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Brandon University's Dr. John Everitt Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to International Development
Brandon University | November 15, 2006
Dr. John Everitt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Brandon University, has been named the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading Canadian development agency....[continue]

U of G Marks AIDS Awareness Week
University of Guelph | November 15, 2006
The University of Guelph is hosting several events to mark AIDS Awareness Week Nov. 20 to 24....[continue]

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]

Building Momentum: Habitat for Humanity Awareness Day — Nov. 15
Mount Allison University | November 14, 2006
"Eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action."...[continue]

Motherhood issues the focus of major York U conference
York University | October 23, 2006
The largest conference ever organized on the subject of motherhood will begin on Thursday in Toronto, with a name that reflects the size and scope of the project: "The Motherlode: A Complete Celebration of Motherhood."...[continue]

Sudent's determination to help homeland is met by skepticism, hostility . . . and signs of healing
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 2, 2006
Under a tree in a camp in northern Uganda where former child soldiers make their home, Ayiko Solomon found treasure....[continue]

McMaster to host International Women's and Children's Health Symposium
McMaster University | September 26, 2006
Conference examines suffering and displacement of immigrants and refugees...[continue]

Vet Students to Give Talks on Global Experiences
University of Guelph | September 20, 2006
University of Guelph veterinary students who participated in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Global Vets program this summer will share their experiences at public talks Sept. 26 and 28 at 7 p.m. in Room 1714 of the Lifetime Learning Centre....[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]

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]

Ugandan Doctor and Traditional Healer to Speak at Trent on August 22
Trent University | August 21, 2006
The department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University, in partnership with Equinox, will present a free, public talk by Dr. Sekagya Yahaya Hills, a dental surgeon and practicing traditional African Healer from Uganda, on Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Mshiikenh, "The Gathering Space," located in the Enweying/Gzowski College Building on the east bank of the Symons campus....[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]

From hardship to hope
Wilfrid Laurier University | July 17, 2006
Haunted by troubled childhood in Uganda, WLU student plans to return - and help...[continue]

Law Society to honour University of Windsor professor for work in human rights and social justice
University of Windsor | July 13, 2006
University of Windsor Faculty of Law Professor Emily Carasco will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Law Society of Upper Canada during its annual call to the bar ceremony in London, Ontario, on July 17....[continue]

University of Manitoba | June 23, 2006
Award given for helping establish infectious diseases as a clinical specialty in Canada, and for creating a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and prevention program in Uganda....[continue]

Africanist archaeologists meet at U of C
University of Calgary | June 13, 2006
The Society of Africanist Archaeologists will be holding an international conference on the University of Calgary campus next week....[continue]

Paradise Regained travels to NYC
Mount Allison University | May 12, 2006
Students from Sackville, NB and Brooklyn, NYC were onstage together once again for Paradise Regained: A Cross-Border Collaboration, performed in New York this spring....[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]

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]

GuluWalk Founder to Lead March at Western to Raise Awareness for Northern Ugandan Children
University of Western Ontario | March 29, 2006
An estimated 1,000 local high school students are set to march in a GuluWalk on Thursday, March 30 at The University of Western Ontario....[continue]

Margaret Trudeau issues plea to ensure water is treated with respect
Wilfrid Laurier University | March 15, 2006
The numbers are staggering. More than one billion people around the world today do not have access to clean drinking water....[continue]

Margaret Trudeau to deliver lecture on the role of public figures
Wilfrid Laurier University | March 10, 2006
One of Canada’s best known political wives turned activist will deliver a lecture on the duties of public life when she visits Laurier next week....[continue]

PARADISE REGAINED: A Cross-Border Collaboration, Feb. 27 — March 1
Mount Allison University | February 20, 2006
The week of February 27 students from Sackville, NB and Brooklyn, NYC are coming together to present a unique theatrical collaboration, PARADISE REGAINED, a play based on Milton’s famous epic poem....[continue]

Stephen Lewis Visits Agustana
Augustana University College | February 3, 2006
Stephen Lewis, UN Secretary General Special Envoy to AIDS in Africa, and the Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation addressed the U of A Augustana campus on January 30th....[continue]

Multilingual production of Antony and Cleopatra set for Feb. 1-4
Mount Allison University | January 27, 2006
The Mount Allison University campus is truly becoming a global village with the multilingual production of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra....[continue]

International Week at U of C: Jan. 30-Feb. 3
University of Calgary | January 10, 2006
With over 1800 international students on campus, and more students looking to add an international component to their degrees, it seems fitting that we celebrate multiculturalism here at the U of C....[continue]

Laurier student part of international research on the experiences of female graduate students
Wilfrid Laurier University | January 10, 2006
A Laurier psychology student is among researchers from 13 universities in 10 countries studying the experiences of female graduate students in higher education....[continue]

Cold Hands Warm Hearts - AAA raises funds and AIDs awareness
Augustana University College | December 20, 2005
What do a former surveyor from Newfoundland, an organic farmer from Viking Alberta and a young Ugandan woman who wants to be a nurse, have in common? They have the University of Alberta, Camrose and a cause. They are members of the Augustana Against AIDs Student Society, a small group of students with great big goals at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus. Their goal is to raise awareness about AIDs in Africa, to create a long-term twinning project between the campus and an orphanage in Africa , and they also want to $50K for the Stephen Lewis Foundation this year....[continue]

StFX Fall Convocation Awards 280 Degrees
St. Francis Xavier University | December 9, 2005
Three prominent social advocates honoured with Doctor of Laws...[continue]

University of Manitoba | December 1, 2005
More than 200 students and staff of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba banded together in the Brodie Centre Atrium today to raise awareness and hope for United Nations World AIDS Day....[continue]

UNICEF Project Officer to Give Annual Hopper Lecture
University of Guelph | November 28, 2005
A U of G graduate and UNICEF project officer specializing in water, sanitation and environmental protection in Rwanda will deliver the 13th annual Hopper Lecture on International Development Dec. 1. The event is free and open to the public....[continue]

UBC Economics Student Earns Rhodes Scholarship
University of British Columbia | November 25, 2005
A University of British Columbia economics student has been named the 2005 Rhodes Scholar for British Columbia....[continue]

Remembrance, Understanding, Dialogue Goals of Peace Week
University of Guelph | November 3, 2005
A talk by a Holocaust survivor and a hate crimes vigil are part of the University of Guelph’s Peace Week activities Nov. 6 to 12....[continue]

Canada and the Darfur Crisis
Concordia University | October 27, 2005
On Tuesday, November 1, the Concordia-based Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), the Concordia Student Union (CSU), and other sponsors will host a one day conference on the Darfur situation, beginning at 9 a.m....[continue]

Nipissing University students leading GuluWalk
Nipissing University | October 21, 2005
A group of Nipissing University students have organized a local GuluWalk — a three-hour, 11 km trek — on Saturday, October 22, at 5:00 p.m., to show support for children in war ravaged Uganda....[continue]

U of S Announces Fall Convocation Award Recipients
University of Saskatchewan | October 19, 2005
Today, the University of Saskatchewan announced several award recipients who will be honoured at Fall Convocation ceremonies on Saturday, October 22, 2005....[continue]

Walking the walk
University of Toronto | September 26, 2005
U of T staffers Adrian Bradbury and Kieran Hayward raise awareness of Ugandan children's plight...[continue]



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