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Alberta won't support ban on temporary workers in low-skill jobs
Calgary Herald
With the use of temporary foreign workers in low-wage jobs in the spotlight, the Alberta government said it wouldn't support a blanket ban on such employees in sectors such as the fast-food industry. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney mused in an interview with a B.C. radio station that officials may look at barring temporary foreign workers in the fast-food sector after a controversy erupted over their use in three Victoria-area McDonald's.
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University of Guelph leads higher learning project
Guelph Mercury
A post-secondary student may get a passing grade in an exam or course, but that doesn't mean they learned the most crucial skills and knowledge needed to succeed at the next course level or in the world beyond the campus grounds. A long-term, $6 million research project lead by the University of Guelph and using interactive and integrated technology developed by Kitchener, ON, Desire2Learn aims to revolutionize post-secondary education by better ensuring students learn and retain the essential stuff.
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Peel Region students explore science at regional fair
Mississauga.com
Science and innovation through the eyes of Peel students were demonstrated at the Peel Region Science Fair (PRSF), where 98 teams presented their projects to a panel of judges. The event at Louise Arbour Secondary School in Brampton, ON, is an opportunity to promote "project-based science to the youth of today." It was one of roughly 100 events happening across the country.
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Carlton students a skilled bunch
Prince Albert Daily Herald
During last week's Skills Canada Saskatchewan 16th Annual Provincial Skilled Trades and Technology Competition, Carlton students received 10 medals, of which four were gold. "They were a very enthusiastic bunch of students," practical applied arts teacher Trevor Rutz said. "They worked really hard and practised for days and weeks and months leading up to the competition and we're very proud — all of the teachers who worked with these students — are just proud of their accomplishments."
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Windsor student wins 3-D redesign challenge
Windsor Star
A Windsor, ON, student is walking away with a big win on a global scale. Marco Angione, an 18-year-old Grade 12 student at Catholic Central High School, won first place worldwide recently in the high school category of the Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3-D Printing Challenge. The competition asked secondary and post-secondary students around the globe to take a product and think of a way to improve on what it does.
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Alberta won't support ban on temporary workers in low-skill jobs
Calgary Herald
With the use of temporary foreign workers in low-wage jobs in the spotlight, the Alberta government said it wouldn't support a blanket ban on such employees in sectors such as the fast-food industry. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney mused in an interview with a B.C. radio station that officials may look at barring temporary foreign workers in the fast-food sector after a controversy erupted over their use in three Victoria-area McDonald's.

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CCTT wins CIC award for new Engineering Career Pathways Tool
CCTT
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) received an award from Citizenship and Immigration Canada for the newly-launched Engineering Career Pathways web tool. Parliamentary Secretary, Hon. Costas Menegakis presented the prestigious award to CCTT Chair Louis LeBel on behalf of Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander at the 2nd annual IQN Awards hosted at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, QC.

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Thousands of students cheating at university
CBC News
Results of a CBC survey of 54 Canadian universities show that almost 7,000 students were punished for cheating in 2011-12, representing less than one per cent of the total student population. Of these cases, plagiarism was the biggest offender, found in more than 50 per cent of all cases, unauthorized aid including inappropriate collaboration accounted for 22 per cent, and 10 per cent involved cheating on tests.

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How Canadian tech can change the future of work
Tech Vibes
Ryan Porter was doing just fine, thanks. By all measure of how we in Canada define a successful career, Ryan had one. He was booked over 40 weeks as year as a career and motivational speaker for high school students and he had his first book on the market. Ryan was good to go. Until his speaking gig at a conference in Mississauga, ON, that is.
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Husky Energy to test carbon-capture technology at heavy oil site
Montreal Gazette
Husky Energy has agreed to partner with CO2 Solutions on a carbon-capture technology pilot at a heavy-oil site in Canada. The test project, to be operated by CO2 Solutions at Husky's Pikes Peak South site in Saskatchewan, is expected to start early next year and wrap up by the third quarter of 2015, Quebec City-based CO2 said in a statement.
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