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The end of history on tap at the Ship
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 24, 2006
On Tuesday Nov. 28, patrons of the Ship Pub in St. John’s can engage in a discussion about the end of history when Dr. Christopher Lockett presents a lecture entitled History's Better Angels: American Exceptionalism at the End....[continue]

Report shows little change in Saskatchewan’s child poverty rate
University of Regina | November 24, 2006
Saskatchewan’s child poverty rate has changed very little over the past year, according to a report card released today by the Social Policy Research Unit of the University of Regina’s Faculty of Social Work....[continue]

McCahan elected fellow of AAAS Engineering professor cited for contributions to education
University of Toronto | November 24, 2006
Professor Susan McCahan of mechanical engineering is among the 449 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be elected a fellow of the association, an honour recognizing scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows were announced Nov. 24 in the journal Science....[continue]

Pharmacy professor to establish program for internationally educated healthcare professionals More than half a million invested by federal government
University of Toronto | November 24, 2006
A recent federal government investment of $600,000 provides for the creation of an orientation program for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy....[continue]

President Naylor discusses higher education and the knowledge economy
University of Toronto | November 24, 2006
The President of the University of Toronto presented the following address to the Canadian Club of Toronto on Nov. 20, 2006:...[continue]

Mount Allison’s Brass Choir and Chamber Orchestra to perform, Nov. 28
Mount Allison University | November 24, 2006
The Mount Allison Brass Choir and Chamber Orchestra will present a varied program on Tuesday, November 28 at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium....[continue]

Statement on campus-dwelling wildlife
University of Waterloo | November 24, 2006
The University of Waterloo today announced it is striking a task force to examine how UW manages campus-dwelling wildlife that pose a risk....[continue]

Gwynne Dyer to lecture on China, India as emerging superpowers
Ryerson University | November 24, 2006
Award-winning journalist and lecturer Gwynne Dyer will explore the emerging powers of China and India on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m., School of Image Arts, 122 Bond St., Room IMA 307....[continue]

Student centre renamed in honour of Avie Bennett
York University | November 24, 2006
The Student Services Centre at York University’s Keele campus will be renamed officially today as The Bennett Centre for Student Services, in honour of Avie Bennett, former chancellor of the University.


We know what you look like, now we just need to find out your name
St. Mary's University | November 24, 2006

CME Profs in National News
University of Guelph | November 24, 2006
The research of three University of Guelph economists is featured today in the National Post and in several other Canadian newspapers....[continue]

Athletes of the week
Dalhousie University | November 24, 2006
The following athletes were honoured for the week ending Sunday, November 19....[continue]

Carleton University Faculty Win Prestige Fellowships
Carleton University | November 24, 2006
Nine Carleton University faculty members are the inaugural winners of the prestigious Carty Research Fellowships. These fellowships were recently established to provide seed funding to support innovative research initiatives and scholarly activities by faculty members who are within the first five years of their appointment at Carleton. Fellowships will be awarded annually....[continue]

U of C extends global reach with campus in Qatar
University of Calgary | November 24, 2006
The University of Calgary will bring state-of-the-art nursing education to the State of Qatar beginning in August 2007. The project is the largest overseas program developed to date by a Canadian university....[continue]

Memorial University presents Canada Research Chairs lecture, Deciphering the Seafloor
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 24, 2006
Memorial University will hold another in its series of Canada Research Chair lectures,Deciphering the Seafloor, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Irwin’s Road....[continue]

Brock Niagara Penguins receives funding from Ronald McDonald House Charities program
Brock University | November 24, 2006
Brock Niagara Penguins, administered through the Centre for Healthy Development through Sport and Physical Activity (CHDSPA) at Brock University, has received $30,500 in funding from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Grant Program....[continue]

Choyce memories
Dalhousie University | November 24, 2006
What do skunks, surfing, fog, baseball and a beloved grandmother's piano have to do with each other? These seemingly disparate topics are woven together in a funny and poignant new book from Lesley Choyce....[continue]

UBC Journalism Prof Stephen Ward Snags Best Book Prize for Work on Media Ethics
University of British Columbia | November 24, 2006
A probing look at journalism and ethics has garnered University of British Columbia Assoc. Prof. Stephen Ward this year’s award for best English-language book in the social sciences from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences....[continue]

t’s Time to RAK up some food for FEED
St. Mary's University | November 23, 2006
The Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Squad is hungry to do yet another good deed for the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)....[continue]

Carleton University Student Wins 2007 Rhodes Scholarship
Carleton University | November 23, 2006
Michael Urban, a Masters student with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, has just won a Rhodes Scholarship. He is the fourth known Carleton student to win this prestigious international scholarship....[continue]

Justin Trudeau to be ‘white-hatted’
University of Calgary | November 23, 2006
Keynote speaker Justin Trudeau to be ‘white-hatted’ at Faculty of Social Work’s 40th anniversary gala...[continue]

A letter to the Carleton community
Carleton University | November 23, 2006
I am deeply honoured that the Board of Governors has appointed me President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore. I am totally committed and passionate about our University and its future. I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that the University is moving forward on all fronts and in accordance with the plans we have put together at the beginning of this academic year....[continue]

U of G Student Hacky Sack World Champion
University of Guelph | November 23, 2006
A first year University of Guelph student is one of the top five Hacky Sack competitors in the world. Math student Jorden Moir brought two first place titles home last week from a footbag competition in Ithaca, New York. At the 2006 world championships in Frankfurt, Germany, Moir earned the first place the title for a freestyle event called the shred 30....[continue]

Quebec as a Nation, London North Centre By-Election and Liberal Leadership Race
University of Western Ontario | November 23, 2006
The following experts from The University of Western Ontario are available for comment.


