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Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Nunavut’s environmental tech program celebrates 25 years
Nunatsiaq News
A typical college course doesn’t usually put your life at risk. But that’s something Christine Wilson of Ontario came to understand fairly quickly as a student at Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program, described as an “adventure in learning.” Last year, as part of a field camp, Wilson was forced to deal with -40 weather by program coordinator Jason Carpenter. “We do one night of survival where we just drive out with Jason and he says, ‘Okay, your skidoos broken now. You can only use the supplies you have with you,’” Wilson explains.
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavuts_environmental_tech_program_celebrates_25_years/

Des élèves s’illustrent
Nouvelle Union
Les élèves du programme de techniques de comptabilité et de gestion du cégep de Victoriaville qui ont participé à l’importante compétition «Place à la relève», organisée par l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, ont offert une solide performance, et ce, pour une deuxième année consécutive. Lors du dévoilement des gagnants, les projecteurs se sont braqués sur eux à cinq reprises alors qu’on entendait scander «Victo, Victo» dans la salle… La participation à la compétition « Place à la relève en Gestion » se fait sur une base volontaire. Les élèves du cégep de Victoriaville ont consacré de nombreuses heures en dehors de leurs cours pour s’entraîner aux études de cas, accompagnés dans cette démarche préparatoire par leurs enseignantes et enseignants. Même si se préparer en fonction d’une telle compétition est exigeant, les élèves sont prêts à renouveler l’expérience. D’ailleurs, plusieurs d’entre eux ont confirmé leur présence aux Jeux d’Hermès de l’Université Laval et à ceux du Collège Dawson cet hiver. Les élèves de troisième année ont même, dans le cadre du cours Gestion de projets, organisé une compétition de cas pour les élèves de deuxième et de troisième année de leur programme. Des juges provenant du milieu des affaires des Bois-Francs seront présents, des bourses seront offertes, bref, TCG fourmille de projets.
http://www.lanouvelle.net/Societe/Education/2012-11-20/article-3124095/Des-eleves-sillustrent/1

Starting from scratch on Fanshawe remodel
Daily Commercial News
Building in one of the most developed areas of a city is always difficult. But the remodelling of a building that will be a key component of Fanshawe College’s new downtown London, Ont. campus presents a management challenge like few others. “I’ve done a lot of new (construction) and I’ve done a lot of renovations,” says Dennis Richardson, project manager for Tonda Construction Limited, the general contractor involved in the remodel. “It’s one of the more difficult projects that I’ve been on.” During renovations you can usually tap into existing resources such as heating and electricity, he explains. “We’re basically starting from scratch with a building six floors in the air already.”
http://dcnonl.com/article/id52859/–starting-from-scratch-on-fanshawe-remodel

Bilan des portes ouvertes au cégep Marie-Victorin
Informateur de Rivières-Des-Prairies
Près de 780 potentiels futurs étudiants sont venus visiter le cégep Marie-Victorin, lors de la journée portes ouvertes du samedi 17 novembre. Cet événement réunissait près de 150 employés et étudiants actuels qui ont informé les visiteurs des particularités de leurs programmes et de leurs services. En plus de permettre des rencontres constructives, cette journée portes ouvertes a permis la visite des départements et des nouvelles installations du cégep comme le nouveau centre de création multiplateforme et le studio de télévision avec équipement HD dont les étudiants de communication et de cinéma bénéficient désormais.
http://www.linformateurrdp.com/Societe/Education/2012-11-20/article-3124074/Bilan-des-portes-ouvertes-au-cegep-Marie-Victorin/1

Open house showcases Navigate program to public
Western Star
Adam Anderson admits he knew little about business when he first walked through the doors at the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre five years ago. Formerly Gateway West, the centre is part of the Navigate program which assists students and staff at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic in promoting and creating businesses on the west coast. With centres at both campuses, the program has helped create 37 businesses and 87 full and part-time jobs over the last eight years. One such entrepreneur is Anderson, the president and CEO of Resource Innovations Inc, a local forest management and planning company.
http://www.thewesternstar.com/Business/2012-11-17/article-3122454/Open-house-showcases-Navigate-program-to-public/1

La soirée « Les grands vins du Nouveau Monde» rapporte 10 000 $
Messager LaSalle
La 9e édition de la soirée Accord mets et vins de la Fondation du Cégep André-Laurendeau s’est tenue le 15 novembre et a réuni quelque 120 participants. Sous la présidence d’honneur d’Annie Martin, athlète olympique en volleyball de plage, l’événement a permis d’amasser la somme de 10 000 $.
 
