Burman University is an independent publicly funded university located in Lacombe, Canada. It is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada, it is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system. By date of founding, it is the oldest university in Alberta; the school's official mission statement is to educate learners to think with discernment, to believe with insight and commitment and to act with confidence and competence. The university places emphasis on service in global communities. Burman University traces its roots to the first Seventh-day Adventist secondary school in Alberta, Alberta Industrial Academy, established in 1907 in Leduc by Charles and Leona Burman two years after Alberta became a province of Canada; this school began as a training ground for colporteurs, named The Canvassers' School, before becoming Alberta Industrial Academy the same year. In 1909, the school purchased a site near Lacombe consisting of over 1,200 acres of farmland.
The new high school was built on top of a hill. Classes begun before construction had completed, leading to students sleeping in a barn and in tents during the first semester at Lacombe. A small village named College Heights, Alberta sprung up around the school to support the institution. Enrollment rose during the first few years, from 61 students to 223, the school went through a number of name changes in a short span of time. In 1919, the school was renamed Canadian Junior College; the following year, it became one of two Seventh-day Adventist colleges in Canada. In May 1930, an arsonist burned down the administration building, the industrial building, the men's dormitory, leaving several students badly injured and in need of hospitalization; the school rebuilt and the new buildings were re-opened that November. The school struggled financially during the 1930s as a result of the Great Depression, with enrollment dropping below 100. Battleford Academy, another Seventh-day Adventist school in Saskatchewan, was merged with Canadian Junior College in an effort to save money.
After World War II, a post-war boom increased enrollment above 300, allowed the school to pay off debts from reconstructing the administration building. In 1947, the school became a senior college and was renamed Canadian Union College, becoming the primary post-secondary institution for the Canadian Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists; that same year, it began its first four-year program in theology. A music department was founded soon after, in 1949. In 1958, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists recommended that Canadian Union College pursue provincial accreditation. A large construction program began, several new buildings were constructed, in an effort to win accreditation. However, the government of Alberta did not allow private institutions to grant degrees at this time, so no accreditation came. At this time Oshawa Missionary College was facing similar accreditation issues for its own post-secondary programs. Beginning in the 1970s, Canadian Union College began pursuing a series of affiliation programs, to enable its students to study at CUC and get a degree.
In 1971, CUC affiliated itself with the University of Alberta, through this program it offered first-year and second-year university courses. In 1979, CUC began an affiliate program with Union College, a Seventh-day Adventist university in Nebraska, which allowed CUC to begin offering three-year and four-year degree programs; some programs CUC was able to offer through Union College included a Bachelor of Education program and a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1983, CUC affiliated with Walla Walla College in order to offer the first two years of Walla Walla's engineering program. Kingsway College attempted to gain affiliations with Adventist universities in the United States, but failed to do so; this led to the Canadian Union voting to close Kingsway's post-secondary program and merge it with CUC, in 1977. In 1981, the Canadian Union of Seventh-day Adventists voted to separate the high school and college divisions of CUC into separate institutions; the high school division was renamed Parkview Adventist Academy in 1982.
At the time of its separation, Parkview had an enrollment of 316. Due to its close proximity to CUC, it shared and continues to share a number of facilities with the university, such as the dormitory and the music program. In 1984, the province of Alberta created the "Private Colleges Accreditation Board," which allowed private schools in Alberta to apply for the right to become a degree-granting university. In 1991, Canadian Union College became one of the first four private institutions in Alberta given the ability to grant Bachelor's degrees; the first Bachelor's programs to receive accreditation were three-year degrees in English and Religious Studies. Several other programs were added during the next decade. CUC continued to offer other degrees through Union College at this time. In 1997, due to the perception in Canada that a college is an institution that did not offer degrees, CUC changed its name to Canadian University College; the name change allowed the university to keep its initials.
The change to "University College" was made in conjunction with the other three private institutions in Alberta, allowed to grant degrees. In 2000, College Heights was annexe
Oulton College is a Canadian private college situated in Moncton, New Brunswick. The college offers programs in four faculties: Business, Health Science, Human Services, Information Technology. Gordon A. Oulton founded Oulton’s Business College in 1956, after having spent the previous 19 years as an Instructor and Principal at Robinson Business College in Moncton. Oulton’s goal was to run a progressive business college catering to the business needs of the day by offering training in Accounting, Short Hand, Manual Typing, Business Machines, Letter Writing. In its first year of operation the College had 80 students and six staff members. Oulton's Business College was first located at 599 Main Street in the Humphrey Block of downtown Moncton. At the age of 18, Donald Fontaine began teaching at the College and was one of the original staff members. Along with his teaching responsibilities, he accepted the position of Vice-Principal. After 27 years of service Fontaine was given ownership of the College in 1983.
