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Barry Hoyt Student Leadership Scholarship Awarded
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 18, 2006
The 2006 Barry Hoyt Student Leadership Award has been presented to UNB Saint John student Koorosh Vahabi....[continue]

McGill top laureate in 2006 Forces AVENIR awards
McGill University | October 3, 2006
McGill University has once again distinguished itself, with awards in five of 12 categories at the 8th Forces AVENIR Gala....[continue]

BU's Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies Department and Rural Development Institute present Cultural Survival in Disasters symposium
Brandon University | September 26, 2006
On Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18, 2006 the Brandon University Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies Department and Rural Development Institute will co-host a campus and community symposium featuring hurricane-affected speakers from Louisiana including two days of class and community presentations and a public lecture....[continue]

BU Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies profs in high demand for their expertise
Brandon University | September 6, 2006
As the Brandon University Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (A-DES) program is one of only a few of its kind in North America, it should come as no surprise that professors in the program are in high demand to serve as experts at conferences and other speaking engagements around North America following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of last year....[continue]

Styling students ready to delight clients
Malaspina University College | August 18, 2006
Ready to delight their future clients with their hair-sculpting skills, 13 students graduated from Malaspina University-College’s year-long Hairdressing Program, August 15....[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]

Project Serve Mississippi Wins Innovation Award
University of Guelph | June 20, 2006
A University of Guelph initiative that involved students spending Reading Week helping communities ravaged by hurricane Katrina has earned a national award....[continue]

American oilman donates US $2M to brain research
University of Calgary | June 9, 2006
Reach!, the joint fundraising initiative of the University of Calgary and Calgary Health Region, honoured Texas oilman Boone Pickens today for donating US $2 million to the Hotchkiss Brain Institute....[continue]

BU Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies profs in high demand for their expertise
Brandon University | May 31, 2006
As the Brandon University Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies (A-DES) program is one of only a few of its kind in North America, it should come as no surprise that professors in the program are in high demand to serve as experts at conferences and other speaking engagements around North America following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of last year....[continue]

2005-2006 Essay contest winners for International Students and President's Award for Excellence to be announced
Laurentian University of Sudbury | March 27, 2006
Laurentian University will hold a reception to announce the winners of the English- and French-language 2005-2006 President's Award for Excellence Essay Competition and the President's Essay Competition for International Students on Wednesday, March 29, at 3 p.m., in the Brenda Wallace Reading Room, located in the J.N. Desmarais Library....[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]

Further secrets of the snail love dart
McGill University | March 23, 2006
How do you make love to a snail? Slowly, violently and with a mucus-coated love dart....[continue]

New technology for traditional industry tests business students
Wilfrid Laurier University | March 23, 2006
A company that manufactures insulated concrete forms (ICF) for residential and commercial construction is asking 391 business students at Wilfrid Laurier University for help increasing awareness of company product in a post-Katrina construction market....[continue]

Science Seminar Series presents BU Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies Chair Mr. John Lindsay
Brandon University | March 2, 2006
On Tuesday, March 7th at 12:40 p.m., the Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Mr. John Lindsay (Department of Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies, Brandon University) titled Understanding Vulnerability. Mr. Lindsay’s talk will take place in room 3-42 of the Brodie Sciences Building, is free of charge, and all are welcome!...[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | February 28, 2006
Excellent grades plus involvement in university and community activities are adding up to distinction for 25 students at the University of New Brunswick....[continue]

Trent University to Host Acclaimed Canadian Author from February 7-17
Trent University | February 3, 2006
Joseph Boyden to Visit Trent and Deliver Public Lecture Series...[continue]

BBA student wins $10,000 Frank H. Sobey Award
St. Francis Xavier University | January 27, 2006
Bachelor of Business Administration student Graham North has been selected as one of six recipients of the prestigious Frank H. Sobey Awards in Business Studies....[continue]

Laurier students travel to Biloxi, Mississippi to assist in cleanup and rebuilding
Wilfrid Laurier University | January 27, 2006
Half a dozen Laurier students deliberately missed the first week of classes in January, but they did so for a good cause: they travelled to Biloxi, Mississippi, to assist in cleaning up and rebuilding the city of 50,000, which was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina last August....[continue]

Top grief expert offers free counselling workshop to the local public
Trinity Western University | January 26, 2006
How do we recover from such magnificent tragedy like the loss experienced by the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the tsunami in Indonesia or the war in Iraq?...[continue]

New Course Examines Responses to Disaster
University of Guelph | January 9, 2006
The Department of Philosophy is offering a new course designed to explore the ethical and political nature of disaster response....[continue]

