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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.

George Brown College signs agreements with Design schools in Ireland and Italy

George Brown College

George brown college launches two exciting new opportunities for art & design students to further their education abroad, both with the Institute or Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland and with Politecnico di Milano in Italy. from the press release: “The creation of this opportunity is a significant announcement – not only for us,…

Virtual Reality 3D Modeling Software Created by Student Researchers at the Algonquin College Office of Applied Research & Innovation

Algonquin College

Masterpiece VR is a Virtual Reality application used to create stunning 3D art, including sculptures, paintings, and even whole scenes. This is all achieved through a combination of PhD level mathematics, cutting-edge technology and professional grade software/UI design. The technology also makes it possible for multiple users to collaborate seamlessly in real time across the globe…

Sask Polytech celebrates Indigenous culture with new mural

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The new mural at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw campus is another aspect of the institution’s indigenization efforts, which are developed towards reconciliation and long-term positive change. With enrolment for Indigenous students increasing 31 per cent since 2011-12, it is the responsibility of the entire organization to ensure every student feels welcome on our campuses.…

GAME program partnership between Brock University and Niagara College teaches students about design and production of video games

Niagara College

from Erie Media: “It’s a nice problem to have. Brock University staff have been flooded by applications in a new program where students learn about the design and production of video games. The GAME program is a partnership between Brock and Niagara College. When it launched for its debut season in September, nearly 400 applications…

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…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

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

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…

NorQuest College earns global recognition for Education for Employment Peru project 

NorQuest College

The International education business Partnership Network (IPN), in collaboration with The Conference Board of Canada, has recognized NorQuest College with a globally-renowned award. The Global Best Awards celebrate educational institutions, private businesses, and other stakeholders that boost learning and employability through cooperation. These partnerships enhance job-relevant experiential learning, leading to increased educational attainment and advanced skills development.…

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…

Michael Rurka: The Digital Nomad

NBCCD

A decision faced by so many new grads: Build a Career or Travel the World  What if you chose to do both? Before graduating with a Diploma in Graphic Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, Michael Rurka had already created an illustration that would be featured in Applied Art Magazine. Immediately after graduating he was…

MEDIC builds vaccine health architecture for Africa

Mohawk College

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

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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.

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…

Okanagan College to open new $40,000 Indigenous garden

Okanagan College

from INFOnews.ca:  Okanagan College will have a new addition to its Kelowna campus this summer – an Indigenous garden. The $40,000 garden will have a prominent location just north of the Centre for Learning Building, according to an Okanagan College media release, one of the busiest buildings for students and staff. The 6,000 square foot…

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…

Langara College’s beautiful new Science and Technology Building

Langara College

Adding over 1,000 square metres of student space and 35 new laboratories and classrooms, Langara College’s new Science and Technology building targets a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation by using highly-efficient building systems and fully integrating healthy living components. LEED design features include energy efficient building envelope; low-flow fume hoods with adjustable sashes; and,…

Douglas College Institute for Urban Ecology involves community volunteers in insect research projects

Douglas College

from Maclean’s: People aren’t usually fans of bugs—not in their houses, not in their rooms and certainly not in their beds. So it stands to reason they don’t want them scurrying under their feet in their gardens, either. The User Network for Insects in the Urban Garden, or UNIBUG, is trying to convince you otherwise.…

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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.

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…

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…

Canada invests $35 million in NAIT for new productivity and innovation building

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

from the Edmonton Sun:  Post-secondary polytechnic education is getting a boost in Edmonton thanks to a nearly $35-million federal grant announced Wednesday. The funding is earmarked for a new productivity and innovation building at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology that is expected to partner with industry to solve problems and create jobs. “The building…

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…

Vancouver duo working to send 3D printer to the moon with support from BCIT

BCIT

from the Globe and Mail: For Alex and Sergei Dobrianski, the building blocks of an upcoming revolution in the space industry are found in moon dust. Over the past five years, the father-and-son team has been developing the technology to send a 3D printer to the moon that can extract and use the various fine-grained…

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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.…

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…

Sask Polytech honours Indigenous student achievements

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Looking to celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of our Indigenous students preparing to graduate, Saskatchewan Polytechnic hosted honour ceremonies across the province. Sask Polytech has been hosting Indigenous honour ceremonies for approximately 25 years. “Honour ceremonies give us the opportunity to celebrate the educational achievements of our Indigenous students,” says Jason Seright, director,…

SIIT reaches 100th Indigenous journeyperson milestone

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

from CBC News: The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies in Saskatoon is celebrating a milestone in building a solid future for Indigenous workers in the province. SIIT has just trained its 100th journeyperson. Blake Brass is a welder who works at Wadena Steel. “We are proud to have reached this milestone during our 40th anniversary,” said…

First Nations students gain FSW/PSW skills through Confederation College – AETS partnership

Confederation College

Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) in partnership with St. Joseph’s Care Group and Confederation College, are proud to announce the completion of the Food Services Worker (FSW) and Personal Support Worker (PSW) Training Programs. The collaboration engaged 44 Aboriginal Learners with 30 successful graduates representing nine North Superior Region First Nation communities, which lead…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

