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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Fanshawe College tops up United Way fundraising campaign
London Community News
With the end in sight for the United Way of London and Middlesex 2012 fundraising campaign, staff and students from Fanshawe College welcomed United Way representatives to the school on Wednesday (Jan. 30) to officially unveil their contribution to the fundraiser. Using the occasion of International Student Week as a backdrop, a cross section of Fanshawe’s diverse multicultural student population joined with the college’s president, Dr. Howard Rundle, announcing a donation of $112,805 — surpassing a goal of $106,000 set at the start of this year’s campaign.

Portes ouvertes au Cégep André-Laurendeau
Montréal Express
Le Cégep André-Laurendeau tiendra sa soirée Portes ouvertes le mardi 12 février prochain de 18h à 21h. C’est une occasion idéale pour ceux et celles qui désirent en savoir plus sur les études collégiales. Nous lançons une invitation toute spéciale aux élèves de quatrième et cinquième secondaire, à leurs amis et à leurs parents. Tout sera mis en œuvre pour que vous obteniez les réponses à vos questions, tant sur un programme d’études et ses préalables que sur l’encadrement ou la vie étudiante.

Punjab Newsline
The Continental Group of Institutes and Red River College (RRC) in Manitoba, Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) facilitating the Indian student to study for the first year in India and second year in Canada. Lt Col (Retd) BS Sandhu, President, Continental Group of Institutes and Stephanie Forsyth, President and CEO, RRC, Canada signed the MoU. With this MoU, the Continental Institute for International Studies (CIIS) has added yet another feather in its cap as it is already running such successful collaborations with Canadian institutes like Georgian College, Thompson Rivers College, Red River College, New Zealand institutes like Waiariki Institute and many others.

Porte-ouverte au cégep Gérald-Godin
Cités Nouvelles
Les élèves de 5e secondaire devront bientôt faire leur choix pour leur entrée au collégial. Pour l’occasion, le Cégep Gérald-Godin ouvre ses portes ce soir de 17h30 à 20h30. En plus de visiter l’établissement et d’en apprendre plus sur les sept programmes d’études, les futurs cégépiens pourront discuter avec des enseignants et des étudiants. Lors de l’activité, les aides pédagogiques individuelles et la conseillère d’orientation seront à la disposition des futurs étudiants afin de répondre à toute question concernant leur dossier scolaire en vue de leur admission au Cégep.

UFV students driving Abbotsford/Chilliwack bus route options
Abbotsford Times
University of the Fraser Valley students are putting the wheels in motion to develop their own bus route after years of pressuring Abbotsford and Chilliwack to establish a public transit link between the two cities. UFV’s Student Union Society hopes to hire a private shuttle bus to transport students between the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses as of September 2013. The SUS will hold an online referendum in early March on the initiative, which would cost students an additional $6.75 per semester. The university will also contribute 40 per cent of the cost of the project.

Le Cégep vise Haïti
Abitibi Express
Un stage interdisciplinaire qui permettrait de combiner les programmes préuniversitaires aux formations techniques du Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue pourrait voir le jour en Haïti. Un stage exploratoire piloté par Stéphane Gaussiran et Pierre Cartier, enseignants en Technologie forestière, de même que Martin Giasson, enseignant en biologie dans le programme des Sciences de la nature, se déroulera dans ce pays des Antilles au cours de la semaine de relâche. Sept étudiants du projet d’intégration en foresterie, un cours qui leur donne l’occasion d’appliquer de façon concrète les principes vus en classe et en laboratoire, y prendront part.

Get ready to Scrabble
The Chronicle Journal
Confederation College president Jim Madder and Colin Bruce, Publisher and General Manager of The Chronicle-Journal, were at the Confederation College Paterson Library on Monday to promote the Thunder Bay Literacy Group’s upcoming scrabble tournament. The 15th annual scrabble fundraising tournament takes place Saturday, Feb. 23 at Intercity Shopping Centre’s promotion court.

Portes ouvertes au Cégep
L’Hebdo Journal
Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières tiendra ce mardi 5 février, une soirée «Visite et explore». Entre 18 h et 20 h, les élèves de troisième, quatrième et cinquième secondaire. Ce sera l’occasion pour les futurs étudiants de découvrir les différents programmes et départements. À ce moment, le pavillon des Sciences et le pavillon des Humanités seront ouverts au public. Les visiteurs pourront rencontrer des enseignants et des étudiants dans les départements de l’établissement. Ils pourront également visiter les installations et voir les étudiants actuels en action dans des laboratoires en activité.

Loyalist College asks Northumberland for dollars
Quinte News
Loyalist College is once again making the rounds looking for financial support. According to the Northumberland News, the school approached Northumberland County, asking for last minute funding as part of this years budget. Between Belleville, Quinte West and Hastings County, the school has been given 1.35-million… and they’re asking Northumberland County for a quarter million.

Paramedic care not forgotten by benefactor
St. Catharines Standard
Olga Andrusiw wanted to thank the people who helped her and her husband Larry when they were ill, so she gave them everything she had — $530,000. And a large portion of it will help to provide ambulatory care for Niagara residents for several years to come. You see, Marg Cyr, Andrusiw’s friend and executor of her estate, contacted Niagara Paramedic Association and the Niagara Community Foundation after her death. With $200,000 from the estate they worked to establish an endowment fund for Niagara College paramedic students. The funds were also matched by other benefactors to create a yearly scholarship.

Campuses get tough with parking
The North Bay Nugget
Fire zones and pedestrian walkways are clogged, spots designated for people with disabilities are misused and legitimate permit holders are shut out by too much illegal parking. They’re the main reasons behind a decision by Canadore College and Nipissing University to hire a local operator to tow vehicles without notice starting next Monday if a valid permit or pass is not displayed. “Our interest isn’t making a profit off this, but we’re tired of seeing a lot of time and resources spent chasing folks and trying to enforce (parking). This is seen as a means of deterring the behaviour,” said Richard Peters, vice-president of finance and corporate services at Canadore College.

LLC rides toboggan into record books
Vermilion Standard
Lakeland College students rode their giant toboggan past the 100-meter mark and into the Guinness Book of World Records, but it wasn’t quite that simple. The first attempt was made with 100 students on board, if an average student weighs 150 lbs. that’s 15,000 lbs. The toboggan made it just past the 40-meter mark. “I have to tell you I was a little worried when they did the first one and it only went 40 meters,” said Glenn Charlesworth, Lakeland College president and CEO. “We had engineers there and they said the reason it didn’t go right off the bat was two reasons; there was frost on the bottom of that giant toboggan, so that would have created more friction, and the fresh snow added some more friction. So when the second one went sixty-some meters I was pretty confident we were going to make it.”

Okanagan College print shop opens doors
Vernon Morning Star
Okanagan College has gone back in time to give students a rare, hand’s on experience with words. And the Vernon campus would like to show the community its one-of-a-kind classroom during a special open house Thursday. Students in the college’s print shop, The Bunker, are opening the doors to the public from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Instead of the traditional computer-filled classroom, this class houses an impressive collection of letterpress equipment, including close to 400 cases of metal type from old newspapers around the Okanagan.