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School board quizzes Alberta politicians on effects of education funding cuts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018 EDMONTON _ The Edmonton Public School Board has released a report that forecasts how schools would be affected by funding cuts and is sending the results to the province’s main political parties asking for comment. The report looks at four scenarios including no funding for enrolment growth, a hiring freeze, […]

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Calgary Stampede’s 2019 First Nations Princess wants to highlight anxiety, Indigenous education – CBC

‘It creates that conversation of why we were called Indian before and why we prefer First Nations’ Sep 25, 2018 It’s been rebranded and the newest title holder is looking to put the spotlight on anxiety issues and Indigenous education. The Calgary Stampede’s 2019 First Nations Princess, formerly Indian Princess, is 19-year-old Astokomii Smith of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 20187 Views

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Continued balanced growth as University of Lethbridge establishes another enrolment record

The numbers are in and the University of Lethbridge has once again achieved a new standard for enrolment, growing to 8,767 students at its Lethbridge and Calgary campuses, an increase of 0.5 per cent from the previous year. “We consistently talk about managing growth and increasing our student numbers in a balanced and supportive manner,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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AFN Bulletin on Regional Education Agreements for First Nations Education K-12, September 2018

AFN Bulletin on Regional Education Agreements for First Nations Education K-12, September 2018 September 25, 2018 The work and progress in the area of education is guided by direction from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Chiefs-in-Assembly and the long-standing goal of achieving First Nation control of First Nation Education. AFN resolution 16/2016: Honourable Process […]

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Edmonton public schools to review its ‘books to weed out’ list due to concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018 By Colette Derworiz THE CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Public Schools says it’s taking down its book review site after a leading Indigenous author questioned why some of his graphic novels were on a not-recommended list. David Alexander Robertson, a Governor General-award-winning author who lives in Winnipeg, said he went through the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201823 Views

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First engineering faculty in Canada named after a woman: Business leader Gina Cody makes historic $15 million donation to Montreal’s Concordia University

Gift to establish Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science will improve access to education, fund research and inspire a new generation Three decades after becoming the first woman to earn a PhD in building engineering from Concordia University, Gina Parvaneh Cody, MEng 81, PhD 89, has made history by giving $15 million to her alma […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201822 Views

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Rupertsland Institute: Labour Market Survey for Métis citizens

September 21, 2018 WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your voice is important to the development of training programs for Métis in the Central region. We offer in-person workshops as part of our Community Consultations for labour market analysis. Please join us at one of our workshops and provide your insight. Thursday, September 27 Whitecourt, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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U of T to take significant steps to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities – U of T News

The University of Toronto’s division of research and innovation will take important steps to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities across Canada’s largest post-secondary institution. The changes are detailed in 49 recommendations of a university working group struck in the spring of last year by Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research […]

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NOSM Board of Directors Celebrates Successful Year

Sept. 21, 2018 Rooted in the North Using a combination of web- and teleconference connectivity across Northern Ontario, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its Annual Members and Board of Directors meetings on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.In accordance with Board policy, Dr. Alexandre Anawati, Danielle Bélanger-Corbin, Mark Hurst, and Bruce Sutton were reappointed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201813 Views

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Confederation College to Lead Regional Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care

THUNDER BAY, ON, September 21, 2018 – Confederation College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program has been recognized for its innovative approach to education and child care. Approached to lead the regional Provincial Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care, program faculty will spearhead the initiative and students in the program will receive added benefit […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201811 Views

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Acting now for a healthier future will make a difference says Dr. Peter Leavitt, newly named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. – URegina

September 24, 2018 “If you want to understand the world around you, you need to look at what’s gone on in the past and then take a look into what the future might hold,” Dr. Peter Leavitt shared during a talk on the Qu’Appelle lakes at the Treaty Four Gathering in Fort Qu’Appelle on Friday […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201816 Views

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U of Regina: New open resources increase access to education

The University of Regina Press, through the Open Textbook Publishing Program, has released six new open access educational resources in the areas of nursing leadership, Cree language learning, personal finance and higher education. “We are thankful that the Government of Saskatchewan provided funding to develop these open textbooks for our students,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201814 Views

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Bringing the community together through arts and culture – Humber Today

No matter what your age or interests are, there is something for everyone attending Etobicoke Lakeshore (EL) Culture Days. From September 28 to 30, the event will engage thousands of visitors in free activities, workshops, and performances that range from a larger than life mural to quilting the community’s local history. These interactive activities give […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201814 Views

