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Job Well Done!
St. Mary's University | November 17, 2006
The University took the time this afternoon to pay tribute to its employees, and the event was a huge success....[continue]

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]

New Downtown Gallery Honours Williams Legacy
University of Victoria | November 9, 2006
When he died on Nov. 9, 2000, the late Victoria philanthropist, patron of the arts and heritage developer Michael Williams left virtually his entire estate, including property and an extensive art collection, to the University of Victoria....[continue]

War and remembrance are focus for York film student
York University | November 6, 2006
Ryan Knight was 13 when he saw Saving Private Ryan and decided to become a filmmaker....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 18, 2006
Samantha King (Kinesiology and Health Studies) continues to discuss the corporatization of breast cancer, most recently in the National Post....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 16, 2006
At the 2006 Fall Convocation, three individuals will be given particular distinction for their work and commitment to the University and the people of Manitoba: Dr. John Foerster, Dr. Garry Martin and Ms Natalie Denesovych....[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]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
Robert Moore will launch Museum Absconditum on Friday, October 27 at 7 pm at the Study Lounge, Ward Chipman Library Building as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at the University of New Brunswick Saint John....[continue]

Stephen Leahey: "Work hard and always give back to your community"
St. Mary's University | October 13, 2006
For Stephen Leahey, there is only one thing that he attributes to his success in life — Saint Mary’s University....[continue]

Sounds of Preserving Culture Loud and Clear
University College of Cape Breton | October 11, 2006
Today, the new Centre for Cape Breton Studies and the quest to preserve cultural traditions for future generations took centre stage....[continue]

SMU In the News
St. Mary's University | October 10, 2006
Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, was quoted in The Halifax Chronicle Herald where he spoke about the $300,000.00 in funding from NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) to science researchers at Saint Mary’s....[continue]

A Pocket Companion to the Owens Art Gallery: A little guide for kids by kids, to be launched Sept. 30
Mount Allison University | September 28, 2006
On Saturday, September 30 the Owens Art Gallery will launch A Pocket Companion to the Owens Art Gallery: A little guide for kids by kids....[continue]

Renowned artist Christopher Pratt returns to campus, Sept. 29
Mount Allison University | September 26, 2006
Newfoundland artist and Allisonian Christopher Pratt will deliver the annual Mary (West) Pratt and Christopher Pratt Lecture at Mount Allison University on Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Crabtree Auditorium....[continue]

G. Raymond Chang named new Chancellor of Ryerson University
Ryerson University | September 26, 2006
G. Raymond Chang, Chairman of CI Financial and a member of Ryerson's Board of Governors has been named Chancellor of Ryerson University....[continue]

Nuit Blanche brings together students, staff and faculty
University of Toronto | September 25, 2006
Contemporary arts celebration slated for Sept. 30...[continue]

Museum of Art to host panel discussion
McMaster University | September 22, 2006
The McMaster Museum of Art will host a panel discussion on The Life and Death of Identity Politics in Canadian Art on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m....[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]

UW homecoming offers full day of events, from Amazing Race to Stephen Lewis lecture
University of Waterloo | September 19, 2006
The University of Waterloo is adding a number of public events to its annual homecoming celebrations and inviting members of the surrounding community to enjoy a fun-filled and informative day of activities....[continue]

Urban development inspires local artist’s oil painting exhibition
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 18, 2006
The Robert Langen Art Gallery will feature the works of local artist Peter D. Harris in an exhibition entitled The Spaces Between....[continue]

Brandon University welcomes acclaimed writer Tomson Highway to campus as Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor
Brandon University | September 13, 2006
Brandon University and the Brandon University Faculty of Arts are proud to welcome internationally acclaimed author and playwright Dr. Tomson Highway to the BU campus as the Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting professor...[continue]

Museum of Art and Goethe-Institut create virtual art exhibit
McMaster University | September 13, 2006
The McMaster Museum of Art and the Goethe-Institut in Toronto are teaming up to create a virtual exhibit to help high school students around the world learn about German culture and language through a unique perspective--artwork....[continue]

Historic Lethbridge Week -- September 18 - 23
University of Lethbridge | September 12, 2006
7:00 pm St. Patrick’s Cemetery Tours7:00 pm Book discussion: George & Terry Goulet -- PublicLibrary8:00 pm Southern Alberta in Film -- Public LibraryTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 191:30 — 4:00 pm Book Launch & Signing: Garry Allison -- Royal Cdn Legion, General Stewart Branch2:00 pm...[continue]

