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La Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec s’oppose
Le journal de Montréal
«Nous demandons aussi l’amélioration de la formation collégiale pour qu’elle devienne davantage qualifiante, tant pour le marché du travail, que pour l’accessibilité à la formation universitaire», a ajouté Mme Laurent. La Fédération des cégeps est d’accord avec le rehaussement des qualifications des infirmières, mais croit qu’il faut «analyser tout le spectre des fonctions de travail dans le réseau de la santé», selon le président-directeur général de la Fédération des cégeps, Jean Beauchesne.
http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2013/06/10/la-federation-interprofessionnelle-de-la-sante-du-quebec-soppose

St. Clair College holding convocation this week
The Windsor Star
More than 2,100 students of St. Clair College in Windsor and Chatham will be graduating during the college’s 46th-annual convocations this week. A total of five sessions will be held, four in Windsor and one in Chatham, and each ceremony will feature one of this year’s alumni of distinction. The first session takes place Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Chrysler Theatre at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. The guest speaker will be Edward Mady, a graduate of hotel management in 1974, who is currently at the Beverly Hills Hotel and is west coast regional director for the Dorchester Collection.
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/06/11/st-clair-college-holding-convocation-this-week/

Les étudiants du Cégep satisfaits de l’enseignement
Abitibi Express
Selon une étude du Centre d’intervention et de recherche en évaluation du personnel enseignant réalisée de la session d’hiver 2008 à celle d’automne 2011, les étudiants apprécient l’enseignement reçu au Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Plus de 7180 questionnaires ont été complétés pour cette étude où 122 enseignants ont été évalués dans 24 disciplines. Les étudiants ont qualifié de très élevée la maîtrise de la discipline et la dimension de leur relation avec les enseignants.
http://www.abitibiexpress.ca/Societe/Education/2013-06-09/article-3271820/Les-etudiants-du-Cegep-satisfaits-de-l%26rsquoenseignement/1

Fleming valedictorian juggles classes and child-raising on way to 4.0 GPA 4
The Peterborough Examiner
Fleming College graduate Alixandra Nielson received a standing ovation from her teachers and fellow graduates after her valedictory speech Tuesday. The young woman entered her community and justice services program with high expectations for herself: she would work hard, focus on her education and build a good future for her son. She succeeded. She received Fleming’s Academic Achievement Award for her 4.0 GPA, all while raising her five-year-old son. But she did not expect to find friends and mentors in the process.
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2013/06/11/fleming-valedictorian-juggles-classes-and-child-raising-on-way-to-40-gpa

Personnel du Cégep de Sainte-Foy:  Lancement d’un ouvrage et mention d’honneur
L’Appel
Anne-Marie Duval et Mélanie Pagé, conseillères pédagogiques au Cégep de Sainte-Foy ont lancé leur nouvel ouvrage tandis que Denis Monaghan, professeur au Département de psychologie du Cégep de Sainte-Foy, s’est vu remettre une mention d’honneur lors du 33e colloque de l’Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC), la semaine dernière à Gatineau.
http://www.lappel.com/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9/%C3%89ducation/2013-06-11/article-3274294/Personnel-du-Cegep-de-SainteFoyLancement-dun-ouvrage-et-mention-dhonneur/1

Ste-Anne to collect organic waste from John Abbott, McGill campuses
Montreal Gazette
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue has agreed to pick up organic waste — and the subsequent tab — at John Abbott College and McGill University’s Macdonald campus…Last month, Ste-Anne started weekly residential organic waste curbside collections. At John Abbott, officials said the organic waste collections aimed at composting meet the green ideals of its campus community. The idea is to be good stewards of the earth by composting, said Josée Lanouette, head of JAC’s facilities management services health, safety and sustainability department.
http://westislandgazette.com/news/story/2013/06/11/ste-anne-to-collect-organic-waste-from-john-abbott-mcgill-campuses/