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BC Government: Tahltan language teacher empowers Indigenous kids

Sept. 24, 2018 SKUT – A passion for helping young children find their power and identity through the Tahltan language has earned Patricia Louie a 2018 Provincial Child Care Award of Excellence from the B.C. government. “Patricia knows how healing and empowering Indigenous peoples’ traditional language can be,” said Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine. “Language […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201822 Views

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Edmonton public schools to review its ‘books to weed out’ list due to concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018 By Colette Derworiz THE CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Public Schools says it’s taking down its book review site after a leading Indigenous author questioned why some of his graphic novels were on a not-recommended list. David Alexander Robertson, a Governor General-award-winning author who lives in Winnipeg, said he went through the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201816 Views

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BC Government: Outstanding child care providers honoured at awards ceremony

Sept. 23, 2018 RICHMOND – Dedicated, committed and exceptional are only a few of the words used to describe the outstanding child care professionals being honoured with 2018 Child Care Awards of Excellence. “Today, we honour the hard-working people at the heart of our child care system in B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan. “Early childhood educators […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 20189 Views

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This inspirational new children’s book is full of Indigenous heroes | Your Morning

Credits: Your Morning Author Wab Kinew tells stories about Indigenous heroes in a new and exciting way. Hosted by Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake, along with anchors Melissa Grelo, Lindsey Deluce and Kelsey McEwen, YOUR MORNING delivers a fresh perspective on today’s headlines, engaging conversations with trending celebrities and news makers, plus helpful advice and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201830 Views

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Information evening introduces early childhood services research project to Brandon

September 24, 2018 BRANDON – An extensive new research partnership looking at families’ experience with early childhood disability services will be introduced to the community at an event on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Brandon University (BU). Dr. Patty Douglas, who is the lead for BU’s portion of the project, will be joined by project director […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201820 Views

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Hands-on learning: Federal investment enhances Memorial’s community programming

Inspiring youth to explore science-based careers and expanding oceans-related programming to rural parts of the province are among four Memorial projects receiving new federal funding. Memorial has received a total of $206,950 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) PromoScience Program. Kirsty Duncan, minister of science and sport, announced $11.9 million in federal funding […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201829 Views

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Coast Mountain College facility gets students ready for success in the trades

Sept. 21, 2018 TERRACE – Students are getting set for success in the skilled trades with the opening of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art House of Cedar trades training facility at Coast Mountain College. Renovations and upgrades to the House of Cedar, built in 1970, will provide students with modern classrooms, updated and enlarged trades workshops, a new atrium, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201819 Views

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Muskrat Falls symposium to be held this weekend at Memorial University

Sept. 24 The public is welcome to attend a discussion of the problems associated with the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam, which are changing the social, cultural and environmental life in the province. At this symposium questions that you won’t hear at the public inquiry will be addressed such as: How can a $13 billion investment in energy security […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201828 Views

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UNB to be research hub for RAVEN: Rural Action and Voices for the Environment

A new research project aiming to strengthen the voices of those living on Wabanaki territory has recently launched at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Susan O’Donnell, researcher and adjunct professor with the department of sociology at UNB, has received $525,000 for her research project, Rural Action and Voices for the Environment (RAVEN). The RAVEN […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201817 Views

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TRU: Telling the full story of the salmon

September 21, 2018 When Dr. Nan Stevens’ son penned a story on the life cycle of salmon while in Grade 4, few could’ve predicted it would be published, let alone become a starting point for a post-secondary research project. It is all happening and thanks to that spark of inspiration from her son, Stevens and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201817 Views

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U of A project aims to take a new look at Indigenous women’s stories – Gateway

Through surveys, the project hopes to gather stories of resilience in Indigenous communities A new University of Alberta project is searching to find the true meaning of resilience for Indigenous women and youth. The Indigenous Women and Youth Resilience Project aims to find exactly what resilience looks like to Indigenous and underrepresented communities, including women, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201819 Views

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It’s not just an Indigenous issue’: Teens bring Orange Shirt Day to Port Moody school – Vancouver Sun

Chloe Goodison has been working hard with friend Nathan Piasecki and a leadership teacher to bring Orange Shirt Day — a day to remember the survivors of residential schools, their families and their loved ones who didn’t survive — to Heritage Woods Secondary School Chloe Goodison wants to tell you all about her new orange […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201829 Views

