Education

Making reconciliation part of day-to-day life

Making reconciliation  part of day-to-day life

It has been over two years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its calls to action, but the journey to reconciliation requires perseverance and involves everyone, says Robert Joseph, hereditary chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation and co-founder of Reconciliation Canada.

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Commitment to Reconciliation

Commitment to Reconciliation

Moving forward requires honesty about Canada’s collective past and present actions

As Canada enters its 151st year as a nation, the call for healing, reconciliation and justice rings loudly from coast to coast to coast, says Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba.  

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Career-ready with e-learning

Career-ready with e-learning

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

Colleges & Institutes

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

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

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

Looking back on 55 years of land conservation

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

Welcome to Atlantic Canada

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

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

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

Partnerships advancing skills development and inclusion

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

The power of one

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

Earth Day

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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Ambitious program aims to prepare young Canadians for global tech opportunities

Ambitious program aims to prepare young Canadians for global tech opportunities

As Canadians prepare to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday in 2017, one group is already looking ahead to the bicentennial and developing strategies to help ensure that future generations are prepared for the challenges of a rapidly changing world defined by technology and science.

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Industry input enables timely response to changing conditions

Industry input enables timely response to changing conditions

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

Going green

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

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

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

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

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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