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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Enhancing a student’s resume and academic portfolio
Welland Tribune
There’s more to college life than what goes on inside the classroom and now students will get credit for it. Stepping into her role new at Niagara College, Lesley Calvin is the college’s first manager of the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership. Her main responsibility is to encourage students to develop an active life in the college and in the community as well as facilitating peer tutoring, orientation and student appreciation activities.

Le Cégep remorquera les délinquants
Nouvelle Union
N’ayant pu s’entendre avec la Ville de Victoriaville, le Cégep (de Victoriaville) rapatriera la gestion de ses aires de stationnement. Et il prendra les grands moyens pour dissuader les délinquants de se garer sans payer. C’est à la fourrière qu’ils devront récupérer leur véhicule remorqué. L’institution collégiale a pris cette décision parce qu’elle cherchait, d’abord, à bonifier cette source de financement que sont les droits de stationnement autour de ses bâtiments.

The sweet (and savoury) taste of success
It was the first such event to be organized by the North Island College Foundation with the support of the North Vancouver Island Chefs’ Association. And Susan Auchterlonie of the college foundation vowed it certainly wouldn’t be the last after it raised well over $10,000 to help culinary students with their studies. “We will definitely be organizing another Flavour event next year – and I expect it will become our signature event for years to come if today’s success is anything to go by,” she told the Comox Valley Echo, which was one of the official sponsors.

Un Défi sans auto qui ne fait pas courir les foules au collège Lionel-Groulx
Journal Le Courrier
L’invitation lancée aux étudiants du collège Lionel-Groulx de participer au Défi sans auto le 18 septembre, en se rendant au collège par des moyens de transport alternatif (covoiturage, transport en commun, vélo, etc.) et en s’inscrivant par la suite à un concours via Internet, n’a pas suscité une grande participation. Environ 80 étudiants se sont inscrits au Défi et quelques-uns seulement ont participé à la clinique de vélo et à la formation d’initiation à la mécanique du vélo organisées au carrefour étudiant le 18 septembre.

Province funds $30M trades centre for Camosun
Saanich News
After 40 years of hard use, Camosun College’s trades facilities will get a needed facelift and two new buildings from a $29.2 million provincial government grant. Advanced Education Minister John Yap announced the funding on Thursday in the welding hall at Camosun’s Interurban campus. Yap and fellow B.C. Liberal cabinet minister Ida Chong then had a quick, hands-on welding lesson. “Students need to get the latest updated skills and training in demand today and in demand tomorrow,” Yap told a few hundred assembled students and staff.

Jean Lambert prend la barre du Cégep
Nouvelle Union
Le comptable et mentor Jean Lambert vient d’accéder à la présidence du conseil d’administration du cégep de Victoriaville, prenant le relais de Denis Desrochers. C’est avec un «pincement au cœur» que M. Desrochers a dit quitter la barre de l’institution collégiale. «Parce que le Cégep, je l’ai tatoué sur le cœur», a-t-il souligné. Il occupait la présidence du Cégep depuis quatre ans. La Loi des collèges l’aurait empêché d’accueillir un cinquième mandat.

Dawson director ‘not on the same wavelength’ as Jean-François Lisée
Montreal Gazette
Lisée recounted his first meetings with staff, giving Léo Bureau-Blouin a ride in his new limo and, briefly, speaking with Richard Filion, director-general of Dawson College, about the Parti Québécois’s plan to extend Bill 101 rules to the CEGEP level…. “They don’t seem to realize they are missing the point,” Filion said. Dawson’s strength, he added is “its great diversity, ethnically and linguistically.” He noted that Dawson makes an effort to teach French to its students, and many Dawson teachers send their children to French schools.

Cambrian opens Material Handling Circuit that’s unique in Canada
Sept. 21 marked another day of firsts for Cambrian College, when faculty from the School of Skilled Training officially unveiled its new $940,000 material handling circuit, a one-of-a-kind machine for community colleges in Canada. It’s unique among all Canadian colleges in that it processes real material, like wood shavings, gravel or ore, in a closed loop, said Industrial Mechanical Millwright professor Darryl Park.

Investing in Camosun yields big returns
Victoria Times Colonist
This week, I was pleased to be part of a major announcement by the B.C. government regarding a trades renewal project at Camosun College. Specifically, $29.2 million will be spent on enhancing and replacing the trades complex at the college’s Interurban Campus. Why is this important? The impact of initiatives such as this reaches far beyond the college and includes our community, the economy and the province. The replacement of a lagging 40-year-old trades facility will provide us the opportunity to deliver high quality training in state-of the-art spaces. This, in turn, supports our obligation to focus on relevance and innovation.

Cambrian students build nature observation deck for community trail
“It sounds like a lot, but in reality, we had so much cheerful help, that it was kind of an easy project to pull off,” Smith said. “We want to thank all our partners for the help. People in this community want to help, they want to make this place better for everybody.” Rob Duncan, program co-ordinator of the welding fabrication program at Cambrian College, said the project offered invaluable first-hand experience to his students. “They have to work to the same standards as they do in the industry,” he said. “So students understand what they have to do when they get to the job a lot better than just working in the school atmosphere.”

Record year for Niagara College enrollment
What’s On Thorold
Niagara College will have record enrolment numbers for 2012-2013, with more than 10,000 students expected to study at NC this year. NC welcomed 4,900 first-year students this fall, an increase of more than 10 percent over the Fall 2011 term — an increase that’s more than double the system-wide average. Full-time enrolment has jumped to 8,997 students – an 8.4 percent increase over last year. When combined with English as a Second Language (ESL) and apprenticeship enrolments, along with projections for Winter term spots, total enrolment will top 10,000 for the first time in the College’s history.

Hemeon honoured for career and artistic accomplishments
Mission City Record
Typically, awards recognize a major strength of the individual receiving them. The winner of this year’s Distinguished Alumni award from the University of the Fraser Valley is being lauded for multiple strengths. George Hemeon, a former Mission resident, is being honoured for both his career achievements and his artistic merit…. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established by the UFV Alumni Association to recognize an alumnus of UFV who has achieved outstanding distinction in career, educational achievement, or community service.

Camosun expansion vital to shipbuilding industry
Victoria Times Colonist
Vital to the trades apprenticeship programs are the post-secondary institutions that provide much of the trades training. Thus, it is great to see institutions such as Camosun College get funding to double their trades-training space and be able to provide high-quality training in trades that are absolutely essential to the sustainment and growth of the B.C. shipbuilding and repair industry. Also evolving in Victoria is the new Industrial Marine Training and Applied Research Centre, which will interface with the industry in defining and aggregating training and education demand and work closely with post-secondary institutions such as Camosun College and Royal Roads University in providing the necessary training and education.