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Opinion: Government’s actions on education in Ontario are dangerous and negligent – Bay Today

Why is it okay to ignore the vast majority of students, teachers, and parents who supported the updated curriculum? Editor’s note: Hannah McCallum is the President of Student Council at Widdifield. A protest was held Friday on their football field and she spoke to the assembled students. I am speaking to you today against the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201818 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation gets $154 million as it moves toward self government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 22, 2018  WINNIPEG _ The federal government says it will provide more than $154 million to the Manitoba Metis Federation as the group works towards self-government. The government said in a statement on Saturday that the federation will use some of the money to improve the social and economic well-being of the […]

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The Government of Canada and the Métis National Council and Governing Members are proud to jointly release the Métis Nation Early Learning and Child Care Framework

September 22, 2018       Winnipeg, Manitoba    Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous partners to strengthen culturally appropriate and accessible early learning and child care to provide Indigenous children a solid foundation for future success. Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface—Saint Vital and Parliamentary Secretary to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201835 Views

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Royal Saskatchewan Museum Commemorates Orange Shirt Day

September 21, 2018 The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is hosting several events to recognize national Orange Shirt Day, which commemorates the experiences of residential school victims and honours the survivors and their families. “Our province is committed to achieving reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to reflect on the past and ensure these stories […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201893 Views

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MMF Welcomes Early Learning and Child Care Framework

Winnipeg, MB – On Monday, September 17, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President and Métis National Council Vice-President and Minister of Social Development, David Chartrand, joined the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and other leaders, to announce the co-developed Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) Framework. This investment will […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201834 Views

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Creating Indigenous community on campus – Ryerson U

September 18, 2018 Like most research, it began with a question. “Can you show me what language looks like?” Dr. Joanne DiNova asked her fellow Indigenous colleague Dr. Lila Pine, both based in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD). Thus began their research on language visualization using CymaScopes, scientific instruments that produce images based […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201833 Views

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Indigenous Research Showcase Week brings the TRC Calls to Action to life – URegina

September 21, 2018 The University of Regina’s annual Indigenous Research Showcase Week is a celebration of diversity, innovation, and connections to community. The week-long event is also another way in which the University is acting on the Calls to Action laid out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Final Report¾helping to make concrete changes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201834 Views

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Inspiring curiosity in youth: StFX science and math outreach programs receive nearly $200,000 in PromoScience funding

Sep. 20, 2018 Two StFX-based outreach programs that inspire curiosity in youth and an interest in science and math have received very good news. X-Chem Outreach and Connecting Math to Our Lives and Communities—two separate programs, each facilitated by StFX faculty—have received a total of nearly $200,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201831 Views

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Trent U – Building Community: Durham GTA Staff Participate in Habitat for Humanity Indigenous Build

Sep. 21, 2018 ”We are honoured to be part of such an important day,” said Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director of the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent, speaking of Trent’s involvement in Habitat for Humanity Durham’s recent Indigenous build. “This is about more than just having a roof over your head. This day was […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201835 Views

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BC Government: Province supports innovative community literacy programs

Sep. 21, 2018 VICTORIA – British Columbians of all ages will be able to improve their reading, writing and communications skills, thanks to a provincial investment of $500,000 in the Vancouver Sun’s annual Raise-a-Reader campaign. “Raise-a-Reader plays an important role in supporting literacy by raising funds for innovative community programs throughout B.C.,” said Rob Fleming, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201831 Views

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Rupertsland Institute: Community Consultations – Whitecourt Sept. 27, 2018

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your voice is important to the development of training programs for Métis in the Central region. Participate in our in-person workshop. Thursday, September 27 5:00 – 7:00 pm Holiday Inn Express 4721 49 Street, Whitecourt Stew and bannock will be served. This workshop is open to all Métis in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201824 Views

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Ontario students to walk out of class to protest sex ed curriculum changes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 TORONTO _ Students at more than a hundred schools across Ontario have pledged to walk out of class this afternoon to protest changes to the province’s curriculum. Indygo Arscott, 16, who is two-spirit and uses gender-neutral pronouns, is an organizer of the province-wide walkout called “We the students do not […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201821 Views

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Archer Library Pilots Personal Librarian Project – URegina

September 19, 2018 The Dr. John Archer Library at the University’s main campus is piloting a project to connect with first year students who have self-identified as Indigenous. “This pilot is trying to address what’s known as library anxiety,” says Brad Doerksen, Student Success Librarian. “Many students are not familiar with the library and all […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201824 Views

