19th July 2013

PROFIT Growth Summit Vancouver

mini-orbyDesigned for the entrepreneurial owners of established businesses, the PROFIT Growth Summit taking place in Vancouver on September 10th will connect you with the people and ideas that can take your enterprise to the next level. The first 200 registrants will receive free copies of the books Ownership Thinking and Relevant Selling. The early-bird rate of $249 is available until August 1st. Registration after August 1st will cost $329. The Summit will be held at the Fairmont Pacific Rim from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th July 2013

Thinking Skills Club Brain Games Debuts How-To Video For Teachers And After School Administrators

Thinking Skills ClubThe Thinking Skills Club, an after school activity that uses online games as a way of tuning up children’s cognitive gears, has created a YouTube video giving an overview of the site itself and how it works. Using Snow Line, a game in the Executive Function section of the site, club founder Mitch Moldofsky leads a virtual tour that includes playing the game, demonstrating how the “brain puzzles” that track a child’s progress are built, and even linking up to research about the supporting skills that underlie the choice of games. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th July 2013

Online Domestic Violence Training Expands For BC Police

Province of BCAccess to domestic violence training for police advanced today with the launch of a new online course developed to help police better protect vulnerable women and families. The new course, the second in a three-phase training program, provides an in-depth look at how police assess domestic violence risk, with a focus on victim-safety planning. This course will also help to further improve and standardize practices around inter-agency co-operation, risk assessment, bail hearings and safety planning for families. Topics include: Read the rest of this entry »

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9th July 2013

eXplorance Showcases Course Evaluation As Platinum Sponsor At BbWorld

exploranceCourse evaluation and feedback management solutions provider eXplorance has announced that it is taking an active role at BbWorld®, the Blackboard Inc. annual user conference and one of the largest education technology conferences of the year, from July 9-12, 2013. As a Blackboard Premier Partner™, eXplorance will be featuring Blue by eXplorance™, an enterprise-class feedback management and course evaluation system, through dedicated seminars and product demonstrations on the benefits of integrating Blue with the Blackboard Learn™ platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2013

VTech Canada Announces Affordable New InnoTab 3 Learning App Tablet

vtech canadaVTech®, a leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the introduction of its latest, lower-priced Learning App Tablet for kids, the InnoTab 3®. Following the popular InnoTab 2S®, one of the first children’s learning tablets with Wi-Fi, InnoTab 3® delivers a powerful punch, in a compact size and at an affordable price, making it a great first learning tablet for kids. InnoTab 3® introduces children to a world of age-appropriate educational content on VTech’s comprehensive app store, the Learning Lodge™, where they can explore hundreds of games, e-books, videos, music and more, across the widest variety of curricula. Beginning today, InnoTab 3 is available for pre-order from Toys R Us Canada and vTech Canada. It is recommended for ages 3-9 years and has an MSRP of $79.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th July 2013

Ministers Call For More Innovation And Expanded Opportunities As Education Systems Look To The Future

cmecThe best way to address Canada’s growing need for an educated and skilled labour force and ensure a sustained economic recovery is to expand education opportunities and improve learning outcomes in early childhood learning and development, elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, adult learning and skills development. This, according to provincial and territorial ministers of education who have just concluded the 101st meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2013

PyCon 2014 Call For Proposals

pycon 2014On the heels of yet another sold out success in PyCon 2013, the conference organizers are happy to announce the new website and Call for Proposals for PyCon 2014. The new site is now live and accepting talk, tutorial, and poster proposals for the April 9-17 2014 conference taking place in Montréal. The first time north of the border brings a change to the call: lightning talk proposals are now being accepted in advance. PyCon’s first trip into Canada, not to be confused with PyCon Canada, ventures into Quebec for a great week at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, in the Old Montréal area. Unlike years past, the conference center isn’t tied to a specific hotel, so the organizers have currently worked out group rates with the Hyatt Regency and Westin hotels in Montréal. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2013

Emily Carr University Announces Shortlist Proponents For New Campus At Great Northern Way

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The Emily Carr University of Art + Design Campus Redevelopment Project reached a critical milestone today with the announcement of the three proponents shortlisted following the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the new state-of-the-art campus at Great Northern Way. Eight national and international proponent teams responded to the RFQ. Following evaluation, three teams were shortlisted (team constituents listed in attached backgrounder): Read the rest of this entry »

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28th June 2013

eXplorance And Desire2Learn Integrate Course Evaluation Into Learning Management System

explorancedesire2learnMontreal-based eXplorance has announced a new partnership with Desire2Learn Incorporated, integrating course evaluations, assessments, surveys and feedback analytics using Desire2Learn’s SDK. This integration allows educational institutions to obtain a high performance interface, minimizing IT involvement and turning the Learning Management System (LMS) into a focal point for an efficient training experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th June 2013

Samsung Canada Announces Commercial Availability Of Samsung School Classroom Technology Solution

Samsung CanadaSamsung Electronics Canada has announced the commercial availability of Samsung School in Canada, a fully integrated one-to-one education solution that combines the latest tablet and display technology to create an interactive, student-centric learning environment. Samsung School is a complete classroom solution which  consists of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet for student and teacher use as well as Samsung School software licenses. Additional Samsung components can easily be configured, including a 55 or 65-inch digital e-Board, wireless printer, notebook PC for class curriculum management and an AllShare Cast dongle for existing in class e-boards. Read the rest of this entry »

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