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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.

Centennial College unveils new Culinary Arts Centre

Centennial College

In fall 2016, Centennial College unveiled its new Culinary Arts Centre, complete with seven kitchen labs, a teaching restaurant and nine new classrooms that can accommodate 600 students. from Centennial College: “The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence…

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,…

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…

NBCCD Support the Creation of Mawi’art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

NBCCD

from Charles Gaffney, Department Head, NBCCD: In 2013, I had a vision regarding our graduating students of the Aboriginal Visual Arts (AVA) Program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). How great would it be for them to transition from college to a supporting entrepreneurial environment that would enable them to refine their business…

Dalen Landis is a man of many talents

Grande Prairie Regional College

As a photographer, landscape painter, custom tiler, videographer, music-festival organizer and now, professional beer brewer, Dalen Landis is not kidding when he says “I have my fingers in a few different pots.” This morning his fingers are busy filling kegs with fresh Redwillow Falls Amber Ale. A co-owner of Grain Bin Brewing, Landis has also…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

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

Camosun President highlights life-changing partnership with Tanzanian technical college

Camosun College

With record numbers of international students arriving to begin their studies this fall, Camosun College is increasingly embracing a global perspective that brings mutual benefits through partnerships and opportunities for cross cultural learning. “One of the initiatives our international team is working on is having students attend Camosun from a larger number of countries and…

English Language Institute helps international students find success in Manitoba

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

To say Oksana Shevchuk’s journey at MITT has been a remarkable success would be an understatement In spring of 2016, she and her husband arrived in Manitoba from Ukraine as students in MITT’s English Language Institute (ELI). Oksana went from not speaking English to speaking alongside provincial and federal government guests during the grand opening…

Centennial College opens first learning site in China approved to teach Canadian curriculum 

Centennial College

On October 17, 2016, Toronto’s Centennial College officially opened its first international learning site today in the city of Suzhou, located 100 km northwest of Shanghai, China. Suzhou Centennial College is the first Canadian institution registered and approved by the Chinese government to deliver Canadian post-secondary programs and confer Canadian diplomas in China. The joint…

George Brown College International Field Placement at ALMA in Italy 

George Brown College

A prime example of George Brown College’s commitment to international education opportunities for students is its Culinary Arts – Italian graduate certificate program. Through George Brown’s partnership with ALMA, the distinguished Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana, students spend one term in Italy to learn the essence of Italian cooking while being immersed in Italy’s culture.…

Nursing students complete field school excursion in Kenya

College of the Rockies

from the press release : “Over three weeks, the students contributed to the College’s Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement (MAISHA) project.  The MAISHA project is being implemented by the College in partnership with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology and Kenya’s Ministry of Health, with funding provided by the Government of Canada.  The aim…

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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.

Un projet de technologies combinés à l’Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne

L’Université Sainte-Anne a récemment mis en place un projet écologique d’envergure sur son campus principal de Pointe-de-l’Église, en faisant appel à trois sources d’énergies renouvelables : Une installation de chauffage de l’eau à l’énergie solaire Deux fournaises de gazéification de la biomasse Deux éoliennes de 50 kW. La construction des deux fournaises alimentées aux copeaux de…

Alecia Sandboe’s Summer Experience at GPRC NBDC

Grande Prairie Regional College

GPRC University Transfer graduate, Alecia Sandboe is heading into the third year of her Bachelor of Science program at the University of Alberta well prepared after spending her summer working in the College’s world-class laboratory. “All summer I got to work for GPRC’s National Bee Diagnostic Centre in Beaverlodge,” says Sandboe who graduated from Sexsmith Secondary School…

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…

W. Galen Weston Centre for Food at Durham College

Durham College

In 2009, Durham College (DC) turned its attention to Durham Region’s agri-food industry. Recognizing an opportunity to address local economic and social issues, DC embarked on an ambitious plan to satisfy the need for an agri-food-focused facility that would satisfy the gap in an innovative and environmentally conscious way. The end result was DC’s Centre…