Inauguration d’un sentier de la biodiversité au Cégep Marie-Victorin
Guide Montréal-Nord
Les partenaires du Sentier de la biodiversité, un projet de verdissement du Cégep Marie-Victorin ont procédé, jeudi dernier au lancement officiel d’une zone d’aménagement dédiée au jardinage collectif à même les terrains du campus principal de l’institution d’enseignement.  Pour cette occasion, les partenaires du projet ont été conviés à un petit déjeuner sur l’herbe et ont pu assister en direct à une démonstration de culture en bacs et à une plantation réalisée par les enfants du CPE La Vigie.
http://www.guidemtlnord.com/Vie%20de%20quartier/2013-06-06/article-3271046/Inauguration-dun-sentier-de-la-biodiversite-au-Cegep-MarieVictorin/1

Discovery Day introduces immigrants to advanced education at SAIT
CTV Calgary
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology welcomed more than 100 new Canadians to the campus on Tuesday for a special event introducing immigrants to the institute’s education opportunities. The event is called Discovery Day and it’s put on by SAIT’s English Language Foundations program. Men and women, between the ages of 18 and 60 received information on upgrading their English skills, tuition costs and funding and scheduling classes. Potential students from more than 30 nations attended Tuesday’s event. Discovery Day is a pilot project, and this is the first time SAIT has held sessions like this.
http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/discovery-day-introduces-immigrants-to-advanced-education-at-sait-1.1321483

Gérald-Godin en terre française
Première Édition
Pour la période estivale, cinq étudiants du programme Techniques de comptabilité et de gestion du cégep Gérald-Godin réaliseront, en France, un stage de huit à dix semaines dans les domaines de la comptabilité et des ressources humaines. C’est dans le cadre d’un protocole d’entente avec l’Institut universitaire de technologie (IUT) de Vannes, en France, que cet échange de stagiaires étudiants a été rendu possible.
http://www.journalpremiereedition.com/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9/%C3%89ducation/2013-06-07/article-3271761/GeraldGodin-en-terre-francaise/1

Burridge student among medal winners
The Vanguard
Nova Scotia’s Team Nova Scotia came home from Vancouver on Sunday with a record-setting 20 medals, won during this year’s Skills Canada National Competition. Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students earned half of the total medal-haul.  One of the medal winners is Brianna Hiltz from the Burridge campus who earned a bronze in hairstyling. The Skills Canada National Competition tests students and apprentices from across the country in an Olympic-style event covering over 40 trades and technology fields. The event was held from June 5 to 8. The members of Team Nova Scotia first competed and medaled in the Nova Scotia Skills Competition to qualify for the nationals.
http://www.thevanguard.ca/Business/2013-06-11/article-3273746/Burridge-student-among-medal-winners/1

Collège Lionel-Groulx: la cuisine moléculaire expérimentée par les étudiants
Nord Info et Voix des Mille-Iles
Au collège Lionel-Groulx, une vingtaine d’étudiants issus de la classe du professeur Martin Lamoureux ont présenté le fruit de leurs expériences en cuisine moléculaire. Intégrant des ingrédients que l’on connaît, ils ont réalisé des entrées, des desserts ou encore des plats principaux, soit au moyen d’une cuisson à basse température ou encore en expérimentant la sphérification (une méthode qui consiste à mettre une préparation liquide sous forme de sphère en utilisant l’alginate de sodium. Au final, il se forme une couche de gel à la surface). Il en est ressorti des plats savoureux, et à la plastique quasi parfaite.
http://www.nordinfo.com/Actualites/2013-06-07/article-3271518/College-Lionel-Groulx%3A-la-cuisine-moleculaire-experimentee-par-les-etudiants/1

