The Winnipeg Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper in Winnipeg, Canada. It is owned by Postmedia following its acquisition of Sun Media, shares many characteristics typical of Sun tabloids, including an emphasis on local news stories, extensive sports coverage, a Canadian conservatism editorial stance, a daily Sunshine Girl; the newspaper, like most of those in the Canadian Sun chain, are known for short, snappy news stories aimed at working class readers. The Sun's layout is based somewhat upon that of British tabloids; the newspaper is distributed throughout Winnipeg and the surrounding area through retail sales, vending machines and home delivery. According to Canadian Newspaper Association figures, the newspaper's average weekday circulation for the six-month period preceding March 31, 2006, was 39,320; this figure was 39,476 on Saturdays, 46,951 on Sundays. On August 27, 1980, Southam Newspapers closed the Winnipeg Tribune after 90 years in publication, leaving Winnipeg with only one daily newspaper, the Winnipeg Free Press.
While planning for the Winnipeg Sun was taking place, another group, publishing The Downtowner and The Suburban, had publicly stated in their editorial they were considering transforming their weeklies into Winnipeg's next major daily newspaper. In response to demand for a new newspaper voice in the city, the Winnipeg Sun was announced at a press conference in October 1980, first published on November 5, 1980, its founders were Al Davies, Frank Goldberg, William A. Everitt and Tom Denton, with Denton being the first publisher, it published Monday and Friday editions. Afternoon home delivery began on December 19, 1980. Carriers collected $1.50 every two weeks from subscribers. It extended its publication cycle to include Tuesday and Thursday editions on April 27, 1981; the paper added a Sunday edition on September 12, 1982. The Sun moved to seven-day publication in 1992; because the newspaper did not publish a Tuesday edition, a special edition reporting on assassination attempt of U. S. President Ronald Reagan was printed on March 31, 1981.
Starting August 4, 1981, the Sun moved to a morning home-delivery schedule. The newspapers were expected to be done by 6:30 a.m. On March 10, 1982, the Sun reduced the size of the paper to more resemble that of the other tabloid-size newspapers; the newspaper started publishing Sunday through Friday beginning September 12, 1982, with its largest paper to date at 120 pages. Winnipeg, curiously, is one of the few cities in Canada or the United States where a new daily newspaper emerged after the death of the No. 2 underdog. Aside from the free Metro daily publications, outside of Toronto, Winnipeg is the only other city in English Canada with two separately owned competing metropolitan daily newspapers. In its early days, the newspaper's offices were located at 290 Garry Street in downtown Winnipeg, around the corner from the offices that had housed the defunct Winnipeg Tribune. In the early 1980s, the newspaper moved to a building in suburban Inkster Industrial Park, presaging a similar move by the Winnipeg Free Press some years later.
In February 1983, Quebecor invested in the newspaper, at a time when circulation of the Sun had grown to 34,000 daily. Lack of advertisers and not owning its own printing press caused the paper's debts to grow; the new owners reviewed continuing Winnipeg magazine, but by June 1984 the last edition was published. On January 5, 1999, Quebecor acquired the Sun Media chain of newspapers. On May 10, 1999, the newspaper was relaunched, taking on an appearance consistent with the Toronto Sun, the Edmonton Sun, the Calgary Sun and the Ottawa Sun; the current publisher is Ed Huculak. The Sun carries a comics page; some of the initial comics published in the Sun were Ziggy and Ernest, Ben Swift, John Darling, Inc. Barbara Cartland's Romances, The Neighborhood, Winthrop. Ottawa Sun Calgary Sun Edmonton Sun Toronto Sun List of newspapers in Canada winnipegsun.com, Winnipeg Sun official website
University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources
The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is a faculty at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It has an annual budget of $38 million and an enrolment of 1,000 students studying at the diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate degree and postgraduate levels; the College has 350 employees, including faculty, research scientists and scientific support staff. The University of Saskatchewan established its College of Agriculture in 1909. Between 1914 and 1922 the College teamed up with the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture to operate the Better Farming Train throughout rural Saskatchewan; the University Council approved a change of the name of the college to the "College of Agriculture and Bioresources" in June 2005. The newly named college held its first classes in the College Building. There were 1,000 acres reserved for agriculture practice, a university barn and livestock study; the new agriculture building built between the years of 1988 and 1991 was a large six storey glass building, with a seventh floor added in the year 2000.
