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.

It’s time to talk about the high rates of suicide among Canada’s international students: Todd

July 16, 2019

There needs to be greater public awareness around the elevated risk of suicide among Canada’s international students, writes Douglas Todd. The author notes that at least 15 international students in British Columbia, for example, have taken their own lives in recent years. The reasons behind this elevated risk of suicide range from fear of disappointing parents to the pressure to settle and work in Canada. Another major factor, notes international student Ali Najaf, is the stress associated with the cultural shock of arriving in Canada, especially the need to learn English.

FedDev Ontario announces $14M for SONAMI partnership

July 15, 2019

The Federal Economic Agency for Southern Ontario has announced $14M in new funding for the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation. The investment will help SONAMI grow to 10 partners and enhance its reach into the manufacturing community. “Niagara College is proud of the network’s tremendous success as a one-stop shop for advanced manufacturing applied research in southern Ontario,” said Niagara College President Dan Patterson.

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