Confederation College Float Plane Training
NetNewsLedger
Confederation College is training pilots. Flying in the north means flying float planes that can land on the lakes that dot our region. Training is expected to go on through the summer. The College states, “As we continue the start-up of the float plane training, we are continuing the commissioning of our equipment and operations.  Beyond the challenging weather this past week, we are pleased to report that our faculty will continue to be on site and flying Monday and Tuesday and we expect to have students on site Wednesday, June 5th.
http://www.netnewsledger.com/2013/06/12/confederation-college-float-plane-training/

Un incendie cause des dommages au Cégep
Le journal de Montréal
Les pompiers ont été appelés au Cégep de Saint-Jérôme, lundi, vers 17 h 30 pour éteindre un incendie dans l’entre-toit du bâtiment. La session étant terminée, peu de monde se trouvait dans la bâtisse, mais la directrice générale du cégep, Francine Paquette, était sur les lieux. «J’étais à mon bureau et j’ai vu qu’il y avait des travaux, je ne sais pas s’il y a un lien avec l’incendie», a indiqué Mme Paquette.
http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2013/06/10/un-incendie-cause-des-dommages-au-cegep

Fleming students enter a brave new world
MyKawartha.com
Following the lead of piper Jeff Hamilton, the newest crop of Fleming College graduates filed into the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. They passed bleachers filled with friends and families who cheered them on as they took their seats during the college’s 46th convocation ceremony. Tuesday morning’s (June 11) ceremony honoured graduates in the School of Justice and Business Studies. They were enrolled in computer and security investigations, emergency management, pre-service firefighter education and training, police foundations and community and justice services.
http://www.mykawartha.com/community/article/1626086–fleming-students-enter-a-brave-new-world

Les artisans-joalliers du cégep Limoilou se distinguent à Toronto
MonLimoilou.com
Québec a rayonné à la 42e Conférence annuelle de la Society of North American Goldsmiths ! Julia Fortier, finissante au DEC en Techniques de métiers d’art, option Joaillerie du Cégep Limoilou, a remporté le prix du meilleur concept à l’exposition nationale étudiante Opine. Une diplômée de la cohorte 2000, Catherine Sheedy, exposante au Canada’s Design Museum, a également remporté le prestigieux Prix « Steel Trophy, Best in Show » de la Metal Arts Guild of Canada. L’événement de renommée mondiale, qui a normalement lieu aux États-Unis, s’est exceptionnellement tenu à Toronto en mai dernier.
http://blogue.monlimoilou.com/2013/les-artisans-joalliers-du-cegep-limoilou-se-distinguent-a-toronto/

Former medical centre to house students
Daily Observer
The Lakeside Medical Centre is going to be converted into a student residence to house those attending the new Algonquin College campus. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Observer, Ottawa area realtor Ashraf (Ash) Arif, who purchased the building under the company name ROI Apartments, said it is ideal for this usage, as the structure had already been divided up internally into offices. “I was looking at building something new to do this but that is a costly venture,” he said. “This building was perfect for my purpose.”
http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2013/06/12/former-medical-centre-to-house-students

NSCC celebrates new grads
The Truro Daily News
In a room full of proud graduates, Valerie Vaughan was feeling especially accomplished. The 58-year-old Nova Scotia Community College graduate is embarking on her first career as a continuing care assistant. She was inspired to go back to school after her family was struck with illness. “My daughter got sick when she was in labour,” said Vaughan. “And my mother has Alzheimer’s. I looked after my daughter when she was in the hospital and I take care of my mother. That’s when I knew what I needed to do – become a continuing care assistant.”
http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2013-06-11/article-3273989/NSCC-Truro-campus-celebrates-new-batch-of-grads/1

