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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 régional de Lanaudière met en vedette les étudiants et enseignants du département de Musique

Cégep régional de Lanaudière

du communiqué de presse : « Les étudiants et les enseignants en Musique du Cégep à Joliette ont connu un automne haut en couleur. Plusieurs spectacles donnés, présence radiophonique et télévisuelle, participation à des événements de grande importance; c’est la tête haute et le cœur rempli de fierté qu’ils terminent cette session d’automne 2016. Lors de la partie d’ouverture de…

NBCCD Metal Arts Program is Tailored for Budding Entrepreneurs

NBCCD

At a recent workshop, Brigitte Clavette held a bowl aloft and declared, “Now you can save your own life.” That sounds dramatic, but when it comes to teaching jewellery and metal arts at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD), Clavette takes her work seriously. “That bowl was hammered from a six-inch metal…

Student-powered OddBird Studio has a remarkable year

Sheridan College

The third-year Bachelor of Game Design students who fuel OddBird Studio entered the 2016 fall term at Sheridan in the same whirlwind manner that has characterized much of their past year as indie developers. They spent the first week of September in Seattle, showcasing their debut game Arrow Heads at PAX West – one of…

Anasthasia More: NBCCD Ceramics student make ball-jointed dolls

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Anasthasia More has always known what she wanted to do. She wanted to come to NBCCD for many years and now she is finally here, studying in the 2-year Diploma in Ceramics. But she’s not here to do functional pottery. Anasthasia is here to increase her skills and knowledge for making porcelain ball jointed dolls.…

Niagara College excels in Culinary Arts

Niagara College

from the press release: Niagara College’s Junior Culinary Team Canada proved that it has the recipe for success, winning a gold medal in its first of two competitions at the 2016 Culinary Olympics. The team from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute competed in its first competition at the IKA /Culinary Olympics in Erfurt,…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

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

Project Jamaica 2017, Yah Man! 

Cégep John Abbott College

Montreal area nursing students from John Abbott College (JAC) have decided to do something very different for spring break this year! They are heading out on a humanitarian trip to Jamaica far from tourist destinations. They will be spending ten days in communities where distance and significant financial constraints means limited medical attention. The JAC-Jamaica…

George Brown students bring Chai Masti (Tea & Fun) to seniors in Mumbai 

George Brown College

George Brown College’s partnership with the Tata Institute of Social Services (TISS) in India offers students in the Early Childhood Education, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology and Community Worker programs an interdisciplinary international placement with one of several TISS community partners. Dignity Foundation, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of India’s senior citizens, is one of these…

Enactus Lambton has creating a farming revolution in rural Zambia 

Lambton College

Since its inception January 6, 2012, the 315 Lambton College students involved with Enactus have brought new meaning to the words entrepreneurship and innovation. Through compassion, dedication, and humanity, Enactus Lambton has managed to create a farming revolution in the Zambian towns of Hufwa, Gaali, Kasaka and 45 surrounding villages with their inspirational One Seed…

Alison Murphy: The Artist and the Administrator

NBCCD

The line between artist and administrator has never been so blurry than in Felt/Mixed Media Artist and Craft NB Executive Director Alison Murphy. Alison the artist was born in her father’s studio. Touching his brushes, his palette, and his creativity, she developed a love for colour and for collecting. After graduating in 2004 with a…

Algonquin College Research Assistant Hired as Microsoft Student Evangelist 

Algonquin College

Under the tutelage of Algonquin’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation and working with industry partner Contextere, students Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard developed a ground breaking application targeted towards industrial work crews. Adesh Shah and Jack Garrard, who are enrolled in the Mobile Application Design & Development and Interactive Media & Design programs respectively,…

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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.

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…

NSCC’s Centre for the Built Environment: blending environmental stewardship and technology

Nova Scotia Community College

Situated on Halifax Harbour—part of Nova Scotia Community College’s Waterfront Campus—is the LEED-, BOMA BESt Platinum- and Audubon-Certified Centre for the Built Environment (CBE). A 120,000 square foot, living research laboratory, the CBE blends the natural environment with the built environment; a unique concept for a trades and technology space. The CBE features large operable…

Fleming College launches new Sustainable Waste Management program unique to Ontario

Fleming College

Fleming College’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences is launching a Sustainable Waste Management program, the only college program in Ontario that is focused on building advanced knowledge and skills in this sector. Sustainable Waste Management is a two-semester graduate certificate program that will be delivered at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont. Through…

Bringing a buzz to Humber College

Humber College

Humber College has thousands of hard workers – and we’re not just talking about our students. These workers are black and yellow, smaller than a paperclip and can be seen buzzing around campus in warmer months. (Honey bees, in case you didn’t guess). In an effort to rebuild the number of worker honey bees in…

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…

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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 professors among the recipients of the Trico Social EnterPrize award for innovation in social enterprise

