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Bitcoin Donations Accepted by Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) turned into the first Canadian college to acknowledge bitcoin today, reporting it will now take gifts in computerized money. Established in 1965, the British Columbia-based college gloats more than 35,000 understudies, and was as of late named as one of the top worldwide colleges under 150 years of age. Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club president Mike Yeung, ... Read More »

University of Ottawa declared a Fair Trade Campus

BY DON BUTLER University of Ottawa students and staff who buy coffee at university-run food outlets can “sleep a little better tonight,” according to Jonathan Rausseo, the campus sustainability manager — and not because it’s decaffeinated. The university became the seventh in Canada Tuesday to achieve Fair Trade Campus designation. Fairtrade Canada awards the designation to institutions that demonstrate “outstanding ... Read More »

Cyberbullying on the rise at Canadian universities

Cyberbullying

By Vivian Luk Cyberbullies have grown up. Research out of Simon Fraser University suggests that the online abuse that has been so prevalent on the teenage battlefield is carrying through to the arena of adults at Canadian universities. Papers to be presented at a symposium in Vancouver on Wednesday say that undergraduate students are harassing their peers on social media, ... Read More »

Langara welcomes new president

Dr. Lane Trotter

Langara students, faculty, and staff are pleased to welcome Dr. Lane Trotter, who joins the College as President and CEO. Dr. Trotter brings over 22 years of experience in higher education to the role, serving most recently as the Senior Vice President, Academic, at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. His previous appointments include service as Dean, School of Transportation, at ... Read More »

Canada: UBC comes in at head of the class among country’s research schools

New ranking system marks efforts and output of Canada’s universities Every academic is familiar with the mantra “publish or perish,” where research productivity is considered the key to grant money, status and career advancement. But research is also the currency of the realm in the increasingly cutthroat world of university enrolment, where schools compete against one another for students, funding ... Read More »

Langara launches Bioinformatics Program

Langara College is set to become the first college in Western Canada to offer qualifications in the rapidly emerging field of bioinformatics. Starting in the fall of 2012 Langara will offer an Associate of Science Degree in the discipline, which involves the application of computer science and information technology principles to biology and medicine. The two-year degree will allow for ... Read More »

Canada: Universities adjust admissions for ungraded students

British Columbia’s two biggest universities are taking different approaches in deciding how to admit Grade 12 students who have no official grades yet for this school year because of the ongoing teacher job action. The University of British Columbia Vancouver campus decided Wednesday to make some use of students’ Grade 11 marks in its early admission process, for students who don’t ... Read More »

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