The National Research Council contributed to the establishment of a Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Courses would be offered in the fields of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Science, Environmental Science and Applied Microbiological Sciences, Indigenous People Resource Management, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Plant Sciences, Soil Science; the Agriculture & Bioresources College programs at the University of Saskatchewan include: Diploma in Agriculture with Specialization in Agribusiness. The College of Agriculture building and contents are the result of over $100 million of investment. There are 18,000 square metres of usable space, consisting of 180 research labs, 38 teaching labs, 212 staff offices, ten classrooms, four computer classrooms and seven conference rooms; the building has seven levels, including three extended wings. There are pedestrian walkways to Engineering, Anthropology and Kirk Hall; the agricultural wall displays are located in the walkway connecting the Agriculture Building and the Biology Building.
The atrium is named in honour of Leo F. Krisjanson, President of the University of Saskatchewan from 1980 to 1989. Kenderdine Art Gallery opened on October 25, 1991, named after Augustus Kenderdine, who began the University Art Camp at Emma Lake in 1936, the precursor to the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus. A bequest was donated to the University of Saskatchewan by his daughter, May Beamish, which began the formation of the Kenderdine Art Gallery with a permanent collection started by Dr. Murray, as well as ongoing exhibits; the Beamish Conservatory in the Atrium of the college is named after May Beamish. The Kloppenburg Collection is featured on the sixth floor of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources building; the collection features 27 works by Saskatchewan artists, was donated by Henry R Kloppenburg QC, a Saskatchewan Rhodes Scholar, Cheryl L Kloppenburg, well known art collectors and patrons of the arts in Saskatchewan. The Kloppenburgs are lawyers in Saskatoon with a longtime interest in agriculture.
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The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015, it is Canada's most read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, although it falls behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not; the Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record". The newspaper is owned based in Toronto; the predecessor to The Globe and Mail was called The Globe. Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada; the Globe began in Toronto as a weekly party organ for Brown's Reform Party, but seeing the economic gains that he could make in the newspaper business, Brown soon targeted a wide audience of liberal minded freeholders. He selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, "The subject, loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures."
The quotation is carried on the editorial page to this day. By the 1850s, The Globe had become an well-regarded daily newspaper, it began distribution by railway to other cities in Ontario shortly after Confederation. At the dawn of the twentieth century, The Globe added photography, a women's section, the slogan "Canada's National Newspaper", which remains on its front-page banner, it began opening bureaus and offering subscriptions across Canada. On 23 November 1936, The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire, itself formed through the 1895 merger of two conservative newspapers, The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire. Press reports at the time stated, "the minnow swallowed the whale" because The Globe's circulation was smaller than The Mail and Empire's; the merger was arranged by George McCullagh, who fronted for mining magnate William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The Globe and Mail. McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, the newspaper was sold to the Webster family of Montreal.
As the paper lost ground to The Toronto Star in the local Toronto market, it began to expand its national circulation. The newspaper was unionised under the banner of the American Newspaper Guild. From 1937 until 1974, the newspaper was produced at the William H. Wright Building, located at 140 King Street West on the northeast corner of King Street and York Street, close to the homes of the Toronto Daily Star at Old Toronto Star Building at 80 King West and the Old Toronto Telegram Building at Bay and Melinda; the building at 130 King Street West was demolished in 1974 to make way for First Canadian Place, the newspaper moved to 444 Front Street West, the headquarters of the Toronto Telegram newspaper, built in 1963. In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based FP Publications, controlled by Bryan Maheswary, which owned a chain of local Canadian newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section, launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as the voice of Toronto's business community.
