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Mount Saint Vincent University's Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies Wins National Award
Mount Saint Vincent University | November 17, 2006
On November 19, Mount Saint Vincent University’s (MSVU) 10th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Dr. Christine Overall, will receive the 2006 Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)....[continue]

Outstanding alumni honoured at Convocation
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
Three alumni and two future alumni will be honoured for their outstanding achievements at the fall Convocation held today....[continue]

One family, eight degrees from McMaster
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
Convocation will be a family affair for the de Bruins today....[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]

Science Seminar Series presents BU's Dr. Bernadette Ardelli
Brandon University | November 14, 2006
On Tuesday, November 21 from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Brandon University's Dr. Bernadette Ardelli, (Department of Zoology), titled Picking Sides in the Biological Arms Race: Parasites Are Winning the Battle but Who Will Win the War?...[continue]

Five inducted into Community of Distinction
McMaster University | November 10, 2006
A champion of problem-based learning, a leader who shaped health care research, a facilitator of the new health sciences centre, a scientist of population health, and a nursing professor who took McMaster's multi-professional team-building approach abroad are being honoured by McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences....[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]

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]

McMaster establishes new graduate program in neuroscience
McMaster University | October 26, 2006
McMaster University has long been a leader in neurosciences, and a new graduate program will create an interdisciplinary, research-oriented training program....[continue]

Brain Gain: UVic Attracts Scientific Star From the U.S.
University of Victoria | October 25, 2006
The University of Victoria has attracted one of the world’s leading protein chemists to head the UVic-Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre....[continue]

Gairdner Awards bring top medical minds to U of T
University of Toronto | October 20, 2006
Prestigious event here Oct. 24-27...[continue]

UBC Researchers Find Food-free Route to Obesity
University of British Columbia | October 19, 2006
Can people get fat -- and risk debilitating diabetes -- without overeating?...[continue]

Bell Canada invests $1 million in Engineering Entrepreneurship
McMaster University | October 13, 2006
Bell Canada today announced a $1-million investment in McMaster University's Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEEI) program over the next five years....[continue]

White Coat Ceremony begins journey to becoming a doctor
McMaster University | October 11, 2006
First year medical students in the Michael G. DeGroote School of medicine received a symbol of their role as medical learners last night, as they took part in McMaster University's fourth annual White Coat Ceremony at the Hamilton Convention Centre....[continue]

UW digital ergonomics research seeks to make workplaces safer
University of Waterloo | October 5, 2006
Innovative digital ergonomics research led by a University of Waterloo faculty member aims to make workplaces safer by eliminating a common injury -- shoulder strain....[continue]

Ontario Invests $1.3 Million in U of G Research
University of Guelph | September 29, 2006
The provincial government is investing nearly $1.3 million in leading-edge research at the University of Guelph....[continue]

UNBF Biomedical Research Team Participates in Revolutionary Prosthetics Program
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 28, 2006
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. A research team at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton has the opportunity of a lifetime: to advance the state-of-the-art in prosthetics and to make a real difference in people’s lives....[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]

Dalhousie and SCIREQ Inc. form joint venture for asthma products
Dalhousie University | September 25, 2006
Dalhousie University and SCIREQ Scientific Respiratory Equipment Inc. (Montreal) announced today that they have agreed on terms for a new collaborative venture in the area of Asthma....[continue]

Fox medal winner spirited by drive
Simon Fraser University | September 14, 2006
Determination, a little technical help, and a refusal to give in underlie the academic success — and personal achievement — of biology student Jocelyn Tomkinson, SFU’s 2006 Terry Fox gold medal recipient....[continue]

UNBC Begins New Academic Year
University of Northern British Columbia | September 1, 2006
Classes in the 2006-07 academic year will begin on Tuesday, September 5, marking the beginning of UNBC’s 15th year of offering courses....[continue]

Demand for a UBC Education Increases: 12,100 Fresh Faces Expected at UBC this Fall
University of British Columbia | August 28, 2006
A substantial increase in applications for a University of British Columbia education means 12,100 new students will begin classes on Sept. 5, including a doubling of new student enrollment at UBC Okanagan....[continue]