Okanagan College

A team consisting of two Okanagan College professors and one student researcher are among only five teams across the country to be awarded prestigious research grants from the Trico Charitable Foundation. Dr. Kyleen Myrah and Kerry Rempel of the Okanagan College School of Business, along with Cassandra McColman, a third-year business student, recently received a…

Lethbridge College adds new way of designing to its Interior Design Technology program

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College Interior Design Technology program launches virtual-reality component to help both students and clients better visual projects. from the Lethbridge Herald: “There’s a new way of designing, and students at Lethbridge College are getting the chance to explore it firsthand. Students in the Interior Design Technology (IDT) program are getting the opportunity to work…

Des étudiants en architecture du Cégep de Rimouski créent des œuvres architecturales qui intègrent de la culture aquaponique

Cégep de Rimouski

de Radio-Canada: Les étudiants en architecture du Cégep de Rimouski seront appelés à utiliser la culture aquaponique qui y est développée pour embellir l’établissement. Une somme de 15 000 dollars sera mise à leur disposition pour créer, l’automne prochain, des œuvres architecturales qui intègrent la culture aquaponique. Le professeur en géographie, Jérôme Bossé, souhaite que ce projet…

Okanagan College launches innovative apprenticeship program to reduce time away from home & work for electricians

Okanagan College

from the Penticton Herald: An innovative apprenticeship program piloting at Okanagan College aims to help Electricians reduce time away from work and home while training. The Electrician Apprenticeship Level I Blended Program is a new 17-week program that will deliver training through a combination of on-campus and online learning. The online component will cut in-class…

Fleming College joins Peterborough’s Innovation Cluster, will create space for use by business & tech students

Fleming College

from the Peterborough Examiner: Fleming College will be part of the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s new VentureNorth incubator project. The organization announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Fleming College. The deal will see Fleming occupy 1,000 square feet of dedicated space for use by business and technology students. The Applied Project space…

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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.

College of the Rockies hosts “Repatriation as Reconciliation” art presentation

College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies was pleased to host a unique presentation from University of Victoria professor, Dr. Andrea Walsh, entitled ‘Repatriation as Reconciliation: Children’s Art from the Alberni Indian Residential School’. from the press release: “A visual anthropologist specializing in 20th century and contemporary aboriginal art, Dr. Walsh is interested in collections of objects and images…

Parkland College builds partnerships with First Nations

Parkland College

This spring, 11 students from Peepeekisis First Nation in East Central Saskatchewan completed a Housing Maintenance/Introduction to Carpentry program held in partnership with Parkland College. The Housing Maintenance program benefits all parties involved. Partnerships are formed between the College and local First Nation communities, and students gain the confidence and skills needed to pursue further post-secondary…

Algonquin College and Cambrian College launch Indigenous student success program

Algonquin College, Cambrian College

An innovative program that aims to enhance Indigenous student recruitment, retention, and success is underway at Algonquin College and Cambrian College. Both institutions will be working with Indigenous communities on a new Indigenous Student Performance Success Program focused on producing research that will identify factors that help or hinder Indigenous students as they pursue postsecondary studies at each…

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,…

Cumberland College calendar promotes Indigenous art

Cumberland College

from the Melfort Journal: “A new calendar for 2017 is promoting the work of Indigenous artists young and old while also promoting education. The calendar was created by Cumberland College, who is partnering with the North East School Division. “We want to acknowledge and celebrate the work of our Indigenous students,” said Brenda Mellon, Manager…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

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

Firefighter, Pre-Service Education and Training

Seneca College

The Firefighter Pre-Service Education and Training program provides you with the most comprehensive and current training to meet NFPA 1001 FF I & II professional qualifications. In addition to theoretical learning, you’ll also benefit from hands-on training in basic firefighting skills on campus and at several fire training facilities.   View program

Techniques de production en microbrasserie

Cégep de Jonquière

Ce programme vise la consolidation ou le développement de connaissances et d’habiletés reliées au domaine de la production brassicole particulièrement en contexte de microbrasserie.   View program

Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies

JIBC

The Bachelor of Law Enforcement Studies (BLES) provides expanded opportunities in the study of law enforcement and public safety that positions graduates to be sought-after candidates in the highly competitive recruiting process of related fields. The program prepares students for success by developing their leadership skills, enhancing their inter-personal communications, critical thinking, and ethical decision making.  …

Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Negotiation

JIBC

The Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Negotiation provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore the broad field of conflict resolution, with an emphasis on negotiation skills. The program will equip them with concepts and skills to improve personal and working relationships by learning how to handle conflict more constructively.   View program

Ceramics Diploma

NBCCD

This program enables you to explore clay, glazes and firing methods while developing techniques and a personal aesthetic through working with low- and high-fire materials including raku, gas and electric kilns.   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.