Committed to sustainability & reducing energy usage

Okanagan College

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Okanagan College has been working diligently to reduce its energy usage – and has been succeeding remarkably! In 2008, when the average Canadian post-secondary institution was using 320.6 kilowatts of energy per square metre of space annually, OC was using 297 kw/m2. By 2015, the College had reduced…

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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 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…

Humber College launches new online space for current and prospective students to find the information they need

Humber College

from the Toronto Star: As part of its effort to support both the professional and personal enrichment of learners of all ages, the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University facilitates a range of unique offerings, says the School’s dean. Among these are its summer intensives and Programs for 50+ series. “These…

CCNB-BTSC plays an important role in New Brunswick!

CCNB

CCNB’s Biorefinery Technology Scale-Up Centre (CCNB-BTSC) provides research and development services for the biotechnology and bioproducts development industry. Very flexible in its approach, the CCNB-BTSC offers its support and expertise to companies of all sizes for projects of variable duration. Its employees are interested in the impact of each project and they assist companies in…

Centennial College and the University of Toronto partner to make clean energy out of wood waste

Centennial College

from the Globe and Mail: Talk about making a silk purse out a sow’s ear, or as is the case in a collaboration between Centennial College and the University of Toronto, making clean energy out of wood waste from the forest industry. According to Gus Wright, faculty member and principal investigator at Centennial’s School of…

Sask Polytech announces new Innovative Manufacturing program

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

As of this month Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering 12 seats in its new Innovative Manufacturing program. Beginning September 2017 the two-year diploma program will be delivered at the Regina campus. Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector identified the need for multi-skilled workers. The cross-discipline design of the proposed program provides students with a breadth of knowledge and skills,…

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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.

Cumberland College to launch Elders-in-Residence program

Cumberland College

from Prince Albert Now: A unique initiative at Cumberland College in Nipawin, Melfort and Tisdale will bring more Indigenous elders to campus. College President Tom Weegar said the ‘Elders-in-Residence’ program will offer students an opportunity to meet with Métis and First Nation Elders from around the region to engage in traditional teaching on various topics.…

Vancouver Island University grad launches Cree app to preserve Indigenous language

Vancouver Island University

from Global News:   The Athabasca Tribal Council wants to make sure indigenous languages are not lost. So it took matters into its own hands — to put language back into the hands of youth. A free app, called ATC Cree, provides hundreds of words with their Cree translation. “It has categories of words,” developer Byron Bates…

UBC Okanagan next stop for Selkirk College scholar

Selkirk College

Getting the right start at Selkirk College is exactly what Haley Seven Deers accomplished over the last two years in the School of University Arts & Sciences where she arrived as a 16-year-old who was homeschooled. In September, the young scholar will move to Kelowna where she will have the opportunity to complete her undergraduate…

Medicine Hat College art installation raises awareness for MMIW across Canada

Medicine Hat College

In 2016, Medicine Hat College hosted its first ever REDress Project, an art installation in which red dress are hung around campus in order to raise awareness and memorialize the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) across Canada. from Medicine Hat News: “A simple but beautiful red dress that’s easy to put on. It’s the…

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…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

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

Viticulture Technician Diploma

Okanagan College

The Viticulture Technician Diploma is designed to provide hands on, theoretical and practical knowledge to work as part of the vineyard management team to plan, develop, plant and maintain a vineyard for the production of quality wine.   View program

Game Development Advanced Diploma

Niagara College

During this intensive three-year program you will learn game programming and scripting, digital art production techniques, game design principles and game production practices. Your skills will be developed during the creation of several games in individual and team environments throughout the entire program, highlighted by a final term project where your team conceives, designs, plans,…

Law and Justice Studies

Selkirk College

The two-year Law and Justice Studies diploma program is designed to prepare you for a career in the legal profession.  You will acquire the skills, training and support to strengthen your future career in a variety of legal professions including law, law enforcement, paralegal, criminology, advocacy, social justice and legal security.   View program

Agribusiness Diploma Program

Assiniboine Community College

ACC’s two-year Agribusiness program combines agriculture, technology and business for an in-depth education in one of Canada’s largest industries.   View program

Early Learning and Child Care

Grande Prairie Regional College

Early Learning and Child Care will prepare you for a career working with children from birth to age twelve, and their families. Research studies indicate that the first five years in the lives of children are the most critical in terms of their overall development.   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.

