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Biography of Mr. Eric Herbert Molson
Concordia University | November 16, 2006
Born and raised in Montreal, Eric H Molson has been an active member of the community throughout his lifetime....[continue]

Eric Molson to receive honorary doctorate from Concordia University
Concordia University | November 16, 2006
Eric Molson, former Chancellor of Concordia University, will receive an honorary doctorate at one of the university’s upcoming fall convocation ceremonies....[continue]

City's oldest war memorial undergoing restoration
University of Toronto | November 10, 2006
Commemorates U of T students who died defending Canada...[continue]

2,500 Original Art Items Donated to Cape Breton University $500K James Nearing and Florence Giovannetti-Nearing Dragon Lair’s Collection
University College of Cape Breton | November 7, 2006
Cape Breton novelist, Frank Macdonald, has been nominated for the largest and most international literary prize of its kind, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award....[continue]

SHEA, Harold Thomas
St. Mary's University | October 25, 2006
SHEA, Harold Thomas - 83, Halifax, passed away October 23, 2006....[continue]

Memorial University to hold fall convocation ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 13, 2006
Three prominent writers will be honoured during Memorial University's fall convocation ceremonies, taking place at the St. John’s Arts and Culture on Friday, Oct. 20. Over 500 students will receive degrees during the three sessions of convocation being held on that day at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m....[continue]

Craig Lawrence Dobbin: 1935 to 2006
St. Mary's University | October 10, 2006
Craig Lawrence Dobbin OC, D.Sc.(h.c.), LL.D (1935 to 2006) passed away on October 7....[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]

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]

BYRNE, Cyril Joseph, C.M., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
St. Mary's University | August 18, 2006
BYRNE, Cyril Joseph, C.M., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus - 66, passed away in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on August 16, 2006, after a 15-month struggle with cancer....[continue]

Trent Professor Awarded Ireland Canada University Foundation Scholarship
Trent University | July 29, 2006
Dr. Julian Aherne, a professor in the department of Environmental Resource Studies at Trent University, has been awarded the $8,000 Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) Scotia Capital Bank Scholarship to fund a research visit to Ireland to initiate collaborative work with Irish researchers involved in forest ecosystem monitoring....[continue]

UW holds major conference on German-speaking immigration around the world
University of Waterloo | July 12, 2006
Canada's most prominent area of German settlement -- Kitchener-Waterloo -- will host an unprecedented conference next month on the experiences of German-speaking immigrants around the world....[continue]

Researchers at York receive $3 million from SSHRC
York University | June 15, 2006
York university researchers have been awarded almost $3 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)....[continue]

Memorial Presents: Meeting the Challenge of Regional Economic Development: Lessons from Ireland
Memorial University of Newfoundland | May 30, 2006
The "Celtic Tiger" is often cited as a classic example of how a small economy can prosper. What is less well known is that the Irish economy is currently going through a period of transition as it continues its efforts to attract inward investment while at the same time redressing the imbalance in economic development between Dublin and rural Ireland....[continue]

U of S Aboriginal/Newcomer Research Highlighted at National Scholars' Congress
University of Saskatchewan | May 29, 2006
University of Saskatchewan faculty and students will be among 8,000 scholars speaking and presenting papers at York University May 27 to June 3 at the 2006 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest conference of its kind in North America....[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 University’s annual spring convocation at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre....[continue]

Saint Mary's In the News
St. Mary's University | May 5, 2006
Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, appeared in The Halifax Chronicle-Herald and The Halifax Daily News where he praised the recent $400,000.00 gift to the Hearts and Minds Capital Campaign from BMO Financial Group....[continue]

Note to editors/producers: Spring convocation at Grenfell College
Memorial University of Newfoundland | May 4, 2006
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College will hold its spring convocation ceremony in the college gymnasium on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m....[continue]

Art Gallery Hosts Sight Unseen Show
St. Mary's University | April 21, 2006
Sight Unseen: Recent Acquisitions and Other Works from the Permanent Collection...[continue]

Memorial University announces one more honorary degree
Memorial University of Newfoundland | April 12, 2006
Another name has been added to the list of luminaries receiving honorary degrees from Memorial during spring convocation in St. John's....[continue]

Theatre Department presents By the Bog of Cats
Memorial University of Newfoundland | March 31, 2006
The Theatre Program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, is pleased to announce By the Bog of Cats by Irish playwright Marina Carr as its final production of the season, featuringthe graduating class of 2006....[continue]

