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January 2017

Art & Design Achievements

Any student achievement in fine art, literature, fashion, graphic design, music, or culinary arts; cool exhibitions, or design festivals organized by a college or institute etc.

Le Cégep de Sainte-Foy forme une nouvelle génération de graphistes avec le STUDIO Jeune coop

Cégep de Sainte-Foy

du communiqué de presse : « Favoriser l’insertion professionnelle de la prochaine génération de graphistes et développer les aptitudes entrepreneuriales de ces derniers, voilà les objectifs que vise la toute nouvelle coopérative scolaire du programme de Graphisme du Cégep de Sainte-Foy : Le STUDIO jeune coop. Unique au Québec, cette coopérative scolaire permet à quelque 32 étudiants de…

College of the North Atlantic student, alumna, and faculty member nominated for East Coast Music Association awards

College of the North Atlantic

from the press release: “Three people, three backgrounds, three awards. A College of the North Atlantic (CNA) student, alumna and faculty member will be contending for awards at the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) annual awards presentation, taking place in Saint John, New Brunswick this April. Leading by example, Sound Recording & Production instructor, Michelle…

Camosun College’s Comic Arts Festival celebrates the artistry of visual storytelling

Camosun College

Camosun College in Victoria, BC, delivers a nationally unique certificate program in Comics and Graphic Novels each year to approximately 30 students. The one-of-a-kind program was created for students who have a desire to learn the language of visual storytelling, and focuses on skills-based learning for six career paths: comic book creation (print & online),…

Architectural Technologies students learn both building sciences and interior design at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Architectural Technologies program incorporates interior design, building sciences, drafting methods, and geometry in a practical trades program. from Maclean’s: “Back in the ’70s they were known merely as draftsmen: people hunched over tables using pencils and mechanical tools to churn out blueprints for architects and contractors. But an evolutionary educational process has spawned…

Lethbridge College wins awards for its alumni and community magazine, Wider Horizons

Lethbridge College

from the press release: “Lethbridge College’s Advancement team received two awards on Friday in Seattle at the CASE District VIII 2017 Communication Awards ceremony. The winning submissions appeared in two different issues of Wider Horizons, the college’s alumni and community magazine that is distributed to nearly 40,000 people three times each year, and included: A gold…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

International outreach or development projects, partnerships abroad, research impacting other countries etc.

Les 15 ans du Projet international en Sciences humaines au Cégep Marie-Victorin 

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Le programme de Sciences humaines, profil monde : Projet international, offert à Marie-Victorin, célèbre cette année ses 15 ans d’existence. Ce programme unique aura permis à plus de 325 étudiants de vivre une expérience enrichissante grâce à un séjour de trois mois dans un pays en voie de développement dont l’Inde, l’Indonésie, le Mexique, le Pérou,…

Holland College welcomes Bahamian delegation

Holland College

from the Bahamas Weekly: “The government of Canada’s Department of Global Affairs, recently selected President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, as a scholar in the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP). Co-organized by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), the ELAP scholarship is designed to support…

MEDIC builds vaccine health architecture for Africa

Mohawk College

Mohawk’s mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) is bridging the gap between the healthcare sector and the companies who are developing innovative solutions aimed at improving healthcare in Canada and beyond. Software Architect, Justin Fyfe, who is a Mohawk graduate, is helping health professionals save lives in Tanzania with OpenIZ.org. Inspired by his…

Une délégation camerounaise en visite au Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Cégep de Trois Rivières

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières a reçu, le 8 décembre dernier, la visite de Numelec-Cameroun en compagnie des membres de l’Hôpital Général de Yaoundé et du Ministère des Marchés Publics du Cameroun. Pendant leur séjour au Cégep de Trois-Rivières, les membres de la délégation ont rencontré les départements d’Hygiène dentaire, de Soins infirmiers et des techniques physiques. Cette…

Durham College embarks on global partnership

Durham College

Durham College (DC) embarked on a global partnership in collaboration with the Government of Barbados Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI), and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). The agreement is being facilitated through the Government of Barbados Skills for the Future Program – an initiative that aims to enhance the delivery of educational…

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March 2017

Green Spaces

Any sustainable classroom, clean-energy lab, carbon-reducing structure or initiative, or sustainable agriculture on campus or managed in conjunction with your institution etc.

