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Newfoundland and Labrador Lieutenant Governor to speak on war and remembrance at event in Toronto
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 8, 2006
Newfoundland and Labradorís lieutenant-governor will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador Dinner scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Marriott Yorkville in Toronto....[continue]

Rejecting booze: Visiting PhD student from Norway spending time at Memorial to complete a unique study on teens and alcohol
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 6, 2006
Thanks to a unique exchange agreement with the University of Bergen, a Norwegian doctoral student is spending time at Memorial University this fall trying to shed new light onto an all-too-familiar subject prevalent not just in Europe but also around the world Ė teens and alcohol....[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 Canadaís fastest rising stars, cellist Denise Djokic. Denise was born in Halifax into a family of musicians Ė her father Philippe performed at the inaugural Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival this past summer, along with her brother, Marc....[continue]

Memorial University of Newfoundland releases 2005-2006 Presidentís Report on DVD and web
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 20, 2006
The same day as more than 500 students crossed the stage during Memorialís fall convocation ceremonies in St. Johnís, Dr. Axel Meisen officially released the 2005-2006 Presidentís Report and presented elements of this yearís report to those attending the ceremonies....[continue]

Sounds of Preserving Culture Loud and Clear
University College of Cape Breton | October 11, 2006
Today, the new Centre for Cape Breton Studies and the quest to preserve cultural traditions for future generations took centre stage....[continue]

Celebrate the sound that is Newfoundland and Labradorís folklore
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 6, 2006
On Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-5 p.m., the public are invited to The Rooms for the launch of a new archival project that highlights the ties between culture and place, and blends words and music to explore regional traditions and the aural documentation of the past....[continue]

CBUís ĎCommunity and Cultureí Celebration Now On
University College of Cape Breton | October 4, 2006
This fall, Cape Breton University is hosting a series of events to celebrate culture and community....[continue]

Memorial University president visits Labrador
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 28, 2006
Dr. Axel Meisen, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University, will be in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, to meet with community leaders and university stakeholders....[continue]

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

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

    American literature, a Cuban writer, and workplace safety??
    Mount Allison University | June 21, 2006
    What do workplace safety, American literature, and Cuban author Josť Antonio Ramos Aguirre have in common?...[continue]

    People engaged in maintaining any aspect of this provinceís distinct culture will have a first-ever opportunity to influence government policy
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | June 6, 2006
    People engaged in maintaining any aspect of this provinceís distinct culture will have a first-ever opportunity to influence government policy and safeguard heritage at a forum that kicks off on Wednesday....[continue]

    Memorial University to hold spring convocation from May 24-26, 2006
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | May 17, 2006
    More than 2,000 degrees will be awarded at Memorial Universityís annual spring convocation at the St. Johnís Arts and Culture Centre....[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]

    The Power of Play comes to Brock
    Brock University | April 26, 2006
    The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) will host their 32nd Annual Meeting at Brock University, from Wednesday, May 17 to Saturday, May 20....[continue]

    StFX website brings Scottish Gaelic folklore back to life
    St. Francis Xavier University | April 25, 2006
    Website contains thousands of valuable Gaelic folklore, songs and hymns...[continue]

    Expert on intangible heritage says Canada should sign treaty to protect knowledge and culture
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | April 17, 2006
    This week, the international Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage will enter into force. While 46 countries have ratified it, Canada has not....[continue]

    Expertise available on "intangible cultural heritage"
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | March 29, 2006
    One of the strategic directions identified by the provinceís Blueprint for Development and Investment in Culture, released yesterday, was sustaining our "intangible cultural heritage."...[continue]

    CBU Receives $94k in CFI Funding
    University College of Cape Breton | March 27, 2006
    Today, Dr. Tony Secco, Vice President, Academic of Cape Breton University welcomed the Canada Foundation for Innovationís (CFI) investment of $94,000 supporting a major project lead by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and supported by Heather Sparling, ethnomusicologist and Ian Brodie, folklorist, young faculty leaders at CBU....[continue]

    Hawaiian culture focus of lecture at Memorial University
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | March 1, 2006
    Memorial University has turned to one of its own for its next segment of the Music, Media and Culture public lecture series....[continue]

    U of Cís Humanities Nobel Lecture Series brings leading scholar to Calgary
    University of Calgary | February 23, 2006
    Each year, the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Calgary invites an expert on the current Nobel Laureate in Literature to present the Humanities Nobel Lecture....[continue]

    Memorial University experts and Valentineís Day stories
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | February 9, 2006
    Looking for fresh story ideas for Valentineís Day?...[continue]

    Memorial University's 2004-2005 President's Report released on DVD and Web
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | December 14, 2005
    Memorial University President Dr. Axel Meisen has formally presented the university's annual report to Joan Burke, the minister of Education....[continue]

    Folklore Society examines Newfoundland folklore in the 21st century
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 15, 2005
    The MUN Folklore Society presents a selection of interdisciplinary papers examining Newfoundland folklore in the 21st century....[continue]

    StFX professor available to speak on Halloween, an important date in the Celtic calendar
    St. Francis Xavier University | October 25, 2005
    Dr. Nilsen, a professor in the Celtic Studies Department, can talk about All Hallow's Eve, one of the important dates in the Celtic calendar....[continue]

    Memorial University officially opens Inco Innovation Centre
    Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 20, 2005
    Today representatives of Memorial University, the provincial and federal governments and Inco Ltd. officially opened the Inco Innovation Centre, a new $17.3 million research and innovation facility located on the universityís St. Johnís campus...[continue]

    Profile: Professor Elizabeth Miller, vampire queen
    University of Toronto | September 12, 2005
    It isn't every day that a student asks a professor's advice on becoming a vampire but itís a relatively common question for Elizabeth Miller, who is teaching The Literary Vampire at the School of Continuing Studies this fall....[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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