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Today’s Globe and Mail includes an Information Feature on applied research.  The articles mention the College and Community Innovation Program, and the following ACCC member institutions: Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), SAIT Polytechnic and University of the Fraser Valley. The Globe and Mail provided the space for the ACCC ad.

Innovatia hires almost entire college IT class
CBC News
A Saint John-based technology firm, hungry for new employees, snapped up seven of nine students in a technology class at the New Brunswick Community College in St. Andrews. Innovatia is one of the fastest growing companies in Atlantic Canada and offers technology support and training modules to clients around the globe. When Dave Grebenc and Roxanne Fairweather, the company’s chief executive officers, started the company about three years ago, Innovatia had more than 200 employees and it has been adding more staff.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/06/10/nb-innovatia-hiring-students-643.html

Thousands of students at Western University and Fanshawe College in London are getting ready for convocation
The London Free Press
A host of post-secondary students calls London home, with thousands parading across the stage each June at graduation. Melanie Anderson takes a whimsical look at spring grads that begin Monday at Western University and Fanshawe College…. Graduating students in three Fanshawe programs have hoods to go with their gowns. Diploma and certificate grads receive a scarf when they cross the stage.
http://www.lfpress.com/2013/06/09/thousands-of-students-at-western-university-and-fanshawe-college-in-london-are-getting-ready-for-convocation

Dragons’ Den judge surprises graduates
Sarnia Observer
Fail and fail often. That advice certainly may seem out of place at a college convocation, but for Arlene Dickinson, it’s how she become a self-made multimillionaire. At 30, Dickinson – now a well-known marketing mogul and judge on the CBC show Dragons’ Den – found herself a single mother of four children. She had no university education or formal career training. “I could have let all of that define me, but I believe while your past shapes and influences you, it doesn’t in any way limit who you can become,” she said Saturday. “You, graduates, can become anything you want.” Dickinson shared her inspiring rags to riches story with hundreds of Lambton College graduates and their families at convocation Saturday.
http://www.theobserver.ca/2013/06/08/dragons-den-judge-surprises-graduates

Local driving school training commercial drivers
Northern Life
Valley Driver Training, based out of Hanmer, has signed a partnership agreement with Northern College in Timmins to deliver commercial driving and heavy equipment operator training. A unique aspect of the program delivery is that all of the training is hands-on, and there is no observation time or simulator training. Time spent in this program is time spent working with the equipment. Both programs are open to the public as well as to companies looking to develop their workforce through employee training.  “We offer a variety of individual programs or combinations of programs,” said Karen Hamel, a training consultant with Northern College.
http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2013/06/08-valley-driver-training-sudbury.aspx

Algonquin bids farewell to class of ’13
Daily Observer
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley’s Class of 2013 made its mark in history Thursday evening, as they had the honour of being acknowledged as the very first graduates from the new waterfront campus. Between 1,500 and 2,000 friends, family, faculty, special guests and supporters of the college gathered at the Pembroke Memorial Centre to celebrate the accomplishments of around 400 graduates, many of whom sat in the centre of the rink to take part in convocation ceremonies in person.
http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2013/06/08/algonquin-bids-farewell-to-class-of-13

Academics vs. trades programs
VicNews.com
With a looming labour shortage, a decade-old program is becoming a critical component to high school education. Students in Greater Victoria benefit from the South Island Partnership program between Camosun College and the Sooke, Saanich, Gulf Islands, and Cowichan Valley school districts. The program allows students to take college level training while they’re still attending high school. “You need to have good academic skills no matter where you go. You need to have good foundation in reading, writing, arithmetic, no matter where you go,” said Kelly Betts, South Island Partnership co-ordinator at Camosun College.
http://www.vicnews.com/news/206822791.html

Climate change negatively impacting shellfish industry
Nanaimo Daily News
Climate change is adversely impacting local efforts to develop and grow B.C.’s shellfish aquaculture industry. Don Tillapaugh, director of Vancouver Island University’s Centre for Shellfish Research, said global warning is causing difficulties in the shellfish seed hatcheries in the U.S. that many local aquaculture farms rely on for their operations. He said that global warming is increasingly changing the chemistry in the planet’s oceans that are causing unexpected and lethal damage to shellfish larvae “at a critical stage” in their development.
http://www.canada.com/Climate+change+negatively+impacting+shellfish+industry/8499206/story.html