U of T law students work with World Vision on children's rights
University of Toronto | November 23, 2006
A team of seven students from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law have joined forces with World Vision to assist the international children’s organization with legal research on the implementation of a "children’s ombudsperson" in Canada....[continue]

Liberal leadership race
McGill University | November 23, 2006
The Liberal Party of Canada's leadership convention will be held in Montreal Nov. 28-Dec. 2....[continue]

Malaspina Culinary Arts students to feed athletes at Canada Winter Games
Malaspina University College | November 23, 2006
Ten lucky Malaspina University-College Culinary Arts students are heading to Whitehorse, Yukon, in February to feed the more than 1,900 athletes, coaches and support staff attending the 2007 Canada Winter Games....[continue]

St. George Street upgrade nearly finished Final stages upcoming
University of Toronto | November 23, 2006
The St. George Street construction project is nearing completion...[continue]

Why is the CRTC obsessed with HDTV?
University of Calgary | November 23, 2006
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is rushing to catch up with the American demand for high-definition television, even though Canadian consumers and broadcasters are lukewarm about the technology, according to two University of Calgary experts....[continue]

Operation Red Nose expands…
University College of Cape Breton | November 23, 2006
Operation Red Nose expands community-driven program to the Greater Sydney area to combat impaired driving during holiday season...[continue]

Brantford campus receives Circle K charter
Nipissing University | November 23, 2006
Members of the community and Circle K representatives were welcomed by faculty and students at the charter ceremony held on Thursday November 23rd in Brantford....[continue]

CBU to Celebrate First Nation Convocation
University College of Cape Breton | November 23, 2006
Cape Breton University will celebrate the success of First Nation students on Saturday, November 25 during a special Convocation in Indian Brook First Nation. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Centre, Indian Brook, combining both university and Mi’kmaq traditions. CBU President & Vice-Chancellor John Harker will confer the parchments on the 14 students...[continue]

James Joyce, Polar Stick Bridges and the Future of Rural Health
University of Western Ontario | November 23, 2006
Leading James Joyce authority Michael Groden of the Department of English will present the final 2006 Distinguished University Professorship lecture, "Adventures with Ulysses," Friday, Nov. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Conron Hall, University College...[continue]

Diagnosing and curing the math plague
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 23, 2006
According to Dr. Sherry Mantyka, every year hundreds of high school graduates are admitted to Memorial University with passing grades in mathematics, yet with an actual skill level far below what is required for university-level study. Since 1988, Dr. Mantyka, director of the Mathematics Learning Centre, has been studying this problem and formulating strategies to help overcome mathematical roadblocks....[continue]

Pushing the Boundaries of Possibility:
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 23, 2006
Dr. Jeffrey Pittman’s pioneering research looks at how the trend toward more environmental disclosure could impact companies’ financial standing. Linguist Dr. Yvan Rose is spearheading the development of innovative software that will make crucial data available to those working in speech disorders and language acquisition around the world....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 23, 2006
Jessica Yeates, a third-year biochemistry student at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, spoke of the importance of student bursaries during UNB's first Celebration Dinner held earlier this month....[continue]

Singer, Zlotkin honored by CIHR Researchers recognized for contributions to healthcare
University of Toronto | November 23, 2006
Two of U of T’s leading health researchers were honoured by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) at its annual awards celebration Nov. 23....[continue]

U of S Crop Development Centre and FarmPure Seeds Team Up on Oat Research and Development
University of Saskatchewan | November 23, 2006
FarmPure Seeds of Regina will invest $300,000 over five years to fund development of superior oat varieties at the University of Saskatchewan Crop Development Centre (CDC)....[continue]

CN Tower struck by lightning more frequently than rest of Toronto
Ryerson University | November 23, 2006
Professor Ali Hussein recently authored a study examining lightning strikes to the CN Tower over a 15-year period....[continue]

Mount Allison’s Choral Society joins UdeM for concerts in Moncton, Nov. 25 and Amherst, Nov. 26
Mount Allison University | November 23, 2006
The Mount Allison Choral Society, directed by Gayle h. Martin, and Choeur du Département de Musique de l’Université de Moncton, led by Monique Richard, will celebrate the coming Christmas season in a joint concert, November 25 in Moncton and November 26 in Amherst, that will feature Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour Noël and other works....[continue]

BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department presents "Plea$ures for the Eye" at The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art
Brandon University | November 23, 2006
Having trouble shopping for that special someone? Frustrated by the mass produced merchandise offered by the big box stores?...[continue]

BU's Alison Marshall, Bruce Sarbit and student Crystalena Moffat to speak at event honouring freedom of religion
Brandon University | November 23, 2006
As the 25th anniversary approaches of the adoption of a key United Nations document on freedom of religion, members of the Bahá’í community of Westman are inviting people of all faiths to a Multi-Faith Devotional Gathering to reflect on the freedoms enshrined in the document at a gathering that will feature talks by Brandon University staff members Dr. Alison Marshall (Department of Religion) and Bruce Sarbit (Student Services), as well as Brandon University student Crystalena Moffat....[continue]

U of S Community Health Researcher Honoured with CIHR Award
University of Saskatchewan | November 22, 2006
Today University of Saskatchewan researcher Nazeem Muhajarine will receive a Knowledge Translation Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his leadership in turning research results into policies and programs that help Saskatchewan's children....[continue]

