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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]

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]

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]

U of T faculty win Early Researcher Awards
University of Toronto | November 15, 2006
Thirty researchers from the university and its affiliated hospitals each won the award, given by the province to researchers who are within the first five years of an independent academic career....[continue]

RN Educators Present Research at Conference
University of Victoria | November 15, 2006
Nursing ethics, support for caregivers of elderly people, and improving the quality of nurses’ workplaces will all be part of the discussion at an upcoming national nursing research conference in Victoria....[continue]

New program evaluates seniors' risk for cardiovascular disease
McMaster University | November 14, 2006
A new cardiovascular health promotion program for seniors is wrapping up this week in communities across Ontario....[continue]

Social Work project combines art and research
University of Toronto | November 14, 2006
Coming Together photos on display through Nov. 29...[continue]

Healthier kids just the click of a remote away: study
University of Toronto | November 13, 2006
Kids need to limit TV viewing time while increasing physical activity...[continue]

New psychiatry chair announced
McMaster University | November 10, 2006
Effective Jan. 1, 2007, Dr. Robert B. Zipursky, will be chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and hold the Morgan Firestone Chair in Psychiatry at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University....[continue]

McMaster launches radio frequency identification lab
McMaster University | November 9, 2006
Cultivating a radio frequency identification (RFID) industry in Canada is the impetus behind a new RFID research and development laboratory....[continue]

Western medical graduate selected to head WHO
University of Western Ontario | November 8, 2006
Dr. Margaret Chan of China was selected today by the executive board of the World Health Organization for the post of Director-General....[continue]

UBC Discovery Reverses Thinking About Hep C Treatment for Drug Users
University of British Columbia | November 8, 2006
Contrary to current practice, treating injection drug users (IDUs) for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may reduce suffering and health-care costs, according to University of British Columbia researchers....[continue]

Aboriginal perspectives on health and wellness
University of Regina | November 7, 2006
The western model of health care continues to focus on physical health, but there are many broad and varied factors that determine health and wellness....[continue]

University of Manitoba | November 6, 2006
Programs will focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, support and treatment for vulnerable population....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | October 25, 2006
The Student Health Centre at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton received confirmation today of one case of Norwalk-like virus....[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]

Malaspina Media Lecture Series great place for open dialogue
Malaspina University College | October 20, 2006
The public is invited to dig into some hot topics during Malaspina University-College’s new Media Lecture Series....[continue]

StFX Temporarily Cancels Varsity Athletics and Closes Some Public Facilities
St. Francis Xavier University | October 18, 2006
St. Francis Xavier University is temporarily cancelling varsity sports and closing some public facilities as a result of a Norwalk-like virus that has affected approximately 35 students and staff....[continue]

Student inventor competes for top prize
University of Toronto | October 18, 2006
Medical student has many talents...[continue]

It Takes a Society: Fighting Childhood Obesity
McGill University | October 18, 2006
The undisputed pandemic of childhood obesity worldwide threatens to be the major public health problem of the new century. We have created a modern society in which the first generation of children of the new millennium could be the first since the rise of the industrial revolution to have a shorter lifespan than its predecessors....[continue]

RBC Executive to Address Sobey MBA Students
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
As Chairman and CEO of RBC Asset Management Inc, George Lewis has responsibility for Canada's largest mutual fund family (RBC Funds) and one of Canada’s largest asset management firms with over $63 billion under management. Under his leadership, RBC Asset Management achieved more than $6 Billion in long-term net sales for the first time in its history in 2005....[continue]

University of Western Ontario | October 16, 2006
As three local high school teachers received honors for their work in the violence prevention program The Fourth R today, it was announced that the program will receive a $1-million gift from the Arthur and Mary Jane Crooks family....[continue]

Professors to be honoured for teaching and research excellence
Brock University | October 13, 2006
Brock University will honour three faculty members for their contributions to teaching and research as part of the second ceremony of its Fall Convocation to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium, located in the Walker Complex....[continue]

Seal viewing platform temporarily closed at Ocean Sciences Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 13, 2006
Due to ongoing construction at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC), public access is temporarily unavailable to the popular seal viewing platform....[continue]

Acadia University to host 28th Annual Huggins Science Seminar
Acadia University | October 11, 2006
Acadia University will host the 28th Annual Huggins Science Seminar, Wednesday, October 18th, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. This year’s distinguished speaker is Dr. Walter Willett, an expert in the field of Nutritional Epidemiology....[continue]

Cannabis Use Highest in BC
University of Victoria | October 4, 2006
Cannabis use is more widespread among British Columbians than the rest of Canadians. That’s just one of the findings of a joint study from the University of Victoria-based Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) and the Centre for Applied Research on Mental Health and Addictions at SFU....[continue]

McMaster researcher awarded CANADA-HOPE Scholarship
McMaster University | October 4, 2006
An international scientist at McMaster University has been awarded a new national scholarship worth $174,000....[continue]

Tibetan refugees face human rights abuses: Study
McMaster University | October 4, 2006
For 40 years, there has been a steady stream of Tibetans fleeing their homeland, seeking asylum in India and Nepal....[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]

McGill top laureate in 2006 Forces AVENIR awards
McGill University | October 3, 2006
McGill University has once again distinguished itself, with awards in five of 12 categories at the 8th Forces AVENIR Gala....[continue]

Mini Med School doubles offerings
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 3, 2006
The Mini Medical and Health Sciences School is back for another great fall season, with a new format to increase your exposure to exciting presentations by experienced health educators....[continue]

Workshop examines impact of ecosystem degradation on human health
McMaster University | October 2, 2006
Every year, unsafe water, coupled with a lack of basic sanitation, kills at least 1.6 million children under the age of five years....[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]

Building healthy homes
Simon Fraser University | September 28, 2006
A newly revamped complex of low-income housing could help its occupants, many of them children with asthma, breath easier....[continue]

Lost in Greece
Augustana University College | September 28, 2006
Greece was about getting lost. That may sound unusual, but sometimes getting lost is just what one needs to find the true beauty in an unknown country....[continue]

Dr. Usha George new Dean of Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University
Ryerson University | September 19, 2006
Dr. Usha George has been appointed Dean of Ryerson University's Faculty of Community Services. Her five-year term began this summer....[continue]

University of Ottawa to launch Institute of Crime Prevention
University of Ottawa | September 19, 2006
From mass shootings to break-and-enters, public concern about crime is a constant. But if crime is such a serious issue, how best to prevent it? The University of Ottawa’s newest research venture will search for answers to that question....[continue]

Crisis Management Group looks to learn from Dawson College attack
McMaster University | September 18, 2006
The University's Crisis Management Group met late last week to review McMaster's emergency planning in the wake of the shooting at Dawson College....[continue]

University of Ottawa honours half-century of contributions by Marie des Anges Loyer
University of Ottawa | September 14, 2006
The University of Ottawa has honoured one of its most dedicated former leaders with a research chair in her name....[continue]

Homecoming to offer intellectually-engaging events for alumni and public
Queen's University | September 8, 2006
Queen’s University’s Homecoming event schedule includes a number of new events designed to feed the intellectually-hungry minds of alumni and the Kingston community....[continue]



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