Les profits de cette soirée seront consacrés au soutien de projets humanitaires et de coopération internationale des étudiantes et des étudiants du Cégep. Cette soirée de dégustation s’est déroulée en quatre services et a mis à l’honneur des vins remarquables. Luc Gilbert, sommelier professionnel, consultant viticole et pédagogue du vin, a présenté les vins sélectionnés et guidé la dégustation. Kim Gilbert de la Maison Courtemanche, traiteur de la soirée, a aussi fait découvrir aux participants les subtilités de l’accord des fromages, mets et vins.
 

http://www.messagerlasalle.com/Actualites/Vos-nouvelles/2012-11-20/article-3124064/La-soiree-%26laquo-Les-grands-vins-du-Nouveau-Monde%26raquo-rapporte-10-000-$/1

Saskatchewan trades trainers change unions
Journal of Commerce
Academic staff at one of the largest institutes providing apprenticeship and technical training in Saskatchewan have decided to switch union representation to their faculty association from the government employees union. “The trades were not happy with the wages we negotiated for them because these wages have gone up a lot faster outside in the industry,” said Bob Bymoen, president of the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU). “Some of the second and third year apprentices were making as much or even more than the instructors. Ironically, in the latest round of collective bargaining, the trades got a lot more than the mandate.” The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (LRB) issued a Certification order on Oct. 30, which identified the SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology) Faculty Association as the sole bargaining agent for SIAST academic employees.
http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id52822/–saskatchewan-trades-trainers-change-unions

Un partenariat entre la Cité collégiale et l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury
Express Ottawa
La Cité collégiale et l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury & District font d’une pierre deux coups en concluant un nouveau partenariat de cinq ans pour la formation de préposés bilingues aux services de soutien personnels et aux soins infirmiers auxiliaires. Selon les termes de cette entente, l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury & District permettra annuellement à des étudiants de La Cité collégiale de vivre une expérience de stage en milieu clinique. Le centre hospitalier devient de fait un site d’enseignement affilié de La Cité collégiale. Ces stages seront offerts aux étudiants inscrits aux programmes de Préposé aux services de soutien personnels et de Soins infirmiers auxiliaires.
http://www.expressottawa.ca/Actualites/2012-11-20/article-3124038/Un-partenariat-entre-la-Cite-collegiale-et-lHopital-General-de-Hawkesbury/1

Welcome to ‘Sollywood’
SooToday.com
A proclamation read by Sault Mayor Debbie Amaroso during last night’s city council meeting officially declared the city “Sollywood.” The reference celebrates the many feature-length films that have been shot locally. Sault Ste. Marie’s growing reputation as a filming hotspot for the entertainment industry has extended to include Sault College. Two full-length Canadian productions were shot there this past summer. Swearnet was shot in the Student Learning Commons in August and featured the Trailer Park Boys, a college news release notes.
http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=50016

Le cégep de Jonquière ne serait plus seul
LaPresse.ca
L’exclusivité du programme d’Art et technologie des médias (ATM) du Cégep de Jonquière est de nouveau menacée. Le ministre de la Culture et des Communications, Maka Kotto songe à élargir l’enseignement du journalisme dans certaines régions du Québec, afin d’atteindre une plus grande cible étudiante. Le Quotidien a appris lundi soir que les dirigeants du collège pourraient devoir monter une autre fois aux barricades. ATM est offert à Jonquière depuis 40 ans et ses dirigeants ont mené plusieurs batailles politiques afin de conserver l’unicité du programme. Même s’ils ont obtenu l’assurance du gouvernement libéral, avec l’approbation du député de Jonquière, Sylvain Gaudreault, ils pourraient devoir engager la lutte à nouveau.
http://www.lapresse.ca/le-quotidien/actualites/201211/20/01-4595658-le-cegep-de-jonquiere-ne-serait-plus-seul.php

