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UPEI Celebrates Progress on New School of Business
University of Prince Edward Island | November 17, 2006
Today the School of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island celebrated the progress made on its new state-of-the-art facility that has been under construction since early October....[continue]

Sobey School of Business Professor Receives CIBC Professorship in Entrepreneurship and Venture Development
St. Mary's University | November 16, 2006
Dr. John Chamard is taking on a new and exciting role at Saint Mary’s University, thanks to the generous support from CIBC....[continue]

Lorne Trottier: The gift of passion for stars and sky
McGill University | November 15, 2006
High-tech entrepreneur increases support of science, engineering at McGill...[continue]

Business students learn to think beyond borders
McMaster University | November 15, 2006
Students at the DeGroote School of Business are taught to think about the triple bottom line--how to be accountable for the financial, environmental and social aspects of every decision they make....[continue]

McMaster launches radio frequency identification lab
McMaster University | November 9, 2006
Cultivating a radio frequency identification (RFID) industry in Canada is the impetus behind a new RFID research and development laboratory....[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]

Gallery of Distinction honours six community leaders
McMaster University | November 9, 2006
Six outstanding citizens who have made an indelible mark on the City of Hamilton through their leadership, dedication and talent were honoured at the annual Hamilton Gallery of Distinction Awards Dinner on Nov. 8....[continue]

BU Receives New $10k Endowment In Business Administration
Brandon University | November 7, 2006
In support of Brandon University’s BU & YOU Campaign, Guild Insurance Brokers Inc. has made a $5,000 donation to BU’s Business Administration program....[continue]

UW, three other universities work to restore Sri Lankan villages hit by tsunami
University of Waterloo | November 7, 2006
The University of Waterloo and three other Canadian universities will work collaboratively with local partners to restore the economy and environment of six villages in Sri Lanka devastated by the tsunami of December 2004....[continue]

First Annual Business Banquet to Focus on the Rules of Entrepreneurship
St. Francis Xavier University | November 6, 2006
The '10 Rules for Entrepreneurship in a Computer Enabled and Wired World' will be the focus of the keynote address at the First Annual Business Banquet hosted by the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems and the StFX Enterprise Development Centre (XEDC) Nov. 9 at the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre....[continue]

Lakehead U’s Shad Students Walk Away with Four Awards at National Ceremony
Lakehead University | November 6, 2006
The Shad Valley Team Lakehead 2006 picked up four medals at the RBC Shad Cup Competition last week....[continue]

Shad Memorial takes top prize at national competition
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 6, 2006
Reality TV shows and reducing energy consumption are hot topics these days, and for Shad Memorial, a group of enterprising high school students, combining the two has resulted in a big win at the RBC/Shad Entrepreneurship Cup....[continue]

U of G Gets $4.7 Million for International Projects
University of Guelph | November 6, 2006
The University of Guelph has received nearly $5 million from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to enhance resource-poor livelihoods in Ghana and to restore the tsunami-affected areas of Sri Lanka, it was announced today....[continue]

UW hosts UWDECA student competition and conference
University of Waterloo | November 6, 2006
The University of Waterloo will host the UW Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) fall in-house competition and conference on Saturday, attracting about 130 Ontario students interested in business, marketing, management and entrepreneurship....[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]

Social Entrepreneur Engaging the Public at Lakehead U
Lakehead University | October 27, 2006
Educator, artist, and social entrepreneur Greg Forbes Siegman will be the next guest in the Lakehead University Speaker Series. On October 30, Siegman — whose first thirty years of life serve as the basis for The First Thirty by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson — will speak about dealing with rejection, discovering your passion, and redefining success....[continue]

UW researcher studies why some businesses succeed, while others fail
University of Waterloo | October 26, 2006
Why do some businesses succeed, while others fail?...[continue]

BU Faculty of Arts Liberal Arts Speakers' Series and Investor's Group present Frank O'Dea, co-founder of Second Cup
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
On Wednesday, November 15, Second Cup co-founder and self made business success Frank O'Dea will visit Brandon to give a presentation on The Spirit of the Entrepreneur for Brandon University students, Investor's Group Brandon clients and guests....[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]