Living Skies Brass Quintet performance
University of Regina | November 22, 2006
The inaugural performance of the Living Skies Brass Quintet will take place Sun., Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre, Riddell Centre, University of Regina....[continue]

Open source software: Not just for starving students anymore
University of Regina | November 22, 2006
Open source software has come from the fringes of the information technology (IT) world to occupy a place at centre stage. What is new, and not so new, about open source software?...[continue]

Life and death in the Aboriginal world
University of Regina | November 22, 2006
Saskatchewan Elders will share their experiences and beliefs about death and dying in the Aboriginal world through a DVD presentation on Thurs., Nov. 23 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Regina and District Food Bank’s Adult Centre for Employment and Readiness Training (425 Winnipeg St.)...[continue]

"Hats off" to the University of Ottawa’s United Way Campaign
University of Ottawa | November 22, 2006
The University of Ottawa’s United Way Campaign hit an all-time high in 2006 raising $385,116. In grand fashion, the University staff members surpassed their objective of $365,000....[continue]

Nominations Sought for Lincoln Alexander Leadership Award
University of Guelph | November 22, 2006
Lincoln Alexander isn’t the easiest act to follow, but those who demonstrate the qualities of the longtime U of G chancellor just might end up with an award that bears his name. The University’s Centre for Studies in Leadership (CSL) is seeking nominations for the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award, to be presented at the annual U of G leadership banquet next June....[continue]

Graham Dennis and Dr. Anita Foley to receive honorary degrees from StFX
St. Francis Xavier University | November 22, 2006
Newspaper publisher Graham Dennis and rural physician Dr. Anita Foley will be recognized for their contributions to society with the conferring of honorary degrees from St. Francis Xavier University during fall convocation on Saturday, Dec. 9....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 22, 2006
Private sector companies can now receive technical assistance from experts at the University of New Brunswick thanks to a recent agreement with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 22, 2006
At a ceremony held on Nov. 17, the faculty of law at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton honoured Frank J. McKenna with the Ilsa Greenblatt-Shore Distinguished Graduate Award....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 22, 2006
Nicole Letourneau, a professor of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been named Canada’s Premier Young Researcher by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)....[continue]

Medical student lands prestigious Rhodes scholarship
University of Alberta | November 22, 2006
Third-year medical student Travis Murdoch has been awarded an esteemed Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford University, making him the University of Alberta's 24th Rhodes Scholar and third in four years....[continue]

Lincoln Alexander Memoir Recounts a Remarkable Life
University of Guelph | November 22, 2006
University of Guelph Chancellor Lincoln Alexander has added to his lifetime list of extraordinary achievements by becoming an author two months shy of his 85th birthday. The former Ontario lieutenant-governor’s memoir, Go to School, You’re a Little Black Boy, was published this month by Dundurn Press....[continue]

Colonization breeds chronic disease: history and Aboriginal health
University of Regina | November 22, 2006
Aboriginal people experience higher rates of infectious and chronic disease, higher rates of poverty and unemployment, lower levels of education, lower incomes, higher rates of domestic violence and higher incarceration rates than non-Aboriginal people in Canada. Why is this so? Does Canada’s history of colonization, oppression and attempted assimilation matter? Are the issues our community faces today precipitated by past events?...[continue]

Dangerous period in history predicted by journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 22, 2006
Wilfrid Laurier University welcomes back acclaimed political commentator and international affairs correspondent Gwynne Dyer, who will offer his perspective on world issues on Tuesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, John Aird Centre....[continue]

Mal-U and EDG promote careers in trades and technology
Malaspina University College | November 22, 2006
Malaspina University-College is moving forward with an innovative project to encourage more young people to consider careers in trades or technology....[continue]

The power and relevance of Ojibway sacred stories
University of Toronto | November 22, 2006
Discussion series focuses on law, religion...[continue]

Gravesonte art, Gahu songs, African health strategies mark World Aids Day at U of T Commemorative activitites to be held Nov. 27 to Dec. 1
University of Toronto | November 22, 2006
The entire University of Toronto campus springs to life Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 as faculties and departments offer performances, lectures and displays to commemorate World AIDS Day....[continue]

Varsity Blues name new field hockey coach Fraser is alum, team veteran
University of Toronto | November 22, 2006
The Varsity Blues have appointed former national team member and Varsity Blues alumna Erin Fraser as field hockey head coach....[continue]

Malaspina-Ucluelet research alliance called "world’s best practice"
Malaspina University College | November 22, 2006
A community-university research alliance between Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo and the District of Ucluelet was singled out as an "example of the world’s best practice" at an international competition in Hangzhou, China....[continue]

New income-splitting benefit subsidizes unpaid work and further reduces incomes
Queen's University | November 22, 2006
Although income-splitting will sound good to many people, it will only benefit the richest and most privileged few, and, as an outright subsidy for unpaid work, it will push both men’s and women’s after-tax incomes lower according to a Queen's Law professor and top Canadian expert on income splitting....[continue]

New arts graduate course to build knowledge mobilization skills
University of Waterloo | November 22, 2006
An innovative seminar at the University of Waterloo will encourage the next generation of scholars to share the "fruits" of their research with the public to benefit society....[continue]

Research projects challenge students to connect with the future
University of Windsor | November 22, 2006
Students in the University of Windsor’s first-year interdisciplinary course, Ways of Knowing, are completing a study of such city landmarks as the Ambassador Bridge and Windsor Arena....[continue]

