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.

Genomics centres led by McGill, UdeMontréal receive over $19M from Genome Canada

February 23, 2018

Genome Canada has announced that it will provide a total of $19.6M in funding over five years to the research teams of McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomic, and the Centre for Advanced Proteomic and Chemogenomic Analyses. $16.3M will go towards McGill’s work with MUGQIC and C3G, while $3.4M will go towards UdeMontréal and CAPCA. The funding will help these organizations support the research community with high-level tools, technologies, and services.

Property developers see attractive investment in PSE student housing

February 21, 2018

Private developers are looking to provide more residence-style student housing in order to take advantage of “growing global competition to attract students and demanding tastes among the current generation,” reports Janet McFarland. The author notes that a dearth of competition and the relative stability of the demand for higher ed housing are attractive to many developers and investors. The article adds that since 2015, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested almost $4B in student housing. “The U.K. and U.S.

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