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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]

Brandon University's Dr. John Everitt Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to International Development
Brandon University | November 15, 2006
Dr. John Everitt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Brandon University, has been named the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading Canadian development agency....[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]

State of Our Health, GIS Mapping and War Correspondent
University of Western Ontario | November 13, 2006
The following items from The University of Western Ontario may be OF INTEREST....[continue]

Week designed to show geography’s importance
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 10, 2006
For those who don’t know much about geography, next week’s activities are designed to help. Geography Awareness Week runs Nov. 14-19 on the St. John’s campus....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 9, 2006
Ian Janssen (Kinesiology and Health Studies) discusses obesity among Canadians in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

UW, three other universities work to restore Sri Lankan villages hit by tsunami
University of Waterloo | November 7, 2006
The University of Waterloo and three other Canadian universities will work collaboratively with local partners to restore the economy and environment of six villages in Sri Lanka devastated by the tsunami of December 2004....[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]

Research project aims to lessen flood risks in Oxford, Nova Scotia
Acadia University | November 6, 2006
The Town of Oxford will soon have the information it needs to lessen the risk of floods in the community....[continue]

Eminent uOttawa professor leads Geography Awareness Week
University of Ottawa | November 6, 2006
Barry Wellar, retired University of Ottawa professor of geography and environmental studies, has been appointed media program director for the Geography Awareness Week, by the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)....[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]

Crime and intelligence analysis degree option opens at BCIT
British Columbia Institute of Technology | October 25, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology will soon be furnishing law enforcement with graduates trained in crime and intelligence analysis, as the institute launches a new degree option in Forensic Investigation....[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]

Leading water management expert to speak at Mount A, Oct. 25
Mount Allison University | October 24, 2006
Dr. Bruce Mitchell of the University of Waterloo will speak on water management issues at Mount Allison University on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunn Building, room 106. His talk is entitled: Backing Into the Future: Reflections on Water Management Experiences in Canada and everyone is welcome to attend....[continue]

McGill expert alert: Clean Air Act/ Environment
McGill University | October 19, 2006
The Harper government will soon table its Clean Air Act in Parliament....[continue]

Renovations Begin at New Terrace Campus
University of Northern British Columbia | October 18, 2006
The University of Northern British Columbia has selected two companies from the Northwest region to undertake renovations at its new Terrace campus building....[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]

BU's Dr. Chris Malcolm to be featured on CTV's Manitoba Moments
Brandon University | October 12, 2006
Brandon University Geography professor Dr. Chris Malcolm will be featured, along with one of his honours students, on an upcoming episode of CTV Television's Manitoba Moments, airing on Sunday, October 15 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. on CTV....[continue]

White Coat Ceremony begins journey to becoming a doctor
McMaster University | October 11, 2006
First year medical students in the Michael G. DeGroote School of medicine received a symbol of their role as medical learners last night, as they took part in McMaster University's fourth annual White Coat Ceremony at the Hamilton Convention Centre....[continue]

Where is your favourite secret space in Regina?
University of Regina | October 10, 2006
Maybe your favourite Regina space is included in the new book from the CPRC Press: Regina’s Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography....[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]

Elizabeth Dawson becomes Brandon University's first Environmental Sciences graduate
Brandon University | October 3, 2006
Brandon University is pleased to announce that, in October 2006, Elizabeth Dawson will become the first graduate of the Brandon University Environmental Sciences program, which was introduced in September 2003....[continue]

Public forum tackles the future of the marine sector in the Coast of Bays region
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 29, 2006
Given the changes in the fishery resource, the markets and technology, the future of the marine sector in the Coast of Bays is uncertain....[continue]

Brandon University Politics Club co-hosting 54th Peace Gardens Conference
Brandon University | September 21, 2006
On Friday October 13, 2006 the 54th Peace Gardens Conference will be held at the Willis Pavilion at the International Peace Gardens....[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]

Why is our English so different from theirs?
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 21, 2006
Ever wonder why you might hear words like tabanask and ballicatter, and phrases like "John’s after telling me he’s leaving," in parts of this province, but not in London, England – or London, Ontario, for that matter?...[continue]

Teaching Excellence — Dean style, Sept. 21
Mount Allison University | September 19, 2006
Mount Allison’s dean of social sciences, Dr. Rob Summerby-Murray was recognized as a 3M Teaching Fellow this past June at the national conference for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)....[continue]

Young Ismaili Muslims embrace Canadian values
Simon Fraser University | September 19, 2006
Canadian-born Ismaili Muslims strongly identify with Canadian values of multiculturalism and feel at ease practising their religion in Canada, according to a Simon Fraser University study....[continue]

Meaning of ‘Home’ and Identity Explored in New Book by Lakehead Professor
Lakehead University | September 19, 2006
A Lakehead University Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Professor has co-edited and published a book entitled "Multiple Dwelling and Tourism: Negotiating Place, Home and Identity."...[continue]

Inaugural Queerical Up North meeting Monday
Nipissing University | September 15, 2006
Queer students and LGBTTIQ friends and allies are invited to attend the first meeting of Queerical Up North on Monday, Sept. 18, from 4-6 p.m. in room H160 at Nipissing University....[continue]

University issues call for Urban Campus building partner
University of Calgary | September 14, 2006
The University of Calgary will issue a request for proposals (RFP) this month for a building partner for the $235M downtown Urban Campus, President Harvey Weingarten said today in his annual Report to Community....[continue]

Mount Allison researchers awarded funding from NSERC
Mount Allison University | September 14, 2006
Close to a dozen Mount Allison faculty members have a bit more research money thanks to a national announcement made by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) last week....[continue]

On the Border: Immigration, security and other issues
Simon Fraser University | September 8, 2006
In the United States, "borderlands" is shorthand for the Southwest states and the Mexican north....[continue]

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) was founded in 1986, based in the departments of History and Sociology / Anthropology at Concordia University....[continue]

UW offers science and geography degrees combined with aviation
University of Waterloo | September 6, 2006
Aviation enthusiasts will be able to learn to fly while earning a university degree through two new programs offered by the University of Waterloo....[continue]

University of Western Ontario | September 1, 2006
London Hall celebrates relationship between the University and the City...[continue]

Remember Immigrant Workers on Labour Day, Prof Urges
University of Guelph | August 31, 2006
Many Canadians will have the day off Monday for Labour Day in honour of working people everywhere....[continue]

St. George Street will be accessible to incoming students
University of Toronto | August 30, 2006
City construction project ongoing...[continue]

BU Coach Barnaby Craddock Finalizes Mens Basketball 2006 Recruiting Class
Brandon University | August 30, 2006
Bobcats second year Head Coach Barnaby Craddock announced this week that a former Canada...[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]



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