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Five inducted into Community of Distinction
McMaster University | November 10, 2006
A champion of problem-based learning, a leader who shaped health care research, a facilitator of the new health sciences centre, a scientist of population health, and a nursing professor who took McMaster's multi-professional team-building approach abroad are being honoured by McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences....[continue]

Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner to receive honorary degree
University of Toronto | November 9, 2006
Fall convocation ceremonies to be held Nov. 13-17...[continue]

Memorial University inventions receive funding from Springboard Atlantic Inc.
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 8, 2006
A novel diagnostic marker for pediatric cancer and a wavetimer are just two of the inventions that received awards through two key Springboard Atlantic Inc. programs....[continue]

Rethinking productivity: Turning the globalization debate on its head
University of Regina | November 7, 2006
Canadian journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis will screen his film, The Take, on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Education Auditorium at the University of Regina, followed by a lecture about the film at 8 p.m....[continue]

Nine uOttawa scientists receive Early Researcher Award
University of Ottawa | November 7, 2006
Nine researchers at the University of Ottawa have received an Early Research Award, formerly the Premierís Research Excellence Awards....[continue]

Dalhousie University Receives $90,000 in Funding for Commercialization
Dalhousie University | November 6, 2006
A new way to diagnose asthma in children. An innovative approach to chemistry instruction. A novel diagnostic marker for pediatric cancer....[continue]

It Takes a Society: Fighting Childhood Obesity
McGill University | October 18, 2006
The undisputed pandemic of childhood obesity worldwide threatens to be the major public health problem of the new century. We have created a modern society in which the first generation of children of the new millennium could be the first since the rise of the industrial revolution to have a shorter lifespan than its predecessors....[continue]

Prof studies language usage by health-care professionals
University of Waterloo | October 16, 2006
A University of Waterloo expert in rhetoric heads a study into links between language and how health-care professionals conduct themselves in their dealings with patients and other professionals....[continue]

MEDICAL RESEARCHER, PSYCHOLOGIST AND "FACE OF THE UNIVERSITY" RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE
University of Manitoba | October 16, 2006
At the 2006 Fall Convocation, three individuals will be given particular distinction for their work and commitment to the University and the people of Manitoba: Dr. John Foerster, Dr. Garry Martin and Ms Natalie Denesovych....[continue]

Professors to be honoured for teaching and research excellence
Brock University | October 13, 2006
Brock University will honour three faculty members for their contributions to teaching and research as part of the second ceremony of its Fall Convocation to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium, located in the Walker Complex....[continue]

Business, humanitarian and community leaders to receive honorary degrees at weekend convocation ceremonies
University of Windsor | October 10, 2006
The University of Windsor will confer degrees on 949 graduating students during two sessions of the universityís 86th Convocation ceremonies this weekend...[continue]

Conference Examines Latest Prevention and Treatment Techniques for Child and Teen Obesity
University of Alberta | October 2, 2006
Reducing childhood obesity is the focus of an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Interprofessional Continuing Education department of the University of British Columbia, in cooperation with BC Childrenís Hospital, to be held Oct. 5-7 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at Stanley Park in Vancouver....[continue]

Dr. Dan's commitment passed on with new endowed chair
McMaster University | September 27, 2006
Children affectionately called him "Dr. Dan" but the world knew him as Canada's most renowned child psychiatrist who spent his life working to better the lives of young people at risk....[continue]

Low birth weight babies bounce back in adulthood
McMaster University | September 6, 2006
Young adults who were born at extremely low birth weight (less than two pounds) reported a similar quality of life as adults who were born at normal weight, according to a new study by McMaster University researchers published in the September issue of the Journal Pediatrics....[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]

Abuse victims prefer written disclosure in health care settings
McMaster University | August 2, 2006
Women who have experienced domestic violence prefer to disclose this using a written questionnaire rather than tell health care providers face-to-face, according to a McMaster University research study published in the Aug. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)...[continue]

Nursing dean highlights challenges, plans for faculty Marketing international teaching and research profiles are top priorities
University of Toronto | July 24, 2006
Eight months after leaving Melbourne, Australia, to become dean of Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, Professor Sioban Nelson has a few ideas about what she wants to do during the remainder of her term....[continue]

Eight new Canada Research Chairs announced U of Tís total now 223
University of Toronto | July 19, 2006
The new chairs were announced July 19 by Maxime Bernier, minister of industry and minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs program....[continue]