Bringing Relief to Hurricane Victims
Trinity Western University | December 19, 2005
In the aftermath of one of the most destructive disasters of winds, floods, and chaos to hit the USA, I kept wondering what my reaction should be. Hurricane Katrina's strike on the Gulf Coast was yet another catastrophic event followed by yet another massive plea for money and resources....[continue]

President's Award for Excellence Essay Competition
Laurentian University of Sudbury | December 7, 2005
Once again, Laurentian University is offering its students the opportunity to demonstrate their strengths as writers by participating in the President's Award for Excellence Essay Competition....[continue]

New Orleans pianist will perform in hurricane benefit concert
Wilfrid Laurier University | December 5, 2005
A Soviet-born pianist and composer who lost her home to Hurricane Katrina will perform in a benefit concert and teach a masterclass at Wilfrid Laurier University....[continue]

Canada needs disaster-reduction platform: York prof
York University | November 9, 2005
With experts predicting a flu pandemic on the horizon, York University professor David Etkin says Canadians need a comprehensive disaster reduction platform -- an item that will be high on the agenda at an upcoming disaster-management symposium organized by York....[continue]

New Orleans says thank you to U of T for Katrina relief
University of Toronto | October 25, 2005
Tim Laughlin Quartet performs in recognition of U of T aid efforts...[continue]

The science of crime: forensic science program to host 7th annual seminar
British Columbia Institute of Technology | October 4, 2005
BCIT’s Forensic Science Technology Program will host its 7th annual day-long seminar this Saturday, October 8, at the Burnaby Campus. The topic: Crime and Science 2005 – Terrorism and Mass Disasters....[continue]

Photos of tragedy raise moral questions, York U prof says
York University | October 3, 2005
Photojournalism enables us to bear witness to tragedy, but may also violate the dignity of the people it portrays and promote stereotypes of them, York University professor Fuyuki Kurasawa says....[continue]

New Orleans scholar to discuss aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
University of Toronto | September 30, 2005
Professor Lawrence Powell, a leading authority on the history of the southern United States, will give a free public lecture entitled New Orleans: An American Pompeii? at U of T's Munk Centre for International Studies Thursday, Oct. 6 from4 p.m. to 6 p.m....[continue]

Student residents to raise funds for Katrina victims
University of Waterloo | September 27, 2005
Students living at the University of Waterloo village residences will hold a fund-raising event Wednesday (Sept. 28) in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina....[continue]

Hurricane expert to visit Memorial University
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 27, 2005
A well-known U.S. geologist will discuss the possibilities of a major hurricane hitting landfall along the northeast coast of North America at an interesting lecture at Memorial University on Oct. 6, 2005. Dr. Nicholas Coch's lecture is titled, Hurricane Hazards in the Northeast U.S., and comes on the heels of when several American cities are still reeling from Hurricane Katrina....[continue]

Eye of the Storm
University of Toronto | September 21, 2005
Students find safe harbour at U of T...[continue]

Environmental Rescue
Mount Allison University | September 19, 2005
Events of this past year, especially recent disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in the Indian Ocean, have emphasized the fragility of our natural environment and highlighted how reliant we are on energy sources such as oil, gas, and electricity...[continue]

What's left in the path of Katrina holds valuable information
University of Western Ontario | September 19, 2005
The structural damage left in the path of Katrina holds valuable information and Greg Kopp wants to help capture it before the rebuilding begins...[continue]

Noted death penalty opponent to give major public lecture
Queen's University | September 16, 2005
Sister Helen Prejean, noted death penalty opponent and author of the best-selling Dead Man Walking, will give this year’s prestigious Dunning Trust Lecture at Queen’s University....[continue]

Student and professor displaced by Hurricane Katrina find home at U of C
University of Calgary | September 15, 2005
Graduate student Zdanna King and her faculty adviser, Katherine Jack, recently found a home at the University of Calgary after fleeing New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina....[continue]

Malaspina reaches out to U.S. students affected by Hurricane Katrina
Malaspina University College | September 14, 2005
Malaspina University-College is reaching out to help post-secondary students affected by Hurricane Katrina....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 13, 2005
In the wake of the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Katrina along the southern coast of the United States, the University of New Brunswick is providing assistance to displaced students....[continue]

Mardi Gras for Hurricane Katrina Relief
University of Guelph | September 12, 2005
U of G's Student Life office is hosting Mardi Gras to raise money and awareness for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts....[continue]

Queen's responds to Hurricane Katrina disaster
Queen's University | September 12, 2005
The faculty, staff and students of Queen's University have been moved by recent events in New Orleans and on the Gulf Coast, and join with their peers and colleagues at other institutions across the continent in wishing to be of help to victims of Hurricane Katrina....[continue]

Information regarding York University response to Hurricane Katrina
York University | September 12, 2005
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, York University is offering immediate assistance to displaced students, while developing a longer-term response to assist the devastated region....[continue]



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