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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.

Selkirk College professor brings the art and culture of graphic novels to students:

Selkirk College

from the Nelson Star: “Once condemned as a dangerous force of moral degradation, comics and graphic novels have come to be recognized as important cultural texts. “I’ve always been interested in popular culture as an expression of our deepest desires,” said Nelson professor Renée Jackson-Harper. “Graphic novels like Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and David B’s Epileptic,…

Vancouver Island University celebrates 25-year anniversary of Bachelor of Arts program with profiles of successful grads

Vancouver Island University

from Vancouver Island University: “Happy Silver Anniversary, VIU BA! Twenty-five years ago, Malaspina College offered its first Bachelor of Arts program (Liberal Studies) in partnership with the University of Victoria. In 1996, the institution, which had then become Malaspina University-College, began offering homegrown BA degrees in a range of subjects. Today, as Vancouver Island University,…

Graduate Cat Squires: How They Found Their Fit in Graphic Design

Do you fit in yet? Cat Squires does. Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, Expressive Artist, Gender Fluid Person, Borderline Personality Disorder Manager, Non-Profit Supporter, Loving Daughter, Proud Mother, Devoted Wife. Depending on which direction you approach Cat, you could try to label them a hundred different ways. They are all of these things – but cannot be…

Sheridan signs historic agreement with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

Sheridan College

from the press release: “Sheridan College took part last week in a Commercial Signing Ceremony held in Shanghai, China, and witnessed by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of International Trade.  The agreement, signed by Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Sheridan, and Yang Shaolin, General Manager of the Shanghai Dramatic…

Durham College Music Business Administration grad makes it to Top 40 with debut single

Durham College

from Maclean’s: “Sarah Mark didn’t realize just how much she had learned in college until she got her first Top 40 hit on the radio. Granted, she had barely finished college when that happened. Her debut single “Tun Up,” a jaunty R&B summertime pop anthem, started getting serious airtime on Canadian radio stations just as…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

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

Fleming College signs 2+2 international pathway partnership with Irish institute

Fleming College

from the press release: “Sporting Goods Business graduates of Fleming College in Ontario, Canada can now complete a degree in their field at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in Ireland with just two additional years of study. A new ‘2+2’ pathway between the two institutions allows eligible Sporting Goods Business graduates seamless entry into the third…

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…

College of the Rockies showcases skilled trades program to visiting Tanzanian delegation

College of the Rockies

from the press release: “The College of the Rockies showcased their skilled trades program to a delegation from Tanzania who are in Cranbrook — and Canada — to bolster their own initiatives at a post-secondary institution back in Africa. The group, from the Mwanza Regional Vocational Training & Service Centre, located in Mwanza, Tanzania, toured…

Niagara College students go the distance to make a difference in Honduras 

Niagara College

A group of 17 students from NC’s Practical Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant programs joined forces for an International Field Study in October, where they applied skills they gained in the classroom to help the underprivileged in Honduras. The students departed for Honduras on October 22, to work alongside the Hope Centre, a refuge…

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.

Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Program students offer expertise to communities

Selkirk College

from the press release: Integrated Environmental Planning Program students have explored a diverse range of areas for the City of Nelson and are now entering the stage of public input. An open house was held on March 13 at Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus to update residents and gather feedback. Draft versions of…

Yukon College artistic collaboration explores climate change in northern communities

Yukon College

A collaborative project from Yukon College art students looks to tackle climate change through multimedia: from Maclean’s: “A collaboration between Yukon College’s school of visual arts in Dawson City, its Yukon Research Centre in Whitehorse and the University of Saskatchewan is adding a human dimension to the science of climate change. “We are trying to…

Kwantlen Polytechnic students raise money to provide solar power and light for communities in Africa

Kwantlen Polytechnic

from Richmond News: “They couldn’t get their collective minds around the concept of burying their heads in their books at night without having any proper light. And when they learned that impoverished African kids were getting injured while using gasoline to produce light for a few minutes of studying, a group of Kwantlen Polytechnic University…

Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières lance un nouveau programme en Écodéveloppement et bioproduits

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

du Nouvelliste : “Le Cégep de Trois-Rivières proposera, dès l’automne prochain, un programme complètement revu afin de relancer le département de technologies des pâtes et papiers, qui est sans étudiant depuis le printemps 2011. La direction de la maison d’enseignement trifluvienne espère d’ailleurs que cette nouvelle formation mieux adaptée à l’industrie d’aujourd’hui permettra d’attirer une…

Raymond Loo Memorial Garden gives Holland College students and staff a place to learn and reflect

Holland College

A barren patch of land on Holland College’s Prince of Wales Campus has been turned into an organic garden and plein-air classroom where students and staff can rediscover the therapeutic benefits of nature and take applied learning to a whole new level. The Raymond Loo Memorial Garden is named after one of the most prominent…

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Submit Your Project

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.

