New Education Abroad Lexicon released by CBIE

Source: CBIE News Release via Academica | January 23, 2015 The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has launched Canada’s Education Abroad Lexicon. The resource is available online and consists of terms and definitions useful to those involved in international education. The lexicon was developed in consultation with educational institutions in Canada, through the use […]

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CFI Awards $35M in Research Infrastructure Funding

Source: CFI News Release via Academica | January 22, 2015 The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded $35 M in research infrastructure funding to 37 universities across the country. The funding was awarded through the CFI’s John R Evans Leaders Fund, which was created to help universities develop infrastructure in order to attract and […]

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BCIT to Offer New Degree in Mining and Mineral Resource Technology

Source: BCIT News Release via Academica | January 21, 2015 The British Columbia Institute of Technology [CIEC Academic Member] will soon offer a new Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering, reportedly the first such degree in Canada. The program will offer students “a unique combination of geology, mineral exploration, and mining.” […]

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Language Skills Prevent Skilled Immigrants from Realizing Economic Potential

Source: Vancouver Sun via Academica | January 20, 2015 In a piece for the Vancouver Sun, columnist Don Cayo calls on Canada to do more to help immigrants develop their English and French language skills. Cayo says that while many immigrants to Canada are highly educated, they must often settle for lesser jobs and smaller […]

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Alberta oil patch risks losing Indian investment over Ottawa’s mixed messages

Source: Economic Times via Indian Economic Business News Canada’s mixed messages on foreign investment from state-owned enterprises threaten to spook India’s major energy giants, the country’s top diplomat in Ottawa said recently. Ottawa is contemplating tweaks to the Investment Canada Act that would broaden the definition of state ownership and potentially subject minority purchases of natural […]

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uRegina Applications Increase by 15%

Source: uRegina News Release via Academica | March 19, 2014 The University of Regina [CIEC Academic Member] so far has seen a 15% increase in applications over last year, with 75% of the total applications for fall 2014 now submitted; applications to the university have more than doubled in the past 3 years. uRegina explains […]

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AUCC Report Shows That Internationalization Is A Priority, But Flow Goes One Way

Source: AUCC News Release via Academica | December 11, 2014 The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has released a new report on internationalization at universities. According to the report, 89% of universities surveyed said that the pace of internationalization is accelerating on campus, 96% ensure internationalization is integrated in strategic plans, and […]

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