FP Publications and The Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to The Thomson Corporation, a company run by the family of Kenneth Thomson. After the acquisition there were few changes made in news policy. However, there was more attention paid to national and international news on the editorial, op-ed, front pages in contrast to its previous policy of stressing Toronto and Ontario material; the Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the 1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian cities: Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild employees took their first strike vote at The Globe in 1982 marking a new era in relations with the company; those negotiations ended without a strike, the Globe unit of SONG still has a strike-free record. SONG members voted in 1994 to sever ties with the American-focused Newspaper Guild. Shortly afterwards, SONG affiliated with the Communications and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
The paper became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. During this period, the paper continued to favour such liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs and expanding gay rights. In 1995, the paper launched globeandmail.com. Since the launch of the National Post as another English-language national paper in 1998, some industry analysts had proclaimed a "national newspaper war" between The Globe and Mail and the National Post; as a response to this threat, in 2001, The Globe and Mail was combined with broadcast assets held by Bell Canada to form the joint venture Bell Globemedia. In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail.com became restricted to paid subscribers only. The subscription service was reduced a few years to include an electronic edition of the newspaper, access to its archives, membership to a premium investment site
CBC Radio is the English-language radio operations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC operates a number of radio networks serving different audiences and programming niches, all of which are outlined below. CBC Radio operates three English language networks. CBC Radio One - Primarily news and information, Radio One broadcasts to most communities across Canada; until 1997, it was known as "CBC Radio". CBC Music - Broadcasts an adult music format with a variety of genres, with the classical genre restricted to midday hours. From 2007 to 2018, it was known as "CBC Radio 2". CBC Radio 3 - Broadcasts a youth-oriented indie rock format on Internet radio and Sirius XM Radio; some content from Radio 3 was broadcast as weekend programming on Radio Two until March 2007. The inconsistency of branding between the word "One" and the numerals "2" and "3" was a deliberate design choice on CBC's part and is not an error, though from 1997 to 2007, CBC Music was known as "CBC Radio Two". From 1944 to 1962 CBC's English service operated two radio networks, the main Trans-Canada Network and the Dominion Network.
In 1962 the Dominion Network was disbanded and the Trans-Canada Network became known as CBC Radio and in 1997, CBC Radio One. In some cases CBC announcers will still say "CBC Radio" in reference to programs that air only on Radio One; the CBC English service launched the CBC Radio app for iPhone on August 13, 2009. The free app provides 19 live streams for Radio One, 2 and 3, 60 on-demand services, including TV Audio and streams from CBC Music; the app runs on iPhone and iPod Touch devices 2.2.1 and higher, includes additional features such as a schedule, sleep timer, a favourites list. The app includes additional functionality; the CBC operates two French language radio networks, each of which has a similar programming focus to one of the corporation's English-language radio networks. A third service was discontinued in 2013. Structurally, the French-language radio operations are managed as part of the CBC's overall French-language services division, therefore have limited ties to the English-language radio networks, which are structured similarly.
Ici Radio-Canada Première - News and information. Ici Musique - Music and culture. Bande à part - Youth-oriented programming on Internet and Sirius, although some content continues to air as weekend programming on Espace musique, the predecessor of Ici Musique. Discontinued in 2013. In the Northwest Territories, Yukon and northern Quebec, CBC North airs a modified Radio One schedule to accommodate programming in Native languages and Radio Nord Quebec, which airs a combined Radio One / Première schedule via shortwave mixed in with programming in native languages. CBC Radio has 14 original podcasts. Two of the podcasts, Someone Knows Something and Missing & Murdered, are ranked among the top shows on the iTunes and Stitcher charts. "Someone Knows Something," hosted by filmmaker David Ridgen, first aired in 2016. The show, which investigates cold cases in Canada and the United States, finished its fourth season in March 2018. In season three, Ridgen worked with a Mississippi man, Thomas Moore, to solve the 1964 kidnapping and murder of Moore's brother and his friend, Henry Dee.
