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July 9, 2018
Getting ready for the emerging cannabis industry
It’s official! On the evening of June 19, the Senate voted in favour of Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, making Canada the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize recreational use...
June 4, 2018
Improving Indigenous education outcomes through community partnerships
Every year in June, Canada celebrates National Indigenous History Month and recognizes the summer solstice, June 21, as National Indigenous Peoples Day with the goal of preserving and celebrating...
May 22, 2018
Colleges and institutes: exceptional leadership for today and tomorrow
It takes an extraordinary level of dedication and adaptability to successfully provide leadership in areas as diverse as applied research, entrepreneurship, Indigenous education, and international...
May 7, 2018
Na’tsa’maht: Colleges and institutes come together at CICan’s 2018 Conference!
Last week, leaders and educators from across the country gathered in Victoria, BC for three days of panels, workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities during Colleges and Institutes...
April 16, 2018
Skills and Innovation in the Natural Resources and Clean Technologies Sector
April 22 marks the 48th annual Earth Day – a celebration that has brought together people and countries around the world in the fight for a clean environment, launching the modern environmental...
April 3, 2018
Skills and Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector
With spring finally here, this is our favourite time of the year to think about greener pastures and support for agriculture across the country. In honour of the lengthening days, we are focusing the...
March 19, 2018
Skills and Innovation in the Digital Technology Sector
Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics, coding, hyper-connectivity, and quantum computing are buzzwords you may have heard recently as the British Columbia-based Digital Technology...
March 5, 2018
A closer look at Budget 2018 and what it means for colleges and institutes
With its third Budget, “Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class,” the Government of Canada is investing in building an equal, competitive, sustainable, and fair Canada – one where “science,...
February 20, 2018
Canadian colleges and institutes to play a key role in the innovation superclusters
Last week, Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced the five eagerly anticipated Innovation Superclusters – and CICan was thrilled to see many of its...
February 5, 2018
International development through Education for Employment
Over the weekend, CICan’s Education for Employment team in Senegal had the pleasure of welcoming Canada’s minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, at the...
January 22, 2018
Skills and innovation in the Advanced Manufacturing Sector
World leaders will begin gathering in Davos, Switzerland tomorrow for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting – and one of the big items on the agenda this year will be skilling up for the...
January 8, 2018
10 Things to watch in 2018
10 Things to watch in 2018 2018 is here and there are a lot of things on our mind! In no particular order, here are the top 10 to watch in the coming year: Cannabis legalization With July 2018...
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