Confederation College social works students launch project to help Kenora families in transition
Kenora Daily Miner & News
The spirit of the Christmas is alive and well among a group students enrolled in the social work program at the Kenora campus of Confederation College. The five students are taking a practical approach to their Community Development class assignment by organizing a fundraising and donation project to help seven local single mom families make the move to transitional housing in the new year. The group goes by the name of Four Walls and hopes people and businesses will support the campaign with donations of cash and household items.
http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2012/11/20/confederation-college-social-works-students-launch-project-to-help-kenora-families-in-transition

Le cégep Marie-Victorin veut encourager la biodiversité
Informateur de Rivières-Des-Prairies
Dans le cadre du projet « Sentier de la biodiversité », initié par le comité d’action et de concertation en environnement du cégep Marie-Victorin, l’institution a planté des arbres sur son terrain, le 20 novembre. Le « Sentier de la biodiversité » est un projet d’aménagement paysager qui sera réalisé sur une période de cinq ans et qui comporte huit zones de plantation distinctes, dont un pré fleuri, une forêt miniature, une zone d’agriculture urbaine, une section de sentier permettant un accès mieux balisé au parc-nature du Ruisseau-De Montigny, un jardin de papillons et un verger. L’approche retenue par les membres du comité vise la participation de plusieurs départements du cégep afin de maximiser les retombées d’éducation relative en environnement du projet.
http://www.linformateurrdp.com/Societe/Education/2012-11-22/article-3125639/Le-cegep-Marie-Victorin-veut-encourager-la-biodiversite/1

CEGEP du Vieux Montreal students vote for three-day strike
CTV News
More than 7,000 students at CEGEP du Vieux Montreal are on strike for the next three days.In a general assembly attended by fewer than 1,000 people on Monday evening, the group voted 2-1 in favour of walking out of classes for the rest of the week. 708 students voted to strike, 333 voted against and 19 people abstained. The vote also included a demand that all criminal charges related to last spring’s student movement be withdrawn.
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/cegep-du-vieux-montreal-students-vote-for-three-day-strike-1.1045459

College to receive job training money
Terrace Standard
NORTHWEST COMMUNITY College will receive more than $1 million for job training in industry in the northwest. The college is getting more than $1.62 million for job training as carpenters, welders, electricians, cooks and automotive service technicians for about 535 people for 2012-13 from the Industry Training Authority as part of the BC Jobs Plan, said a release by Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister Pat Bell today. Almost 800 apprentices are already registered in the northwest. An estimated 19,890 jobs are expected in northwestern B.C. by 2020 and 30 per cent of those are expected to be newly created jobs, said the release.
http://www.terracestandard.com/news/179711341.html

Silicon success
Ottawa Citizen
Almost half the Abbott staff have university or business college degrees and 75 are engaged in research on new products. The assembly line staff are rapidly upgrading their skills to operate sophisticated gear. Some had to upgrade to high-school graduation levels but now 400 have completed a special microelectronics apprenticeship program designed with the help of Algonquin College. A more advanced course is in the works. But the story of the Ottawa operation is far from an overnight success. The original i-STAT operation started 25 years ago and went through challenges generating sales growth that would create profits on a consistent basis. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Silicon+success/7561828/story.html

New library planned for Wilberforce
Haliburton County Echo
Wilberforce will be the home of a new, 2,000-square-foot sustainably built library.

At a special meeting of council on Nov. 19, a resolution was passed to move forward with a new facility constructed by the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program of Haliburton’s Fleming College. The municipality submitted an expression of interest for a sustainable project in September and recently received a letter of intent from Fleming College. The college is now seeking a financial commitment from council in order to proceed with construction, which is scheduled to take place in 2013.
http://www.haliburtonecho.ca/2012/11/19/new-library-planned-for-wilberforce