DaimlerChrysler/UofW partnership leads to national health award
University of Windsor | November 22, 2006
Dr. John Mann, DaimlerChrysler Canada Director of Engineering and Regulatory Affairs and Dr. Anne Snowdon, University of Windsor Nursing Professor and AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence Coordinator, Health, Safety and Injury Prevention, will receive a prestigious award for their efforts to increase knowledge of effective child safety system use in vehicles....[continue]

Festival of Trees kicks off this week
Malaspina University College | November 22, 2006
If flying to Paris isn’t in your budget this Christmas, maybe a trip to the Malaspina University-College Foundation’s 12th Annual Festival of Trees is....[continue]

U of T panel tackles value of Canadian citizenship
University of Toronto | November 22, 2006
Experts to discuss Israeli-Lebanon conflict and implications of dual citizenship...[continue]

Outstanding faculty and staff recognized at Memorial
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 22, 2006
Memorial University honoured the efforts of its best educators, researchers and staff members at a special ceremony today at the Fluvarium in St. John’s....[continue]

Bobcats Athletes of the Week: November 20
Brandon University | November 22, 2006
Congratulations to this week's Bobcats Athletes of the Week Adam Hartman (Men's Basketball) and Becky Young (Women's Volleyball)!...[continue]

Science Seminar Series presents BU Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies prof Dr. Elaine Enarson
Brandon University | November 22, 2006
Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Brandon University's Dr. Elaine Enarson, (Department of Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies), titled Gender and Disaster:...[continue]

Augustana Students Win Big at the CFR!
Augustana University College | November 22, 2006
Two brothers, one currently a student at Augustana, the other an alumnus, have taken the top prize for team roping at this year’s Canadian Finals Rodeo championship....[continue]

Top Malaspina student hired by Harmac Pulp Operations
Malaspina University College | November 21, 2006
Upcoming retirements in the pulp and paper industry are creating an opportunity that Malaspina University-College Pulp and Paper Operations program grads are already taking advantage of....[continue]

Worldwide exposure
Dalhousie University | November 21, 2006
When we got the call from a reporter in Tonga, we knew this story was global. You couldn’t read a newpaper, turn on a radio or watch the news on television over the past few weeks without coming across Dalhousie’s newest media stars, Boris Worm and Heike Lotze. CNN, MSNBC, BBC, the Globe and Mail - media from every corner of the world were talking about Worm’s and Lotze’s breakthrough research that finds that populations of most wild seafood face collapse by 2050 if current trends continue. In total, the story was covered in 187 media outlets (and counting)....[continue]

The bathtub project
Dalhousie University | November 21, 2006
What's a child's pool doing in the SUB? This is a question students and others may be asking themselves this week, as groups across campus unite for a very good cause....[continue]

Oilers Community Foundation backs work on improving speech of children with cerebral palsy
University of Alberta | November 21, 2006
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation today awarded the largest single grant in its history to support the work of a University of Alberta speech pathologist who is attempting to improve speech skills of children with cerebral palsy (CP) or in children who have experienced a traumatic brain injury early in life....[continue]

Carleton University Announces Appointment of Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Carleton University | November 21, 2006
President and Vice-Chancellor pro tempore, Samy Mahmoud, is pleased to announce the appointment of Feridun Hamdullahpur as Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic). The appointment was approved by the Board of Governors and takes effect immediately....[continue]

Memorial University to recognize outstanding teachers, researchers and staff members
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 21, 2006
Media agencies are invited to send representatives to the President’s Awards ceremony which is taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006....[continue]

New master’s program answers oilpatch need
University of Calgary | November 21, 2006
Extracting the world’s dwindling oil and gas reserves is becoming an increasingly complex, multidisciplinary enterprise. A new master’s degree program at the University of Calgary promises to produce oil and gas professionals who intimately understand those challenges and can interact more effectively to create the best solutions....[continue]

The U of C's research bug bites five-year-olds
University of Calgary | November 21, 2006
You can never be too young to be curious, as University of Calgary graduate students discovered through their research in the classroom with elementary school children....[continue]

Carleton University Student Samina Hashmi Voted One of Canada's Most Powerful Women
Carleton University | November 21, 2006
Today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Carleton Engineering student, Samina Hashmi, was voted one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. WXN is Canada's leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace....[continue]

UBC President Appoints Aboriginal Affairs Senior Advisor
University of British Columbia | November 21, 2006
The University of British Columbia President Stephen J. Toope has appointed Prof. Richard Vedan as Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs....[continue]

'From Canada to Kandahar'
McGill University | November 21, 2006
The McGill Human Rights Working Group and the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism will be presenting a discussion, "From Canada to Kandahar: Afghanistan pre-and post-9/11," with Afghan-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Nelofer Pazira, star of the film Kandahar....[continue]

Food safety
McGill University | November 21, 2006
With the recent outbreaks of food contamination involving salmonella in chocolate and cantaloupe, E. coli bacteria in bagged spinach and botulism in carrot juice, we suggest the following sources for your reports on food safety and public health:...[continue]

Theatre at TWU presents a student-created romp through the paradoxes of a most sacred season
Trinity Western University | November 21, 2006
Why do we do the things we do at Christmas? This seems like odd question, but one that 10 Trinity Western University students have been toying with (pardon the pun) these past two months....[continue]

TWU students and Omni TV blitz Langley with kindness on December 2nd, 2006 and hand out unexpected gifts.
Trinity Western University | November 21, 2006
Laura Ralph and Denise Abji laugh as they pose giddily in their festive Christmas scarves. In less than two weeks they'll join over 250 other Trinity Western University students, don bright red scarves, and head out into the Langley community to volunteer for a variety of service projects....[continue]

