Canadian education in the news


Newsworthy stories about education in Canada are numerous and varied. From rankings to research, innovation to awards, Canadian education is regularly featured in national and international news. With Canadian education institutions on the forefront of discovery and achievement, the contributions of international students, educators, and researchers can regularly be seen in the news.

Visit this page often to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the Canadian education industry.


March 21, 2014

  • Students build for Habitat in VegasTwenty-four Conestoga students recently travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada for a five-day trip to contribute their skills to a Habitat for Humanity build.

March 14, 2014

  • RRU International Undergraduate Case CompetitionThe Royal Roads University International Undergraduate Case Competition (RRUIUCC) is a non-profit event organized and run by the Bachelor of Commerce students and attended by up to 20 business schools from around the world.
  • BEM-VINDO AO CANADA – DC HOSTING BRAZILIAN PROFESSORSAs part of its commitment to providing both international academic pathways and opportunities, Durham College (DC) announced today that its International office is hosting two professors from Brazil as part of the newly created  Brazil-Canada Technological and Professional Fellowship Exchange program, a joint initiative between  the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and Brazil’s Secretaria de Educação Profissional e Technológica (SETEC) and Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES).

March 11, 2014

  • BU Research Aids Mexican TourismResearchers from Brandon University (BU) are collaborating with one of Mexico’s most significant universities to help guide sustainable, ecologically friendly growth at a favourite tourist destination.

March 7, 2014

  • Call for Proposals: Canada-India Collaborative Research ProjectsCanadian researchers and students, eligible for funding through the Tri-Agency Granting Councils of Canada, are invited to submit proposals for multi-year projects to conduct research jointly with Indian researchers in one of the four main areas of focus of IC-IMPACTS
  • Cambrian College students on placement in ChinaAn intrepid group of Chemical Engineering Technology students from Cambrian College have travelled abroad to learn some of the best metallurgical techniques in use today.
  • SAIT Education Changes Lives in Afghanistan:  The importance of International Women’s Day takes on special significance Saturday for more than 300 women and girls in Kandahar, Afghanistan as they become graduates

March 6, 2014

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program – 2014 Study TourDuring the week of February 18 to 21, 2014, a select group of 35 graduate students from the Caribbean and Latin America, currently in Canada under an Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship, travelled to Ottawa to participate in the annual Democracy Study Tour.
  • RRC creates new educational opportunities in IndiaRed River College has launched its first international pathway program in India.

March 4, 2014

  • UAlberta connects with mining university in Vietnam and deepens ties to USP through student exchangeThe University of Alberta has established new cooperative agreements, one in Vietnam and one in Brazil.

 March 3, 2014

  • New cultural exchange opportunity for Māori artists in Canada – apply nowA new initiative will give contemporary Māori dancers and writers a chance to develop their arts practice at one of the world’s largest arts and creativity incubators.


February 28, 2014

  • Competition Open: Student Exchange Programs for Latin America and the CaribbeanForeign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is pleased to launch the competition for Student Exchange Programs (SEPs) for academic year 2014-2015.

February 21, 2014

  • Students visit Israel to broaden policy perspectiveFourteen University of Calgary students are immersing themselves in Israeli public policy over Reading Week, and they are getting it straight from the source.

February 20, 2014

  • Dissecting democracyQuest students head to Bhutan to study the development of the country’s democratic institutions

February 19, 2014

  • From Russia with SROAMWith the world’s eyes turning to Sochi this month, a Selkirk College student is watching with pride as her motherland basks in its moment of glory.

February 18, 2014

February 17, 2014

  • Competition Open for Canadians: Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange ProgramThe China Scholarship Council has recently opened its scholarship competition for Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study or conduct research in subject areas related to China at participating Chinese institutions.
  • Globalink Research Intern returns to UBC for Master’s degreeDuring a 12-week Mitacs Globalink research internship at the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2012, Linda Yang quickly realized she wanted to return to complete her Master’s.

February 14, 2014

  • Music Students Sing Through the BalticsA chorale ensemble from Brandon University (BU) School of Music is en route to the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia, for a cross-cultural musical sharing with some of those countries’ most respected choir performers and conductors.
  • Competition Open for Canadians: Foreign Government Awards – KoreaThe Government of the Republic of Korea, through the National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED), has recently opened its scholarship competition to Canadian candidates.

