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Share your ideas and expereinces with stakeholders from across Canada in the Town and Gown equation. Call for programs is now open. From June 3-6, 2019, Brock University, Niagara College and the municipalities of St. Catharines, Thorold, Welland, and Niagara-on-the-Lake will host the national TGAO conference in Niagara, Ontario. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Building Bridges”. Our conference theme; “Building Bridges” recognizes the value of the relationships between communities and post-secondary institutions, and seeks to explore the connections between colleges, universities, municipalities, local citizens, and students. The annual TGAO conference gathers stakeholders to discuss the issues surrounding campus and community relations and will focus on sharing of ideas, experiences and methods of best practice. Please visit www.buildingbridgesniagara.ca for more information. Program Proposals are due by: Friday, March 1, 2019.
The University of Guelph’s Party Registration is a collaborative program between the University of Guelph and the City of Guelph with the goal of making the City of Guelph a more neighbourly place to live for everyone. Students register their party through GryphLife.ca and agree to have their contact information shared with Guelph Police and the City of Guelph so that there is direct contact information should an issue arise at the party. Students who register participate in a consultation that includes tips related to successfully managing a party and reducing neighbourhood complaints, which will in turn decrease their chance of receiving a nuisance fine. Learn about the University of Guelph's program and how you can set up a program on your campus. The webinar will be hosted on November 30, 2018 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Register at email@example.com
Nearly a month after our smoke-free policy took effect, a Canadian Cancer Society report confirmed that George Brown is the first college in Ontario to go 100 per cent smoke-free.
University officials are currently reviewing multiple proposals to the RFP they put out in August with hopes of opening the office in late November or early December.
Fanshawe's strong presence in downtown London was celebrated on Friday, September 14, 2018, with invited guests at the grand opening of 130 Dundas Street, home to the College's Schools of Information Technology and Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
Moving to campus often the first time young people deal with issues of sexual consent
The University of Ottawa holds its annual 'Dump and Run' event on April 28, 2018. Volunteers salvage usable items left behind by students moving out of their dorm rooms
Province Improving Access to Education and Training for Students in Halton Region
Confederation College Partners with Local Healthcare Organizations to More Closely Align Education with Work Experience
“No small feat to contain” a 22,000 person street party, says Chief Bryan Larkin, Waterloo Region Police
The University Transit System, as it was originally called, turns 50
UFV and the City of Abbotsford are launching CityStudio, an initiative tackling civic challenges by combining the creative energy of students with the know-how of city staff
Warden Gerry Marshall and members of Simcoe County Council presented Lakehead University with a $1 million cheque on Wednesday to support growth and access to learning opportunities for students in the region.
Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, and Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs signed a memorandum of understanding today to pursue new collaboration opportunities that will build on mutual strengths and interests.
TGAO is hosting an online seminar on the large-scale street party: Find out what is happening in Town and Gown communities across the province as TGAO facilitates a discussion about large-scale student street parties. From Homecoming to St. Patrick’s Day, we will draw on the experience of participants from Waterloo, Guelph, Hamilton, and you to talk about the role that we can each play in responding to events, how we collaborate with community partners to minimize negative impacts, and what we can do to strengthen our communication before, during, and after these events. Details: Wednesday, November 29th, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. RSVP by emailing info@tgao.
The Gazette talked with Arunima Khanna, Cross-Cultural Advisor with Student Wellness Services, as part of our coverage of International Education Week. Dr. Khanna provides counselling services to the 2,496 international undergraduate and graduate students studying at Queen’s, who come from 108 countries. Her work focuses on helping international students to navigate and adjust to campus life, as well as connecting them with resources and counselling for a range of personal and interpersonal issues that have an impact on physical and and mental health.
Post-secondary coalition call for beefed-up efforts.
A week-long media tour of educational institutions in Canada has given a group of Chinese journalists a first-hand glimpse of the country’s international education landscape. The Canadian government hopes the tour will enable the Chinese public to “gain a better understanding of and appreciation for Canadian education”.
McMaster University is calling on its students to "do better" and vowed to work harder to prevent a repeat of a massive, out-of-control party over the weekend that saw more than 2,000 students take over a street.
Students in residence at the University of Guelph shouldn't be surprised if the president of the school knocks on their door starting Monday.
Councillors unanimously passed Sendzik’s motion directing city staff to prepare a report and draft bylaw to regulate and license rental housing in the city. The bylaw — which would still have to be approved by council after public input — will aim to target student housing problems in residential neighbourhoods.
Employment Minister Patty Hajdu on soft skills, internships and labour shortages
Students no longer required to reveal gender identity on housing applications
Chase Graham’s mother thinks the coroner should track university deaths
Public Administration students recently presented recommendations to municipal leaders about future staffing issues in the public sector. “The collaboration with ONWARD was a win-win for all involved,” says Prof. Jon Olinski. “It allowed students to provide recommendations and solutions directly to the decision-makers on a real issue impacting all levels of government.”
A Toronto-based developer has applied to transform a site in Calgary into a 28-storey residence, primarily for undergraduate housing, and hopes to break ground by the end of the year.
Ontario businesses are finding it more and more challenging to recruit properly qualified talent, according to a report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Indigenizing western campuses creates unique difficulties, benefits
The Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms (PEP–AH) launched today with a strong commitment to taking steps to address collectively alcohol-related harms on Canadian campuses. PEP–AH is a partnership among Canadian universities and colleges, Universities Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA, formerly known as the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse). Members of PEP–AH are collaborating to share strategies and best practices specific to alcohol issues on campuses.
First, a note of consolation: If you’re a young university student still living at home, don’t – repeat, DON’T – feel like you’re falling short of independent, responsible adulthood.