Homes evacuated in Fort McMurray as Hangingstone River floods lower townsite
FortMcMurrayToday.com
There has been heavy flooding to downtown areas near the Hangingstone such as Heritage Park and Keyano College, where as much as 74 cm of water flooded rec centres and labs. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that there’s going to be damage,” said Kevin Nagel, the college’s president and CEO. He said approximately six cm of water had accumulated on the main floor of the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre, including its gyms. “Those floors are very specific in terms of how they’re actually laid down and the water seeps underneath them.” Water also flooded in the college’s new power lab, according to Nagel, and water levels got very close to the arts building and the industry education centre. Residents at an off-campus building have also been given a voluntary evacuation notice.
http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2013/06/11/14-homes-evacuated-in-fort-mcmurray-as-hangingstone-river-floods-lower-townsite

Humber College backs out of campus building plan
Orangeville Banner
Orangeville’s dream of becoming home to a standalone Humber College campus is over. During council’s Monday night meeting (June 10), Humber President Chris Whitaker announced the college would no longer pursue the idea of building a campus on Veterans Way. “I know it’s not the decision that everybody would hope for,” Whitaker said. “I hope you feel it is the right decision for Humber.” In 2005, Orangeville donated 28 acres of land to Humber to build a campus serving 2,000 students. Construction was supposed to begin by 2008 and be completed by 2018. However, Humber has only been able to attract 200 students to its satellite campus at the Alder Street recreation centre. “We know that with any business these days there has to be a strong business case to do anything,” Whitaker said. “The days of field of dreams, if they ever existed, have long since passed.”
http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/3834813-humber-college-backs-out-of-campus-building-plan/

Foreign college athlete rule deemed ‘discriminatory’
CBC News
Holland College is pushing for a relaxation on national rules to allow it to accept more international athletes on its sports teams. The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, the body that regulates college varsity sports, limits the number of foreign players on each team roster. The rule is meant to prevent schools from gaining an unfair advantage. Michael O’Grady, Holland College vice-president, is back from a recent trip to Ottawa, where he met with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. He thinks the rules are discriminatory. “The policy around the recruitment of international students and/or international student athletes is a matter of concern for college and university presidents. Not a national sports association.”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/06/11/pei-college-international-athlete-584.html

Cod 017 telling amazing story
Coaster
While there was nothing special about cod 017 as cod go, other than its large size, there was a “pop-up satellite tag” on its back that will make it one of the most famous cod ever caught in Newfoundland waters. The tag was placed on cod 017 on May 30, 2012 by researchers aboard the ‘Celtic Explorer’ as part of a new research project that is enabling scientists Dr. George Rose and Dr. Sherrylynn Rowe to obtain a clearer picture of cod migration patterns, where they are spawning, where they’re feeding and their vertical migration patterns in a water column. Dr. Rose and Dr. Rowe are part of the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) of the Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University. Dr. Rose is the Director of the MI research centre. Cod 017 was one of several cod tagged in 2012 in the offshore Bonavista Corridor as part of the MI’s study to discover more information about cod movements in Newfoundland waters.
http://www.thecoaster.ca/News/2013-06-11/article-3273912/Cod-017-telling-amazing-story/1

Jaimie Creasy becomes first woman to graduate from RRC with degree
Winnipeg Free Press
Jaimie Creasy didn’t set out to make history — she just wanted to build things. But historic she certainly is, the first woman ever to graduate from Red River College with a degree. Creasy is among 2,124 students receiving diplomas, certificates and degrees at convocation ceremonies Monday and today at the Centennial Concert Hall. That includes close to 600 apprentices graduating. Creasy and six men will receive their degree in construction management, the first since the province allowed colleges to offer degrees. Since all seven already had civil engineering technology diplomas, they entered the degree program in third year.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Jaimie-Creasy-becomes-first-woman-to-graduate-from-RRC-with-a-degree-211003411.html

Fleming College convocation Tuesday to Thursday
The Peterborough Examiner
Barb Mathers, co-ordinator of Fleming College’s office administration program, will receive the Charles Pascal Award for Excellence in Teaching during the college’s annual convocation celebration this week. Fleming’s convocation runs Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre on Brealey Dr. Receptions will follow each ceremony at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive. About 2,300 students will graduate this year. Mathers receives her award Wednesday.
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2013/06/11/fleming-college-convocation-tuesday-to-thursday