February 12, 2014

  • Notice – New regulations for international students finalizedNew rules that aim to strengthen Canada’s status as a study destination of choice for prospective international students will take effect on June 1, 2014.

February 7, 2014

  • Competition Open for Canadians: Organization of American States (OAS) FellowshipsThe competition for the Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Program is now open.

February 6, 2014

  • Competition Open for Canadians: Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Scholarships in ArgentinaThe Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with Argentina’s Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), has recently launched a scholarship competition to provide funding for young academics of 35 years of age or less interested in conducting research in Argentina.

February 4, 2014

  • College Of The Rockies Students Headed To GuatemalaOn February 7, three College of the Rockies University Studies students will embark on a trip to Guatemala to participate in a field school. The ten-day trip, part of a second-year sociology course offered by Capilano University, was made available to the College’s faculty and students.

February 3, 2014

  • The Department of Political Science organized a study tour in Belgium and FranceOn the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its founding, the Department of Political Science at the University of Moncton offers the opportunity for its students to participate in a study tour which runs from 2 to 17 May 2014 in France and Belgium.


January 31, 2014

  • International student envisions healthier world for I-Week:Art and design student creates winning poster concept for International Week 2014.
  • International Institute for Resources and Development LaunchedA new Canadian institute that will assist developing countries benefit from their mining resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways was officially launched.
  • A survey of Dalhousie University’s international collaborationsDalhousie was once known by many as “the little college by the sea.” Today, the sea is still a big part of Dal’s identity but the university’s reach and impact stretches regionally, nationally and, increasingly, internationally.

January 30, 2014

January 29, 2014

  • KPU to host traditional Chinese medicine schoolAdvanced Education Minister Amrik Virk today announced that Kwantlen Polytechnic University will host the province’s first public school of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
  • Students share knowledge with fellow nurses in Zambia and GhanaA pair of UBC Okanagan School of Nursing students are taking what they have learned to help educate nurses in Africa.
  • Spend summer in Europe while gaining creditWhy put your education plans on hold for a gap year of expensive travel in Europe? Admission is now open to four Thompson Rivers University certificate programs offered in Germany this summer.
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) involved in the training of Haitian police officers: UQTR is part of a consortium participating in what appears now to be the biggest project of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Haiti, in fact, some 16 million were invested by the CIDA to build a temporary police academy set up more than six training programs aimed at commissioners and inspectors of the HNP.
  • Graphics: exchange of students with a Belgian schoolFor a second year, the project continues Ahuntsic College student exchange.

January 28, 2014

  • UQAR kicks off at scientific mission to ArgentinaMobilizing fifty researchers, this research aims to achieve a multidisciplinary study on the ecosystem and marine geology of San Jorge Gulf and the coastal region of the province of Chubut.
  • JIBC graduates and Lower Mainland firefighters to train Panamanian fire serviceFour graduates of the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) are leaving for Panama on January 28 to support firefighting training in the Central American country.
  • Humber instructors battle suffering in SyriaFor Canadians Jay Dahman and Mark Cameron, teaching emergency field medicine in the heart of the ongoing Syrian conflict mostly involved dealing with the aftermaths of gun battles, mortar shell explosions and gas attacks.
  • Competition Open for Canadian and Irish Students: Dobbin ScholarshipThe Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF), a non-governmental organisation funded in part by the Canadian and Irish governments, has recently launched its 2014 Dobbin Scholarship competition

January 27, 2014

  • Saskatchewan high school students travel to QatarTen high school students from Saskatchewan and Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies Field Placement Supervisor, Jay Mafukidze, represented Canada at the Doha Gathering of All Leaders in Sports (GOALS) forum in Qatar last month.
  • Sault College Nursing Students Make a World of Difference: This semester, sixteen baccalaureate nursing students from Sault College will have the unique opportunity to explore health globally by participating in an international learning experience to Nicaragua.

January 24, 2014

  • Alumna wins top award for young scientists in ChinaLast December, University of Regina alumna Yongping Li was one of 99 scientists to receive the 13th National Award for Youth in Science and Technology at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
  • Student receives international awardJessica Dyas, second-year student in Conestoga’s Protection, Security and Investigation program, was recently named as a recipient of this year’s ASIS International award in recognition of her high academic achievement and exceptional merit.

