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The SAIT article needs to be greatly expanded. It should have the same content as the NAIT article, or the Mount Royal College article. It is among the leading post secondary institutions in Alberta.

  • First-generation EiC project talk page, October 2005 to 6-June-2006
  • Project creation, what infobox template should be used, lists of schools that need fixing
  • BC school district naming convention
  • Navigation boxes (footers)
  • Proposal for re-writing the EiC project
  • New EiC project talk page, 6-June-2006 to 16-June-2006 (with slight overlap into June 19)
  • Infobox: getting rid of the "last update" field
  • using WP:FN to cite external reference sources
  • expanding abbreviations in article titles; proposal for Naming convention project section
  • CEGEP/college organization within Quebec
  • AfD for BC schools
  • 17-June-2006 to 12-July-2006
  • Exemplar articles (or lack thereof)
  • Copyright template to use for school board logos
  • School pictures without articles
  • Colleges and universities
  • Categories for schools need to be broken into smaller groupings
  • Templates and structure/organization of articles on colleges and universities
  • Peel District School Board and "school families"
  • Stubs for schools need to be broken into smaller groupings
  • 13-June-2006 to 31-December-2006
  • Colleges and Universities categories
  • Abbreviations in school names and article titles
  • Captialization in section headings
  • AfD's and elementary schools
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Lester B. Pearson School Board
  • Grades for high schools in Quebec
  • Should the infobox have fields for telephone numbers
  • 1-January-2007 to 31-December-2008
  • Very small collection of comments; not much activity these past 2 years

Navbox usage query: Template:Education by subject[edit]

Second opinion requested. The Template:Education by subject has been added to many many articles... ie What links here ...Education in Alberta and Higher education in Nova Scotia amongst other student unions and colleges which really are not subjects of education. The articles such as Reading education make more sense as subjects of education. SriMesh | talk 04:14, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

There has also been advise given at Adminstration incidents and the incident has been referred to Navigation templates talk page with a {{RFCstyle}} discussion startup. SriMesh | talk 00:32, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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List of universities in the Canadian Prairies[edit]

I have nominated List of universities in the Canadian Prairies for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks, where editors may declare to "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here.--Kevlar (talkcontribs) 02:51, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Lists of universities of Canada[edit]

Several Canadian university lists have been nominated for a procedural Featured list removal here. After discussion at a couple venues, consensus emerged to delist these Featured lists and merge them into one large list, which will be submitted to FLC. Dabomb87 (talk) 17:35, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Categories for school districts in BC[edit]

Please note that school districts are not under regional district jurisdiction and have very different boundaries and are governed under another ministry. Schools and school districts should be classified by region rather than regional district, or by the municipality that they're in, if any (which constitute regions in their own way). Regional district categories are mistakenly used as region categories and should not be.Skookum1 (talk) 21:01, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

List of universities in Canada[edit]

I have nominated List of universities in Canada for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Rambo's Revenge (talk) 18:39, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Universities COTM Nomination[edit]

Hello WikiProject Education in Canada. I just wanted to let you all know that three universities handled by your WikiProject (Simon Fraser University, Université de Montréal, and University of Ottawa) have been nominated for next month's WikiProject Universities Collaboration of the Month. If you'd like to take advantage of this opportunity, be sure to vote for one of the universities. While you're there, consider helping improve one of our current Collaborations of the Month.

Happy editing! -Mabeenot (talk) 19:09, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Canadian-accredited schools abroad[edit]

I don't know if this is the best or correct place to bring up this topic, but I would like to bring to your attention this Canadian curriculum schools abroad. NorthernThunder (talk) 18:44, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Concordia University[edit]

Someone stealthily moved Concordia University again, without listing it at WP:RM, even though it has had a few WP:RM discussions in the past.

It was previously noted that the one in Montreal is the most prominent, in past discussions. (talk) 13:53, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Lethbridge Collegiate Institute[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. You are being notified as this project's banner is on the talk page. I have found some concerns which you can see at Talk:Lethbridge Collegiate Institute/GA1. I have placed the article on hold whilst these are fixed. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 04:57, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Assessing redirects[edit]

I have started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Canadian Wikipedians' notice board#Assessing redirects about whether we want to keep tagging redirects as part of the project. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 20:26, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Education in Canada articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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School Addresses in infoboxes[edit]

Folks, somebody is trying to reopen debate about keeping school street addresses in Infobox education in Canada. The discussion is here. PKT(alk) 16:08, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Renaming discussion taking place[edit]

I know this task force is very inactive, but just in case anyone happens to read this... There is a proposal to rename

This is taking place here: Ottawahitech (talk) 15:50, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

History of education in Canada[edit]

There is a need for a History of education in Canada article and category. The The Evolution of Education Museum will fit in with that somehow. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 03:47, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Fewer School Boards Act 1997 and 2013 Ontario Amalgamations[edit]

I am wondering whether we should not flag articles that refer to school boards that are now defunct due to the 1997 amalgamation for deletion? There is currently a proposal to look at amalgamating more boards this year. How will this affect current lists and articles? Genericplant (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:03, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Education in Canada at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

School notability RfC[edit]

An RfC that is taking place at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC on secondary school notability. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 21:39, 10 January 2017 (UTC)