City of Vancouver says renting parking is 'typically not allowed' without permits
Data collected from across the country shows the extent of the problems. “There is a perception that this age group is healthy, but they’re not.”
Nipissing University is now home to a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), a high-level, secure network and data lab that provides researchers with local access to Statistics Canada’s confidential, large-scale survey data.
It can be challenging for post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and the municipalities they operate in to connect with one another. Complex historical, socio-political, and geographic divisions can be difficult to overcome.
The construction of housing geared to students has ramped up since 2011, especially in the City of Waterloo. This construction was encouraged by the strong growth in enrolment at the city’s two universities between 2001 and 2010. However, construction of housing geared to students now outpaces the increase in enrolment, which has slowed. This report will delve into the supply of and the demand for off-campus student housing and look at whether the market is oversupplied.
McMaster working with a developer to build a new residence adjacent to campus on land occupied by single-family homes. This will be McMaster’s first off-campus, university owned-managed residence.
Brock University and the Town of Lincoln formalized an agreement that could help the municipality and the school identify joint projects that enrich Brock’s educational opportunities while advancing the town’s economic, social and community development.
The campaign for the new building is being led by the Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, a member of the Town & Gown partnership program, along with the Murray-Calloway County Industrial Authority.
Faced with too many inebriated students climbing to the rooftops to party during Homecoming and other celebrations, city hall is set to pass a bylaw making the practice illegal.
The City of Hamilton will pay co-op college students to patrol perceived messy student neighbourhoods around McMaster University.
Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo are partnering to launch CityStudio, an innovation hub where students, city staff and community stakeholders co-create solutions that support the city’s strategic priorities.
Canada is poised to teach the world a thing or two about partnerships. While other countries are finding the effort frustrating and, for the most part, are failing to yield the fruit of their collaboration attempts, Canada already has a proven recipe for success.
Three crucial steps to make a more porous boundary between universities and their surrounding communities.
The University of Toronto Mississauga has created a new mobile game called Guardians of UTM that will introduce incoming students to the campus and university life.
A collection of stories showcasing the transformative impact of research on Canadians and their communities
“The intrinsic value of developing a broad world view through international education is self-evident,” writes Western University President Amit Chakma. The author highlights a number of strides the federal government has made to boost the role of international education in Canada, which include rebranding the country as an education destination, improving the Express Entry program, and renewing the country's commitment to study abroad. Chakma also takes time to remind readers that in addition to the country's ambitious targets, “what’s more important to consider is the philosophy behind the idea, along with the merits of pursuing such a policy more aggressively to better support the development of our future global citizens.” Chakma concludes with a discussion of the barriers currently faced by students looking to pursue study abroad and how institutions and governments might better address them.
The City of Niagara Falls is partnering with Ryerson University in an effort to bring postsecondary education to the city’s downtown. Ryerson has filed a proposal for a Niagara Falls/Ryerson Innovation Zone, according to Acting Manager of Public Affairs Johanna VanderMaas, which “will be an ‘incubation to acceleration’ hub for digital technologies linking Niagara region’s (small and medium-sized enterprises), startups and incubation services to the broader ecosystem of southern Ontario.” VanderMaas adds that “it is not a new satellite campus.” Introducing postsecondary education to the downtown has reportedly been a priority for Major Jim Diodati since his election in 2010, and the Niagara Falls Review reports that the city “will need to provide more information for the application to move forward.”
The Abernathy Award is given out each year to the city and university that best exemplify the mission of the ITGA: “strengthening town/gown ...
New field of dreams to increase recreational opportunities for Peterborough community. The Trent Sports Fields project is a cooperative project between the City of Peterborough and Trent University, with support from the Peterborough Baseball Association (PBA) and the Peterborough Recreational Baseball Association (PRBA).
Scholastic expansion doesn't necessarily extend to student residences, which creates a need in the rental market -- and thus an opportunity for investors.
Textbook Student Suites wants to build two, 26-storey towers at 256 Rideau St. and 211 Besserer St., to be joined by a three-storey podium, to create 275 units intended for students. There would also be a 529-square metre retail space on the ground floor.
The University of Ottawa Board of Governors has voted to try to “shift” the school’s investments in fossil fuel industries, but stopped short of full divestment as many campus activists had pushed it to do.
Postsecondary students in Nova Scotia are criticizing the provincial government for “missing the mark” on higher ed in its 2016-17 budget. With a reported surplus of $17 M, the budget is the first to be balanced since 2013.
An online peer support service aimed at helping students through the stresses of their lives is launching at the University of Lethbridge in what organizers are calling a Canadian first.
Canada’s diminished dollar and the possible presidency of a pumped-up Trump have the potential to prompt U.S. business students to look north, especially those with dual citizenship.
Ross Finnie is collecting information on the job market and human capital. For students especially, it will be a gold mine.
Any time a student moves from high school into postsecondary education, or from postsecondary into the workforce, stakeholders on either side of the transition seem to say to the other side, “You got this, right?”
A model of reciprocity between the school and surrounding community is at the core of CEBRIC: the Centre for Education, Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community. The centre officially launched in 2013, after five professors spent six years developing it as a way of maximizing the expertise of St. Lawrence College in applied behavioural analysis (ABA).
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., has authorized swift measures to purge the Irish-tinted celebration from its campus.
For First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to find academic success, schools need to rework their programs, curricula and campus cultures
Ontario universities are integral to the health and social development of the province, says a new report that positions postsecondary institutions as an important element in the upcoming provincial election.
A year into its effort to help equip youth for the rapidly evolving workforce, one of the country's largest banks says enhancing young Canadians' human skills will be critical in navigating the machine-led disruption that lies ahead.
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