Engineering lab on track
FortMcMurrayToday.com
A year after breaking ground, Keyano College’s Oilsands Power and Process Engineering Lab is on budget and on time. Approximately 50% complete, college administration and oilsands investors broke ground on the $22 million facility June 1, 2012, with a January 2014 completion date in mind. The lab marks the first step in the college’s expansion plan and will be the first component of the Oilsands Trade and Research Centre. The facility will not only produce a significant number of skilled workers — which will help to keep recruitment local — but will also make attaining machinery hours easier and faster for Keyano’s 3rd and 4th class power engineers requiring steam time.
http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2013/06/10/engineering-lab-on-track

Research points to benefits of bringing dogs to work
Global News
“The research points to ‘hey, it would be great to have all of our companion animals at work with us,’” She added. The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Students’ Association office allows just that. For the past eight years, several of NAITSA’s full-time employees have brought their dogs to work to keep them company throughout the day. “We find really great value in having our furry friends with us,” said Jon Bilodeau, president of NAITSA. “[They provide] a lot of stress relief, we find that it takes the edge off during the day.” There isn’t a week that goes by where someone’s dog can’t be seen roaming the offices of NAITSA.
http://globalnews.ca/news/630477/research-points-to-benefits-of-bringing-dogs-to-work/

Mohawk prof is tops
TheSpec.com
Mohawk College is home to one of the country’s top professors for the second consecutive year. Peter Olynyk has received the 2013 bronze teaching award of excellence from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges. A professor in civil and structural engineering in Mohawk’s School of Engineering Technology, Olynyk was recognized for his excellence in the classroom and leadership on key projects, including the Bay Area science fair.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3833672-signpost-open-streets-hamilton-on-james/

Keeping non-Canadians out of college sports unfair, advocates say
Global News
In basketball, current regulations restrict foreign students to roughly 20 per cent of the team roster, Huisman said. “It’s not like there’s zero allowance, in terms of having them participate,” he said. “It’s a cap limit that we believe to be a reasonable one and hopefully one that won’t negate the international recruitment efforts of the institutions.” At Medicine Hat College in Alberta, officials have yet to run into problems with the existing quota system, said college president Ralph Weeks. The school doesn’t go out to actively recruit athletes, though would like to offer them a full range of activities once they arrive, he said.
http://globalnews.ca/news/629992/keeping-non-canadians-out-of-college-sports-unfair-advocates-say/

College delegates visit a ‘rousing success’ for everyone
Penticton Western News
It took all of 2.5 years of planning to pull it off, but Okanagan College regional dean Donna Lomas said the Association of Canadian Community Colleges was a rousing success. “There was a huge representation from across Canada, but we also had 17 countries represented. They were here in Penticton, enjoying everything we have to offer,” said Lomas, adding that she heard great feedback about the region’s wineries and restaurants from the 650 attendees and their families. “They were just raving about them,” said Lomas. The estimated economic impact from the conference was expected to be in the $500,000 range. Many of the delegates brought spouses and other family members, according to Lomas, who spent their time exploring the region.
http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/210108341.html

Province to consider three-year degrees for colleges
London Community News
Ontario colleges may soon be offering three-year degrees. According to a statement from Fanshawe College, Premier Kathleen Wynne agreed to investigate three-year degrees issue at the end of a meeting with the presidents of Ontario’s 24 colleges May 28. “With four bachelor and four collaborative degree programs, Fanshawe College has a lot of experience in offering the curriculum required to complete a degree,” said Dr. Howard Rundle, Fanshawe president. “With several more in the planning stages, we are fully prepared to meet the needs of our students and employers.”
http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/3253106-province-to-consider-three-year-degrees-for-colleges/

