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Trent University and Ontario Tech University have partnered to offer a Master of Nursing in Professional Practice Leadership degree. The program is geared toward registered nurses looking to develop their leadership skills. The program is delivered primarily online, with a one week, on-campus residency at either Trent or Ontario Tech. "The Ontario Tech-Trent MScN program will empower students to effectively advocate for, and engage in, the design of an improved health-care system," said Ontario Tech Interim Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences Bernadette Murphy. "We look forward to building on the program and research strengths of both institutions as we welcome new students as well as those who have previously completed their nursing education at Ontario Tech or Trent.” Trent | Ontario Tech (ON)

Trent, Ontario Tech partner to deliver MScN program in Professional Practice Leadership Top Ten Mon, 02/03/2020 - 03:45
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The Université de Sherbrooke has received $7M from the Government of Quebec for the construction of the Carrefour du savoir, a centre that will advance medicine and health science research. The new building that will house a library and a training centre. It will incorporate state-of-the-art equipment, individual and collaborative work areas, training rooms, and relaxation areas. Construction of the hub is expected to be completed in December 2022. USherbrooke | Newswire (QC)

USherbrooke receives $7M to create library, training centre for health sciences Top Ten Fri, 01/31/2020 - 03:42
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Institutions across the country have launched initiatives to address mental health challenges experiences by postsecondary students. The Alliance of BC Students announced their support of the Government of British Columbia's development of a 24/7 mental health counselling and referral service. The University of St Michael's College in the University of Toronto launched a first-term check-in program which matches students with professors to discuss challenges adjusting to university life. Researchers at the University of Regina have launched a study that aims to address gaps in mental health services for Indigenous university students. ABCS | St Mike's | URegina (National) 

Initiatives launched nation-wide to address postsecondary students' mental wellness challenges Top Ten Thu, 01/30/2020 - 03:43
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Several Canadian postsecondary institutions are taking extra precautions related to the coronavirus. Global News states that Ryerson University, McMaster University, and Durham College have been made aware of and warned their students about fake coronavirus alerts circulating online. The University of Regina has cancelled all centrally organized and funded travel to China for the next three months, and Western University has urged students and faculty to avoid travel to the Wuhan region. Dalhousie University researchers are reportedly working to send medical supplies to health-care workers in Wuhan. Dal has also begun work with the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology and the University of Saskatchewan’s VIDO-Intervac on potential vaccines against coronavirus. CBC (Dal) | CBC (USask) | London Free Press (Western) Global News | CBC (URegina, USask) (National)

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Canadian institutions battle fake coronavirus alerts, discourage travel, send aid to China Top Ten Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:39
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Thompson Rivers University will receive nearly $2M in funding from the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement to develop trades programs for Indigenous students. The funding will allow TRU to create the Careers in Construction Trades program and the Transition and Heavy Mechanic Foundation program, enabling Indigenous students to gain training closer to their home. “For years, Indigenous leaders have been calling for skills training opportunities closer to home to support their community’s needs and self-determination,” said the British Columbia Industry Training Authority Chief Executive Officer Shelley Gray. “These new programs will create pathways for Indigenous workers to take advantage of tens of thousands of in-demand jobs forecasted in the trades over the next decade.” TRU (BC)

TRU to develop trades programs for Indigenous students Top Ten Tue, 01/28/2020 - 03:39
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Tyndale University College & Seminary has announced that it is officially changing its name to Tyndale University. “The Ministry of Colleges & Universities (MCU) decision is an affirmation of the quality of programs that we offer and our capacity to continue to develop new programs that meet or exceed the Ministry’s standards," said Tyndale President Gary Nelson. According to a statement by the university, the name change will help clarify understanding of the kind of postsecondary institution Tyndale is, as well as the quality of education offered. Tyndale (ON)

Tyndale becomes Tyndale University Top Ten Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:02
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The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have signed a funding agreement for Université de l'Ontario français, the first French-language university governed by and for Ontario Francophones. Located in Toronto and welcoming its first cohort of students in September 2021, the university will be supported by $126M in funding from both levels of government over the next eight years. Minister of Francophone Affairs Mélanie Joly stated that the new university "is an unprecedented step that will make a difference in the lives of thousands of Canadians who will now have the opportunity to pursue higher education in French here in Ontario." ON | CBC (ON)

Canada, ON sign funding agreement for French university Top Ten Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:38
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Douglas College has unveiled the school's first coat of arms featuring artwork by an Indigenous artist. “A coat of arms represents a shared sense of history and tradition,” said Douglas President Kathy Denton. “But whose history and whose tradition?" Local Salish artist, Carrielynn Victor produced the artwork from concepts and designs outlines by the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The coat of arms featured a shield with a crowned heart that is supported by two lions, with a raven on top of the shield and two Douglas fir boughs, and a globe beneath. The bottom of the image reads E’yo’l, Te’lmel, Te’mex, or Excellence, Knowledge, Passion in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓. Douglas (BC)

Douglas unveils coat of arms created by an Indigenous artist  Top Ten Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:11
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Manitoba postsecondary institutions and the Business Council of Manitoba have released a report that proposes six key projects to proactively address changes in the province's economy and workforce. Proposed initiatives detailed in the Horizon Manitoba report include: leveraging successful industry-education partnerships; determining the scope of MB's postsecondary institution's regional economic impact; increasing Indigenous participation in postsecondary education and the labour market; creating a work-integrated learning initiative; developing labour market analysis tools; and tracking and analyzing the path from postsecondary to employment. UWinnipeg | CBC (MB)

MB institutions, business council release report on role of PSE in changing labour market Top Ten Tue, 01/21/2020 - 03:41
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Redeemer University College has announced that it is officially changing its name to Redeemer University. “Changing the institution’s name is an important milestone in Redeemer’s history," that clarifies "a lot of confusion among high school students, parents, employers and others about exactly what kind of postsecondary institution Redeemer is," explains Redeemer Vice President of External Relations and Enrolment David Zietsma. According to a statement by the university, the name change will allow the university to remain competitive and better communicate with prospective students. Redeemer (ON)

Redeemer becomes Redeemer University Top Ten Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:33

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