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Monday, July 22, 2013


Small Alberta town gets massive 1,000 Mbps broadband boost
CBC News
The network is also transforming Olds College. The agricultural-based college, which emphasizes hands-on learning, had previously been limping along with 40 megabits of bandwidth for its 4,000 full- and part-time students. Jason Dewling, the vice-president for academic and research at the college, said the number of devices connected to the campus’s WiFi network had doubled in each of the past three Septembers compared to the one before, and connectivity was spotty. “You couldn’t have a whole class on WiFi at the same time.”

Boréal students release 10,000 rainbow trout
Collège Boréal, in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources, released almost 10,000 young rainbow trout in the Greater Sudbury area last month. The idea is to contribute to the balance of the Greater Sudbury’s lakes while providing a unique training opportunity to the students registered in the Fish and Wildlife Management Technologist program at Collège Boréal. “Coldwater recirculation hatchery is used for teaching and research and has been designed to produce salmonids with a minimum of space and groundwater,” said André Ferron, Collège Boréal natural resources professor.

Premiers’ gathering gets a taste of Niagara College
Niagara-on-the-Lake is gearing up for a high-profile gathering of Canada’s premiers. And for Dorita Pentesco of Niagara College, it represents a tasty opportunity to showcase the campus and its programs. That 2013 summer meeting of the Council of the Federation of Premiers takes place Wednesday to Friday at the Queen’s Landing Inn. To kick the event off, the college was selected as the site for its opening reception social. Offerings will include award-winning wines, beers and cuisine prepared by students and faculty at the College’s Canadian Food and Wine Inn. “It is a significant event for us,” said Pentesco, the college’s acting director of planning and communications. “We’re happy to be hosting the opening reception social event. “We see this as a great opportunity to have the premiers and their guests experience Niagara College and our unique brand of applied education,” she said.