McGill-India mission to boost researcher relations
McGill University | November 21, 2006
Eighteen McGill University researchers will be visiting India from November 23 to 29 as part of the McGill Scientific Mission 2006, whose goal is to pave the way for future scientific partnerships with leading universities and institutions in such cities as Delhi and Bangalore....[continue]

Verafin Inc. graduates from Genesis Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 21, 2006
Today the Genesis Centre, Memorial University's support network for technology-based businesses, held a graduation ceremony for Verafin Inc., its 17th graduate company....[continue]

Mount A and U de M music professors team up Nov. 25
Mount Allison University | November 21, 2006
Classical music listeners will be treated to an exciting concert of music for clarinet, as Mount Allison professor Jana Starling teams up with Jean-Guy Boisvert of the l’Université de Moncton to present a duo recital featuring original clarinet duets from C.P.E Bach to the present. The concert will take place Saturday, November 25 at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University campus....[continue]

Oui! We speak French at SMU too
St. Mary's University | November 21, 2006
Sophie Pineau, a student at Oxford Junior High, is the prize winner of a draw organized by the Saint Mary’s Science Faculty and the Department of Chemistry during Exploration Day....[continue]

Santamarians Win Big Awards from CBIE
St. Mary's University | November 21, 2006
A well known organization in Canada has recognized Saint Mary’s University’s commitment to the internationalization of education....[continue]

SMU Alumnus from The Gambia Knows All About Instant Success
St. Mary's University | November 21, 2006
Momodou Sabally, a Saint Mary’s graduate, has a new book out in stores all around the world....[continue]

MSVU "Evo-Devo" Researcher Wins Prestigious Award
Mount Saint Vincent University | November 21, 2006
Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal is Mount Saint Vincent University’s (MSVU) first winner of the important Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) University Faculty Award. A woman scientist studying in the fastest-growing field in biology, Dr. Franz-Odendaal is the newest addition to the MSVU faculty....[continue]

NUSU president removed from office
Nipissing University | November 21, 2006
On Thursday, November 16, the executive for the Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) voted to remove NUSU president Kyle Marsh from office....[continue]

Recovered Igali returns home
Simon Fraser University | November 21, 2006
Igali will arrive in Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. on Lufthansa flight 492 and will be available at the airport for media interviews....[continue]

Quebec lagging, needs new Quiet Revolution
McGill University | November 21, 2006
Quebec needs to develop concrete education, research and innovation goals and strategies tied to a clear timeline that will enable it to compete and prosper in the knowledge economy, Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, told an audience at the Montreal Board of Trade today....[continue]

New research shows that helping children resolve past conflicts may be beneficial
University of Waterloo | November 21, 2006
When young children argue with their siblings, they are rarely counselled to address their conflicts after the fighting is over. Rather than encouraging children to forget past disagreements, it might be better for parents to use these quarrels to help their children develop skills in conflict resolution....[continue]

Marsden recognized again as one of Canada's most powerful women
York University | November 21, 2006
Dr. Lorna R. Marsden, York University President and Vice-Chancellor, has once again been honoured as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, and specially elected as the top public sector leader....[continue]

Experts at Laurier’s economic outlook seminar examine the future of our national and regional economies
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 21, 2006
Experts at Laurier’s Economic Outlook 2007 seminar, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth will provide insight into the future of our regional and national economies amid increased international competition and a high Canadian dollar. The event takes place on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Centre for International Governance Innovation....[continue]

Prescription Opioid Abuse More Prevalent Than Heroin
University of Victoria | November 21, 2006
A new study conducted in seven Canadian cities reveals that prescription opioids, and not heroin, are the major form of illicit opioid use. These findings raise questions about the current focus of Canada’s drug control policy and treatment programs....[continue]

UVic Presents Legacy Awards Tonight
University of Victoria | November 21, 2006
The University of Victoria’s fifth Legacy Awards dinner is tonight (Nov. 21) at the Victoria Conference Centre. Nine individuals and one team will be honoured in three categories: Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Teaching and the UVic Sports Hall...[continue]

REED project still making major finds New volume of drama records slated for publication
University of Toronto | November 21, 2006
Even though it’s been centuries since medieval and Renaissance theatrical touring companies traversed the British kingdom, major historical records are still being unearthed today, shedding new light on this little-known period of western culture....[continue]

Caroline Andrew receives an Ontario Francophonie Award
University of Ottawa | November 21, 2006
Caroline Andrew, a professor with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ottawa, received the Ontario Francophonie Award (Francophile of the Year) from the government of Ontario during a special ceremony in Ottawa on November 20...[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 21, 2006
There is a growing awareness that men can play a significant role in ending violence against women....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 21, 2006
Predicting the weather is not an exact science, but new instruments and techniques are helping meteorologists improve their forecast accuracies....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 21, 2006
Miron Rezun, professor of economics and political science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, is launching the second spy novel in the Tatya Trilogy....[continue]

Alcohol awareness day at Memorial
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 21, 2006
Organizers of a day-long event taking place on Memorial’s St. John’s campus during National Addictions Awareness Week want to remind students about the importance of responsible drinking....[continue]

Epilepsy Research in Dogs Could Help Treat Humans
University of Guelph | November 21, 2006
A University of Guelph professor who is working to find ways to diagnose and treat epilepsy in dogs says a better understanding of canine epilepsy may help with treating the condition in humans....[continue]

