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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.

NBCCD Textile alumna Monica Memory makes little things you didn’t know you wanted

NBCCD

Monica Memory. Let that name sink in. How fitting that an artist with such an evocative name is in the business of making little memories. Each earring, each pendant, each pocket mirror is a tiny perfect illustration. Her work is reminiscent of childhood – bright and cute and bringing a smile to the lips every…

Les étudiants en journalisme de La Cité récompensés lors de la soirée « Reportages vidéastes 2016 »

La Cité

du communiqué de presse : « La soirée de «Reportages vidéastes 2016» a récompensé des étudiants en journalisme lors d’une présentation qui s’est déroulée à l’amphithéâtre de La Cité. Douze reportages réalisés dans le cadre du cours Atelier de Journalisme Télé 1 ont été présentés. Chaque étudiant a effectué la recherche, la couverture, le tournage, le montage et la…

“Carrying On” Indigenous Art Exhibition 2016

Portage College

Portage College students from the Native Arts and Culture program were successfully juried into the “Carrying On” Indigenous Art exhibition at the Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery last year from June 18th to July 23rd, 2016. The show was also part of The Works Art and Design Festival in Edmonton, which is presented by The…

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…

Le Cégep Limoilou lance un tout nouveau programme AEC Artiste 3D

Cégep Limoilou

du communiqué de presse : « Une toute nouvelle AEC Artiste 3D voit le jour au Cégep Limoilou pour répondre aux besoins de l’industrie. Les cours débuteront dès le 27 février prochain. C’est donc le temps de s’inscrire ! Les artistes 3D créeront les environnements et l’ambiance d’une scène, pour le cinéma ou la télé, par exemple,…

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February 2017

International Success Stories

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

Semer les graines d’une petite révolution au Pérou

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Dans le cadre du programme Éducation pour l’Emploi au Pérou, le cégep Édouard-Montpetit instaure depuis près de deux ans les bases d’une petite révolution locale en termes d’éducation et de formation. Sur place, le Cégep réalise un projet novateur visant l’actualisation de l’offre de formation professionnelle en production agricole et animale avec une perspective durable…

Sask Polytech and University of Regina students place second at international nursing competition 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Two Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) students received second place in the sixth annual International Nursing Skills Competition in Shanghai, China, hosted by the Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Shanghai Nursing Education Group. Wei Li and Nicole Marchand represented the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and University of Regina SCBScN team…

Northwest Community College signs student exchange partnership with Australian Monash University

Northwest Community College

from the press release: “An agreement between Monash University and Northwest Community College (NWCC) in Terrace, British Columbia will pave the way for students to start their studies in Canada and finish in Australia with an Associate Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters Degree. It is the first triple transfer agreement between Monash…

Holland College’s culinary institute wins gold medals at international culinary competition in Germany

Holland College

from the press release: “A team of young chefs from The Culinary Institute of Canada garnered two gold medals and placed fourth overall in a field of 57 teams in the World Culinary Olympics’ Regional Competition in Erfurt, Germany, recently. It was a high-pressure competition for the five culinary and three pastry graduates, who were…

JIBC contributes to creation of national roadmap for paramedic training in Singapore 

Justice Institute of British Columbia

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has long had a partnership with the Singaporean government in the training of paramedics. JIBC helped launch the paramedic training program for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force in 1996. Since then, the relationship has strengthened, resulting in the 2012 co-development of the…

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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…

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…

Factor Four: a living lab of sustainability on BCIT campus

BCIT

When BCIT first opened its doors in 1964, its mandate was to educate students and produce career-ready graduates that would fuel British Columbia’s economy. Fifty years later and over 160,000 alumni strong, BCIT’s mandate lives on. BCIT’s approach to education is like no other post-secondary institute. BCIT is recognized as one of the leading educational…

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…

Sask Polytech helps with oil spill clean up

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

After 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the North Saskatchewan River in July, the whole province, with consultants and experts from across Canada joined together to lend their expertise. One of those experts was Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Natural Resources and Built Environment aquatics instructor, Darcy Lightle. “As an environmental consultant,…

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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.

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…

Okanagan College students win Inventathon prize with innovative ideas to tackle food security

Okanagan College

Three Okanagan College business students battled their way to first place at UBC Okanagan’s inaugural Inventathon and took home $600 in prize money for their innovative and socially conscious business idea, Refresh. Cameron Starcheski, Cooper Simpson and Darren Gillespie, all members of Okanagan College’s Enactus team, were joined by Jaren Larsen and Pablo Doskoch from…

Entrepreneurship Takes Off with the Lean LaunchPad program at Algonquin College

Algonquin College

A world-renowned pre-accelerator program, Lean LaunchPad is taught at over 200 universities worldwide, and back in February the team at Algonquin launched their very own version of the class. Although the AC version differed, in various ways, from the original, they both had at their core, the idea that participants ‘get out of the building’…

Ground-breaking Social Finance Pilot assists unemployed Canadians

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Canada has achieved an important milestone in its commitment to social financing for public good. The Government of Canada, private investors, and colleges and institutes are pushing the boundaries of social innovation and impact investing by implementing the first social finance project of its kind in Canada. As the key project intermediary Colleges and Institutes…

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

Fleming College

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

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June 2017

Indigenous Inclusion

Any initiative taken by a college or institute to encourage post-secondary education in Indigenous communities, program directed toward Indigenous learners, or service offered to facilitate Indigenous culture and values on campus etc.

