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Visiting UN official focuses on harnessing power of sport
University of Toronto | November 14, 2006
Guest lecture addresses UNís efforts to furthers its agenda through physical activity...[continue]

Two York profs receive Early Researcher Awards
York University | November 9, 2006
York University professors Denise Henriques and Stephen Wright have been awarded funding under the Ontario governmentís Early Researcher Award program for their work in two important fields: the brainís use of sensory information to control action, and genome research related to Canadian plants....[continue]

Brandon University/Brandon University Faculty Association: Parties Settle Grievances - Brandon University, Jerry Hemmings and the Brandon University Faculty Association reach an amicable agreement
Brandon University | November 9, 2006
Brandon University, Professor Jerry Hemmings and the Brandon University Faculty Association are pleased to announce that all outstanding issues between Professor Hemmings and the University have been resolved....[continue]

10 choreographers, 100 dancers
University of Calgary | October 25, 2006
The University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology and Faculty of Fine Arts Program of Dance are excited to present the 37th Dance Montage from Thursday, November 23rd to Saturday, November 25th, 2006 at the University Theatre....[continue]

Inaugural CBU Fall Convocation Celebration This Saturday
University College of Cape Breton | October 24, 2006
Cape Breton University will celebrate its first Fall Convocation this Saturday, October 28. The celebration takes place at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. CBU Chancellor Annette Verschuren will confer the parchments. Approximately 250 students are eligible to graduate....[continue]

Sharing Art, Spreading Hope
Mount Allison University | October 23, 2006
Fine arts and health are coming together at Mount Allison University in support of a great cause. The department of fine arts and the Student Health Centre are pleased to present the second annual Sharing Art, Spreading Hope event on Wednesday, October 25 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Owens Art Gallery....[continue]

UW graduates 1, 376 students, awards six honorary degrees
University of Waterloo | October 19, 2006
The University of Waterloo's fall convocation on Saturday will celebrate the graduation of more than 1,300 students and the granting of six honorary degrees....[continue]

Students learn about teamwork at first interprofessional education event
University of Toronto | October 18, 2006
A new way to look at health science education...[continue]

McGill expert alert: Hockey
McGill University | October 18, 2006
As hockey enthusiasts young and old lace up their skates for another season, parents and players face questions ranging from how to stay safe on the ice to how to choose the right hockey stick....[continue]

UNB Saint John Appoints Director of Athletics, Recreation and Wellness
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
UNB Saint John is pleased to announce the appointment of David Munro as Director of the Department of Athletics, Recreation & Wellness (AR&W) at UNB Saint John....[continue]

FOURTH R RECEIVES $1 MILLION GIFT AS TEACHERS HONORED FOR THEIR WORK IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
University of Western Ontario | October 16, 2006
As three local high school teachers received honors for their work in the violence prevention program The Fourth R today, it was announced that the program will receive a $1-million gift from the Arthur and Mary Jane Crooks family....[continue]

Symposium will promote interprofessional health education and practice
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 16, 2006
A one-day symposium in St. Johnís on Oct. 23 will further advance interprofessional health education and practice in Newfoundland and Labrador....[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]

Office of interprofessional education to enhance interdisciplinary learning
University of Toronto | October 6, 2006
Lessons in co-operation...[continue]

Non-Violence Awaremess Fair launches Month Without Violence
McMaster University | October 5, 2006
A purple ribbon in support of non-violence will be prominent at the first-ever Non-Violence Awaremess Fair in the MUSC Marketplace on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....[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]

Brock Professor researches play opportunities in St. Catharines
Brock University | September 27, 2006
Associate Professor Philip Sullivan from the Centre for Healthy Development through Sport and Physical Activity at Brock University is currently leading a research project that will summarize the quantity of play services and programs available for youth, aged 13 to 19, in three Ontario cities, including St. Catharines....[continue]

UN's human rights commissioner to receive honorary degree
University of Waterloo | September 25, 2006
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, is among those receiving honorary degrees at the University of Waterloo's fall convocation to be held Saturday, Oct. 21....[continue]

Popular Chronic Condition Self-Management Program Now Available Throughout BC
University of Victoria | September 14, 2006
A health education program to help people with chronic conditionsósuch as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, fibromyalgia, depression and others?manage their illness is now available throughout British Columbia....[continue]

