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Government of Canada helps new Canadians get jobs faster

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced over $3.3 million in funding to the Government of British Columbia to improve foreign credential recognition so that internationally…

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Educational Training

Increasing Food Security and Promoting Public Health Project ($5 million over five years)

Posted August 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada is contributing $5 million over five years to this project, which the Université Laval has been implementing since 2013 in close partnership with key Haitian institutions, including the State University of Haiti, Fondation CHIBAS – Haiti, and ministries of agriculture and public health.

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Government of Canada will announce the launch of an organization to help more Canadian companies recognize the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

Posted September 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Mike Lake, Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will announce the launch of an organization to help more Canadian companies recognize the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

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Educational Training

Minister Kenney hosts national Skills Summit bringing together experts to discuss skills challenges facing Canada

Posted June 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, hosted a one-day skills summit with key experts to explore approaches to better link skills training and education with current and future labour market demand. Event participa…

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Educational Training

Minister Rempel to Announce Support for the Sinneave Family Foundation

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parl…

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Educational Training

Northlands College funding announcement: Meeting the skills shortage in Northern Saskatchewan’s mining industry

Posted July 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Canadians have the skills, knowledge and experience they need to find jobs in the rapidly growing mining industry. To this end, on July 30, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $2.5 millio…

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Diabetes

Can Education Offset The Genetic Risk For Obesity?

Posted October 8, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Obesity is a highly heritable condition with considerable penetrance, especially in our obesogenic enviroment. However, as I have pointed out before, having a genetic predisposition for obesity (like having a genetic predisposition for other diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure) does not mean your fate is chiseled in stone. Lifestyle changes can significantly reduce […]

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Educational Training

Minister Bergen Participates in Event Celebrating Local Manitoba Apprenticeship Graduates

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar today joined students and graduates at Red River College for an event honouring the achievements of local apprentices who have become cert…

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Allan's Perspective

Weekend Health Tips!

Posted July 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: From curing smelly feet by wiping them with vodka to treating blisters with mouthwash, here are 10 quirky health tips to help in life! 1. Eating a burger helps jet lag Chomping down a burger and chips during a flight doesn’t exactly seem like the most healthy option while sitting in the same […]

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Educational Training

Harper Government to Announce Support for Aboriginal Skills Training

Posted August 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification in support of skills training for the energy and mining industries.

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Educational Training

Minister Fast Pleased to Announce New Education Agreements with Peru

Posted August 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today witnessed the signing of two agreements between Canadian research universities and the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines that will strengthen skills development and build capacity in th…

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Educational Training

Parliamentary Secretary Strahl Talks Skills Training and Jobs with Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth

Posted September 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Parliamentary Secretary for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Mark Strahl, met with Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth who are receiving personalized support so that they can secure the skills training that will help them find a job and achieve the…

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Educational Training

Harper Government Announces Improvements to Education for the Glooscap First Nation

Posted June 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Bernard Valcourt, and Chief Sidney Peters of the Glooscap First Nation announced today

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Educational Training

Minister Rempel to Announce Support for the Sinneave Family Foundation

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parl…

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Agriculture

Harper Government Invests in Agri-Food Industry

Posted August 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of BC’s agri-food industry.

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Educational Training

Canada Contributes to Increasing Food Security and Promoting Public Health in Haiti

Posted August 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, visited an important initiative that is inc…

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Educational Training

Governments of Canada and Nunavut finalize agreements to help people in Nunavut get jobs

Posted September 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, alo…

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Educational Training

2014 Discovery Grants and Scholarships Competition Results

Posted June 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Susan, for getting us started and for that kind introduction.

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Harper Government Investment in High Tech Equipment Advances Alberta’s Micro and Nanotechnology Industry

Posted July 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $3.3 million toward the purchase and installation of specialized advanced manufacturing and product development equipment at the A…

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Educational Training

Government of Canada supports the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund First United Church project

Posted July 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), will announce Government of Canada support through the New Horizons for Seniors Program to fund First United Church project.

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion #17

Posted July 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, a lot of confusion about stuff like climate change, evolution, and a whole bunch of other scientific issues lately! This article discusses how equal time is not really appropriate for a clearly false or uninformed position! The metaphor that a coin has two sides is a powerful one, and the temptation to look at […]

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