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Career-ready with e-learning

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Algonquin College’s integration of the latest high tech with personalized learning is burnishing its reputation as a leader in online learning. The Ottawa college currently offers over 130 online certificates, diploma programs and graduate certificates, and these are growing in popularity as students seek the credentials to jumpstart their careers, switch professions or simply stay up to date in a quickly changing field.

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Colleges & Institutes

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At first glance, Alazar Elyas may not seem your typical college student. At 47, he already has 23 years of experience working as a plumber under his belt. Yet when the Eritrean refugee arrived in Canada with his wife in 2016, his English language skills were not yet at a sufficient level to successfully gain employment in a field where communication and safety are essential.

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Multi-disciplinary team uncovers secrets in the world of fine art

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Dr. Michael D. Noseworthy, professor of electrical and computer engineering and co-director of the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, has always loved art. He has visited some of the great art galleries of the world, where he marvelled at the talent, imagination and creativity of the artists. But he never imagined he would be part of a multi-disciplinary team delving into the material condition of nine historical paintings, including a Van Gogh.

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Looking back on 55 years of land conservation

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In 1962, a group of naturalists in southern Ontario was alarmed by development activities that they saw encroaching on important habitat for plants and animals. Recognizing that this was not just a local, but a national, issue, they created the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to acquire and protect land under threat. Fifty-five years later,  NCC reaches from coast to coast to coast and has protected 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) of Canada’s most important natural habitats.

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Welcome to Atlantic Canada

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In 2017, for the fourth year in a row, incoming first-year international students attending post-secondary education institutions in Halifax, Nova Scotia, were invited to the Mayor’s Welcome Party. Along with a message of appreciation for having chosen to study in Halifax came the invitation to enjoy their time in the region and perhaps consider staying on after graduation.

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Reconciliation: moving forward from a place of mutual respect and understanding

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Knowing one’s history and understanding one’s place in the world can serve as a powerful catalyst for healing, especially when this knowledge is shared with the intention of fostering mutual respect and support, says Armand Garnet Ruffo, a member of the Ojibwe nation and National Scholar in Indigenous Languages and Literatures at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Partnerships advancing skills development and inclusion

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Post-secondary institutions in Western Canada are building new bridges from the classroom to the workforce and breaking down barriers between higher education and traditionally disadvantaged communities. Through innovative programs and educational models, these institutions are playing an important role in the national effort to expand workforce participation and better prepare workers for a rapidly changing job market.

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The power of one

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Cross-disciplinary research shows how each individual tree contributes to urban environment’s sustainability

It is common knowledge that cutting down a large area of trees has a significant environmental impact, but many may find it surprising that cutting down just one city tree has a measurable effect on local airflow, air quality and temperature regulation.

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Earth Day

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Building a greener future for Earth Days to come requires commitment from individuals, businesses and governments on actions large and small. Mobilizing the power of our investments and introducing the next generation to the importance of the natural environment are just two of many initiatives gaining momentum in the effort to take action on climate change.

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Industry input enables timely response to changing conditions

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While greening post-secondary institutions takes many forms across the country, colleges and institutes have a unique approach: they utilize a feedback loop to – and from – industry as a reality check, says Rod Miller, associate vice-president, corporate training solutions at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

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Going green

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Moving towards sustainability goals by greening Canada’s colleges and institutes

Judging by the number of green initiatives and innovations, Canada’s colleges and institutes appear determined to show the world they are fertile ground for furthering environmental sustainability. Their green activities are varied and diverse, affecting the curriculum, areas of research, campus management and community outreach, says Denise Amyot, president and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

 

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By and for the people: Social innovation, technology and diversity shifting the practice of law

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A Q&A with Lorne Sossin, the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School. A law clerk to former chief justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada and a former associate in law at Columbia Law School at York University, he was also a litigation lawyer with Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). Dean Sossin shares his perspective on the nature, direction and potential impact of legal innovation in Canada.  

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Post-secondary institutions introducing new programs and approaches in a rapidly changing world

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Canada’s post-secondary institutions are continually challenged to keep pace with shifting economic forces, technology advances and new labour market requirements. As the speed of change accelerates, universities and colleges are working to become all the more agile in program transformation to ensure they continue to meet the needs of their learners and their communities.

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