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Algoma University Partners with Industry Leaders Unity and Amuka Esports

(BRAMPTON, ON- May 25, 2022): Algoma University has announced the establishment of two new partnerships with industry leaders that will support the development of a new Unity Centre of Excellence on AU’s growing campus in Brampton’s emerging Innovation District as well as new academic programming tied to the business side of the esports industry offered through the University’s School of Business and Economics.

Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D content has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Algoma University which will pave the way for a new Unity Centre of Excellence. The initiative will allow students to engage in a wide range of training opportunities based on the Unity programming platform, while further supporting Algoma’s Special Mission.

Amuka Esports, Canada’s leader in esports tournaments, venues and leagues has partnered with the Algoma University School of Business & Economics on exciting new programming that will give students the opportunity to learn the foundations of the growing esports industry. The Business of Esports- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Specialization and The Business of Esports Certificate will introduce students to the world of esports through the business management and development lens. The programming will provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical applications needed to pursue professional careers in the growing esports industry.

“The partnerships announced today will further align educational programming offered by Algoma University within the expanding Innovation District in the heart of Downtown Brampton,” shared Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University. “Esports is one of the fastest-growing industries within the sector helping to prepare our students for the careers of tomorrow. In addition, the learning opportunities provided through the Unity Centre of Excellence align with Algoma’s Special Mission by supporting social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion priorities.”

These new partnerships will further Algoma’s expansion of in-demand, innovative Computer Science and Business related programming, and contribute to the upskilling and re-skilling needs of Brampton’s growing IT sector and beyond. The Unity Centre of Excellence and the addition of esports programming will further position Algoma University as a key player in the development of Brampton’s Innovation District by supporting business growth, entrepreneurial start-ups and student learning across a wide range of industry applications.

The Business of Esports programming is launching in September 2022 with both in-person and online options available to prospective students. Further details on the Unity Centre of Excellence are also expected to be announced by late Fall.

 

About Algoma University
Algoma University, established in Sault Ste. Marie in 1965, offers a wide range of degrees and certificates spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines. The University also offers programming at campus locations in Brampton and Timmins. Algoma University has a Special Mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous populations and other communities.  For more information, please visit www.algomau.ca.

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Beaux Arts Gallery Open Photographic Art Exhibition

Beaux Arts Gallery Open Photographic Art Exhibition!

Brampton, Ontario: For Immediate Release

Beaux Arts Brampton continues to be the hotbed for visual arts in Brampton as it debuts its Open Photographic Art Exhibition juried by the renowned, Edward Moffat and sponsored by the Downtown Brampton BIA. With entries from artists across the Greater Toronto Area enthralled with the theme, this show is sure to captivate audiences with all its stark photography. Beaux Arts asked artists to show the worlds they found that belonged solely to the world of black and white photography, to capture the intersection of what is, and what is felt. This show runs from Wednesday, May 4th to Saturday, June 4th, 2022 in Beaux Arts’ new gallery space, located at 16 Queen St. East, in downtown Brampton.

“The exhibition theme of black and white has been conveyed with both elegance and modernity by the exhibiting artists, garnering new perspective for viewers, and bring out a new side of the ‘mundane.’ A thought-provoking show not to miss!” says Gallery Chair, Tyler Andrews, and Operations Manager, Josephine Condotta.

Edward Moffat is a Photographic Artist living in Brampton. He does portraiture, commercial photography, and videography through moffatcreative.ca. Clients using his work include Voortmans Cookies, IBM, The Ontario Telemedicine Network, RBC, Panasonic, Canada Border Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Distillery District Magazine, and The IT Media Group around North America. Fashion and various forms of portraiture work have taken him coast to coast in Canada. He has been published in Canada, the US and Mexico.

Beaux Arts Gallery is committed to engaging with artists at various levels in their careers to present their work in a supportive environment that fosters understanding of complex subjects and diverse set of ideas. Beaux Arts collaborative exhibitions, programs, and special events offer education, inspiration and celebration to foster critical thinking, positive social cohesion, and public engagement with ART.  Beaux Arts is a not-for-profit gallery operating successfully since 2002. Beaux Arts was founded by the Brampton Arts Council & dedicated visual artists, with the support of the City of Brampton, Downtown Brampton BIA, Trillium, and many volunteers, members & private sponsors.  If you wish to purchase an artwork or rent our space, please visit the website at: www.beauxartsbrampton.org.

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Info@beauxartsbrampton.org
Gallery Chair, Tyler Andrews
Beaux Arts Brampton, 16 Queen St E
905-454-5677

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MP Sahota: More than 380 Canada Summer Jobs Opportunities Available to Youth in Brampton North

CSJ 2022

News Release
For Immediate Release
MP Sahota: More than 380 Canada Summer Jobs Opportunities Available to Youth in Brampton North
02/05/2022 – Ruby Sahota, the Member of Parliament for Brampton North, knows that young people across Canada – particularly those facing barriers to employment – have been acutely affected by the loss of jobs caused by the pandemic. Recognizing that the energy and talent of young people is a powerful engine for our economic recovery, the Federal Liberal government is working with employers across the country to help them find meaningful, high-quality jobs.
“I am proud to announce that this year, through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, more than 380 employment opportunities are available to youth in Brampton North,” said MP Sahota. “These jobs, as well as the more than 140,000 employment opportunities, created through the CSJ program across Canada can be found on jobbank.gc.ca/youth and the Job Bank mobile app for young people between the ages of 15 and 30.”
This year, CSJ is prioritizing projects that support youth who have not completed high school or who are not currently enrolled in an education or training program, as well as Black, Indigenous and racialized young people, youth with disabilities, and youth from the LGBTQ2+ community. By providing all youth equitable opportunities to develop their skills, CSJ can help them to succeed in the job market.
This investment builds on the government’s ongoing actions taken to support all Canadians, as highlighted in Budget 2022, which is about growing Canada’s economy, creating good jobs, and building a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
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For media inquiries, please contact:
Karen Dadwan
Ruby.Sahota@parl.gc.ca

 

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