Camille Zakharia: Division Lines
St. Mary's University | September 11, 2006
While the world’s attention is focused anxiously on Lebanon, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery launches its fall season with a major solo exhibition by a Lebanese-Canadian artist who has a long association with Halifax....[continue]

Biography of Dr. Frank Chalk
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
Professor Frank Chalk (Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin) is the co-author, with Prof. Kurt Jonassohn, of The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies (Yale University Press, 1990)....[continue]

Art Gallery Director Gets Noticed in Major Art Magazine
St. Mary's University | September 8, 2006
The writing of Saint Mary's University Art Gallery Director/Curator, Robin Metcalfe, has received favourable notice in the distinguished Canadian art magazine, BorderCrossings....[continue]

New hub for pharmacy education and research opens at U of T
University of Toronto | September 6, 2006
State-of-the-art Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building officially open...[continue]

Now here’s a classic tune: SMU graduate student studies 450-year-old manuscript
St. Mary's University | August 15, 2006
Judy Dietz, a student enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s, is combing through the lines of a rare 450-year-old manuscript that has not been performed for centuries....[continue]

Globalization through a cultural lens
McMaster University | August 8, 2006
On July 3, in Budapest, Hungary more than 400 international graduate students and junior faculty from 67 countries gathered at the Central European University (CEU) to open the 2006 Summer University (SUN) program. Of those students, 25 attended the CEU program specifically to study under Szeman, McMaster's former director the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, and explore those very questions....[continue]

CBU art selections part of special Kavanagh Room
University College of Cape Breton | August 4, 2006
The Cape Breton University Art Gallery is pleased to partner with Sydney Ports Corporation Inc. to present selections from the Permanent Collection as part of a tribute evening for the late Steve Kavanagh. This is the first time selections from the gallery’s Permanent Collection will be placed in the community....[continue]

U of T built ornithopter takes off Flapping-wing airplane achieves sustained flight
University of Toronto | July 28, 2006
DeLaurier and a team of students at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies achieved sustained flight by a piloted ornithopter – an airplane with flapping wings that are mechanically operated – something dreamed of by Leonardo da Vinci, among others....[continue]

AGYU wins prestigious awards
York University | July 25, 2006
Innovative activities developed and curated by the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) have been recognized by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) with four prestigious awards....[continue]

Mental-health support network not always available for reservists, TRU instructor finds
Thompson Rivers University | July 21, 2006
There's an inequity in returning Canadian soldiers' health care, a Thompson Rivers University researcher has found....[continue]

U of G Prof Publishes 'Insect Collection'
University of Guelph | July 17, 2006
A University of Guelph entomologist has published a new insect book that is so extensive, it’s being called "an insect collection between covers."...[continue]

New guide celebrates 75 years of Saskatchewan Parks
University of Regina | July 10, 2006
The most comprehensive guide to Saskatchewan’s provincial parks ever published will be launched in a short ceremony at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert Street, 7 p.m., Wed., July 12....[continue]

Mount A grad nabs only Canadian spot at NASA Academy
Mount Allison University | July 10, 2006
Mount Allison University graduate Kyle Hill ’06 of Yarmouth, NS has been selected to participate in NASA’s Goddard Summer Academy....[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]

Them Days to hold fundraiser in St. John’s
Memorial University of Newfoundland | June 23, 2006
Them Days Archives and Publications of Labrador will be hosting a fundraising evening on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Memorial University’s Inco Innovation Centre Lecture Theatre in St. John’s....[continue]

Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games celebrates 35 years
University of Waterloo | June 23, 2006
The University of Waterloo's Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games -- a unique Canadian resource dedicated to the research, collection, preservation and exhibition of games and game-related objects -- celebrates its 35th anniversary next week....[continue]

New book explores rocks, fossils and landforms of Manitoulin Island
University of Waterloo | June 20, 2006
For well over a century, the Manitoulin Island area has been a Mecca for earth scientists from all over North America who came to study its rocks and collect its fossils....[continue]

Research Grants Awarded to 5 Lakehead U Faculty Members and 10 Students
Lakehead University | June 15, 2006
Lakehead University has received 16 new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants this year totalling $870,295....[continue]



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