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United Way supports a variety of causes
McMaster University | November 11, 2006
Imagine a world where you are constantly reminded of your inability to do something. Everywhere you turn, it looks you in the face and stops you from functioning independently. Imagine if this was a simple task, something we take for granted like reading....[continue]

Week designed to show geography’s importance
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 10, 2006
For those who don’t know much about geography, next week’s activities are designed to help. Geography Awareness Week runs Nov. 14-19 on the St. John’s campus....[continue]

Carleton University Announces Its Honorary Degree Recipients at Fall Convocation
Carleton University | October 27, 2006
Carleton University will present honorary degrees to two outstanding Canadians at its 129th Convocation ceremony on Saturday November 4, 2006 in Carleton’s Field House. More than 1,150 students will be graduating....[continue]

Six York profs in the running for TVO's Best Lecturer 2007
York University | October 26, 2006
Six York professors have made the ‘top 30’ cut in TVOntario’s competition for Best Lecturer 2007.

University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
Second year dental hygiene students plan to make a difference during their 5th Annual Soup Up Your Smile outreach event. Using interactive displays, the students will share important oral health messages with inner city patrons at Siloam Mission on Oct. 24, 2006 and with adult ESL and Literacy students at The University of Manitoba Brodie Center on Oct. 26, 2006....[continue]

Cap and Gowns Abound: Mount Saint Vincent University Graduates More Than 450 at Fall Convocations
Mount Saint Vincent University | October 22, 2006
Mount Saint Vincent University will officially confer certificates, diplomas and degrees to more than 450 graduating students....[continue]

St. Paul's United College holds conference on Aboriginal education in the 21st Century
University of Waterloo | October 18, 2006
A major conference on the future of Aboriginal education, featuring Ontario's lieutenant-governor, the Honourable James K. Bartleman -- first member of a First Nation to hold a vice-regal office in Ontario -- will be held at St. Paul's United College on the University of Waterloo campus Oct. 28....[continue]

Nipissing University launches two new programs
Nipissing University | September 28, 2006
Nipissing University students will have two new degree programs to choose from starting in September 2007....[continue]

Mount A to host ASB conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Mount Allison University | September 27, 2006
Mount Allison University is pleased to host the 36th annual Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) conference this year....[continue]

Random acts of poetry to strike in St. John’s next week
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 26, 2006
Next week, Memorial professor and acclaimed poet Mary Dalton will commit spontaneous readings for strangers and hand out books of poetry in St. John’s. Poet and filmmaker Marian Frances White will also participate in this project, wandering the city and giving her books to people she encounters....[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]

Music and the mind
McMaster University | September 20, 2006
Young children who take music lessons show advanced brain development and improved memory over those children who do not take music lessons....[continue]

UNBF Graduate Students Awarded $620,000 for Social Sciences Research
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 15, 2006
Eighteen graduate students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will receive a total of $620,000 in support of their research from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)....[continue]

Recipients announced for the 25th Annual Memorial Alumni Tribute Awards
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 8, 2006
Ten outstanding alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland will be recognized for their achievements at the 25th Annual Alumni Tribute Awards on Thursday, Oct. 26 2006....[continue]

Sudan Media Study Summary
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
Mass Atrocity Crimes in Darfur and the Response of Government Sudan Broadcasters to International Pressure...[continue]

Seniors Education Centre open house
University of Regina | September 1, 2006
Newly retired or just looking for something different this fall? It’s never too late to go back to school....[continue]

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and UBC Commit $2.5 Million to Enrol Five Per Cent of Students in Community Service Learning
University of British Columbia | August 31, 2006
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation has awarded the University of British Columbia a $1 million grant for a program that will see five per cent of undergraduate students -- about 1,800 per year by 2011 -- learning about their fields of study through short-term community service projects....[continue]

Artists studying the art of teaching at York U
York University | August 29, 2006
Forty-two artists who present special arts education projects in Ontario schools have gone back to class themselves this week for a new program offered by York University and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC)....[continue]

CLLRNet Supports North Bay Student to Research Family Literacy at UPEI
University of Prince Edward Island | August 29, 2006
Ashleigh McBain of North Bay, Ontario has just said farewell to her colleagues at the University of Prince Edward Island after spending the summer carrying out research in family literacy....[continue]

Job Well Done Elaine; SMU’s Health and Safety Coordinator retires after 35 years of service
St. Mary's University | August 25, 2006
When Elaine McCulloch walked through the doors of the Science...[continue]

From prof to poet via the Fringe
Simon Fraser University | August 24, 2006
SFU Surrey professor Sasha Colby will trade her lectern for the footlights when her one-woman play H.D. A Life debuts at the Vancouver Fringe Festival on Friday, September 15, at 8 p.m. at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre at SFU Downtown....[continue]

Belize building on books from Malaspina University-College
Malaspina University College | August 24, 2006
Dr. Larry Wolfe had just assigned a library research paper to his marketing students when one of the students spoke up....[continue]

