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4th Annual Laurier Lecture in Canadian Studies: Graham Fraser
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 17, 2006
On September 13, Prime Minister Stephen Harper nominated him to be Official Languages Commissioner....[continue]

Food Chain Faces Serious Sting, Says U of G Prof
University of Guelph | November 16, 2006
The decline of the buzzing sound from bees may be music to some people’s ears, but a University of Guelph professor is part of a team of researchers that say shrinking pollinator populations in North America pose a serious threat to our plants, food chain and economy....[continue]

Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research introduces Canada’s first physioacoustic sound wave therapy chairs
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 16, 2006
The Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research (LCMTR) will introduce its low frequency sound wave therapy chairs – the only two in Canada – to medical and health care practitioners at a physioacoustic seminar on November 25, 2006, 9:30 a.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 16, 2006
Sharry Aiken (Law) discusses the issue of undocumented migrants working underground in Canada in the Toronto Star and Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo Record....[continue]

Police can see adequately to do their work after eye surgery: UW study
University of Waterloo | November 16, 2006
Police officers and recruits who have undergone eye surgery can on average see adequately enough to do the work that's expected of them, a University of Waterloo optometry study has concluded....[continue]

Women's hockey team continues to dominate with weekend sweep
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 15, 2006
Laurier picks up 4-2 and 3-2 wins to make record 8-1...[continue]

UW student represents Canada at global youth forum on information and communications
University of Waterloo | November 15, 2006
The federal government has selected University of Waterloo student Rebecca Baxter to represent Canada at the youth forum of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference to be held Dec. 3-8 in Hong Kong, China....[continue]

UW launches geomatics program, analyzes environment with computing tools
University of Waterloo | November 14, 2006
What are the forces driving land use change in the Amazon? Where is the best location for a business looking to expand? What areas of a city have higher rates of childhood asthma? How far back from a river does the risk of flooding and property damage extend?...[continue]

High school students explore 'design' theme
University of Waterloo | November 10, 2006
Top Grade 11 students from across Canada will explore the theme of design next week in a Waterloo Unlimited program offered at the University of Waterloo....[continue]

Food for Fines program kicks off again this month
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 10, 2006
Have you had a few too many overdue books at the Library this semester? Here is your chance to reduce your Laurier Library fines and help out the Laurier Student Food Bank at the same time!...[continue]

Young faculty receive provincial awards to build research teams
University of Waterloo | November 8, 2006
Fourteen young faculty members at the University of Waterloo have received Ontario's early researcher awards aimed at helping them build their research teams....[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]

Dr. Jason Levy awarded Brandon University's first Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant
Brandon University | November 7, 2006
Dr. Jason Levy, a researcher and professor in Brandon University's Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies department, has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Project Grant, the first to be awarded to a Brandon University faculty member....[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]

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]

New Arboretum Bridge is A World First
University of Guelph | October 27, 2006
The world’s first footbridge made of wood fibre and plastic composites will be unveiled at the University of Guelph's Arboretum Oct. 30....[continue]

Laurier to graduate 879 students in fall convocation
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 27, 2006
Just under 900 students from all schools and faculties from the Waterloo and Brantford campuses of Wilfrid Laurier University will officially graduate today during the university’s fall convocation ceremony....[continue]

Shinerama Love Tour celebrates hugely successful fund raising campaign — Mount A stop set for Oct. 27
Mount Allison University | October 26, 2006
As the 42nd edition of the national Shinerama campaign to support the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation comes to a close, students across the country can celebrate one of the most successful campaigns to date....[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]

Memorial service for Marilyn Jacobs
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 25, 2006
A memorial service and reception will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 3 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chamber to honour Marilyn Jacobs, a well-known, respected and admired presence on the Laurier campus for more than 20 years. Marilyn passed away at home on Friday, October 6, 2006, following a lengthy illness....[continue]

Research Infosource Rewards U of L With Increase in Ranking
University of Lethbridge | October 24, 2006
The University of Lethbridge is the only Alberta University in a recent ‘Top-three’ national ranking of research institutions....[continue]

Mongolian author to read at Malaspina University-College
Malaspina University College | October 24, 2006
Mongolian author, chieftain, shaman and poet Galsan Tschinag is visiting Malaspina University-College’s Nanaimo campus for a free reading from his latest book, The Blue Sky....[continue]

