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Sudbury snags top Lakehead U researcher

Sudbury snags top Lakehead U researcher

Sudbury ’s Laurentian University has recruited Dr. Rui Wang as its new vice-president of research. The move becomes next Jan. 15 and has a renewable term ending June 30, 2020.
Confederation graduates new mine techs

Confederation graduates new mine techs

Confederation College has graduated its first set of mining technicians.

Webequie youth earns nod for mining video

Dixon Wapoose, a student from Simon Jacob Memorial High School in Webequie , has earned $2,500 for his video about the benefits of mining.
Cambrian fetes powerline program

Cambrian fetes powerline program

On May 29, Cambrian College awarded its highest honour to the founding partners of its powerline technician program. The Dr.
Lakehead U mining centre establishes post-doc fellowship

Lakehead U mining centre establishes post-doc fellowship

Lakehead University chancellor Derek Burney and his wife, Joan, announced a gift of $150,000 to establish the first postdoctoral fellowship for the Thunder Bay school’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration (CESME).
Career day at Gin-Cor Industries

Career day at Gin-Cor Industries

Gin-Cor Industries hosted 75 secondary school students to learn about potential trades and technology careers with the Mattawa-based heavy truck equipment company.
Canadore renews the romance with Essential Helicopters

Canadore renews the romance with Essential Helicopters

North Bay ’s Canadore College has renewed its long-standing partnership agreement with Essential Helicopters, a flight training company, to deliver its popular helicopter programs.

Con College scoops up new mining loader

Goldcorp’s Musselwhite Mine donated a retired scoop tram to Confederation College in Thunder Bay as a training tool for heavy-duty equipment mechanical students.

Canadore College receives helicopter trainer

Sikorsky Aircraft delivered a new hands-on training aid to Canadore College’s aviation students with the transfer of a helicopter maintenance trainer. The transfer ceremony was held in North Bay , May 1.
Cambrian hires new president

Cambrian hires new president

Cambrian College has a new president. The Sudbury school announced on April 28 it has appointed Bill Best, who has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. Best succeeds interim president Sonia Del Missier, effective Aug. 5.