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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 design responsable du Collège LaSalle

Collège LaSalle

Le Collège LaSalle de Montréal “a pour mission d’offrir une éducation qualifiante de haute qualité en réponse aux besoins du marché du travail et à ceux du développement des individus, dans un contexte de mondialisation”. À l’aide de divers intervenants du milieu de la mode, les étudiants en Design sont appelés à développer leurs connaissances…

Emily Carr University of Art and Design grad turns technicolour paintings and love of baking into edible works of art

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

from The Globe and Mail: “What colours come to mind when you think of a dimly lit parking garage in the heart of an urban city centre, a Saskatchewan sunset at the beginning of autumn or a big, creamy scoop of Saskatoon berry ice cream? A visual artist and pastry chef in San Francisco, Leah…

Hope and Fear Exhibition

Portage College

Portage College Native Arts and Culture students and instructors were invited by the University of Alberta to produce a piece for ‘Hope and Fear Our Collective Response’. An exhibition by the University of Alberta and Portage College Art and Design Departments. This artwork which incorporates caribou hair sculpting, porcupine quill plaiting, traditional leatherwork, beading, printmaking,…

Vancouver Island University Culinary Arts grads find rewarding careers with luxury hotels

Vancouver Island University

from the press release: “Vancouver Island University (VIU) Culinary Arts program graduate Perry Assu is living his dream. For fun, he snowboards down some of the finest slopes in the world at the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort and for work, he cooks up fine culinary creations in the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Assu, 19, who…

Red River College’s training restaurant is quickly becoming a culinary hub on Winnipeg’s hot new food scene

Red River College

from Maclean’s: “It started with Deer + Almond in 2012. The small-plate restaurant popped up on Princess Street in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, offering a new option to downtown office workers and hip university students. Then, King and Bannatyne’s sandwiches drew lunchtime crowds. Next, Bronuts and Chosabi opened side by side in 2015, each tempting diners…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

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

Panama Bilingual Project Leadership at Centennial College

Centennial College

As part of this special project developed by the President of Panama, as many as 10,000 professors from Panama will study abroad for the purpose of becoming fluent in English, and to acquire teaching skills for leadership in education. Centennial College was chosen as the first college in Canada to receive students in January 2015…

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…

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.…

Les étudiants du Cégep Marie-Victorin en stage au Sénégal

Cégep Marie-Victorin

du communiqué de presse : « Accompagnés par Bernard Jobidon, enseignant au Cégep Marie-Victorin, huit étudiants en Design d’intérieur se sont envolés en destination du Sénégal afin de participer à un stage dont l’objectif est de réaliser conjointement un projet d’envergure de conception de maquettes. Un programme de formation de techniciens supérieurs en Architecture et Design d’intérieur est offert…

Lambton College honoured with two global awards of excellence

Lambton College

from the press release: “The College was recently honoured with two global awards of excellence in the areas of Applied Research and Entrepreneurship. The awards were announced during the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) International Awards of Excellence, which took place in Vitória, Brazil. Awards were distributed in seven categories, recognizing best practices…

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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.

Sowing seeds of hands-on learning in Hamilton

Niagara College

Healthy living initiatives are also taking root in the North Hamilton community, thanks to a partnership with Niagara College. The College’s Greenhouse Technician program played a key role in North Hamilton Community Health Centre’s new Community Greenhouse, which opened its doors this fall. While the new Community Greenhouse extends the growing season for NHCHC gardeners,…

Niagara College launches unique beekeeping program to help farmers pollinate crops

Niagara College

from Niagara College’s Community News Source: Niagara College’s Commercial Beekeeping program is the first of its kind in Eastern Canada. Following the annual lifecycle of the honey bee from its winter sleep patterns to the extraction of honey and back again. Al Unwin, associate dean of the School of Environmental and Horticulture Studies, says roughly…

CICan Intern honoured by her experience at GPRC

Grande Prairie Regional College

Kristine Elipse just finished the summer of her life, and can’t wait to head back home to Toronto, Ontario to share her experience with family and friends. The University of Toronto and Centennial College Environmental Science and Technology graduate spent the last six months working as a Research Intern for GPRC Research & Innovation’s Pollutants…

