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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]

First Nations Symposium
Royal Roads University | November 16, 2006
First Nations communication and culture will be focus of a the 2006 School of Communication & Culture public symposium being held at Royal Roads University on Wednesday, Nov. 22 on the Quarterdeck of the Grant Building starting at 10:00 a.m....[continue]

Laurier researchers assemble holistic picture of history and future of climate change
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 15, 2006
Award-winning Laurier researchers are looking at Canada’s northern ecosystems from both a human and natural science approach – providing a holistic picture of the history and the future of climate change....[continue]

UVic Sports Greats to be Honoured
University of Victoria | November 15, 2006
The UVic Sports Hall of Fame, established in 2002 to honour contributors to the tradition of excellence in sports and recreation at the university, will induct five new members at the Legacy Awards dinner on Nov. 21 in a sold-out Victoria Conference Centre....[continue]

University of Manitoba | November 14, 2006
Student competitions, scholarships and mentoring to be part of corporate support package....[continue]

Young faculty receive provincial awards to build research teams
University of Waterloo | November 8, 2006
Fourteen young faculty members at the University of Waterloo have received Ontario's early researcher awards aimed at helping them build their research teams....[continue]

Students launch exciting new careers through ABE
Malaspina University College | November 8, 2006
Malaspina University-College’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is helping Mike Bates and Laura Painter launch exciting new careers....[continue]

Pratt expert to deliver Pratt Lecture at Memorial
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 8, 2006
One of the principal authorities on the writing of poet E. J. Pratt and how oral traditions influence literature will deliver Memorial University’s 2006 Pratt Lecture on Friday, Nov. 17....[continue]

CMA Canada supports scholarships for business students
University of Regina | November 7, 2006
CMA Canada (Saskatchewan) is supporting the dreams and futures of business administration students with a $100,000 gift to the University of Regina’s fundraising campaign....[continue]

Indigenous Peoples' Centre: November 2006 Calendar of Workshops and Information Sessions
Brandon University | November 7, 2006
The Brandon University Indigenous Peoples' Centre, in conjunction with BU Student Services, will be offering the following workshops and information sessions during November 2006....[continue]

Aboriginal perspectives on health and wellness
University of Regina | November 7, 2006
The western model of health care continues to focus on physical health, but there are many broad and varied factors that determine health and wellness....[continue]

Health studies program goes to the community
University of Regina | November 6, 2006
The University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada are launching an extensive consultation of health agencies and stakeholders to connect health studies students with knowledge and expertise in the health community....[continue]

Researchers partner with aboriginal communities to address health professional shortage
University of Regina | October 26, 2006
A research initiative led by the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan is joining forces with the aboriginal community and health agencies to find ways to put more aboriginal doctors and nurses into Saskatchewan communities....[continue]

U of S, U of R Researchers partner with aboriginal communities to address health professional shortage
University of Saskatchewan | October 26, 2006
A research initiative led by the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan is joining forces with the aboriginal community and health agencies to find ways to put more aboriginal doctors and nurses into Saskatchewan communities....[continue]

BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department presents The Horror Show at The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. the Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department will open Horror Show the latest exhibit at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, located on Victoria Avenue between 20th Street and 21st Street (gallery entrance is on north side of building, facing the parking lot.)...[continue]

Yukon Students Can Transfer to Southern Art Institutions
Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design | October 24, 2006
Two leading art and design institutes have signed articulation agreements with Yukon College. The agreements with the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECI) and the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) mean that students who complete the foundation year at the new School of Visual Arts in Dawson City qualify for second year at the southern institutions....[continue]

Inaugural CBU Fall Convocation Celebration This Saturday
University College of Cape Breton | October 24, 2006
Cape Breton University will celebrate its first Fall Convocation this Saturday, October 28. The celebration takes place at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. CBU Chancellor Annette Verschuren will confer the parchments. Approximately 250 students are eligible to graduate....[continue]

Writing life: truth, politics and power in personal narratives
University of Regina | October 23, 2006
The word "I" is the most commonly used word in the English language, but what do we mean when we use it? To whom are we referring when "I" is spoken? A simple and unassuming pronoun can have profound implications on our place and meaning in the world....[continue]

McGill wins national baseball championship
McGill University | October 23, 2006
Ace throws no-hitter...[continue]

Students Benefit from Growing First Nations Partnerships at CBU
University College of Cape Breton | October 23, 2006
Today, in celebration of Mi’kmaq History Month, the Mi’kmaq College Institute at Cape Breton University recognized First Nation community partnerships with a special dedication and an open house....[continue]

Mount Allison student receives funding to study Nunatsiavut land claim agreement
Mount Allison University | October 23, 2006
Harry Borlase, a Canadian Studies student at Mount Allison University and resident of Goose Bay, NL, is the recipient of a Canadian Northern Studies Trust Northern Resident Award, valued at $5,000, from the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
A partnership between the University of Manitoba Bison Women’s Basketball Team and the Skownan First Nation will be celebrated Monday with the launch of Running with the Bison, a unique initiative based on friendship and bison....[continue]

