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New program evaluates seniors' risk for cardiovascular disease
McMaster University | November 14, 2006
A new cardiovascular health promotion program for seniors is wrapping up this week in communities across Ontario....[continue]

Professor and his patients 'star' in film
University of Toronto | November 13, 2006
House Calls wins Gemini...[continue]

OPENING DOORS TO A CAREER IN FAMILY MEDICINE
University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
Today, the department of family medicine, the Faculty of Medicine, Manitoba Health and the Office of Rural and Northern Health are partnering in a new project to attract more students to a career in family medicine....[continue]

New department of oncology presents a multidisciplinary approach
McMaster University | September 21, 2006
A new Department of Oncology will enhance McMaster's strength in cancer research and education and facilitate laboratory-based and clinical research interactions across departments, schools and faculties....[continue]

Learning Locally: UBC Med Students Depart for B.C. Communities
University of British Columbia | August 29, 2006
The University of British Columbia launched year three of its distributed medical undergraduate program across the province today, responding to the urgent need for more doctors in BC's rural and underserved areas....[continue]

TRU grad excels at med school
Thompson Rivers University | July 19, 2006
TRU grad and scholar-athlete Lucas Cockburn topped all fellow students at medical school, winning seven awards at his convocation from Queen's University this past May....[continue]

Nurse practitioner honoured with Sibley Award
McMaster University | June 23, 2006
Hilts dedicated to interdisciplinary training...[continue]

Western Celebrates Interesting Grads
University of Western Ontario | June 14, 2006
Many of the new graduates to walk across the stage this week at The University of Western Ontario have had to overcome great obstacles....[continue]

Queenís Family Health Team opens new home at Haynes Hall
Queen's University | June 13, 2006
The Queenís Family Health Team, an organization that will help alleviate the 20,000-person waiting list for primary care services in Kingston, will celebrate the opening of its new facility, Haynes Hall, at 9:30 a.m. on June 16th at 115 Clarence Street (the corner of Brock and Clarence Streets)....[continue]

Arch Awards honour two high-achieving alumni
University of Calgary | June 1, 2006
A physician and tireless advocate for global survival and a former Olympian and recent med school graduate are the two newest alumni to be named recipients of the Arch Awards, which will be awarded on Monday, June 5....[continue]

Memorial University's Family Medicine residency program number one in Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland | May 24, 2006
The Family Medicine residency program offered at Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine is first in the country in the percentage of graduates choosing family medicine....[continue]

New study shows Memorial's medical school is making a major contribution to supply of province's doctors
Memorial University of Newfoundland | May 23, 2006
A new study by Dr. Maria Mathews, assistant professor of Health Policy and Health Care Delivery at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), shows that the university's medical school is making a major contribution to the supply of full-licensed doctors practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador, including rural communities....[continue]

New study shows Memorial's medical school is making a major contribution to supply of province's doctors
Memorial University of Newfoundland | May 23, 2006
A new study by Dr. Maria Mathews, assistant professor of Health Policy and Health Care Delivery at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), shows that the university's medical school is making a major contribution to the supply of full-licensed doctors practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador, including rural communities....[continue]

Drinking and Driving Fatalities Rise Over Summer
University of Western Ontario | May 18, 2006
Canada Road Safety Week is May 16 to 22. The Department of Communications & Public Affairs at The University of Western Ontario is providing the following contact to assist those covering drinking and driving related stories this long weekend....[continue]

Local volunteers establish Dr. NoŽl and Dr. Doreen Joubert Scholarship in Health Studies at Brandon University
Brandon University | May 18, 2006
In September 2004, the Brandon community suffered a tragic loss with the sudden passing of Dr. NoŽl and Dr. Doreen Joubert....[continue]

20 Years of Studying Family Medicine
University of Western Ontario | May 15, 2006
The Centre for Studies in Family Medicine (CSFM) celebrates 20 years ofsuccess....[continue]

The University of Ottawa to welcome 135 new doctors
University of Ottawa | May 9, 2006
They are determined, enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to the medical profession....[continue]

Medical School to be sited with School of Pharmacy in Kitchener
University of Waterloo | May 5, 2006
Region supports new satellite medical school with $15 million...[continue]

New Primary Health Centre Officially Opens on Saskatoon's West Side
University of Saskatchewan | April 28, 2006
Today, Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) and the University of Saskatchewan's Department of Academic Family Medicine opened Saskatoon's newest primary health centre, the "University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region West Winds Primary Health Centre", on Saskatoon's west side....[continue]

The Edmonton Clinic to increase patient accessibility and enhance teaching capability
University of Alberta | April 18, 2006
The University of Alberta and Capital Health today announced the naming of The Edmonton Clinic, formerly the Health Sciences Ambulatory Learning Centre....[continue]