R.H. Webster Foundation Donates $750,000 to Psychological Wellness Institute at UNB Fredericton
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | June 22, 2006
The R. Howard Webster Foundation is donating $750,000 to the University Of New Brunswickís Forging Our Futures Campaign to establish the Psychological Wellness Institute at UNB Fredericton....[continue]

Medical students see future clearly thanks to Witelson Memorial Prize
McMaster University | June 16, 2006
Now in its seventh year of being awarded, the Dr. Henry Chaim Witelson Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology provides unique opportunities to McMaster University medical students to learn about ophthalmology and participate in preserving or restoring eyesight....[continue]

London Imaging Discovery Forum
University of Western Ontario | June 15, 2006
Helping astronauts use diagnostic ultrasound in microgravity is just one of the research presentations being made Saturday, June 17 at the first annual London Imaging Discovery (LID) Forum....[continue]

SFU Presidentís Forum speaker explores Medicine, Morals and Money
Simon Fraser University | June 5, 2006
University of Toronto professor of pediatric medicine Nancy Olivieri will examine the role and responsibility of clinical researchers during Simon Fraser Universityís third Presidentís Forum, to be held Wednesday, June 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue....[continue]

University of Alberta and Capital Health launch Women and Childrenís Health Research Institute
University of Alberta | May 25, 2006
Stollery, Royal Alexandra Foundations commit $37 million to support new facilities, researchers...[continue]

University of Alberta and Capital Health launch Women and Childrenís Health Research Institute
University of Alberta | May 25, 2006
Stollery, Royal Alexandra Foundations commit $37 million to support new facilities, researchers...[continue]

Spring Convocation follows SFU Open House celebration
Simon Fraser University | May 24, 2006
Simon Fraser University has a lot to celebrate in June ó from its 40th anniversary Open House on June 3 to spring Convocation on June 7, 8 and 9....[continue]

Spring Convocation follows SFU Open House celebration
Simon Fraser University | May 24, 2006
Simon Fraser University has a lot to celebrate in June ó from its 40th anniversary Open House on June 3 to spring Convocation on June 7, 8 and 9....[continue]

University of Alberta and Capital Health launch Women and Childrenís Health Research Institute
University of Alberta | May 24, 2006
Stollery, Royal Alexandra Foundations commit $37 million to support new facilities, researchers...[continue]

University of Alberta and Capital Health launch Women and Childrenís Health Research Institute
University of Alberta | May 24, 2006
Stollery, Royal Alexandra Foundations commit $37 million to support new facilities, researchers...[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]

International study shows caffeine therapy can help preemies
McMaster University | May 17, 2006
A study on the use of caffeine to help regulate the breathing of very preterm babies has produced some early positive results....[continue]

Alberta researchers gather to tackle obesity
University of Calgary | May 8, 2006
Researchers from both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta representing a variety of disciplines including physiology, pharmacology, agriculture and pediatrics are gathering to discuss the growing issue of obesity....[continue]

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 list recognizes 11 from U of T
University of Toronto | May 2, 2006
Two professors, one student and eight alumni make prestigious list...[continue]

Large Number of Western Alumni Make Up Canada's Top 40 Under 40
University of Western Ontario | May 2, 2006
Nearly one-quarter of Canada's top 40 rising stars got their start at The University of Western Ontario....[continue]

President of Rwanda Visits Western as Rebuilding Efforts Grow
University of Western Ontario | April 24, 2006
Rwandan President Paul Kagame is at The University of Western Ontario today in his first trip to Canada....[continue]

Memorial University researcher awarded funding for first-ever provincial childhood obesity study
Memorial University of Newfoundland | April 21, 2006
A researcher at Memorial University is conducting the first-ever detailed study into whether or not children in Newfoundland and Labrador are genetically predisposed to obesity....[continue]

CHEO and uOttawa fund three research chairs
University of Ottawa | April 11, 2006
The University of Ottawa and the Childrenís Hospital of Eastern Ontario announced an exciting $6 million investment in pediatric research in three critical fields Ė healthy living, nursing and mental health...[continue]

University of Ottawa Media Calendar: April 10 to 17 2006
University of Ottawa | April 10, 2006
Here is a summary of the activities taking place at the University of Ottawa this week....[continue]

Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic to be Considered Under International Lens
University of Northern British Columbia | April 6, 2006
Three experts in environmental planning will share international perspectives on the mountain pine beetle epidemic in Prince George next week....[continue]

Lakehead U Fourth Annual Nursing Forum Marks Special Milestones
Lakehead University | March 31, 2006
On Monday, April 3, the Fourth Annual Nursing Scholarship Forum will take place at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre....[continue]


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