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University of Ottawa Receives $1.5 million for Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology
University of Ottawa | November 16, 2006
The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Science and Goldcorp Inc. are pleased to announce the creation of the new Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology....[continue]

Laurier researchers assemble holistic picture of history and future of climate change
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 15, 2006
Award-winning Laurier researchers are looking at Canada’s northern ecosystems from both a human and natural science approach – providing a holistic picture of the history and the future of climate change....[continue]

Newfoundland and Labrador Lieutenant Governor to speak on war and remembrance at event in Toronto
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 8, 2006
Newfoundland and Labrador’s lieutenant-governor will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Affinity Newfoundland and Labrador Dinner scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Marriott Yorkville in Toronto....[continue]

School of Graduate Studies hosts open house
McMaster University | November 6, 2006
McMaster's School of Graduate Studies is hosting two Graduate Studies Open Houses on Monday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McMaster University Student Centre....[continue]

Astronaut to land on campusHadfield to help with U of T Fall Campus Days festivities
University of Toronto | October 26, 2006
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be on hand Saturday, Oct. 28 at Convocation Hall to unveil Canada’s new rover -- our country’s latest contribution to future Moon and Mars explorations....[continue]

Memorial University of Newfoundland releases 2005-2006 President’s Report on DVD and web
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 20, 2006
The same day as more than 500 students crossed the stage during Memorial’s fall convocation ceremonies in St. John’s, Dr. Axel Meisen officially released the 2005-2006 President’s Report and presented elements of this year’s report to those attending the ceremonies....[continue]

Years of Service Awards honour long-serving employees
McMaster University | October 12, 2006
Alicia Ryznyk began working at McMaster soon after immigrating to Canada from Poland more than 40 years ago....[continue]

Memorial University president visits Labrador
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 28, 2006
Dr. Axel Meisen, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University, will be in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, to meet with community leaders and university stakeholders....[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]

69 uOttawa researchers receive NSERC funding worth $9.4 million
University of Ottawa | September 8, 2006
Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will allow 69 University of Ottawa researchers to pursue research projects in a wide range of fields including climate change, hearing, technology, robotics, cold exposure, virtual reality, mathematical ecology, data privacy and genomics....[continue]

Seven Garner Royal Society Medals, Awards
University of Toronto | August 23, 2006
Prizes a tribute to the outstanding contributions made by Canadians...[continue]

Degree development is a labour of love for Malaspina faculty
Malaspina University College | August 23, 2006
Most students understand what it takes to get a degree. What does it take to give one?...[continue]

Life-long interest in meteorites pays off for B.C. woman
University of Calgary | July 31, 2006
The first new meteorite identified in Canada this year is also one of the smallest ever found in the country and is the highlight of a British Columbia woman’s life-long interest in space rocks, after she discovered the specimen in 1968....[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]

Weighing the risks of storing greenhouse gas
University of Calgary | July 25, 2006
New research to provide energy industry with tools to plan safe and affordable CO2 sequestration Capturing carbon dioxide from power plants and other large industrial sources and pumping it deep underground where it can’t contribute to global warming is seen by many as a promising method for slashing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions....[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]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | June 26, 2006
The University of New Brunswick’s Forging Our Futures campaign has reached a total of $100 million dollars, exceeding its original target by $40 million....[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]

Getting to McMaster
McMaster University | May 19, 2006
Students, ACT, and MIEH study transportation issues...[continue]

U of S Spring Convocation Ceremonies Held May 23 - 25
University of Saskatchewan | May 18, 2006
The University of Saskatchewan will honour its graduates and confer 2,800 degrees, diplomas and certificates at the annual Spring Convocation May 23-25 at TCU Place (formerly the Centennial Auditorium) in Saskatoon....[continue]

Introducing Arts One 2006!
Brandon University | May 5, 2006
Liberal Education Requirements...[continue]

