Sub Menu

Main Content

Friday, January 11, 2013


Repopulating Lake with Muskies
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
In the not too distant future, a large fish could soon return to a large lake. Earlier this week, Ontario’s Great Lakes guardian fund awarded more than 22 thousand dollars to the Muskellunge Hatchery program at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough. That program is raising Muskies to be introduced into Lake Simcoe to improve the biodiversity of the lake.

Nouveau lieu de formation pour les adultes au cégep Gérald-Godin
Cités Nouvelles
Le cégep Gérald-Godin a conclu récemment une nouvelle entente de partenariat avec L’Excellence conseils & formation, une entreprise qui a pour mission d’offrir des services d’accompagnement à ses clients immigrants. Cette entente s’inscrit dans la perspective de mieux répondre aux besoins de formation de la clientèle. Les partenaires souhaitent bonifier et élargir les services avec des programmes d’attestations d’études collégiales. C’est à compter de cet hiver que la Formation continue de l’établissement offrira des formations techniques dans les locaux de l’entreprise L’Excellence situés au 1030, rue Cherrier, à deux pas du métro Sherbrooke.

Okanagan College Finesses Finance Once Again at ICBC Competition
HQ Kelowna
For the second year in a row, Okanagan College has been named one of the top three Finance teams in the country following its performance at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario last weekend. Daniella Hallam and Josh Widmann, who are both enrolled in Business Administration at the Okanagan School of Business, took second in the Finance category, up against Concordia, which took first place, and the University of Calgary, which came in third. The runners-up in the finance group included Simon Fraser University and business schools from Norway and Thailand.

Une deuxième résidence étudiante est sur la planche à dessin
Express Drummondville
L’Express a appris qu’une nouvelle résidence pour étudiants lèvera de terre bientôt sur le terrain du Cégep de Drummondville. Située à proximité de la première, qui a été érigée en 2008, la nouvelle résidence sera légèrement plus petite, mais n’en sera pas moins appréciée par la clientèle extérieure du collège qui va sans cesse grandissante.

Wines in Niagara picks of the week: Niagara College teaching winery a ‘source of endless expertise’
Bullet News Niagara
One of our region’s greatest vinous treasures and a source of endless expertise, churned out every year in the form of students and great local wine, is the Niagara College Teaching Winery. Not only do the graduates of this incredible teaching-working winery populate the wineries of Niagara and the world, but it also makes some top-quality wine for consumers to enjoy — all made by the students and staff at the college. In 2000, the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus of Niagara College established the winery and viticulture technician program. It was the first of its kind in Canada in that the teaching winery facilitates the learning enterprise of the program.

College updates mobile app
Vernon Morning Star
The third version of Okanagan College’s mobile app is now available in both the Apple Store and Android market. Built primarily for student use, the app is free to download and includes a variety of new resources and information for students. “So far we have received a really good response from our students,” said Deborah Matheson, manager of software and support services. “It is great to be able to provide them with the tools they prefer to use in order to connect with some of our most popular services.”

Red River College’s culinary institute open for classes
Winnipeg Free Press
Officially, it’s the Paterson Global Foods Institute, housing the hospitality and culinary arts programs of Red River College and six floors of student residences. The official opening is Feb. 21. But as tradespeople finish the conversion of the enormous banking section into Jane’s restaurant, 30 students have already moved into residence and 300 students are in a state-of-the-art school with opulent kitchens spread over several floors, learning everything from how to bake delicate European pastries, to cooking veal and fresh fish, to tasting wine and beer and spirits to see what goes best with a particular dish.

Annual career fair at maximum capacity
Fort McMurray Today
Promoting career and education planning while connecting employers with potential employees, Keyano College is setting up to host its annual career fair, Feb. 8 and 9. “Last year, Keyano hosted an estimated 50 plus exhibitors who came from all over the municipality, province and country,” said Candice Crossley, Keyano career & co-operative education co-ordinator, in a release. The ever-growing career fair has reached its maximum capacity this year for exhibitors, giving prospective employees more choices than ever. This year, the fair will feature more than 70 different employers with representatives from major industry players, including Shell, North American, Enbridge and the Canadian Forces. The fair is expected to draw upwards of 3,000 visitors from the Keyano student body and the general public.

All down hill for College – in a good way
Meridian Booster
Lakeland College will be hitting the books later on this month, but this time, instead of the textbooks, it will be the record books. As part of their centennial celebrations, the college will be making an attempt at setting a Guinness World Record by doing a re-creation of their 1987 record-setting toboggan ride for fitting 132 on a giant toboggan. On Thursday Jan. 31, they will attempt to set the record for riding the world’s largest toboggan. “We think this should be a great part of the centennial and a great way to include our students,” said Colleen Symes, communications coordinator and centennial events coordinator with the college. “We know there is already enthusiasm for this on campus … lots of students have been calling dibs on sitting in the front and lots have expressed interest.”–in-a-good-way

Sault College gets linked in
Sault Star
Government and corporate dollars will help build a new $2.5-million link at Sault College. Work on the 7,000-square-foot structure is expected to start in February and run until summer. It’ll run between near B wing and a restaurant in the new student health and wellness centre. Since 2011, college president Ron Common had hoped to get $1 million in funding support for the latest construction project on the Northern Avenue campus since 2011.

