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CASA Establishes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee to Make Sure All Student Voices Are Represented

OTTAWA, August 3, 2018 – Last week, at the Canadian Alliance of Student Association’s (CASA) second conference of the year, the organization’s student leaders chose to establish an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. The first of its kind, this student-led committee will work to ensure that CASA takes an intersectional approach to understanding student issues […]

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NIC launches Aboriginal College Pathway in Port Alberni

Aboriginal students will have a new supportive start to their education this fall, thanks to an NIC pilot project that prepares students for post-secondary success. The Aboriginal College Pathway combines skills development, upgrading and Nuu-chah-nulth language courses with individualized support to help students transition to college and be successful in university transfer and career programs. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 201826 Views

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Mr. Bannock: something good, something great – Capilano U

Paul Natrall’s uncle was a hunter. Natrall grew up eating venison burgers with spaghetti and moose stew with chow mein. Suffice to say, this member of the Squamish Nation wasn’t a fan of wild meats as a child. August 1, 2018 “When I was younger, I had no knowledge that that was our traditional food,” […]

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Lucky dogs in Ebb and Flow get their own houses; Assiniboine Carpentry students support brainchild of Brandon real estate agent

Tonight, in Ebb and Flow First Nation, 15 dogs will rest their heads in their own doghouses, custom-built by 30 Carpentry & Woodworking students at Assiniboine Community College. In summer, a doghouse provides shade. Come winter, these doghouses will provide insulated warmth to help protect dogs from the wind and cold. Building houses for dogs […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 201837 Views

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Student in race for president of national Inuit organization

Royal Roads student Peter Williamson is in a three-way race vying for the presidency of Inuit Tapiriit Kantatami (ITK), the national Inuit organization that works with the four Inuit regions to present unified priorities in Ottawa. With a strong background in policy, research and advocacy for the rights of Inuit in Canada, the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial […]

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N.W.T. students voyage across Arctic Ocean to discover importance of the North – CBC

8 students from Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik, Nahanni Butte and Yellowknife on this year’s Students on Ice trip Aug 07, 2018 After growing up in the North, eight students from throughout the Northwest Territories have a chance to see their homeland from an entirely new perspective. Students from Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik, Nahanni Butte and Yellowknife were selected to […]

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NIC launches Nuu-chah-nulth language courses

Aug 1, 2018 NIC will offer two new tuition-free Nuu-chah-nulth language courses at its Port Alberni campus this year. The introductory courses are tuition-free, with the first course starting this September. Nuu-chah-nulth 096 (NCN-096) focuses on developing listening techniques and learning words, phrases and greetings to communicate in the home, the classroom and with elders. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201831 Views

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Board of Governors Announce Kathleen Lynch as Incoming President of Confederation College

August 2, 2018 August 2, 2018, THUNDER BAY, ON – On behalf of the Confederation College Board of Governors, Chairperson George Patterson announced to employees today that Kathleen Lynch is the successful candidate who will be serving as incoming President of Confederation College. Lynch will succeed outgoing President Jim Madder, assuming official duties on September […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201828 Views

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Science Week Introduces Indigenous Youth to Careers in Natural Resources

THUNDER BAY, ON, August 1, 2018 – Forty-five Indigenous youth from 25 communities are in Thunder Bay this week learning about geo-caching, cartography, sustainable energy, entrepreneurship and more as part of Science Week for the the First Nation Natural Resource Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) and the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP). The youth and their counsellors […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201829 Views

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OC graduate trains to support Indigenous community

August 01, 2018 Early on, Alice George knew she had a passion for helping others. Working as a cashier for the Nk’Mip Gas and Convenience Store in Oliver, George met people who needed more assistance than she could offer during her interactions at her workplace. “I had an interest in helping others,” says George, “I […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201827 Views

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J.D. Irving, Limited: Study Examines Interest in Marine Careers Among New Brunswick Youth

August 3, 2018 A study released recently highlights the need to increase awareness among New Brunswick youth about career opportunities in the oceans industry, including shipbuilding, boatbuilding, aquaculture, tidal energy, and ocean technologies. Building on their previous Student Intentions and Perceptions Study conducted in Nova Scotia, researchers for the Marine People Partnership at the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201827 Views

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TimberWest: Summer students dive into Forest Management

Aug 2, 2018 Vancouver, BC – TimberWest is once again a classroom to a group of excited summer students, eager to further their knowledge of the forest industry. A select group of students are receiving a hands-on experience in silviculture, forest engineering, and forest biology while assisting the company’s operations in Nanaimo and Campbell River […]

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Government of Canada announces agreement to give workers of Newfoundland and Labrador the tools they need to find and keep good jobs