Living with our rivers: Lessons from the spring floods of 2005 the subject of a special public forum at the U of C
University of Calgary | May 3, 2006
Lessons from the spring floods of 2005 the subject of a special public forum at the U of C...[continue]

30th Annual APICS 2006 Conference-CBU
University College of Cape Breton | May 2, 2006
30th Annual APICS 2006 Undergraduate Psychology Conference -CBU May 5 & 6...[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | May 1, 2006
Developing exploration technologies for the Earth, Moon, Mars and beyond is a passion for geologist John Spray....[continue]

Living With Our Rivers – Lessons from the spring floods of 2005
University of Calgary | April 10, 2006
The swollen rivers that altered waterways, devastated property and claimed four lives around southern Alberta last spring provided many lessons to scientists, emergency planners and homeowners about how powerful our rivers and streams can become when they are fed by unusually heavy rainfall....[continue]

Honorary degree recipients for June 2006 convocation
University of Alberta | April 4, 2006
The University of Alberta will confer nine honorary degrees at spring convocation 2006, June 7-9, 12 and 13 in the Jubilee Auditorium....[continue]

Engineering researchers lead the way in the latest round of ACOA funding
Memorial University of Newfoundland | April 4, 2006
Four of the five projects announced on March 31 under the Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) involve researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University....[continue]

UW hosts first Waterloo Science Horizons for top high school students
University of Waterloo | March 30, 2006
The University of Waterloo will hold the first annual "Waterloo Science Horizons" next Tuesday for top high school students competing in a regional science fair....[continue]

New Facility Targets Spread of Breast Cancer
University of Western Ontario | March 27, 2006
A new research facility at The University of Western Ontario will help researchers determine how breast cancer cells spread through the body....[continue]

University of Ottawa receives more than $1.3 million in CFI funding
University of Ottawa | March 27, 2006
A dozen researchers at the University of Ottawa have received a total of $1,330,750 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation....[continue]

Trent University Biology Professor Awarded Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship
Trent University | March 16, 2006
Trent University is pleased to announce that Biology Professor James Schaefer has recently been awarded one of 18 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowships for 2006....[continue]

Mount Allison student shines at Geosciences Conference
Mount Allison University | February 20, 2006
Fourth-year environmental studies student Lanna Campbell was one of the top three prize winners for student presentations of research at the 32nd annual meeting of the Atlantic Geoscience Society at Acadia University on February 4 and 5....[continue]

Record year for meteorite recovery in Canada
University of Calgary | December 15, 2005
Manitoba becomes meteorite capital as Canada’s most successful meteorite hunter proves meteorite "dumping ground" theory east of Winnipeg....[continue]

Record year for meteorite recovery in Canada
University of Calgary | December 14, 2005
Third discovery by Winnipeg rock collector proves meteorite "dumping ground" theory....[continue]

Memorial University's 2004-2005 President's Report released on DVD and Web
Memorial University of Newfoundland | December 14, 2005
Memorial University President Dr. Axel Meisen has formally presented the university's annual report to Joan Burke, the minister of Education....[continue]

U of C discovery sheds light on role of Maya women
University of Calgary | December 2, 2005
The Naachtun Archaeological Project, which is an international effort led by the University of Calgary, has unearthed an important artifact from the Guatemalan jungle that opens a new chapter on the history of the Maya and the role women played....[continue]

Festive Music at the Owens Art Gallery, Dec. 4
Mount Allison University | December 2, 2005
Mount Allison’s Kyle Hill of Yarmouth, NS — an honours physics and mathematics student —is the University’s 46th Rhodes Scholar....[continue]

U of G Grad Named Rhodes Scholar
University of Guelph | November 29, 2005
Arani Kajenthira, a 2005 engineering graduate of the University of Guelph, has won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in earth sciences at the University of Oxford....[continue]

Dino-mite discovery
University of Calgary | November 24, 2005
A new species of horned dinosaur with distinctive spikes and a flashy shield around its head has been unveiled in a scholarly journal....[continue]



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