At that time, the College continued to offer business training and numbered 230 students with 10 staff members. In 1987, as original staff members were preparing for retirement and major changes in curriculum were being implemented due to the arrival of modern computers, Fontaine decided to sell the College to James Denton, but remained at the College as an Instructor and Principal. Additional programs were offered in such fields as Travel & Tourism, Medical Office Administration and Paralegal; that year the College moved from its original location on Main Street to a more spacious building at 107 Robinson Street in downtown Moncton. Due to family health reasons, Denton decided to move to Phoenix, Arizona in 1994. In the mid 1990s, courses in Computer Programming and networking were introduced in order to meet the demands of a growing Information Technology Industry. During this period the College witnessed a change in name from Oulton’s Business College to Oulton College. In 2001, the College moved to a larger facility located at 55 Lutz Street in downtown Moncton where new programs began to be offered in Policing & Corrections, Child & Youth Care, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Technician, Dental Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Dental Hygiene.
In 2007, a separate dental clinic opened on Pacific Avenue, which houses the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant students, as well as offering cleanings at a discounted rate to the public. In 2011 the College began construction on the new state-of-the-art Flanders Court campus in Moncton; the Flanders Court campus, which welcomed students in September 2012, replaced classes located in downtown Moncton and the head office on Lutz Street. The College's Dental Education Centre still operates at the Pacific Avenue campus. Today, the enrollment has grown from an initial first class of 80 students studying accounting and other business skills, to a student population of over 715 spread across the faculties of Business, Health Sciences, Human Services and Information & Technology; the College operates with a faculty and administration team of over 80. Recent program additions include Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic. and the first Optician program in Atlantic Canada. Oulton College offers over 20 programs in four faculties.
Administrative offices and most classes are located in the Flanders Court campus, however students in the dental program study at the Dental Education Centre located on Pacific Avenue. Faculty of Business Business Management Sales, Marketing & Business Development Paralegal / Legal Travel & Hospitality Faculty of Health Sciences Dental Assistant Dental Hygiene Health Care Support Licensed Practical Nursing Medical Laboratory Assistant Medical Office Administration Optician Pharmacy Technician Primary Care Paramedic Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Technician Faculty of Human Services Child & Youth Care Early Childhood Education & Educational Assistant Human Services Counselor Policing & Corrections Faculty of Information & Technology Web and Mobile Development System Management and Cyber Security Official website
Langara College is a public degree-granting college in Vancouver, British Columbia, which serves 22,000 students annually through its university and continuing studies programs. The college takes its name from the neighbourhood in which it is situated, named after Spanish Admiral Juan de Lángara. Langara College courses and programs were first offered in 1965 at King Edward Centre as part of Vancouver City College. Since 1970, the current campus on West 49th Avenue has housed Langara's programs for 50 years. On April 1, 1994, Langara College was established as an independent public college under the Provincial College and Institute Act. Langara College Continuing Studies was established in 1997. To provide more space, a new classroom and office building was opened in January 1997; the new library/classroom building was opened in September 2007. As of January 2016, whose unceded territory Langara occupies, gave the traditional name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ to the college meaning'house of teachings', snəw̓eyəɬ references advice given to children to guide them into adulthood and build their character.
This is the first time a BC First Nation has given an Indigenous name to a public, post-secondary institution. Programs and courses at Langara College are delivered in the following subject areas: Arts Business Health Humanities & Social Services Science & Technology Langara College provides university-level programs and courses and offers a variety of qualifications, including baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, diplomas and citations; the three 4-year degree programs offered by the College are Nursing, Recreation Management, Business Administration. Langara's wide range of academic programs in more than 60 subject areas are offered over three semesters per year. Langara is a popular choice for university transfer students due to smaller class sizes, excellent support services, competitive tuition fees. More students transfer to BC universities from Langara College than from any other college in the province. Langara College offers career programs leading to one-year certificates, two-year diplomas, four-year bachelor's degrees in fields that lead to careers in business, community services, the arts.