Brock partners with Ontario College of Teachers on new teacher training programs
Brock University | November 21, 2006
Most would agree that building strong communities and a strong economy requires a strong education system. Soon, local beginning teachers and seasoned educators will work together with Brock University and the Ontario College of Teachers to improve teacher practice, confidence, and knowledge necessary to create the type of classrooms where learning can thrive....[continue]

Students "Reach for Dalhousie"
Dalhousie University | November 20, 2006
"I am a scholar, and proud of it. I am committed to knowledge. I came here to win, but I will leave proud, no matter what."...[continue]

Operation Red Nose Team back to make Nanaimo safer
Malaspina University College | November 20, 2006
As temperatures drop and fingertips tingle we are reminded that the holiday season is fast upon us; and with that comes the start of the annual Operation Red Nose campaign....[continue]

Volunteers have their trees ready for the 12th annual Festival of Trees
Malaspina University College | November 20, 2006
Their gluey fingers will be worth it once the enthusiastic BC Hydro Power Pioneers members see their finished Christmas tree at the Malaspina University-College Foundation’s 12th annual Festival of Trees starting Nov. 24....[continue]

Public lecture will explore consequences of web on truth and knowledge
University of Waterloo | November 20, 2006
The author of the most comprehensive study ever undertaken on Canada's strengths in science and technology will explain how the web has impacted what people know versus what they think they know during a lecture at the University of Waterloo....[continue]

Come to the Cabaret, Nov. 22-25
Mount Allison University | November 20, 2006
Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome, to Cabaret, au Cabaret, im Cabaret. Mount Allison’s Windsor Theatre will present Cabaret by Joe Mastertoff with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb from Wednesday, November 22 to Saturday, November 25, at 8 p.m. each night with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 20, 2006
An historic agreement will advance knowledge of the oldest inhabited village in New Brunswick, Metepenagiag. This First Nation community is located at the confluence of the Northwest and the Little Southwest Miramichi rivers in northeastern New Brunswick....[continue]

Wendy Nielsen and Edmund Dawe to perform Nov. 24
Mount Allison University | November 20, 2006
On Friday, November 24, at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University’s department of music will present a recital by soprano Wendy Nielsen accompanied by pianist Edmund Dawe. The varied program will include works ranging from Mozart to the Beatles....[continue]

Harry Arthurs to head pension reform commission
York University | November 20, 2006
University Professor Emeritus Harry Arthurs, former president of York and former dean of York's Osgoode Hall Law School, has been given yet another challenging assignment in recognition of his ability and expertise as a noted academic and labour law expert....[continue]

Strategic alliance
Dalhousie University | November 20, 2006
Nova Scotia’s restorative justice program will be the subject of a significant research project led by Dalhousie University....[continue]

U of C, Olympic Oval hail funding announcement
University of Calgary | November 20, 2006
U of C, Olympic Oval hail funding announcement as re-investment in the future...[continue]

Contribution of $2 million Honours Memory of Cranberry Entrepreneur; Supports Health Research at UBC
University of British Columbia | November 20, 2006
Two funds totalling $2 million that will advance medical and food nutrition research at the University of British Columbia have been established in memory of one of Canada’s leading cranberry entrepreneurs....[continue]

Gift Helps Establish Contemporary Art Lecture Series
University of Guelph | November 20, 2006
A new annual University of Guelph lecture focused on contemporary art has been created through a generous endowment provided by Dasha Shenkman, a Canadian art collector who has lived in the United Kingdom for 40 years....[continue]

Cognos Partners with University of Ottawa School of Management
University of Ottawa | November 20, 2006
Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions, and the University of Ottawa School of Management announced today a partnership to enhance business management education and research in the area of performance management....[continue]

New U of T anti-theft technology getting results U of T Police Service and Toronto Police Service committed to combating city-wide problem
University of Toronto | November 20, 2006
The University of Toronto Police Service (UTPS) and Toronto Police Service (TPS) have met with success with their new high-tech strategy to catch bicycle thieves in the act. Since the pilot Bike Bait program was introduced on Sept. 29, a number of charges have been laid, including four arrests in a single day....[continue]

David Suzuki to Speak at Annual Ewert Lecture
University of Northern British Columbia | November 20, 2006
Nationally renowned environmentalist and scientist, David Suzuki, will speak at the 3rd annual Dr. Bob Ewert Memorial Dinner on January 27, 2007....[continue]

University of Ottawa concert honours memory of special student
University of Ottawa | November 20, 2006
The University of Ottawa is proud to present a concert dedicated to the memory of Allan Michael Miskell (November 10, 1983 – March 22, 2006), presented in collaboration with The Ottawa Hospital Foundation and the Little Angels and Bone Marrow Transplant Fund....[continue]

The University of Ottawa hosts third Research Forum on Homelessness
University of Ottawa | November 20, 2006
On November 22nd, National Housing Day, leading academic researchers and the Ottawa community will come together at the University of Ottawa to present the latest research on homelessness. It is estimated that 1% of Ottawa’s population and one out of every 200 Canadians is homeless....[continue]

U of S Board Announces New Dean of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan | November 20, 2006
The University of Saskatchewan Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Lorna Butler as Dean of the College of Nursing effective July 1, 2007....[continue]

Lecturer creates chemical bond with school children
Simon Fraser University | November 20, 2006
Wearing a white lab coat, latex gloves and protective goggles, fringed by a mass of curly hair, Simon Fraser University chemist Sophie Lavieri is bonding with children across Canada....[continue]