Conference on innovations in health education and professional development
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 8, 2006
The 2006 conference of the Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education (CACHE) takes place Sept. 9-11 at the Delta St. Johnís Hotel....[continue]

U of T baseball gets a home of its own in Scarborough
University of Toronto | September 8, 2006
This marks Varsity baseballís first permanent headquarters...[continue]

Memorial Universityís Harris Centre to strengthen linkages with regional stakeholders through on-line database, workshops
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 7, 2006
Two new projects at Memorial University of Newfoundland will provide one-stop, on-line access to resources available through Memorial University....[continue]

BU Coach Barnaby Craddock Finalizes Mens Basketball 2006 Recruiting Class
Brandon University | August 30, 2006
Bobcats second year Head Coach Barnaby Craddock announced this week that a former Canada...[continue]

Blues athletes net a pair of national titles
University of Toronto | August 29, 2006
Lifeís a beach for these volleyball players...[continue]

UNB WELCOMES FIRST CAO
University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | August 1, 2006
Robert Skillen began his five-year term as CAO on July 24....[continue]

SMU students receive major funding from NSHRF
St. Mary's University | July 29, 2006
Students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Maryís University have received major funding from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF)....[continue]

Mount Allison announces new Dean of Students
Mount Allison University | July 14, 2006
David Rowland has been appointed as the new Dean of Students at Mount Allison University....[continue]

Bobcats Menís Basketball Announces New Recruits
Brandon University | July 12, 2006
Bobcatís Head Coach Barnaby Craddock is pleased to announce the commitment of Jon Thompson, Eric Holm and Johnny Witt as the first members of their 2006 recruiting class....[continue]

Director of athletics appointed at Memorial University
Memorial University of Newfoundland | July 12, 2006
Memorial University has appointed its first-ever full time director of athletics in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation....[continue]

Research plus rehabilitation: Laurier kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy
Wilfrid Laurier University | July 7, 2006
At innovative WLU clinic, kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy...[continue]

Research plus rehabilitation: Laurier kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy
Wilfrid Laurier University | July 7, 2006
At innovative WLU clinic, kinesiologist studies exercise as Parkinson's therapy...[continue]

Five Varsity Blues athletes represent Canada
University of Toronto | July 6, 2006
Quintet is competing in the Dominican Republic...[continue]

ACS Grad Student and Prof Awarded Major Funding from CIHR
St. Mary's University | July 5, 2006
The Atlantic Canada Studies (ACS) program at Saint Maryís has received a major boost in research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)....[continue]

Wilfrid Laurier University appoints business and community leaders to board of governors
Wilfrid Laurier University | July 4, 2006
The Laurier board of governors recently welcomed business and community leaders Farouk Ahamed, Cal Bricker, Claire Duboc and Phil McColeman to the universityís governing body....[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]

Manitoban Jaime Hickson to Coach BU Womenís Basketball
Brandon University | June 26, 2006
Rick Nickelchok, Director of Athletics at Brandon University is pleased to announce the hiring of Jaime Hickson as the new Head Coach of the Bobcats Womenís Basketball program....[continue]

UBC Gains $7 Million in Social Sciences and Humanities Funding
University of British Columbia | June 21, 2006
Researchers at the University of British Columbia gained $7 million in federal research support for 79 social, economic and cultural research projects, earning them second place among Canadian universities this year for funding won in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) annual grants competition....[continue]

Public health key to university training
University of Calgary | June 21, 2006
Preventing injuries, illness and disease and studying population-wide health concerns should be a cornerstone of educational training at universities, according to a renowned expert on public health who will be speaking at the University of Calgary on Thursday....[continue]

CFI to fund new McGill research on aging, infectious diseases, reproduction and muscle cells
McGill University | June 21, 2006
Four exceptional McGill researchers from Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Kinesiology and Physical Education, and the Institute of Parasitology have been awarded a total of $709,796 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for projects that will enhance the understanding and diagnosis of diseases and conditions from muscular degeneration to African sleeping disease....[continue]

World Cup mania alive and well at U of T
University of Toronto | June 16, 2006
Venues with big screens bring out the fans...[continue]


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