As a result of information uncovered by the podcast, James Ford Seale, a former member of the KKK, was convicted of the killings in 2007 and received three life sentences for his crimes against Moore and Dee. Season four returned to Canada as Ridgen sought answers in the 1996 unsolved murder case of Wayne Greavette, an Ontario man killed by a bomb, disguised as a Christmas gift and sent to his home. Season four had the fewest episodes of the series. Investigative journalist Connie Walker hosts "Missing & Murdered," a podcast which looks into deaths and disappearances of indigenous women in Canada; the show's first season, "Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams," covered the unsolved homicide of Alberta Williams who went missing from Prince Rupert, British Columbia, after a night out with friends. Her body was discovered days along Highway 16, which has since become known as "the Highway of Tears." Following the show, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced. The second season, released in March 2018, helped a family find out what happened to their teenage sister, Cleo Semaganis Nicotine, after she was sent to the United States from Saskatchewan during the "Sixties Scoop."
The stories featured on this podcast are part of a broader effort by Walker, Cree, CBC News to raise awareness about the more than 250 unsolved disappearances and homicides of indigenous women and girls across Canada. In 2017, the RCMP announced an initiative to stop violence against indigenous women and girls, citing studies done in 2014 that found they are among the most populations to be victims of violent crime; the CBC operates an online service. RCI ended its shortwave radio broadcast in June 2012. In some remote Canadian tourist areas, such as national or provincial parks, the CBC operates a series of transmitters which broadcast weather alerts from Environment Canada's Weatheradio Canada service; the CBC operated Galaxie, a digital television radio service which provides 45 channels of music programming to digital cable subscribers in both English and French. This service is now operated by Stingray Digital, who since relaunched the service as Stingray Music. CBC celebrates the generation of leaders and change-m
John George Diefenbaker was the 13th prime minister of Canada, serving from June 21, 1957 to April 22, 1963. He was the only Progressive Conservative party leader after 1930 and before 1979 to lead the party to an election victory, doing so three times, although only once with a majority of seats in the House of Commons of Canada. Diefenbaker was born in southwestern Ontario in the small town of Neustadt in 1895. In 1903, his family migrated west to the portion of the North-West Territories which would shortly thereafter become the province of Saskatchewan, he grew up in the province, was interested in politics from a young age. After brief service in World War I, Diefenbaker became a noted criminal defence lawyer, he contested elections through the 1920s and 1930s with little success until he was elected to the House of Commons in 1940. Diefenbaker was a candidate for the PC leadership, he gained that party position on his third attempt. In 1957, he led the Tories to their first electoral victory in 27 years.
Diefenbaker appointed the first female minister in Canadian history to his Cabinet, as well as the first aboriginal member of the Senate. During his six years as Prime Minister, his government obtained passage of the Canadian Bill of Rights and granted the vote to the First Nations and Inuit peoples. In foreign policy, his stance against apartheid helped secure the departure of South Africa from the Commonwealth of Nations, but his indecision on whether to accept Bomarc nuclear missiles from the United States led to his government's downfall. Diefenbaker is remembered for his role in the 1959 cancellation of the Avro Arrow project. Factionalism returned in full force as the Progressive Conservatives fell from power in 1963, while Diefenbaker's performance as Opposition Leader was heralded, his second loss at the polls prompted opponents within the party force him to a leadership convention in 1967. Diefenbaker stood for re-election as party leader at the last moment, but only attracted minimal support and withdrew.
He remained an MP until his death in 1979, two months after Joe Clark became the first Tory Prime Minister since Diefenbaker. Diefenbaker was born on September 18, 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario, to William Thomas Diefenbaker and the former Mary Florence Bannerman, his father was the son of German immigrants from Adersbach in Baden. The family moved to several locations in Ontario in John's early years. William Diefenbaker was a teacher, had deep interests in history and politics, which he sought to inculcate in his students, he had remarkable success doing so. The Diefenbaker family moved west in 1903, for William Diefenbaker to accept a position near Fort Carlton in the Northwest Territories. In 1906, William claimed 160 acres of undeveloped land near Borden, Saskatchewan. In February 1910, the Diefenbaker family moved to Saskatoon, the site of the University of Saskatchewan. William and Mary Diefenbaker felt that John and his brother Elmer would have greater educational opportunities in Saskatoon.