Installation Ceremony Planned for New UNBC President
University of Northern British Columbia | October 19, 2006
Dr. Don Cozzetto will be officially installed as UNBC’s fourth president during an official installation ceremony on Saturday, October 28....[continue]

New University courses to include Northwest Coast First Nations carving
Malaspina University College | October 19, 2006
Spanish, religion, criminology and Northwest Coast First Nations Carving courses will spice up an already extensive selection of university-level courses being offered at Malaspina University-College’s Cowichan campus in spring 2007....[continue]

$2.25M From Province Taps Into Underwater Research
University of Victoria | October 18, 2006
The appointment of a top scientist to the B.C. Leadership Chair in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change at the University of Victoria will take environmental research to new levels, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today....[continue]

St. Paul's United College holds conference on Aboriginal education in the 21st Century
University of Waterloo | October 18, 2006
A major conference on the future of Aboriginal education, featuring Ontario's lieutenant-governor, the Honourable James K. Bartleman -- first member of a First Nation to hold a vice-regal office in Ontario -- will be held at St. Paul's United College on the University of Waterloo campus Oct. 28....[continue]

Renovations Begin at New Terrace Campus
University of Northern British Columbia | October 18, 2006
The University of Northern British Columbia has selected two companies from the Northwest region to undertake renovations at its new Terrace campus building....[continue]

UVic Awards 4 Honorary Degrees at Fall Convocation
University of Victoria | October 17, 2006
The University of Victoria will present four honorary degrees during fall convocation ceremonies next month. The recipients represent an eclectic mix of achievement in fields including science, Aboriginal language preservation and journalism....[continue]

Laurier establishes new Office for Student Diversity
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 13, 2006
"Diversity is everybody’s business." It’s the motto for Laurier’s new Office for Student Diversity, and it’s a message that student diversity coordinator Majorie Brown hopes everyone on campus – from student groups to professors – will take to heart....[continue]

U of G Celebrates Aboriginal Awareness Week
University of Guelph | October 13, 2006
A week of activities and events, including seminars and performance, has been planned to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week at the University of Guelph Oct. 16 to 20....[continue]

UNBC and Prince George to Host National Rural Health Conference
University of Northern British Columbia | October 12, 2006
One of the biggest rural health conferences ever to be held in Northern BC will be in Prince George from October 19-21....[continue]

Canadian Studies hosts Secwepemc storyteller
Thompson Rivers University | October 12, 2006
Thompson Rivers University’s Centre for the Study of Canada will host Peter Michel, Secwepemc educator and storyteller, for a free public presentation Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 8:45-10:00 am in Room 262 of the Arts and Education Building....[continue]

White Coat Ceremony begins journey to becoming a doctor
McMaster University | October 11, 2006
First year medical students in the Michael G. DeGroote School of medicine received a symbol of their role as medical learners last night, as they took part in McMaster University's fourth annual White Coat Ceremony at the Hamilton Convention Centre....[continue]

Viola Robinson and Catherine Martin on Aboriginal women making a better world
St. Mary's University | October 11, 2006
Viola Robinson, a longtime advocate for Mi’kmaq people and for the advancement of Aboriginal and treaty rights, will talk about Aboriginal women’s work to make a better Canada and Nova Scotia on October 25....[continue]

Noble savage or sophisticated existentialist?
University of Regina | October 10, 2006
There is a common perception that indigenous people can only be experts on nature – that they are noble savages or millenary guardians of the rainforest....[continue]

Science Fiction film, eXistenZ, up for discussion at Malaspina
Malaspina University College | October 5, 2006
Watch, chat and snack university-style during a free public movie night at Malaspina University-College’s Cowichan campus, Tuesday Oct. 17....[continue]

Shumiatcher donates $225,000 to support English graduate students
University of Regina | October 5, 2006
Jacqui Shumiatcher, honorary degree recipient from the University of Regina and well-known patron of the arts, has donated $225,000 to the Building Dreams and Futures campaign at the U of R to establish the Dr. Morris C. Shumiatcher Graduate Fellowship in English....[continue]

UNBC Participates in Major Northern Research Program
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 3, 2006
The University of Northern British Columbia will play a leading role in one of the biggest research projects ever undertaken in northern Canada....[continue]

NR Yekooche agreement
Royal Roads University | October 3, 2006
Royal Roads University and the Yekooche First Nation have signed an agreement to develop an online learning system that will help prepare the residents of the remote B.C. community for self-government....[continue]

Renowned Chef Is Executive-in-Residence
University of Guelph | October 3, 2006
A taste of Louisiana is on its way to the University of Guelph this month with the arrival of John Folse, an internationally acclaimed chef who has been named executive-in-residence in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) for the fall semester....[continue]



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