Researchers target Down syndrome progress
Simon Fraser University | August 21, 2006
SFU researchers working to improve the quality of life for those with Down syndrome (DS) will join international experts for the 9th World Down Syndrome Congress in Vancouver, Aug. 22-26. The meetings will focus on progress being made in DS research....[continue]

SSHRC: English Prof's Shakespeare Project 'Winning Research'
University of Guelph | August 2, 2006
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has featured English Prof. Daniel Fischlin in the "winning research" section of its national website....[continue]

Eight York profs vie for TVO's Best Lecturer 2007
York University | July 26, 2006
Producers of "Big Ideas" have selected political science Prof. Olivier Courteaux; humanities Prof. Andrea Davis; theatre Prof. Robert Fothergill; law Prof. Allan Hutchinson; education Prof. Heather Lotherington; political science Prof. Stephen Newman; biology Prof. Mark Vicari; and law Prof. Alan Young. They are among 71 chosen from 155 eligible candidates nominated by students and alumni of 19 Ontario colleges and universities....[continue]

That’s one terrific teacher!
Mount Allison University | July 17, 2006
SACKVILLE, NB — In May, she won Mount Allison University’s distinguished Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award. Now Dr. Erin Steuter has been recognized as one of the finest teachers in the Atlantic region! The sociology professor has just received the Association of Atlantic Universities’ (AAU) Distinguished Teacher Award....[continue]

Students travel to the Caribbean to teach physical education, health and literacy
Brock University | June 28, 2006
Most people travel to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the island of Antigua for rest and relaxation, but a group of Brock students recently visited both countries to teach physical education, health and literacy to school children in conjunction with the Scotiabank Champions for Health Promoting Schools initiative....[continue]

English Prof to Be On CBC Radio
University of Guelph | June 28, 2006
English Prof. Daniel Fischlin will be featured on the CBC Radio program Freestyle Thursday afternoon....[continue]

UW-led research team looks at impact of child-care choices on children's development
University of Waterloo | June 21, 2006
Research does not support the argument that children are better off in family home settings than in child-care centres, says the Centre for Canadian Knowledge Mobilisation (CCKM) in a report on what studies indicate about the impact of child-care choices on children's early development....[continue]

Grade 6 Students to Help Prof Test Shakespeare Literacy Game
University of Guelph | June 19, 2006
A University of Guelph professor has asked a group of Grade 6 students from Edward Johnson Public School to help him test 'Speare: The Literacy Arcade Game June 26 at 10 a.m. in the College of Arts Media Centre, Room 019 of the MacKinnon Building....[continue]

Best future teacher award announced for TWU School of Education student
Trinity Western University | June 14, 2006
Bouncing on a large ball across the gym on the last leg of an obstacle course is no easy task on its own, but tape up the contender and pull a t-shirt over her head and it's downright daunting....[continue]

Mount Allison hosts 2006 APICS/CIC Student Chemistry Conference
Mount Allison University | June 12, 2006
Over 140 chemistry students, professors and researchers converged on Mount Allison University from May 18-20 for the 31st APICS/CIC Student Chemistry Conference....[continue]

UW's spring convocation awards student degrees, honorary degrees
University of Waterloo | June 12, 2006
The University of Waterloo will graduate nearly 4,000 students and award 11 honorary degrees during spring convocation to be held on campus from Wednesday through Saturday (June 14-17)....[continue]

Dalhousie University | June 6, 2006
Michael Hawes, Executive Director of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States, announced that Frank Harvey and Esmeralda Thornhill have been granted 2006-07 Fulbright awards....[continue]

Nipissing University is pleased to play a part in welcoming rock group Cagibi to North Bay
Nipissing University | June 5, 2006
Nipissing University will bestow honorary degrees to seven individuals at this year’s convocation ceremonies, celebrating a diverse group of individuals ranging from the Auditor General of Canada to a world-famous hockey dad....[continue]

$1-million grant helps launch Centre for Community Service-Learning
Wilfrid Laurier University | May 29, 2006
Freshmen at Wilfrid Laurier University hit the streets to shine shoes for a cystic fibrosis fundraiser even before they crack their first textbook....[continue]

Students compete at ACE Nationals
St. Francis Xavier University | May 25, 2006
Entrepreneurship is alive and well at StFX, and will be growing next year if three business students have their say about it....[continue]

York hosts 8,000 Scholars for Congress 2006
York University | May 25, 2006
Final preparations are in full gear as York University gets ready to greet nearly 8,000 delegates to the largest multi-disciplinary gathering of scholars in North America....[continue]

UBC All Science Challenge: Graduate Students Make Science Fun for Middle Schoolers
University of British Columbia | May 25, 2006
The All Science Challenge for Grade 6-8 students...[continue]

Students compete at ACE Nationals
St. Francis Xavier University | May 25, 2006
Entrepreneurship is alive and well at StFX, and will be growing next year if three business students have their say about it....[continue]



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