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Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 15, 2006
Art Mcdonald (Physics) discusses the inaugural John C. Polanyi Prize presented to he and his team in a CanWest News service story that appears in the National Post, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, and Edmonton Journal....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 14, 2006
Emeritus professor Elia Zureik (Sociology) receives extensive national coverage for research by the Queen's-based Surveillance Project on international attitudes toward surveillance, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Edmonton Journal, Kingston Whig-Standard, CBC-TV’s the National and Newsworld and Global National-TV....[continue]

More Americans than Canadians (almost half) find anti-terrorism laws intrusive – international surveillance survey finds
Queen's University | November 13, 2006
Almost half of Canadians and even more Americans say they find new laws aimed at protecting national security post 9/11 intrusive....[continue]

Dr. Gary Tucker receives the AAU’s Distinguished Service Award
Mount Allison University | November 13, 2006
Dr. Gary Tucker’s contributions to the Association of Atlantic Universities’ (AAU) Coordinating Committee on Faculty Development have been recognized by his colleagues....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 13, 2006
Tom Axworthy (Policy Studies) discusses reasons for low voter turnout in the Toronto Star....[continue]

Do Canadians pay lip service to the environment?
University of Regina | November 7, 2006
The natural environment is one of the leading symbols of Canada, and Canadians pride themselves as world leaders on environmental issues....[continue]

SMU named a national leader in Humanities Research
St. Mary's University | November 6, 2006
Researchers in the Faculty of Arts at Saint Mary's University have been recognized for a high rate of publication from 1999-2004....[continue]

Dramatic film based on research into crab asthma's devastating impact
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 6, 2006
A 20-minute dramatic film depicting the impact of asthma on snowcrab processing workers, their families and communities in this province, will be publicly screened on Friday, Nov. 10....[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]

Laurier’s Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights receives distinguished scholar award
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 13, 2006
Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann’s research, teaching, and focus on mentoring – not to mention her status as ‘one of the greats’ in the field of human rights – led to her selection as the first recipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA)’s Distinguished Scholar of Human Rights award....[continue]

Brandon University Alumni Association 2006 Alumni Awards
Brandon University | October 12, 2006
The Brandon University Alumni Association (BUAA) presented its 2006 Awards at the BU Fall Homecoming Banquet on September 30, 2006....[continue]

World Rural Women's Day Chance to Recognize Contributions, Prof Says
University of Guelph | October 10, 2006
World Rural Women’s Day is Oct. 15, but rural women around the world probably won’t find time to celebrate....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 10, 2006
Colin MacDougall’s (Civil Engineering) research on testing straw as a modern building material is featured in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

SMU In the News
St. Mary's University | October 10, 2006
Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, was quoted in The Halifax Chronicle Herald where he spoke about the $300,000.00 in funding from NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) to science researchers at Saint Mary’s....[continue]

Auto’s effects spark social study
Simon Fraser University | October 3, 2006
A Simon Fraser University-led project is focusing on traffic safety as a social problem — not just one left to engineers or the courts....[continue]

Youth Gambling Study Undertaken at Mount Saint Vincent University
Mount Saint Vincent University | October 2, 2006
A team of six researchers has been awarded a 10-month grant by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) to conduct a comprehensive, independent research study into youth gambling....[continue]

Youth Gambling Study Undertaken at SMU
St. Mary's University | October 2, 2006
A professor from Saint Mary’s University is part of a team of researchers from Halifax, NS who have been awarded a 10-month grant by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) to conduct a comprehensive, independent research study into youth gambling....[continue]

Lakehead Professor Leading Team in Research of the Northern Social Economy
Lakehead University | September 29, 2006
The largest Northern Social Science research grant has been awarded to establish the Social Economy Research Network for Northern Canada (SERNNoCa)....[continue]

Immigration for Nation-Building in Regions and Cities
St. Mary's University | September 28, 2006
A well-known professor of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies in Canada will be at Saint Mary’s University in October to talk about how immigration can boost economies in regions and cities, particularly in Atlantic Canada....[continue]

Museum of Art to host panel discussion
McMaster University | September 22, 2006
The McMaster Museum of Art will host a panel discussion on The Life and Death of Identity Politics in Canadian Art on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m....[continue]

"Research at SMU has a big bang for its buck," says Dean
St. Mary's University | September 20, 2006
Saint Mary’s University is a leader when it comes to faculty published in major academic journals, according to the Canadian University Publications (CUP)....[continue]