Labour a key consideration in Muskrat Falls cost
Aurora
To help in that goal, a new journey-person mentorship program will be launched next week. Meanwhile, president of the College of the North Atlantic, Ann Marie Vaughan, said the educational institution is already bringing in new programs and making changes to help address the needs of Muskrat Falls – in consultation with Nalcor and the provincial government. “We’re using, for example, (the) power line technician program, which we know is going to be in big demand. And it was a program that we offered just at a single campus, which was Seal Cove. But we’ve added offerings at Happy Valley-Goose Bay campus,” she said. “And we’re working very heavily in the region to understand what the urgent human resource needs are going to be, so that people from the region and particularly … the aboriginal communities in the region, can fully realize the potential, the employment potential of the project.”
http://www.theaurora.ca/News/2012-11-19/article-3123158/Labour-a-key-consideration-in-Muskrat-Falls-cost/1

Eager to learn about underground mining — the KIA wants you
Nunatsiaq News
If you’re over 18, live in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region, and are interested in a mining job, here’s a new opportunity: a six-week course on underground mining to be offered this coming January in Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay. The course, an approved Aurora College program, will be taught by instructors hired by the Northwest Territories Mine Training Society. During the course, participants will spend the first two weeks on general job preparation skills…. The course, offered jointly by the KIA, the NWT Mine Training Society, Nunavut Arctic College and the federal Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy, provides no housing or stipend for participants.
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674eager_to_learn_about_underground_mining_the_kia_wants_you/
 

VIU appoints new arts and humanities dean
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Ross MacKay has gone from interim leader of Vancouver Island University’s faculty of arts and humanities to dean of the department. MacKay, who holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Canadian studies from Mount Allison University, a master’s in English literature from York University and a doctorate in English literature from York University, has served as interim dean of the department since last January. A news release last week announced that he was appointed as dean of the department.
http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/179318571.html

Loyalist College wins award for virtual learning Cookie Factory
countylive.ca
A cookie factory program that helps students in a virtual world explore, learn and react to scenarios in the real world has won Loyalist College a prestigious programming award. Loyalist’s winning learning initiative is a virtual food process operator simulation which helps students in Loyalist’s Process Operator – Food Manufacturing Apprenticeship program. Using an avatar (a graphic or photograph that represents the computer user) in the virtual cookie factory, students can choose appropriate safety gear and practise safety protocols such as powering down equipment, and troubleshooting problems along the assembly line. The virtual world duplicates real-world situations, enabling participants to role-play in simulated circumstances difficult to replicate in real-life, due to lack of opportunity or security concerns.
http://countylive.ca/blog/?p=32100

Food institute called ‘kitchen of the world’
Cambridge Times
If you build it, they will come. That is the hope of industry officials and government dignitaries as they cut the ribbon last Thursday to open the Institute of Food Processing and Technology at the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College. The institute has been five years in the making and is a partnership between the college, provincial and federal governments, and the food industry. The institute is the first of its kind in Ontario and is designed to be a training hub for the food processing industry. The backbone of the institute is an 8,000-square-foot training centre that has been equipped through a $2.3 million FedDev Ontario grant with state of the art technology.
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news/local/article/1540920–food-institute-called-kitchen-of-the-world

Humber named a GTA top employer
insideTORONTO.com
Humber College has been named a top Greater Toronto Area employee for the second consecutive year. Mediacorp Canada Inc. recognized Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning and other employers for attracting and retaining employees through: a strong commitment to their personal and professional development, competitive compensation and health benefits, and its commitment to building an inclusive environment and positive workplace culture. The annual competition also recognized Humber College as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2012 and 2011.
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/1324285-humber-named-a-gta-top-employer/

Tradespeople turned entrepreneurs enjoy hands-on work
Edmonton Journal
He attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and became a journeyman in heavy-duty mechanics. The trade is now called heavy-equipment technician and includes various subcategories: heavy-duty equipment mechanic (off road), transport trailer mechanic and truck and transport mechanic. Heavy-equipment technicians maintain, repair and overhaul heavy vehicles and industrial equipment. Before opening his own shop, Rivet took night courses in business at Grant MacEwan College, which is now known as MacEwan University. “They were absolutely helpful as they gave me a better idea of what I was doing and what I was trying to accomplish,” he said. Various courses exist for tradespeople who want to develop their business skills, ranging from continuing education classes to business programs tailored to journeypeople. (Article also mentions Red Deer College)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Tradespeople+turned+entrepreneurs+enjoy+hands+work/7591845/story.html