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Capilano University is training health professionals in rural and remote First Nations communities

Capilano University

A lack of accessible services is too often the reality for residents of northern and rural First Nations communities. To help solve this problem, Capilano University is working with Carrier Sekani Family Services and local health professionals on a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education. The year-long Rehabilitation Therapy Support Skills pilot…

Capilano University and the Carnegie Community Centre

Capilano University

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

Be the one saving lives

JIBC

The call came in as a biking injury in northern Chilliwack, recalled Justin Woodroff, a 24-year-old paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service. The patient had crashed on one of the jumps at the bike park. When he and his partner arrived, Justin could see this was no routine injury. “He was under a blanket but…

Officer aims to draw on own experience to be role model and help others

JIBC

When Shauntelle Nichols needed help, the police were there for her. Today she’s a police officer herself, ready to be there for others in need. For the last several years, Shauntelle has drawn on her experience of officers helping make her feel safe to motivate and inspire her in her studies and efforts to be…

Be the one rebuilding lives

JIBC

Lana Fox was working at the Portland Hotel Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside when she noticed her peers and colleagues were suffering. Her role involved supporting clients with mental health and addictions issues through housing, safe injection and other programs. But before the opioid overdose epidemic made national news headlines and was declared a public…

Be the one fighting fires

JIBC

Steve Oishi was working at the Big White Fire Department when the call came in of a car that had crashed head-on into a tree on the side of the road. On arrival, the fire crew found the dash had crumpled and pinned the driver inside. As a graduate of the pre-employment firefighter training program…

Be a Student-for-a-Day

NBCCD

What could be better than checking out our new view book, taking a tour, and meeting with our instructors? Living a day in the life of one of our students, of course. “I came in the morning,” said Student-for-a-Day Alexandre Allard, then a twelfth-grade student at Sugarloaf Senior High. “The students were doing stuff with…

NBCCD Alumna Samaqani Cocahq: Sharing the Teachings of her Ancestors

NBCCD

We tend to doubt our abilities to do the things we have never tried before. We intuitively gravitate toward the safe and familiar, the sure and reliable. We put projects on hold until some future moment when we will be better equipped, more knowledgeable, ready. Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) has burned her doubts in a fire of…

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

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

Le Cégep de Sept-Îles lance un nouveau Centre d’entrepreneuriat et de valorisation des innovations (CEVI) afin d’offrir de nouveaux services aux entreprises de la région

Cégep de Sept-Îles

de Radio-Canada: Un nouveau Centre d’entrepreneuriat et de valorisation des innovations (CEVI) voit le jour au Cégep de Sept-Îles. Avec le CEVI, de nouveaux services seront offerts aux entreprises de la région ainsi qu’aux personnes souhaitant commercialiser une idée et lancer une entreprise. Les usagers pourront profiter de la veille stratégique, de la formation adaptée…

College of the North Atlantic and Habitat for Humanity extend their existing agreement to develop affordable homeownership

College of the North Atlantic

Finding a place to live can be a daunting task during the best of times, especially one that fits your budget. It’s for that reason that College of the North Atlantic (CNA) and Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) want to continue working together, to provide a solution to this ongoing problem for families…

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…

Community Impact at NSCC

NSCC

from NSCC:   NSCC is committed to accelerating student and community innovation and entrepreneurial capacity. NSCC is committed to the success of Nova Scotia’s diverse students, cultures and communities. We do this by:  Enhancing applied research We partner with key industries and sectors on research projects to support their growth and prepare our students for a…

Le Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles partagent les pratiques de ses campus en matière d’engagement communautaire avec des visiteurs provenant de 6 pays

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

de Radio-Canada : L’expertise développée au Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles pourrait s’exporter à l’international. Des visiteurs provenant de 6 pays sont de passage à Carleton-sur-Mer pour documenter les pratiques des campus régionaux en matière d’engagement communautaire. En savoir plus.

