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Thursday, September 27, 2012


Lindsay to retire as NIC president in May
Comox Valley Record
At Wednesday’s Board of Governors meeting, Dr. Jan Lindsay announced her intention to retire as president of North Island College, effective May 31, 2013. In announcing her decision, Lindsay stated, “While this decision has been prompted by my desire to spend time with our rapidly growing cadre of grandchildren, two born in the past 16 months and a third due October 20, I have mixed emotions because I very much enjoy working with our students and all the extremely talented individuals at North Island College and serving on the college Board of Governors.  At the same time, I feel that in the four academic years I will have been at the college I will have accomplished all of my goals regarding enrolment growth, program diversification, expanded community, industry and post-secondary education partnerships, internationalization and applied research development that I held when I first came to the college.”

College opens employment centre
Windsor Star
St. Clair College opened its new employment centre in the south end of the city Wednesday in the hopes of whittling down Windsor’s unemployment rate. “If we can do a good job here we can help a lot of people,” college president John Strasser told the crowd gathered inside the newly renovated space at the Roundhouse Centre on Howard Avenue. This is the third employment help centre the college has opened in recent years with funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Sault College orders new Frasca sim
Canadian Skies
Sault College, in Sault Ste Marie, Ont., has placed an order for a Frasca 242L Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) configured as a Zlin aircraft. The college is currently using an earlier model Frasca FTD also configured as a Zlin, but the new sim will include Frasca’s TruVision visual system and Garmin GTN 650. “Sault College takes great pride in the fact that our aviation students are trained in sophisticated, modern equipment, including our Zlin aircraft and associated flight simulators.” said Colin Kirkwood, Dean of Environment and Technology.

Vital assistance for international students in Oshawa
International students attending Durham College are being given an opportunity to feel more at home when they’re far from home. The college’s new Career and Community Link Centre, brought about in a partnership with the Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham, assists international students with the delivery of services and provides a connection to the new culture in which they suddenly find themselves immersed, along with an introduction to Ontario’s post-secondary education system.–vital-assistance-for-international-students-in-oshawa

Drive one for Georgian
The Barrie Advance
Test drive a new Ford vehicle and help Georgian College raise money at the same time on Sunday, Sept. 30. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ford Canada will donate $20 for every test drive taken by students, staff, faculty, friends and the public at the Barrie campus, Building M. Reservations for a time slot can be made by registering at–drive-one-for-georgian

Con College out of Lakewood project
Confederation College has decided to decline involvement in the Lakewood School Project. Laura Christie, academic manager for Confederation College says that they felt the project would not serve a direct benefit their operations. “We’ve done a thorough and independent review of the Lakewood School property, and we have determined that the move the to new property, as it’s currently planned, would not significantly benefit our students or our current operations. As the project has been presented, confederation college will continue to offer education and training at our existing campus location. If the project parameters changed significantly, we would again review the options based upon the information,” she said in a prepared statement.;task=view&id=3194&Itemid=4

Qatar college contract at risk: Liberals
A Liberal MHA fears the College of the North Atlantic’s long-running contract in Qatar may be in jeopardy, although the premier says she understands there is nothing to worry about. Andrew Parsons says employees who work with CNA’s campus in the Middle East are worried that their jobs may at risk, because a long-expected renegotiation has yet to be concluded. The contract was set to expire at the end of August, but has since been extended for one year.

Shortcut proving costly for some Fanshawe College students
MetroNews Canada
It boils down to time or money for many Fanshawe College students as some have learned a quick hike through Farnsborough Park after 10 p.m. can result in a $150 fine. The walk through Farnsborough takes about 20 seconds. The alternate route around the park takes about three minutes. Dayna Vago and her friend were surprised recently when they were fined after taking the shortcut.