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…

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.…

NBCCD Digital Media Diploma: Explore Cutting Edge Virtual Reality Technology

NBCCD

Imagine you are standing in front of a patient on the operating table. You hear the beep of the heart monitor.  Now imagine cutting into the patient’s chest.  Suddenly, you can see their beating heart, even reach down and touch it… Of course, you can’t actually do this – or can you? “We are living…

Niagara College launches “Makerspace” exploratory digital lab aimed at inspiring innovation

Niagara College

from NiagaraThisWeek.com: The library at Niagara College is continuing to evolve with the times. The ncLibraries and Learning Commons has added another list to its roster of services, and this one goes beyond the traditional thought of what a library may offer. On Jan. 25, ncLibraries celebrated the launch of its new Exploratory Digital Media…

Innovative neck-pain treatment device to enter next phase of development at Nova Scotia Community College’s Dartmouth campus

Nova Scotia Community College

from CBC news: A Bridgewater, N.S., startup is hoping its pioneering Neck Tronics invention will put an end to chronic neck issues and make rehab and assessment easier. The idea of a machine to treat neck pain comes from chiropractor Bill Smith, who was working on a patient one day at his office and thought there…

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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.

Sask Polytech celebrates Indigenous success stories, every month of the year

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

While some calendars feature cute animals or silly jokes, the ASAP calendar seeks to inspire individuals by sharing some of the stories of Indigenous students and employees who have found success with both personal and educational goals at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “There are so many success stories we could share, it’s often hard to pick only 12,” says…

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.…

VIU appoints first Chair of Aboriginal Studies to research Restorative Justice and Indigenous Communities

Vancouver Island University

from BC Local News: Restorative justice and indigenous communities will be the research topic for the first appointee to a prestigious aboriginal chair position at Vancouver Island University. Roy Janisch has been named VIU’s inaugural Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. Janisch is an associate professor of justice studies at Pittsburg State…

Algonquin College launches first-of-its-kind Institute for Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Algonquin College

from the Ottawa Citizen: Algonquin College is set to launch a $44.9-million building and renovation project on Wednesday that will include an institute for indigenous entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in an Ontario college. The entire project, expected to be completed in the spring of 2018, will transform the outdated library in the C…

Selkirk College Heavy Mechanical program students overcomes and gives back

Selkirk College

Overcoming obstacles on the way to a successful educational pathway is something the majority of post-secondary students can understand. A recent graduate on Nelson’s Silver King Campus knows what it’s like to stare into the face of adversity and triumph. As a residential school survivor, Selkirk College student Running Wolf has dealt with numerous challenges…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

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

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma

College of New Caledonia

A new diagnostic medical sonography diploma program offered by the College of New Caledonia in Prince George will provide access to more students wishing to pursue a career in ultrasound.   View program

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping

Humber College

The Humber Arboretum is now offering a series of courses and hands-on workshops that take a look at the opportunities and challenges associated with running a small-scale urban apiary, with a focus on native bees and sustainable hive management practices that build resilience in the colony.   View program

Plant Operator Program

Selkirk College

This program prepares you for entry level positions as a plant operator. You’ll gain knowledge and develop the skills required to operate, monitor and troubleshoot control equipment and processing units found in most industrial settings.   View program

Street Humanities Program

College of New Caledonia

This program offers men and women who have experienced exclusion, poverty, and/or barriers to learning an opportunity to experience education in a supportive environment as part of the college community.   View program

Puppetry Intensive

Humber College

The Intensive is an exciting, vigorous, hands-on, 14-day training program in the art of puppet theatre. It is designed to introduce you to all of the basics of puppetry from manipulation and construction to design and performance creation.   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 Centre for Applied Technology

NAIT

The Centre for Applied Technology is the largest building project in NAIT’s history. Opened in August 2016, the 51,600-square-metre (555,000-square-foot) building includes 77 classrooms, 45 labs and advanced simulation environments, a 135-seat lecture theatre, student lounges and commons areas, and food services. Approximately 5,000 students from NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business, School of Applied Sciences…

Le Centre technologique en aérospatiale

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

À titre de Centre collégial de transfert de technologie (CCTT), le Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA) accompagne les entreprises et les organismes dans l’innovation par le soutien technique, le développement technologique, l’information et la formation. Comme les 45 autres CCTT, dont la responsabilité relève des cégeps, le CTA est un organisme reconnu par le ministère de…

Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre

St Clair College

St. Clair College announced the transitional “passing of the torch” of the Valiant Training & Development Centre to the College effective January 1st. The St. Clair College Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre will build on the foundation of the important work that was started by the Valiant TMS Group. In 2008, the Valiant Training &…

