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Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Job fair tours Peace Country, offers options for students
Fairview Post
The job fair arrived at both Hines Creek Composite and St. Thomas More in Fairview last week. The universities and colleges include the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary, Red Deer College, Concordia College of Alberta and Lakeland College. Also present were the Canadian Forces and ATB (Alberta Treasury Branch) Financial…. According to a representative of Red Deer College, the job fair is part of a tour organized by the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta. The 12-week tour travels to different schools to talk to students about different programs offered by each post-secondary institution.

Le cégep André-Laurendeau et le CSSS inaugurent un premier centre de formation en santé
Messager LaSalle
Sonia Bélanger, directrice du CSSS du Sud-Ouest–Verdun et Hervé Pilon, directeur du Cégep André-Laurendeau, ont ratifié le 2 octobre une entente qui permettra de consolider les liens entre les deux établissements et qui porte sur la création d’un centre de formation qui permettra d’offrir de la formation théorique à l’Hôpital de Verdun en plus des stages qui y sont déjà dispensés. Les objectifs visent à favoriser l’intégration des apprentissages dans un milieu de soins authentique, à développer des méthodes pédagogiques diversifiées comme le jumelage entre les pairs et la pratique en temps réel sur les unités sous la supervision d’enseignants, et à développer rapidement l’identité professionnelle des étudiants.

Canada’s top 100 employers for 2013
The Globe and Mail
Georgian College
, Barrie, Ont. Colleges and universities; 791 employees. Recently opened a new Health and Wellness building.

Schlegel villages celebrates dig
Windsor Star
It was a strange groundbreaking ceremony for the $35-million Schlegel Villages long-term care home Tuesday – a half-dozen cranes have already been busy excavating for a couple of weeks, and much of the foundation is already in place on the grounds of St. Clair College…. St. Clair president John Strasser said the project will not only benefit the college’s health-care students, but also culinary students involved in food preparation and even music students who can perform for the residents. “We are also talking to the Schlegels in the area of research, which has endless possibilities for us,” Strasser said. “This is huge from the college’s viewpoint, from the amount of things we will be able to do with the Schlegel group.

David Suzuki to be guest speaker at opening of Abbott’s new science building
West Island Gazette
Environmental activist David Suzuki will speak at John Abbott College and be on hand for the inauguration of its new Science and Health Technology building on Oct. 24. The lecture is open only to John Abbott students. Student response to the lecture has been so enthusiastic that organizers are expecting the gymnasium to fill up quickly, so live video feeds of the talk will be available in classrooms on campus.

CNC Looking for Adult Dental Patients
The College of New Caledonia is asking for adult patients to sign up for a cleaning by their dental hygiene students. Patient Services Coordinator Monica Costley says they have 19 second-year students this year. “The class is a little bit larger this year, and so we’re trying to build up our pool of patients so that there are enough patients for all of the hygiene students over the course of the year, which runs right through until the beginning of June. They would be doing cleanings, which includes scaling, flouride, polishing, and as well as sealants and xrays.”

COTR climbing wall re-opens
Kootenay News Advertiser
College of the Rockies Peaks Climbing Wall re-opens October 5 after a summer break and a new staff member will be on hand to ensure everyone has fun and stays safe while they climb. Kyle Alderson has been hired as the new Climbing Wall Attendant by the College’s Campus Life and Athletics Department.  Kyle brings with him many years of climbing and instructing experience having started climbing at age 14.  He has worked as a seasonal climbing wall instructor over the past four years in his native England and has instructed on real rock as well.

Bill Tierney: You can help choose the name of new science building
West Island Gazette
And when that building dominates the skyline and landscape of our West Island CEGEP and can be seen looming over the horizon as you drive by on the highway, where thousands of our young adults will get a taste of postsecondary education, the choice becomes highly sensitive and significant. Whose name and reputation will be projected into the future? Whose spirit will be called upon to accompany the student through the process of discovery? Some major benefactor like William Macdonald, a scientific luminary or the name of a concept? Or should we just stick to the Science and Nursing Building? The new science building is now the keystone building at John Abbott, named after the honourable Sir John Abbott (1821-93), third prime minister of Canada (1891-2), mayor of Montreal (1887-9) and, significantly, great-grandfather of the great Canadian actor Christopher Plummer without whom the Stratford Theatre Festival wouldn’t have been humming along these past couple of years. John Abbott was also the first native-born Canadian prime minister: