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High school students get chance to preview life at Western
University of Western Ontario | November 17, 2006
High school students from across the country will have a chance to sample Canada's best student experience when The University of Western Ontario hosts Fall Preview Day tomorrow, Saturday, November 18....[continue]

Celebrated pianist Jacques Després takes the stage, Nov. 22
Mount Allison University | November 16, 2006
The Mount Allison Performing Arts Series welcomes music enthusiasts to Brunton Auditorium (134 Main Street) on Wednesday, November 22 at 8 p.m. for a performance by acclaimed pianist Jacques Després — a concert artist who has dazzled audiences for over two decades with his sensitive, yet powerful style and sympathetic interpretations of a broad range of composers....[continue]

Bobcat Bulletin #2 - November 6 - 12, 2006
Brandon University | November 16, 2006
Marius led the Bobcats on the weekend to their first ever weekend sweep....[continue]

Change Liquor Taxes to Reduce Alcohol Problems
University of Victoria | November 16, 2006
Taxes on reduced-alcohol beer, wines and spirits should be lowered to encourage healthier consumer choices, says a new study by the Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) at the University of Victoria....[continue]

University of Manitoba | November 14, 2006
Student competitions, scholarships and mentoring to be part of corporate support package....[continue]

Rodeo rider feels at home at Woodsworth College
University of Toronto | November 7, 2006
Woodsworth: A mult-generational community...[continue]

Augustana professor receives Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
Augustana University College | November 7, 2006
Dr. Ingrid Urberg, Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at Augustana Campus, University of Alberta, today was made an Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for her work in promoting the language and culture of that country....[continue]

Understanding the Sexes through Psychology
St. Mary's University | November 7, 2006
The mental processes encompassing differences between the sexes have fuelled the research interests of soon to be Saint Mary’s graduate Melissa Gray, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia....[continue]

Leadership Mount Allison’s Speaker Series welcomes Linda Duncan, Nov. 7
Mount Allison University | November 6, 2006
On Tuesday, November 7 Mount Allison University will welcome Linda Duncan as the third speaker in Leadership Mount Allison’s 2006 Certificate Program Speaker Series. Duncan will speak at 7 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium and everyone is welcome to attend....[continue]

Research project aims to lessen flood risks in Oxford, Nova Scotia
Acadia University | November 6, 2006
The Town of Oxford will soon have the information it needs to lessen the risk of floods in the community....[continue]

York International Internship Program wins national award
York University | November 3, 2006
York University has won the 2006 Scotiabank-Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Award (AUCC) for Excellence in Internationalization for its international internship program....[continue]

Fall Convocation 2006 Award Recipients Announced at U of S
University of Saskatchewan | October 27, 2006
Each year, the University of Saskatchewan honours those whose achievements benefit people at home, nationally and internationally. This year's award presentations will take place at Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 28, 2006....[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]

New chair will focus on Indian culture-history
University of Alberta | October 27, 2006
The creation of a new Chair in Classical Indian Polity and Society, focusing on the period from 500 BCE to 500 CE, will significantly enhance the University's ability to offer courses on one of the great civilizations of the world to its students....[continue]

Brandon University honours Alberta Star for contributions to Geology Department
Brandon University | October 26, 2006
On Wednesday, October 25, Alberta Star President Tim Coupland and Director Rob Hall visited Brandon University for a first-hand look at how the contributions made by their company have helped to support and expand teaching and research capabilities in the Faculty of Science's Geology Department....[continue]

Canada's Top Young Classical Musicians to Perform and Teach at BU
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
The 2006-2007 pro series continues with one of Canada’s fastest rising stars, cellist Denise Djokic. Denise was born in Halifax into a family of musicians – her father Philippe performed at the inaugural Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival this past summer, along with her brother, Marc....[continue]

Yukon Students Can Transfer to Southern Art Institutions
Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design | October 24, 2006
Two leading art and design institutes have signed articulation agreements with Yukon College. The agreements with the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECI) and the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) mean that students who complete the foundation year at the new School of Visual Arts in Dawson City qualify for second year at the southern institutions....[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]

Dalhousie: The Best Place to Work – The Scientist
Dalhousie University | October 23, 2006
If you work as a scientific researcher in a Canadian university, you can’t do better than Dalhousie....[continue]

Unique bra eases women’s recovery from heart surgery
University of Calgary | October 22, 2006
A national clinical trial led by a University of Calgary researcher has found that wearing a specialized compression bra significantly reduces women’s breast pain following heart surgery....[continue]

Honorary and Earned Degree Recipients Announced at U of S
University of Saskatchewan | October 18, 2006
This year’s recipients of honorary and earned degrees were announced by the University of Saskatchewan and will be presented at Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 28, 2006....[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]

Joy Romero Named Chair of Athabasca University Governing Council
Athabasca University | October 13, 2006
Advanced Education Minister Denis Herard announced yesterday that Joy Romero, P. Eng., will be the next Chair of the Athabasca University Governing Council....[continue]

2005/2006 Community Report
University of Lethbridge | October 13, 2006
What will happen if our freshwater supply runs dry? How can we stay active and healthy as we age? What would the future hold if history is forgotten?...[continue]

World Leader in Peacekeeping Key Note at CBU Annual Progress Dinner
University College of Cape Breton | October 13, 2006
Major-General (ret’d) Lewis Mackenzie to speak at Cape Breton University Alumni Association Annual Progress Dinner, Thursday November 23, 2006 at the Delta Sydney....[continue]

UW joins Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies consortium
University of Waterloo | October 12, 2006
The University of Waterloo will hold a special event next week to officially announce its partnership with one of North America's leading libraries in Renaissance studies....[continue]

Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life
Augustana University College | October 10, 2006
Canadians have been called to rethink our nation’s international commitments. We face both new and persistent challenges: terrorism, conflict between nations, poverty, ecological crises, and pandemics....[continue]

$25 million commitment to U of A includes largest ever one-time gift to a Canadian pharmacy school
University of Alberta | October 6, 2006
The Katz Group-Rexall Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research to open in 2008...[continue]

Playwright reading explores aftermath of Montreal Massacre
University of Regina | October 6, 2006
University of Regina playwright-in-residence Colleen Murphy will introduce a full concert reading of her latest award-winning play, The December Man (L’homme de décembre), on Wed., Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shu-Box Theatre, Riddell Centre. The reading is open to the public and is free of charge....[continue]

Seminar: "The Science of Ballistics: Mathematics Serving the Dark Side"
Augustana University College | October 4, 2006
"The Science of Ballistics: Mathematics Serving the Dark Side". A seminar by Dr. W....[continue]

UW institute launches health informatics boot camp in Edmonton
University of Waterloo | October 3, 2006
Professionals interested in health care, from across Alberta and elsewhere, will learn how an innovative discipline can help improve health services during a three-day boot camp on applied health informatics next month....[continue]

Fortis Inc. donation improves teaching technology and honours community builder Dr. Angus Bruneau
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 2, 2006
The heart of the S. J. Carew Building has been given a facelift. Thanks to a $100,000 donation from Fortis Inc. to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the main engineering lecture theatre on Memorial University’s St. John’s Campus has been revitalized and will be officially renamed today in a dedication ceremony....[continue]

Shell Canada supports computer science students with $150,000 gift
University of Regina | October 2, 2006
An innovative scholarship program established by Shell Canada will provide computer science students at the U of R with scholarships as well as the possibility of employment with the company....[continue]

New chair appointed to the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors
University of Lethbridge | September 28, 2006
Robert Turner, Q.C. has been appointed as the new chair of the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors by Advanced Education Minister Denis Herard. Effective immediately, Turner will vacate his position as a board member to take on a three-year term as chair....[continue]

Bobcats Men's Volleyball to host Team Canada Alumni
Brandon University | September 28, 2006
On Sunday October 1, the Bobcat Men’s Volleyball team will continue their exhibition schedule against the Team Canada Master’s Men’s team....[continue]

President Samarasekera Visits Augustana Campus for Staff Appreciation Tea
Augustana University College | September 28, 2006
Last Friday, September 15th, the University of Alberta’s President, Dr. Indira Samarasekera, hosted a Staff Appreciation Afternoon Tea at the Augustana Campus in Camrose....[continue]

Campus Ambassador renews lifetime of helping students
Malaspina University College | September 27, 2006
He might have been a beardless Santa, dropping by Malaspina during his off-season to give the gift of guidance to confused, first-year Malaspina University-College students....[continue]

Ethical Responsibilities to Be Examined at Animal Welfare Conference
University of Guelph | September 25, 2006
The ethical responsibilities surrounding animal welfare will be explored at the seventh annual Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Animal Welfare Forum Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lifetime Learning Centre....[continue]

SMU salutes its sports heroes
St. Mary's University | September 23, 2006
It was a sold out show and one that no one will ever forget....[continue]

Three AU Master’s Students Win SSHRC Scholarships
Athabasca University | September 22, 2006
Three Athabasca University master’s students have been awarded 2006 scholarships by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada....[continue]



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