Northern Lakes College launches online training for water and wastewater treatment

Northern Lakes College

from the Smoky River Express: With a shortage of qualified water and wastewater operators in the north, Northern Lakes College now offers online training for that work. Water / wastewater operator preparation program level 1 starts in September. “The program meets entry-level training requirements with Alberta Environment and no other courses are required to be…

Un Plan de gestion des matières résiduelles au Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

À la suite de l’élaboration d’un Plan de gestion des matières résiduelles (PGMR) au Cégep, des objectifs ont été clairement définis, concernant principalement la réduction des quantités globales de déchets produites dans l’établissement, mais plus spécifiquement les quantités de matières compostables pouvant être détournées de l’enfouissement. Pour cela, le Cégep a intégré et appliqué le…

Selkirk College Students Visit Remote Calvert Island Research Station

Selkirk College

Prior to graduating from the Integrated Environmental Planning Program, students traveled to the west coast for an unforgettable experience where two years of study was applied at the Hakai Institute. A group of ten Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning Program (IEP) spent a week off-grid on the west coast studying the impacts of climate…

BCIT’s Energy OASIS project

BCIT

Given Canada’s size and the distances to travel, an environmentally sustainable transportation system has to provide electric vehicles the energy they need to move people and goods across this vast geography, without jeopardizing the reliability of our electric grid. Dr. Hassan Farhangi, director of the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team, hopes that BCIT’s Energy OASIS project…

Algonquin College student research tackles environmental issues affecting Muskrat Lake Watershed

Algonquin College

from the Daily Observer: On Dec. 6, Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke held an Applied Research Day to give students in the Environmental Technician (E-Tech) Program the opportunity to showcase their work. The E-Tech Program, which was founded five years ago, is a compressed diploma that can be completed in 18 months whereas other…

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With fundmy150, students will be able to raise modest resources they need to grow their projects and get new ideas off the ground through crowdfunding – like an arts and crafts program that needs a bit of money for supplies, or a student-designed adult coloring book with printing costs. This is a chance to support creative student ideas while giving back to the community. Spread the word on campus, in clubs, at the gym, between classes, through student associations – anywhere and everywhere – about this exciting opportunity!

May 2017

Innovations

Any scientific, technological, business, or social innovation developed on campus, in partnership with your institution, or facilitated by programming/incubators at your institution etc.

Okanagan College, UBC Okanagan collaborate on project to find housing for low-income populations

Okanagan College

from Global News: Housing for people with low-income or no income in Kelowna has proven to be a challenge but with the launch of a new website it may become easier to access. Ricky Lee has been homeless in Kelowna since November it hasn’t been an easy task looking for a place to call home.…

Laurentian and Cambrian collaborate to boost research and innovation in Northern Ontario

Cambrian College

Laurentian University and Cambrian College have formalized an agreement that facilitates the creation of collaborative partnerships and enables faculty, students, and staff at both institutions to pursue large-scale research projects – sharing professional expertise, facilities, equipment, and administrative services in order to boost innovation, productivity, and results. The aim is to harness the resources and…

Micro Grid, Macro Change

BCIT

Working with industry, government, and utility partners, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has built a leading-edge, smart microgrid system on its Burnaby Campus that allows it to test the renewable energy solutions that will form the future of energy. Smart microgrid systems can power remote communities using renewable energy sources such as sun…

Future Ways of Living Cultural Celebration and Pop-Up Lab

George Brown College

The unique George Brown College Institute without Boundaries (IwB), a Toronto-based educational program and design studio, works to achieve social, ecological, and economic innovation through design collaboration. from George Brown College: “The Institute without Boundaries (IwB) was founded in 2003 by the School of Design at George Brown College, in consultation with Bruce Mau. The…

College of New Caledonia launches new dual Medical Imaging and Sonography program

College of New Caledonia

from My Prince George Now: In Prince George, a new medical sonography – also known as ultrasound – diploma program will take in its first batch of students in the fall of 2018. It will be linked with the school’s existing medical radiography diploma and will train 16 students per year. “We’ve always had more…

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June 2017

Indigenous Inclusion

Any initiative taken by a college or institute to encourage post-secondary education in Indigenous communities, program directed toward Indigenous learners, or service offered to facilitate Indigenous culture and values on campus etc.