The Production Studio

Portage College

Portage College’s Production Studio was created to serve faculty and staff creating e-learning interactive media or engaging videos for their online courses. The studio includes two private training booths with video editing and eLearning software, a white cyclorama wall with various backdrops, lighting, video, audio and photography equipment as well as an Instructional Media developer…

La cohabitation, un succès à Edmundston

CCNB

Un concept innovateur a vu le jour à Edmundston, au Nouveau-Brunswick, en septembre 2011 et il fait toujours fureur. Le CCNB – Campus d’Edmundston et l’Université de Moncton, campus d’Edmundston (UMCE), partagent depuis six ans des espaces communs grâce à un projet éducatif de cohabitation. Le succès de cette cohabitation a dépassé toutes les attentes.…

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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.

MHC student starts rock climbing business

Medicine Hat College

Dana McMahon has taken his passion for rock climbing and turned it into a full time company; OCD Adventures is geared towards providing climbers of all ages and abilities a chance to enjoy the less traveled paths of Crowsnest Pass. “The people I’m looking to take climbing are not the hard core climbers typically found…

Graduate Cat Squires: How They Found Their Fit in Graphic Design

Do you fit in yet? Cat Squires does. Graphic Designer Extraordinaire, Expressive Artist, Gender Fluid Person, Borderline Personality Disorder Manager, Non-Profit Supporter, Loving Daughter, Proud Mother, Devoted Wife. Depending on which direction you approach Cat, you could try to label them a hundred different ways. They are all of these things – but cannot be…

Le Cégep Limoilou partage son expertise en entrepreneuriat-études avec le Sénégal

Cégep Limoilou

Le dynamisme du programme parascolaire d’Entrepreneuriat-études du Cégep Limoilou a attiré l’attention de la Fédération des cégeps qui a fait appel à Valérie Huppé, conseillère en entrepreneuriat au Cégep Limoilou, afin qu’elle apporte son expertise dans le démarrage d’un centre d’excellence en entrepreneuriat jeunesse au Sénégal. En soutenant l’entrepreneuriat-études, le nouveau centre d’excellence sénégalais vise…

Two Okanagan College students launch new business to provide acoustic treatments and analysis for commercial spaces

Okanagan College

When it comes to the places where we live, work, learn, and play, how they sound can be just as important as how they look in determining how we will feel about them. Two Okanagan College students have launched an innovative new business to help the world sound a little better, one room at a…

NBCCD Metal Arts Student Rory Greythorn: Making Sweet Jewellery

NBCCD

Rory Greythorn has made a conscious decision to slow down his path in Jewellery/Metal Arts, and have a more “textured” experience.  Rather than rushing to get the basics, move on to the next learning project and putting “his eyes on the prize of the diploma”, Rory wants to build, explore and have time to absorb…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

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

Cheryl Hickey

Fanshawe College

Television personality

Bryan Perro

Collège Shawinigan

Children’s fantasy author

Gloria Macarenko

BCIT

Television and radio journalist

Brent Butt

Sheridan College

Actor, comedian, and writer

Jack Shadbolt

Emily Carr University

Painter

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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.

Olds College collaborates with Mountain View Food Bank on community beef donation program

Olds College

Olds College and the Mountain View Food Bank have partnered in a collaboration designed to address the growing demand for food in our community. Using our expertise and program facilities, Olds College will be giving back to the community that has supported us for many years. The goal of this initiative is to support the…

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…

New Okanagan College program help support workers better serve Indigenous people and communities

Okanagan College

A new program developed by Okanagan College in collaboration with local First Nations communities and regional Aboriginal organizations will prepare learners to step into community support work assisting Aboriginal individuals and families. The Aboriginal Community Support Worker Certificate program launches on November 28 at the College’s Salmon Arm campus. It will include a practicum with…

Capilano University and the Carnegie Community Centre

Capilano University

Capilano University has helped learners in Vancouver’s poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside gain the basic skills they need to improve their lives for more than 20 years. In partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, Capilano University’s Community Development and Outreach department (CDO) runs the Carnegie Learning Centre in the Downtown Eastside with 55 volunteers. Instructors and volunteers…

Le CCNB, fier partenaire de l’Arbre de l’espoir!

CCNB

Au moins neuf programmes du CCNB : Campus de Dieppe contribueront dans un cadre pédagogique à l’organisation du Radiothon de l’Arbre de l’espoir qui se déroulera le vendredi 24 novembre à ce campus. Le Radiothon, qui est la grande finale de la campagne annuelle de l’Arbre de l’espoir, est présenté au CCNB – Campus de Dieppe…

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