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Above Provincial Average

Educators and students at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) have reason to celebrate! Students at the Durham District School Board are achieving above provincial average on Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Assessments. Assessment results for DDSB indicate that students have improved in all six areas tested. In Grades 3 and Grade 6, Reading, … Continue reading

Tech Talent in Durham

In a recent report released by Commercial Real Estate Services Canada (CBRE), Oshawa was ranked as one of Canada’s top twelve markets for tech talent. Twenty Canadian cities were ranked according to their competitive advantages and appeal to tech-talent workers and tech employers. Oshawa moved up two spots this year! Visit the City of Oshawa … Continue reading

Challenges for Newcomers

According to The Star, more than half of the newcomers arriving in Canada are economic migrants prioritized by the Canadian immigration system to address our declining population and need for skilled workers. Many move to Canada because it is perceived to be a country that is open and kind to all people. Kleber Gabriel, a … Continue reading

Education in Ontario

Ontario is updating the education system to focus on financial literacy – students in grades 4-12 will now learn how to make informed financial decisions. The Ministry of Education’s financial literacy strategy includes four key components: citizenship, economic understanding, personal finances, and consumer awareness. Learn more about the strategy. Ontario has also expressed a commitment … Continue reading

Certified Threat Intelligence in Durham

Last month, CISO Forum Canada, an international Information Security event was held in Niagara Falls. The Durham Region was amply represented! Students and faculty of Durham College’s Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) and the AI Hub helped organize the dynamic event. Representatives from the City of Oshawa, Town of Ajax and Town … Continue reading

Ontario Universities Fair

Twenty-one Ontario universities will be together in one place at Canada’s largest educational fair. More than 130,000 students, parents and educators will be in Toronto for the 3-day event this fall. From September 27-29, learn about Ontario Universities at the Metro Convention Centre from 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission is free! Take this opportunity to ask questions, attend … Continue reading

Laurentian Tuition Waiver

At Laurentian University, youth in extended society care are eligible to apply for full tuition exemption for courses. The program, first approved in 2012, is available again this year. It will support students who are pursuing their first post-secondary degree, full-time or part-time. A Laurentian grad and former youth-in-care student, Jane Kovarikova, championed the initiative. … Continue reading