Boreal surpasses goal with $8M tally
The Sudbury Star
Boreal Foundation gave itself a goal of raising $5 million for the college. On Friday, the foundation announced it not only reached that goal, but surpassed it, raising $8 million in all. Nancy Raymond, development office director, said the money raised will go back to improving the student experience. ” The $8 million, it will depend on the donor. Some donors are a little more specific than others as far as what they want their money used for,” Raymond said. “Others leave it more open. It all depends. Some tell us the money should go to buy equipment, another will ask us to use for bursaries, some may have specific bursaries.
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/06/07/college-boreal-tops-target

Renner honoured at MHC convocation
Medicine Hat News
As the sound of bagpipes died away, the colour party moved off stage and the excited voices of this year’s Medicine Hat College grads faded into silence, a special moment took place when former long-time Medicine Hat MLA Rob Renner received an honorary degree for his years of dedicated service to the community and college. A video montage featuring old political allies and former colleagues spoke of Renner’s steady advocacy in helping to grow the college, and of his continuing role as a champion of the city he loves. Renner fought back tears as the montage came to a close and stood to the podium to speak about his two decades in politics, and his deep belief in the ongoing importance of Medicine Hat College.
http://medicinehatnews.com/2013/06/news/local-news/renner-honoured-at-mhc-convocation/

College, home boost learning opportunities
Sault Star
Sault College is nearly tripling the number of programs students will do placements for at Extendicare’s new nursing home. The community college and provider of post-acute and long-term senior care services have partnered in delivering health education programs for about 40 years. Students from five programs, including nursing, practical nursing and personal support worker, did school or volunteer placements at Extendicare’s Tendercare and Van Daele sites. Participation will jump to “at least” 14 programs, with new recruits including fitness and health promotion, pharmacy technician and police foundations, at Extendicare Maple View. The 256-bed facility, which opened in April, is just east of Sault College’s campus on Northern Avenue.
http://www.saultstar.com/2013/06/08/college-home-boost-learning-opportunities

Student-built home to be unveiled soon
Castanet.net
Dilworth Homes and Rutland Senior Secondary School are pleased to be unveiling the 2013 RSS residential construction program partnership home. The partnership with Dilworth Homes, the Central Okanagan School District, Rutland Senior Secondary and Okanagan College has provided students with the opportunity to be involved in the building of a quality home at 1641 Tower Ranch Boulevard in Tower Ranch. On June 21, at 11 am, local and regional dignitaries as well as representatives from RSS and Dilworth Homes will be present for the ceremonial unveiling of the partnership home.
http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/93247/Studnt-built-home-to-be-unveiled-soon

Niagara College to see largest ever graduating class
610 CKTB News
Niagara College is getting ready for one really big graduation. More than 33 hundred students will receive either a certificate or diploma when Spring Convocation arrives later this month. College president Dan Patterson says convocation is the absolute highlight of the academic year. Patterson says highly skilled graduates will drive the future success of key industries and sectors, and contribute to all corners of society. Graduates will hear from an impressive list of distinguished business and community leaders, who will deliver convocation addresses,and receives special honours from the College.
http://www.610cktb.com/news/local/story.aspx?ID=1980158

Cooking tops College trades
Global News
From automotive to plumbing to cooking, more than a thousand Okanagan College trades students are graduating this weekend, ready to put their new skills to work. One of the trades convocation ceremonies was held Friday night at the Kelowna campus of the college. The number of people enrolling in trades programs at the school has tripled in the last seven years as more students are looking to fill the skilled work force gap left by aging and retiring baby boomers. But, Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton says there is one particular program that has seen the most growth, “We have a huge number of students applying for the Culinary Arts program. We are ramping up that and our tourism programs and taking it to a new level so we expect to see significant growth in that area.”
http://globalnews.ca/news/625188/cooking-tops-college-trades/

CFBC partners with Canadian colleges on Agri Studies
WINN FM 98.9
The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) is solidifying its partnership with two Canadian colleges in the area of Agriculture Studies. On Thursday, representatives of (Dalhousie Agricultural Campus of ) Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Community College were present at a meeting at the CFB College along with local school officials and Ministry of Agriculture representatives to discuss the program and partnership. WINN spoke to Dr. Leighton Naraine after a brief opening ceremony Thursday about what this partnership program entails. He said it has been in the works for several years and it is now being taken to a “higher level” where the College is partnering with several universities. “In the first instance we want our students to have access to universities beyond an Associates Degree. So they can go to the University of Dalhousie and get a full Bachelors Degree…in Agricultural Studies,” Dr. Naraine said.
http://www.winnfm.com/news/local/4404-cfbc-partners-with-canadian-colleges-on-agri-studies

