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Monday, June 24, 2013


Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the flooding in Alberta. Many colleges have had to cancel classes or close campuses due to the flood’s effects. Others have been able to open their doors to their communities as evacuation centres so that evacuees have a place to eat or to stay. In the case of SAIT Polytechnic, that meant giving the CBC a dry home to broadcast from so that they could continue to inform citizens of the latest developments.

Nos pensées sont avec toutes les personnes touchées par les inondations en Alberta. Beaucoup de collèges ont dû annuler des cours ou fermer des campus en raison de ces fortes inondations. D’autres ont pu ouvrir leurs portes à leur collectivité pour servir de centres d’évacuation pour accueillir les personnes évacuées. La SAIT Polytechnic a offert au réseau CBC un endroit au sec pour diffuser, afin de pouvoir continuer d’informer les citoyens de la situation.

Conestoga College receives $515K in federal funding
The Record
Conestoga College received $515,000 in federal funding toward the development of a sensor device to be used by mining exploration companies. The research money will be used to develop a portable device to detect the gold grade of mineral samples at mines and exploration sites. The college will collaborate with researchers at Laurentian University in Sudbury as well as Barrick and Gold Corporation and Kendall Technology.

Un nouveau DG au Collège Montmorency
Courrier Laval
À compter du 21 août, Hervé Pilon deviendra le nouveau directeur général du Collège Montmorency. C’est à l’unanimité des membres du conseil d’administration, réunis en assemblée extraordinaire le 19 juin, que M. Pilon s’est vu confier un mandat de cinq ans. Il succédera ainsi à Denyse Blanchet, qui tire sa révérence après une carrière de 39 ans dans le monde de l’éducation, dont les six dernières à la direction du cégep lavallois.

Funding for bee diagnostic centre
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
Nearly five months after an on-site assessment the Grande Prairie Regional College National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC) received news Friday it is among six Canadian research facilities to receive a Technology Access Grant from the federal government through the College and Community Innovation Program. The grant of $350,000 per year for the next five years will enable the NBDC to move from diagnostics to become a full technology access centre. “It will make a lot of difference,” said Dr. Carlos Castillo, NBDC applied scientist manager, noting the lab officially opened for business this past April and had enough funding to operate until December of this year.

Sault College hopes to attract students with School of Business
The Sault Star
Sault College launched a new School of Business on Monday in a move administrators hope will boost enrolment by 500 students over the next five years. The school of business will consolidate the college’s 15 business offerings, including diploma programs, graduate certificates and continuing education courses. Most programs will be offered out of state-of-the-art classrooms in Essar Hall.

Scholarships commemorate SIIT president’s legacy
Global Regina
The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $30,000 per year for five years to create the Randell Morris Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship honours the late president of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and provides 15 scholarships per year of two thousand dollars each.


We are making some adjustments to Colleges in the News in an effort to serve you better. Going forward, we will focus more on top stories of the day rather than a laundry list of recent coverage.  We would also appreciate your assistance by sending us links to stories that are published about your college or institute to Not all stories will be shared, but we will focus on those of interest to the widest possible audiences. 

Nous apportons des changements aux Articles d’actualité afin de mieux vous servir.  Dorénavant, les articles porteront sur les nouvelles les plus importantes dans le réseau collégial plutôt qu’une longue liste de tous les articles.  Nous vous serions reconnaissants de bien vouloir nous faire parvenir les hyperliens vers les articles publiés ou les nouvelles de votre collège à l’adresse