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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Arviat produces new crop of diamond drillers
Nunatsiaq News
However, despite it’s popularity, the training in diamond drilling won’t be offered again over the winter. “We ran into some problems last year trying to run the program in the winter months, mainly blizzards and travel delays, so the instructors from Northern College, our training partner, recommended we avoid training in the coldest months,” Collier said. And there were some scheduling conflicts with Northern College’s drill training program at Kirkland Lake this year. …Partners for the program include the Hamlet of Arviat, Northern College of Ontario, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., Orbit-Garant Drilling, Boart-Longyear Drilling, the Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Nunavut Arctic College, Kivalliq Partners in Development and the Northern College of Applied Arts Haileybury School of Mines.

Importante collecte de sang au cégep de Victoriaville
Nouvelle Union
C’est demain, le 31 octobre, qu’aura lieu la collecte de sang organisée annuellement par les enseignantes et les enseignants du cégep de Victoriaville. Il s’agit de l’une des plus importantes de la région des Bois-Francs et l’objectif est fixé cette année à 325 donneurs. «Participer à une collecte de sang est une façon simple et accessible pour tous ceux qui désirent marquer leur appartenance dans leur communauté locale. Faire don de soi, soutenir des gens de tous les horizons, permettre à des gens malades d’être soignés : voilà autant de raisons de vous inviter à vous joindre à nous cette année encore.» Cette invitation lancée par les présidents de la collecte, Hélène Papineau, technicienne au service de l’organisation scolaire et Boris Déry, coordonnateur du programme de sciences humaines, n’est pas sans rappeler l’importance d’un don de sang pour celui ou celle qui le reçoit afin de poursuivre une lutte, combattre une maladie, continuer à vivre à la suite d’un accident, etc.

Students launch Bull S#!t Campaign today (photo)
Some Sault College students are partnering with Canadian Mental Health Association volunteers and staff to participate in a national campaign facilitated by Partners for Mental Health. Titled the “Bull S#!t Campaign” or “Let’s Call BS Campaign,” the initiative was developed by and for youth aged 15 to 24. “The campaign objective is to mobilize thousands of Canadian youth to show support for mental health and call for changes to how it is treated, supported and funded,” says Leanne Murray, professor, social service worker, Sault College. “This is a great opportunity to connect youth to the issues and drive much-needed social change around mental health. Our students are really engaged and willing to assist in this campaign.”

Tutors, support staff at BC post-secondary institutions take job action
Vancouver Sun
They include Vancouver Community College employees who were expected to refuse overtime Monday and walk out Tuesday at two campuses. The union said it’s planning rotating, escalating job action to push for productive negotiations after that. The 420 members of Local 4627 represent library technicians, clerical and cafeteria workers, along with administrative and technical staff. The other institutions are North Island College, College of the Rockies, College of New Caledonia, Camosun College, Langara College and Emily Carr University and Vancouver Island University, which were formerly colleges. McLean said a total of about 3,000 CUPE members are represented at the eight institutions.

Cape Bretoner named chair of NSCC board
Cape Breton Post
The Nova Scotia Community College board of governors has elected Clayton Bartlett of Albert Bridge as its new chair for a one-year term. He replaces Michael Kontak who served as chair for the past two years. Bartlett, 65, has been a board member for five years, including a term as vice-chair. He is also the director of special projects for Cape Breton and Newfoundland for the Cape Breton division of Roclan Construction, a general contracting and project management firm operating in Sydney, and a division of Dora Construction.

GPRC given ownership of plot of land
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
The Grande Prairie Regional College footprint is now officially a little bigger. The plot of land, south of the college, was given to the college by the municipality 42 years ago with the agreement that if the college didn’t need the land, ownership would revert back to the city. The caveat was lifted during the Oct. 15 city council meeting, but the college has no plans for the land at this point. “Now we are unencumbered by any decision-making relative to the ball diamond area,” said Don Gnatiuk, president and CEO of the college. “So, we want to do whatever we need to.” In the coming years, the college will start asking community members about what to do with the land.