Meaning of ‘Home’ and Identity Explored in New Book by Lakehead Professor
Lakehead University | September 19, 2006
A Lakehead University Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Professor has co-edited and published a book entitled "Multiple Dwelling and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Identity."...[continue]

Dr. Usha George new Dean of Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University
Ryerson University | September 19, 2006
Dr. Usha George has been appointed Dean of Ryerson University's Faculty of Community Services. Her five-year term began this summer....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | September 18, 2006
Adnan Husain (History) comments on the ramifications of Pope Benedict’s recent comments about Islam in an Associate Press story that appears in the Victoria Times Colonist, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Edmonton Journal and on[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]

Thinkers Gather at Mount Saint Vincent University for Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association Conference
Mount Saint Vincent University | September 14, 2006
Political scientists examine, influence, inform and ultimately help shape the government public policy that affects our day-to-day lives....[continue]

Casual Work Trends to be Explored in UNBC Workshop
University of Northern British Columbia | September 12, 2006
The changing structure of the workplace will be explored at a workshop that will be held at UNBC this coming Friday and Saturday. In particular, the workshop will focus on casual work and include perspectives from British Columbia, Canada, and the world. Casual work describes temporary jobs that normally last no more than six months....[continue]

McMaster to host 9/11 conference
McMaster University | September 11, 2006
Today marks the fifth anniversary of an event that brought terror and chaos to North America, and forever changed the attitudes, thinking and policy of citizens and governments....[continue]

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) was founded in 1986, based in the departments of History and Sociology / Anthropology at Concordia University....[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]

Religion and culture: TWU scholar awarded $500K Canadian Research Chair
Trinity Western University | September 8, 2006
The recent trend among scholars to take religion seriously is affirmed as Jens Zimmermann, PhD, associate professor of English at Trinity Western University, secures two significant grants for his study of interpretation, religion and culture—one from the government and one from the media....[continue]

BU Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies profs in high demand for their expertise
Brandon University | September 6, 2006
As the Brandon University Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (A-DES) program is one of only a few of its kind in North America, it should come as no surprise that professors in the program are in high demand to serve as experts at conferences and other speaking engagements around North America following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of last year....[continue]

U of G Grad Cassie Campbell Retires
University of Guelph | August 31, 2006
University of Guelph graduate Cassie Campbell, captain of the history-making Canadian women’s hockey team, announced Wednesday that she is retiring....[continue]

U of G Prof Makes Headlines
University of Guelph | August 30, 2006
A commentary by Lynn McDonald, a University professor emerita in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, appears in today's edition of the Globe and Mail....[continue]

Celebrating Research and Creative Activity at Mount A, Aug. 31
Mount Allison University | August 29, 2006
Mount Allison researchers will start the school year off with a bang....[continue]

Multi-award winning teacher to deliver this year’s Tucker Talk, Aug. 30
Mount Allison University | August 25, 2006
Sociology professor Dr. Erin Steuter, this year’s recipient of Mount Allison University’s Tucker Teaching Award, a Paul Paré Excellence Award, and the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Distinguished Teacher Award will present the annual "Tucker Talk" on Wednesday, August 30 at 3 p.m....[continue]

Brock professor awarded funding to research hate crime reporting, documentation and case processing
Brock University | August 22, 2006
Ellen Faulkner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, was recently awarded $47,498 over three years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to research and understand what impedes or supports hate crime reporting, documentation and case processing....[continue]

Studying Freemasons in a post-modern world
Memorial University of Newfoundland | August 11, 2006
A Memorial sociologist plans to shine light on an organization that he believes has been misrepresented as secretive, even shadowy. This fall, Dr. Scott Kenney begins a research project to examine how individual Freemasons use Masonic symbolism, and what they derive from their affinity with the organization....[continue]

UVic Profs Honoured by Royal Society
University of Victoria | August 10, 2006
Once again the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the country’s senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, is recognizing the contributions made by University of Victoria researchers....[continue]

Globalization through a cultural lens
McMaster University | August 8, 2006
On July 3, in Budapest, Hungary more than 400 international graduate students and junior faculty from 67 countries gathered at the Central European University (CEU) to open the 2006 Summer University (SUN) program. Of those students, 25 attended the CEU program specifically to study under Szeman, McMaster's former director the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, and explore those very questions....[continue]



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