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June 6, 2011
Provincial Government Invests in Internet and Economic Opportunity in Rural Areas

The Alberta Government has invested $3.9 million into 28 new projects that will improve access to high-speed broadband internet and create economic opportunities for rural communities throughout the province. The investment is based on a three-year funding initiative through the Rural...

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June 3, 2011
Edmonton Institutions Partner to Host “Big Sky Thinking” Conference

NorQuest College, NAIT, and Grant MacEwan University will co-host the annual Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) conference in Edmonton from June 5 to 7, 2011. The conference, themed “Big Sky Thinking,” will bring together over 600 college presidents, vice presidents, faculty, and...

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May 31, 2011
Provincial Government Announces New Bursary Program

The Government of Alberta announced a new bursary program for post-secondary students scheduled to begin in the fall. Alberta’s Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP), will award students a $1,000 bursary for interning with a non-profit or voluntary organization in Alberta. SCiP will...

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May 31, 2011
Lakeland College Receives Grant for Livestock Feed Research

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded Lakeland College a grant of $125,918 as part of the council’s Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) program. The college’s School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will use the funds to purchase new equipment that will...

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May 27, 2011
Olds College Welcomes MacEwan Students and Makes Curriculum Changes

Starting this September, students of the 2011-12 academic year will benefit from a number of changes to the curriculum at Olds College. First year students registered in MacEwan’s Bachelor of Science degree have the option of taking their first year courses at the...

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May 19, 2011
Slave Lake Fire and Rebuild

Northern Lakes College, a member institution of ARDN, is taking a major leadership role in the community of Slave Lake, Alberta. The college acted as the command headquarters during the fire and will continue to play a large part during the rebuilding. More details will...

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April 26, 2011
41,000 Rural Alberta Households to Receive Broadband Internet Access

The Alberta Government will provide $9.7 million to leverage Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians program. This program will increase access to broadband internet service in underserved areas of Alberta. “Access to high-speed Internet means Albertans can reach out, explore market opportunities for speciality...

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April 4, 2011
Nonprofit Management Certificate Available Through Keyano College

Keyano College, in partnership with Mount Royal University, launched their Nonprofit Management Certificate program on March 24, 2011. The program is designed to train a new generation of professionals for the nonprofit sector. Cathy Davis-Herbert, dean of Lifelong Learning at Keyano College,...

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February 10, 2011
Videoconferencing Training Session Benefits Olds Emergency Responders

A video conference session held at the Olds Community Engagement Site was a successful method to deliver training for emergency responders in Olds and the surrounding region. The session allowed emergency responders to access advanced training that wouldn’t normally be available without having...

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January 4, 2011
Olds College Creates a New Institute for Rural Businesses

Olds College announced the creation of the Canadian Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship (CIRE) on December 16, 2010. The institute will provide educational and career development opportunities in a niche that is essentially untapped. The presence of a healthy and growing small and medium-sized...

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