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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]

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]

Malaspina University-College student studies tongue-eating parasite
Malaspina University College | November 14, 2006
A passion for parasites led Malaspina University-College Biology student Aya Murakami all the way to Ireland....[continue]

New Downtown Gallery Honours Williams Legacy
University of Victoria | November 9, 2006
When he died on Nov. 9, 2000, the late Victoria philanthropist, patron of the arts and heritage developer Michael Williams left virtually his entire estate, including property and an extensive art collection, to the University of Victoria....[continue]

New war memorial dedicated to Second World War navy veterans
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 8, 2006
A new war memorial will be unveiled during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Fisheries and Marine Institute in St. John’s, happening on Thursday, Nov. 9, at noon....[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]

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]

Understanding the Sexes through Psychology
St. Mary's University | November 7, 2006
The mental processes encompassing differences between the sexes have fuelled the research interests of soon to be Saint Mary’s graduate Melissa Gray, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia....[continue]

UW, three other universities work to restore Sri Lankan villages hit by tsunami
University of Waterloo | November 7, 2006
The University of Waterloo and three other Canadian universities will work collaboratively with local partners to restore the economy and environment of six villages in Sri Lanka devastated by the tsunami of December 2004....[continue]

International researchers convene to explore governance of natural resources in a complex world
Brock University | October 27, 2006
Researchers at Brock and Wilfrid Laurier University will lead a two-day international workshop on Oct. 27 and 28 at Wilfrid Laurier to address the challenge of natural resources use and protection in a complex and increasingly connected world. Participants at the workshop will take stock of recent developments in the governance of natural resources (e.g., fisheries, wildlife, forests), and identify new directions for research and policy....[continue]

Marine Institute to announce remotely operated vehicle (ROV) program, simulators, international competition
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 25, 2006
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland will hold a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. to announce its new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Technical Certificate program and installation of two new ROV simulators received from GRI Simulations Inc. and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador....[continue]

Brain Gain: UVic Attracts Scientific Star From the U.S.
University of Victoria | October 25, 2006
The University of Victoria has attracted one of the world’s leading protein chemists to head the UVic-Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre....[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]

Farming salmon in fresh water
Simon Fraser University | October 19, 2006
Farming salmon in fresh water - Many say it can’t be done....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 18, 2006
Samantha King (Kinesiology and Health Studies) continues to discuss the corporatization of breast cancer, most recently in the National Post....[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]

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]

Three Santamarians will be saluted at Saint Mary’s Fall Convocation
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
Saint Mary’s University will be paying tribute to three of its own at this year’s Fall Convocation....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to bring internationally-renowned aquatic ecologist Judy Meyer to Saint John and Fredericton as the dynamic guest speaker for the fourth annual H.B.N. Hynes Lecture....[continue]

Stephen Leahey: "Work hard and always give back to your community"
St. Mary's University | October 13, 2006
For Stephen Leahey, there is only one thing that he attributes to his success in life — Saint Mary’s University....[continue]

Reaching out: Memorial University’s Harris Centre identifies partnering opportunities in the Coasts of Bay region
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 6, 2006
It was a rapt audience at the Vancor Motel in Bay d’ Espoir for a rainy Monday night. Ninety people gathered at the local motel on Oct. 2 for a public forum hosted by Memorial’s Harris Centre in partnership with the Coast of Bays Regional Economic Development Board....[continue]

ANDERSON, Kenneth Borden "Moose"
St. Mary's University | October 3, 2006
ANDERSON, Kenneth Borden "Moose" - 1937-2006, passed away at home in the comfort of his family....[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]

Public forum tackles the future of the marine sector in the Coast of Bays region
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 29, 2006
Given the changes in the fishery resource, the markets and technology, the future of the marine sector in the Coast of Bays is uncertain....[continue]

UBC Fisheries Experts Named Two of Three Recipients of Volvo Environment Prize
University of British Columbia | September 28, 2006
UBC fisheries professors Daniel Pauly and Carl Walters have been awarded the 2006 Volvo Environment Prize for their contribution to understanding the human impact on the world’s fisheries and oceans....[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]

StFX to Honour Top Alumni at Homecoming 2006
St. Francis Xavier University | September 28, 2006
StFX will honour its best and brightest Friday with a dinner and awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of distinguished alumni and friends of the university as part of Homecoming 2006....[continue]

New vessel revolutionizes fisheries research
Simon Fraser University | September 27, 2006
Simon Fraser University’s latest marine research toolkit would have been a real bonus to NEMO, the little orphaned fish who lost his parents in the famous animation Finding NEMO....[continue]

U of G Profs Featured in National Newspaper
University of Guelph | September 26, 2006
Two University of Guelph professors were featured today in articles in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

$20 Million to Expand Seafloor Observatory
University of Victoria | September 26, 2006
The research capacity of the University of Victoria-led NEPTUNE Canada, the world’s first regional cabled ocean observatory, received a significant boost today with the announcement of an additional $20 million in funding....[continue]

AULD, Stewart Edward
St. Mary's University | September 25, 2006
AULD, Stewart Edward - 65, passed away in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, on September 20, 2006....[continue]

Getting young minds hooked on science aim of Memorial University Program
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 22, 2006
A unique educational outreach program run by Memorial University of Newfoundland students is hoping to expand its mandate this year by getting into more schools to motivate young minds about the importance of science all the while promoting what Memorial has to offer....[continue]

Mount Allison students to represent New Brunswick at Climate Change Conference
Mount Allison University | September 21, 2006
Two fourth-year Mount Allison students are leaving next week to represent New Brunswick undergraduate researchers at the Atlantic Centre for Global Change and Ecosystem Research Conference (ACGCER) in Wolfville, Nova Scotia....[continue]

Why is our English so different from theirs?
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 21, 2006
Ever wonder why you might hear words like tabanask and ballicatter, and phrases like "John’s after telling me he’s leaving," in parts of this province, but not in London, England – or London, Ontario, for that matter?...[continue]

Second annual World Rivers Day brings 100 events to BC, celebrations around the globe
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 20, 2006
Rivers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a visit to Taiwan, but British Columbia Institute of Technology instructor Mark Angelo will make a whirlwind trip there to help celebrate the second annual World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 24....[continue]

Rhodes Scholarships for 2007
St. Thomas University | September 15, 2006
Eleven Rhodes Scholarships are now open for Canadian students and will be awarded in early December....[continue]

UBC Research Major Contributor to World’s First Tree Genome
University of British Columbia | September 14, 2006
An international team of scientists, including seven from the University of British Columbia, has completed the world’s first physical map and sequencing of a tree genome -- and the third plant ever sequenced -- providing important insight into the future development of alternative fuels, forest health and wood quality....[continue]

Edna Staebler passes away
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 13, 2006
Edna Staebler, a long-time friend of Wilfrid Laurier University and one of Waterloo Region’s most beloved residents, died Tuesday night in her 101st year....[continue]

69 uOttawa researchers receive NSERC funding worth $9.4 million
University of Ottawa | September 8, 2006
Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will allow 69 University of Ottawa researchers to pursue research projects in a wide range of fields including climate change, hearing, technology, robotics, cold exposure, virtual reality, mathematical ecology, data privacy and genomics....[continue]

Malaspina University-College Culinary Art student earns $1000 scholarship
Malaspina University College | September 8, 2006
Endless enthusiasm, effort and work ethic earned Malaspina University-College Culinary Arts student Jennifer Cline a $1000 scholarship from the Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association....[continue]



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