CNC names interim President
HQPrinceGeorge.com
The College of New Caledonia has named an interim President. Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki will serve as President starting July 1st, after current President John Bowman leaves to become President of North Island College. Kulmatycki says he has an extensive background in senior administration positions. “I’ve been at the College of New Caledonia for two years, and recently became Vice President Academic. Before that, I was President at Newman College in Edmonton, and before that I was a school superintendent in Grande Prairie, and previous to that in Whitecourt.”
http://hqprincegeorge.com/news/local/news/v/Local/202628/CNC-names-interim-President

Chemical health of South Sask. River will undergo testing this summer
Medicine Hat News
Local scientists will be doing ground-breaking research on the overall chemical health of the river systems around Medicine Hat over the summer. Dr. Peter Wallis, dean of science at Medicine Hat College, will be overseeing testing from his lab at Hyperion Research Ltd. His team will be testing chemical analytes not routinely covered by Alberta Environment such as pharmaceutical by-products, endocrine disrupters like hormones and other atypical industrial chemicals which could have serious repercussions for human health. Wallis says the key to being able to do this research is a new kind of easy-to-use test kit which does not require expensive mass spectrometers to carry out analyses.
http://medicinehatnews.com/2013/06/news/local-news/chemical-health-of-south-sask-river-will-undergo-testing-this-summer/

North Shore Rescue honoured with JIBC award
North Shore News
IT will come as no shock to the dozens of people whose lives they saved last year, but North Shore Rescue is being honoured for its contributions to public safety. The Justice Institute of B.C., which trains many of the province’s police officers, firefighters and paramedics, is giving NSR with the 2013 Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award, which recognizes “outstanding contributions in the field of public safety.” “As one of the oldest search and rescue teams in Canada, your community-based team has been involved in more than 2,500 mountain search and rescue operations averaging 90 calls a year and 20,000 volunteer hours,” reads a letter from JIBC foundation chairman John Chesman.
http://www.nsnews.com/news/North+Shore+Rescue+honoured+with+JIBC+award/8496168/story.html

Student lands dream job pre graduation
Castanet.net
Reid Schretlen`s future is secure. Now if he could just manage to graduate….. Schretlen is a few weeks into his new position as manager of client services for HuStream – a video strategy company based in Kelowna. He said when he talks with fellow students many say they have no idea what they’re going to do next. “What I did was look more for the kind of people that I would want to work with. Look for the team, rather than the job,” he said. “I already knew I wanted to work in a start-up environment so this is perfect.” Schretlen is just one of hundreds of Okanagan College students from the graduating class of 2013 who have secured work prior to receiving their diplomas. Okanagan College will be recognizing the achievements of more than 1,450 students who will be earning credentials from a variety of academic, vocational and trades programs throughout the course of three Convocation ceremonies in Kelowna this weekend.
http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/93114/Student-lands-dream-job-pre-graduation

Red River College offering ‘Winnipeg’s Greatest Summer Job’
CTV Winnipeg
Red River College is offering someone a chance to experience the Exchange District for the summer. The college is accepting applications for what it is calling “Winnipeg’s Greatest Summer Job.” For six weeks, someone can stay in the newly transformed residence tower located above the Paterson Global Foods Institute on Main Street. For six weeks, the successful applicant can stay in the newly transformed residence tower located above the Paterson Global Foods Institute on Main Street. Chris Harwood, with Red River College Residence Life, said they are “inviting people to apply to live in a fantastic building. They get to eat some great food, visit some amazing venues and attractions and we’re picking up the tab.”
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/red-river-college-offering-winnipeg-s-greatest-summer-job-1.1316403


Feds invest in new SIAST bioscience research centre
Global News
SIAST will be able to develop innovative bioscience technologies for commercial application while training its students thanks to federal funding announced on Friday. The federal investment of around $465,000 will go towards the purchase of equipment for the new SIAST Bioscience Applied Research Centre (SBARC). “Our government continues to implement measures that help sharpen Canada’s competitiveness, productivity, and capacity for innovation, while creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity,” said Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. SIAST will work directly with small- and medium-sized enterprises to develop biotechnologies while offering students specialized training.
http://globalnews.ca/news/624417/feds-invests-in-new-siast-bioscience-research-centre/

