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Universitas Brawijaya developing digital halal certification system for Indonesian MSMEs

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Nov 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - University Brawijaya (UB/Unibraw) is developing a digital halal certification system for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, as part of the Reverse Linkage Project.

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  • Malang, East Java, Indonesia, Nov 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - University Brawijaya (UB/Unibraw) is developing a digital halal certification system for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia, as part of the Reverse Linkage Project.
  • According to the head of the project team, Dr. Hagus Tarno, the system will archive documents from the processing stage through to certification.
  • "MSMEs that will apply for halal certification through Brawijaya University will be directed to a system that will assist them to check which documents must be prepared and filled out.
  • The project for developing a halal digital system received US$2.06 million funding for two years (2021-23) from Serunai Malaysia and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), he said.

IIROC Welcomes New Board Director and Thanks Outgoing Director Debra Doucette brings over 35 years of industry experience to IIROC's board

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 6:42pm

Holly A. Benson, who served on IIROC's board for almost seven years, will step down from her role as industry director, effective November 24, 2021, due to her retirement from the industry.

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  • Holly A. Benson, who served on IIROC's board for almost seven years, will step down from her role as industry director, effective November 24, 2021, due to her retirement from the industry.
  • Doucette, who has worked in the investment industry for over 35 years, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Odlum Brown Limited, a full-service investment firm headquartered in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Doucette is a board member of Providence Health Care, Drug Free Kids Canada, the UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board and the Alumni UBC Board of Directors.
  • Debra is also a former Industry Director and Chair of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Beyond Med School: MEDSKL works with RBC to launch free online financial education for medical students

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 6:08pm

MEDSKL, a leading e-learning platform which reaches medical students from more than 400 universities globally, aims to tackle this issue with the launch of a dedicated financial literacy channel.

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  • MEDSKL, a leading e-learning platform which reaches medical students from more than 400 universities globally, aims to tackle this issue with the launch of a dedicated financial literacy channel.
  • Financeology: where medicine, business and personal finance intersect will help medical students and new doctors improve their knowledge of personal finance and practice efficiency.
  • "We have partnered with over 200 leading specialists to help teach students around the world how to be better clinicians.
  • "We've worked with MEDSKL to co-create financial content that's relevant to medical students in the early stages of their careers," said Flora Do, Vice President, RBC Healthcare.

University of Phoenix Competency-Based Master of Business Administration Degree Reports Successful Shorter Completion Time for Students

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 8:32pm

University of Phoenix reports that its accredited competency-based Master of Business Administration (MBA-CB) degree program, intended to fast-track students who demonstrate on-the-job skills, has 83% of students completing the degree program within 12 months.

Key Points: 
  • University of Phoenix reports that its accredited competency-based Master of Business Administration (MBA-CB) degree program, intended to fast-track students who demonstrate on-the-job skills, has 83% of students completing the degree program within 12 months.
  • The University of Phoenix MBA-CB is intended for professionals who want to expedite their degree program by leveraging their on-the-job experience.
  • The University of Phoenix also offers a traditional MBA program, which takes approximately 16 months to complete.
  • University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world.

HBCU Students Encouraged to Lead Social Change During Inaugural UNCF Virtual Social Justice Week

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 3:39pm

From Nov. 15-18, UNCF hosted over 300 viewers on Zoom and other social media channels to virtually share knowledge from a select group of moderators and panelists during UNCFs inaugural Social Justice Week.

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  • From Nov. 15-18, UNCF hosted over 300 viewers on Zoom and other social media channels to virtually share knowledge from a select group of moderators and panelists during UNCFs inaugural Social Justice Week.
  • "This inaugural Social Justice Week was very important because we dedicated themes each day of the week that affect our HBCU campuses and students.
  • To continue the great work of the week, UNCF is encouraging students to participate in two scholars' programs.
  • Social Justice Week was a huge success because of the efforts of so many UNCF members and supporters.

New England College of Optometry Partners with Noodle to Build a Distance Education Doctor of Optometry Program

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 2:15pm

BOSTON and NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- New England College of Optometry (NECO), the longest continually operating college of optometry in the country, today announced plans to develop a distance education doctor of optometry program in partnership with Noodle , the country's fastest-growing online learning network.

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  • BOSTON and NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- New England College of Optometry (NECO), the longest continually operating college of optometry in the country, today announced plans to develop a distance education doctor of optometry program in partnership with Noodle , the country's fastest-growing online learning network.
  • "Students are increasingly interested in flexible learning opportunities that blend the best of virtual education with in-person clinical experiences.
  • Noodle's expertise in digital technologies and services solutions will help our academic team create the most engaging, impactful program," said Dr. Howard Purcell, President of NECO.
  • The proposed program will require review and approval by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) in order to begin student recruitment.

The State of Consumer Spending: Gen Z Influencing All Generations to Make Sustainability-First Purchase Decisions

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Fully three-quarters of Gen Z consumers said that sustainability was more important to them than the brand name when making purchase decisions.

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  • Fully three-quarters of Gen Z consumers said that sustainability was more important to them than the brand name when making purchase decisions.
  • Gen Z, the demographic cohort born after 1997, has historically been the most vocal about the health of the planet.
  • In fact, consumers across all generationsfrom Baby Boomers to Gen Zare now willing to spend more for sustainable products.
  • Just two years ago, only 58 percent of consumers across all generations were willing to spend more for sustainable options.

Inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health held 24 November in hybrid format in Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 11:49am

HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) will take place on 24 November 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in a hybrid format, offering both online and in-person participation. Running on the theme "Shaping a Resilient and Sustainable Future", the summit aims at building an international investment and business exchange platform to promote dialogue and collaboration between the biotech, medical and healthcare sectors in Hong Kong, Mainland China and across the globe, and to explore investment opportunities. The summit will also highlight Hong Kong's advantages as a scientific research and business platform for the medical and healthcare sectors.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) will take place on 24 November 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in a hybrid format, offering both online and in-person participation.
  • More than 70 speakers from around the world, including senior government officials, investors, influential business leaders, financial and professional service providers, as well as renowned academics from related sectors, will participate in the event online or in person.
  • Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Dr Peter K N Lam, Chairman of the HKTDC, and Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO), will address the Opening Session.
  • This will help industry participants to explore business opportunities and options in sustainable development.

Inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health held 24 November in hybrid format in Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 11:06am

HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) will take place on 24 November 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in a hybrid format, offering both online and in-person participation.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) will take place on 24 November 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in a hybrid format, offering both online and in-person participation.
  • More than 70 speakers from around the world, including senior government officials, investors, influential business leaders, financial and professional service providers, as well as renowned academics from related sectors, will participate in the event online or in person.
  • Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Dr Peter K N Lam, Chairman of the HKTDC, and Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO), will address the Opening Session.
  • This will help industry participants to explore business opportunities and options in sustainable development.

Capstone Development Partners and Harrison Street to Develop On-Campus Mixed-Use Student Housing Project in Public Private Partnership at University of Washington Bothell

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 11:00am

The new development will also include a 15,000-square-foot dining facility and 20,000 square feet of office space for university services and administration.

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  • The new development will also include a 15,000-square-foot dining facility and 20,000 square feet of office space for university services and administration.
  • Capstone Management Partners will operate and manage the project in coordination with the University.
  • Capstone Development Partners, LLC is a leading student housing developer in the on-campus and university-affiliated student housing market.
  • Since 1997, the principals of Capstone have partnered with 70 public and private colleges and universities and delivered more than 46,000 beds of student housing nationwide.