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Food Chain Faces Serious Sting, Says U of G Prof
University of Guelph | November 16, 2006
The decline of the buzzing sound from bees may be music to some people’s ears, but a University of Guelph professor is part of a team of researchers that say shrinking pollinator populations in North America pose a serious threat to our plants, food chain and economy....[continue]

UW launches geomatics program, analyzes environment with computing tools
University of Waterloo | November 14, 2006
What are the forces driving land use change in the Amazon? Where is the best location for a business looking to expand? What areas of a city have higher rates of childhood asthma? How far back from a river does the risk of flooding and property damage extend?...[continue]

Forest Policy Expert to Speak at UNBC
University of Northern British Columbia | November 14, 2006
One of North America’s leading experts in sustainable forest policy will be speaking at UNBC later this week as the keynote speaker in the annual Doug Little Memorial Lecture....[continue]

Third annual Reach for Dalhousie kicks off next Friday
Dalhousie University | November 10, 2006
Dalhousie will stage the third annual "Reach for Dalhousie" event Friday, November 17th. Reach for Dalhousie is a contest that owes its origins to the CBC's old Reach for the Top, but has developed in new directions with new teaching technology....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | November 10, 2006
David MacLean, dean of forestry and environmental management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been elected chair of the Canadian Model Forest Network. His one-year term begins immediately....[continue]

Students launch exciting new careers through ABE
Malaspina University College | November 8, 2006
Malaspina University-College’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is helping Mike Bates and Laura Painter launch exciting new careers....[continue]

2,500 Original Art Items Donated to Cape Breton University $500K James Nearing and Florence Giovannetti-Nearing Dragon Lair’s Collection
University College of Cape Breton | November 7, 2006
Cape Breton novelist, Frank Macdonald, has been nominated for the largest and most international literary prize of its kind, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award....[continue]

U of G Gets $4.7 Million for International Projects
University of Guelph | November 6, 2006
The University of Guelph has received nearly $5 million from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to enhance resource-poor livelihoods in Ghana and to restore the tsunami-affected areas of Sri Lanka, it was announced today....[continue]

Reel Life: StFX Welcomes 2006 Women's Film Festival
St. Francis Xavier University | November 3, 2006
A series of edgy, independent films shot through a feminist lens will be showcased during the 2006 Women's Film Festival at StFX, which will run Nov.8 to10....[continue]

International researchers convene to explore governance of natural resources in a complex world
Brock University | October 27, 2006
Researchers at Brock and Wilfrid Laurier University will lead a two-day international workshop on Oct. 27 and 28 at Wilfrid Laurier to address the challenge of natural resources use and protection in a complex and increasingly connected world. Participants at the workshop will take stock of recent developments in the governance of natural resources (e.g., fisheries, wildlife, forests), and identify new directions for research and policy....[continue]

BU Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department presents The Horror Show at The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. the Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department will open Horror Show the latest exhibit at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art, located on Victoria Avenue between 20th Street and 21st Street (gallery entrance is on north side of building, facing the parking lot.)...[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]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | October 25, 2006
Cutting-edge education experts from coast to coast will offer keynote addresses at the Atlantic Educators’ Conference in Fredericton, Nov. 17 and 18. The public is welcome to attend the keynote addresses at no charge....[continue]

Greenhouse offers a little slice of paradise
McMaster University | October 25, 2006
Arthur Yeas is a plant's best friend. The greenhouse technician cares for more than 1,000 plants in McMaster's Biology Greenhouse, where he has worked for the past 30 years....[continue]

Malaspina’s new Faller Training program gets corporate backing
Malaspina University College | October 18, 2006
Malaspina University-College’s new Faller Training program, offered in partnership with the BC Forest Safety Council, has received full industry backing with a list of generous donations....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) at the University of New Brunswick is pleased to bring internationally-renowned aquatic ecologist Judy Meyer to Saint John and Fredericton as the dynamic guest speaker for the fourth annual H.B.N. Hynes Lecture....[continue]

UNB Announces First Harrison McCain Faculty Awards
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
The University of New Brunswick is announcing almost $200,000 in awards to faculty members as part of the first-ever Harrison McCain Faculty Awards....[continue]

BC Government Invests in World Class Forest Research Centre
University of Northern British Columbia | October 16, 2006
UNBC is a key player in one of the world’s most advanced forest research laboratories. EvaluTree is a partnership involving UNBC, UVic, and the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN), which is based in Vancouver....[continue]

BCIT-Canfor partnership wins Global Best Award
British Columbia Institute of Technology | October 13, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Canfor Corporation have teamed up to win The Conference Board of Canada’s 2006 Global Best Award in Enterprise Education Partnerships....[continue]

Noble savage or sophisticated existentialist?
University of Regina | October 10, 2006
There is a common perception that indigenous people can only be experts on nature – that they are noble savages or millenary guardians of the rainforest....[continue]

Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life
Augustana University College | October 10, 2006
Canadians have been called to rethink our nation’s international commitments. We face both new and persistent challenges: terrorism, conflict between nations, poverty, ecological crises, and pandemics....[continue]

3 CBU grads receive prestigious scholarships
University College of Cape Breton | October 6, 2006
Three recent Cape Breton University science graduates are amongst the recipients for the 2006 National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Grants and Scholarships competitions....[continue]

New Malaspina University-College Board Chair announced
Malaspina University College | October 5, 2006
Mr. Robin Kenyon was acclaimed as the new Board of Governors Chair during the regular meeting of the Board last week....[continue]

Chinese delegation gets economic lowdown from SFU
Simon Fraser University | October 5, 2006
With Simon Fraser University political scientists as their personal tour guides, six high-level academicsandcivic officials from China are visiting B.C. October 9-13 to get a primer on BC’s economy....[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]

UNBC Participates in Major Northern Research Program
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 3, 2006
The University of Northern British Columbia will play a leading role in one of the biggest research projects ever undertaken in northern Canada....[continue]

University of Windsor researcher provides "sound evidence" of Ivory-Billed Woodpecker's existence
University of Windsor | September 26, 2006
University of Windsor Biology professor Dan Mennill and his team of researchers are part of an international group that has just published evidence of the existence of the elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a magnificent bird thought to have become extinct half a century ago....[continue]

Grand Opening of the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art at Brandon University
Brandon University | September 26, 2006
Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as Brandon University marks a very special occasion: the grand opening of the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art....[continue]

University/College career fair
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 25, 2006
More than 230 employers and over 3,000 students and alumni of the area’s four post-secondary institutions will meet and talk about careers and employment opportunities at the 13th annual Career Fair on Wednesday, September 27 at RIM Park in Waterloo....[continue]

BCIT carpentry students construct relief home for tsunami victims
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 25, 2006
Sixteen BCIT carpentry students recently completed the construction of a Britco Structures demonstration hybrid panelized and pre-cut home designed for Indonesian tsunami relief housing....[continue]

Mount Allison students to represent New Brunswick at Climate Change Conference
Mount Allison University | September 21, 2006
Two fourth-year Mount Allison students are leaving next week to represent New Brunswick undergraduate researchers at the Atlantic Centre for Global Change and Ecosystem Research Conference (ACGCER) in Wolfville, Nova Scotia....[continue]

Annual University/College Career Fair Sept. 27
University of Guelph | September 20, 2006
More than 240 employers and some 3,000 students and recent graduates of the region’s four postsecondary institutions will meet to talk about careers and employment opportunities at the 13th annual Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at RIM Park in Waterloo....[continue]

Second annual World Rivers Day brings 100 events to BC, celebrations around the globe
British Columbia Institute of Technology | September 20, 2006
Rivers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a visit to Taiwan, but British Columbia Institute of Technology instructor Mark Angelo will make a whirlwind trip there to help celebrate the second annual World Rivers Day on Sunday, September 24....[continue]

UNBF Graduate Students Awarded $620,000 for Social Sciences Research
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 15, 2006
Eighteen graduate students at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton will receive a total of $620,000 in support of their research from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)....[continue]

Lakehead Professor Receives Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Forestry Profession
Lakehead University | September 14, 2006
A Lakehead University forester has received a major award from the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF). Dr. Mathew Leitch, an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment, has been awarded the James M. Kitz Award for his forestry-related research....[continue]

UBC Research Major Contributor to World’s First Tree Genome
University of British Columbia | September 14, 2006
An international team of scientists, including seven from the University of British Columbia, has completed the world’s first physical map and sequencing of a tree genome -- and the third plant ever sequenced -- providing important insight into the future development of alternative fuels, forest health and wood quality....[continue]

UNBC Researchers to Connect with Businesses and Industry in the Peace River Region
University of Northern British Columbia | September 13, 2006
A dozen UNBC researchers will be participating in a Fort St. John workshop designed to connect the University with the research and education needs of businesses and industry in the Peace River region. The session will be held on Tuesday, September 19 and is being co-presented by Sci-Tech North and UNBC....[continue]

UNBC Professor Hosts Photography Exhibition on Campus
University of Northern British Columbia | September 13, 2006
Stunning black and white photographs of western Newfoundland are being exhibited by UNBC professor Michael Rutherford from September 18 to November 3....[continue]

UNB Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management Announces Dean's List for 2005-06
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 7, 2006
Nineteen students in the faculty of forestry and environmental management at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2005-06....[continue]

a studio: fine arts faculty exhibition, Sept. 15
Mount Allison University | September 7, 2006
The Owens Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a studio, a new exhibition of recent works by the faculty of the fine arts department, Mount Allison University....[continue]



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