And the Luck of the Irish Goes To …
University College of Cape Breton | March 17, 2006
Lucky charms and shamrocks were in the air on St. Patrick’s Day when Donald Morrison of Oshawa, ON had the luck of the Irish and became the winner of a Wentworth Condominium and a 2006 Honda Accord SE....[continue]

International study shows need for smoke-free law to protect public health
University of Waterloo | March 16, 2006
A University of Waterloo researcher who participated in a major international study measuring the impact of smoking on air quality in Irish pubs around the world says the results made public today underscore the need for smoke-free laws to protect public health....[continue]

The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf
University of Victoria | March 15, 2006
University of Victoria Irish expert Elizabeth Grove-White says she won’t be drinking green beer to symbolize her Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day....[continue]

Cape Breton University Surpasses Goal of $7M!
University College of Cape Breton | March 14, 2006
It’s a wrap! Cape Breton University’s Future First campaign has surpassed the goal it set out to achieve....[continue]

Day off in Newfoundland, thanks to the luck of the Irish
Memorial University of Newfoundland | March 8, 2006
Canadians from coast to coast will don their best green duds and drink dyed-green suds after work this St. Patrick’s Day, but workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador can take a holiday to reflect on the province’s Irish roots....[continue]

CBU Hosting third open house Sunday
University College of Cape Breton | March 3, 2006
Cape Breton University is welcoming the community to attend another open house this weekend at the Wentworth Condominium as part of its Luck of the Irish Condo and Car Lottery....[continue]

Artist uses maps to understand others in Paths We Have Taken
Wilfrid Laurier University | February 23, 2006
The Robert Langen Art Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibition of paintings, entitled Paths We Have Taken, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1....[continue]

Infertile Irish couples face complex issues
Memorial University of Newfoundland | February 23, 2006
On Friday, Feb. 24, a medical anthropology researcher at Memorial University will discuss the complex social, political and medical interactions that face Irish couples struggling with infertility....[continue]

Luck of the Irish Lottery Heats Up!
University College of Cape Breton | February 23, 2006
New early bird draw to Cuba set for March 8; O’Brien’s take first early bird prize...[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | January 25, 2006
Author Patrick Kavanagh will read from Gaff Topsails on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm at the Faculty-Staff Club, Ward Chipman Library Building, as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at the University of New Brunswick Saint John....[continue]

2nd Annual CBU Night at the Screaming Eagles
University College of Cape Breton | January 10, 2006
Get ready for Eaglemania…CAPERS style. On Friday, January 13, it will be Cape Breton University Night at the Eagles Nest as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles take on their provincial rivals, the Halifax Mooseheads....[continue]

Concordia University | December 8, 2005
Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University is about to enter a new and exciting stage of its development thanks to a significant increase in annual funding provided by the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation....[continue]

Citation - Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, LLD
Concordia University | December 5, 2005
It is particularly fitting that Canada’s 18th Prime Minister should be receiving this recognition from Concordia University, as he served on our Board of Governors from 1978 to 1983....[continue]

Memorial University’s Harris Centre teams up with the Irish Loop Development Corp
Memorial University of Newfoundland | December 5, 2005
The Irish Loop Development Board in co-operation with Memorial University’s Harris Centre will host a workshop in Economic Zone 20 at the St. Vincent’s Community Centre, Dec. 6, 2005....[continue]

What's all the FASS about?
St. Mary's University | November 24, 2005
Droves of people poured into the Saint Mary’s Art Gallery this afternoon for the launch of the Faculty, Alumni, Student and Staff (FASS) Art Exhibition....[continue]

CBU Launches its Condo and Car Lottery Fundraiser
University College of Cape Breton | November 23, 2005
Grab your shamrocks and leprechaun charms! Cape Breton University is asking everyone to call on the Luck of the Irish for its latest fundraising campaign....[continue]

Good Job
St. Mary's University | November 23, 2005
The 12th annual Saint Mary’s University Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony was held this afternoon in the Loyola Conference Hall, and the event was a resounding success....[continue]

Music, magic and more at Festival of Trees Public Days
Malaspina University College | November 21, 2005
Community members, including families and seniors, are invited to the Nanaimo campus on Sunday, Nov. 27, Sunday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12 to 5 pm....[continue]

Biographies of the authors
Concordia University | November 16, 2005
Mercedes Abad, born in Barcelona in 1961, pursued studies in communications at the Univesidad Autónoma in her native city....[continue]



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