SWAC program to be saluted
Fort Frances Times Online
The Rainy River District School Board will hear a presentation tonight regarding the “School Within A College” (SWAC) program, which was introduced at the beginning of the current school year. A dual credit program, SWAC is offered to students by the Rainy River District School Board in collaboration with Confederation College. “The primary target group for this program are students 18 years of age and older who have not yet graduated,” the report to the board noted. “For some students, it is another option to the alternative education program they are currently enrolled in, and for others it is a re-engagement opportunity,” it added.
http://fftimes.com/node/260064

North Island College welcomes Libyan students
Comox Valley Record
North Island College recently welcomed 10 students from Libya. The students, all of whom are employees of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and already have undergraduate degrees, will study at NIC for the next two years, enhancing their English language skills and completing a post-degree diploma in accounting. “North Island College is extremely excited to be working in partnership with NOC, and Libya, as it moves forward with reconstruction in the post-Gaddafi era,” said Colleen Hanley, associate director of NIC International. “Libya views Canada as a great friend, and is looking to Canada for assistance in building its civil society.”
http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/community/209970361.html

Success brings difficult decisions, says outgoing Cambrian prez
Sudbury Northern Life
In her 11 years as president of Cambrian College, Sylvia Barnard has seen the school go through a metamorphosis. Back in 2002, nearly 100 per cent of the college’s students came from Northern Ontario, as opposed to today, when about 30 per cent come from outside of the north. “You could count on two hands the students that came from anywhere south of Parry Sound,” said Barnard, who spoke to Northern Life recently about her career in advance of her June 30 retirement. Cambrian now has more than 14,000 learners, including 4,500 students in 70 full-time programs, and 7,500 students in almost 900 part-time programs. She said the college is attracting more students because it’s changed its program mix to serve “the local community and the broader global community at the same time.”
http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2013/06/03-barnard-career-sudbury.aspx

College receives 67% fewer applications into alternative energy program compared to last year
Sarnia Observer
Lambton College has suspended enrolment into one of its most highly-touted programs, citing low student interest and industry changes. Starting this September, the alternative energy engineering technology program won’t be accepting new students, college officials have confirmed. Students already in the midst of the three-year program will be able to finish it off. The program has currently 10 second-year students and 10 third-year students. “There are some local jobs, so I think we’re comfortable that the students regionally will be able to find employment,” college spokesperson Cindy Buchanan said. “It’s just long-term (faculty) we’re concerned about.” Local industry leaders are seeing a shift in the field of alternative energy, moving away from a focus on engineering to applied work, Buchanan noted.
http://www.theobserver.ca/2013/06/03/college-receives-67-fewer-applications-into-alternative-energy-program-compared-to-last-year

Car chargers add zip to Georgian research
Barrie Advance
PowerStream and the Ford Motor Company of Canada are powering up and plugging into cutting-edge research at Georgian College. PowerStream has invested $250,000 in a solar power-assisted station that can not only charge an empty car to full power in less than an hour, but also collect data that will allow engineering students to examine vehicle charging patterns to make best use of the Ontario’s smart grid.  “As an energy services company that is a recognized leader in the development and implementation of smart grid technologies, we are pleased to be supporting and working with Georgian College on this initiative,” said PowerStream president Brian Bentz.
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/3253461-car-chargers-add-zip-to-georgian-research/

Wetlands building gets new kitchen
The Gulf News
The Codroy Valley Area Development Association (CVADA) and the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) teamed up to give the Wetlands Interpretation Centre a new set of cabinets…. For the cabinet work, board members approached the College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) cabinetmaking instructor Kelly Tompkins with the idea. “A component of the cabinetmaking program is to design, build and install a small set of kitchen cabinets so the opportunity was perfect,” said Tompkins. The cabinets are donated to not-for-profit organizations on behalf of the college’s program.
http://www.gulfnews.ca/News/Local/2013-06-03/article-3268206/Wetlands-building-gets-new-kitchen/1