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Certificate program information evening
University of Regina | October 23, 2006
Are you a human resources professional who wants to advance your career? Interested in developing your skills in adult education and training or human resource development?...[continue]

New Adult Education Degree Offered Jointly by UPEI and Holland College
University of Prince Edward Island | September 29, 2006
A new Bachelor of Education Degree in Human Resource Development offered jointly by Holland College and the University of Prince Edward Island will prepare students to teach in the field of Adult Education....[continue]

StFX Announces Hall of Honour Inductees 2006
St. Francis Xavier University | September 28, 2006
StFX has announced the names of the latest inductees to the university's Hall of Honour....[continue]

G. Raymond Chang named new Chancellor of Ryerson University
Ryerson University | September 26, 2006
G. Raymond Chang, Chairman of CI Financial and a member of Ryerson's Board of Governors has been named Chancellor of Ryerson University....[continue]

Laurier welcomes Student Diversity Coordinator
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 19, 2006
Majorie Brown is the newest member of the Office of the Dean of Students joining us from the greater Toronto area to assume the new role at Laurier of Student Diversity Coordinator....[continue]

Dr. Usha George new Dean of Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University
Ryerson University | September 19, 2006
Dr. Usha George has been appointed Dean of Ryerson University's Faculty of Community Services. Her five-year term began this summer....[continue]

TRU appoints VP, Open Learning
Thompson Rivers University | August 14, 2006
Thompson Rivers University has appointed an executive with broad education and business experience as its first Vice-President, Open Learning....[continue]

Simon Fraser University to open new Surrey campus
Simon Fraser University | July 12, 2006
Simon Fraser University will celebrate the opening of its new Surrey campus on Sept. 8 and 9....[continue]

Convocation will celebrate 1,694 degrees, diplomas and certificates
University of Regina | June 1, 2006
The University of Regina will present 1,694 students with degrees, diplomas and certificates at its annual spring convocation June 5-7 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina....[continue]

A day in my village
McMaster University | May 11, 2006
Rama Singh joined McMaster in 1975 as an assistant biology professor and was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)....[continue]

CBU Faculty Recognized Nationally
University College of Cape Breton | May 3, 2006
Eight Community Studies faculty at Cape Breton University will receive a national Honorable Mention for the 2006 Alan Blizzard Award in June....[continue]

Over 1,000 To Graduate
Simon Fraser University | April 27, 2006
StFX Honours Gaetano Gagliano, Dr. Martha Piper, Joan Dillon and Donald Munroe...[continue]

John Chisholm Donates $1 Million to StFX's Coady International Institute
St. Francis Xavier University | March 31, 2006
PhotosAbout StFXLocated in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, StFX is a national university focused on undergraduate students. The University was founded in 1853 and today more than 4,300 students attend StFX with the majority living on campus. Since 1999, more than $100 million has been invested in renewing the University's facilities. Maclean's magazine ranked StFX Canada's number one primarily undergraduate university for the past four years. About Marjorie DesmondThe planned Coady International Centre, a new home for St. Francis Xavier University's Coady International Institute, will feature a 1,800 square foot glass Learning Pavilion named in honour of Marjorie Desmond by John Chisholm, prominent Nova Scotian businessman and President of Nova Construction.Marjorie ("Margie") Desmond was born on October 18, 1939 in Upper Big Tracadie, Guysborough County, one of eight children. After leaving school, she became the childcare provider at the home of Donald and Margaret I. Chisholm. She helped raise the Chisholms' six children, including John."Margie stayed with my family for more than 30 years," said John Chisholm. "My siblings, my children, and my nieces and nephews all grew up with her and we considered her a close family member. We have been privileged to work with so many devoted and reliable employees over the years that became like family to us. Margie represents all of them."Marjorie Desmond was a supporter of the Coady International Institute. She attended numerous Coady events over the years and became friends with many of the students who traveled from Asia, Africa and elsewhere to study at the Institute. She would often provide food and refreshments for Coady parties.Marjorie Desmond passed away on November 17, 1991."She was always interested in the Coady International Institute," noted Mr. Chisholm. "I think she would be pleased to know that her name will be part of the new Coady International Centre. And I know everyone in our family will be pleased to honour her in this way. Recognizing Margie is also a way to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the thousands of people who have worked at Nova Construction and our associated companies over the past four decades."The planned Coady International Centre will be a 55,000 square foot facility in the heart of the St. Francis Xavier University campus. In addition to the Marjorie Desmond Learning Pavilion, the facility will include a Heritage Hall Interpretative Centre, the Marie Michael Library, a 100 seat lecture hall, a specially designed garden and other facilities to support the Institute's work at home and abroad....[continue]

Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy Supports Strengthened Student Financial Aid: Response to New Ontario Tuition Framework
Ryerson University | March 9, 2006
Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy is pleased that the Province of Ontario has committed to improved student financial aid and a "student access guarantee" in the government's new tuition policy framework, announced yesterday by Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities....[continue]

Executive Search Company selected to recruit new President for Malaspina University-College
Malaspina University College | January 23, 2006
The search is underway for a new President of Malaspina University-College....[continue]

Quantifying informal learning vital
University of Toronto | November 25, 2005
With stories of overqualified immigrants unable to find work in their fields sharing headlines with news about shortages of doctors and other skilled workers, Canadian public policy experts are increasingly looking for ways to assess learning that has taken place outside the nationís formal post-secondary institutions....[continue]

$5-Million Gift To Ryerson University Supports Innovation In Engineering And Computing
Ryerson University | November 24, 2005
A $5-million gift to Ryerson University by the Honourable George W. and Helen Vari will enhance Ontario's capacity for innovation and economic development - and provide major benefits for students....[continue]

Ryerson University awarded Canada Research Chair in Space Systems Engineering
Ryerson University | November 14, 2005
Ryerson University has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Space Systems Engineering, supporting study into micro satellites....[continue]

RYERSON PROFESSOR WINS TVO LECTURER COMPETITION
Ryerson University | November 14, 2005
History professor Arne Kislenko is the winner of TV Ontario's Best Lecturer Competition, declared by the station on Nov. 12....[continue]

Sheldon Levy Installed As Ryerson University's New President
Ryerson University | November 2, 2005
Sheldon Levy has been officially installed as Ryerson University's new president and vice-chancellor....[continue]

Hon. James K. Bartleman, G. Raymond Chang to receive honorary degrees at Ryerson University
Ryerson University | October 24, 2005
The Hon. James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and G. Raymond Chang, philanthropist and businessman, will receive honorary degrees at Ryerson University on Nov. 3, 2005....[continue]

Presidentís installation highlights fall convocation
University of Regina | October 14, 2005
The installation of Robert Hawkins as the University of Reginaís fifth president and vice-chancellor will highlight the institutionís fall convocation Sat., Oct. 15, at the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts....[continue]

Brandon University to host presentation on Faith in the Face of Tragedy: What We Learned from 9/11
Brandon University | September 7, 2005
Brandon University, in conjunction with Canadian Forces Base Shilo, will host a presentation entitled Faith in the Face of Tragedy....[continue]


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