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Northern College Alumni Nominated for Premier’s Awards

September 20, 2018 TIMMINS, ON: Northern College is pleased to announce its nominees for the 2018 Ontario Colleges Premier’s Awards. The annual event honours important social and economic contributions that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The awards were launched in 1992 and are administered by Colleges Ontario to recognize graduates excelling […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201828 Views

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Sask. Polytech Indigenous relay goes ahead in Prince Albert despite rain – MBC Network Radio Online

Sep 20, 2018 Ninety participants from the Prince Albert Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus took part in the Indigenous relay challenge Thursday despite the rain. The relay consists of nine legs and is part of Indigenous Students Welcome Week and the fall equinox celebration.“It’s a historical and traditional race to bring students together,” Indigenous student advisor and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201822 Views

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Library mural inspires Laurier panel discussion on reconciliation through the arts

Sep. 19, 2018 Brantford – Can public art be a catalyst for healing and community discourse in the selfie generation? How does public art stimulate the process of reconciliation? How do we translate symbols and ideology across cultures? These questions and more will be explored when Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts hosts a panel presentation and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201856 Views

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Ontario high school students plan walkout over curriculum – CTV News

September 21, 2018 Students across Ontario are being urged to walk out of school Friday in protest of changes to sex education and indigenous curriculum. The effort is being called the March for Our Education. Students, teachers and staff at more than 100 Ontario high schools – projected to number about 40,000 – are expected […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201824 Views

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No excuse:’ Online course asks about positive effect of residential schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 ST. PAUL, Alta. _ Alberta’s education minister apologized Thursday after learning an online social studies course asked students about the positive effects of residential schools. Students were asked: “A positive effect of residential schools was?” The four multiple choice options listed were: that children were away from home, they learned […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201850 Views

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Co-hosts Nick Robinson and Miss Piggy alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Arkells, Adam Devine, The Muppets, Lilly Singh and more celebrate young change-makers at WE Day Toronto

– Bios, photos and information for WE Day Toronto available on the Electronic Press Kit – – WE Day Toronto is free to thousands of students thanks to partners led by National Co-Title Sponsors RBC and TELUS – – WE Day Family Toronto is supported by partners led by National Co-Title Sponsors RBC, TELUS and Loblaw Companies […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201824 Views

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Thompson Rivers U: Coyote creates change

September 19, 2018 TRU strives to close the gap for Indigenous students The surface of McConnell Lake is like glass. The only ripples on the water and in the silence come from four canoes being paddled by TRU students and staff and their charges: a group of kids ranging from eight to 12 years old. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201828 Views

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AB Government: Minister apologizes for hurtful course material

Sep 20, 2018 Minister of Education David Eggen issued the following statement about social studies course material given to an Alberta student: “I was appalled to see such hurtful and offensive material given to an Alberta student. As Minister of Education, I want to sincerely apologize to this student, their family, and anyone else who […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201857 Views

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Indspire Says More Funding Needed for Indigenous Post-Secondary Students

September 18, 2018 Ohsweken, ON – A new survey has found that a number of barriers hinder the ability of Indigenous students in Canada to complete post-secondary education. A summary of the survey was released today by Indspire, in advance of a Wednesday meeting in Ottawa co-hosted by Indspire and Universities Canada calling for greater […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201848 Views

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Meet new Mount Education professor Amélie Lemieux

September 19, 2018 Mount Professor takes a multimodal approach to teaching and learning For as long as she can remember, Dr. Amélie Lemieux has always had a passion for learning and literacy in all forms. As a young child, Amélie accompanied her parents on daily trips to the library where she gained an appreciation for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201825 Views

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Undergraduate research wins at Randy Kobes Symposium

Today’s 13th annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Research Symposium* saw a 20% increase in participation from last year, with 24 undergraduate students from seven different departments presenting their research. Chemistry took 29% of the wins this year and geography took 50% of the honourable mentions, with women in science winning big by 86%. This year’s winners, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201825 Views

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Confederation College: Have Questions About Your Future College Education?

THUNDER BAY, ON, September 19, 2018 – The annual College Information Program (CIP) Tour will be visiting eight communities in northwestern Ontario from September 24 to 27, giving students the opportunity to explore 16 Ontario colleges – all in one place. The tour includes booths and displays featuring representatives from colleges from across Ontario, including Confederation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201816 Views

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