Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act was adopted by the House of Commons. The legislation is now being considered in the Senate. The Bill reflects many of the suggestions brought forward by ACCC and the Education Coalition. We hope the Bill will be passed by the Senate and receive Royal Assent quickly.
Applied Research Funding
On May 22, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology announced a $15.3 million investment through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund in support of 17 applied research projects at colleges, cégeps and institutes. A full list of the funded projects is available online at:
ACCC Targets Renewal
On the expiration of its three-year Strategic Plan, “With One Voice”, ACCC’s Board has elected to review ACCC’s mission, values and strategic directions. At the same time, a branding exercise will be undertaken which may lead to the possible renaming of the Association. Members will be engaged throughout. Stay tuned!
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the ascension of Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medals will be presented to distinguished Canadians. ACCC has been invited by the Governor General to be a partner organization to nominate 30 meritorious individuals from the college sector.
Member institutions are invited to nominate individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the institution or to the broader college sector. Nomination letters should be no more than two pages in length and contain a summative 40 word statement outlining the rationale for the nomination. Nominations should be submitted through the office of the institutional CEO by July 15, 2012 to Tobias Keogh.
An ACCC Selection Committee will identify the 30 individuals for nomination to the Governor General’s office. Award presentations will be made before the end of the Diamond Jubilee year. For further information click here.
Canadian Forces Opportunities
The Great Lakes Deployment Tour provides an opportunity for college staff and students to learn about the role of the Navy in protecting sovereignty and security, and providing humanitarian assistance. The tour will also provide information about military advanced skills and technical careers. The HMCS Ville-de-Québec will visit ten locations between Thunder Bay and Sept-Îles July 27 to October 4. Contact Paul Toupin for locations and dates.
Congratulations to Sharon Carry, President and CEO of Bow Valley College and former Olds College Vice President of Student Support Services, who is Olds College’s 2012 Honorary Degree recipient in recognition for her significant contributions to post-secondary education.
Congratulations to David Agnew who was appointed for a second term as President of Seneca College.
Congratulations to Fred Gibbons who was appointed for a second term as President and CEO of Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Congratulations to David Keast, who was appointed President and CEO of Great Plains College. Dr. Keast will assume his duties on July 1, 2012.
James Knight, ACCC President and CEO, provided a graduation address and received an Honorary Degree in Applied Studies from Niagara College on June 19, 2012.