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SNO scientists win first Polanyi Award
Queen's University | November 15, 2006
Scientists from the Queen’s University-led Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) are the first winners of the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award. Valued at $250,000, the new award will be presented annually by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)....[continue]

York U Foundation President second Canadian ever to receive prestigious award
York University | November 13, 2006
York University Foundation President and CEO Paul Marcus has become the second Canadian ever to be recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) — the world’s largest fundraising organization with 27,000 members worldwide — as the recipient of the Community...[continue]

Leadership Mount Allison Speaker Series concludes with the "Peace Mom," Nov. 14
Mount Allison University | November 9, 2006
Cindy Sheehan, better known as the "Peace Mom" by the media, will be coming to Atlantic Canada for the first time as the final speaker in Mount Allison’s Leadership Certificate Program 2006 Speaker Series....[continue]

Hope for the Dying Research Secures Award for U of S Nursing Professor
University of Saskatchewan | October 27, 2006
Ground-breaking research into the power of hope for the dying has helped earn a University of Saskatchewan nursing professor the fall 2006 Distinguished Researcher Award....[continue]

Same-sex marriage and parenting rights forums at York U
York University | October 11, 2006
Public forums on two vital national social policy issues – same-sex marriage and parental rights – will take place October 11 and 18 at York University....[continue]

On the Border: Immigration, security and other issues
Simon Fraser University | September 8, 2006
In the United States, "borderlands" is shorthand for the Southwest states and the Mexican north....[continue]

Belize building on books from Malaspina University-College
Malaspina University College | August 24, 2006
Dr. Larry Wolfe had just assigned a library research paper to his marketing students when one of the students spoke up....[continue]

Charles Keating: "This ring is for SMU"
St. Mary's University | August 3, 2006
Charles Keating, who attended Saint Mary’s High School during the early 1950s, donated his ring for archival purposes at a small get together at the Archives, which is located on the third floor of the Library....[continue]

Chemical Engineering Faculty receive awards
McMaster University | August 2, 2006
Two engineering faculty members and an engineering alumna were recognized for their contributions to the field of chemical engineering by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering...[continue]

Brock University student investigates Frederick Douglass Manuscripts
Brock University | July 13, 2006
This summer, Rosanne Waters, a Brock University student, is spending six weeks researching Frederick Douglass manuscripts - many of them unpublished - in the Gilder Lehrman Collection in New York City....[continue]

Tourism Security Expert Coming to Campus
University of Guelph | July 7, 2006
A leading expert in "tourism security" who facilitated a conference in Aruba following the disappearance of a U.S. high school student will visit the University of Guelph next week....[continue]

U of G Symposium to Explore Whether Fish Perceive Pain
University of Guelph | July 6, 2006
Issues surrounding which animal species really feel pain and experience suffering will be explored at a public lecture hosted by the University of Guelph July 14 at 2 p.m. in Room 141 of the Animal Sciences and Nutrition Building. The event is free and open to the public....[continue]

Provincial team defends remote operated vehicle championship
Memorial University of Newfoundland | June 27, 2006
For the second straight year, the Eastern Edge Robotics Team, representing the Marine Institute of Memorial University, captured gold at the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) centre’s International Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition....[continue]

Corporate social responsibility key to keeping staff engaged
Ryerson University | June 16, 2006
Employees form closer ties with their companies if their firms have strong social alliances with a non-profit organization, finds a study by university researchers....[continue]

Sea Hunter Earns PhD in Archaeology at SFU
Simon Fraser University | June 13, 2006
World renowned maritime archaeologist James Delgado, co-host of The Sea Hunters television program and executive director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, says he’s a much better archaeologist now that he has completed his PhD in archaeology at Simon Fraser University....[continue]

American oilman donates US $2M to brain research
University of Calgary | June 9, 2006
Reach!, the joint fundraising initiative of the University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, honoured Texas oilman Boone Pickens today for donating US $2 million to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute....[continue]

Texas oilman gives back in Canada
University of Calgary | June 8, 2006
Brain research gets a boost from American oilman Boone Pickens, as he gives to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute through Reach, a joint fundraising initiative of the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region....[continue]

New study suggests 'planemos' may spawn planets and moons
University of Toronto | June 5, 2006
Discovery on miniature solar systems blurs the definition of 'planet'...[continue]

Study shows economic impact of Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships
University of Windsor | May 26, 2006
A University of Windsor professor and her team of researchers will present the findings of an economic impact study of the Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships 2005, based on total visitor spending, stadium and operational costs....[continue]

