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CCTT Board appoints Rick Tachuk as President and CEO
CCTT
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) recently announced the appointment of Mr. Rick Tachuk as President and CEO, effective May 15, 2015. According to CCTT Chair Louis LeBel, "the appointment of Mr. Tachuk as President and CEO represents a very positive and logical progression given his significant involvement and contributions to CCTT programs and government and stakeholder relations over the past several years."
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Canadian Business ranks Canada's top jobs for 2015
CCTT
Canadian Business has released its list of Canada's best jobs for 2015. Topping this year's list are mining and forestry manager, oil and gas drilling supervisor, and air traffic controller. Statistician and actuary was ranked fourth, with engineering manager fifth. The rankings are based on Statistics Canada data for employment growth, median compensation, change in median compensation, and projected demand. The magazine also reports that the age of "big data" has made statistics jobs some of the hottest in North America. Analyzing the volume and variety of data being collected by organizations today requires a particular set of skills that are now being taught in specialized programs at several PSE institutions across Canada.

Canadian Business (Rankings) | Canadian Business (Big Data)

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Survey finds employers feel PSE is not preparing graduates for required roles
CCTT
CareerBuilder.ca has released the results of a survey of more than 400 Canadian employers. According to survey results, 62 per cent of companies plan to hire recent PSE graduates this year. However, just 19 per cent said that they believe PSE institutions are adequately preparing students to fill the roles needed by their organizations. When asked about where PSE institutions are falling short, 62 per cent of employers said there is too much emphasis on book learning and not enough on real-world learning, and 38 per cent said there is a need for more workers with a blend of technical and soft skills. When asked about the skills most lacking in recent graduates, 51 per cent of respondents said interpersonal skills, 45 per cent said problem-solving, 41 per cent said teamwork, and 40 per cent said oral communication.

CareerBuilder.ca news release

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Brescia announces new non-profit management degree
CCTT
Brescia University College has created a new undergraduate degree in nonprofit management, reportedly the first of its kind in Canada. The four-year program, beginning in fall 2015, will offer classes in leadership, community development, and non-profit and general management. Students will participate in field studies, simulations, and live case studies, and will have the opportunity to apply to the Management and Organization Studies paid internship program, which provides eight to 16 months of paid work experience. "The new non-profit module perfectly aligns with Brescia's mission of being a student-centred community that educates women to think critically and to participate actively in society," said Academic Dean Donna Rogers.

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Douglas College opens high-tech workshop for students
CCTT
Douglas College has opened its new Maker Lab, a high-tech workshop that allows students to experiment with design ideas and modelling. The Lab is equipped with 3-D printers, circuitry, and hand tools that allow students to fabricate models and prototypes of their designs. Students can also use the space for meetings and collaboration. "While our Maker Lab initiative is still in an early stage of development, it has already become a hub for students looking to engage with emerging technologies. Not only can they come here to tinker with such technology, but they can also explore its place in society and culture," said David N Wright, Coordinator, Research and Innovation at Douglas.

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Carleton launches Institute for Data Science
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In a move it says will help develop data science initiatives in all its faculties, Carleton University launched its new Institute for Data Science recently. "Data is not worth much if you can't extract knowledge from it, and this institute is about people working together to this end," the institute's founding director, Frank Dehne, said in a statement. Mr. Dehne is also Chancellor's professor in the School of Computer Science.
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Bodyprint could let you unlock your phone with your ear print
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You may one day be able to unlock your smartphone by holding it against your ear instead of your finger. That is the goal of Bodyprint, an authentication system created by Yahoo Labs that turns a smartphone's capacitive touchscreen into a biometric scanner. But because the scanning device is much larger than a fingerprint scanner, the system allows smartphone owners to unlock their handsets using body parts other than their fingerprint — such as their ear when answering a call.
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Intel restructures new technology efforts
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Intel is reorganizing operations responsible for helping move the company into new products, a move expected to change the role of a prominent executive who led the chip-maker's push into wearable devices. The Silicon Valley giant has established what it calls the new technology group, which combines a number of research and product-development efforts into a single organization, an Intel spokeswoman said.
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New 'Space Spider' 3-D scanner could work in space
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The company behind a new 3-D scanner says the device would make a good addition to the International Space Station. The "Space Spider" hand-held 3-D scanner can work in micro-gravity and features an advanced cooling system that prevents overheating — a common issue for electronics in space, said representatives of Luxembourg-based Artec 3-D, which developed the machine.
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Graphene aerogel coupled with 3-D printing tech could provide energy storage solution
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Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were able to produce micro-lattices with graphene aerogel using engineered architecture through a 3-D printing technique called direct ink writing. According to them, this new graphene aerogel type will improve energy storage, nanoelectronics, sensors, separations and catalysis, among others.
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EU regulators clear Portuguese ocean energy technology scheme
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European Union regulators gave the green light recently to a Portuguese ocean energy technology scheme aimed at boosting the bloc's renewable energy goals, saying it was in line with EU state aid rules. The plan, with a target of 50 megawatts of installed capacity, will initially test floating offshore wind turbines in real operating conditions. Portuguese authorities will offer a feed-in tariff for 25 years to offset the higher costs of the new technology.
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