Humber partners with Harley-Davidson Canada on motorcycle program

June 28, 2017

Humber College has partnered with Harley-Davidson Canada to offer its motorcycle training program with the exclusive use of Harley-Davidson motorcycles by January 2020. As part of the partnership, the motorcycle training program will be re-launched as the Humber/Harley-Davidson Training Centre. “We are excited to partner with Harley-Davidson Canada to offer our students a truly unique experience in motorcycle rider training,” says Andy Hertel, program manager of motorcycle rider training at Humber.

Neuroscience network involving McGill renews agreement

June 12, 2017

McGill University’s Brain@McGill, the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (ZNZ) have renewed their tripartite partnership agreement that has supported over 60 collaborations in a variety of research areas and exchange agreements. “The Tripartite partnership has engaged our respective research communities at all levels, as well as having led to new opportunities with the Velux Foundation,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier.

A forward-looking board needs to understand its strengths, vulnerabilities

October 28, 2016

“While it is impossible to ‘futureproof’ a board, assessing its strengths and potential vulnerabilities can go a long way toward ensuring that it is prepared for what’s ahead,” write Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower for Inside Higher Ed. The authors note that all boards are different, not only in culture, but in scope of work and level of sophistication; yet there are fundamental best practices that tend to traverse these differences.

RRC student sues school after suffering attack at work placement

August 4, 2016

The Red River College student who was assaulted during a work placement is seeking damages from RRC and the Behavioural Health Foundation, claiming that both parties acted negligently by leaving her alone with dangerous offenders.

Ontario colleges launch TV ad focusing on grad outcomes

February 10, 2016

Colleges Ontario has launched a new television ad, called “Higher Education for a New World,” this week. The ad focuses on the success of graduates in a variety of career fields, including business, health care, and digital animation. “More than ever, parents and students are looking at postsecondary education to provide students with the professional qualifications and skills that lead to successful careers,” said Colleges Ontario President Linda Franklin.

Omar Khadr offered a place at The King's University

February 3, 2015

Court documents indicate that Omar Khadr, a Canadian man who is awaiting the results of his appeal of 5 terrorism convictions in the US, will be offered a spot at The King's University in Edmonton in order to help him integrate back into the community. Khadr is currently seeking release on bail while the courts settle the convictions, which were specified in a plea bargain made with a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Ryerson SMA focuses on support for entrepreneurial education, urban ecosystem research

August 25, 2014

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) between Ryerson University and Ontario identifies as the institution’s key areas of differentiation its support for interdisciplinary thinking and innovation; its collaboration with industry, the public, and the non-profit sector; and its distinctive

Ontario signs strategic mandate agreements with PSE institutions

August 11, 2014

Ontario has signed strategic mandate agreements (SMAs) with all 45 of the province’s publicly assisted colleges and universities. The SMAs push ahead with Ontario’s commitment to institutional differentiation, directing institutions to pursue growth in identified areas of strength while limiting expansion in areas where programs already exist.

PhD programs will need to rethink core attributes to thrive in the 21st century: CAGS report

November 16, 2018

“The purpose, meaning, and scope of the PhD are changing in response to profound changes in both the academy and society,” according to the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies. To this end, CAGS has released two new documents, one focusing on the PhD dissertation and one focusing on comprehensive examinations. The reports highlight how the growing engagement between university researchers and other societal sectors will require PhD graduates to acquire new competencies for the 21st century.

BC developer pledges $50M for grants program

November 15, 2018

Property developer Ryan Beedie has announced that he will donate $50M to fund Beedie Luminaries, a needs-based grant for post-secondary students in BC's Lower Mainland, reports the Victoria Times Colonist. Valued at $10K each, the grants will be awarded to 50 students who demonstrate “resilience, determination, empathy and purpose, as well as academic readiness.” The Times Colonist adds that recipients will also receive help from a support network that consists of mentors, community partners, and corporate leaders.

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