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U of S-Led Partnership Launches Anxiety and Depression Research Initiative
University of Saskatchewan | November 17, 2006
Research into anxiety and depression at the University of Saskatchewan receives a $780,000 boost today to develop early diagnosis tools for these debilitating conditions and develop treatments to improve the quality of life of both patients and their caregivers....[continue]

Faculty researchers urge protection of Ontario's endangered species
University of Toronto | November 17, 2006
Evolutionary biologist helps lead the charge...[continue]

SMU alumnus researches habitat fragmentation, alteration and climate change
St. Mary's University | November 16, 2006
The coping ability of wildlife in Canada’s northern winter climate has long been a fascination. For Colin Garroway, the related field of behavioural and population biology is turning out to be a potentially endless reservoir of research material....[continue]

Sea urchins and humans share genes
Simon Fraser University | November 16, 2006
Simon Fraser University molecular biologists have helped a worldwide team of scientists make a discovery that could advance doctors’ understanding of how genetic diseases occur and how to treat them....[continue]

U of S VIDO team discovers key step in flu virus replication
University of Saskatchewan | November 15, 2006
As public health officials around the world keep a nervous eye on the spread of avian influenza, the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has uncovered a key step in how the influenza virus causes infection....[continue]

Patrick Case, director of the University of Guelph's Human Rights and Equity Office, has been appointed commissioner to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
University of Guelph | November 10, 2006
The Presidential review committee is continuing the process of soliciting input from the University community to inform its work....[continue]

Barcode of Life
Mount Allison University | November 8, 2006
What’s the most effective way to categorize all living species? This sounds like a daunting task but Mount Allison researchers are part of a group who are working on the answer to this question....[continue]

Innovative U of S-led Partnership Creates Oat Variety Breakthrough
University of Saskatchewan | November 8, 2006
Livestock producers will soon have access to a new variety of oat with a nutritional profile similar to barley, thanks to an innovative partnership among producers, the provincial government, and the University of Saskatchewan....[continue]

There really is nothing as 'blind as a bat'
McMaster University | October 27, 2006
because bats are not blind....[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]

Letter from the President - TWU hosts The Great West Life Spirit of Christmas Celebration!
Trinity Western University | October 27, 2006
Our Trinity Western community has an exciting opportunity this year to provide an environment of peace, joy and reflection as we host the Spirit of Christmas Celebration on our campus December 1st & 2nd....[continue]

McGill findings offer new clue for pain hypersensitivity
McGill University | October 26, 2006
A new study by McGill University researcher Rémi Quirion, PhD, represents a possible breakthrough in better understanding and treating hyperalgesia, or extreme sensitivity to pain....[continue]

Presidential Review Committee Seeks Input
University of Guelph | October 25, 2006
The Presidential review committee has begun the process of soliciting input from the University community to inform its work....[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]

University of Manitoba | October 20, 2006
42 new projects include studies of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and prenatal care....[continue]

U of G Chemist Hopes to Decode Cancer-Causing Mould
University of Guelph | October 19, 2006
A University of Guelph chemist is helping to determine how a dangerous mould that forms on wheat and oats causes kidney cancer, which could have an impact on the allowable levels of the substance in Canadian food sources....[continue]

Three Santamarians will be saluted at Saint Mary’s Fall Convocation
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
Saint Mary’s University will be paying tribute to three of its own at this year’s Fall Convocation....[continue]

University of Western Ontario | October 17, 2006
An HIV/AIDS vaccine developed by Dr. Yong Kang, a virology professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario is being readied for clinical trial. Kang's vaccine could be available for therapeutic use within three years and for use as a preventive vaccine within the next six years....[continue]

OVC Researchers Find Bacterium in Meat
University of Guelph | October 16, 2006
The University of Guelph researchers who earlier this month found a dangerous bacterium in food animals now have evidence that Clostridium difficile is in ground and processed meats sold in Canada....[continue]

Fruit fly 'hibernation' linked to single important gene
University of Toronto | October 16, 2006
Findings have potential to develop new agricultural and medical techniques...[continue]

Federal Agriculture Researchers Join UPEI and NRC in Unique Bioresources Research
University of Prince Edward Island | October 11, 2006
The Government of Canada today announced $2 million in funding as a capital contribution toward the development of the National Research Council Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH) on the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) campus....[continue]

Western reappoints Dean of Social Science
University of Western Ontario | October 10, 2006
The University of Western Ontario has announced the reappointment of Dr. Brian Timney as Dean of the Faculty of Social Science. Dr. Timney will begin a six-year term on July 1, 2007....[continue]

New MRI Facility Boosts Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research
University of Lethbridge | October 6, 2006
Officials from the University of Lethbridge’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) opened a new Imaging Centre on Friday October 6, 2006....[continue]

OVC Study Finds Bacterium in Dairy Calves
University of Guelph | October 4, 2006
A bacterium that is the major cause of one of the most common hospital infections in the world has been found in Ontario food animals by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College....[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]

Media Spotlight Shines on U of G
University of Guelph | September 29, 2006
The media spotlight is set to shine on the University of Guelph in the coming days....[continue]

Conquering fears and phobias: book
Ryerson University | September 27, 2006
Do you faint at the sight of blood? Or are you afraid of flying in airplanes but have to for work? If you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are, you might have a phobia, says a Ryerson University psychologist....[continue]

University of Windsor researcher provides "sound evidence" of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker's existence
University of Windsor | September 26, 2006
University of Windsor Biology professor Dan Mennill and his team of researchers are part of an international group that has just published evidence of the existence of the elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a magnificent bird thought to have become extinct half a century ago....[continue]

Jane Goodall to give public lecture
McMaster University | September 26, 2006
On Sept. 25, Roots & Shoots groups across Canada will descend on McMaster's campus to participate in Reasons for Hope week, a conference aimed at spreading the word about the organization's environmental and humanitarian philosophy....[continue]

UPEI Neuroscience Researchers Recognized for Significant Epilepsy Innovation
University of Prince Edward Island | September 26, 2006
Neuroscience researchers may be one step closer to solving the mysteries of the devastating disease of epilepsy, thanks to a new development at the University of Prince Edward Island....[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]

Science Seminar Series presents BU Environmental Science Coordinator Dr. David Greenwood
Brandon University | September 21, 2006
On Tuesday, September 26th from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Dr. David Greenwood (Environmental Science Coordinator, Brandon University) titled Climate change: the science and implications for life in Canada....[continue]

Processed Foods Don't Deserve Bad Rap, says Prof
University of Guelph | September 21, 2006
Many Canadian processed foods aim to improve health and should not be considered synonymous with junk food, says a University of Guelph food scientist....[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]

A Journey Over the River Styx — opens at the Owens, Sept. 22
Mount Allison University | September 20, 2006
The Owens Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, A Journey Over the River Styx, a career retrospective of the work of New Brunswick artist Rebecca Burke....[continue]

Unusual island evolution happens faster than thought
McGill University | September 19, 2006
In evolutionary circles, giant rats and miniature elephants have long been accepted as the products of accelerated evolution in isolated environments such as islands, but McGill paleontologist Virginie Millien has been the first to establish just how quickly these odd-shaped animals got that way....[continue]

U of G Reaches Out to Community Through Project Serve
University of Guelph | September 19, 2006
More than 400 University of Guelph students, faculty and staff will head into the community Sept. 30 to volunteer at some 30 local agencies as part of the University's ninth annual Project Serve day....[continue]

UBC Opens $4.8-million Dairy and Avian Facilities at Agassiz Research Centre
University of British Columbia | September 15, 2006
New University of British Columbia facilities in Agassiz, B.C., will house research to improve the welfare of cattle and conserve avian genetic diversity -- research that will be essential for meeting international concerns over the well-being of animals in food production systems, and for protecting global avian stocks against dangerous new viruses....[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]

Leading International Executives to Guide Expanded School of Business
University of Prince Edward Island | September 12, 2006
Business leaders and academics from a broad range of innovative corporations and institutions in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Switzerland are contributing their expertise to a new organization at the University of Prince Edward Island....[continue]



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