117 Loyalist College Graduates Receive Awards at Convocation
Northumberland View
At the 46th Annual Convocation Ceremonies on June 6th and 7th, Loyalist College proudly announced 117 award recipients. The awards were provided by private donors, businesses, industry associations, community organizations, and the Loyalist College Foundation. At the Convocation ceremonies 2,204 Loyalist students will graduate with a diploma, advanced diploma, or certificate. “These award-winning graduates should feel exceedingly proud of their academic accomplishments and enjoy the recognition of their success today with family and friends,” said Loyalist President Maureen Piercy. “What they have achieved here at the College is an indication of what they will do in the future through rewarding careers where their talents are in high demand.”
http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=22730

They’re typical blood donors — except their tails are wagging
Country Crossroads
Its origins date back to 1994 when Manitoba veterinarian Ken Mould was at a lecture in Ontario and the speaker challenged those in attendance to create their own blood bank, instead of continuing to buy commercial products. Mould took this challenge to heart and partnered with Red River College to establish the Manitoba Animal Blood Bank in 1996. The response was immediate. “The demand of owners wanting their pets to participate outgrew the demand of blood products,” says Beth Knight, the laboratory’s director. By 1998, with the overwhelming support for the program, they changed their name to the Canadian Animal Blood Bank, and began sharing blood products with emergency clinics within Canada. They also act as a distribution centre for the blood products. In 2001, the animal health program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton formed a satellite collection site and began training animal health technology students.
http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/2013/06/06/theyre-typical-blood-donors-except-their-tails-are-wagging/

Sask. sets record for employment numbers
News Talk 650 CKOM
McMillan said they’ve worked hard on training, investing dollars into trade schools, universities, and basic adult education. “If there are people that want to be engaged in our workforce and need that first step, we don’t want to be a barrier to employment in Saskatchewan,” he said. They’ve also put money into the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, which McMillan said has paid off with an increase of 1,100 or 2.8 per cent in off-reserve aboriginal employment. McMillan said the figures are more than just numbers; they represent a more prosperous province and opportunities for all Saskatchewan residents.
http://ckom.com/story/sask-sets-record-employment-numbers/113793

SIAST opens bioresearch centre
CTV News
Biotechnology research got a bit boost in Saskatchewan on Friday. SIAST opened the doors to their new Bioscience applied research centre this morning. The new research facility will focus on four areas, including agricultural biotechnology, bio products, the environment, and biomedicine. Minister for Western Economic Diversification Lynne Yelich was on hand in Saskatoon for the event, and said it was an important moment for Saskatchewan and the bio industry. “IT’s so transferable. Whatever happens in these labs becomes a solution for some of the challenges out there,” she said.
http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/siast-opens-bioresearch-centre-1.1315841

New Boréal prez comes from French public board
Northern Life
Collège Boréal has a new president. Pierre Riopel will take over the college’s reins when the current president, Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, retires Sept. 1. Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors nominated Riopel as the college’s fourth president June 8. Riopel is currently the director of education with the region’s French public school board, Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO). He holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toronto as well as an Honours B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Ottawa.
www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2013/06/10-pierre-riopel-sudbury.aspx

Lack of teaching jobs may explain shortage of students, U of W provost says
Sarnia Observer
The University of Windsor has shelved its joint education program with Lambton College, citing a shortage of students and a tough job market. Officials made the decision this spring to cancel the joint Bachelor of Education and early childhood education program, the University of Windsor has confirmed. Since 2010, the two-year program has allowed university graduates to gain their primary-junior teaching degree and ECE diploma at Lambton College. Current students will be able to finish off the course. Officials had been concerned about declining enrolment for the last two years, said Leo Groarke, provost and vice-president, academic at the University of Windsor.
http://www.theobserver.ca/2013/06/10/lack-of-teaching-jobs-may-explain-shortage-of-students-u-of-w-provost-says