Un groupe d’étudiants du Cégep de Trois-Rivières lance une collecte de fonds au profit de la Fondation Movember Canada

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Un groupe d’étudiants en Techniques policières lance « En mode moustache », une collecte de fonds au profit de la Fondation Movember Canada. « Cette campagne va au-delà du fait d’amasser des fonds. Nous cherchons à améliorer la sensibilisation et l’éducation concernant certains des problèmes de santé les plus graves qui touchent les hommes, soit sur le…

Le Cégep André-Laurendeau offre une trentaine de ressources d’aide social aux personnes immigrantes

Cégep André-Laurendeau

La Formation continue du Cégep André-Laurendeau et le Centre social d’aide aux immigrants (CSAI) ont reçu environ 250 visiteurs lors de l’événement Bienvenue aux personnes immigrantes, le jeudi 19 octobre dernier, au Cégep André-Laurendeau. L’événement a permis à la population de toute origine d’avoir accès gratuitement à plus d’une trentaine de ressources (employabilité, études, orientation scolaire et professionnelle, familles, intégration…). De plus, une dizaine d’ateliers-conférences ont eu…

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…

Des étudiants en Techniques d’intervention en délinquance organisent une série d’activités pour les adolescents vulnérables

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Iles

Campus de Carleton-sur-Mer ont récemment accompli, avec beaucoup de fierté, différentes activités leur fournissant des expériences de formation et d’animation préventives concrètes. S’affirmer, c’est s’apprécier! Dans le cadre du cours Approches et mesures préventives en délinquance, des étudiants de deuxième année ont organisé un atelier de prévention portant sur le thème de l’affirmation de soi.…

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…

Many Hands marks two decades of community impact

Niagara College

from Niagara This Week: A lot has changed over the years but, then again, much has stayed the same. Since its inception 20 years ago, Niagara College’s Many Hands Project has grown immensely in scope from a humble build of a few sheds and gardens at All People’s Daycare in Welland with a budget of…

Le CIRADD, centre collégial de transfert de technologie en pratiques sociales novatrices

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

LE CIRADD EN BREF Le CIRADD est un centre collégial de transfert de technologie en pratiques sociales novatrices (CCTT-PSN) œuvrant dans le domaine du développement durable territorial. Offrant des services de recherche (études, analyses) et des activités de transfert (conférences, colloques, formation), il répond aux besoins des organismes, des entreprises et des collectivités, tout en…

Selkirk College nursing students help community members dealing with issues of housing insecurity, addiction, and untreated mental illness

Selkirk College

Third-year nursing students at Selkirk College have a unique opportunity to develop their nursing skills and knowledge of the social factors that shape health on the streets of Nelson. They work with local agencies to help people in the community who may be dealing with issues of housing insecurity, addictions and untreated mental illness. It’s…

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

Okanagan College

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

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.…

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…

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

Olds College

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

NBCC’s Robertson Institute for Community Leadership

NBCC

from NBCC: Launched in 2014, NBCC’s award-winning Robertson Institute for Community Leadership is mobilizing students, staff, alumni and Board members College-wide to transform lives and communities. Built upon NBCC’s tradition of giving back, our Signature Learning Experience (community leadership) is at the heart of the NBCC experience. Our commitment through the Robertson Institute for Community…

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…

Durham College art instructor’s unique project invites the community to take part

Durham College

from The Oshawa Express: A single person’s life is filled with countless stories. Some of them happy, some of them sad, some exciting and other times tragic; for one local artist, those stories can be the gateway to something bigger, and she’s looking to channel that idea into her latest project. Dani Crosby, an Oshawa…

New program from KPU addresses cultural knowledge and justice issues within Indigenous communities

Kwantlen Polytechnic

A first-of-its-kind Indigenous studies program launching this fall at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will focus on community and justice. KPU aptly announced its new minor in Indigenous community justice program on National Aboriginal Day. “My hope is that this minor will play a role in honouring, acknowledging, and respecting Indigenous peoples,” said criminology instructor Dr.…

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…

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…

Confederation College students and employees raise 55K for the United Way

Confederation College

from TB News Watch: Through donations, product sales and department competitions, the students and employees at Confederation College have raised $55,315 in support of its students, the United Way and “Stock the Bank”, an internal campaign in support of the Emergency Student Food Bank at the College. “I am consistently amazed, but never surprised at…

