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Monday, September 24, 2012


College’s international numbers are smaller than expected
Sault Star
Sault College wanted to start with a small group of international students. But not quite this small. Seven students began their studies at the community college earlier this month. They’re from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India and South Sudan. One is a refugee sponsored through World University Service Canada. They’re studying business, engineering, hospitality and video game art.

Collège de Maisonneuve – Des cégeps s’associent pour offrir des formations souhaitées par le monde du travail
Le Devoir
Le Collège de Maisonneuve offrira trois nouvelles attestations d’études collégiales (AEC) dans les domaines de la sécurité privée, des technologies de l’information (TI) et des ressources humaines. La collaboration entre établissements est aussi favorisée. La nouvelle AEC Gestionnaire en sécurité privée sera offerte par le Collège de Maisonneuve cet automne. (L’article mentionne aussi le Cégep de Sainte-Foy, le Cégep de Chicoutimi, le Collège Édouard-Montpetit et le Cégep Limoilou)

GPRC looks a little green
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
The site of the now-torn down Anderson Hall on the Grande Prairie Regional College campus has started getting a green makeover, as master plans to expand the college’s green space is now underway. TD Friends of the Environment, made up of mostly TD Canada Trust employees, volunteered their time to plant several native tree species near the site of the old residence building on Saturday afternoon.

Une pause numérique de 48 heures au Cégep de Trois-Rivières
L’Hebdo Journal
Le Défi Web 2.0 s’inscrit dans une démarche de sensibilisation, explique Isabelle Borduas, sexologue au Cégep de Trois-Rivières. «L’objectif du défi est de prendre le temps de réfléchir sur la place de ces différentes technologies dans notre vie. En cessant l’utilisation de celles-ci pour quelques heures, comment nous sentons-nous? Comment nous débrouillons-nous? Comment entrons-nous en communication avec les autres?»

In the learning business
The Guardian Charlottetown
Students from the Holland College Waterfront Campus had a unique opportunity recently to visit Summerside businesses and win prizes. The Summerside Business Crawl, held in conjunction with the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce, was a way of introducing the 250 students at the campus to area merchants.

Manitoba premier completes trade mission to China
During the trip the province announced several new intiatives including one to help Manitoba tourism operators better target and serve the growing number of Chinese visitors to this province. A new partnership agreement was also completed between Centreport Canada and China’s largest transportation company… And, Red River College signed agreements with Universities in Shanghai to colloborate on research projects and encourage student exchanges.

Nursing students will get new simulation lab
Vancouver Island University nursing students will now be able to get critical hands-on experience after a new nursing simulation lab is built on the Nanaimo campus. A huge donation from local philanthropist Sidney Sharman ensures that construction can go forward. Sharman’s donation of $350,000, combined with initial funding from Windsor Plywood, ensures funds are secure to complete this critical project.

CNA privacy breach includes student locker combos, phone numbers
The College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s is dealing with a privacy breach affecting students who have lockers on campus. A computer file with students’ names, I.D. numbers, phone numbers, courses, locker numbers, serial numbers of their locks, and the combinations, was inadvertently included in a folder that all students can access.

Newly-opened George Brown campus wows students, faculty
The spacious interior and huge windows overlooking Lake Ontario wowed second-year nursing student Jennifer Tanney when she walked into George Brown College’s new waterfront campus in September. “The aesthetics was the most profound thing. You’re looking out 30-foot windows onto the waterfront,” she told The Bulletin.;cnid=1003139

OC trades facilities to undergo major renovations
Vernon Morning Star
Okanagan College is getting a major facelift to ensure future welders, heavy-duty mechanics, electricians, plumbers and other skilled workers get the training they need. The B.C. government is providing $28 million under B.C.’s Skills and Training Plan to expand and renovate trades training facilities at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College.

Algonquin College construction students add to waterfront pavilions
Pembroke Daily Observer
A group of Algonquin College students recently left their mark on the Pembroke Waterfront. Six students from the carpentry pre-apprenticeship program at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley and program co-ordinator Jack Vanstarkenburg were involved in a project to build a new pavilion on the Kiwanis Way, which will serve as a gateway to the new campus.

VIU needs more parking at affordable cost
It’s time the province did something to help Vancouver Island University with a parking situation that has become untenable in recent years. The annual parking fee is leapfrogging as management shores up a shortfall caused by the provincial government’s withdrawal from funding post-secondary parking lots Anyone who has had to park on campus during regular business hours can attest to the difficulties finding a space, and the sky-high cost of parking….

College has big plans for link
Sault Star
A proposed link joining Sault College’s health and wellness centre and A wing will be “a big useable space,” president Ron Common says. “That will be an extra 8,000 square feet so it’s more than a hallway,” he told the college’s board of governors during a meeting on Thursday. “It’s more like an atrium connection.” The college wants $1 million in government or donor funds to build the enclosed link.

More than one route to success
The 24-year-old from Cole Harbour enrolled in the electronic engineering technology program at the Nova Scotia Community College right after high school. “I just figured, OK, two years and the tuition is not very expensive, so I could be in and out,” MacDonald says. “And if I didn’t like it, then I’m not too far behind. I could still go to university.” …The growing popularity of the NSCC is remarkable. From 1998 to 2010, full-time enrolment grew by a whopping 62 per cent. During the same period, enrolment for full-time undergraduate students at Nova Scotia’s universities grew by just eight per cent.

Pow Wow wows audience
Okanagan College played host to an exhibition of colour, sound and ceremony during the Fourth Annual Youth Exhibition Pow Wow on Thursday. The rhythmic drums from drum groups Iron Mountain and Little Hawk combined with the swirl and ceremony of the sacred pow wow to capture the hearts and minds of the hundreds who were on hand at the Kelowna campus. The annual event is held in part to provide cross-cultural learning, but also to deepen understanding and relationships with local Aboriginal people.

Aspiring actors get themselves listed for college film program
The Chronicle Journal
Ever wanted to be a star? Over the weekend, dozens of aspiring actors signed up for the chance to act in various Thunder Bay film projects. The open casting call, run by members of Confederation College’s film production program, helps students and other area filmmakers connect with actors for their movies. Contact information and a photo taken on-the-spot go in a casting book that serves as a reference for filmmakers looking for local talent.