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Remise de diplômes aux couleurs particulières
Info07 – La Revue
Plus de 1200 étudiants du Cégep de l’Outaouais sont repartis avec diplômes en mains, samedi de la 44e cérémonie de remises de diplômes, présenté à l’auditorium de l’établissement. Sous la présidence d’honneur de François Lambert, homme d’affaires et l’un des cinq dragons dans la série Dans l’œil du dragon, la cérémonie s’est scindée en deux. En avant-midi, ce sont les étudiants en techniques qui ont défilé sur la scène, tandis qu’en après-midi, ce fut au tour des étudiants en programmes préuniversitaires d’être les vedettes, l’instant d’un moment. Le directeur général par intérim du Cégep de l’Outaouais, Frédéric Poulin, était comme ses étudiants, ravis de boucler la boucle après une année «difficile» au sein de l’établissement. Bien que le Cégep ait été au cœur de la tourmente ce printemps avec la grève étudiante, l’impact sur les diplômés a été minime.
Boreal president to retire
The Sudbury Star
The president of College Boreal will step down in the fall of 2013. Denis Hubert-Dutrisac announced his retirement this weekend during a board of directors’ meeting in New Liskeard. His decision was made public Monday. The selection process of a new president will begin immediately. In office since January 2006, he will leave the presidency in September 2013. He will have served for seven years, the longest tenure as president in College Boreal’s 17 years of existence. The third president of the college, Hubert-Dutrisac said in a statement he will leave Boreal in good financial shape.
Les élèves en comptabilité du Cégep de Victo à la Foire canadienne
Les élèves de 2e année en techniques de comptabilité et de gestion du Cégep de Victoriaville faisant partie de Simvic international, l’entreprise virtuelle pour laquelle ils travaillent pendant leurs études, se sont rendus à la 15e édition de la Foire canadienne des entreprises d’entraînement à Boucherville, les 30 et 31 octobre dernier. Dans le cadre de cet évènement, les élèves du Cégep de Victoriaville représentaient six entreprises de la région et devaient vendre des forfaits fictifs aux visiteurs et aux juges de la foire. Le défi était de trouver des moyens pour attirer les clients avec un budget de 350 $
SAIT names new president
SAIT Polytechnic has chosen a new president to head the institution when its current retires next year. Dr. David Ross, who is currently president of Langara College in Vancouver, will take over as SAIT’s president in March, 2013. SAIT’s board of governors unanimously picked Ross at the end of search that began last December when current president Irene Lewis announced her intention to retire. “There was an extraordinary selection of candidates, which speaks highly to SAIT’s reputation worldwide,” said SAIT board chair and selection committee leader Bill Lingard.
Faible participation à la Collation des grades au Collège Montmorency
Le Collège Montmorency a tourné la page, le 11 novembre, sur une année particulièrement mouvementée lors de la Collation des grades. L’année scolaire 2011-2012 aura en effet été marquée d’une grève étudiante de dix semaines au printemps, avant que la Loi 78 ne vienne suspendre la session jusqu’à la mi-août. Résultat, quelque 450 étudiants ont décroché, soit un taux d’abandon de 8,3 % parmi les 5373 étudiants du Collège Montmorency dûment inscrits à la session Hiver 2012.
Post-secondary students carry heavy financial load
At Lethbridge College, Student Association president Dillon Hargreaves said students pay a little less than $100 per credit, including tuition and other associated fees. “The college has lower student association fees than any other college in Alberta. We understand how much pressure students can be under,” Hargreaves said. “Most students don’t feel that tuition is too high.” He said some students leave college for financial reasons, others spread their studies over a longer period of time so they can work part-time or they work while maintaining a full course load.
Daniel Bois coordonnera le nouveau programme d’Audioprothèse
Daniel Bois enseignera dans le nouveau programme d’Audioprothèse qui accueillera sa première cohorte d’étudiants à l’automne 2013 au Cégep de La Pocatière. Il entrera en poste le 3 décembre et aura comme principale fonction de coordonner la mise en place de ce nouveau programme d’études. Le Cégep de La Pocatière investira près de 700 000 $ afin d’acquérir le matériel adéquat pour cette nouvelle formation. Le centre de formation pocatois devient la deuxième institution au Québec à offrir le diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) en Audioprothèse et la cinquième au Canada.