FNTI celebrates success of flight program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students

First Nations Technical Institute

from CBC News: A flight school aimed exclusively at Indigenous students is under financial pressure following a surge in applications. The First Nations Technical Institute on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., has operated a flight program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students since 1989. Enrolment in the program had dropped off in recent years, but…

FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implement the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. “Education is the key to prosperity for…

NWCC displays art donated from First Nations Fine Arts students

Northwest Community College

It was a momentous event for First Nations Fine Arts students on December 8, 2016 when two carvings, crafted by Freda Diesing herself, were donated to the art studio at Northwest Community College. Donors Kelsey Wiebe (on behalf of her grandparents, Jim & Jane Christison) and Corey Bulpitt, presented a Wolf Panel carving and a…

1970 – 26 Day Sit-in

Portage College

Portage College, then Alberta NewStart Inc., were about to close its doors due to shortage of funds. Local native people began to feel they must do what they could to re-open the centre and gain public support. At 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 1970, approximately 130 people took over the dormitory for a two-day meeting.…

Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

One single word can have a lot of power. For years, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has used the term “Aboriginal” when discussing its First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and the programs and services designed to support them. However, the term has a murky past — it was not chosen by any group it refers to. But,…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

Any interesting/original program offered by a college or institute that we should celebrate.

Graphic & Print Technician

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

With the Graphic and Print Technician program, you will learn the entire process of printing production from design and pre-press, through to printing and post press finishing operations.   View program

Exercise Rider & Jockey Training

Olds College

This dynamic and interactive program will take your horsemanship to the next level if you are interested in a career in the racing industry. We provide hands on learning using race horses as your text books.   View program

Automotive Service Technician

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

This program is a 14-week program designed to prepare Aboriginal people who are interested in a career path into this industry. This program will provide students with an understanding of the job possibilities and related requirements for employment in the industry as well as provide basic hands-on skill development. Students will also develop individual career…

Comedy: Writing and Performance

Humber College

Humber’s Comedy: Writing and Performance diploma program helps you hone your craft while gaining an understanding of the commercial side of the industry. Our faculty is comprised of seasoned, award-winning professionals who are active in the comedy industry.   View program

Ski Resort Operations & Management (SROAM) Program

Selkirk College

Covering all aspects of ski resort operations, this program gives you a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles.   View program

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August 2017

Cool Spaces

Any unique student centre, work-integrated learning lab, technology classroom, production studio, or artistic space facilitating an innovative learning experience, mental health awareness, or skills development etc., or any update or addition to an existing space to make it more accessible.

The Offshore Safety and Survival Centre

Marine Institute

The Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) offers a comprehensive range of safety and emergency response training courses to the offshore petroleum, marine transportation, fishing and land based industries. Training courses developed by the OSSC are subject to rigorous academic scrutiny. The majority of courses delivered at the centre are also accredited or approved by…

Selkirk College Students Visit Remote Calvert Island Research Station

Selkirk College

Prior to graduating from the Integrated Environmental Planning Program, students traveled to the west coast for an unforgettable experience where two years of study was applied at the Hakai Institute. A group of ten Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning Program (IEP) spent a week off-grid on the west coast studying the impacts of climate…

The Culinary Arts Centre

Centennial College

Centennial College has grown rapidly over the past several years and demand for student housing outpaced the capacity of our 340-bed facility on Progress Avenue. Knowing that a lack of access to a residence is an impediment for students living outside a reasonable commuting distance from campus, Centennial constructed an eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary…

The Boreal Research Institute

NAIT

The Boreal Research Institute is a 9,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility located in Peace River, 500 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. It is staffed by a team of research scientists and technicians with professional designations in forestry, biology and agrology. The Institute’s facility includes two laboratories, office space for 15 people, an outdoor growing space and a three-bay greenhouse that…

Camosun celebrates the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab opening

Camosun College

Camosun College and Babcock Canada joined forces today for an exciting virtual reality ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Babcock Canada Interaction Lab at the college’s Interurban campus. “Babcock Canada relies on skilled technicians and tradespeople to design, build, and maintain complex technology which plays an important role in Canada and BC’s marine industry…

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September 2017

What are your #150reasons?

You shared your #150reasons for choosing to work, study, teach and/or lead at your institutions with us – and here they are! Continue to Tweet @CollegeCan to share your #150reasons!

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October 2017

Entrepreneurship

Any entrepreneur coming out of the college/institute system, program fostering entrepreneurship, incubator success, or business partnership with a college or institute etc.

C3 Estrie intègre le nouveau Quartier de l’entrepreneur à Sherbrooke

Cégep de Sherbrooke

C3 Estrie, l’entreprise-école née au Cégep de Sherbrooke, prend part au projet majeur de revitalisation du centre-ville, le Quartier de l’entrepreneur Well inc., dévoilé par le maire Bernard Sévigny le 4 octobre dernier devant la Chambre de commerce de Sherbrooke. Créé en 2015 au Cégep de Sherbrooke, C3 Estrie incite les jeunes à s’intéresser à l’entrepreneuriat, leur…

L’entrepreneuriat au Cégep de Trois-Rivières : faire le point, consolider et… se développer !