Discussion Papers on Canadian Wheat Board Future Available on New U of S Website
University of Saskatchewan | November 20, 2006
To aid in the current public debate over the future of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), a research team at the University of Saskatchewan has compiled a list of CWB-related materials at[continue]

U of G Receives Major Gift from BMO
University of Guelph | November 20, 2006
The University of Guelph’s commitment to increasing scholarship support for graduate students received a major boost today, courtesy of a $500,000 gift from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | November 20, 2006
A new micro turbine at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will generate learning opportunities as well as energy....[continue]

Royal Roads University Launches Eric Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
Royal Roads University | November 20, 2006
Royal Roads University announced today the creation of the Eric Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, the legacy of a colourful Edmonton entrepreneur who left the family farm at 13 and went on to achieve success in Alberta’s transport, construction and development sectors...[continue]

Nova Scotia House of Assembly Recognizes King's Event
University of King's College | November 20, 2006
On Wednesday, November 1, 2006, Mr. Leonard Preyra, MLA for Halifax Citadel, gave notice that he intended to move for the adoption of Resolution No. 503: to recognize and commend the University of King's College's Holocaust Education Society and its organization of Holocaust Education Week, for their efforts to promote tolerance and understanding between peoples of different faiths and backgrounds in Nova Scotia....[continue]

Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre Winter Term Swim Registration
Brock University | November 17, 2006
Brock University's Eleanor Misener Aquatic Centre will hold its Winter Term Community Swimming Registration beginning Monday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 17, 2006
Tom Axworthy’s (Policy Studies) opinion piece about income trusts appears in the Toronto Star....[continue]

McMaster responds to elimination of mandatory retirement
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
In December 2006, changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code will take effect, resulting in the elimination of mandatory retirement in Ontario....[continue]

One family, eight degrees from McMaster
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
Convocation will be a family affair for the de Bruins today....[continue]

Outstanding alumni honoured at Convocation
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
Three alumni and two future alumni will be honoured for their outstanding achievements at the fall Convocation held today....[continue]

Husband and wife doctor team provide healthy alternative to Googling
Queen's University | November 17, 2006
Husband and wife doctor team – Sanjay Sharma, an ophthalmologist, and family physician Susan Sharma – have created a new website that provides accurate, timely information for patients looking for medical answers online....[continue]

28 student teams set for two computer programming competitions at Acadia
Acadia University | November 17, 2006
C: 902.670.8966...[continue]

Mount Saint Vincent University's Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies Wins National Award
Mount Saint Vincent University | November 17, 2006
On November 19, Mount Saint Vincent University’s (MSVU) 10th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Dr. Christine Overall, will receive the 2006 Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)....[continue]

Senator Hugh Segal to speak at Western Law
University of Western Ontario | November 17, 2006
Senator Hugh Segal will present a talk at the Faculty of Law at The University of Western Ontario....[continue]

High school students get chance to preview life at Western
University of Western Ontario | November 17, 2006
High school students from across the country will have a chance to sample Canada's best student experience when The University of Western Ontario hosts Fall Preview Day tomorrow, Saturday, November 18....[continue]

Brandon University Student Blogs are now online!
Brandon University | November 17, 2006
Becoming a university student means dealing with a lot of change – a new educational system, new teachers and friends, and new choices to make around every corner!...[continue]

Lakehead University Aims to Raise $6-Million for Student Scholarships
Lakehead University | November 17, 2006
Scholarships encourage students to continue to excel, and Lakehead University is reaching out to the community to ask them to help students reach their academic goals....[continue]

Gov't Subsidies Make Ocean Strip-mining Economically Viable: UBC Researchers
University of British Columbia | November 17, 2006
As the United Nations resume negotiations on banning bottom-trawling, researchers at the University of British Columbia demonstrate that eliminating government subsidies to dragging fleets could significantly reduce pressure on vulnerable fishery resources and ecosystems....[continue]

Faculty researchers urge protection of Ontario's endangered species
University of Toronto | November 17, 2006
Evolutionary biologist helps lead the charge...[continue]

Major Archival Photo Collection to be Showcased in Public Presentation
University of Northern British Columbia | November 17, 2006
The passion and products of one of Prince George’s most celebrated naturalists and educators will be showcased by the Northern British Columbia Archives next week, to coincide with Archives Week in BC....[continue]

Endowment Fund Established
University of King's College | November 17, 2006
An endowment fund in memory of James Alexander Doull and in tribute to his work as scholar, teacher, and philosopher has been established in the University of King’s College Library....[continue]

4th Annual Laurier Lecture in Canadian Studies: Graham Fraser
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 17, 2006
On September 13, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated him to be Official Languages Commissioner....[continue]

Job Well Done!
St. Mary's University | November 17, 2006
The University took the time this afternoon to pay tribute to its employees, and the event was a huge success....[continue]

UPEI Celebrates Progress on New School of Business
University of Prince Edward Island | November 17, 2006
Today the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island celebrated the progress made on its new state-of-the-art facility that has been under construction since early October....[continue]

U of S-Led Partnership Launches Anxiety and Depression Research Initiative
University of Saskatchewan | November 17, 2006
Research into anxiety and depression at the University of Saskatchewan receives a $780,000 boost today to develop early diagnosis tools for these debilitating conditions and develop treatments to improve the quality of life of both patients and their caregivers....[continue]

Bobcat Bulletin #2 - November 6 - 12, 2006
Brandon University | November 16, 2006
Marius led the Bobcats on the weekend to their first ever weekend sweep....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 16, 2006
Sharry Aiken (Law) discusses the issue of undocumented migrants working underground in Canada in the Toronto Star and Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo Record....[continue]

