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McMaster responds to elimination of mandatory retirement
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
In December 2006, changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code will take effect, resulting in the elimination of mandatory retirement in Ontario....[continue]

Law students practise access to justice
University of Windsor | November 16, 2006
Individuals with intellectual disabilities in Windsor and Essex County may make a smoother adjustment to living independently thanks to the generosity of some Faculty of Law students at the University of Windsor....[continue]

Oscar Peterson's name to grace UTM's newest residence
University of Toronto | November 13, 2006
Something about U of T at Mississauga strikes a chord with internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson — so much so that the university’s newest residence will now be known as Oscar Peterson Hall....[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]

Creating a home away from home at Woodsworth College
University of Toronto | November 7, 2006
Call them the big brothers and big sisters you never had — or the shoulder to lean on that you wish you could have had growing up. Either way, resident dons are a godsend for the average student in residence....[continue]

New Executive Director for Foundation Western; Battle Lecture Series and Special Olympics Presentation
University of Western Ontario | November 6, 2006
Frank Pyka has been named Executive Director at Foundation Western effective January 1, 2007....[continue]

SHEA, Harold Thomas
St. Mary's University | October 25, 2006
SHEA, Harold Thomas - 83, Halifax, passed away October 23, 2006....[continue]

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Alfred LehmanLehman was brilliant researcher
University of Toronto | October 24, 2006
Professor Emeritus Alfred Lehman of mathematics and computer science died May 8 after a long struggle with diabetes. He was 74 years old....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
University of Manitoba researchers have found that anxiety disorders appear to be independently associated with several physical conditions, including thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches....[continue]

Motherhood issues the focus of major York U conference
York University | October 23, 2006
The largest conference ever organized on the subject of motherhood will begin on Thursday in Toronto, with a name that reflects the size and scope of the project: "The Motherlode: A Complete Celebration of Motherhood."...[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 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]

Second Queerical Up North meeting October 5
National Theatre School of Canada | October 5, 2006
Queer students and LGBTTIQ friends and allies are invited to attend the second meeting of Queerical Up North on Thursday October 5, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in room H110....[continue]

A purple ribbon in support of non-violence will be prominent at the first-ever Non-Violence Awaremess Fair in the MUSC Marketplace on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
McMaster University | October 5, 2006
Students inquire, discover and learn at newly renovated facilty...[continue]

Brock launches a Master of Applied Disability Studies for students and working professionals
Brock University | October 5, 2006
A newly created graduate program in Applied Disability Studies at Brock will provide education and training that is particularly suitable for specialists currently working in the field....[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]

University of Manitoba | October 2, 2006
A study on the prevalence of violence against women has led to a disturbing finding....[continue]

United Way Campaign at SMU Gets Big Tug from Students, Faculty and Staff
St. Mary's University | October 2, 2006
The United Way Campaign at Saint Mary’s University was officially launched at the Tower this afternoon and droves of students, faculty and staff showed up to show their support....[continue]

SMU, IBM and RBC Set to Introduce Liberated Learning Technology to the Canadian Club
St. Mary's University | September 22, 2006
Saint Mary’s University (SMU), IBM, and the RBC Financial Group will be playing a unique role at the Canadian Club in Toronto, Ontario on Monday, September 25, 2006....[continue]

Duke University Prof to Visit U of G, Share Interdisciplinary Teaching Expertise
University of Guelph | September 21, 2006
The University of Guelph's 2006 Distinguished Visiting Teaching Professor is Cathy Davidson, a professor at Duke University and an award-winning author....[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]

CN donates $500,000 to the University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan | September 18, 2006
CN donates $500,000 to the University of Saskatchewan to help reduce agriculture-related injuries and deaths in Canada...[continue]

Arthritis Month "Of Interest"
University of Western Ontario | September 18, 2006
Arthritis affects more than four million Canadians and is the leading cause of disability in Canada today, side-lining approximately 600,000 people....[continue]

Vice-President Academic
St. Thomas University | September 11, 2006
St. Thomas University invites applications for the position of Vice-President Academic to join one of Canada’s leading liberal arts universities....[continue]

Low birth weight babies bounce back in adulthood
McMaster University | September 6, 2006
Young adults who were born at extremely low birth weight (less than two pounds) reported a similar quality of life as adults who were born at normal weight, according to a new study by McMaster University researchers published in the September issue of the Journal Pediatrics....[continue]

U of T students ride across Canada to promote safe cycling
University of Toronto | August 31, 2006
Med students aim to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries...[continue]

It's time to liberate the universe
St. Mary's University | August 29, 2006
Saint Mary’s University, the host institution for the Liberated Learning Consortium, has recently launched a new a project called Universal Liberated Learning....[continue]

Innovative student services make Brock a university of choice
Brock University | August 24, 2006
With the beginning of September just around the corner, it's back-to-school time at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., as 3,200 incoming first-year students prepare to tackle the next stage of their education and personal development....[continue]

New Employee Orientation and Barbecue 2006
Brandon University | August 24, 2006
Brandon University's New Employee Orientation 2006 will take place on Tuesday, August 29, and Wednesday August 30....[continue]

University of Ottawa 101 Week: Story Ideas
University of Ottawa | August 21, 2006
Discover the innovative ways in which we make the transition to living on campus easier for students and their parents, such as weekly trips to Loblaws, moving help from Gee-Gees football players, and assistance through hundreds of volunteers and in-residence support....[continue]

Employment Opportunity - Executive Director of University Advancement and Mission
St. Thomas University | August 18, 2006
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director of University Advancement and Mission provides leadership to enhance relationships and communication with internal and external constituencies consistent with St. Thomas University’s mission and mandate and works to acquire the necessary financial resources to support the University’s strategic priorities....[continue]

Online to Success
Ryerson University | August 10, 2006
If you were to ask Hillary Sampliner a few months ago if she was feeling a little nervous about starting her first year at Ryerson, she would have said yes....[continue]

A Class of One
Malaspina University College | August 4, 2006
"Online courses offer unmatched flexibility," said instructor Jean Maltesen, who adapted English 067 for online delivery. "Each student is literally a class of one, able to take the course on his or her schedule."...[continue]

University of Ottawa 101 Week: Story Ideas
University of Ottawa | August 4, 2006
Discover the innovative ways in which we make the transition to living on campus easier for students and their parents, such as weekly trips to Loblaws, moving help from Gee-Gees football players, and assistance through hundreds of volunteers and in-residence support....[continue]

UW holds Student Life 101 for incoming first-year students
University of Waterloo | July 19, 2006
Students attending the University of Waterloo for the first time this fall will gather, along with their parents, on campus Saturday to explore their brave new world, far away from home....[continue]

Students showcase designs for products to help disabled elderly
University of Waterloo | July 18, 2006
Students in a third-year systems design course at the University of Waterloo will display designs of products to improve the quality of life of elderly people with disabling conditions....[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]

StFX Names Dr. Steven Baldner Dean of Arts
St. Francis Xavier University | July 5, 2006
St. Francis Xavier University President Dr. Sean E. Riley announced today that Dr. Steven Baldner has been appointed Dean of Arts....[continue]

Altruistic student adventurers help kids in Ecuador
McMaster University | June 29, 2006
Six McMaster University health sciences students recently traveled to Quito, Ecuador, to lend a helping hand to its most vulnerable citizens - children with physical and mental disabilities....[continue]

U of R invests almost $150,000 in new undergraduate scholarships
University of Regina | June 28, 2006
The University of Regina is investing almost $150,000 in new undergraduate scholarships to address a broad spectrum of student needs....[continue]



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