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August 3, 2018

New digital skills internships connect talent and employers

Ottawa, August 3, 2018 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will help Canadian youth acquire the skills and experience they need to succeed in the digital economy thanks to the brand new Digital Tech Internship program. This new two-year initiative, offered in partnership with the Government of Canada, will allow 440 underemployed recent graduates to connect with local employers and gain hands-on work experience. Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)'s Digital Skills for Youth program, as part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, CICan’s Digital Tech Internship program will provide up to $15,000 to small businesses... Read more
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February 15, 2018

Canadian colleges and institutes to play a key role in the innovation superclusters

Ottawa, February 15, 2018 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is thrilled to see many of its members from across the country involved in the innovation superclusters announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. By sharing their expertise with the many partners involved, they will play an important role in the success of these newly bolstered networks and help propel Canadian innovation to new levels. In total, the government of Canada is investing $950 million to fund five supercluster initiatives through Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan. The winning projects are in the field... Read more
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September 27, 2017

Colleges and institutes welcome new Chief Science Advisor

Ottawa, Sept 27, 2017 – Canada’s colleges and institutes welcome the nomination of Dr. Mona Nemer to the position of Chief Science Advisor and look forward to working with her to support research and innovation across the country. As Chief Science Advisor (CSA), Dr Nemer will help promote science and its benefits for all Canadians and advise the government on ways to support scientific work. This is an important development for colleges and institutes, where applied research has been booming over the past few years. In fact they now host over 400 specialized research centres and labs, and worked with... Read more
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September 29, 2016

Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

Colleges and institutes occupy a significant niche in Canada’s research ecosystem, having capitalized on their community connections and modest federal investments in demand-driven, applied research that responds to the distinct innovation needs of local and regional partners, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In 2014-15 colleges and institutes worked with over 6000 partners, 86% of them SMEs or micro-enterprises, to improve or develop new products, prototypes, processes and services. Their partnerships include commercialization and knowledge mobilization activities undertaken in collaboration with universities in all research domains.
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May 22, 2015

The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition

Executive Summary: What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, in partnership with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in learning communities across... Read more
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