John Diefenbaker had been interested in politics from an early age, told his mother at the age of eight or nine that he would some day be Prime Minister. She told him that it was an impossible ambition for a boy living on the prairies, she would live to be proved wrong. John's first contact with politics came in 1910, when he sold a newspaper to Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in Saskatoon to lay the cornerstone for the University's first building; the present and future Prime Ministers conversed, when giving his speech that afternoon, Sir Wilfrid commented on the newsboy who had ended their conversation by saying, "I can't waste any more time on you, Prime Minister. I must get about my work." The authenticity of the meeting was questioned in the 21st century, with an author suggesting that it was invented by Diefenbaker during an election campaign. After graduating from high school in Saskatoon, in 1912, Diefenbaker entered the University of Saskatchewan, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1915, his Master of Arts the following year.
Diefenbaker was commissioned a lieutenant into the 196th Battalion, CEF in May 1916. In September, Diefenbaker was part of a contingent of 300 junior officers sent to Britain for pre-deployment training. Diefenbaker related in his memoirs that he was hit by a shovel, the injury resulted in his being invalided home. Diefenbaker's recollections do not correspond with his army medical records, which show no contemporary account of such an injury, his biographer, Denis Smith, speculates that any injury was psychosomatic. After leaving the military in 1917, Diefenbaker returned to Saskatchewan where he resumed his work as an articling student in law, he received his law degree in 1919, the first student to secure three degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. On June 30, 1919, he was called to the bar, the following day, opened a small practice in the village of Wakaw, Saskatchewan. Although Wakaw had a population of only 400, it sat at the heart of a densely populated area of rural townships and had its own district court.
It was easily accessible to Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Humboldt, places where the Court of King's Bench sat. The local people were immigrants, Diefenbaker's research found them to be litigious. There was one barrister in
The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper. Based on 2015 statistics, it is Canada's highest-circulation newspaper on overall weekly circulation; the Toronto Star is owned by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and part of Torstar's Daily News Brands division. The Star was created in 1892 by striking Toronto News printers and writers, led by future Mayor of Toronto and social reformer Horatio Clarence Hocken, who became the newspaper's founder, along with another future mayor, Jimmy Simpson; the Star was first printed on Toronto World presses, at its formation, The World owned a 51% interest in it as a silent partner. That arrangement only lasted for two months, during which time it was rumoured that William Findlay "Billy" Maclean, the World's proprietor, was considering selling the Star to the Riordon family. After an extensive fundraising campaign among the Star staff, Maclean agreed to sell his interest to Hocken; the paper did poorly in its first few years.
Hocken sold out within the year, several owners followed in succession until railway entrepreneur Sir William Mackenzie bought it in 1896. Its new editors, Edmund E. Sheppard and Frederic Thomas Nicholls, moved the entire Star operation into the same building used by the magazine Saturday Night; this would continue until Joseph E. "Holy Joe" Atkinson, backed by funds raised by supporters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, bought the paper. The supporters included William Mulock, Peter Charles Larkin and Timothy Eaton. Atkinson was the Star's editor from 1899 until his death in 1948; the newspaper's early opposition and criticism of the Nazi regime saw it become one of the first North American papers to be banned in Germany. Atkinson had a social conscience, he championed many causes that would come to be associated with the modern welfare state: old age pensions, unemployment insurance, health care. The Government of Canada Digital Collections website describes Atkinson asa "radical" in the best sense of that term....
The Star was unique among North American newspapers in its consistent, ongoing advocacy of the interests of ordinary people. The friendship of Atkinson, the publisher, with Mackenzie King, the prime minister, was a major influence on the development of Canadian social policy. Atkinson became the controlling shareholder of the Star; the Star was criticized for practising the yellow journalism of its era. For decades, the paper included heavy doses of crime and sensationalism, along with advocating social change. From 1910 to 1973, the Star published the Star Weekly. Shortly before his death in 1948, Joseph E. Atkinson transferred ownership of the paper to a charitable organization given the mandate of continuing the paper's liberal tradition. In 1949, the Province of Ontario passed the Charitable Gifts Act, barring charitable organizations from owning large parts of profit-making businesses, that required the Star to be sold. Atkinson's will had directed that profits from the paper's operations were "for the promotion and maintenance of social and economic reforms which are charitable in nature, for the benefit of the people of the province of Ontario" and it stipulated that the paper could be sold only to people who shared his social views.
