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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]

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]

Trinity College offers James Bond 101
University of Toronto | November 15, 2006
Meet Baines, Robert Baines - senior triad member of the Trinity College James Bond Society (TCJBS)....[continue]

Double gold for Lakers volleyball squads
Nipissing University | November 13, 2006
The Nipissing University volleyball teams capped off an impressive weekend in OCAA tournament action by claiming gold....[continue]

McMaster to unveil design of Main Street entrance
McMaster University | November 8, 2006
Fleisher Ridout Partnership Inc., a Toronto-based landscape architecture firm, has been chosen to redesign the main entrance to McMaster's campus after a year-long design competition....[continue]

Barcode of Life
Mount Allison University | November 8, 2006
What’s the most effective way to categorize all living species? This sounds like a daunting task but Mount Allison researchers are part of a group who are working on the answer to this question....[continue]

Lady Lakers golden at Humber Invitational
Nipissing University | November 6, 2006
The Nipissing University Lady Lakers volleyball team captured gold at the Humber Cup defeating the Algonquin College Thunder 2-0 (25-15, 25-19) in the finals....[continue]

Romanza romances McMaster
McMaster University | October 27, 2006
Audiences are in for a treat with Romanza's beautiful classical singing. Consisting of three tenors and an accompanying instrumental trio, this ensemble specializes in well-beloved works from the operatic, choral, popular, and folk repertoire....[continue]

New chair will focus on Indian culture-history
University of Alberta | October 27, 2006
The creation of a new Chair in Classical Indian Polity and Society, focusing on the period from 500 BCE to 500 CE, will significantly enhance the University's ability to offer courses on one of the great civilizations of the world to its students....[continue]

2006 E-Gré winner to perform at Mount Allison, Oct. 28
Mount Allison University | October 26, 2006
On Saturday, October 28, Mount Allison University’s music department will host a recital by cellist David Eggert, winner of the 2006 Eckhardt Gramatté National Music Competition, and pianist Walter Delahunt. The concert will take place in Brunton Auditorium and will begin at 8 p.m....[continue]

Greenhouse offers a little slice of paradise
McMaster University | October 25, 2006
Arthur Yeas is a plant's best friend. The greenhouse technician cares for more than 1,000 plants in McMaster's Biology Greenhouse, where he has worked for the past 30 years....[continue]

Pianist Edmund Dawe to perform, Oct. 27
Mount Allison University | October 25, 2006
On Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison’s department of music will present a recital by pianist and professor Edmund Dawe. The program will feature works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, and Debussy....[continue]

Canada's Top Young Classical Musicians to Perform and Teach at BU
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
The 2006-2007 pro series continues with one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, cellist Denise Djokic. Denise was born in Halifax into a family of musicians – her father Philippe performed at the inaugural Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival this past summer, along with her brother, Marc....[continue]

Indian Music Master Launches York University’s Faculty Recital Series
York University | October 23, 2006
Rhythms of India, a concert of classical South Indian music featuring the Trichy Sankaran Percussion Ensemble, will launch the new Faculty Recital Series of the Department of Music at York University on November 2....[continue]

Thibaut Duverneix
Concordia University | October 19, 2006
Originally from France, Thibaut Duverneix began his exploration in art as a musician. Although classically trained, Thibaut quickly became interested in contemporary and electro acoustic styles....[continue]

Fall convocation honours 491 students
University of Regina | October 18, 2006
The University of Regina will present 491 students with degrees, diplomas and certificates at its annual fall convocation at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina Oct. 21 at2 p.m....[continue]

Aimée, a young Egyptian
Concordia University | October 18, 2006
The Hague catalogue included a black-and-white reproduction of the work, confirming P. Dombowsky’s conviction that a painting sold by Sotheby’s New York in 2001, without provenance and under the title Cimbals, was a match for Aimée....[continue]

Water shutdown rescheduled for Oct. 19
University of Toronto | October 17, 2006
St. George Street update – Oct. 17...[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
Robert Moore will launch Museum Absconditum on Friday, October 27 at 7 pm at the Study Lounge, Ward Chipman Library Building as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at the University of New Brunswick Saint John....[continue]

UW joins Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies consortium
University of Waterloo | October 12, 2006
The University of Waterloo will hold a special event next week to officially announce its partnership with one of North America's leading libraries in Renaissance studies....[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]

New jazz degree program at Malaspina expands musical palette
Malaspina University College | October 6, 2006
Beethoven didn’t blow the blues....[continue]

