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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]

University of Manitoba | November 14, 2006
Student competitions, scholarships and mentoring to be part of corporate support package....[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]

Brandon University honours Alberta Star for contributions to Geology Department
Brandon University | October 26, 2006
On Wednesday, October 25, Alberta Star President Tim Coupland and Director Rob Hall visited Brandon University for a first-hand look at how the contributions made by their company have helped to support and expand teaching and research capabilities in the Faculty of Science's Geology Department....[continue]

Mineral discovery explains Mars’ landscape
Queen's University | October 20, 2006
A Queen’s University researcher has discovered a mineral that could explain the mountainous landscape of Mars, and have implications for NASA’s next mission to the planet....[continue]

$2.25M From Province Taps Into Underwater Research
University of Victoria | October 18, 2006
The appointment of a top scientist to the B.C. Leadership Chair in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change at the University of Victoria will take environmental research to new levels, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today....[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]

Brandon University Geology Professor Dr. Hamid Mumin elected President of Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists
Brandon University | October 3, 2006
Brandon University Geology Professor Dr. Hamid Mumin has been elected to the position of President of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG), and will serve a three-year term on the executive committee as President Elect, President and Past President, from May 2006 to May 2009....[continue]

McGill to receive $1 million from Petro-Canada Emerging Leaders Awards Program
McGill University | September 20, 2006
McGill University is pleased to announce a $1-million gift from Petro-Canada for undergraduate scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science and the Desautels Faculty of Management....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 20, 2006
Working on extraterrestrial materials is not easy. Samples are rare and extremely valuable....[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]

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]

Memorial welcomes award-winning poet and essayist as writer in residence
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 11, 2006
One of Canada’s most prominent poets has assumed the role of writer in residence at Memorial University this week. Two-time Governor General Award-winning poet and wilderness essayist Don McKay will talk with aspiring and established writers, visit university classes and give public readings throughout the fall semester....[continue]

11 Faculty Receive Almost $300,000.00 in NSERC Funding; Additional scholarships and research awards for Saint Mary’s students announced
St. Mary's University | September 8, 2006
Saint Mary’s University has proven yet again that it’s a leader when it comes to science research in Canada....[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]

University of Alberta names new director of the Canadian Circumpolar Institute
University of Alberta | September 7, 2006
University of Alberta Vice-President (Research), Dr. Gary Kachanoski, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marianne Douglas as director of the Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) effective 1 September 2006....[continue]

University of Saskatchewan graduate student working with BUs Dr. David Greenwood to reconstruct ancient B.C. ecosystem
Brandon University | August 30, 2006
On August 27, University of Saskatchewan graduate student in Environmental Science Robin Smith visited Brandon University to meet with one of her advisors, BU's Dr. David Greenwood....[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]

My research just rocks
St. Mary's University | August 3, 2006
Canada (PRAC). This funding will allow her to carry out an extensive research project, which is entitled, "Diagnesis of Cretaceous Rocks in the Sable Sub-Basin, Offshore Nova Scotia."...[continue]

Lobster Science Workshop to Address Ecosystem Health
University of Prince Edward Island | July 26, 2006
The AVC Lobster Science Centre located at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, will host the 3rd annual Lobster Science Workshop on July 26 and 27 at the Delta Prince Edward hotel, Charlottetown, PEI....[continue]

SMU is digging up Grand-Pré
St. Mary's University | July 24, 2006
For the sixth consecutive season, archaeology students from Saint Mary’s University are digging into the past at Grand-Pré National Historic Site. The archaeological excavation, directed by Saint Mary’s Archaeology Professor Jonathan Fowler, is exploring the ruins of an Acadian community destroyed in the 1755 Deportation....[continue]

Dalhousie’s new Canada Research Chairs seek to understand our changing planet
Dalhousie University | July 19, 2006
From the heights of the atmosphere to the depths of the earth, the two new Canada Research Chairs announced today at Dalhousie will help Canadians learn more about our rapidly changing planet. The chairs were announced today with a funding commitment from the chairs program of $1.9 million....[continue]

UNBF Faculty of Engineering Announces Dean's List for 2005-06
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | July 6, 2006
One hundred and fifty-two students in the faculty of engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton have earned a place on the Dean’s List for 2005-06....[continue]

Lakehead U Announces Research Funding
Lakehead University | July 5, 2006
Lakehead University is pleased to announce the results of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) competition....[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]

Decline of World’s Estuaries and Coastal Seas Has Accelerated in Last 150-300 Years
Dalhousie University | June 22, 2006
Human activity over the centuries has depleted 90% of marine species, eliminated 65% of seagrass and wetland habitat, degraded water quality 10-1,000 fold, and accelerated species invasions in 12 major estuaries and coastal seas around the world, according to a study published in Science Magazine on Friday, June 23d, and supported in part by the Lenfest Ocean Program....[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]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | June 19, 2006
Infrastructure renewal is one of the biggest challenges facing universities across the country and UNB is tackling this issue head on....[continue]

Trent University Researcher Receives $540,000 Research Award
Trent University | June 19, 2006
Professor Jim Buttle, from the department of Geography at Trent University, will receive $540,000 over three years to develop the first national Canadian forest management watershed framework that will help forest managers to better protect Canada's valuable water resources from possible impacts from forest operations....[continue]

What’s coming into our ports?
Mount Allison University | June 16, 2006
What’s coming into our Canadian ports?...[continue]

Arctic expedition will investigate alien-like glacier
University of Calgary | June 13, 2006
Unusual sulfur spring on Ellesmere Island suggests how life may evolve on other planets...[continue]

Saint Mary's In The News
St. Mary's University | June 12, 2006
Atlantic Business Magazine, The Halifax Daily News, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald and all highlighted the news of Dr. David Wicks being appointed Dean of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s....[continue]

Social sciences scholars celebrate convocation
McMaster University | June 8, 2006
Bob Rae and Pat Quinn to receive honorary degrees...[continue]

Reactor team wins national honour
McMaster University | June 8, 2006
McMaster University's Nuclear Reactor - 47 years old this year - has received the annual John S. Hewitt team achievement award by the Canadian Nuclear Society....[continue]

Largest graduating class for spring convocation
University of Alberta | June 8, 2006
More than 6,400 students will make history during spring convocation ceremonies when the University of Alberta celebrates its largest ever graduating class....[continue]

CSI at the CLS: Forensics Highlighted at Canadian Light Source Users' Meeting at the U of S
University of Saskatchewan | June 7, 2006
Television's CSI sleuths use cutting-edge technology to help solve their weekly crimes, but they haven't used a synchrotron - yet....[continue]

Yeah, no wonder I sometimes feel like I am in Morocco
St. Mary's University | June 6, 2006
According to a geologist from Saint Mary’s University, there was once a time when it would not have taken long for people to get from Nova Scotia to Morocco....[continue]

Conference to feature Canada's first Mars explorers
University of Toronto | June 6, 2006
Five emerging space scientists and engineers will share their experiences in taking Canada to the red planet...[continue]

Students’ achievements recognized at convocation
University of Regina | June 1, 2006
University of Regina students will be recognized for a variety of achievements during the University's annual spring convocation June 5-7 at the Conexus Arts Centre....[continue]

Congratulations to Brandon University’s Spring 2006 graduates!
Brandon University | May 29, 2006
On Saturday, May 27th, Brandon University held its 2006 Spring Convocation at the Keystone Centre Main Arena in Brandon....[continue]



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