Lakehead U lands research grants
Lakehead University scientists is
receiving close to $1.9 million from the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for “groundbreaking”
research projects related to forestry, mining and the consequences of
environmental change.In a May 21 release, the university
Cambrian College signs Aboriginal training agreement
Sudbury's Cambrian College and the
Apitisawin Employment and Training agency are teaming up to provide
Aboriginal students with the opportunity to pursue certificate
postsecondary programs.The programs to be offered are the
Mining Foundations certificate and the Carpentry Fundamentals
Canadore offers online learning to China and Brazil
Canadore College and ClevrU Corporation
announced a new collaboration to deliver advanced online learning
opportunities to Brazil and China.International students have a
significant economic impact to Canada. According to Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada, total expenditures by int...
Canadore offers new unmanned aerial vehicle program
This June, Canadore will be the only
college in Ontario to deliver a specialized program for unmanned
aerial vehicles (UAV), which was developed in response to industry
demand.In 2007, the global UAV market was
estimated at $40 billion, $787 million of which was reportedly earned
in Canada. An...
Webequie dives into trades training
Peter Pagnutti is spending 12 weeks
introducing an enthusiastic class of First Nation students to the
skilled trades, but the Cambrian College instructor readily admits
the whole experience has been as equally rewarding for him.“There's not a day goes by where I
don't strike up a conversation w...
Training institutes collaborate on safety
NORCAT, a Sudbury-based industry
training and development centre, is partnering with the
Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Education Co-operative (IEC) to develop
standards and an accreditation process to deliver training
programming across Ontario.
This program focuses on fall protection
and will p...
Veterinary program drives residence construction
Northern College’s Haileybury campus
will have its first residence ready for students in September. The
new modular structure will include 16 apartments, with each having
four bedrooms, two washrooms, a kitchen, a living area, laundry
facilities and storage.“Through a request for proposal
Organization preparing Aboriginals for apprenticeships
It’s not easy finding employers
willing to take on apprentices. It’s even harder when a company is
hesitant to work with an Aboriginal organization.But Ron Sarazin and the team at
Gezhtoojig Employment & Training are working to make inroads with
industry, forming partnerships with companies tha...
Northern partners with Queen’s U
Northern College has partnered with the
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University in
Kingston. The agreement initiates collaboration between the two
institutions and aims at establishing an accredited Mining
Engineering Degree program offered at Northern’s Porcupine Campu...
Laurentian surpasses fundraising goal
Sudbury’s Laurentian University has
surpassed its capital fundraising goal, earning more than $65 million
for school projects, among them bursaries, research and innovation,
and the Goodman School of Mines.The school announced March 28 it
has raised $65,275,439 in donations as part of its The N...
Mike Holmes to talk about trades
In partnership with the School College
Work Initiative (SCWI) and the Far Northeast Training Board (FNETB),
Northern College is preparing to host the Go to College Trades and
Technology Symposium on Monday, April 8 in an effort to educate and
cultivate a new generation of skilled tradespeople i...
Teachers mining tour doubles in capacity for 2013
The Teachers' Mining Tour is expecting
60 teachers at this summer's educational program in Mattawa.For the past three summers, the Ontario Mining Association has been involved in the week-long program.The OMA is one of the supporters of the
program.This year, the program is being held
twice for ...
Expansion program open to northern entrepreneurs
The Economic Development and
Employability Network of Ontario is offering northern businesses an
opportunity to participate in a six-part workshop series designed to
help small to medium-sized businesses in Northern Ontario with their
domestic and international expansion plans.The workshops wil...
Sudbury professor links Tanzanian school with AngloGold
Cambrian College in Sudbury reaches
many corners of the world with its expertise.Cambrian’s international office has
developed partnerships with institutions and organizations around the
globe in counties such as China, Bangladesh, Libya, Peru and
Tanzania. While the college welcomes students ...
Canadore's new programs available in class and online
Some new programs offered by Canadore College last fall are being offered via the Internet to accommodate
more students.“We recognize that learners all
aren't able to come to college full time and study here on campus but
they are still interested in post-secondary opportunities,” said
Sudbury industry recruiter expands to Ottawa, Mississauga
When Kevin Pattison first opened Total Personnel Solutions (TPS) on September 11, 2001, he had no idea of
the type of day he'd have.Limping to work on crutches supporting
a broken foot, the day was quickly met with the major disaster in New
York City.“It was a very memorable day, that's
Collège Boréal spending $500,000 on iPads
On the same day Apple introduced its
iPad 3, Sudbury's Collège Boréal announced it will be giving all of
its full-time first-year students one of the tablet computers this
fall.“Eventually what I'd like to see is
when my students come in here in September, they open (their iPads
up), and every...