Study shows economic impact of Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships
University of Windsor | May 26, 2006
A University of Windsor professor and her team of researchers will present the findings of an economic impact study of the Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships 2005, based on total visitor spending, stadium and operational costs....[continue]

Chemistry conference to feature Nobel Prize winner
Dalhousie University | May 25, 2006
The 89th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition will be held in Halifax, May 27-31....[continue]

Sun-powered racers hope to become even greener
University of Calgary | May 18, 2006
U of C’s solar car team nominated for Alberta eco-awards, to be handed out next month...[continue]

U of C celebrates 40 years with 40 outstanding alumni
University of Calgary | April 6, 2006
What do Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Charlie Fischer (Nexen president and CEO) and his wife Joanne Cuthbertson (the next chancellor to the U of C), Evan Adams (actor and physician), Robert Thirsk (one of only eight Canadian Space Agency astronauts), and Vicki Adams Willis (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks co-founder) have in common?...[continue]

Abdominal fat linked to higher death rate in men, new study shows
Queen's University | March 31, 2006
A new study by Queen's University researchers shows for the first time that visceral fat in the abdomen is directly associated with a higher risk of mortality in men....[continue]

Canada Games effort nets international award for U of R
University of Regina | March 31, 2006
The University of Regina scored a coup in Dallas this week, becoming the first Canadian institution to win the Outstanding Institutional Achievement Award from the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors – International (ACCED-I)....[continue]

Students invite Niagara residents to experience active living
Brock University | March 23, 2006
Active living is a way of life in which people of all ages choose to be physically active every day in their community; whether they are at school, at work, at home, or at play....[continue]

Students test-drive careers with Memorial’s co-operative education programs.
Memorial University of Newfoundland | March 16, 2006
It’s like taking a career out for a test-drive or finding a profession that fits....[continue]

Researchers unravel DNA tangles and enzyme seamstresses
University of Toronto | March 14, 2006
Study explores how DNA strands are carefully unravelled from the nucleus and how a DNA knot can be deadly...[continue]

Canadian Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield to speak at Mount A, March 13
Mount Allison University | March 9, 2006
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield will give a special presentation at Mount Allison University on Monday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Wu Centre....[continue]

Haskayne students astonish at world case competition – rank #3
University of Calgary | February 28, 2006
A team of four undergraduate students from the Haskayne School of Business placed third at the "Olympics" of business case competitions hosted by the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California....[continue]

Toronto Argonauts speaker denounces violence, urges action at youth forum
York University | February 15, 2006
If young people feel like they belong somewhere, they are less likely to become involved with guns and gangs....[continue]

Soleon: Back from Australia, at last
University of Calgary | December 8, 2005
Homecoming rally launches U of C Solar Car Team’s search for next generation of ‘raycers’...[continue]

Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans
University of Toronto | December 8, 2005
Contact with performing primates presents potential risk for viral transmission...[continue]

UBC Squad Knocks Stanford and Berkeley Out of the Geek Olympics
University of British Columbia | December 7, 2005
For the third year in a row, a UBC student team has beat out Stanford and Berkeley to take top prize in the Pacific Northwest Regional round of an international contest affectionately named the Geek Olympics by programming enthusiasts....[continue]

Jungle discovery opens new chapter in Maya history
University of Calgary | December 5, 2005
A University of Calgary archaeologist and her international team of researchers have discovered the earliest known portrait of a woman that the Maya carved into stone, demonstrating that women held positions of authority very early in Maya history – either as queens or patron deities....[continue]

Laurier prof studies how medical marijuana could help cancer patients
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 29, 2005
Tiny critters play big role in research to suppress nausea in cancer patients...[continue]

TWU Drama presents Horton Foote's The Actor
Trinity Western University | November 23, 2005
Set in the middle of the Great Depression, The Actor tells the story of 15-year-old Horace, who wants to go to acting school....[continue]

Saskatoon-born astronaut visits University of Regina
University of Regina | November 15, 2005
Saskatoon-born Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams will visit the University of Regina on Thurs., Nov 17 at 10 a.m. to speak to kinesiology and health studies students about his space-based research in the health sciences....[continue]

Forensic science expert to speak at Laurentian University
Laurentian University of Sudbury | November 10, 2005
Dr. George Carmody, a widely recognized expert in population genetics, will be at Laurentian University to present a lecture entitled "Identification of Humans Using DNA" on Thursday, November 17, at 8 p.m., in room C-304 of the Classroom Building....[continue]

UW computer team prepares for World Finals
University of Waterloo | November 9, 2005
After dominating a recent qualifying event, a University of Waterloo student team is preparing to excel at the 30th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals to be held next spring in San Antonio, Texas....[continue]



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