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Depuis 2013, le développement de l’entrepreneuriat éducatif et de l’accompagnement des jeunes entrepreneurs fait partie des priorités au Cégep de Trois-Rivières. Deux séries de raisons nous y ont poussés : celles qui sont relatives aux bénéfices pédagogiques de l’activité entrepreneuriale et celles qui concernent notre mission complémentaire régionale. De nombreuses réalisations en témoignent, mais la création de La…

The Entrepreneur Development Centre

Medicine Hat College

You’ve got the idea, you’ve written the plan, and you’re ready to take the risk. Before taking the leap, you want to know: will my business succeed? The Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) helps students and alumni start, manage and grow successful businesses. The EDC offers business coaching and access to resources, organizes seminars and events…

NBCCD Textile alumna Monica Memory makes little things you didn’t know you wanted

NBCCD

Monica Memory. Let that name sink in. How fitting that an artist with such an evocative name is in the business of making little memories. Each earring, each pendant, each pocket mirror is a tiny perfect illustration. Her work is reminiscent of childhood – bright and cute and bringing a smile to the lips every…

Le CERESO au Cégep régional de Lanaudière ouvre un nouveau lieu communautaire afin de démarrer des projets inspirants et novateurs

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

du Hebdo Rive Nord : La communauté du Cégep de même que celle du grand Lanaudière disposent désormais d’un lieu inspirant afin d’échanger des idées et démarrer des projets innovants; l’Espace 412. On doit l’idée au Centre d’expertise et d’accompagnement en innovation sociale au Cégep régional de Lanaudière (CERESO). Nommé l’Espace 412 en raison de cette…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

Any alumnus who is successfully contributing to Canada or Canada’s brand.

Luc Brodeur-Jourdain

Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Football player

Gloria Macarenko

BCIT

Television and radio journalist

Bryan Perro

Collège Shawinigan

Children’s fantasy author

Pierre Bruneau

Cégep de Victoriaville

Journalist and news anchor

Steve Jolin

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Rapper known as Anodajay

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December 2017

Community Impact

Any example of colleges and institutes contributing to the success, security, or well-being of their community.

Le Cégep André-Laurendeau offre une trentaine de ressources d’aide social aux personnes immigrantes

Cégep André-Laurendeau

La Formation continue du Cégep André-Laurendeau et le Centre social d’aide aux immigrants (CSAI) ont reçu environ 250 visiteurs lors de l’événement Bienvenue aux personnes immigrantes, le jeudi 19 octobre dernier, au Cégep André-Laurendeau. L’événement a permis à la population de toute origine d’avoir accès gratuitement à plus d’une trentaine de ressources (employabilité, études, orientation scolaire et professionnelle, familles, intégration…). De plus, une dizaine d’ateliers-conférences ont eu…

Have Whisk, Will Travel: Culinary Arts in the Community

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is home to an important training ground for the next generation of Saskatchewan’s culinary masters. The Culinary Arts program, offered at the Saskatoon campus, is led by program head and long-time chef Derek Cotton and teaches students ‘a little bit of everything’ in the culinary world. “Our program is designed to prepare students…

Future Ways of Living Cultural Celebration and Pop-Up Lab

George Brown College

The unique George Brown College Institute without Boundaries (IwB), a Toronto-based educational program and design studio, works to achieve social, ecological, and economic innovation through design collaboration. from George Brown College: “The Institute without Boundaries (IwB) was founded in 2003 by the School of Design at George Brown College, in consultation with Bruce Mau. The…

Le Cégep de Sept-Îles lance un nouveau Centre d’entrepreneuriat et de valorisation des innovations (CEVI) afin d’offrir de nouveaux services aux entreprises de la région

Cégep de Sept-Îles

de Radio-Canada: Un nouveau Centre d’entrepreneuriat et de valorisation des innovations (CEVI) voit le jour au Cégep de Sept-Îles. Avec le CEVI, de nouveaux services seront offerts aux entreprises de la région ainsi qu’aux personnes souhaitant commercialiser une idée et lancer une entreprise. Les usagers pourront profiter de la veille stratégique, de la formation adaptée…

Photographer Kelly Baker: Telling Untold Stories

NBCCD

What do an anthropologist and a photographer have in common? A pure obsession with storytelling. Little wonder that Kelly Baker was drawn to pursue both career paths. In fact, before entering the photography program, she had already completed a PhD in Anthropology: “I went to school for a lot of years to become an anthropologist,…

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