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Canadore College extends reach into the Caribbean

The North Bay college will be offering environmental programming in Grenada.
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Canadore College's North Bay campus

Canadore College of North Bay is celebrating the opening of a new campus with an educational partner in St. George’s, Grenada.

The establishment of T.A. Marryshow Community College's new campus (TAMCC) has been a three-year, joint venture along with Cégep de la Gaspésie, of Gaspé, Que.

The partners have developed comprehensive environmental sustainability practices and programming, including course curriculum design and syllabus development required to meet the requirements of the Grenada’s National Training Agency.

Canadore has also done extensive work with TAMCC executives and employees to develop stronger student services and marketing practices.

“It’s exhilarating to see how the many moving parts of this partnership have come together,” said Prof. Derek Erickson, who has been involved in the project from the beginning.

“My colleagues and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the folks at TAMCC and the people of Grenada. Like we intended, we are confident that the work we have put in will result in a world-class environmental program that will benefit everyone.”

Canadore has donated $60,000 in equipment to the new campus, which includes safe drinking water technology and polarographic multi-meter probes. Staff will travel to Grenada to install the equipment and train employees.

As a result of the partnership, a new articulation agreement will allow Canadore students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in marine, wildlife and conservation biology at the university.



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