Okanagan College nursing students gather warm-clothing donations for Kelowna’s disadvantaged

Okanagan College

Boxes of donated warm clothing that have been jamming the halls where Okanagan College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program lives are on their way to making a difference for Kelowna’s disadvantaged. The first- and second-year students who sit on the BSN’s Global Health committee – a civically-minded, student-led initiative for social equity –…

Yukon College Carpentry students helps expand community thrift store

Yukon College

The Anglican Church Thrift Store in Watson Lake will be one-half larger when it reopens this spring. The 780-square foot store has a 480 square foot addition. The construction was done entirely by students in the Skills for Employment Carpentry program run by the town’s Yukon College community campus. “We are extremely happy with the…

Selkirk College partners with Nelson CARES on annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraising event

Selkirk College

On February 25, people will take to the streets of downtown Nelson to increase awareness about homelessness in the community and raise funds to help continue renovations at Ward Street Place. There are two, five and 10 kilometre walks which give participants the opportunity to experience a few hours outside in the cold, a hint…

CNA graduates volunteer at annual two-day food festival, Eat the Hill

College of the North Atlantic

A dozen graduates from College of the North Atlantic (CNA) volunteered at the annual Eat the Hill event in Clarenville, working side-by-side with professional chefs to serve hundreds of people at the two-day food festival. Eat the Hill, which is organized by CNA culinary arts instructor Chris Sheppard and former instructor Roger Dewling, incorporates winter…

Fleming College accounting students host free tax-preparation clinics

Fleming College

from the Peterborough Examiner: The tax clinics began on Tuesday and will continue March 21 and 28 and April 4 from noon to 4 p.m. They will be located in the Galleria (B3200) at Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough. To be eligible for the free clinics, individuals must have a simple tax situation and…

Holland College tourism students learn while giving back to the community

Holland College

from CBC: Giving back to the community has become a part of the work in Holland College’s Travel and Tourism Management class. Instructor Jennifer Lawton says students who specialize in events coordination learn how to plan an event from start to finish with a focus on fundraising for local non-profits. “That is where they start planning an event, in…

Community paramedics fulfill proactive role in the community

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

from the Prince Albert Daily Herald: A new program is seeing paramedics get out of the ambulance and into the community. Saskatchewan Polytechnic recently graduated the first class of Saskatchewan community paramedics. One of those first graduates is Sheldon Hirschfeld, an advanced care paramedic with Parkland Ambulance. He’s already out in the community, hoping his…

Selkirk College and Columbia Power partnership provides jobs and growth for the local economy

Selkirk College

Since Selkirk College alumni began transitioning into the regional workforce in the late-1960s, individuals educated close to home have helped build and grow the economy of the West Kootenay and Boundary region. As the college embarks on a celebration of its first 50 years and looks towards the next half-century, an exploration of the relationship…

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…

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…

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.…

Centennial College Partnerships in Peru Impact Vulnerable Youth

Centennial College

Centennial College has worked in partnership with the Education for Employment (EFE) Project in Peru since February 2015.  Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) developed institutional partnerships between Peruvian technical institutes and Canadian colleges, institutes and polytechnics as part of the program. Centennial’s role in the project has included design and implementation of curriculum, strengthening of…

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…

Have Whisk, Will Travel: Culinary Arts in the Community

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is home to an important training ground for the next generation of Saskatchewan’s culinary masters. The Culinary Arts program, offered at the Saskatoon campus, is led by program head and long-time chef Derek Cotton and teaches students ‘a little bit of everything’ in the culinary world. “Our program is designed to prepare students…

Camosun Hospitality Students bring fine dining to community shelter Our Place

Camosun College

A dynamic team of sharply dressed hospitality students from Camosun College prepared a delicious dinner of herb encrusted pork loin with autumn squash puree, green beans and roasted potatoes for over 600 diners at Our Place Society last Monday evening. Our Place provides vital services to our region’s most vulnerable citizens, including regular meals—over 745,000…