Repair Café

Sheridan College

Reduce, reuse and recycle…plus repair! Recycling is not the solution. Repairing is a better option. If you have a broken household item and don’t know what to do with it, instead of throwing it out, consider to bring it to Sheridan’s next Repair Café. Sheridan is the first higher education institution in Canada hosting a…

The Entrepreneurship Centre

Northern College

At the Entrepreneur Centre, Northern College is here to help you transform your dreams of being your own boss into the real thing. Think of it as a hub for all things entrepreneurial and grow your big idea. Whether you’re looking for help with starting a new business, accessing funding, creating a business plan, or…

The Landscape Construction Pavilion

Olds College

In 1997, Olds College opened the Landscape Construction Pavilion with support from the Bank of Montreal, the Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association and members of the horticulture industry. The Landscape Construction Pavilion was constructed in response to industry requests for Olds College to provide students with greater opportunities to develop hands-on horticultural skills. The facility…

The Dairy Learning Centre

Lakeland College

Lakeland’s Dairy Learning Centre is about more than just teaching our students. Each element of the state-of-the-art learning facility is designed with education in mind. Hundreds of students throughout Lakeland plus people working in the dairy industry will train in the centre. Students can also learn about robotic and conventional milking systems, calf management, feed…

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.

Canadore College partners with local company to develop unique idea for drying out marijuana

Canadore College

from CBC: Sudbury-born Weston Sagle isn’t waiting for the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2018 to develop his unique idea for drying out, or ‘curing’ marijuana leaves. Sagle’s company Nugnerd is partnering with Canadore College in North Bay to develop his new product, the CureCap. The CureCap affixes to a mason jar, then, as humidity…

NBCCD Alumna/Instructor Melissa LeBlanc: Characterizing Clay

NBCCD

Melissa LeBlanc has found what many of us aspire to have – an ideal balance. Two days of every week, she has her hands in the mud, conjuring expressive animal characters from blocks of inert clay. Three days of the week, she teaches in the Diploma in Ceramics at NBCCD, pulling the best and most…

Conestoga College Broadcast Journalism student directs Local Ladies documentary on six female entrepreneurs

Conestoga College

from GuelphToday.com: The director of a documentary film focusing on six women leading entrepreneurship in Guelph says she is excited for the upcoming screening to share their stories. Katie Green spent months documenting the working life of six Guelph women during the summer break between year one and two of her Broadcast Journalism program at…

Georgian College and partners offer new business development program, SPROUT

Georgian College

from the Barrie Advance:   Barrie food entrepreneurs will have another opportunity to grow early next year. The city, in partnership with Georgian College and the Agri-Food Management Institute, will offer a new business development program designed to assist entrepreneurs with bringing their ideas to market. Registration opened this week and the program will run…

Selkirk College partners with local businesses to enhance innovation

Selkirk College

The Selkirk College-SME Applied Research & Technology Solutions (SMARTS) project drew to a close at the end of February. This multi-year project saw Selkirk College staff and students working with businesses around the region to tackle applied research questions aimed at helping partners use innovative approaches and technologies to enhance their operations. “One of the goals of…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

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

Alan Desousa

Collège Vanier

Politician and city councillor

James Cybulski

Algonquin College

Broadcaster

Teejay Sidhu

BCIT

Actress, film producer, and radio jockey

K.D. Lang

Red River College

Singer/songwriter

Steven Galloway

Thompson Rivers University

Novelist

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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.

All aboard with updated zoo train

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The Kinsmen Express Train at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm & Zoo has been given a new lease on life thanks to several students in the Auto Body Technician and Automotive Service Technician programs. “These students got to make some lasting memories, and help other people make lasting memories as well,” says Scott Kucharyshen, Auto body…

Okanagan College nursing students gather warm-clothing donations for Kelowna’s disadvantaged

Okanagan College

Boxes of donated warm clothing that have been jamming the halls where Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program lives are on their way to making a difference for Kelowna’s disadvantaged. The first- and second-year students who sit on the BSN’s Global Health committee – a civically-minded, student-led initiative for social equity –…

Officer aims to draw on own experience to be role model and help others

JIBC

When Shauntelle Nichols needed help, the police were there for her. Today she’s a police officer herself, ready to be there for others in need. For the last several years, Shauntelle has drawn on her experience of officers helping make her feel safe to motivate and inspire her in her studies and efforts to be…

CNA graduates volunteer at annual two-day food festival, Eat the Hill

College of the North Atlantic

A dozen graduates from College of the North Atlantic (CNA) volunteered at the annual Eat the Hill event in Clarenville, working side-by-side with professional chefs to serve hundreds of people at the two-day food festival. Eat the Hill, which is organized by CNA culinary arts instructor Chris Sheppard and former instructor Roger Dewling, incorporates winter…

Algonquin College graphic design students and grads participate in digital comic book project to raise awareness about the immune system and vaccinations

Algonquin College

from Metro Ottawa: “A prominent Ottawa doctor has teamed up with graphic-design prodigies to convince children to get vaccinated. Immunization Warriors is a digital comic book that aims to get children thinking differently about needles and go over the heads of reluctant parents. Comparing viruses to invading extra-terrestrials, the comic aims to explain the role of white…

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