Although some of Langara's career programs require that students complete the program within a specific time period, many of the programs can be completed on a part-time basis. Langara College's Continuing Studies department offers over 700 courses and 35 certificate programs year-round; the department's strategic objective is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to meet the individual needs of students. There are 4479 Continuing Studies students in the Fall 2016 term. Studio 58, Langara College's School of Theatre Arts offers professional theatre training for actors and production personnel; the program ranked within the Top five theatre schools in Canada in 2006. The school auditions hundreds of people across Canada but only sixteen students are accepted per semester; the school has around 72 students for both its three-year acting program, two-year production program. The School of Theatre Arts is led by Artistic Director Kathryn Shaw. Langara's intercollegiate athletic program is one of the top college athletic programs in Canada.
Langara is a member of the Pacific Western Athletic Association known as the British Columbia Colleges' Athletic Association, the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. In 1999, Langara College was the runner-up for the Overall CCAA Sport Supremacy Award for athletic achievements between the years of 1974 and 1999. Student media include the newspaper The Voice, operated by the College's Journalism Program. Daniel Doheny Alison Acheson Ujjal Dosanjh Gaurav Sharma Gary Mason Sam Sullivan List of colleges in British Columbia List of universities in British Columbia Higher education in British Columbia Education in Canada Langara College
Aurora College Arctic College, is a college in the Northwest Territories, Canada with campuses in Inuvik, Fort Smith and Yellowknife. They have learning centres in 23 communities in the NWT; the head office for Aurora College is located in Fort Smith. Aurora College delivers programs at three Campuses, 21 Community Learning Centres and other community sites in the Northwest Territories. Aurora College delivers community-centred post-secondary programs that reflect northern culture and the needs of the northern labour market. Aurora offers several certificate and diploma programs as well as the Bachelor of Education Degree Program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Aurora College provides intramural sports, such as basketball, soccer and hockey and recreational programs. Before the new Aurora Campus was built the old gymnasium in Inuvik was the largest in the Northwest Territories. Aurora College provides a limited supply of accommodation for single students and for those with families.
The Aurora College has Community Learning Centres in several communities, which deliver academic upgrading and community-based courses and programs, depending on demand and funding. Community Learning Centres are located in Aklavik, Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Norman Wells, Tuktoyaktuk, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Lutselk'e, Fort Liard and Hay River Reserve, Whatì, Gamèti, Dettah/N'Dilo. Aurora programs prepare students for further education through university partners; the Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships and other incentives offered by governments and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. Aurora College scholarships for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students include: Gail Marie Jones Scholarship. Bursaries. Trades and Technology Bursaries. In the 1970s, the Adult Vocational Training Centre was established. In 1981, the Adult Vocational Training Centre was renamed Thebacha College.
Aurora College was created on January 1995 in the Western Arctic from Arctic College. The Science Institute of the Northwest Territories was amalgamated with Aurora College in January, 1995; the portion, a division of Aurora College is called the Aurora Research Institute. In 1984, Arctic college was established with campuses in Fort Iqaluit; the College grew to include campuses in each region of the Northwest Territories. The mandate was to deliver post-secondary education; the Aurora Research Institute, a division of Aurora College, has three Research Centres since science must be accessible to people and relevant to their everyday lives. Aurora Research Institute is dedicated to the advancement of indigenous knowledge and the joining of indigenous knowledge with western science. Aurora Research Institute offers research assistance in the Northwest Territories; the institute provides logistical support in the form of laboratory facilities, office space, storage and equipment rentals for visiting researchers and promotes science in northern schools.
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Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia Community College referred to as NSCC, is a community college serving the province of Nova Scotia through a network of 13 campuses and three community learning centres. The college delivers over 120 programs in five academic schools: Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries], Health & Human Services], Trades & Technology], they reflect the labour market opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC includes four specialized institutes: the Nautical Institute, the School of Fisheries, the Aviation Institute, the Centre of Geographical Sciences. Educating over 24,000 students a year, NSCC provides the majority of technical and apprenticeship training in Nova Scotia; the president of NSCC is Don Bureaux. In 1872, the Halifax Marine School was established. While it would become the NSCC Nautical Institute, at the time, it represented the first vocational and technical education institution in the Province of Nova Scotia, it was the first in a number of specialized training institutions around the province that offered education in areas such as agriculture, surveying and navigation.
In 1987, the Department of Vocational & Technical Training published a White Paper recommending the creation of a community college system for Nova Scotia. The establishment of this system, it argued, would bring technology and upgrading institutions together under one umbrella, allow for the development and coordination of college programs and services at a province-wide level; this would work to meet local economic and applied education needs. In 1988, Nova Scotia became the last province in Canada to create a community college system, bringing 16 institutions together in one college system. In name, it became the predecessor to NSCC. In 1992, two more campuses joined the college system from their respective school boards, in 1995 the closing Nova Scotia Teacher’s College became an NSCC site. NSCC became autonomous from the Province of Nova Scotia in 1996 by incorporating itself as an independent institution with a Board of Governors. Since the NSCC network of campuses has evolved into a province-wide, community-based, community college, with polytechnical, applied arts and health science educational programs.