January 23, 2014

  • Currency Fluctuations Make Canadian PSE a Better Deal Than Ever in China:  ScholarFX, a currency exchange for international students, has reviewed currency movements in 2013 and observes that the weakening of the Canadian and Australian dollars will make their student fees 5-10% more affordable this year (not accounting for shifts in actual tuition levels).
  • Latest Update from Antarctica: Research providing much data for study: StFX master’s earth sciences student Chris MacIntyre of Antigonish, NS is in Antarctica as part of a team investigating soil biological activity in the extremes of the earth. The expedition is led by the International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research in New Zealand, and is aimed at developing additional depth in its biological survey activities.
  • Simon Fraser University joins Ryerson University to collaborate and grow groundbreaking incubator in IndiaSimon Fraser University has joined with Ryerson University and the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute (BSEI) to develop and expand a groundbreaking incubator in India.

January 21, 2014

  • From Canada to Israel: A new global oceans partnershipOn Tuesday, Dr. Florizone, together with President Rivka Carmi of Ben-Gurion University, one of Israel’s leading research universities, signed a new memorandum of understanding with the goal of combining oceans scholarship and expertise between the two schools.

January 20, 2014

  • A Decade of Teaching Peace in Northern IrelandOver the past decade more than 100 Saint Mary’s students have traveled to Belfast, Northern Ireland to teach conflict resolution strategies to thousands of students attending Integrated, State, Catholic Maintained and Irish Language schools.
  • Growth of International at Selkirk College Impacts College and CommunitySelkirk College, a community college located in the beautiful West Kootenay region of British Columbia, has recently seen significant growth in its international student population.
  • Midwifery AbroadWhen Mount Royal Midwifery students Stephanie Martens and Rebecca Poitras arrived in the Bahamas (Spring 2013) to complete a four-week transcultural course placement at a Freeport Hospital, they expected things would be done a little differently than at home.

January 17, 2014

  • Government of France and Mitacs Sign a Letter of Intent for Research Exchange Program: The Embassy of France in Canada and Mitacs Inc., a Canadian non-profit research and training organization funded in part by the Government of Canada, signed a letter of intent which officially announces their collaboration to promote bilateral research exchanges through a student mobility program.

January 15, 2014

  • National Education Associations Welcome Canada’s New International Education Strategy: The Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE) applauds today’s release of Canada’s International Education Strategy (IES) – a key component of Canada’s Global Market Action Plan – and commits to collaborating with the government towards its successful implementation.
  • Partnership expands TRU’s programs to EuropeThompson Rivers University has announced the next step in its internationalization strategy—a groundbreaking partnership that will see TRU programs offered in Europe to Canadian students and learners from all over the world.
  • Evered on a whirlwind tour of China to meet partnersUniversity of the Fraser Valley president Mark Evered, and Yajing Betty Wang, UFV’s Manager of International Marketing, are touring China from January 12 to 22 to visit with community leaders, business executives, and officials from partner institutions.

January 13, 2014

  • Competition Open for Canadians: Commonwealth Scholarship Plan – IndiaThe Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has recently opened its scholarship competition to Canadians.

January 9, 2014

  • New scholarship to help CARICOM students take Athabasca University diploma programForeign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) has launched the competition for the Canada-CARICOM Virtual University Scholarship Program (CCVUSP).
  • Athabasca University partners with Qatar University to develop groundbreaking oil and gas training technologyA mobile learning application being developed by AU’s Dr. Mohamed Ally, Qatar University’s Dr. Mohammed Samaka and a team of experts, is set to change the way oil and gas workers are trained to use highly specialized industry language.

January 8, 2014

  • Mitacs Expands its International Scholarships Program: GlobalinkThanks in part to new funding from the Government of Canada, Mitacs has been able to expand its successful research award program: Globalink.
  • Alumni offer practical tips for Acadia’s international studentsA handful of Acadia alumni came together recently to discuss challenges and share tips for personal and professional success with members of the University’s international student population.

January 6, 2014

  • Competition Open for Canadians: Graduate Scholarship in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar InstituteThe Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi is offering up to 10 full scholarships to Canadians interested in enrolling in one of the graduate programs offered at the Institute of Science and Technology in Masdar City.

January 3, 2014

  • International students flocking to B.C.There has been a 13-per-cent increase in international students in B.C. since 2010 and a 17-per-cent increase in spending by international students, the government said in a news release.
  • AACSB International accreditation renewedThis renewal means that HEC Montréal will remain one of the rare business schools worldwide to hold the three most prestigious international accreditations in management education.


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