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CTAB and the International Accords
CCTT
The Washington, Sydney and Dublin Accords "recognize the substantial equivalence of programs satisfying the academic requirements for practice" for engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians respectively. The graduate attributes are assessable outcomes, supported by high-level statements, developed by the signatories that give confidence that the educational objectives of programs are being achieved.
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Could technology cut rising cost, need for college textbooks?
News10
The price of college textbooks keeps going up and many students are left with no choice but to rack up more debt to afford them. Student advocacy groups are saying it's time something is done to stop the gross inflation. According to the College Board, the average student this year will spend $1,200 on books and supplies. A single textbook these days can run $200.
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Government seeks public input on science and tech
The Brock Press
For all Brock students who have a passion for science and technology, who think technological innovation and the public understanding of science in Canada as essential, the following information may be of interest to you. The federal government is actively soliciting the Canadian public for ideas on how the government can revise its present policy towards technology and the sciences.
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Ryerson set to specify, make funding multiply
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Starting fall 2015, Ryerson will need to specialize in a specific subject area or research intensity to access government funding according to a new differentiation policy set to take place in the spring of 2014. The plan will only distribute funding to schools who have specified areas of interest, allocating funding based on their strengths. The reason for the change, outlined in the differentiation policy, is to make sure there are no unnecessary duplications of programs or research.
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Over $200 thousand in funding to get women working announced
CBC News
The Hamilton YWCA says women are underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated careers like construction and manufacturing — but now it has a hefty government cheque to try and change that. Parliamentary secretary for Status of Women Canada Susan Truppe announced the YWCA will receive just over $240,000 for a three-year project that will advance recruitment and retention of women in those industries.
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Samsung widens smartphone lead over Apple
CRN
Samsung Electronics sold a record 86 million smartphones in the fourth quarter and widened its lead over Apple even after the U.S. firm reached a new iPhone sales high, data from research firm Strategy Analytics showed. Samsung took 29.6 per cent of the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, ahead of Apple's 17.6 per cent, as strong low-end market growth led by Chinese vendors continued to shake up the smartphone industry, the data showed.
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CTAB and the International Accords
CCTT
The Washington, Sydney and Dublin Accords "recognize the substantial equivalence of programs satisfying the academic requirements for practice" for engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians respectively. The graduate attributes are assessable outcomes, supported by high-level statements, developed by the signatories that give confidence that the educational objectives of programs are being achieved.

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Wearable technology
CHCH
Imagine having a device that knows when you wake up that can automatically start your coffee maker or knows you're close to home and bumps up the thermostat. And what if that same device could tell you how much time you spent, standing, sitting or walking? Well, that technology is here. And we sat down with the brilliant minds behind Kiwi.

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The coolest things technology has up its sleeve in 2014
CNN
As the name suggests, Formula E is all about electric power. The arrival of this new petrol-free motor racing competition is a significant step for both the car and the environment. Two years ago motorsport's international governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), announced its ambitious plan for an electric car race that would mimic the hugely popular F1 series. As the arrival of Formula E looms, experts predict that it could have a big impact on the future of car manufacturing.

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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty
Space Ref
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific, high priority areas of interest to America's space program.
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Nanotechnology meets cell biology
Nano Werk
Many of the most exciting frontiers in biomedical research sound like the stuff of science fiction, but here's some work that even looks like it's straight from the set of Star Trek! This scanning electron micrograph captures the pivotal moment when nanospheres — a futuristic approach to drug delivery — are swallowed up by a human fibroblast cell.
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