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Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science launches new co-op program
Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science has announced a new Architectural Science Co-operative Education Internship (ASCEI). ASCEI continues the tradition of Ryerson University's commitment to the development of co-operative education by integrating academic study with application of knowledge in a professional context.
Rasmussen College School of Technology offers new certification options to increase employability of graduates
To further prepare graduates for employment in the IT field, Rasmussen College School of Technology announced alliances with the CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner Program, the EMC Academic Alliance Program and the Microsoft IT Academy Program. Through the alliances, the School of Technology increases the rigor of its curriculum and expands to offer students access to more than 20 respected industry certifications.
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Carleton University to establish clean energy research institute with Chinese firm
Carleton University is teaming up with a Chinese firm to create an Ottawa research institute that will study liquefied natural gas and clean energy technologies.
The Clean Energy Research Institute that the university has agreed to establish with ENN Group is to be located within the faculty of engineering and design, the university announced.
A CIO's perspective on why there aren't more women in IT
Over the last 10 years, the number of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals in Canada grew from 650,000 to 800,000. During this same period, the number of women in technology has hovered around 25 per cent with little or no change, but Glenda Crisp is hoping to change that landscape. The senior vice-president and chief information officer for TD Bank Group's corporate segment has been managing enterprise technology in the financial sector for more than 20 years, and now heads a team that's 40 per cent female.
Struggles of the young and jobless
Employment figures held a rare spot of good news for young workers — the creation of 15,700 jobs for 15 to 24-year-olds in September.
The burden of unemployment has fallen especially heavily on Canada's youth over the last three to five years.
Encouraging agriculture careers
Large, plastic tubs packed with posters, centrifuges, DNA kits and bags of M&Ms are being sent out to some Saskatchewan high schools this year with the hope they will give students a gentle push toward a career in agriculture.
For the past few months in his University of Regina classroom, John MacDonald has been packing the tubs — he has six at the moment, with a target of eight in the very near future.
Researchers developing new nanotechnology for medical use
Technological advances in the field of nanotechnology have led to the advent of a new field of study, nanomedicine, a pairing of molecular biology and medicine. The diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular level will soon be within our reach.
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European Space Agency to print spacecraft parts
The European Space Agency says it has developed a technology that allows metal parts for spacecraft and nuclear reactors to be "printed" as a single piece.
In recent years three-dimensional printing has become commonplace in manufacturing. But so far this method has largely been limited to making plastic objects.
BlackBerry open letter aims to boost public confidence
In an unexpected move, BlackBerry has issued an open letter to its customers, partners and fans which addresses the negative attention the company has been receiving in recent years, and promises that it is still dependable. "You can continue to count on BlackBerry," the letter posted on the company's website says in large bold font.
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