CNA studies invasive insects to protect Newfoundland ecosystems

College of the North Atlantic

from Maclean’s: The lily leaf beetle, with its shiny scarlet back, “is a cute little beetle,” admits Barry Hicks, who established the Applied Entomology Lab at the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) in 2008. But it’s a ravenous bugger, too. If your garden is full of lilies, “they will eat them right down to…

Deuxième rang mondial pour le Cégep Limoilou

Cégep Limoilou

Le 25 septembre 2016, la World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) a décerné le prix Green Colleges – argent au Cégep Limoilou dans le cadre de son congrès mondial tenu au Brésil. Par cette distinction, la WFCP donne le deuxième rang mondial au Cégep Limoilou dans sa catégorie « Environnement » pour sa contribution exceptionnelle au développement durable, pour ses…

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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.

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…

Innovative ideas spark imaginations

Capilano University

An innovative tactic that Capilano University business students devised to get young adults to interact with eBay helped them win second place at the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) 39th Annual International Collegiate Conference in March. Tasked with attracting 18-35-year-olds to the online platform, CapU’s AMA case team mashed together the concept of a large digital…

NBCCD Textile Design Alumna Emily Blair Weaves a Poem

NBCCD

Featured on CreatedHere: Weaving is a code that transcends mediums. Known by an exclusive group of highly skilled craftspeople, this code empowers the weavers who use it to create something incredible from nearly nothing: from string into cloth, and sometimes beyond. Emily Blair is an up-and-coming weaver on the verge of graduating with her Diploma in…

Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production: Seeking Solutions with Livestock Producers

Olds College

In September 2016, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced the development of a series of state-of-the-art research facilities to be established across Canada. One of these research centres, the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production, has been awarded to Olds College. The new centre will help livestock producers by enhancing…

Going global—a BCIT prosthetic and orthotic team in India 

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Recently, two BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics Diploma program students travelled to Koppal, India, to complete their clinical placements with the Samuha Overseas Development Association (SODA), a local NGO. One of SODA’s missions is to address the needs of people living with disabilities in the villages of South India. The students, Malena Rapaport and Shane Bates,…

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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.

Confederation College and Fort William First Nation create Indigenous learning opportunities

Confederation College

Representatives from Confederation College and Fort William First Nation (FWFN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today. The MOU will build on the partners’ existing relationship to create new and significant opportunities for Indigenous learners in the First Nation and beyond. Specifically, the MOU formalizes ongoing efforts to offer community-based education and training in a blended…

Northern College celebrates Indigenous Mining graduates

Northern College

Northern College held a graduation ceremony for the final of four groups of Indigenous learners who graduated from the Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program this morning at the Timmins Campus. Five students completed the latest intake of the 14-week training program, offered in partnership with Wahgoshig First Nation and Primero Mining Corp. This…

NAIT Aboriginal Youth Leadership program sponsored by Cenovus

NAIT

Empowering Aboriginal Youth In 2011, NAIT partnered with Cenovus Energy and the Government of Canada to launch an outreach program for aboriginal youth. The Aboriginal Youth Leadership program was initially offered to 66 youth from the Dene Tha First Nation community located near High Level in Northern Alberta. Inspired by the pilot program’s success, Cenovus…

Orange shirt day at Camosun College, one of many Indigenous student initiatives

Camosun College

On September 29 many Camosun students, employees and community supporters will wear orange shirts to show their commitment to the principle that every child matters and to show support for those who attended residential schools and their families. With the support of the Camosun Board of Governors and Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen: the Centre for Indigenous Education…

Kwantlen Polytechnic partners with Tsawwassen First Nation to gain perspectives on Indigenous food systems

Kwantlen Polytechnic

from the Delta Optimist: Everyone has heard of the 100-mile diet. But can you imagine surviving on a 10-mile diet? Now you can. Thanks to a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), consumers can enjoy a diet that is much, much closer to home and features a plethora of veggies,…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

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

Financial Crime Analysis

Seneca College

Offered through the Canadian Institute for Financial Crime Analysis (CIFCA), this unique, accessible six-month professional development program provides you with the specialized training needed for this rapidly evolving sector of financial services.   View program

Adventure Studies

Thompson Rivers University

TRU offers the finest and most extensive adventure studies training in the world. They create exceptional educational experiences to foster students’ physical, mental and emotional development so as to be of service to the global adventure industry.   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

Women Unlimited program

Nova Scotia Community College

The Women Unlimited programs are designed to assist diverse, unemployed and underemployed women in exploring, preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining employment in the trades and technology fields. These programs offer a continuum of services from career exploration, support during trades and technology training, transitional services to support women as they move into the trades and…

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

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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.

