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    Acadia University

    Acadia University is located in Wolfville, NS. In 1828, the Baptist Education Society of Nova Scotia founded Horton Academy in Horton [Wolfville], NS. Ten years later in 1838, the Baptists established Queen's College, sharing the Horton facilities.

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    Algoma University College

    Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, Ont, was established in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. The campus is constructed around a fine old building that originally housed the Shingwauk Indian Residential School.

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    Association for Canadian Studies (ACS)

    Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Montreal, the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) started out as a learned society with over 150 institutional and 600 individual members. It sought to act upon key recommendations from T.H.B Symons’ study To Know Ourselves (1975) that pointed to a considerable gap in knowledge on the part of Canadians about the country. The ACS proposed to address this situation by promoting knowledge about Canada through teaching, research, and publications.

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    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

    The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) dates from 1911 and assumed its present name in 1965. Its members are Canada's public and private, not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges.

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    Athabasca University

    Canada’s leading provider of ​distance and online university education, Athabasca University is a public institution whose main campus is located in ​Athabasca, ​Alberta.

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    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame

    Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, located in Wilcox, Sask, was founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity of St Louis as Notre Dame of the Prairies.

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    Augustana University College

    Augustana University College in Camrose, Alberta, was established by Norwegian pioneers in 1910 as Camrose Lutheran College.

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    Banff Centre for Continuing Education

    The Banff Centre for Continuing Education began in 1933 as a special summer program sponsored by the University of Alberta's Division of Continuing Education.

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    Bedford Institute of Oceanography

    The Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), located at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was founded in 1962.

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    Bible Schools

    Bible colleges, institutes and seminaries are mainly sponsored by the Evangelical Protestant churches in Canada, although there are several Roman Catholic institutions in Canada. One of the first lay colleges in North America was established by T. Dewitt Talmage in 1872, in a church in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Bishop Strachan School

    The Bishop Strachan School is an all-girls independent school in Toronto. It was founded in 1867, and today remains committed to its original mission of preparing young women to be leaders.

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    Bishop’s University

    Bishop’s University is a public anglophone university located in the Lennoxville borough of the town of Sherbrooke, Québec. It primarily offers undergraduate programs. One of the smallest and oldest universities in Canada, Bishop’s boasts a campus with 550 acres of green space.

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    Brandon University

     Brandon U offers both undergraduate and graduate courses in arts, science, education and music. It is currently the home base for the SCOPE (Study of Cultural Adaptations in the Canadian Prairie Ecozone) project.

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    Brock University

    In the late 1950s, there was growing public support for the establishment of a university in the Niagara region, so that young people could obtain a good education locally.

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    Canada's University System Ailing

    AS A RULE OF THUMB, it's rarely a good idea for governments to play Hood Robin: taking money from the poor so they can spend it on the rich. Yet that's what the government of Quebec is doing as it sets university tuition fees.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on September 6, 2004

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