UTSC student wins prestigious awardWorldly undergrad seeks out life experiences beyond the classroom
University of Toronto | October 24, 2006
A global perspective comes naturally to Eliza Jiang Chen, the first recipient of the prestigious Jon S. Dellandrea Award for International Students....[continue]

Mount Allison’s RSTP releases study on Cumberland County’s Repopulation Strategy
Mount Allison University | October 23, 2006
Placing more emphasis on education within Cumberland County will help encourage young people to stay or return as well as help build understanding of different cultures to foster immigration, says a recently completed study....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
Students of the Asper school of Business will learn firsthand about a softer kind of bear market when they donate teddy bears they made to the Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation on Monday...[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]

The Segelberg Lecture Series presents Dr. Jocelyn Downie, Professor of Law, and Former Director of The Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University.
Dalhousie University | October 17, 2006
High school students from around the region and from Ontario will descend on the Dalhousie campus for an Open House, Friday, October 20th....[continue]

Three Santamarians will be saluted at Saint Mary’s Fall Convocation
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
Saint Mary’s University will be paying tribute to three of its own at this year’s Fall Convocation....[continue]

VP of Marketing at Sportsdirect will speak at SMU
St. Mary's University | October 13, 2006
At the height of the dot-com boom, Paul Lavers, a 23-year old Saint Mary’s University student founded SportsDirect with friend, Joe MacDonald....[continue]

Bell Canada invests $1 million in Engineering Entrepreneurship
McMaster University | October 13, 2006
Bell Canada today announced a $1-million investment in McMaster University's Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEEI) program over the next five years....[continue]

Sobey MBA Students Get Scoop on Owning a Small Business
St. Mary's University | October 13, 2006
This afternoon, students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program learned first hand about what it takes to be a small business owner....[continue]

TD Bank donates $1 million to York to enhance education and outreach in neighbouring communities
York University | October 12, 2006
York University Foundation is pleased to announce that TD Bank Financial Group is committing $1 million to provide a permanent York University satellite centre in the neighbouring Jane-Finch community....[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]

Schlegel Centre means business
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 6, 2006
If you start talking to your "intelligent" home or office in the future, there is a good chance 23-year-old Mike Bodkin of Waterloo will have had something to do with it....[continue]

Renowned Chef Is Executive-in-Residence
University of Guelph | October 3, 2006
A taste of Louisiana is on its way to the University of Guelph this month with the arrival of John Folse, an internationally acclaimed chef who has been named executive-in-residence in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) for the fall semester....[continue]

Acadia’s Continuing and Distance Education Division Launches Professional Development Program for Business
Acadia University | October 3, 2006
Acadia University’s Division of Continuing and Distance Education today announced a new program of management and professional development courses for adult learners....[continue]

UNBF Hosts Entrepreneurship Conference
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 2, 2006
Entrepreneurs interested in starting, developing, or growing a business in the information, communications and technology sector will want to attend an upcoming conference at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 2, 2006
At this year’s Fall Convocation, honorary degrees will be awarded to: Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen and Vivienne Poy....[continue]

Creating high-tech entrepreneurs with finance and marketing savvy
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 2, 2006
Ginny Dybenko is on a mission. She wants to encourage a new kind of business graduate, someone who combines the creative passion of a high-tech entrepreneur with the grounded thinking of a finance or marketing major....[continue]

Province invests millions in McMaster Innovation Park and C4
McMaster University | September 28, 2006
Member of Provincial Parliament Ted McMeekin visited the McMaster Innovation Park last week to formally announce the McGuinty government's $10 million investment in the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) and nearly $4 million more for technology transfer initiatives....[continue]

Free events offered to students as part of Launchpad $50K kickoff and Entrepreneur Week
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 28, 2006
Friday, September 29 begins a high-profile week devoted to entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region, starting with Laurier’s Launchpad $50K kickoff on Friday afternoon and continuing the following week with Communitech’s Entrepreneur Week....[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]

Top 40 Under 40 return to UW for largest student expo on entrepreneurship
University of Waterloo | September 26, 2006
More than 20 successful Canadian entrepreneurs, seven of them alumni of the University of Waterloo who have appeared on the Globe and Mail's Top 40 Under 40 list, will participate in Canada's largest student-run entrepreneurship event....[continue]



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