Hydro One reinvests in college electrical consortium
Northern College and Hydro One have
recharged a successful partnership with a new four-year agreement and
a fresh injection of training funding from the provincial utility.Like many industries, Hydro One has a
large number of workers facing retirement and Northern is a vital
part of a consortiu...
Cambrian students qualify for energy design challenge
Cambrian College students Ashley Remeikis and Ryan Halk are finalists in a home-design contest that challenges participants to incorporate energy-efficient solutions into the blueprint.Currently in their third year of the Sudbury school's energy systems technology program, the team is one of 10 fin...
Ten-year-old boy acclaimed for his entrepreneurship
Most kids begin and end their entrepreneurial adventure with a lemonade stand, selling the cold drink to pedestrians for a quarter or two.Calin Ranger tried it once -- for a day -- and thought he could go bigger.Earlier this month, the North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corporation awarde...
Enormous response in China for Manitouwadge's English as a second language program
Manitouwadge and Confederation College are on the brink of securing a $20-million loan to help bring international students from China into the small community for a one-year academic program in English as a second language.To help drive the project, the township partnered with Confederation, which...
Trades demand sparks $22M project at Sudbury's Collège Boréal
Collège Boréal is once again putting shovels in the ground at its Sudbury campus, where construction has begun on a $22-million, 89,000-square-foot building to house a raft of new trades programs.As industry continues to knock on its door for skilled graduates, the college will increase its local f...
Helping aboriginal youth succeed at Laurentian University
Sixteen-year-old Vanessa Lewis is involved in a Laurentian University program which she said is helping her to simultaneously get in touch with her cultural heritage and prepare for her future. Lewis, a Grade 11 St. Charles College student of Metis background, is one of seven aboriginal high school...
Paul Martin launches first high school/university program in Ontario
A partnership that enables Aboriginal youth to earn high school and university credits at the same time was announced April 27 at Laurentian University. Laurentian students can now enroll in the commerce dual credit program that will help toward their high school diploma. It is the only Ontario uni...
Lakehead appoints new president
Brian J. R. Stevenson will become the sixth president of Lakehead University on Aug. 1, following the retirement of Frederick Gilbert. As the current provost and vice-president academic at the University of Winnipeg, Stevenson was unanimously selected by Lakehead University's board of governors fo...
Ground broken at Parry Sound Canadore campus
The groundbreaking of the new Parry Sound campus of Canadore College marks the beginning of construction of the permanent home for the area's college students. Parry Sound-Muskoka MP and Minister of Industry Tony Clement and Canadore College president and CEO Barbara Taylor announced the groundbrea...
Camping out on campus
Hosting a conference on a university or college campus may be considered the corporate equivalent of a backpackers’ youth hostel. But for budget conscious companies and not-for-profits unable to spend thousands for a seminar or annual meeting, educational institutions are a practical alternative. A...
Training the next generation
Building a home-grown workforce has always been an important to Henry Wetelainen, president of Bending Lake Iron Group.The Thunder Bay-based junior miner is partnering with Confederation College to run a prospectors course at the company's iron ore deposit near Ignace in northwestern Ontario.For h...
College of trades offers hesitant hope to industry
The legislative passing of the new Ontario College of Trades has left some industry representatives cautiously optimistic that it may well change the future of skilled trades and apprenticeships in the province."This could be the most important initiative in my generation in how we train people," ...
Former Inco boss advises LU
Laurentian University is looking at the possibility of opening a new school of mining, and it has tapped former Vale Inco Ontario operations president Fred Stanford to help spearhead the project.As one of the first inductees into Laurentian’s executives-in-residence program, Stanford will work at ...
Sault College digs itself a hole
Sault College president Ron Common winced a bit when picking up a shovel-full of dirt for a photo op, still feeling the affects of recent surgery on his heavily bandaged right hand.But his pain is somewhat eased by the bolt-from-his-chair enthusiasm that takes over when he unfurls the plans showin...
The momentum is building to expand Sault Ste. Marie’s science and technology base with the groundbreaking this fall on the $16 million Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre at Algoma University.Once a sleepy science and liberal arts college affiliated with Sudbury’s Laurentian University, ...
North Bay aviation company donates aircraft to Canadore College
North Bay's Voyageur Airways has made a twin-engined donation to Canadore College's school of aviation.The air charter and aviation maintenance company taxied a Beechcraft Kingair Model A100 down the runway from their at Jack Garland Airport over to the college's aviation campus for a handing-over...
