Kevin Dickie (Credit: Acadia University)
Acadia University has selected Kevin Dickie as its new Director of Athletics. Dickie—a long-time coach currently stationed as Director of Athletics at the University of New Brunswick—said of the appointment that “I’ll always appreciate the opportunity UNB gave me six years ago, but I’m really looking forward to taking my skills and experience to Acadia. The commitment Acadia’s senior leadership team has shown to make me a part of the Acadia family is a wonderful opportunity for me as well as Cindy and our two boys. We’re looking forward to coming to Acadia and back to the Valley. Acadia is headed in a very positive direction and it’s going to be exciting to be part of it.” [Acadia University] Chancellor Henry Champ has been approved to serve a second term at Brandon University. Champ, who is also a Brandon University alum and . . . → Read More: Movers and Shakers: Kevin Dickie Director of Athletics at Acadia, Henry Champ’s 2nd Term at Brandon
The British Columbia Institute of Technology is launching two new Masters degrees—Building Science: a Master of Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Building Science.
These new degrees, which offer applied Master’s training experience, are the first of their kind to be offered in Western Canada. The programs will be structured to combine science-based knowledge and building-industry skill sets. Each degree can be completed either full-time or part-time.
“BCIT is an active participant in applied research, and these Master’s programs will enable BCIT and the Building Science Centre of Excellence to further contribute to the prosperity of British Columbia,” says Don Wright, President of BCIT. “This achievement is the result of the leadership and direction of Wayne Hand and Fitsum Tariku of the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment, as well as the efforts of many faculty, staff, and students.”
BCIT launches first-ever Building Science Masters’ . . . → Read More: Program Notes: BCIT Introduces New Building Science Masters’ Degrees
Extra! Extra! Breaking news: the new Master of Journalism program offered jointly from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University has now been officially approved by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC).
This MPHEC approval officially completes the developmental stage of this 10-month program, which can now begin with its first cohort of graduate students in June.
The MJ degree involves a 10-month program specializing in multimedia digital reporting, investigative and entrepreneurial journalism. Students—who generally will have either prior practical experience or a Bachelor’s degree in journalism—are able to choose between two streams: investigative reporting and new ventures.
Want to give the program a go? Applications will be accepted until March 15.
King’s Master of Journalism Approved by MPHEC [University of King's College]
Athabasca University will soon be offering the credential of a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture.
Recently approved by the Alberta Government, the program will be available through the RAIC Centre for Architecture. Initial professional practice courses will be offered starting as early as this spring.
“We are very pleased to see this program offered through Athabasca University. It will soon provide students across Canada with a path into the profession of architecture based on a unique work-study program that includes employment experience in the office of an Architect,” said Stuart Howard, FRAIC President, Architecture Canada.
Graduate Diploma in Architecture launched [Athabasca University]
Thinking of studying environmental science? One of Canada’s premier programs has received a boost of recognition with national accreditation.
Acadia University’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is now a Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC) accredited program—one of only three in the country.
The program, launched in 1995, provides on a mixture of traditional science studies with coursework in policy and law—to produce graduates with a knowledge-base suited to a diverse array of environmental careers.
Acadia’s Vice-President, academic, Dr. Tom Herman, supports the program. “Graduates of Acadia’s environmental science program have gone on to successful careers in industry, public policy, and education,” said Dr. Herman. “We are seeing an increased level of interest in this field from students entering the sciences who see a career path in a field that directly addresses our planet’s sustainability. We believe student interest in this program will continue to grow and Acadia’s . . . → Read More: Program Notes: Acadia’s Bachelor of Environmental Science Gains CEAC Accreditation