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October 1, 2021
Conestoga community marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Several virtual events and initiatives held across the Conestoga community marked Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation....


September 3, 2021
Conestoga launches Technical Communication program

A new graduate certificate program at Conestoga will provide learners with the skills to communicate complex technical content to specialists...


July 12, 2021
Grant will support Indigenous land-based practices and knowledge

Conestoga will receive $360,000 in federal funding over the next three years to support an applied research project focused on...


June 16, 2021
Indigenous teaching garden takes root

Conestoga’s Indigenous Studies program and Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) have collaborated to develop the Indigenous Studies Teaching Garden at the...


April 4, 2021
Conestoga professor delivers keynote for International Mother Language Day at UICEH

Conestoga professor Dr. Rita Palacios delivered a virtual keynote presentation at a conference hosted by the Universidad Intercultural del Estado...


January 25, 2021
New IELTS location opens in Brantford

Conestoga has opened a new lELTS location at the college’s Brantford campus to serve the needs of a growing community....


November 1, 2020
New Conestoga website launches

A large-scale joint project led by Conestoga’s Solution Design & Delivery, Marketing, and Corporate Communications teams, has resulted in the...


July 20, 2020
Conestoga awarded active learning education grant

Conestoga has been awarded an Active Learning Center Grant from Steelcase Education. Open to schools, colleges and universities in Canada,...


June 26, 2020
School of Interdisciplinary Studies welcomes new dean

Conestoga appointed Shawn Brake to the role of dean to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in early February. The announcement...


April 8, 2020
Conestoga celebrates International Women's Day

The Conestoga community celebrated International Women's Day (IWD) on March 9 with activities across campuses that included a panel discussion,...


February 12, 2020
Conestoga student, faculty share traditional knowledge with Mexico's Indigenous communities

Three members of the Conestoga community travelled to Mexico in December to participate in a short study tour. The visit...


February 9, 2020
Conestoga's Annual Traditional Pow Wow celebrates milestone

Conestoga's Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) welcomed more than 2,000 guests to the college's Annual Traditional Pow Wow on February 8....


January 27, 2020
eText program delivers benefits and savings

Since it was first piloted in 2016, Conestoga’s eText program has grown to involve more than 13,700 students spanning nearly...


January 21, 2020
Building capacity: New campus opens in Waterloo

It was an announcement that almost no one expected, but it drew an immediate standing ovation from the crowd of...


November 17, 2019
Conestoga graduates nominated for Premier's Awards

Seven Conestoga alumni are among the nearly 120 Ontario college graduates who have been nominated for Premier’s Awards this year....


November 11, 2019
Alumni of Distinction honoured at awards ceremony

Eight of Conestoga’s outstanding alumni were recognized for their contributions to their professions and their community at the college’s Alumni...


November 11, 2019
Language classes connect newcomers to government services

As part of their government services learning module, students in Conestoga’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes recently...


March 18, 2019
Conestoga celebrates International Women's Day

The Conestoga community celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with activities at the Doon campus that included a panel...


February 15, 2019
Language Lab named in honour of TMMC partnership

A new Language Technology Lab at Conestoga’s John W. Tibbits campus in Waterloo has been named in recognition of Toyota...


January 25, 2019
Conestoga receives grant for Indigenous research

Conestoga has received nearly $50,000 in funding from the new Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants, a new federal program...


January 14, 2019
New students welcomed at Orientation

This winter, the Conestoga community welcomed approximately 1,750 new students to the college during Orientation, held January 3 and 4...


November 16, 2018
Members of Conestoga Language Institute present at TESL conference

Seven members of the Conestoga community presented at the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Ontario’s 46th annual...


October 18, 2018
Conestoga community celebrates cultural diversity

The Conestoga community kicked off Celebrating Cultural Diversity Week on October 15 with opening ceremonies at the Doon campus. The...


August 3, 2018
Aboriginal Services team receives Canada 150 award

Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services team has been honoured with a Kitchener South-Hespeler Canada 150 Award of Excellence. The award was presented...


July 20, 2018
Conestoga Library receives design award

On July 12, Conestoga’s Library Services team was honoured with a 2018 Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award from the...


March 23, 2018
Co-op employers and students honoured at celebration

To celebrate National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Week, Conestoga’s Career Centre and Co-operative Education and Corporate Training departments hosted an...


February 26, 2018
Conestoga co-op programs receive accreditation

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) has accredited 28 of Conestoga’s co-operative education programs. The accreditation demonstrates the...


October 6, 2017
Amazing 50 celebration visits Conestoga

On October 5, the Conestoga community welcomed the arrival of the Amazing 50 trailer. The unique 42-foot trailer has been...


May 22, 2017
Conestoga named Education Partner of the Year

Conestoga was named the Career Education Council's Education Partner of the Year at its Annual Business and Education Breakfast on...


March 27, 2017
Top employers and students honoured during National Co-op Week

In recognition of National Co-op Week, Conestoga’s School of Career & Academic Access, Department of Co-operative Education, and Corporate Training...


December 19, 2016
Federal and provincial governments invest in Conestoga expansion

Elected representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal governments joined members of the Conestoga community at the college’s North...


October 14, 2016
Conestoga honours outstanding graduates

Ten Conestoga graduates joined the ranks of the college’s Alumni of Distinction at a ceremony held on October 11 at...


July 4, 2016
English language training connects newcomers to the community

More than 30 student volunteers, along with program representatives from Conestoga’s LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) program, hosted...


May 9, 2014
Conestoga students take learning abroad

A group of Conestoga degree students have taken their learning overseas this spring as they participate in a new Liberal...


