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Applied Research/Technology Report Contest 2014
CCTT
The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is pleased to announce the details for the 2014 Applied Research/Technology Report Contest. The contest is open to all students in their final year of a CTAB accredited applied science or engineering technology program in Canada.
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Appointment of Isidore J. LeBlond, as Chair of the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC)
CCTT
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Isidore J. LeBlond the has been appointed as Chair of the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC). Mr. LeBlond has demonstrated outstanding leadership through many years of experience as President/CEO of the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) and the Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists (CCTT).

AAAC is pleased that Mr. LeBlond has accepted this appointment and believe his expertise and strong leadership skills will enable and support the Association in moving forward as a cohesive group to successfully execute its mandate.

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Nomination de Isidore J. LeBlond au poste de president de AAAC
CCTT
C'est avec grand plaisir que je vous annonce que Isidore J. LeBlond a été nommé président du Comité consultatif pour AAAC. Monsieur LeBlond a démontré son leadership exceptionnel grâce à ses nombreuses années d’expérience à titre de PDG et président de BCAT et CCTT.

Nous sommes heureux que M. LeBlond ait accepté cette nomination et nous croyons que son expertise et ses solides compétences en leadership permettront d’habiliter et d’appuyer le Comité afin qu'il puisse aller de l'avant comme un groupe uni et d’exécuter avec succès son mandat.

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Star pushes trades career path
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HGTC Canada's Bryan Baeumler wants to tear down the stigma around working in the trades. The host of such hit shows such as House of Bryan and Disaster DIY paid a visit to Timmins, ON, and gave a chat about working in the trades at Northern College. Baeumler took a tour of the college and said he was impressed with what the school offered. But the main point of his visit was to encourage parents and students to take a serious look at the trades industry.
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Toronto's Metro College of Technology exceeds student expectations thanks to new and unique program features
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Students report that Metro College programs, instructors and facilities exceed all expectations. With career-focused, intensive courses and training programs targeting skill development and hands-on experience, Metro College students are well prepared for life-long employment in a number industry sectors.
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Planning for Seneca College's King Campus project underway
Canada News Wire
Planning for one of the largest revitalization and expansion projects in Seneca's history is now underway at King Campus. Featured in the 2014 provincial budget as one of the key post-secondary expansion projects in Ontario, the College and Infrastructure Ontario have jointly issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify companies to design, build and finance the first phase of the Seneca King Campus expansion in King City, ON.
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Star pushes trades career path
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HGTC Canada's Bryan Baeumler wants to tear down the stigma around working in the trades. The host of such hit shows such as House of Bryan and Disaster DIY paid a visit to Timmins, ON, and gave a chat about working in the trades at Northern College.

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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.

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Canada's 'skills gap' is actually an 'experience gap'
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Sophie Borwein, a researcher with the provincially funded Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, is trying to "cut through the noise" around Canada's skills-gap debate by studying what types of skills employers are actually looking for in new graduates. 

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Calgary girls get wired into hi-tech with joint university workshops
Metro News
Calgary Grade 9 student Kayla Lott had her eyes opened by the tech career possibilities after participating in workshops sponsored by city universities. More than 600 Grade 9 girls gathered at SAIT, the University of Calgary, and Mount Royal University for Explore IT in a joint effort to expose young girls to possible technology career choices though the use of fun, interactive workshops.
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Apple building expertise in medical technology
CBC News
Apple is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology. Apple has snapped up at least half a dozen prominent experts in biomedicine, according to LinkedIn profile changes.
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Why wearable computing is the next tech wave
Financial Post
Every 10 years or so, for the past five decades, we've seen new cycles of computing technology completely transform the industry and produce new winners and losers. Digital Equipment, a force in the 1980s personal computing cycle, lost its way as desktop Internet computing came along in the 90s, followed by Gateway and Compaq, both forces in the 1990s, but irrelevant as the mobile computing cycle hit in the 2000s.
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Technology to help adults age in place just a few years away
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It's a scene reminiscent of the The Jetsons. A friendly robot wheels around the living room offering helpful advice — including a reminder to go to the bathroom. But this is no normal living room, and the automaton is no Rosie. This is the Home Lab at iDapt at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute where researchers hope the robot they call Ed might one day become a regular part of home-based care for older adults.
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New Mars space suit unveiled by NASA
CBC News
A futuristic space suit decorated with glowing geometric designs is NASA's latest prototype in series that its astronauts ultimately expect to wear on Mars. The new Z-2 was the winning suit in a public vote among three designs, NASA announced. Sixty-two per cent of voters picked the design emphasizing "technology" in its look, helping it beat the nature-inspired "biomimicry" option and the "trends in society" option intended to look more like "everyday clothes" of the future.
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