COTR and Ktunaxa partner for skills training
Kootenay News Advertiser
Aboriginal learners in British Columbia’s East Kootenays will have more opportunities to develop in-demand job skills thanks to an expansion of the Aboriginal Training for Employment Program (ATEP). An 18-month agreement between the Ktunaxa Nation Council and the College of the Rockies will provide a program of career and job performance-related skills along with certifications and an introduction to industry for 12 participants. “The Ktunaxa Nation is pleased that Aboriginal learners within Ktunaxa Traditional Territory will have this incredible opportunity available to them. We are once again very happy to partner with the College of the Rockies as we collectively create a better future for our region,” said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair.
La Cité collégiale rend hommage à ses bâtisseurs
La Cité collégiale a dévoilé, ce soir, le Mur de l’excellence au Centre des métiers Minto – campus Alphonse-Desjardins à Orléans. Ce mur a pour objectif de rendre hommage aux donateurs et partenaires dont la contribution a été essentielle à la construction de ce campus pour la Cité collégiale. D’autant que l’établissement vient de célébrer ses deux ans. «L’aménagement de ce mur de l’excellence marque l’aboutissement d’un projet de grande envergure, soit la construction d’un centre de formation dans le domaine des métiers spécialisés», souligne la présidente de La Cité collégiale, Lise Bourgeois.
Growing enrolment sets records at SIAST
Prince Albert Daily Herald
SIAST experienced a four per cent increase in attendance over the last year, continuing a record-setting trend that has seen enrolment grow by 30 per cent in the previous four years. Due to varying start dates for different programs, the full impact of enrolment increases will not be known until the end of the academic year. But enrolment has grown in certificate and diploma programs, apprenticeships and Basic Education.
Un millier de visiteurs au Cégep
Le Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu a accueilli un millier de personnes, lors de sa soirée portes ouvertes, le mardi 13 novembre. La soirée est l’occasion pour les élèves et leurs parents de rencontrer les enseignants pour discuter des programmes d’études, d’échanger avec les conseillers pédagogiques sur les exigences d’admission et de s’informer des services offerts au collège. Les visiteurs peuvent aussi parler avec les cégépiens sur la vie au collégial.
New bursary for Cambrian engineering students
Cambrian College and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) have established a new annual bursary for engineering technology students. The endowment was created through a $10,000 donation from OACETT and a matching contribution through the Ontario Trust for Student Support program (OTSS). OACETT is currently working with Cambrian to grow the endowment fund to $40,000 in order to sustain a $1,000 annual award in perpetuity.
College retools Internet, engine programs
Students can log on to a new Internet training program at Sault College. The post-secondary institute’s board of governors approved a web development essentials certificate program at its meeting Thursday. It replaces the former e-commerce webmaster’s certificate. The part-time continuing education program runs 415 hours and must be completed within five years. It targets potential students doing training through Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Second Career candidates and older workers, vice-president, academic Leo Tiberi told the board.
Young women learn about careers in skilled trades
That’s why she was glad to be amongst the nearly 50 students who descended on the Stephenville Crossing Campus of College of the North Atlantic last week for a Skills Work for Women Conference, a program delivered by the Newfoundland and Labrador branch of Skills Canada. These conferences encourage school-aged females to consider careers in male-dominated trades and technologies. The organization’s largest program is the Skills Canada competitions. While at the College of the North Atlantic, the young women had the opportunity to engage in Try-A-Trade demonstrations. Ms. Broughton really liked the hands-on part of the experience, handling tools and working on sample projects.
VIU announces MacKay as humanities dean
Nanaimo Daily News
Vancouver Island University announced the appointment of Ross MacKay as their new faculty of arts and humanities dean on Friday. MacKay was formerly the chairman of the English department at VIU. “Arts and Humanities is a creative, dynamic, and student-centred faculty that epitomizes the strengths of our teaching-intensive institution,” said MacKay.
Allophones wary of PQ CEGEP plan
Would it work? Would allophones adopt a 100-per-cent French existence – at home, on the job, in public – if they were barred from English studies after high school? Or is the idea fantastic? This month, Vanier College put on a symposium on language in the 21st century. One of the issues the school tackled was multilingualism and the English college experience. Speaking to a packed auditorium, a panel of six students in their late teens and early 20s from a variety of backgrounds talked about what it is like to be an allophone in today’s Quebec. A short while into the talk, it became clear the answer to Lisée’s proposal was no, it wouldn’t work. These students would not start leading their lives entirely in French if they were barred from English colleges.