The Nova Scotia Community College occupies 14 campuses, located in: Bridgewater Dartmouth Halifax Kentville Lawrencetown Middleton Port Hawkesbury Shelburne Springhill Stellarton Sydney Truro Yarmouth There are additionally two Community Learning Centres located in Amherst and Digby. The Aviation Institute is located at the Ivany Campus in Dartmouth, the Nautical Institute at the Strait Area Campus in Port Hawkesbury, the School of Fisheries at the Shelburne Campus. NSCC's Nautical Institute offers Transport Canada-approved marine training for students who want to start or advance their career at sea. Students learn in specially designed marine facilities, including a wave tank, free-fall lifeboat and fire training centre, with state-of-the-art simulation equipment for navigation and engine room training; the Nautical Institute is part of the College's Strait Area Campus. The predecessor of the Nautical Institute is the Halifax Marine School; the Aviation Institute] is located on Pleasant Street at the Dartmouth Gate building.
The Centre of Geographic Sciences] in Lawrencetown is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment. The Ivany Campus in Dartmouth is home to an online radio station that brands themselves "The Platypus"; the station is managed by students of the Television & Journalism program. Nova Scotia Community College
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is a polytechnic institute in Calgary, Canada. SAIT offers more than 100 career programs in technology and business. SAIT is one of Alberta's Top 50 Employers. Established in 1916, it is Calgary's second oldest post-secondary institution and Canada's first publicly funded technical institute. SAIT's main campus is located on 1301-16 Avenue NW Calgary AB, T2M 0L4, overlooking the downtown core of Calgary and is served by the C-train light rail system. SAIT has three other campuses located in Calgary: Mayland Heights – Located on Centre Avenue, this facility supports students pursuing a career in auto body and hoisting, recreation vehicle servicing, electrical and rail. Culinary Campus – Located on Stephen Avenue, it provides baking basics and cooking fundamentals; the Culinary Campus acts as a marketplace, selling food to the general public. Art Smith Aero Centre – Occupying 17 acres of land at the Calgary International Airport, this campus supports the School of Transportation.
SAIT offers two baccalaureate degrees, three applied degrees, 73 diploma and certificate programs, 37 apprenticeship trades and more than 1,000 continuing education and corporate training courses. SAIT delivers skill-oriented education to students through eight schools: MacPhail School of Energy School of Business School of Construction School of Health and Public Safety School of Hospitality and Tourism School of Information and Communications Technologies School of Manufacturing and Automation School of TransportationSAIT has two centres dedicated to providing student support: the Centre for Academic Learner Services and the Centre for Instructional Technology and Development. SAIT's Applied Research and Innovation Services department works in partnership with industry on applied research. SAIT offers more than $4 million in awards to students each year. Awards are available to qualifying students in recognition of academic success, financial need and community involvement; the Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists more than 770 scholarships and other incentives offered by governments and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation.
SAIT Residence has two modern high rises located in the northeast corner of its main campus. Both residence towers feature four different floor plans and amenities such as furnished units, high-speed Internet, study lounges and 24-hour security; the Campus Centre contains a coffee house, Jugo Juice, fitness centre, squash courts, bowling alley, hockey arena, salt water pool and theatre. This central building on SAIT's main campus houses food service outlets, study areas, the campus bookstore and the library. SAIT has been a member of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference since 1964; the SAIT Trojans are represented basketball, soccer, cross country running and volleyball. All of SAIT's sports teams share the name Trojans. SAIT has two on-campus newspapers: The Weal is owned and operated by SAITSA, SAIT's Student Association and the Polytechnic Press is operated by SAIT Journalism students; the campus radio station, Journey 103, is operated by SAIT RTBN students. The RTBN program at SAIT boasts many graduates who have become prominent radio and television personalities.
