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28 student teams set for two computer programming competitions at Acadia
Acadia University | November 17, 2006
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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]

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]

Nine uOttawa scientists receive Early Researcher Award
University of Ottawa | November 7, 2006
Nine researchers at the University of Ottawa have received an Early Research Award, formerly the Premier’s Research Excellence Awards....[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]

Inaugural CBU Fall Convocation Celebration This Saturday
University College of Cape Breton | October 24, 2006
Cape Breton University will celebrate its first Fall Convocation this Saturday, October 28. The celebration takes place at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. CBU Chancellor Annette Verschuren will confer the parchments. Approximately 250 students are eligible to graduate....[continue]

UW graduates 1, 376 students, awards six honorary degrees
University of Waterloo | October 19, 2006
The University of Waterloo's fall convocation on Saturday will celebrate the graduation of more than 1,300 students and the granting of six honorary degrees....[continue]

Math & Computer Science Students Take Top Atlantic Prizes
University of Prince Edward Island | October 18, 2006
UPEI Mathematics students brought home three of four top prizes from the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) 30th annual Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Conference hosted recently by Cape Breton University....[continue]

Three Santamarians will be saluted at Saint Mary’s Fall Convocation
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
Saint Mary’s University will be paying tribute to three of its own at this year’s Fall Convocation....[continue]

University of Western Ontario | October 17, 2006
An HIV/AIDS vaccine developed by Dr. Yong Kang, a virology professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario is being readied for clinical trial. Kang's vaccine could be available for therapeutic use within three years and for use as a preventive vaccine within the next six years....[continue]

Business, humanitarian and community leaders to receive honorary degrees at weekend convocation ceremonies
University of Windsor | October 10, 2006
The University of Windsor will confer degrees on 949 graduating students during two sessions of the university’s 86th Convocation ceremonies this weekend...[continue]

SMU In the News
St. Mary's University | October 10, 2006
Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, was quoted in The Halifax Chronicle Herald where he spoke about the $300,000.00 in funding from NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) to science researchers at Saint Mary’s....[continue]

University launches employee experience survey
University of Toronto | October 5, 2006
Survey e-mails will arrive Oct. 10...[continue]

Special event at uOttawa to inspire girls to consider science and engineering careers
University of Ottawa | October 3, 2006
The University of Ottawa is proud to support GO ENG GIRL, a province-wide effort to inspire young women to consider careers in science, engineering, and technology....[continue]

UNBF Hosts Entrepreneurship Conference
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 2, 2006
Entrepreneurs interested in starting, developing, or growing a business in the information, communications and technology sector will want to attend an upcoming conference at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton....[continue]

Creating high-tech entrepreneurs with finance and marketing savvy
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 2, 2006
Ginny Dybenko is on a mission. She wants to encourage a new kind of business graduate, someone who combines the creative passion of a high-tech entrepreneur with the grounded thinking of a finance or marketing major....[continue]

Faculty of engineering awards Alumni Achievement Medals
University of Waterloo | September 29, 2006
The University of Waterloo faculty of engineering has announced the recipients of this year's Alumni Achievement Medals....[continue]

Mount A to host ASB conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Mount Allison University | September 27, 2006
Mount Allison University is pleased to host the 36th annual Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB) conference this year....[continue]

Top 40 Under 40 return to UW for largest student expo on entrepreneurship
University of Waterloo | September 26, 2006
More than 20 successful Canadian entrepreneurs, seven of them alumni of the University of Waterloo who have appeared on the Globe and Mail's Top 40 Under 40 list, will participate in Canada's largest student-run entrepreneurship event....[continue]

Hungary recognizes contributions of McMaster professor
McMaster University | September 25, 2006
A rare honour has been bestowed on Tamas Terlaky, professor of Computing and Software at McMaster....[continue]

UN's human rights commissioner to receive honorary degree
University of Waterloo | September 25, 2006
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, is among those receiving honorary degrees at the University of Waterloo's fall convocation to be held Saturday, Oct. 21....[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]

Virtual reality lands at McMaster
McMaster University | September 21, 2006
Interactive simulator brings computing and software education to life...[continue]

National science advisor gives talk on the changing face of science
University of Waterloo | September 20, 2006
Canada's national science advisor to the prime minister will give a talk on scientific research and global challenges during a public lecture later this month at the University of Waterloo....[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]

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]

Dalhousie and NRC-IRAP Working Together on Small Business Projects
Dalhousie University | September 12, 2006
Dalhousie University is pleased to announce that the Industry Liaison and Innovation (ILI) office is, for a third consecutive year, working with the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) on a key industry related research and development program....[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]

Recipients announced for the 25th Annual Memorial Alumni Tribute Awards
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 8, 2006
Ten outstanding alumni of Memorial University of Newfoundland will be recognized for their achievements at the 25th Annual Alumni Tribute Awards on Thursday, Oct. 26 2006....[continue]

McMaster-Mohawk technology program receives award
McMaster University | September 7, 2006
A program developed by McMaster University and Mohawk College offering students a combined college and university education in technology has been recognized by The Yves Landry Foundation....[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]

TRU, City, celebrate BCNET high-speed global connection
Thompson Rivers University | September 5, 2006
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and community leaders in education, research and business kicked off the fall semester today with the launch of accelerated, super high-performance connectivity for research and higher education communications through BCNET's Kamloops transit exchange....[continue]

Innovation and science fund supports University of Regina researchers
University of Regina | September 5, 2006
As part of the Government of Saskatchewan's commitment to expand the Innovation and Science Fund, two University of Regina researchers, Canada Research Chairs Dr. Christine Chan and Dr. Joe Piwowar, received over $800,000....[continue]

Are working conditions improving for nurses in Atlantic Canada?
Acadia University | August 31, 2006
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St. George Street will be accessible to incoming students
University of Toronto | August 30, 2006
City construction project ongoing...[continue]

Belize building on books from Malaspina University-College
Malaspina University College | August 24, 2006
Dr. Larry Wolfe had just assigned a library research paper to his marketing students when one of the students spoke up....[continue]

Acadia to Host FIRST LEGO League and High School Robot Competitions
Acadia University | August 14, 2006
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Memorial University appoints leading industry executive to head up its Department of Computing and Communications
Memorial University of Newfoundland | August 10, 2006
The incoming director of one of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s busiest – and essential – service units plans to increase the university’s computing capabilities while building on the solid success the department has already accomplished....[continue]



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