McGill nurses bring Tanzanian AIDS activist to campus
McGill University | August 17, 2006
In the Highlands of Tanzania, where AIDS has orphaned a disproportionately high number of children, where HIV is seen as an inevitability and where the dying walk several kilometres to reach the nearest hospital, Liduke quietly and consistently urges wives to insist on condoms, trains dozens of ordinary people to become peer leaders and slowly substitutes facts among the local people....[continue]

Microbiologist receives early career award
McMaster University | August 10, 2006
Brian Coombes, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, has won a prestigious international award from the American Society for Microbiology....[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]

University of Ottawa Chancellor’s Scholarships – Continuing Success Stories and Experiences
University of Ottawa | August 1, 2006
The University of Ottawa is proud to announce the winners of the 2006-2007 Chancellor’s Scholarship....[continue]

U of T, partner institutions receive $5.6 million grant to commercialize research Provincial program aims to commercialize research
University of Toronto | August 1, 2006
The University of Toronto has been awarded $5.6 million from the provincial government’s new Ontario Research Commercialization Program (ORCP) to provide industry with co-ordinated access to research conducted in Toronto and to support promising innovations arising in the physical and biomedical sciences. ORCP is part of the government’s Market Readiness program, which aims to bring new discoveries to market with an ultimate goal of creating jobs and improving Ontarians’ quality of life....[continue]

Viking expert attains highest honour
Simon Fraser University | July 28, 2006
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected Erle Nelson — an SFU archaeologist who discovered a new method of radiocarbon dating in the late-1970s — to its prestigious academies of arts, humanities and sciences. Scholars, artists and writers are elected to the RSC — Canada’s oldest scholarly organization — on the merits and impact of their research....[continue]

Carleton’s New Research Chair Takes Heart in Biomedical Research
Carleton University | July 19, 2006
Carleton University’s Vice-President (Research and International), Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, is pleased to announce that Dr. Andy Adler has just been chosen as the Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Carleton University....[continue]

Holding a mirror up to humanity
McGill University | July 14, 2006
Statisticians who trace all matters biological to descend on McGill campus...[continue]

Paint-on semiconductor outperforms chips
University of Toronto | July 12, 2006
Finding has enormous value for communications, imaging and monitoring applications...[continue]

Another stem cell first for U of T and Canada
University of Toronto | June 29, 2006
Umbilical cord tissue proves to be a rich source of stem cells s with multi-potential use in tissue repair...[continue]

Landmark sculpture a tribute to U of T's giants of biomedical science
University of Toronto | June 28, 2006
U of T pioneers of biomedical sciences research honoured...[continue]

U of T giants of biomedical science to be immortalized in new research centre hall
University of Toronto | June 23, 2006
Sculpture to be unveiled June 27...[continue]

CFI Invests $1.3 Million in U of G Research
University of Guelph | June 21, 2006
The University of Guelph will soon be home to some research "firsts" in Ontario and Canada, thanks to more than $1.3 million in funding announced today by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)....[continue]

CFI awards more than $1.4 million to six University of Alberta researhcers
University of Alberta | June 21, 2006
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today that it has awarded the University of Alberta more than $1.4 million to support six projects ranging from oil sands engineering to the effect organic contaminants have on human and wildlife health....[continue]

U of G Prof Makes Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research
University of Guelph | June 6, 2006
University of Guelph researchers have perfected a technique for injecting cancer cells directly into mouse ovaries, a breakthrough that could ultimately improve diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer....[continue]

Computer program can detect knee disorders
Ryerson University | May 30, 2006
University researchers have developed a computer software program that is able to detect knee disorders such as arthritis with a high degree of accuracy....[continue]

NYU star named McGill Dean of Medicine
McGill University | May 29, 2006
Richard I. Levin brings additional heft to brain-gain success story at McGill...[continue]

SFU Targets Emerging Field of Biomedical Engineering
Simon Fraser University | May 25, 2006
B.C. is becoming a powerhouse in the field of biomedical engineering and Simon Fraser University is playing its part....[continue]



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