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Go Vinci backpack’s outer display makes each pack a unique work of art

Go Vinci backpack’s outer display makes each pack a unique work of art

Go Vinci backpacks in three eye-catching colors – magenta, blue and lime-green – to suit every kid’s preference

Preschoolers and elementary students going back to school this fall can now personalize their school bag with the new Go Vinci backpack. It features a clear, framed outer display that showcases its owner’s latest work of art, doubling as a drawing table and a backpack to store school necessities.

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BC teachers need a reality check on wages and benefits

BC teachers need a reality check on wages and benefits

Troy Media – by Niels Veldhuis and Peter Cowley

Given the current fiscal climate – the BC government’s significant deficit ($1.4 billion over the next two years) – and comparisons with the income of average BC families, now is hardly the time for BC teachers to be asking for more. Rather than give in to the demands of the BC Teachers Federation, Premier Christy Clark should ensure the next collective agreement ties teacher pay to performance. Continue Reading

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Canada invests $116 million in new research

Canada invests $116 million in new research

Minister of State, Science and Technology Gary Goodyear recently announced a significant federal investment in the development of research talent among Canada’s top graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the social sciences and humanities.

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Earth’s first Trojan asteroid discovered by Alberta scientist

Earth’s first Trojan asteroid discovered by Alberta scientist

Athabasca University’s Dr. Martin Connors and two colleagues confirmed recently the existence of the first-known Trojan asteroid associated with Earth. The July 28 edition of Nature magazine also highlights the Trojan, which scientists are calling ‘2010 TK7’.

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Better pipeline materials focus of new research agreement between Canada and universities

Better pipeline materials focus of new research agreement between Canada and universities

Ottawa signed recently research agreements with the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta to support materials innovations, with a focus on emerging technologies for new pipelines to be located in Northern Canada.

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Most students employed this summer, small number run their own businesses

Most students employed this summer, small number run their own businesses

Majority of post-secondary students have found employment for summer

A new survey by BMO Bank of Montreal shows that 69 percent of Canadian post-secondary students have found a summer job as businesses increase their hiring for the busy summer season. Only 19 percent say they were still looking for summer employment.

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New online tool to help Alberta employers understand foreign-earned education

New online tool to help Alberta employers understand foreign-earned education

A new online tool will soon launch to help employers and human resources professionals understand academic credentials earned abroad. The tool will improve the attraction and retention of newcomers to aid in addressing the Alberta’s looming labour shortage.

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Alberta high school completion rate continues to improve

Alberta high school completion rate continues to improve

More young Albertans earning high school diplomas

Alberta’s three-year high school completion rate jumped to 72.6 percent in 2010 from 71.5 percent in 2009. The increase follows efforts by school boards, teachers, parents, communities and government stressing the importance of completing secondary education.

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DeSmogBlog only Canadian entry on TIME magazine’s The Best Blogs of 2011

DeSmogBlog only Canadian entry on TIME magazine’s The Best Blogs of 2011

TIME magazine recognized Vancouver-based climate change and energy website DeSmogBlog.com as one of The Best Blogs of 2011. It is the only Canadian blog in the list, which recognizes the top 25 blogs from across the Internet

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Stelmach gov’t can’t get its education message straight, charge critics

Stelmach gov’t can’t get its education message straight, charge critics

By Christopher Walsh, reporter

The Ed Stelmach government is sending a mixed message when it comes to education commitments, say opposition critics and the teachers association. Continue Reading

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