Making good on a promise
The Prince Albert Daily Herald
Since January 2008, 117 students have been accepted into adult basic education (ABE) programs at Muskoday, and 80 students (68 per cent) have either graduated or completed the term they started said Lois Preete, manager of On Reserve Projects for Cumberland Regional College. “Nobody said it is easy being an adult student,” Preete said in her address to the graduates. “You have all been away from school for a long time, and through the support of family, friends and elders you have accomplished something extraordinary.” There are no age restrictions to be admitted into the ABE program at Cumberland College, and graduates ranged from 19 years of age, all the way up to 55-year-old Beverly Crain.
http://www.paherald.sk.ca/News/Local/2013-06-07/article-3271706/Making-good-on-a-promise/1

On The Road: Car collection ready to hit the auction block for Olds College
Calgary Herald
The countdown is on to what should be a very memorable vehicle auction. Early in 2012, Calgary-area businessman and rancher J.C. (Jack) Anderson gifted Olds College a collection of 103 vehicles. He donated the cars to the innovative post-secondary institution in central Alberta to help raise money for its Olds College Centennial Rural Entrepreneurial Legacy Fund. Every student at Olds College must take a rural entrepreneurship course. Upon graduating, it’s hoped they’ll remain in rural communities and pursue opportunities in these often less-populated areas. Anderson, who is notoriously quiet about his collection and hasn’t officially gone on the record about his donation, wanted to help put rural Alberta on the map.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Road+collection+ready+auction+block+Olds+College/8494324/story.html

Students launch Shinerama campaign
North Bay Nugget
The 43rd annual Shinerama Campaign was kicked off in grand style this week, as members of Canadore College‘s Students’ Representative Council and Nipissing University Student Union members joined with members of Canada’s Snowbirds team in North Bay this week. The theme of this year’s campaign is Bay Shine and the fundraising goal is $30,000. Last year, the campaign reached $22,377. All proceeds goes to fund research for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Canadore students have been part of the Shinerama campaign for 43 years, while Nipissing students have been involved for 11 years. Shinerama itself has been in operation for 49 years.
http://www.nugget.ca/2013/06/07/students-launch-shinerama-campaign

David Braley donates $3 million to Mohawk Athletic Centre
TheSpec.com
Senator David Braley donated $3 million today to the college’s new Athletic and Recreation Centre. The $35 million sleek-looking centre is part of Mohawk’s largest campus renewal development project that is slated to open on schedule when classes resume in September. The 64,000 square foot facility will include three N.B.A-size basketball courts with retractable seating that can hold 700 patrons, an outdoor trail and indoor running circuit and six change rooms.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3412499-senator-braley-to-make-record-donation-to-mohawk-s-athletic-centre/

Opportunities abound for nursing grads
The Chronicle Journal
Not everyone has what it takes to be a nurse, but those who do are often hired even before they graduate. That was the case with Thunder Bay’s Rylie Isaacs, one of 60 registered practical nurses (RPNs) who will officially receive their diploma this morning during Confederation College graduation ceremonies. But it wasn’t just the prospect of guaranteed employment that attracted Isaacs, 30, to Confederation’s two-year RPN program. “It’s the kind of job that, when you do your best, there is a direct positive effect,” Isaacs said Thursday before taking part in the college’s traditional pinning ceremony for new nurses.
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/content/news/local/2013/06/07/opportunities-abound-nursing-grads

Non-profit group hopes to raise $1M for NorQuest day care
Edmonton Journal
Supporters of NorQuest College hope to raise $1 million to build a centre that will add much-needed child-care spaces downtown, provide lower-cost child care for NorQuest students and help train students registered in NorQuest’s day home provider program. A non-profit group connected to NorQuest College called 1000 Women: A Million Possibilities is working to raise $750,000 in capital funding to build the centre plus $250,000 to subsidize child-care spots for eligible NorQuest students, said Patty Taverner, chair of the 1000 Women advisory committee. Eighty per cent of NorQuest’s students are women, according to the school’s website. The new centre will give NorQuest students access to quality child care that is convenient and affordable, Taverner said.
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/profit+group+hopes+raise+NorQuest+care/8490741/story.html

Dental students offer care to Peru
The Prince George Citizen
When a group of dental students arrive in Peru next week, they hope to create some smiles as well as brighten them. Five College of New Caledonia dental hygiene and dental assisting students, along with instructor Heather Mohr and dentist Dr. Paul Comparelli, leave June 12 for a volunteer trip in Central America. The group will work in a community centre in San Jose Obrero, about 45 minutes from the capital city of Lima, providing free dental care to children and adults. “We’ll provide restorative and preventative treatment, extractions, dental hygiene, as well as educational workshops,” said Mohr.
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20130606/PRINCEGEORGE0101/306069973/-1/princegeorge01/dental-students-offer-care-to-peru