It is one of Canada's leading Television and Radio programs and admissions to the program are competitive. In the 2015 CEOWORLD magazine ranking of the top 50 hospitality and hotel management schools in the world, SAIT School of Hospitality and Tourism, ranked 47 just behind Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality. Robert Alford, politician Ken Allred, politician Evan Berger, politician Curtis Billsten, hockey player Kaella Carr, television newsperson Ted Godwin and Officer of the Order of Canada Jason Hale, politician Laureen Harper, spouse of the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper Doug Horner, politician Chris Jamieson, hockey player David Joseph, basketball coach and former college player Roy Kiyooka and Officer of the Order of Canada Greg Kolodziejzyk, cyclist Paul Landry, polar explorer Aylmer Liesemer, politician Colin Low, filmmaker Shane Lust, hockey player Barry McFarland, politician Noah Miller, water polo player and coach John Nursall and film writer and producer Jackson Proskow, television newsperson Jonathan Scott, co-host of Property Brothers Jeremy St. Louis, television newsperson Ron Tarrant and radio person J. D. Watt, hockey player Len Webber, politician Stewart Woodman, restaurateur Education in Alberta List of universities and colleges in Alberta Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canadian government scientific research organizations Canadian industrial research and development organizations Canadian university scientific research organizations Official website
Higher education in British Columbia
Higher education in British Columbia is delivered by 25 publicly funded institutions that are composed of eleven universities, eleven colleges, three institutes. This is in addition to three private universities, five private colleges, six theological colleges. There are an extensive number of private career institutes and colleges. In 2007, the population of British Columbia stood at 4,383,000. 433,000 people were enrolled in public post-secondary institutions in BC during the 2006-2007 academic year. More than 17,250 identified themselves as Aboriginal students and 10,500 were international students. In the 2011 calendar year, 151,774 applications took place through BCcampus, a publicly funded organization whose role is to support higher education by providing leadership in the use of ICT; each of the province's post-secondary institutions sets its own admission requirements. Successful graduation from high school, with the required academic prerequisites, is needed for admission to programs.
Special consideration may be given to mature applicants, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities. Information about admissions and prerequisites is available from the registrar's office of each institution. ApplyBC.ca was a system-wide application portal. In 2015, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Training initiated a dialogue with the public post-secondary sector to explore a common online application platform for students applying to public post-secondary education in B. C. similar to those used in other jurisdictions. EducationPlannerBC has replaced ApplyBC.ca as the new common online application portal for Universities in British Columbia Higher education in British Columbia started in 1890 with the first attempt by the British Columbia government to establish a provincial university, An Act Respecting the University of British Columbia that established the first convocation of the "one university for the whole of British Columbia for the purpose of raising the standard of higher education in the Province, of enabling all denominations and classes to obtain academical degrees."
In the same year, Whetham College opened as a small, independent institute located in downtown Vancouver, intent of preparing "its students not only for the Army and Civil Service examinations and for Matriculation Examinations in any university or college, but for first and second year examinations in Arts leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in any university. A second independent post-secondary institution opened in 1892 known as the Columbian Methodist College, it was opened by the Methodist Church of Canada in New Westminster, it was affiliated with Victoria College of the University of Toronto and offered courses towards Arts & Theology degrees. McGill University affiliated with a second British Columbian high school in 1903, Victoria High School, renamed Victoria College to become the University of Victoria. In 1904 & 1905 McGill University received permission to improve and expand the University's course offerings in British Columbia. Two acts were passed to enable this; this institution would undertake the responsibility of establishing a college anywhere in British Columbia.
Vancouver College in 1906 was formalized as McGill University College of British Columbia. Victoria College was brought under the direction of the Royal Institution in 1908, it offered first and second year Arts courses. In this same year, the provincial government made a second attempt to establish a provincial university, they succeeded with An Act to Establish and Incorporate a University for the Province of British Columbia. It would be called the University of British Columbia, it would be located in the western part of Point Grey. However, plans to start construction on the campus for the new university had to be postponed due to lack of funding. Meanwhile, McGill University agreed to continue providing higher education through Victoria College; the provincial government made amendments to the Public School Act in 1894 and 1896 to allow any Canadian university to affiliate with any of the high schools in British Columbia. The high schools could be incorporated as colleges of these institutions.
McGill University was the first to take advantage of this new amendment. By 1898, an affiliation between McGill University and Vancouver High School was established; the high school curriculum was extended to include the first two years of Arts and part of the school become Vancouver College in 1899. McGill University controlled the curriculum and marked exams, approved the hiring of instructors. Students were required to travel to McGill to complete their studies; the provincial government granted a lease for land at Point Grey to the Royal Institution. Construction started in 1911. In 1913, the provincial government appointed Frank Wesbrook as the university's first president, in anticipation of it opening in the near future. However, in 1914, the onset of World War I halted the construction at Point Grey. There would be no more construction for a decade. In 1915, McGill University closed McGill University College; the provincial gove