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

Travel and Tourism Management

Holland College

If you like to travel, were born with the customer-service gene, and take great pleasure in bringing together all the details so that others enjoy their experiences—then this program could be your passport to a very satisfying career.   View program

Career in Gear

Nova Scotia Community College

Career in Gear is an online experience that uses games to help you learn more about who you are, what motivates you, how to explore occupations and discover NSCC programs which may align to your interests and goals. Follow a series of fun, easy to complete steps to guide you through a career planning process.   View…

Airline Pilot Flight Operations

Seneca College

Seneca’s Airline Pilot Flight Operations program is the only graduate certificate program of its kind in Canada. The college has been the national leader in aviation education for more than 40 years and, responding to emerging industry demands, is now educating students for direct entry into the Air Carrier industry.   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.  …

Construction Planning

SAIT

This program is built on a strong foundation — the experience and job/trade-specific knowledge of construction workers. It combines front-line capability with construction planning and essential skill development, giving employees an opportunity to transition into planning and management roles.   View program

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August 2017

Cool Spaces

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

The Land Sciences Centre

Olds College

The Land Sciences building is connected to the Greenhouses and Landscape Pavilion, and features (number) of classrooms, typically in use by Horticulture and Land & Environment Classes, as well as offices for faculty in those programs. The highlight of the Land Sciences Building is the atrium, a glass seating area filled with gorgeous vegetation.  The atrium occasionally hosts special events, as it…

The Centre for Marine Simulation

Marine Institute

In operation since 1994, the Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS) is an industrial arm of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University (MI). Operating under MI’s School of Maritime Studies, CMS combines its unique North Atlantic location, world-class simulation technology, and industry-driven expertise to solve the toughest simulation problems for its clients.‌ The Centre…

Benchmark Restaurant

Niagara College

Benchmark Restaurant presents an exciting dining opportunity — showcasing food, wine and beer created, prepared and presented by students from the programs at the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College. The rotating menu remains local and seasonal, including college-grown, regional and provincial bounties. All of the menu offerings are based on academic semesters, allowing student’s time…

The Outlet

Northern College

from Timmins Today: Like a real version of The Magic School Bus, Northern College says its implementation of virtual reality is one of the most advanced in the world. Northern College says that, as a college, it has one of the most advanced virtual reality labs in the world – and the equipment is freely…

Camosun’s Coastal Centre

Camosun College

Camosun College has increased its regional presence with the opening of the Camosun Coastal Centre. Formerly known as IMTARC (Industry Marine Training and Applied Research Centre), the satellite site is located on Songhees Nation Territory near the Esquimalt Graving Dock. The 4,000 square foot training building sits on leased land and was built in 2013.…

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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.

Algonquin College opens 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…

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…

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…

Derek Chan overcomes challenges to teach martial arts

Centennial College

While used to close-quarter combat, martial artist Derek Chan didn’t expect to be pushed out of his comfort zone. But that’s exactly what ACCEL, the Accelerator for Centennial College Entrepreneurs and Leaders, did for him. Armed with a graphic design diploma from York University in 2008, Chan didn’t anticipate the market headwinds after graduation, the “bad…

Greg Kerr named Entrepreneur of the Month by the Entrepreneur Development Centre

Medicine Hat College

Greg Kerr is a part-time entrepreneur who is fully committed to providing premium drain cleaning and plumbing services to residential and commercial clients in Medicine Hat, Alberta. “My full-time job is with the City of Medicine Hat in the environmental utilities department, however it’s a flexible environment that also allows me to run my own…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

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

Fiona Staples

ACAD

Comic-book artist

Sebastien Blais Ouellette

Collège Montmorency

President and CEO, Photon

Brent Butt

Sheridan College

Actor, comedian, and writer

Geoff Aunger

BCIT

Former Major League Soccer player

Terence Koh

Emily Carr University

Artist

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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.

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…

Photographer Kelly Baker: Telling Untold Stories

NBCCD

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

Le Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue lance une Semaine pour la diversité sexuelle

Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Pour souligner la Journée internationale contre l’homophobie du 17 mai prochain (soit à trois jours de la fin de la session), le Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, campus de Rouyn-Noranda, a décidé de devancer cet événement d’un mois afin de rejoindre davantage ses étudiants avant la fin des classes. « Nous croyons qu’il est primordial que notre milieu s’affiche comme une…

Lambton College receives national recognition for community work from Big Brothers and Big Sisters Canada

Lambton College

from Blackburn News: Lambton College has received national recognition from Big Brothers and Big Sisters Canada. President Judith Morris accepted the post-secondary partnership award at the Lambton College Event Centre Thursday morning. “Our agency right here in Sarnia-Lambton nominated us for this award,” says Morris. “I think it’s because of 30 years of great partnership. The…

Amnesty International recognizes student work

NSCC

Nova Scotia Community College Radio Television Journalism students win Amnesty International Canada Youth Media Award For their work to bring national attention to the issue of land titles in North Preston, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Community College students Kristen Brown, Nic Meloney, Whitney Middleton and their fellow Radio Television Journalism (RTJ) students at the College’s Waterfront Campus, have been awarded the Amnesty…

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