becomes the first college in Western Canada this fall to offer qualifications in the rapidly emerging field of bioinformatics, a discipline that combines the application of computer science and information technology principles to biology and medicine. In B.C.’s resource-rich north, meanwhile, work is underway to install a full-sized drilling rig at the Northern Lights College in Fort St. John to give practical training for students heading out into the oil and gas trade.

Centennial College to host sports journalism panel
The Toronto Observer
Centennial College, in conjunction with The Sports Group and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) have joined together to host ‘Fast Break’ on Tuesday, a sports journalism panel aimed to teach students and professionals about the opportunities in the sports industry. Four speakers will discuss their routes to success as well as the difficulties they encountered along the way. They will also lend advice to those whose goal is to work professionally in the sports media.

Tuition fees becoming less affordable for students: Report
The former sawmill worker has saved for years to be able to afford to register in a two-year hospitality management course at Vancouver Island University, which will cost him approximately $10,000 for tuition and related costs. He said increasing tuition at VIU, and other post-secondary institutions across the country, is a concern for him as much as it is for most other students.

Holland College sees enrolment surge
Holland College has had a surge in enrolment this fall, according to the school’s registrar. The reason for the increase could be partly due to the new waterfront campus in Summerside and new courses, but also because of increased demand for courses needed in the shipbuilding industry.

App aims to improve safety at Algonquin
Ottawa Sun
To get safety bulletins out about thefts, assaults or other crime, Algonquin College has turned to social media. It is among institutions leading the way with its dedicated mobile emergency procedures application to reach out to its thousands of students. “It’s an opportunity for us to put these procedures out there in a format that is particularly appropriate for students. It’s an opportunity for us to reach them in that capacity,” said Colin Bonang, assistant director of safety, security and emergency management at Algonquin.

City and college renew agreement
Lloydminster Source
Lloydminster city council renewed an agreement with Lakeland College on Monday that allows full-time students at the Lloydminster campus to access a pair of recreational facilities in the Border City. The agreement allows students to access both the Lloydminster Leisure Centre and the Servus Sports Centre for a fee of $42 per year, included in their tuition fees, and a $5 fee for a swipe card at the facilities that gives the city the ability to track how many students take advantage of the offer.

Ubisoft opens new performance capture studio in Toronto
Financial Post
As part of Thursday’s announcement, Ubisoft officials said the company has inked a new research partnership with Toronto’s Sheridan College and its Screen Industries and Research Training Centre (SIRT). As part of the new partnership, Ubisoft Toronto plans to share expertise and knowledge with game-related programs and Sheridan students.