The Scared, the Scintillating, & the Silly: Season of…
University College of Cape Breton | October 5, 2006
The Scared, the Scintillating, and the SillyCape Breton University Drama Group Season of Plays Challenges and Delights...[continue]

Water shutdown Friday to St. George Street buildings
University of Toronto | October 4, 2006
Shutdown to be effective Friday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...[continue]

Renowned pianist and BU professor Alexander Tselyakov nominated for Western Canadian Music Award
Brandon University | October 3, 2006
Renowned pianist and Brandon University professor Alexander Tselyakov has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the Outstanding Classical Recording category for his album Alexander Tselyakov Plays Variations on the Theme of Paganini....[continue]

TRU a community focus this October
Thompson Rivers University | October 3, 2006
Town and gown meet at the Thompson Rivers University campus next week in a variety of public events....[continue]

Mount Allison welcomes Roman history expert to campus — Oct. 4
Mount Allison University | October 2, 2006
Mount Allison University’s department of classics will host a public lecture by Dr. Michele George of the department of classics at McMaster University. Dr. George’s talk is entitled: Stantium servorum turba: Slaves at Roman Banquets and will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 4:45 p.m. in the Avard-Dixon Building, room 118....[continue]

President Samarasekera Visits Augustana Campus for Staff Appreciation Tea
Augustana University College | September 28, 2006
Last Friday, September 15th, the University of Alberta’s President, Dr. Indira Samarasekera, hosted a Staff Appreciation Afternoon Tea at the Augustana Campus in Camrose....[continue]

Tomson Highway to host playwriting workshops and musical cabarets at Brandon University
Brandon University | September 28, 2006
Brandon University Stanley Knowles Distinguished Guest Professor Dr. Tomson Highway will be keeping busy this fall with a number events scheduled on the BU campus....[continue]

Performances will celebrate African and other cultures: York U
York University | September 27, 2006
The strings of a West African kora will mingle with the sound of a saxophone at York University this weekend during the first annual Humanity in Harmony performance collaboration....[continue]

Actor William Hutt to Speak at U of G
University of Guelph | September 27, 2006
The University of Guelph is hosting a lecture by William Hutt, Canada's leading classical actor, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Rozanski Hall. The event is free and open to the public....[continue]

Dal music recruit wins national Hnatyshyn Foundation scholarship
Dalhousie University | September 26, 2006
Paul Medeiros, a first year violin student at Dalhousie University, has been awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation scholarship in Classical Music (Orchestral Instrument)....[continue]

School of the Arts celebrates 34 years of talent
McMaster University | September 22, 2006
The School of the Arts Celebrity Concert Series is back for its 2006-07 season....[continue]

Three Writers to Read at UNBF
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 19, 2006
Wayne Johnston, author of the classic The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, will read from his newest novel, The Custodian of Paradise on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus....[continue]

BU School of Music Upcoming Events: September & October 2006
Brandon University | September 19, 2006

  • BU School of Music pro series – single admission: $12.00/$8.00/$6.00Events whose dates appear in bold are sponsored by the School of Music....[continue]

    Community joins past and present students in celebrating Laurier’s Homecoming
    Wilfrid Laurier University | September 13, 2006
    Wilfrid Laurier University is preparing to welcome alumni, students, community members, faculty and staff to its 78th annual homecoming celebrations....[continue]

    Brock Days 2006: stomping to another great celebration
    Brock University | September 13, 2006
    The Brock Days tradition continues as the University holds its annual community and homecoming celebration in partnership with the Niagara Wine Festival on Friday, Sept. 29, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1....[continue]

    Brandon University welcomes acclaimed writer Tomson Highway to campus as Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor
    Brandon University | September 13, 2006
    Brandon University and the Brandon University Faculty of Arts are proud to welcome internationally acclaimed author and playwright Dr. Tomson Highway to the BU campus as the Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting professor...[continue]

    All-star faculty performers launch 8th year of School of Music
    Brandon University | September 12, 2006
    Celebrating its eighth year, the Brandon University School of Music''s pro series will feature seven concerts this year....[continue]

    Mount Allison’s Performing Arts series returns Sept. 15
    Mount Allison University | September 11, 2006
    Mount Allison University’s Performing Arts Series kicks off the 2006-07 season on Friday night, September 15, with the Dust Poets, a five-piece acoustic folk group with roots deep in the Canadian prairie....[continue]

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