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Boréal students put their inventions to the test

Boréal students put their inventions to the test

Imagine if a machine could pour you a perfect serving of your favourite mixed drink with the press of a button.

New hub supports student entrepreneurs

Every successful entrepreneur needs a support system to achieve their goals, says the co-ordinator of the Sudbury Youth Entrepreneurship Hub, Matthieu Dasys. “No entrepreneur is the beginning, middle and end of anything,” Dasys said.
Collège Boréal hosts trades exploration day for young women

Collège Boréal hosts trades exploration day for young women

If you ask Grade 9 student Maddison Loiselle, stereotypes around the trades are shifting with her generation. Loiselle said her Grade 9 wood shop class at Sudbury's École secondaire du Sacré Coeur had more girls than boys.
Sault teaching restaurant gets upgrades

Sault teaching restaurant gets upgrades

For years, Willow has served as a training ground for Sault College’s culinary and hospitality students. Now, with a few aesthetic enhancements, the restaurant’s ambiance matches the high quality of items offered by the fine-dining experience.
Stay connected to bring ex-pats home, says researcher

Stay connected to bring ex-pats home, says researcher

Finding ways to keep the best and brightest youth at home has been a never-ending task for many Northern Ontario communities. But a researcher at the University of Waterloo has some sage and progressive piece of advice: let them go.

Contact North sees increase in registrations

More students are looking to online training to complete their education. Contact North | Contact Nord is reporting an increase of 51.

Northern schools to receive robotics funding

Secondary school students in North Bay and Timmins will benefit from funding to support their participation in a provincial robotics competition.
College celebrates mining program, strikes new one at PDAC

College celebrates mining program, strikes new one at PDAC

Thunder Bay’s Confederation College celebrated a successful mining industry training alliance at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and confirmed a new one.
Laurentian U taps city planner as projects director

Laurentian U taps city planner as projects director

Sudbury’s Laurentian University has recruited a City of Greater Sudbury planner to oversee its campus modernization program. Jason Ferrigan is the new director of planning and capital projects.
Sudbury college to offer new mining program in 2015

Sudbury college to offer new mining program in 2015

Collège Boréal will launch a new prospecting and exploration technology program in 2015. College president Pierre Riopel made the announcement at the annual general meeting of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) on Dec. 4.