Agreement with Access Copyright
ACCC has negotiated a model licence agreement with Access Copyright. Institutions choosing to adopt the licence will pay Access Copyright an annual fee of $10 per full time equivalent student. The licence is a reasonable outcome of the negotiations. Members that rely on Access Copyright’s repertoire will be well served by adopting it. Our efforts have resulted in a cost saving for members of $10,000,000 annually. For further information, contact Michèle Clarke, Director, Government Relations and Policy Research.
The World Congress generated positive comments. The keynote addresses stimulated participation and intense discussion among Canadian and international delegates, producing rich dialogues. NSCC’s generosity and resources were instrumental in the success of this conference.
We welcomed 827 registered delegates to the Congress, including international delegates representing 50 countries. The 2014 World Congress will be held in China.
New Academic Journal on Applied Research
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) announced a new peer-reviewed academic journal as part of the legacy of the Congress and its 50th anniversary. The Journal of Applied Research and Innovation, JARI, will provide an online forum for researchers, industry partners, and research administrators from across sectors and disciplines to share their accomplishments, collaborations and experiences through engaging papers, innovative presentation of ideas and critical reflections. NAIT’s legacy commitment is to shepherd and grow this journal for the next few years. For additional information, contact Dr. Paula Burns, Provost for NAIT, or George Andrews, Vice President of External Relations for NAIT.
2013 ACCC Annual Conference
The next ACCC Annual Conference “Ideas Uncorked” will be hosted by Okanagan College in Penticton, B.C., June 1 – 3, 2013.
ACCC Annual Report 2011-2012
The ACCC Annual Report is available on the ACCC website at: www.accc.ca/xp/https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/news-centre/annual-reports/.
Education for Employment (EFE)
During the World Congress, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation announced a new EFE initiative for the Andean region to establish a network of institutional partners, increase institutional capacity and create employment opportunities. The Government’s contribution through CIDA is $19.6 million over five years from 2012 to 2017.
In addition, the Minister announced bridge funding for EFE-Africa (Senegal, Mozambique and Tanzania) of $2.8 million for nine months, to June 2013.
CIDA has supported ACCC’s EFE initiatives in the Caribbean to implement and promote occupational standards, workforce certification, and demand-driven technical education. CIDA will contribute $19.6 million over 5 years from 2011 to 2016.
Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Scholarship Program
ACCC collaborated with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Ottawa to increase the number of ACCC member institutions that are eligible to host Saudi Arabian scholars under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program. The Ministry of Higher Education in the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has accredited 18 colleges and institutes since 2011. Those recently accredited are: Camosun College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Langara College, Niagara College, NAIT; Okanagan College, Selkirk College and St. Lawrence College. For more information, contact Rudy Sabas.
Congratulations to Dr. Kent MacDonald, who was appointed as the 7th President of Algonquin College. Dr. MacDonald will assume his duties on Monday, August 20, 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Larry Rosia, who has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of SIAST. Dr. Rosia will assume his new position on July 1.
Congratulations to Brian G. Tamblyn, President and CEO of Georgian College, who received the 2012 ACCC Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his exceptional service and outstanding contribution to Canadian colleges at the local, regional and national levels.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) paid tribute to James Knight, ACCC President & CEO, at its Annual Conference on June 3. The 2012 Roll of Honour was bestowed for his outstanding contributions to the FCM and to municipal government in Canada. During his tenure as the FCM CEO, Jim spearheaded advocacy for a tripartite program for municipal infrastructure, a 100% reimbursement of the Goods and Services Tax, the transfer of five cents per litre of the federal excise tax on gasoline to municipal governments and the creation of the Green Municipal Fund.
ACCC Awards of Excellence
Congratulations to the ACCC Awards of Excellence Recipients:
Gold: Vaughan Scriver, Fanshawe College (Student Leadership); Wei Will Zhao, Red Deer College (Teaching); E-PPRENTICE Flexible Learning for Professional Cook Training, Camosun College (Program); Pascal Désilets, Collège Édouard-Montpetit (Leadership); Collège Montmorency (Internationalization); and Jeremy McQuigge, Algonquin College (Staff).
Silver: Charmaine Waters, Vancouver Community College (Student Leadership); Kyleen Myrah, Okanagan College (Teaching); Bachelor of Applied Business: International Commerce and Global Development, Niagara College (Program); Cheryl Jensen, Mohawk College (Leadership); Cégep de Sherbrooke (Internationalization); and Alan Griffiths, Mohawk College (Staff).
Bronze: David Gren, Centennial College (Student Leadership); Jef Petrossi, Mohawk College (Teaching); Youth and Community Engagement Relationship Model, Centennial College (Program); Jennifer Leith, Centennial College (Leadership); Collège de Maisonneuve (Internationalization); and Marilyn Robinson, Fanshawe College (Staff).
For information about the ACCC Awards of Excellence Program, please visit the website at www.accc.ca/xp/https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/programs-and-services/awards-2013/2013awards-recipients/.
ACCC Symposium on Colleges and Institutes Supporting the Integration of Immigrants into the Canadian Labour Market
The ACCC Symposium on Colleges and Institutes Supporting the Integration of Immigrants into the Canadian Labour Market will include sessions on exemplary practices, federal immigration policy changes, and partnerships with immigrant settlement agencies and employers. The symposium will appeal to college and institute personnel who provide serves to immigrants, institutional leaders and representatives of the Government of Canada, immigrant-serving agencies and employers. It will take place from September 17 to 19, 2012 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
Symposium: Serving Aboriginal Peoples – Inclusion, Leadership and Partnerships for Socio-Economic Development
Mark your calendars for the October 14 to 16 ACCC Symposium Serving Aboriginal Peoples – Inclusion, Leadership and Partnerships for Socio-Economic Development hosted by the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Participants will explore strategies for serving learners and communities including engagement of youth, exemplary practices for Aboriginal inclusion, and partnerships with Aboriginal communities and industry. The Symposium will take place at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.