The five trustees of the charitable organization circumvented the Act by buying the paper themselves and swearing before the Supreme Court of Ontario to continue what became known as the "Atkinson Principles": A strong and independent Canada Social justice Individual and civil liberties Community and civic engagement The rights of working people The necessary role of governmentDescendants of the original owners, known as "the five families", still control the voting shares of Torstar, the Atkinson Principles continue to guide the paper to this day. In February 2006, Star media columnist Antonia Zerbisias wrote on her blog: Besides, we are the Star which means we all have the Atkinson Principles—and its multi-culti values—tattooed on our butts. Fine with me. At least we are upfront about our values, they always work in favour of building a better Canada. From 1922 to 1933, the Star was a radio broadcaster on its station CFCA, broadcasting on a wavelength of 400 metres, whose coverage was complementary to the paper's reporting.
The station was closed following the establishment of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission and the introduction of a government policy that, in essence, restricted private stations to an effective radiated power of 100 watts. The Star would continue to supply sponsored content to the CRBC's CRCT station, an arrangement that lasted until 1946. In 1971, the newspaper was renamed The Toronto Star and moved to a modern office tower at One Yonge Street by Queens Quay; the original Star Building at 80 King Street West was demolished to make room for First Canadian Place. The new building housed the paper's presses. In 1992, the printing plant was moved to the Toronto Star Press Centre at the Highway 407 & 400 interchange in Vaughan. In September 2002, the logo was changed, "The" was dropped from the papers. During the 2003 Northeast blackout, the Star printed the paper at a press in Ontario; until the mid-2000s, the front page of the Toronto Star had no advertising aside from lottery jackpot estimates from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
On May 28, 2007, the Star unveiled a redesigned paper that features larger type, narrower pages and shorter articles, renamed
Edwards School of Business
The N. Murray Edwards School of Business known as the Edwards School of Business, or Edwards, is located on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; the College of Commerce, the school was renamed in 2007 to honor N. Murray Edwards, an alumnus and entrepreneur. In a report published by the reputed British company Quacquarelli Symonds, since 2011 Edwards School of Business has been ranked among the Emerging Global Business Schools in North America; the school was established in 1914 as the School of Accounting. However, the first students were not admitted until 1917, due to the impact of World War I on enrollment; this was the first accounting degree in Canada, the first university-level school of accounting in Canada. In 1936, the school was named the College of Accounting, in 1943 it became the College of Commerce, coupled with a broader mission that would encompass the training of future business executives. In 2007, the school was named after Canadian entrepreneur N. Murray Edwards, an alumnus and long-time supporter of the school.
The school grants graduate degrees. The undergraduate degree offered is the Bachelor of Commerce, or B. Comm. Students can specialize in one of six majors: Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, or Operations Management. Students choose their major in their 2nd semester of their 2nd year. If accepted into the major of their choice, they begin classes in their field of study at the beginning of their 3rd year. Additionally, undergraduate students may partake in a co-operative education program during their 3rd or 4th year, which sees them undergo an 8 month in-field work placement. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Edwards offers a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing, a Master of Professional Accounting; the school currently offers certificate programs, including a Business Administration Certificate program and an Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate program. Since 2011, Edwards MBA program has made it into the Global 200 Business School Report published by the reputed British company.
The Rankings are based on academic reputation. Since 2011, the school's MBA program has been placed among the top 100 MBA programs in North America by QS; the School's ranking peaked in 2013/14 when it was placed among the Top 50 MBA programs in North America. In early 2018, the Edwards School of Business earned an AASCB Accreditation, placing them among the top 5% of business schools worldwide. On February 22, 2018, Edwards received accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Achieving accreditation follows a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, external peer evaluation. Once a school earns AACSB Accreditation, it enters a five-year continuous improvement review cycle, ensuring that they have the resources and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. Official Website