Hope fills VIU graduates
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Hundreds of Vancouver Island University graduates crossed the stage Monday and Tuesday, proud of their accomplishments and full of hope for the future. The university handed out more than 600 master’s and bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates in several different disciplines and trades programs early this week. The four ceremonies at the Port Theatre made up one of the institution’s largest spring convocations. “I know you’ve worked hard, but it’s just the beginning,” said B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon in her address to graduates in the Monday afternoon ceremony. “The degree is the key to open so many doors. Now you will have to choose which path you will follow and how and where you will continue your adventure of a lifetime of learning.
http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/210127831.html

Legge/Giustra honoured by Douglas College
New Westminster News Leader
Business and community leader Peter Legge received Douglas College’s highest distinction, honourary fellowship, on Wednesday while mining investor, film executive and philanthropist Frank Giustra was honoured as a most distinguished alumni. Legge, CEO of Canada Wide Media, Western Canada’s biggest independent publishing company, has donated to the college and lent his name, expertise and influence to the school’s institute for sales excellence. “To receive the highest recognition from a respected college that has two campuses—one in the town I was raised in (New Westminster), and the second, in the community I live in (Coquitlam)—is an absolutely huge honour,” said Legge in a press release.
http://www.newwestnewsleader.com/community/210429221.html

UFV gives honourary degrees
Abbotsford Mission Times
Three outstanding Canadians will be honoured at the University of the Fraser Valley convocation ceremonies on June 13 and 14, held in the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Unique rock musician and activist Bif Naked will receive her honourary Doctor of Letters degree on June 13 at the 2: 30 p.m. ceremony. Originally named Beth Torbert, Naked is a Juno-nominated, multi-platinum-record selling Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, television host and motivational speaker. “The No. 1 thing I have tried to do is express myself, whether it’s in song, speaking, or painting. What I say is always a reflection of my perception of life. We all have the same experiences. As for my speaking career, I talk like I sing. My theme is always the same – be true to who you are,” she said.
http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/entertainment/gives+honourary+degrees/8486840/story.html

NSCC tuition fees going up
Tuition fees for most programs at the Nova Scotia Community College are going up by three per cent in the fall. Students in the full-time core program will pay an extra $85, which will see their tuition jump to $2,950 for the 2013-14 school year. The college says its health information management and recording arts programs are exempt from the increase because tuition fees for those are already higher than for other programs.
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2013-06-05/article-3270522/NSCC-tuition-fees-going-up/1

Networking Fair offers options
The Northern Times
Collège Boréal hosted a Networking Fair last Wednesday afternoon which offered residents a chance to meet all the agencies within Kapuskasing and to learn more about their services. Roughly 18 agencies set-up informational booths, offering people pamphlets and other souvenirs. “[It’s] for people to have a better understanding of all the agencies and what they provide and networking,” said Michelle Lebel, Director of the Collège Boréal Kapuskasing campus.
http://www.kapuskasingtimes.com/2013/06/05/networking-fair-offers-options

New joint nursing program in 2014
Leader-Post
The University of Regina and SIAST will join forces to offer a collaborative master of nursing degree for nurse practitioners next fall. The university’s dean of nursing, David Gregory, said the move allowed the two institutions to “pool resources to offer one extraordinary program. “What we get is something that wouldn’t exist if we tried to do this on our own,” he said following Wednesday morning’s senate meeting, where the program was approved. It’s not just about the financial savings, he said, but the human element in terms of strengthening the partnership between the two institutions. The U of R and SIAST already partner to offer the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with close to 700 students enrolled in the program.
http://www.leaderpost.com/health/joint+nursing+program+2014/8485619/story.html

Great Big Sea sailing into Keyano College this fall
Fort McMurray Today
Folk rockers Great Big Sea will be joining Alberta natives Hey Romeo at the 32nd annual Keyano Gala to raise funds for the college. Melane Leblanc, director of Annual Giving for the college, says that the continuing partnership with Great Big Sea lead singer Alan Doyle, who spoke at the college in January with Wood Buffalo Mayor Melissa Blake and journalist Seamus O’Regan, led to landing the Newfoundlander-based act for the Nov. 2 gala. The black-tie event raises funds for, “whatever the college needs — everything from student programming to support for scholarships,” said Leblanc. Last year’s event raised $465,000 for Keyano and featured country starlet LeAnn Rimes, while past headliners have included Tom Cochrane, Colin James and Blue Rodeo.
www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2013/06/05/great-big-sea-sailing-into-keyano-college-this-fall