NWCC displays art donated from First Nations Fine Arts students

Northwest Community College

It was a momentous event for First Nations Fine Arts students on December 8, 2016 when two carvings, crafted by Freda Diesing herself, were donated to the art studio at Northwest Community College. Donors Kelsey Wiebe (on behalf of her grandparents, Jim & Jane Christison) and Corey Bulpitt, presented a Wolf Panel carving and a…

NVIT to deliver new program to help Indigenous participants with job readiness and education upgrades

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

from Business Examiner: Up to 205 First Nations people in communities stretching from Prince George to Fort Nelson will benefit from new skills-training opportunities designed to spark careers in trades and technical jobs such as carpentry, piping, welding, carpentry, machining and electrical. Funding of more than $2.1 million is being provided for five projects through…

FNTI celebrates success of flight program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students

First Nations Technical Institute

from CBC News: A flight school aimed exclusively at Indigenous students is under financial pressure following a surge in applications. The First Nations Technical Institute on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont., has operated a flight program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students since 1989. Enrolment in the program had dropped off in recent years, but…

NVIT partners with CMHA to offer mental health workshop geared towards Indigenous students

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

from the Merritt Herald: As the weather turns in the month of October, the collective mood of students at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology also tends to take a turn. Which is why the school has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to bring the Beyond the Blues Education and Screening Day to…

Sask Polytech celebrates Intercultural Week

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic prides itself as a diverse institution that welcomes people from all over the world to study, grow their skills and find success as they work towards their educational and career goals. March 21-24 will see each campus city host a number of events that honour and celebrate our diversity during the second annual…

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July 2017

Programs of Interest

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

Mobile Application Development

Cambrian College

The Mobile Application Development – Graduate Certificate program will prepare you for entry into the exciting and rapidly changing field of mobile application development for iOS and Android platforms. The demand for access to information on mobile devices continues to grow and evolve.   View program

Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology (ESET)

Nova Scotia Community College

This program prepares you to meet the growing needs of employers in the rapidly expanding field of alternative energy, sustainability and energy systems management. You’re involved in energy auditing and modeling of existing conventional heating and lighting systems, as well as specifying energy efficiency improvements for residential and commercial buildings.   View program

Innovative Manufacturing

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

This program offers a wide range of skill-based training in all aspects of the manufacturing industry, including design, CAD/CAM drafting, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, welding, fabrication, robotics, 3-D printing and project management.   View program

Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate

JIBC

If you are considering a career in firefighting, the Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate (FFTC) program will provide you with the theoretical background, applied skills, and specialized knowledge required to become a superior candidate in a competitive recruiting process. Graduates are employment-ready, and are able to take on the challenges of an entry-level firefighter.   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

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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 Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care

Algonquin College

The Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care is charting a bold new course for geriatric care, providing a learning lab, applied research facility, and an opportunity to collaborate with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) on an adult day-program for seniors with dementia. “The Garbarino Girard Centre for Innovation in Seniors Care…

The Cube

Lambton College

The Cube is an entrepreneurship hub that offers help and guidance to students and youth in the community during the early stages of business development. It strives to foster and support individuals to become successful entrepreneurs by providing them with sustainable business skills to start up their own business. The Cube connects you with business…

Repair Café

Sheridan College

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

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…

The Centre for Mobile Innovation

Sheridan College

The Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI), with the recent announcement of a significant funding injection, will be honing its research efforts around mobile computing solutions to modern healthcare problems. Through the use of leading mobile and related technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Computing, Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and Machine Learning, the CMI will undertake…

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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.

Niagara College continues to grow youth entrepreneurship activities year after year

Niagara College

Brock University and Niagara College will continue to facilitate youth entrepreneurship after successfully managing the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program and ncTakeOff hub for the last two years. Both institutions received renewed, joint funding through the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program, an initiative of the Government of Ontario under the Youth Jobs Strategy and managed by Ontario…

Georgian College and partners offer new business development program, SPROUT

Georgian College

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

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…

Selkirk College instructor delivers a refined beer taste

Selkirk College

Selkirk College Business Administration Program instructor Mike Konkin knows a great idea when he tastes it. Founder and CEO of the Trail Beer Refinery, the veteran educator launched his plan for a micro-brewery and taproom in 2016. With a product line focused on traditional ales and lagers, it opened in the spring of 2017 in…

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…

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November 2017

Outstanding Alumni

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

Sage Testini

University of the Fraser Valley

Actor

Gloria Macarenko

BCIT

Television and radio journalist

Richard Martineau

Cégep André-Laurendeau

Columnist for Le Journal de Montréal

Tom Green

Algonquin College

Actor, comedian and producer

Carmen Aguirre

Langara College

Actress and writer

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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 Adopts Sexual Violence Policy

Selkirk College

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy in place making a clear commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment. “The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of vital importance,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. “This is an important step in letting everyone know that…

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…

Durham College carpentry students support Habitat for Humanity volunteers

Durham College

from DurhamRegion.com: The next phase of Habitat for Humanity’s Centre Town project is underway and the organization is hoping to see lots of hands on deck for the newest phase. A group of 911 responders recently spent a hot August day putting in the floor joists for four homes that represent phase 3A of Habitat…

Yukon College orientation week activities immerse students in community stories

Yukon College

Everyone has a story to tell, and as part of this year’s Orientation Week activities Yukon College is inviting a few Yukoners to share their stories to help strengthen the connection between College students and the local community. The story-sharing event, which will take place on Tuesday, September 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in…

NSCC “Difference Dollars for Service Learning” initiative encourages students to give back to the community

Nova Scotia Community College

from The Chronicle Herald: During the winter and spring of 2017, students at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are being invited to submit ideas for projects that will not only apply the knowledge they are learning at the NSCC, but which will also better life in the province. “Difference Dollars for Service Learning is…

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