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Norquest College: What’s the Inclusive Action Group up to?

February 16, 2017 As a follow up to Dr. Abbott’s recent message to students and employees, NorQuest College created a new Inclusive Action Group to build on our inclusive culture and to facilitate additional opportunities for dialogue, knowledge, and understanding. The group is planning a special video project focused on inclusion, which will be launched […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 20177 Views

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AFOA Canada Is Now Accepting Applications For Harvard Business School Certificate Program

AFOA Canada Is Now Accepting Applications For Harvard Business School Certificate Program “Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities” AFOA Canada is pleased to partner with the Harvard Business School to offer a program for Senior Administrators, Executive Officers, Elected Leaders and Senior Managers working in Aboriginal communities and organizations on-reserve, off-reserve and in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201715 Views

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Second thought – How old is Canada anyway? by Daniel Sims – UAlberta Augustana

February 10, 2017 In 2008, while I was conducting research at the BC Archives in Victoria, the city was awash with banners and signage celebrating British Columbia’s sesquicentennial. On the surface, it appeared the population supported this commemoration. In talking with an employee at the Royal BC Museum, however, I found out many people on […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 20179 Views

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Universities on a mission for federal funds – Lethbridge Herald

February 14, 2017 Alberta universities’ research faculty and students are “punching above their weight.” But they haven’t been receiving a fair share of the federal government’s research funding, officials say. That’s one of the messages University of Lethbridge president Mike Mahon and provincial cabinet ministers have taken to Ottawa this week. As part of “Team […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 20175 Views

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Government of Canada launches Indigenous youth employment program

February 10, 2017 – Ottawa – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat As part of its priority to renew Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Government of Canada is committed to attracting more young Indigenous Canadians into the federal public service. Better representation within the public service of Canada’s fastest-growing demographic group will lead to more […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 201713 Views

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Alberta promotes environmental awareness

The provincial government is investing $600,000 to help people take action together on climate change. The Community Environment Action grant program is a key part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. It will support all Albertans – young and old, rural and urban – to better understand and address climate change. Albertans are already committed to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201714 Views

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Louise Dean School’s Rita Dickson Named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals

​Feb. 01, 2017 Rita Dickson, principal of Louise Dean School, has been named as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals by the Learning Partnership. Now celebrating its 13th year, The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals program recognizes the unique and vital contribution of principals in publicly funded schools. The 40 principals, nominated by parents, colleagues, and community […]

by pmnationtalk on February 3, 201720 Views

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Bow Valley College introduces New President and CEO to Calgary

February 2, 2017 CALGARY – Laura Jo Gunter will be greeted as the new President and CEO of Bow Valley College during a special Welcome to the Community event on Monday, February 6 at 10 a.m. in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby. “We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced, well-rounded leader in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 201722 Views

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Register now for Indigenous Awareness Training on March 8, 2017

February 1, 2017 Are you looking for ways to enhance your municipality’s relationship with the growing urban Indigenous population? Register today for Norquest College’s Indigenous Awareness Training session to gain a better understanding of Indigenous beliefs, values, and communication styles. The topics covered include: Indigenous Historical Overview Definitions of Indigenous Peoples of Canada Historical Legislation […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 201715 Views

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The great Canadian equity fail – U Alberta

January 31, 2017 Senior ranks in the Canadian academy are still far too white, falling prey to the “social injustice of sameness.” Canada’s universities are failing at promoting visible minorities to positions of leadership, new University of Alberta research reveals. In a 2016 study of the U15, the country’s top research-intensive universities, U of A […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201716 Views

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