Fairview School of Agriculture alumni planning reunion
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Students from the inaugural class of the Fairview School of Agriculture and Home Economics are seeking alumni from 1951 to 1954 for a special reunion later this month. The school, which is now the Fairview campus of Grande Prairie Regional College, opened in 1951 with only 51 students enrolled in its first year. “For the very early ones, it’s getting to the point where we’re all getting to be fairly old,” explains 78-year-old Stanley Sware, who attended the school in 1953. “We just felt it was important to have one more reunion at least.” A number of alumni attended the campus’ 60th Anniversary celebration in 2011 and have since been eager to meet for a second round this year.
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2013/06/05/fairview-school-of-agriculture-alumni-planning-reunion

Degree program sets students up for success
Calgary Herald
The accounting profession in Canada is in the midst of huge change and SAIT Polytechnic believes its graduates from a unique business degree program are poised to thrive in this new world. The first class of 14 graduates of the polytechnic’s bachelor of business administration (accounting) program received their degrees earlier this month. It is a degree program the Calgary polytechnic believes is unique and one that is designed to help students capitalize on the changes and professional amalgamation underway in Alberta as well as the rest of the country at the moment.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Degree+program+sets+students+success/8484186/story.html

Joint educational program in Nass Valley will continue
Terrace Standard
A collaborative program to bring education and training to Nisga’a at home in the Nass Valley will continue. The Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute (WWN Institute) and Northwest Community College (NWCC) renewed their agreement to collaborate in providing academic, vocational, and technical programs as well as continuing education for adult learners, announced the two institutions in a release June 4. Through this agreement, NWCC and the WWN Institute wish to consider jointly developing and delivering programs and courses designed to preserve, protect, interpret and promote the history, language and culture of Nisga’a people, said the release.
http://www.terracestandard.com/news/210279251.html

Georgian College auto show a triumph in student spirit
National Post
Approaching a three-decade milestone is no small feat. In its 28 years, Georgian College’s auto show has effectively outlived cassette tapes, crank windows and the Pontiac Aztek. Since 1985, the show has been organized by the college’s Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) arm. Rain and humid temperatures notwithstanding, it attracted thousands of visitors of every age to Georgian’s main Barrie campus this past weekend. Think of it as a smaller version of the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) , but held outside in the summer and run entirely by students. And by entirely, Georgian College means entirely – each person working in the manufacturer tents is a full-time student at the school.
http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/06/05/georgian-college-auto-show-a-triumph-in-student-spirit/

EDUCATION: Niagara College to sponsor Niagara Falls Comic Con
Bullet News Niagara
Niagara College is a presenting sponsor of Niagara Falls Comic Con, an event expected to draw thousands to the Scotiabank Convention Centre June 8-9. The event – which features more than 50,000 square-feet of comic book vendors, artists, celebrities and more – will serve as a volunteer opportunity for more than 20 students from NC’s School of Media Studies, as well as a chance for Niagara College to showcase its related Media programs, including Broadcasting: Radio, Television and Film (BRTF); Acting for Film and Television; Game Development; Graphic Design; New Media Web Design; Computer Programmer/Analyst and others. “Niagara Falls Comic Con is a great opportunity for us to highlight our unique media and design programming to a relevant audience,” said Gord Hunchak, the college’s associate vice-president, planning and communications. “This is a great event that brings thousands of people to Niagara – we’re very proud to support it.”
http://www.bulletnewsniagara.ca/2013/06/05/education-niagara-college-to-sponsor-niagara-falls-comic-con/

Six graduate with BA in nursing from Nunavut Arctic College
Nunatsiaq Online
After four years of work and study, six students graduated from Nunavut Arctic College’s Bachelor of Science in Arctic Nursing Program June 6 at the Hotel Arctic in Iqaluit. The Bachelor of Science in Arctic Nursing Program, developed between Nunavut Arctic College and Dalhousie University, is a four-year program that focuses on nursing in Nunavut. The degree is conferred by Dalhousie University. The program prepares graduates to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and community-based agencies.
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674six_graduate_with_ba_in_nursing_from_nunavut_arctic_college/