Dalhousie University to Study Restorative Justice
Dalhousie University | November 16, 2006
Nova Scotia’s restorative justice program will be the subject of a significant research project led by Dalhousie University....[continue]

Police can see adequately to do their work after eye surgery: UW study
University of Waterloo | November 16, 2006
Police officers and recruits who have undergone eye surgery can on average see adequately enough to do the work that's expected of them, a University of Waterloo optometry study has concluded....[continue]

Mr. Glen Gatin appointed director of Campus Manitoba
Brandon University | November 16, 2006
Following an extensive search, Brandon's Mr. Glen Gatin has been appointed Director of Campus Manitoba, with a start date of December 1, 2006....[continue]

Change Liquor Taxes to Reduce Alcohol Problems
University of Victoria | November 16, 2006
Taxes on reduced-alcohol beer, wines and spirits should be lowered to encourage healthier consumer choices, says a new study by the Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) at the University of Victoria....[continue]

Donna Moody named Director of Campus Security at Brock
Brock University | November 16, 2006
Deputy Chief Donna Moody of the Niagara Regional Police Service has been named the new Director of Campus Security Services at Brock University....[continue]

Lecturer to champion the value of local dialects
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 16, 2006
Local dialects get a bad rap as an inferior form of a language, but Professor Alison Henry, a distinguished linguist from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, will be at Memorial University in St. John’s to give a public lecture on the importance of respecting and preserving local dialects, which she says offer valuable scientific and cultural information....[continue]

Biography of Mr. Eric Herbert Molson
Concordia University | November 16, 2006
Born and raised in Montreal, Eric H Molson has been an active member of the community throughout his lifetime....[continue]

Eric Molson to receive honorary doctorate from Concordia University
Concordia University | November 16, 2006
Eric Molson, former Chancellor of Concordia University, will receive an honorary doctorate at one of the university’s upcoming fall convocation ceremonies....[continue]

Lecturer to champion the value of local dialects
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 16, 2006
Local dialects, says Professor Alison Henry, get a bad rap as inferior to the standard – or ‘correct’ – form of a language....[continue]

New Naval War Memorial Unveiled
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 16, 2006
Sixty years after the end of the Second World War, Newfoundland sailors who made the supreme sacrifice were honoured Thursday with a new memorial....[continue]

Celebrated pianist Jacques Després takes the stage, Nov. 22
Mount Allison University | November 16, 2006
The Mount Allison Performing Arts Series welcomes music enthusiasts to Brunton Auditorium (134 Main Street) on Wednesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. for a performance by acclaimed pianist Jacques Després — a concert artist who has dazzled audiences for over two decades with his sensitive, yet powerful style and sympathetic interpretations of a broad range of composers....[continue]

A lesson in community outreach
Mount Allison University | November 16, 2006
From replenishing the food bank, to helping less privileged kids play hockey, to offering courses in Red Cross CPR certification, Mount Allison University commerce students are both reaching out to their community and learning on the job....[continue]

World première of Alasdair MacLean’s I’ll Never Leave You, Nov. 18
Mount Allison University | November 16, 2006
Mount Allison’s Elliott Chorale, directed by Gayle h. Martin, semi-finalists in the 2006 CBC Choral Competition, will be presenting the world première of a new work by Sackville composer Alasdair MacLean....[continue]

Al Jazeera TV, O.J. Simpson's book and the YouTube/NHL deal
University of Western Ontario | November 16, 2006
Tim Blackmore, professor of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, specializes in popular culture, new media, war and technology and is available to comment on Al Jazeera English, O.J. Simpson's forthcoming book "If I Did It" and the YouTube/NHL distribution deal....[continue]

New Award Honours Renowned Poet P.K. Page
University of Victoria | November 16, 2006
Celebrated Canadian poet P.K. Page marks her 90th birthday later this month, but the distinguished woman of letters is the one handing out the presents....[continue]

Library offers glimpse into the mind of Isaac Newton
McMaster University | November 16, 2006
A rare first edition of Isaac Newton's Opticks, recently acquired as McMaster University library's two millionth book, has provided the inspiration for an imaginative interdisciplinary collaboration between the library, the Learning Technologies Resource Centre (LTRC) and instructors in the Arts and Science program....[continue]

University of Ottawa Receives $1.5 million for Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology
University of Ottawa | November 16, 2006
The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Science and Goldcorp Inc. are pleased to announce the creation of the new Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology....[continue]

BC courts easy on crime
Simon Fraser University | November 16, 2006
BC’s criminal justice system often fails to ensure criminals pay for their crimes, says a discussion paper from the BC Progress Board and two SFU criminologists....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | November 16, 2006
The University of New Brunswick’s Student Investment Fund (SIF) is continuing to set records. On Oct. 25, the fund topped $2 million, doubling what it started with eight years ago....[continue]

Sea urchins and humans share genes
Simon Fraser University | November 16, 2006
Simon Fraser University molecular biologists have helped a worldwide team of scientists make a discovery that could advance doctors’ understanding of how genetic diseases occur and how to treat them....[continue]

Food Chain Faces Serious Sting, Says U of G Prof
University of Guelph | November 16, 2006
The decline of the buzzing sound from bees may be music to some people’s ears, but a University of Guelph professor is part of a team of researchers that say shrinking pollinator populations in North America pose a serious threat to our plants, food chain and economy....[continue]



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