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Summerlee Named WUSC Chair
University of Guelph | November 14, 2006
University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee has been named the new chair of the board of directors of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one of the country’s leading international development agencies....[continue]

The University of Ottawa honours national leaders
University of Ottawa | November 7, 2006
Today the University of Ottawa is proud to recognize the recipients of the 2006 Distinguished Canadian Leadership Awards....[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.

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]

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 university’s 86th Convocation ceremonies this weekend...[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]

Biography of Dr. Frank Chalk
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
Professor Frank Chalk (Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin) is the co-author, with Prof. Kurt Jonassohn, of The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies (Yale University Press, 1990)....[continue]

Biography of Major Brent Beardsley
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
Born in Ottawa and raised in Montreal, Major Brent Beardsley is a 25-year veteran of the Canadian Army....[continue]

Senator Roméo Dallaire Partners With Concordia
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
Concordia is proud to welcome Lieutenant-General the Honourable Romeo Dallaire, Senator, to his new role of Senior Fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), a research centre based at the university’s Faculty of Arts & Science....[continue]

Biography of Roméo A. Dallaire
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire is recognized as an advocate of peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding in the world’s most war-torn regions....[continue]

TWU says goodbye to alumnus Ben Farrant
Trinity Western University | August 14, 2006
The Trinity Western University community was shocked and saddened to learn that a recent alumnus, Ben Farrent ('02), died suddenly this summer. Fellow alumnus and friend, Richard Taylor, wrote the following about Ben....[continue]

Eco-lights shine new hope on ‘gorillas in the mist’
University of Calgary | August 3, 2006
The cloud forests deep in the heart of Africa are the last refuge of the endangered mountain gorilla. Unfortunately, they are also one of the only sources of firewood for thousands of poverty-stricken humans that live next to the national park that is home to the last 700 members of the great ape species....[continue]

York helps to rebuild healthcare in Rwanda
York University | July 27, 2006
In the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, people in Rwanda are not only in need of medical attention, they also require mental health services....[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]

'UN 911 Emergency Service' Vision of Western Professor
University of Western Ontario | June 15, 2006
When a new global initiative to stop genocide is launched at the United Nations in New York tomorrow, at its core will be the vision of Canadian professor Peter Langille....[continue]

Award-winning journalist honoured at convocation
McMaster University | June 9, 2006
Kenyan refugee is one of 237 nursing graduates...[continue]

1, 564 students to graduate from Laurentian University
Laurentian University of Sudbury | May 29, 2006
Laurentian University will celebrate its 1,564 new graduates during Spring Convocation ceremonies, 1,253 of which will be recognized at on-campus ceremonies to be held at the Fraser Auditorium from Wednesday, May 31, to Saturday, June 3....[continue]

Ben Heppner and Michael Schull speak at Queen's
Queen's University | May 25, 2006
Renowned community-based care developer Michael Schull and world-class tenor Ben Heppner and will speak at Queen's convocation ceremonies on May 26th at Jock Harty arena....[continue]

Ben Heppner and Michael Schull speak at Queen's
Queen's University | May 25, 2006
Renowned community-based care developer Michael Schull and world-class tenor Ben Heppner and will speak at Queen's convocation ceremonies on May 26th at Jock Harty arena....[continue]

Bob Rae, Ben Heppner and William Hutt among Queen’s honorary degree recipients
Queen's University | May 2, 2006
A former premier, the world’s greatest tenor and a Shakespearian star are among Queen’s University’s newest graduates....[continue]

Trent University to Honour Accomplished Alumni at Distinguished Dinner on April 29
Trent University | April 28, 2006
Trent University and its Alumni Association will honour 21 of its most accomplished alumni at an historic by-invitation-only dinner in Robinson Hall, Gzowski College (Symons Campus) on Saturday, April 29, 2006....[continue]

Laurentian University announces honorary degree recipients for Spring 2006
Laurentian University of Sudbury | April 26, 2006
Laurentian University will award honorary doctorates to eight distinguished citizens at its Spring Convocation Ceremonies, May 31 through June 3, 2006....[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]

African Union Commissioner to Speak at U of G
University of Guelph | April 21, 2006
Elisabeth Tankeu, the African Union’s commissioner for trade and industry, will give a free public lecture on the causes of poverty and the global efforts to eradicate it April 25, at 7 p.m. in Rozanski Hall....[continue]

Western Assisting Rwanda to Rebuild its Health Care System - President of Rwanda to Visit Next Week
University of Western Ontario | April 20, 2006
What began as the effort of one professor determined to assist nurses in Rwanda has taken on new proportions with the President of Rwanda set to visit The University of Western Ontario on Monday, April 24....[continue]

Concordia University | April 20, 2006
Conference takes place APRIL 27 – 28, 2006Room H-767, Henry F. Hall Building (7th floor)1455 de Maisonneuve Bd. West...[continue]

