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OCADU turns its eyes toward a digital future

In a rapidly technologizing world, OCAD University is meeting the evolution of art and design head-on with its Digital Futures Initiative. The initiative explores the creative possibilities of digital technologies through new cross-disciplinary programs, research laboratories and partnerships. “We’...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 12:30 PM

Get in on the action at Horseshoe's Adventure Park

From zipping and rolling, to sliding and climbing, the new Adventure Park at Horseshoe Resort is giving visitors the opportunity to experience all kinds of action this summer. The park is part of a $4.25-million investment that Horseshoe, located just north of Barrie, is putting toward resort...

Monday, June 28, 2010, 11:30 AM

Toronto student living in a glass world

During a trip to Italy several years ago, Silvia Taylor observed a Venetian glass master hot sculpting — a delicate, labour-intensive process involving the gathering and shaping of molten glass using special tools. It was at the moment she realized what glass could offer. "It was really inspiring...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 1:30 PM

The citydweller's guide to honing a green thumb

Torontonians can hone their green thumb with a variety of gardening classes available around the city this spring and summer. For those looking to get a head start on their planting, the Toronto Botanical Garden launches a new series of five workshops this week in partnership with the Toronto...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 1:30 PM

Make learning fashionable

By day, Sarah Dash works at a bank. But in her downtime, her craft involves a needle and thread. “I do alterations as a hobby and I’ve sewn for different people,” she says. “Sometimes I [also] make garments from scratch … I look at it more as a hobby, but at the same time I’m able to make money on...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 5:32 AM

Centennial College launches Islamic finance course

Centennial College is aiming to enhance Toronto’s global standing as a financial services hub with the launch of an Islamic finance course this May. The school is the first training provider to offer the course in association with the London-based Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11:30 AM

Valentine's Day for the single girl

Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. For all the single folk out there, this holiday of love is the perfect opportunity to celebrate independence, friendship or the spirit of charity.Love yourselfYou can make Valentine’s a day for guilty indulgences, says Ali de Bold, founder of the popular...

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 9:30 AM

Unleash your creativity and save cash with DIY wedding planning

For the budget-conscious couple, a do-it-yourself wedding is not only a way to save, but also a perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity. We asked Genève McNally, principal planner at Vancouver’s DreamGroup Productions Inc., and Liz Bourguignon, wedding and events director at Bridal Solutions...

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 10:30 AM

Get face time with the wedding industry at Toronto bridal shows

Toronto is playing host to a number of bridal shows this month that will have you covered from engagement to honeymoon. These shows are a great opportunity to meet the industry in person, says Catherine Lash of the Wedding Co., which annually presents The Wedding Show at the Carlu. “A large part...

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 9:30 AM

UOIT assistant professor fights for abused women

In the early ’90s, Molly Dragiewicz was majoring in women’s studies at the University of Arizona. The young student often found what she was hearing in the news unsettling.“There were a lot of stories in the media that were really nasty to victims of campus sexual assault," she recalls. “People...

Monday, December 7, 2009, 10:40 AM

Centennial makeup courses a hit

It started with browsing through makeup how-to videos on YouTube. For broadcasting graduate Jennifer Francis, the hobby soon turned into a second career opportunity.“Once you watch one, you get addicted (and then) you want to pursue it,” she says. “I thought it’d be super cool if I could do more...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 4:31 AM

For the love of chocolate

Starting in January, budding chocolate artisans can hone their craft — and indulge their sweet tooth — in a new continuing education program at George Brown College.The professional chocolatier certificate will give students the skills to work with the tricky product and create treats ranging from...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 4:20 AM

Centennial makes recycling fashionable

Centennial College is asking community members to open their closets for a charitable initiative that is also good for the environment.The school’s Ecodepot event, which hosts its third cycle this week, offers students gently used clothing and accessories that are suitable for job interviews and...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 3:39 AM

Extra-curricular activities linked to well-being, success

Students looking for experiences beyond the academic can find plenty of opportunities right on campus.At the University of Calgary, Kat Lord has gone from taking part in extra-curricular activities to actively getting other students involved in them, part of her duties as the vice-president events...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 5:30 AM

Latch on to Tentacles

The real and virtual worlds collide in the guise of strange sea creatures in Tentacles, a new iPhone application developed by a Toronto-based team.The app, which debuted at this year’s Nuit Blanche, was co-developed by the York University Mobile Media Lab, the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab (CFC)...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 5:17 AM

York launches science, technology program

Cathy Barrett may not have grown up in the web age, but that hasn’t stopped her from embracing it.“Even though I’m a child of the ’60s and ’70s, the Internet and the sort of ‘instant access to data’ — I’m in nirvana when I’ve got that,” says Barrett, 50, who has worked as a medical secretary and in...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 10:39 AM

Courses can help even novice cooks impress

When it comes to weekends and special occasions, preparing a great meal for family and friends can be the cherry on top of the sundae.Now, even novice cooks can impress thanks to two new continuing education courses at Humber College, Brunch and Holiday Entertaining in the Kitchen.These are just...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 7:55 AM

Culinary classes eaten up

How do you de-bone a chicken? What is the best way to temper chocolate? And just what in the world is nigiri? Chef Frederick Oh has the answers for you.The world-renowned chef is the primary instructor at the Richmond Hill Culinary Arts Centre, which has partnered with Seneca College to offer an...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 7:49 AM

Centennial offers options for aspiring mechanics

Skills Jeremy Lemco really likes cars. And as the Grade 11 student was weighing his career options last year, he decided to take his hobby a step further.“I thought, hey, why don’t I just be a mechanic?” he recalls. “I like cars, I like looking at and seeing how cars work, all that stuff — so why...

Monday, July 27, 2009, 10:31 AM

George Brown eyes two new post-grad certificates for nurses

Upgrading your skills can give you a leg up in any industry, and health care is no exception. Soon, registered nurses looking to boost their knowledge will have more options thanks to the introduction of two new post-graduate certificate programs at George Brown College.The family practice nursing...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 4:53 AM