August 3, 2018    St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador   Employment and Social Development Canada By investing directly in Canada’s greatest asset—its resilient, hardworking people—the Government of Canada is helping to ensure that the economic growth we create is the kind of growth that works for everyone. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2018100 Views

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NU Government: Call for proposals – Women’s empowerment initiatives

August 02, 2018 The Department of Family Services is accepting applications for community-based projects that promote women’s empowerment in Nunavut. Projects must take place between October 15, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Community-based, non-profit organizations, municipal corporations or individuals can apply to receive funding under the following categories: Leadership skills. Employment. Economic self-sufficiency. Wellness. Self-reliance. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201831 Views

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CIIT Expanding Minds at 1st Annual Anishinaabek Youth Ambassadors Tech Camp

M’CHIGEENG, ON, Aug. 1, 2018  – The Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology (CIIT) gains momentum with first pilot learning initiative – the Anishinaabek Youth Ambassadors Tech Camp at Kenjgewin Teg Campus, M’Chigeeng First Nation. CIIT was launched earlier this year in response to the underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the technology and innovation sectors […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201833 Views

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Two hundred scholars call on Trudeau to halt Muskrat Falls hydro dam – APTN News

August 1, 2018 Two hundred researchers and scholars in Canada and the United States are calling on Justin Trudeau to halt the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador until Indigenous people who stand to be affected by the project give their free, prior and informed consent and other major health and safety concerns are addressed. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201822 Views

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SIGA awards $90,000 in scholarships to students across the province

August 1, 2018 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its 2018 First Nation Scholarship Awards Program. Since 2014, SIGA has partnered annually with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) to provide scholarships to SIIT students, with the help of a matching grant from […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201826 Views

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OC graduate trains to support Indigenous community – Lake Country Calendar

Aboriginal Community Support Worker (ASCW) is the product of extensive consultation with Aboriginal communities throughout the Interior of B.C. Early on, Alice George knew she had a passion for helping others. Working as a cashier for the Nk’Mip Gas and Convenience Store in Oliver, George met people who needed more assistance than she could offer […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201826 Views

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Trent U: Storybook Start to University for Free Tuition Winner

July 31, 2018 When Ocean Cherneski first heard about Trent University, she knew right away it was her dream school. “I was talking to my English teachers about university options and they told me about Trent. They said that it has the best Indigenous Studies department in all of Ontario so I did more research […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201831 Views

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Kativik Ilisarniliriniq: Highlights from the June 5 to 8 Council of Commissioners held in Montreal.

July 31, 2018 Perseverance and successes of the Nunavik students With the end of the school year the Commissioners would like to congratulate all Nunavik students on their perseverance, and in particular those who will receive their Secondary School Diploma, as well as students who completed their college and university programs. The statistics on the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201833 Views

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Canadore College: The Village to Provide Ability to Eradicate Hep C in Nipissing District

Aug 1, 2018 (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Today, George Burton, president and CEO of Canadore College, proudly announces that the college is entering into a formal agreement with  Liver Care Canada (LCC) to create a Liver Centre of Excellence. The Centre will be housed at The Village, Canadore’s living model of class-leading health, human care and wellness […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201826 Views

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Northern College Board of Governors Elects New Executive Committee

August 01, 2018 TIMMINS, ON: Northern College Board of Governors is pleased to announce the members of its newly-elected 2018 – 2019 Board of Governors Executive Committee. This year’s four-person Executive Committee is comprised of Board Chair George Pirie, First Vice-Chair Doug Walsh, Second Vice-Chair Domenic Rizzuto and Carly Stringer, Governor at Large. “Northern College […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201825 Views

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UCN Administrator among Five Canadians selected to Attend Indigenous Leadership Program in USA

July 30, 2018 Charlene Lafreniere, Director of Institutional Advancement at University College of the North (UCN), is one of five Canadians chosen by U.S. Embassy Ottawa to represent Canada in a program on Indigenous education training for remote and disadvantaged communities. Canadian professionals in the field of Indigenous education will visit Washington, D.C., and other […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201824 Views

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Meet student leader Michael Wabegijig – Nipissing U

8/1/2018 Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201819 Views

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CBU Student Becomes Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Cape Breton University student, Phillip Prosper, received the Keptin’s Sash, assuming the role of Keptin for the community of We’koqma’q First Nation. When he discovered he had been recommended for the position of Keptin, Phillip says he couldn’t believe his ears. His father, also a Keptin, has had to slow […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201840 Views

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NLC: Meet the winners of our 2018 student writing awards