Who just got $1 million from the Province of Ontario?
Sault College President Dr. Ron Common says he loves it whenever Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti comes to visit the campus, because he usually arrives with a funding announcement that benefits the postsecondary institution. Today was another example why. Orazietti was on hand at the College’s Essar Hall to announce that the province is providing an additional $1 million for the construction of an enclosed link that will connect a new Student Health and Wellness Centre, currently under construction, to other campus buildings such as the new Academic Building.

Red River College’s Union Bank Building opens to students
MetroNews Canada
Students from Red River College’s Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism programs got their first look inside the transformed former Union Bank Building on Main Street Wednesday—but no one’s cooking just yet. While RRC’s new Patterson Global Foods Institute is open and classes have started, the building’s state of the art kitchens have yet to be licenced. “The health inspector was actually by today… verifying that water is available and that the dishwashers work and that sort of stuff,” said RRC spokesperson Colin Fast. “So students were doing a little bit of more theory work today, and they’ll be starting up the actual cooking at sometime tomorrow or hopefully by Friday at the latest.”

Mohawk radio program launches online station
Hamilton Spectator
Students in Mohawk College’s radio broadcasting program weren’t expecting a state-of-the-art studio complete with a student-run Internet station when they arrived in September. Program co-ordinator Sam Cook and second-year radio broadcasting student Ruby Szpeflicki spent the summer labouring over their “baby,” Ignite Radio. With the help of technical engineers Bernie Heid and Steve Mikalauskas, the two bought and built equipment, launched the station’s website and inserted thousands of hit songs into their system. “I was realizing students needed another outlet to tell their stories and play their favourite songs,” Cook said.–mohawk-radio-program-launches-online-station

College gains expert to capitalize on opportunities
Vernon Morning Star
A champion of high-tech, research and innovation, will work with Okanagan College to capitalize on opportunities afforded by the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. Peter Haubrich, who led the Okanagan Research and Innovation Centre and helped set up several successful research labs for major electronics companies, will be on contract with the college. “The college and the region have a tremendous asset in the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence,” said Haubrich.

John Abbott names new building after Polytechnique victim Anne-Marie Edward
West Island Gazette
John Abbott College will name its new science and technologies building after Anne-Marie Edward, a Pierrefonds resident who was one of the 14 young women killed in the 1989 Montreal massacre. The contemporary glass and steel structure on the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue CEGEP campus of red-brick heritage buildings will now be called the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building. Anne-Marie Edward was a John Abbott College student before going onto Montreal’s École Polytechnique to study chemical engineering. She was 21 years old when she and 13 other female students were murdered, Dec. 6, 1989.

Outlook 2013: Education
Daily Business Buzz – Nova Scotia
Heading into 2013, post-secondary institutions are continuing to adapt to the province’s labour shortage and the prospect of the Irving shipbuilding contract. Bruce Tawse, vice president, academic, at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), says some students are jumping into certain programs associated with the contract, without being sure it’s for them. “We’re spending a lot of time now making sure the applicants are making the right program choice — something that actually aligns with their skills and their passion,” he says. “We want them to succeed.”—Nova-Scotia-Business-Forecast/2013-01-08/article-3152588/Outlook-2013%3A-Education/1

Windsor’s St. Clair College and College Boreal sign student exchange pact
Windsor Star
St. Clair College and its French-language counterpart College Boreal hailed a new arrangement Friday that helps share resources and provide educational opportunities for students. The memorandum of understanding, essentially an official partnership, allows student exchanges between the two community colleges in specified programs. The agreement signed Friday involves health sciences programs along with culinary arts, languages, performing arts and immigration services. Such partnerships can maximize programs and resources available for both students and colleges, said Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, president of College Boreal. The agreement will include efforts underway at both colleges focused on retraining for unemployed workers along with adult education programs.

Hino Helps Young Techs with Second Truck Donation
Today’s Trucking News
Clearly recognizing the need for well-trained technicians, Hino Motors Canada has donated a second truck to another local college. Back in November, the company donated a 2012 Hino 195 to Mohawk College so that students would have a brand new engine to disect and learn from. This week, student’s enrolled in Fanshawe College’s Truck and Coach Apprenticeship and Motive Power Technician-Diesel also received a Hino truck — a 2012 Hino 155.

Innovative technology assisting apprentices
A college in Newfoundland and Labrador is incorporating innovative technology to help apprentices receive their training. The Iron Ore Company of Canada in western Labrador has encouraged its apprentices to pursue further education, but that would mean lower staffing levels for the company, as workers would have to leave for training. So, the IOC approached College of the North Atlantic instructor Greg Ryan in Stephenville to develop training using distance technology. As part of his curriculum, Ryan uses a smart board, a monitor and a moveable camera. Students at both the Stephenville campus in Newfoundland and in Labrador West can view the same material at the same time.