The Microsoft Imagine Cup is a technology competition where students from around the globe team up to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
Source: Economic Times
The Global Teacher Prize was set up to recognise one exceptional teacher every year who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) has announced the winners of its annual Prix d’Excellence, which recognizes Canada’s postsecondary institutions for excellence across 24 categories, including marketing, development, and student recruitment. This year, uAlberta led the group with seven awards, followed by uCalgary and MUN with five awards each. uToronto, uSask, UBC, and Trent each received four nods, with uWaterloo, UoGuelph, Sheridan, Queen’s, McMaster, and McGill each garnering three. 15 other PSE institutions across Canada received one or two awards.
Source: Humber College
The CICan Awards of Excellence, which recognize achievement within Canada’s college system, were handed out in a ceremony in Winnipeg this week. Humber College [CIEC Academic Member] was the recipient of a gold award for Internationalization Excellence.
Humber’s gold for Internationalization follows the 2014 launch of the college’s Internationalization Strategy.
“At Humber we are committed to ensuring that our students graduate with the skills needed to be successful as global citizens in an ever increasing interconnected world,” says Diane Simpson, dean of International. “This award recognizes the efforts of the institution to embrace this, and also to ensure that the opportunity is there for all students to engage in international opportunities, whether on campus or abroad.”
Several Canadian PSE institutions have been awarded Canada’s Best Diversity Employers Award, including Red River College, Ryerson University, [CIEC Academic Member] the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), UBC, the University of Toronto, and the University of Victoria. Employers are judged on a number of criteria, including diversity initiatives for employees from 5 areas: women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, and LGBT peoples. “Red River College has always been proactive in their efforts to support its employees and today’s award is ongoing recognition of the work we are doing,” said Lori Grandmont, Acting VP Human Resources and Sustainability. “I want to congratulate our staff for their work on these initiatives, and for their input into continually finding new and innovative ways to strengthen our workplace.”
triOS College has been recognized with an award as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This is the fifth consecutive year triOS has received the honour, which recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 M. Recipients are evaluated based on how they address business challenges including new technologies, globalization, brand management, designing information systems, and recruitment and hiring. “Being named as a best managed company for a fifth year in a row validates that we are reaching our goal of improving lives by sharing our knowledge and passion for excellence,” said triOS CEO Frank Gerencser.
Source: Times of India
Singer-composer Adnan Sami will be honoured with an Award of Recognition in Canada for his contribution in the field of arts, culture and music. He feels “blessed”. He will receive the award March 21 by the speaker at the Legislature at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Parliament, Canada.
A special reception for him will also be organised by Shafiq Qaadri, member of Provincial Parliament, Etobicoke North, and he will be given a guided tour on the floors of the Parliament.
“I bow my head in humility for receiving this honour from such an esteemed house,” Adnan said in a statement.
The ability to make people smile through his music, is what makes Adnan happiest.
“God has blessed me with the in-born talent for which I pour my heart out in the form of music. I can never stop thanking god because my music influences people in their respective lives. If my life and music brings a smile or makes a difference in any individual’s life, then there is nothing beyond for me as a god’s gift,” he added.
Adnan, who recently launched his new album ‘Press Play’, will also take to the stage at the Roy Thomson Hall at Toronto, Canada, for a performance March 22.
As a classical pianist, he has rendered solo performances before heads of state. He also carved a niche for himself as a successful Indi-pop artist with songs like Tera chehra and Lift kara de.
Source: EduNova – Nova Notes
The anticipation continues to grow as we announce the 2012 Premier Agency Business Award nominees! Only the highest standards have guided the judges on their quest to recognize the leaders in international education. Ethical business practices, integrity, strategic vision and innovation are the hallmarks of those chosen to represent the best in the industry. On May 11th, 2013, the city of Toronto will play host to the first annual Premier Agency Business Awards. Be a witness as your industry reaches new heights.
An elegant evening of entertainment and decadent food has been dedicated entirely to celebrating the nominees and their businesses. Join us, for what promises to be a memorable event as well as an industry first. This event is open to all. Please visit www.CLLC.ca/aboutus/paba for ticket information. Seats are limited. All educational agencies are now welcome to apply for the 2013 Premier Agency Business Awards. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain worldwide recognition and prestige. 2013 applications and sponsorships are now open.