SGI Salvage and Saskatchewan Polytechnic mark unique 15-year partnership

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Students Train for Automotive Service and Auto Body Technician Careers by Fixing Total Loss Vehicles It all started with a Pontiac Sunfire in 2002.  Since then, nearly 250 vehicles have been repaired by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Automotive Service and Auto Body Technician certificate students. Today, a long-running but little-known partnership between Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Salvage…

Street Smart Chefs: Culinary Arts in the Community

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan’s national notoriety for good eats has been steadily growing over the past few years. With master chefs looking to call the prairie province home, it seems appropriate that Saskatchewan Polytechnic is home to an important training ground for the next generation culinary masters. The Culinary Arts program is led by long-time chef Derek Cotton…

Empowering women to follow their passion

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Penny Jean Wohlberg is a journeyperson carpenter and owner of Renovation Jeannie. She is also a strong supporter of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Women in Trades & Technology (WITT) program. “For me it all started with WITT,” says Penny. “WITT is all about empowering women and giving them confidence. WITT was the catalyst that kick-started my career…

Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Patient-oriented research is becoming the norm for health-related research, and for good reasons. It focuses on patient priorities and outcomes and includes patients as active collaborators throughout the research process. “Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners and improves patient outcomes,” says Dr. Susan Blum, associate vice-president, Applied Research and Innovation. “This innovative, applied approach aims…

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,…

The Queen Street Billboard Project

NBCCD

The new billboards on display in downtown Fredericton are designed to intrigue your sense of thought – they reframe the concept of how a typical billboard is used and showcase colourful eye-catching designs that each have a story to tell. This project flips the marketing norms to use billboards as exhibition space, and to give…

Dare to Achieve, by Gavin MacDougall

Centennial College

To mark Centennial College’s 50th anniversary as well as Canada’s 150th birthday, the college commissioned an outdoor mural at the new Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre (CRCA) at Progress Campus. The winning design, entitled ‘Dare to Achieve’ by artist Gavin MacDougall, a graduate from Centennial’s Fine Arts Studio program, was unveiled on June 22. “Art that’s in the…

Selkirk College Distinguished Alumna is Courageous and Compassionate Nurse

Selkirk College

Selkirk College recently awarded family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon with the Distinguished Alumna honour at the Graduation 2017 ceremony held at the Castlegar Campus. The earnest professional provides compassionate care to isolated First Nations communities in British Columbia’s Chilcotin region while responding to crises world-wide as part of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit.…

Monsters Rule at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus

Selkirk College

Building on an educational foundation for both elementary and college students, the Selkirk College Digital Arts & New Media Program joined forces with Hume Elementary School for a spirited project that brought to life some wonderful creatures. From the minds of Hume Elementary School students to the computer screens of Selkirk College Digital Arts & New…

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…

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…

Langara students pen the memoirs of local Holocaust survivors

Langara College

In Fall 2016, Langara launched Writing Lives: the Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives is a one-time two-semester project at Langara College, coordinated by English instructor Dr. Rachel Mines, in which second-year students are connected with local Holocaust survivors to interview them and write memoirs of their lives before, during and after the Holocaust. An interdisciplinary initiative, the…

Selkirk College Heavy Mechanical program students overcomes and gives back

Selkirk College

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

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’…

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…

NB Heart Truth: Featured Fashion Designer Chavah Lindsay

NBCCD

Chavah Lindsay of Chavah Designs has the honour this year of being the only designer showcased in both of the premiere New Brunswick Fashion events this spring: The New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) Annual Fashion Show in Fredericton and the NB Heart Truth Red Dress Event in Moncton. Chavah is creating two…

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…

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…

Algonquin College student research tackles environmental issues affecting Muskrat Lake Watershed

Algonquin College

from the Daily Observer: On Dec. 6, Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus in Pembroke held an Applied Research Day to give students in the Environmental Technician (E-Tech) Program the opportunity to showcase their work. The E-Tech Program, which was founded five years ago, is a compressed diploma that can be completed in 18 months whereas other…

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…

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…