September 25, 2010
Giving Conestoga College Students The Tools For Success

McGuinty Government Investing In State-of-the-art College Equipment Students at Conestoga College are benefiting from the latest technologies and equipment as...


June 9, 2009
College-Wide Awards Honour Outstanding Students and Faculty

As part of the 41st Convocation ceremonies of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning on June 10-11, President...


November 20, 2008
Conestoga Open House to Showcase Programs, Services

In terms of enrolment, program numbers and program variety, Conestoga College has experienced tremendous growth in the past five years....


October 29, 2008
Conestoga Fall Convocation on November 1

The fall ceremony of the 40th Convocation of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning will take place on...


September 24, 2008
Conestoga College Enrolment Rises Significantly for Fall 2008

Enrolment in full-time, post-secondary programs at Conestoga College stands at 7,540 as of September 2008, according to the Office...


June 24, 2008
Conestoga Students Win Top Awards for Creativity

Homework really does pay off, as some first-year graphic design students found out. The students won approximately $1,800 in total...


May 22, 2008
College Education a Blue-Chip Investment, Study Finds

Ottawa, May 20, 2008 - How does a sure-fire 15 per cent return on investment sound? Too good to be...


March 17, 2008
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Government of Canada announces new funding for English-language training to help immigrants in Kitchener-Waterloo region Kitchener, March 17, 2008 -...


January 15, 2008
Conestoga Graphic Design students take silver in national competition

Ashley Cress and Lesley Richardson won a silver award this November at the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. The...


December 20, 2007
Conestoga Students Broadcasting Laurier Sports Events

WATERLOO - Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College have formed a partnership to video stream the Golden Hawks to the...


November 9, 2007
Conestoga Students Learn Hollywood Shooting Style

Senior students in Conestoga College's Broadcast Television Program are learning how to shoot big-screen Hollywood style. They’re completing film-look projects...


June 29, 2007
Retail Florist Students Win Toronto Competition Prizes

The students in Conestoga's Retail Florist program continue to earn praise and prizes for their imagination, creativity and technical excellence....


June 15, 2007
Turn Up the RODEO

What do you do with a Broadcasting Diploma from Conestoga College? You could become a broadcast technician, a traffic reporter,...


June 5, 2007
Lights! Camera! Higgins!

Michael Higgins, a video editor and camera operator for Bob Izumi's “Real Fishing Show”, is right where he hoped to...


March 15, 2007
Conestoga Students Earn Recognition from Ontario Flower Growers

The Ontario Flower Growers Co-operative recently held its 17th annual student floral design competition at its Mississauga headquarters. As has...


February 2, 2007
Conestoga students at the top of the pecking order

By ERIC MURPHY Two Conestoga College students placed first and second in a photography competition for the Chicken Farmers of...


December 13, 2006
Conestoga Student Wins Logo Design for Premier's Awards

Kevin Nunn of Kitchener has won $1,000 for his design of a logo to mark the 15th anniversary of...


December 12, 2006
Conestoga Graphics Student Wins Canadian Advertising Club Award

Lisa McCoy of Owen Sound, a third-year student in Conestoga College's Graphic Design program, has won the top honour in...


August 23, 2006
Conestoga Student Wins Prestigious National Scholarship

Kathleen Richardson of Kitchener, who has completed first-year studies in the Public Relations program of Conestoga College, has been...


July 7, 2006
Conestoga Students Bloom at Tulip Festival

The annual Tulip Festival in the National Capital Region is the world's largest. As in past festivals, the Retail Florist...


May 19, 2006
Advertising Students Win Growers' Association Branding Honours

Mushrooms matter. Not only are they a popular and versatile food, they're also a big business. Adam Frank of Kitchener...


May 18, 2006
College Students Re-brand Association

Conestoga Advertising students spearhead national mushroom marketing campaign and graduate into full-time jobs as Marketing Coordinators! KITCHENER , On. -...


May 18, 2006
Conestoga Graduates Earn International High Honours

Two of Conestoga's Graphic Design & Advertising graduates have recently received high awards at international competitions in advertising. Michelle Fortin,...


May 10, 2006
Something for Every Body

Conestoga's student newspaper Spoke is in the running for a national newspaper award, receiving a nomination in the best...


May 10, 2006
Broadcasting Students Receive Awards for Excellence

Sixteen students from Conestoga's three-year program in Broadcasting - Radio and Television are sharing $6,300 in awards as the outstanding...


March 14, 2006
Conestoga Students Earn Recognition at Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms is the largest annual flower and garden show in the nation. Produced by the Garden Club of Toronto...


October 28, 2004
Conestoga Graphics Student Wins Prestigious International Poster Contest

TMichael Blain of Waterloo, a third-year student in the Graphic Design program of Conestoga College, has been chosen international grand...


October 19, 2004
Conestoga College Enrollment Increases for Fall 2004

Enrolment in full-time, post-secondary programs at Conestoga College stands at 6,130 as of September 2004. This marks an increase of...


September 30, 2004
RBC Foundation Donates $20,000 to Conestoga

With its recent implementation of intensive, applied skills degree programs, Conestoga College is moving in a new direction, providing advanced...


June 16, 2004
College-Wide Awards Honour Outstanding Students, Alumni, Faculty

As part of the 36th Convocation ceremonies of Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning on June 16-17, President...


May 20, 2004
Conestoga Students Bloom at Tulip Festival

The annual Tulip Festival in the National Capital Region is the world's largest. The 51st edition of this annual celebration...