The Northern Lights College Foundation has awarded four recipients winners of our 2018 student writing awards. Judges took into account the originality of subject matter, quality of execution and structure, and quality of research. Sara Gruen’s essay, “Aboriginal women ‘gangsters’: Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ outcome,” took the top spot in the Indigenous student category. Her […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201832 Views

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OCAD U: Launch of Uncover/Recover at the ROM

July 31, 2018 On Thursday, July 26, the ROM and OCAD U presented their joint web-based project Uncover/Recover. This collaboration began last year, when students in the Indigenous Visual Culture program (INVC), led by Professor Bonnie Devine, received an opportunity to interact with, and respond to, Indigenous artifacts from the ROM’s archives. The project was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201838 Views

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MSVU: Supporting the learning process when belief systems and course content collide

July 31, 2018 As part of Pride celebrations at the Mount, we are sharing the stories of Mount community members advancing efforts with a focus on the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Today, we’re proud to feature the work of part-time faculty member and doctoral student, Brenda Hattie-Longmire. Currently a part-time faculty member in Women’s Studies at the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201833 Views

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SPU and QNW launch a summer school for Indigenous women leaders

Starting today until August 10, 2018, a dozen Indigenous women will gather at the Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop at Saint Paul University to take part in the QNW–SPU Summer School, an intensive course on Indigenous women’s governance in Quebec. The result of a Memorandum of Understanding between SPU and Quebec Native Women (QNW), this program, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201826 Views

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TRU: Student research supports high-profile human rights cases

July 31, 2018 Research into alleged human rights abuses in Latin America led two TRU Law students to present at a recent conference in Ottawa. They revealed how inadequate regulation of Canadian mining companies operating overseas can lead to human rights abuses and environmental damage in local communities. The opportunity to conduct research on this […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201827 Views

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Alumna Completes Master’s Thesis with On-Campus Friendship Centre at GPRC

July 30th, 2018 Years after beginning her educational journey at GPRC, Brigitte Benning has returned – this time to complete novel research on Indigenous-based supports for students in post-secondary. The GPRC alumna and successful MA candidate selected her thesis topic after noticing that much of the existing research on Indigenous issues seemed to be asking […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201824 Views

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From struggle to triumph for NIC grad

Jul 30, 2018 NIC Human Services graduate David Dawson has been on a journey. Now, he wants to help others on theirs. Dawson struggled with addiction for years, as well as uncertainty over his identity and Aboriginal heritage. But through those early challenges, he discovered his passion of helping others. Having completed his addictions treatment, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201825 Views

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Community minded, research intensive, and student focused, Dr. Gina Grandy named new Dean of Business Administration – U Regina

July 30, 2018 Ever since she arrived at the University of Regna five years ago, Dr. Gina Grandy says she’s been welcomed with open arms – and that’s a big reason why she applied for the position of Dean of Business Administration. “Our students, staff, faculty, and partners in the community are incredibly supportive and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201832 Views

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Cape Breton University to host Indigenous Education in Canada with Chief Ovide Mercredi

As part of its ongoing Strategic Planning process, Cape Breton University will host, Indigenous Education in Canada with Chief Ovide Mercredi. The community event will take place on at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the Boardmore Theatre and serve as an important forum for education and dialogue. “As we move forward in our […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201839 Views

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Sensualities and science – Dailyuw.com

Sexy Science Confessions event explores colonial institutions’ impact on science Jul 30, 2018 Basking in a glow of soft blue and fuschia lights, condom fairies with rainbow wings roamed Kane Hall in search of saucy secrets. Emcees Dr. Tracy Bear and Dr. Keolu Fox hosted Sexy Science Confessions by Tipi Confessions late Friday, July 27. […]

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Junior University helps prepare Indigenous teens for careers in health – Dalhousie University

July 31, 2018 This July, 40 Indigenous youth from Atlantic Canada and as far away as Quebec and Labrador attended week-long health science camps at Dalhousie, Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University. Now in its second year, Junior University aims to “expel the myths and nervousness of leaving their communities and coming to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201832 Views

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Censured trustee who resigned now wants his seat back – The Peterborough Examiner

Gordon Gilchrist running for a return to the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board after being censured by fellow trustees for remarks about Indigenous drummers in 2016 A former Cobourg-area public school board trustee who resigned in 2016 over insensitive comments about Indigenous drumming is running for his seat again. Gordon Gilchrist, 89, is a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201826 Views

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Canada Learning Code Receives $525,000 Donation from Amazon; Funds Will Support Modernization of K-12 Computer Science Curriculum as well as Coding Education Programs

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2018  – Canada Learning Code, Canada’s leading national charity championing digital literacy education, has received a $525,000 donation from Amazon to support the development of a Canadian kindergarten-to-grade-12 computer science education framework as well as coding education programs, including a traveling mobile classroom and Canada Learning Code Week. The donation from Amazon […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201820 Views

