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Monday, November 26, 2012


College digital photography students hosting Movember fundraiser
Niagara Falls Review
After spending a month growing your mo, here’s a chance to show it off. Niagara College’s second-year digital photography students are hosting a Movember fundraiser in support of men’s health and encouraging moustachioed men to model their new facial hair. Photo booths will be set up at three locations throughout the Welland campus — in The Core, Student Commons and Applied Health Institute — on Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation jars will be set up to collect funds for the worthy cause.

Sébastien Turmel reçoit la bourse Gilles Joncas
O 97,3
Le Comité Québec de l’association canadienne de l’enseignement coopératif (ACDEC) a remis la bourse Gilles Joncas à  Sébastien Turmel un diplômé du programme de technologie de l’électronique industrielle du Cégep de Victoriaville. Il s’agit d’une prestigieuse récompense puisqu’il n’y a qu’un lauréat du niveau collégial par année au Québec accompagnée d’une bourse de 1 000$. D’après un communiqué émis par le cégep, Sébastien Turmel a su se démarquer avec brio lors de ses stages effectués en régime coopératif. De plus, il a fait preuve d’un engagement exceptionnel tout au long de ses études collégiales et il a été un élève impliqué dans différents projets. L’étudiant a effectué son premier stage, chez Agropur à Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil en tant qu’assistant au conseiller en automatisation.

Fashionably going to the dogs
London Community News
Students in the Fashion Merchandising program at Fanshawe College brought together rock and roll and the runway in London presenting, Fashion Rocks — Hair of the Dog, on Thursday night (Nov. 22). Held as a fundraiser in support of PAWS Unlimited Dog Rescue, a non-profit group that rescues, rehabilitates and adopts dogs into new homes, the show was organized by second-year Fashion Marketing students.

Le Cégep célèbre 625 nouveaux diplômés
Samedi dernier, la cérémonie de remise des diplômes du Cégep Beauce-Appalaches a permis de rendre hommage à 625 nouveaux diplômés de l’institution. Depuis sa transformation en cégep public, Beauce-Appalaches a remis 9794 diplômes et attestations d’études collégiales. « Le moment que nous vivons est la reconnaissance de votre réussite, votre persévérance, votre ténacité et vos efforts, a dit aux diplômés le directeur général du Cégep, Michel Louis Beauchamp. Vous êtes maintenant des acteurs de notre développement collectif. Conservez intact votre attachement à notre région. Nous avons besoin de vos compétences ».

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology welcomes new leadership
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology announced the appointment of two new members to its board of governors on Thursday. Charlene Taylor and Harry Nyce, Jr. were both appointed as B.C. Aboriginal members-at-large by the province. NVIT invites students from around the country to further themselves with over 300 courses and programs ranging from trades training to bachelor of social work.

Collège Lionel-Groulx: soirée hommage à Monique Laurin
Nord Info et Voix des Mille-Iles
Une soirée visant à souligner le départ à la retraite de Monique Laurin s’est déroulée, le 13 novembre dernier, en présence de plusieurs dizaines d’invités, des cadres du Collège, des élus municipaux et des directeurs et représentants d’organismes pour la plupart. À la tête de la direction générale du collège Lionel-Groulx depuis 2002, Mme Laurin quittera ses fonctions, rappelons-le, en janvier prochain.

3 Boréal grads nominated for Premier’s Awards
Three Collège Boréal graduates have been nominated for Premier’s Awards, an honour handed out by Colleges Ontario, the association representing the province’s 24 community colleges. The awards, to be distributed Nov. 26, recognize the contribution of the province’s college graduates. Georges Bolduc, a graduate of Collège Boréal’s Child and Youth Worker program, is a nominee in the recent graduate category.

Grey Cup party recipes from George Brown College’s Chef School
CTV News
One of the city’s top chefs has shared recipes to help take your Grey Cup party up a notch. Chef John Higgins, director of George Brown College’s Chef School, shared some recipes with CTV Toronto. If you’re tired of typical football fare like pizza and chicken wings, or just want to try something new, give Higgins’ recipes for Scotch eggs and butternut squash soup a try.

Development of Long-Wall Mining Training at Northern Lights College
HD Mining International Ltd. signed an agreement with the Northern Lights College to develop a curriculum for a long-wall underground mining program, reports 660news. The company hired temporary foreign workers to work at a mine using long-wall mining due to the lack of skilled Canadians capable of this technique.

No interest in China mission
The Barrie Advance
His comments came in response to a request by Georgian College to have city representatives travel with school officials to the city of seven million, located on China’s east coast. Fogarty said a trip to the municipality – proposed as Orillia’s sister city – would be a costly affair. “It is estimated that a city-led, week-long trip of this nature would cost approximately $5,000 per person, or more,” he added. A delegation from Georgian visited the Nantong Shipping College and met with Nantong municipal officials in late 2011. …Georgian is pursuing a collaboration with the Shipping College, including plans for credit transfer agreements between the two schools and training of two Nantong faculty members at Georgian.–no-interest-in-china-mission

Police board recognizes College Boreal
The Sudbury Star
During the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board’s annual awards presentation, College Boreal received a commendation for its collective work that lead to the signing of the Community Threat Assessment Protocol. As co-signatory of the memorandum, Elizabeth Kidd, president of Corporate Services at College Boreal, spoke about some of the aspects that explain this commendation.

Social work student hones skills during trip to Africa
Brooks Bulletin
Jessica Kirchner made the trip as part of a two-year social work program at the Medicine Hat College. Social work students have the opportunity every three years to experience an international program, she said. Kirchner said she lucked out to take part. She was told a trip would be taken to Africa during her second year and met the criteria to be accepted for the May 5 to July 17 trip. “It was just an incredible experience.” Before leaving for Africa, she and seven other students who made the trip took a on-line pre-requisite course to help familiarize them the continent.