Centre for Applied Technology

NAIT

NAIT’s Centre for Applied Technology is the new home of the JR Shaw School of Business. Opened in August 2016, the Centre for Applied Technology is the largest capital project in NAIT’s history. The 51,600 square metre building welcomes some 5,000 full-time students to study in leading-edge classrooms, labs and simulation environments. Students are immersed…

La Place

La Cité

Véritable carrefour de rencontres et d’échanges où l’innovation et la vitalité de La Cité rayonneront, La Place sera le point d’entrée du Collège grâce à sa technologie avant-gardiste, son espace incontournable axé sur la pensée créatrice et l’utilisation créative des technologies dans le monde des affaires. La Place deviendra un lieu de prédilection pour les…

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…

The Data Analytics Centre

Algonquin College

Algonquin College on Monday (June 12) morning formally announced that it will receive $2.3 million over five years ($460,000 per year) to fund a new Data Analytics Centre which will work with local and national partners to harness the power of big data for the purposes of data mining, machine learning for predictive analytics, and…

The Animal Health Clinic

Lakeland College

Lakeland’s current Cattle & Sheep Facility will be renovated and expanded into a modern Animal Health Clinic by early 2018. This will allow Lakeland to double enrolment in the animal health technology and veterinary medical assistant programs. Students will care for a wider variety of animals in a modern surgical suite and increased lab spaces…

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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…

George Brown College Enactus team helps women in St Lucia become entrepreneurs

George Brown College

George Brown College’s Enactus team aims to improve communities through entrepreneurial projects and the effects of its work are being felt far beyond Toronto. In 2015, members of Enactus George Brown – a volunteer team of business students and faculty – established a program called Girls Going Forward in St. Lucia. The program, run out of a library in…

Le Cégep Garneau lance un nouveau programme en démarrage d’entreprise

Cégep Garneau

de QuebecHebdo.com: Nouveauté pour la rentrée collégiale, le programme « Démarrage et gestion de son entreprise » est désormais crédité. Cette option unique offerte à l’École d’entrepreneuriat de Québec arrive à point pour les gens d’affaires de demain désireux de réaliser leur rêve dès aujourd’hui. Selon Robert Verville, conseiller en formation au Cégep Garneau, ce…

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…

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…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

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

Hélène Raymond

Cégep de la Pocatière

Former Radio-Canada presenter

Louise Richer

Collège de Maisonneuve

Actor

Alex Harvey

Cégep Garneau

Cross-country skier

Sebastien Blais Ouellette

Collège Montmorency

President and CEO, Photon

Yves Sirois

Cégep de Saint-Laurent

Physicist and researcher

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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.

Second SaskPolytech Habitat for Humanity home is moved to permanent location

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

In December 2016, the second Habitat for Humanity home was moved to its permanent location in Prince Albert. This is the second house Saskatchewan Polytechnic carpentry students have built for Habitat for Humanity. In February 2015, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Habitat for Humanity, Prince Albert, signed a memorandum of agreement for carpentry students to build five…

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…

Conestoga College launches new training and education partnership with ONE CARE

Conestoga College

Conestoga has launched a new community-based supportive care fast-track training and education opportunity in partnership with ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services. Students who successfully complete the training will have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide personal care to clients in home and community settings throughout Stratford and Huron Perth. “We turned to…

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…

Selkirk College students showcase projects aimed at promoting peace in their communities

Selkirk College

Selkirk College Students taking the Leadership for Peace course recently showcased their learning projects aimed at promoting peace directly in their communities. From idea to implementation, students learned about the trials and triumphs of working toward social transformation. A group of eight Selkirk College students recently showcased their Peace Studies service learning projects that took them from…

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