Centennial Residence and 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 Institute without Boundaries

George Brown College

The IwB is a Toronto-based academic program and studio that offers unique educational experience and professional services. The Institute focuses on collaborative design practice with the objectives of social, ecological and economic innovation through design research and strategy.   Discover the space.

Canadore’s Post-Production Centre

Canadore College

Canadore College’s new post-production facility will be the first college in Canada equipped with Dolby Atmos for re-recording mixing and playback. Dolby Atmos is an award-winning technology that breathes life into storytelling by allowing the creative freedom to easily place and move sounds anywhere in the cinema, including overhead, to make audiences feel as if they…

La microcentrale photovoltaïque

Cégep Limoilou

À l’initiative d’un enseignant en Technologie de l’électronique industrielle, Alain Marineau, le Cégep Limoilou dispose de la seule station de production d’énergie électrique par panneaux photovoltaïques à vocation pédagogique au Québec. D’ailleurs cette microcentrale a suscité un grand intérêt lors de sa présentation lors d’un midi-innovation TI organisé par l’Institut Technologie de l’information et Société…

Centre for Health & Wellness takes interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning

Camosun College

The new building will be designed for 21st century learning, provide a more interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning, and will deliver the most modern classrooms, with hands-on labs, simulation environments, support and collaboration spaces and medical equipment storage. It will bring together the majority of Camosun’s health and human service programming in one location which is…

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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.

Fredéric Laforge, un entrepreneur créatif!

CCNB

Dans le cadre de la Semaine de la petite et moyenne entreprise, mieux connue sous le nom de PME, le CCNB souligne le cheminement de Fredéric Laforge, un diplômé du CCNB qui fait les manchettes depuis un certain temps. M. Laforge est le co-fondateur et propriétaire du Farmers’ Truck, un marché mobile qui vend des…

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…

Digital Tools for Textiles: How They Are Being Used by a New Generation of NBCCD Designers

NBCCD

Which kind of maker are you? Do you surround yourself with physical materials – bits of string, balls of clay, stones and metal? Or do you set yourself down in front of a computer – ready to skillfully use your powerful virtual tools? Or maybe, you lie somewhere in between… Craft is turning toward the…

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…

Amy Sullivan & Rachel Greenwood: Making Space for Clay

NBCCD

Good partnerships don’t grow on trees. You find them buried in the mud. Amy Sullivan and Rachel Greenwood are mud goddesses. Both have been making a living with their work since graduating from the NBCCD Ceramics Diploma in 2006. Both of their respective businesses, Amy Laloon Pottery & Greenwood Pottery, are well known in the Maritimes. Now they have partnered…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

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

Marie Eve Bédard

Cégep de Jonquière

Radio-Canada Middle East correspondent

Dina Pugliese

Humber College

Co-host of City Toronto’s Breakfast Television

Bryan Perro

Collège Shawinigan

Children’s fantasy author

Jack Shadbolt

Emily Carr University

Painter

Jill Krop

BCIT

Television personality and reporter

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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.

North Island College campaign highlights student impact in the community

North Island College

North Island College’s Office of Global Engagement is spearheading a new social media campaign to highlight students in the community. The stories are loosely based on the successful Humans of New York campaign, which profiled New Yorkers. Students of NIC initially profiles international students at NIC, showcasing their journey, passion and activities in the community.…

Community crops

NSCC

Social Services student leads greenhouse build for retirement home For Billy Upton, a new greenhouse filled with fresh herbs and vegetables was the inspiration to help grow a community connection. Last spring, the Social Services student at Nova Scotia Community College‘s Burridge Campus approached the Villa St. Joseph du lac with an idea to build a greenhouse for the residents…

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…

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…

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…

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