Legal and finance experts to help Sault entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes
In order to help Sault Ste. Marie entrepreneurs and business owners avoid common and costly mistakes, Jay Lefton and Eric Klein will offer advice from their combined 46 years of international legal and financial experience through a workshop on Sept. 15.Klein, a partner with Farber Financial Group...
New Laurentian University president planning for future
The mining expertise at the heart of Laurentian University may solidify the school's financial fortunes if it moves ahead with the creation of an international faculty of mining, according to president Dominic Giroux.The proposed idea would offer finishing and professional programs in partnership ...
Parry Sound lands funding for permanent Canadore satellite campus
Wayne Cormier couldn't think of a better way to finish his tenure as chairman of a Parry Sound community advisory committee lobbying to establish a stand-alone campus of Canadore College in town. The Georgian Bay community's long wait for a permanent branch campus of North Bay's Canadore College ...
President Lakehead U will retire but leaves behind an honourable legacy
By Mike ShustermanAt a time when a number of universities across Canada are finding themselves in dire financial straits, Lakehead University is an anomaly, developing into a cutting-edge research intensive hub, thanks in no small part to the president himself. Dr. Frederick F. Gilbert is a modest...
Getting in the research game
The Government of Canada announced an increase in research funding to a multitude of universities with 14 Ontario institutions taking home millions. Northern Ontario universities were no where to be found on the list. Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Ho...
Lakehead out to promote student exploration research
Lakehead University is opening its doors and expertise to exploration companies. Associate professor of geology Peter Hollings is often a frequent visitor to Northern Ontario mineral symposiums, chatting it up with mining execs on the benefits of collaborating with the Thunder Bay campus on student...
Diamonds or graphite
By Tim Perry Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man, the best conductor of heat, and one of the most intriguing minerals. “Diamonds are the super mineral of the world,” said Mia Boiridy, director of Dynamic Earth who is showcasing some of the rare minerals at the facility in Sudb...
Laurentian University unveils plan for economic sustainability
Faced with mounting economic challenges in the coming years, Sudbury's Laurentian University has unveiled its official plan to regain fiscal sustainability. Though already approved by its Board of Governors in late February, the plan was only recently released to the public and features a mix of co...
Canadore College Co-op placement is confidence booster
When Canadore College student Krystal Robertson thinks back on her co-op experience, it was more than being parachuted from the relaxed campus life into the button-down environment of a government office. A 16-week taste of the real world became a real confidence booster that she has translated int...
Contractor safety a responsibility for all
Proper training is at the heart of every safe workplace, and ensuring that education is in place when on-site contractors are used for a project is crucial for both the client and the contractors themselves, according to safety experts. "It really is about performing due diligence on both sides fro...
Skilled trade First Nation pilot program
A pilot program is underway in almost 30 First Nation communities in the northwest to determine if more apprenticeship certification can be completed using distance education. Earlier in March of 2007, Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board (SLAAMB) received a grant from Human Resources Soc...
Engineering safety, savings in underground mining
Safer workers and healthier bottom lines are the reasons for a new training partnership between MacLean Engineering and Collège Boréal to help better educate mining engineers. While existing training programs for mining supervisors are adequate, they lack consistency and often fail to include any i...
Sudbury hosting 2010 mine symposium
Sudbury will have the stage to showcase its deep mine expertise with an industry symposium in 2010. Laurentian University's mining innovation company, MIRARCO, has been selected to host the 13th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium. The Underground Ventilation Committee of Society of Mini...
5th Wheel Training rolls through Ontario
After years of casting its eyes towards the Nickel City, the New Liskeard-based 5th Wheel Training Institute will soon officially roll into Sudbury thanks in no small part to a recent partnership with Collège Boréal. "It's a great northern location, and we've always had a strong desire to plant our...
Construction trade worker grows in Algoma
An introductory construction trade worker course offered by Sault College will be expanded to service communities near Sault Ste. Marie. It will be an upgraded from a construction trade worker program ran last year. Last May, the college graduated 13 students at Rio Den Arena in Elliot Lake. The st...
Northerners make welding MaJIC in Kirkland Lake
After nearly seven years of debate, discussion and hard work, it's taken organizers more than a wave of a wand to bring the Kirkland Lake-based Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) into existence. Upon hiring CEO Don Dekker in May 2008 and establishing its own space within Northern College, ...
Auditor finds shortfalls in apprenticeship system
By IAN ROSS and KELLY LOUISEIZENorthern Ontario Business Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities is taking the Kaizen approach to dealing with shortfalls in the province's apprenticeship training program, calling it a "situation of continuous improvement."In late December, Ontario...