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Graduate scholarship fund allows students to focus more on studies

For Immediate Release 2018AEST0103-001478 July 27, 2018 Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training VICTORIA – Graduate students will be able to focus more on their studies, rather than the costs, as the result of a new scholarship fund from the Government of British Columbia. “The B.C. Graduate Scholarship Fund is a long-overdue investment that […]

by aanationtalk on July 27, 2018110 Views

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Baffinland awards 38 laptops to high school graduates in the North Baffin region

July 26th, 2018 Baffinland is happy to support school-based initiatives throughout the North Baffin communities. Each year, we award high school graduates from Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, and Pond Inlet with laptops as a reward for their accomplishments, and as an incentive to pursue post-secondary education. This year, Baffinland provided 38 laptops […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201857 Views

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Two Laurier graduate students win prestigious awards for women’s health research

July 27, 2018 Waterloo – Graduate students from Wilfrid Laurier University have won two of the 10 provincial Women’s Health Scholars Awards for 2018/19. Brianna Hunt, a master’s student of Community Psychology, and Halina (Lin) Haag, a doctoral student at the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, will receive substantial scholarships to assist them […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201875 Views

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TRU: Student pens free guide for lawyers and Indigenous clients

July 26, 2018 For Indigenous people involved in criminal law cases, subtle differences in courtroom communication like an accent, amount of eye contact or tone could mean the difference between a guilty and not guilty verdict. Eliminating the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice and correctional systems is part of the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201887 Views

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Kenjgewin Teg sees $4M for new student support initiatives – The Manitoulin Expositor

July 27, 2018 M’CHIGEENG—On Wednesday, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced a new project that will provide essential skills and job training to approximately 270 First Nation youth and adults in apprenticeship sectors during a special visit to M’Chigeeng First Nation. The Kenjgewin Teg Education Institute (KTEI) has received […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201827 Views

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Carleton University: Canadian Foreign Policy Journal Examines the Trudeau Government’s Branding Legacy

Carleton University’s David Carment, Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) Fellow, professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) and editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ),  and Richard Nimijean, guest editor and member of Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies have released the newest issue of CFPJ, Is Canada Back? Brand Canada in a Turbulent World. “Trudeau’s […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201851 Views

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School of Construction and School of Transportation dean leverages Sask Polytech expertise to grow national partnerships

New Licensing agreements with Canadian post-secondary institutions will expand applied learning options for students. July 25, 2018 – Last fall, Paul Carter joined Saskatchewan Polytechnic as dean for the School of Construction and School of Transportation, based out of the Saskatoon campus. Since joining Sask Polytech, Carter has developed licensing agreements to offer online training for […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201832 Views

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Leading Canadian expert on Indigenous research methodologies at StFX for Educational Research Forum

July 23, 2018 Dr. Margaret Kovach was the Scholar in Residence at the Third Annual Educational Research Forum held in StFX’s Schwartz Auditorium on July 23. Dr. Kovach (Sakewew p’sim iskwew) is of Plains Cree and Saulteaux ancestry and a member of Pasqua First Nation. She is a leading expert in Indigenous research methodologies in […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201846 Views

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Ontario teachers push ahead with Indigenous curriculum studies despite provincial cutbacks – CBC

Laurentian hosts 3-day meeting to develop new strategies to incorporate Indigenous learning in Ontario schools CBC News · Posted: Jul 26, 2018 Ontario’s history teachers spent some time back in the classroom this week in Sudbury. They were working on the new curriculum inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It’s part of a multi-year […]

by aanationtalk on July 26, 201822 Views

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112 new Canada summer Jobs available for under‑represented youth in Northern Ontario

Government of Canada funds work experience for local students July 26, 2018               North Bay, Ontario     Employment and Social Development Canada A strong middle class and a growing economy depend on young Canadians getting the skills and work experience they need to succeed. That’s why the Government of Canada has nearly doubled the number of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201842 Views

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Putting science to work in Winnipeg

Minister of Science and Sport engages community leaders on impacts of science on the local economy July 25, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba When science is put to work, it leads to new ideas and inventions while helping to create jobs and business export opportunities. This is how Canada’s investment in the sciences extends beyond campuses and into […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201823 Views

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Ontario government ends York University strike with back to work legislation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 25, 2018  By Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Students at York University will head back to class this fall after Ontario’s government passed legislation Wednesday ending a nearly five-month-long strike. An omnibus bill dubbed the Urgent Priorities Act contained key priorities for the newly-elected Progressive Conservatives, who called back the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201837 Views

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