PEACE — Esthetics of an Ethic
Concordia University | April 20, 2006
A multidisciplinary and international conference dedicated to the major issues of our society...[continue]

Making Poverty History Focus of International Symposium
University of Guelph | April 17, 2006
Leading international experts who are working to eradicate global poverty will gather at the University of Guelph April 25 and 26 for the "Making Poverty History: Doing More of What Works" symposium....[continue]

Making Poverty History Focus of International Symposium
University of Guelph | April 12, 2006
Leading international experts who are working to eradicate global poverty will gather at the University of Guelph April 25 and 26 for the "Making Poverty History: Doing More of What Works" symposium....[continue]

Three genocides, three survivors
McGill University | April 3, 2006
Survivors of the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge and the Rwandan genocide tell their stories...[continue]

John Chisholm Donates $1 Million to StFX's Coady International Institute
St. Francis Xavier University | March 31, 2006
PhotosAbout StFXLocated in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, StFX is a national university focused on undergraduate students. The University was founded in 1853 and today more than 4,300 students attend StFX with the majority living on campus. Since 1999, more than $100 million has been invested in renewing the University's facilities. Maclean's magazine ranked StFX Canada's number one primarily undergraduate university for the past four years. About Marjorie DesmondThe planned Coady International Centre, a new home for St. Francis Xavier University's Coady International Institute, will feature a 1,800 square foot glass Learning Pavilion named in honour of Marjorie Desmond by John Chisholm, prominent Nova Scotian businessman and President of Nova Construction.Marjorie ("Margie") Desmond was born on October 18, 1939 in Upper Big Tracadie, Guysborough County, one of eight children. After leaving school, she became the childcare provider at the home of Donald and Margaret I. Chisholm. She helped raise the Chisholms' six children, including John."Margie stayed with my family for more than 30 years," said John Chisholm. "My siblings, my children, and my nieces and nephews all grew up with her and we considered her a close family member. We have been privileged to work with so many devoted and reliable employees over the years that became like family to us. Margie represents all of them."Marjorie Desmond was a supporter of the Coady International Institute. She attended numerous Coady events over the years and became friends with many of the students who traveled from Asia, Africa and elsewhere to study at the Institute. She would often provide food and refreshments for Coady parties.Marjorie Desmond passed away on November 17, 1991."She was always interested in the Coady International Institute," noted Mr. Chisholm. "I think she would be pleased to know that her name will be part of the new Coady International Centre. And I know everyone in our family will be pleased to honour her in this way. Recognizing Margie is also a way to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the thousands of people who have worked at Nova Construction and our associated companies over the past four decades."The planned Coady International Centre will be a 55,000 square foot facility in the heart of the St. Francis Xavier University campus. In addition to the Marjorie Desmond Learning Pavilion, the facility will include a Heritage Hall Interpretative Centre, the Marie Michael Library, a 100 seat lecture hall, a specially designed garden and other facilities to support the Institute's work at home and abroad....[continue]

Winners Announced in Annual Essay Competition
Laurentian University of Sudbury | March 30, 2006
The winners of the President's Award for Excellence essay competition and International Students essay competition were announced Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at a ceremony in the Brenda Wallace Reading Room at Laurentian University....[continue]

Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell to Discuss Relief Work Overseas
Trent University | March 28, 2006
On Friday March 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Champlain College Council Chambers, Doctor Lynda Redwood-Campbell will be talking about her experiences with the Canadian Relief Foundation and the International Red Cross....[continue]

Senior VP of CARE Canada to Deliver Talk at Trent University on March 17
Trent University | March 15, 2006
Trent University is pleased to be hosting a free, public talk by Nancy Gordon, Senior Vice-President of CARE Canada, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, on Friday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room of Lady Eaton College on the Symons Campus....[continue]

Additional Seats for Falconbridge Lecture
Laurentian University of Sudbury | March 10, 2006
Laurentian University and Falconbridge Ltd. will present the Falconbridge Lecture Series featuring Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d) on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University....[continue]

High school students win big at Mal-U Model United Nations Conference
Malaspina University College | February 22, 2006
A team of seven students from Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville won the Best Delegation award at a Model United Nations Conference at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo Feb. 19 to 21....[continue]

Physician Faced the World's Worst Crises
University of Victoria | February 20, 2006
As a physician with Medécins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Dr. James Orbinski has helped the victims of some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises....[continue]

High school students flock to Malaspina's Model United Nations conference
Malaspina University College | February 16, 2006
Over 120 Vancouver Island high school students will gather at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo next week to practise international diplomacy....[continue]

Renowned Human Rights Expert to Deliver Talk at Trent University February 8
Trent University | February 2, 2006
Dr. Payam Akhavan to Address Human Rights Issues in Iran...[continue]

Doctors Without Borders Founder to Speak at U of G
University of Guelph | January 23, 2006
The founder of the Canadian chapter of Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international organization dedicated to providing medical care to people living in vulnerable areas of the world, will speak Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall....[continue]



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