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May 8, 2019

New CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program to support rural students

Niagara Falls, May 8, 2019 – Thanks to a generous donation of $1 million from Paul and Gerri Charette, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will offer a brand-new bursary program for students attending CICan member colleges or institutes, with a preference given to those studying in rural, remote, or northern areas. The new bursary program was officially announced yesterday at the closing dinner of CICan’s annual national conference.   The CICan Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program will provide financial support to college and institute students who demonstrate financial needs and face barriers to participate or complete post-secondary education. This year the fund will finance a total of ten bursaries of up to $5,000 each. ... Read more
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February 14, 2018

Skills and Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector

From farming to food manufacturing and the culinary arts, the agri-food sector is essential to Canada’s economy and the well-being of all Canadians. Growing international demand for Canadian products and expertise also presents great opportunities for that sector. Thanks to a variety of programs that touch on all aspects of the food supply chain, colleges and institutes possess valuable expertise that supports growth and innovation in this vital industry.
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May 22, 2015

Globalization Impacts Regional Colleges: Janusian Institutions

Abstract: This study considers the impact of globalization and the global forces of economics, politics, technology and culture on the role, mission and environment of Saskatchewan Regional Colleges. Regional Colleges are unique higher education institutions in Canada. They were created in the early 1970’s as autonomous “brokering institutions” within a geographic region to deliver a decentralized approach of credit training and be an instrument for community and social development. They delivered other provincial credit-granting institutions training programs to the adults of rural and northern Saskatchewan as well as a large number of community interest programs.
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May 22, 2015

Evaluating the Critical Success Factors in For-Profit Business Development by Colleges in Rural Canadian Communities

Abstract: The Canadian college education system is in the midst of an evolution from a social service provider to a market driven social enterprise in response to decreasing governmental funding paired with an increased demand for educational programs and services. This sectoral paradigm shift is critical for the long-term viability of rural institutions in order to maintain programming and services, as well as continuing to drive local economic development.
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