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January 9, 2014
Instead of Ivory Tower, a Place in The Neighbourhood

Much has been written and said about universities’ role in developing Canada economically, socially and culturally. Some pundits have said that universities are not embracing this role, not making a priority of Canada’s needs. They paint a picture of stodgy, self-referential institutions resistant to change...

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January 6, 2014
Research Sounds a Lot More Interesting in Plain English

One of the most memorable things I learned in journalism school is that when an editor asks about a story you’re working on, you should be able to sum it up in a single sentence. This isn’t always easy because the longer you’ve researched a...

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January 3, 2014
Civic Charters Not Just a ‘Big City’ Need

The Alberta Government’s plan for a so called ‘big city charter’ is expected to find its footing this year. The new Municipal Affairs minister Ken Hughes announced, when sworn in last month, “I think we’ll be able to address it in 2014, but I...

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December 23, 2013
Youth Homelessness a Growing Concern

After three months of study, Cochrane now has some data concerning youth homelessness in town, which appears to be on the rise. The Boys & Girls Club, in addition to concerned parties like FCSS, the Community Learning Centre and the local high schools, met...

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December 20, 2013
Portage College Releases Pipeline Training Centre Virtual Tour

On December 19, Portage College proudly released a brand new virtual tour of the Pipeline Training Centre Loop to be built in Boyle, Alberta. The purpose of this closed-loop project is to give prospective students and industry professionals a hands-on learning experience centred on the...

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December 19, 2013
Indspire Research Sheds Light on Where Indigenous Students Choose to go to School

Indspire has released the results of a survey that examined the factors considered by Indigenous students when choosing a post-secondary educational institution. While program of study, school reputation, faculty, and financial aid figured prominently in the list of factors that influenced respondents when choosing their...

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December 17, 2013
The Alberta Community and Co-operative Association would like to invite you to spend eight exciting days of intensive co-op study and travel in the United Kingdom!

The United Kingdom Co-operative Study Tour  2014 April 4th-12th, 2014 The ACCA is organizing a study tour to the United Kingdom hosted in part by Peter Couchman from the Plunkett Foundation. This study tour is for a group of no more than 25...

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December 12, 2013
Google Takes One Giant Leap in Building the Connected Classroom

As our students prepare to graduate into an exponentially changing economy, there’s one skill that often goes unchecked in the development of Common Core curriculum: the ability to think, act and communicate globally. This means more than learning the history of another country or...

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December 10, 2013
Over 3,600 Post-Secondary Students Will Benefit from GOA’s Investment in New and Modernized Labs and Classrooms in Lethbridge

The provincial government is committing funds to two new projects at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College to ensure students get the skills they need to take part in Alberta’s growing workforce. At the University of Lethbridge, the Destination Project includes a new...

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December 3, 2013
Provincial MS Strategy Applauded

A provincial multiple sclerosis (MS) patient strategy, the first of its kind in Canada, is expected to be of great benefit to central Albertans. In the Lacombe and Red Deer area, the number of those diagnosed with MS is higher than the provincial average,...

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