East Meets West -- Integrated, Compassionate Medicine for the 21st Century
University of Western Ontario | April 17, 2006
Medical schools, including the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, are adapting their curriculum to incorporate Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Steven Aung, renowned practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), will share his vision for integrated, compassionate health care during a three-day visit to Western starting tomorrow....[continue]

UW School of Optometry opens Victoria School Clinic/Research Centre on Monday
University of Waterloo | March 30, 2006
An official opening ceremony will be held Monday for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry's Victoria School Clinic/Research Centre in downtown Kitchener....[continue]

Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell to Discuss Relief Work Overseas
Trent University | March 28, 2006
On Friday March 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Champlain College Council Chambers, Doctor Lynda Redwood-Campbell will be talking about her experiences with the Canadian Relief Foundation and the International Red Cross....[continue]

Medical School at UW's Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus benefits Waterloo Region
University of Waterloo | March 23, 2006
A satellite of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine to be located at the University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus in Downtown Kitchener will bring major benefits to Waterloo Region's health care system....[continue]

UW opens new chapter with School of Pharmacy
University of Waterloo | March 14, 2006
The University of Waterloo opened a new exciting chapter in its history today with the official groundbreaking for its School of Pharmacy and Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus....[continue]

Weekbook listing of upcoming events
University of Waterloo | March 10, 2006
Weekbook is a listing of University of Waterloo talks, conferences and events, from March 13 to 19....[continue]

UW School of Pharmacy
University of Waterloo | March 8, 2006
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus on Tuesday, March 14....[continue]

Innovative Multi-professional Health Clinic Opens at UBC
University of British Columbia | March 2, 2006
Comprehensive health care and an innovative teaching resource will soon be available at the University of British Columbia when the UBC Health Clinic officially opens March 6 in the new David Strangway Bldg. at the corner of Wesbrook Mall and University Blvd....[continue]

Memorial University committee to explore collaborative health education and research; lectures series will help inform discussion
Memorial University of Newfoundland | March 1, 2006
Memorial University has responded to one of the requests contained in the White Paper issued last summer by the provincial government by forming a Committee on Collaborative Health Professional Education and Research....[continue]

The Ross Family Medicine Centre official opening
Memorial University of Newfoundland | January 26, 2006
Media representatives are invited to attend the official opening of the Ross Family Medicine Centre at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, in room G05/G06, main floor, Southcott Hall, L.A. Miller Centre, Forest Road....[continue]

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans
University of Toronto | December 8, 2005
Contact with performing primates presents potential risk for viral transmission...[continue]

McGill physician elected to National Academies
McGill University | November 15, 2005
McGill University is pleased to announce the nomination of family medicine physician Dr. Ann C. Macaulay to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Macaulay is one of five individuals named as a foreign associate member this year, one of two elected from Canada. Dr. Macaulay, a McGill faculty member since 1983, has made significant contributions to community-based participatory research and to the study and prevention of type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal populations....[continue]

War Child Canada co-founders to receive honorary degrees at 2005 Brock Fall Convocation
Brock University | October 11, 2005
Brock University will confer 379 undergraduate degrees from all six faculties, 135 graduate degrees, 71 education degrees and 24 certificates at the 2005 Fall Convocation, being held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m., in the Walker Complex at the west end of campus, in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium....[continue]

Canadian Diabetes Study: A Wake-up Call
University of Western Ontario | September 20, 2005
Data from the largest diabetes study of its kind in Canada show that one in two people with type 2 diabetes does not have their blood sugar under control....[continue]

$2-Million Donation Supports Medical Education
University of Western Ontario | September 19, 2005
Talking with patients about their health, discussing sensitive subjects, and conducting physical exams are just some of the skills medical students will learn thanks to a $2-million donation to. The University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry by alumnus and biotechnology leader Dr. Donald Rix....[continue]

CONCORDIA ENGINEERING STUDENTS UNVEIL THEIR FIRST SOLAR HOUSE
Concordia University | September 16, 2005
Members of the Canadian Solar Decathlon team, made up of Concordia engineering and communications students, unveiled The Northern Light - a self-contained solar house designed and built by the students, in cooperation with students from the architecture program at líUniversitť de Montrťal....[continue]

Work-Life Conflict: Carleton U Professor Available to Comment on Newly Released Health Canada Report
Carleton University | September 14, 2005
Health Canada has just released the latest report by Carleton University Business Professor, Dr. Linda Duxbury, on Work-Life Balance. Entitled, Who Is at Risk?...[continue]

Roommates and Drinking Responsibly Some of the Challenges for New Students
University of Western Ontario | September 7, 2005
The University of Western Ontario is providing the following issues/events OF INTEREST...[continue]

Satellite Medical School announced for UW's Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus
University of Waterloo | February 10, 2005
A satellite of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine will be located on the University of Waterloo Downtown Kitchener Health Sciences Campus....[continue]


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