A bridge so close: international students crossing the employment divide
The Province
International student enrolment has grown considerably in recent years, says Karen Bennett, associate vice-president of student services at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton. Applications from international students have increased 10-fold over the last decade. The attraction is easily explained, Bennett says. There are jobs to be had and opportunities to build a long-term career in Canada. “All the industries here are experiencing labour shortages. At the same time, CIC [Citizenship and Immigration Canada] is making it much easier for employers to hire graduates.”

This is just a test
The Tri-City News
A simulation exercise at Douglas College’s David Lam campus Thursday morning brought together health sciences and paramedic students to enhance collaboration and communication between the professions. In the first simulation at the Coquitlam campus, an “elderly woman” fell and was assisted by nursing students (far left and right) while they waited for a primary care paramedic student from the Justice Institute of BC….

Liberals have failed to address skills training
Vancouver Sun
During the latest round of budget committee hearings, the president of Northwest Community College – one of the main providers of advanced education in the region – spoke out about the problems the college faces. The trades building at their Terrace campus is mouse-infested and below-code, and there is strong demand for heavy-duty mechanics in the north, but the college simply doesn’t have the equipment to properly train students. Shortly after the college announced they were closing the program, saying their out-of-date equipment drove students away, the Liberal government finally took notice. The $3 million it cost to provide the college with equipment upgrades to run their skills training programs is a mere fraction of the cash that the Liberals are spending to advertise themselves.

NSCC students compete in donor challenge
Cape Breton Post
A popular blood donor clinic inspired by reality television returns to the Marconi Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College on Tuesday. The ‘Survivor Challenge’ pits students from each academic program at the campus against each other in a race for the most blood donations and the honour of holding the ‘Survivor Challenge’ trophy. “The real magic in the whole thing is the challenge element that has all the different trades at the school competing against each other,” said Paul Doucet, spokesperson for Canadian Blood Services.

NAIT launches Trades to Degrees
Daily Commercial News
In an effort to respond to workforce demand for tradespeople with managerial skills, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has launched an initiative to allow certified tradespeople to move directly from a trades certificate to the third year of a degree program. “ Trades to Degrees will be transformative,” said Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and chief executive officer. “By providing a direct pathway from trades certification to a degree, we’re acknowledging the work experience and post-secondary education that led to certification.”–nait-launches-trades-to-degrees

Boost For Knobby’s Kids
Knobby’s Kids hockey program will be running for its seventh straight season, thanks to a $5,000 donation from St. Clair College. Jerry Slavik helps coordinate the program, which starts in December, and provides equipment and ice-time at Lanspeary Park for kids ages three-to-13, at no cost.  He says they’re expecting about 200 participants this year.  “Out of the 150 kids we have registered right now, we’ve got about 80 of those kids coming from single-parent families.” Slavik says, “That’s really what this is all about.”

Bursary will aid students
Coquitlam Now
The Co-operators have established a bursary for single parents in financial need at Douglas College. The bursary will be awarded annually and will assist two students struggling to pay for tuition, rent and daycare expenses, according to a press release. Students studying in the bachelor of business administration – financial services management program will be eligible to receive a $1,000 or $500 bursary, depending on their need.

Premier visits Fort St. John NLC to announce funding for new equipment
Northern Lights College’s Skills Training Department got a significant donation today, personally presented by the Premier. Tuesday afternoon, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark paid a visit to Fort St. John’s Northern Lights College, announcing the allocation of $794,000 towards upgrades for the skills training equipment on campus. Prior to announcing the donation, Premier Clark spent some time touring NLC, chatting with a variety of students from the Automotive Service Technician Area, an area of the school set to benefit from the new funds. Upon announcing the donation, Premier Clark said the money will do more than just ensure better equipment for students to train with.

Algonquin College Perth expansion campaign gets hefty donation
580 CFRA Radio
The Algonquin College Heritage Institute has received a $100,000 injection to support the college’s Perth Campus. The Dave and Ann Trick Family Foundation donated the money to the campus. Perth campus dean Shelley Carter-Rose told CFRA they have strong ties to the college. “David is an alumni of Algonquin College and Ann is a former faculty member of Algonquin College,” said Carter-Rose. “They have children who have attended and worked at the college, so there’s a very strong connection to the college and a very strong commitment and connection to Perth.”;nid=89053

Health sciences and skilled trades top choices for future students
Windsor Star
For prospective St. Clair College students, this year’s most sought after programs can be found in the school’s new state-of-the-art Centre for Applied Health Sciences. Health sciences, ” by far, is the one we get the most requests for,” the college’s marketing director, Ann Hetherington, said Saturday during a school open house. The $32-million, 100,000-square-foot building opened on the college’s main campus in September with the addition of three new and very popular college programs – diagnostic medical sonography, respiratory therapy and cardiovascular technology. The building is one of the reasons 17-year-old Priscilla Byrne (along with her St. Clair College alumni parents, Debbie and Steve Byrne) is considering the college.

Technology driving down employment numbers in print sector
The number of employees in the printing sector are steadily decreasing, but that’s not all negative, according to Josh Ramsbottom, director of the Centre for Excellence in Print Media at NorQuest College in Edmonton. Ramsbottom made a special appearance at Print World in Toronto last week. He said during his session that in 2001 there were 81,000 workers in the Canadian printing sector, as opposed to 56,000 in 2010 (those numbers don’t include many businesses that have printing as a secondary function, he pointed out). “Is the decline a bad thing? Technology has allowed us to do more with less,” he said, noting productivity is up.