Community college enrolment increases slightly in Truro
Truro Daily News
Updated enrolment figures for the Nova Scotia Community College – Truro campus show a modest increase of five students this year. According to the college’s communications department, the NSCC Truro campus has 855 students for 2012-13. That compares to 850 students last year. Peak enrolment for the past five years occurred in 2008-09 when the college taught 913 students.
Institute of Food Processing Technology Celebrates Its Grand Opening
The food processing industry is hailed as Ontario’s largest manufacturing employer in the province. Given this status, it makes sense to invest in this sector. On Thursday, Conestoga College of Technology and Advanced Learning were pleased to have the grand opening of the Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT). The opening of the IFPT was created in partnership with the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors (AOFP) and Conestoga College. The facility is a one-of-a-kind that seeks to focus on cultivating a skilled workforce – which will be unique to the needs of the sector.
Solar car team needs some green
A Lambton College team crafting a competitive solar-powered car is looking to raise $100,000 to race in the 2014 American Solar Challenge. Alternative energy students have built the chassis and motor. But they’ll need a cash infusion for the big-ticket items, including the car’s body and solar cells. “There are still quite a few things that need to be done,” said Sundar Narayan, program coordinator and project faculty advisor. The Lambton College team is hoping to have their entry ready for the 1,700-kilometre race in June 2014. They’d be up against teams from some of the most elite engineering schools in Canada and the United States.
College launches fetal alcohol program
Sault College will offer the first post-graduate certificate for professionals who work with people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The one-year program will be available online through the college’s continuing education department starting in September 2013. It targets health, education, social services, child care and criminal justice workers, vice-president academic Leo Tiberi told the college’s board of governors on Thursday. FASD is the most common disability in Canada with about 130,000 affected in Ontario alone, he said. It’s caused when women drink during pregnancy and can result in their children developing physical, mental, cognitive and behavioural disabilities.
Few born at $3.5-million centre
Winnipeg Free Press
Patty Eadie, executive director of the College of Midwives of Manitoba, said her organization has been meeting frequently with Oswald’s department and other stakeholders to “provide an appropriate route” for registering foreign-trained midwives. She said the college is grappling with many of the same issues the medical and nursing professions dealt with in developing licensing procedures for foreign-trained professionals. “We do recognize that there are internationally educated midwives in Manitoba, and we’re certainly not against registering them,” Eadie said. The provincial government has come under fire for its failure to train midwives. It launched a training program at the University College of the North in 2006, but that program has yet to see a single graduate. Among its problems is a shortage of midwives with whom students can do practicums.
Believe it! Science North to design Ripley’s show
The Sudbury Star
As well, College Boreal carpentry and stage design students will help to create the exhibit, which will be called The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! One-quarter of the Northern Ontario Heritage Foundation Corporation contribution will be used to help launch the new training and learning partnership between the science centre and the francophone college. “It’s a great opportunity to work with College Boreal and train a new generation of exhibit designers here in Sudbury,” Labine said. “We’re happy to involve our students in carpentry and our students in stage management design with a wonderful first,” said Denis Hubert- Dutrisac, College Boreal president. “This is tremendous for education and science in the North.”
Hudak talks skilled trade jobs in Windsor
Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak was at St. Clair College Thursday morning, discussing the importance of skilled trades in the province. His presence at the 136th Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting at the Caboto Club in Windsor gave him an opportunity to drop by the College’s Centre for Construction, Innovation and Production. “The team at St. Clair are doing a great job,” Hudak said. “It’s great to come and tour here today, and see what is a cutting edge state-of-the-art facility here at the Centre for Construction, Innovation and Production. They are helping to match young people up with good well-paying jobs with skilled trades.” Meeting with staff and senior management, they passed ideas on how Ontario could better serve the middle class. Hudak said Ontario needs new leadership to create jobs so people can move from colleges to well-paying jobs.
NSCAD, NSCC partner up
NSCAD University and the Nova Scotia Community College signed an agreement Thursday that will make it easier for the college’s design graduates to get a design degree from the university. Under the deal, students from the college who have completed a diploma in graphic design will gain admission to NSCAD, where they can complete a bachelor of design degree with just two more years of study. Right now, admission is made on a case-by-case basis.
Womens centre in Alberni gets cash
Alberni Valley News
The Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society has received $181,536 in funding to partner with the White Ribbon Campaign and North Island College on a student-led “Safer Campus” initiative focusing on gender-based violence on campus. The project is centred around three goals: to identify and address institutional barriers to advancing gender equality; to engage male students and faculty in campus strategy; and to create culturally appropriate collaborative mechanisms to address key concerns of Aboriginal members of the campus community.