U of G Ranks High in National Research Surveys
University of Guelph | October 24, 2006
For the fifth year in a row, the University of Guelph remains Canada’s top comprehensive research institution in the annual "Top 50" Research Universities List published today by a national consulting firm....[continue]

Leading water management expert to speak at Mount A, Oct. 25
Mount Allison University | October 24, 2006
Dr. Bruce Mitchell of the University of Waterloo will speak on water management issues at Mount Allison University on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunn Building, room 106. His talk is entitled: Backing Into the Future: Reflections on Water Management Experiences in Canada and everyone is welcome to attend....[continue]

UW Hagey lecturer, Seymour Hersh, to talk about U.S. policy in Middle East
University of Waterloo | October 23, 2006
Acclaimed journalist Seymour Hersh will discuss the role of the United States in the Middle East during a public lecture at the University of Waterloo next month....[continue]

UW bookstore hosts talk by Adrienne Clarkson
University of Waterloo | October 20, 2006
The University of Waterloo bookstore will host a talk by Adrienne Clarkson, Canada's 26th Governor General, at the University of Waterloo next month....[continue]

Get pledges in now for a chance to win United Way early bird prize
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 19, 2006
Get your donation or pledge in early and you will be eligible for all Early Bird Draws. Early Bird draws will be held for donations and pledges received on or before October 27, November 3, and November 10....[continue]

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]

Laurier announces recipient of Outstanding Business Leader of the Year Award
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 18, 2006
Laurier announced Wednesday that its 2006 Laurier Outstanding Business Leader award recipient is Annette Verschuren, president of The Home Depot Canada....[continue]

St. Paul's United College holds conference on Aboriginal education in the 21st Century
University of Waterloo | October 18, 2006
A major conference on the future of Aboriginal education, featuring Ontario's lieutenant-governor, the Honourable James K. Bartleman -- first member of a First Nation to hold a vice-regal office in Ontario -- will be held at St. Paul's United College on the University of Waterloo campus Oct. 28....[continue]

Professional Colleagues Program and the Save the K-W Symphony Campaign
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 18, 2006
The Laurier Professional Colleagues program provides an opportunity for faculty members, staff and retirees to show their support for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony by sponsoring a concert....[continue]

Academic excellence recognized at Fall Convocation
Brock University | October 17, 2006
Brock University will recognize the recipients of the Governor General's Silver Medals at the 2006 Fall Convocation ceremony, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21....[continue]

UW and Stratford explore possibility of liberal arts campus
University of Waterloo | October 17, 2006
The University of Waterloo, the City of Stratford and the Stratford Festival of Canada are taking the first steps toward opening a liberal arts college....[continue]

UVic Awards 4 Honorary Degrees at Fall Convocation
University of Victoria | October 17, 2006
The University of Victoria will present four honorary degrees during fall convocation ceremonies next month. The recipients represent an eclectic mix of achievement in fields including science, Aboriginal language preservation and journalism....[continue]

CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme receives honorary doctor of laws degree from Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 17, 2006
Wilfrid Laurier University will bestow an honorary doctor of laws degree on Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News national affairs correspondent and Kitchener-Waterloo native, during Laurier’s fall convocation ceremony on Friday, October 27, 2006....[continue]

Prof studies language usage by health-care professionals
University of Waterloo | October 16, 2006
A University of Waterloo expert in rhetoric heads a study into links between language and how health-care professionals conduct themselves in their dealings with patients and other professionals....[continue]

Exhibition reveals the impact of pop culture on the general public
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 16, 2006
The Robert Langen Art Gallery will feature the works of artist Daryl Vocat in an exhibition entitled The Translator’s Conundrum....[continue]

#6 Hawks defeat Blues 68-7
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 16, 2006
Ryan Lynch of Waterloo, Ont. rushed for 196 yards and Laurier’s first three touchdowns as the number six nationally ranked Golden Hawks (6-1) defeated the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (0-7) 68-7 in front of a crowd of 1,059....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to bring internationally-renowned aquatic ecologist Judy Meyer to Saint John and Fredericton as the dynamic guest speaker for the fourth annual H.B.N. Hynes Lecture....[continue]

ITC wins national award for greenhouse gas control research
University of Regina | October 13, 2006
The University of Regina’s International Test Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture (ITC) has earned a prestigious national award for ongoing research that is helping make Canada a world leader in greenhouse gas reduction technology....[continue]



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