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Innovative discussion series tackles issues of law, religion and society
University of Toronto | October 19, 2006
In 2006, Islamic religious issues dominated media headlines. What can we learn about the portrayal of this controversial religion in the media and its relevance to our day-to-day lives?...[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | October 13, 2006
BBC Correspondent Lyse Doucet will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during the University of New Brunswick Saint John’s Fall Convocation Ceremony on Friday, October 20, 2006....[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]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 3, 2006
Jean Cote’s (Kinesiology and Health Studies) research on success of "small-town athletes" versus athletes from bigger cities is featured in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | September 25, 2006
Jayant Lele (Political Studies) discusses how honour crimes are depicted as an extension of Islam, or other religions, in the Ottawa Citizen....[continue]

Gifted pianist prepares for Atlantic Young Artist Tour — Sept. 28 in Sackville
Mount Allison University | September 22, 2006
Twenty-two year old pianist Philip Roberts will be featured in a performance in Brunton Auditorium at the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music, Mount Allison University, on Thursday, September 28 at 8 p.m....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | September 21, 2006
Doug Reid (Business) comments on the corporate subsidy program, Technology Partnerships Canada, in the Globe and Mail and on[continue]

A unique new Queen's University web site is helping doctors around the globe solve one of their most pressing problems: how to keep up with the latest medical developments.
Queen's University | September 20, 2006
Ariel Salzmann (History) compares Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI’s relationship with Islam in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | September 18, 2006
Adnan Husain (History) comments on the ramifications of Pope Benedict’s recent comments about Islam in an Associate Press story that appears in the Victoria Times Colonist, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Edmonton Journal and on[continue]

Harvard Professor to Speak on "The Case of Islam" at Carleton U. on Sept. 22
Carleton University | September 13, 2006
As part of the 10th Anniversary of the College of the Humanities at Carleton University, the College is presenting a public lecture by Dr. Roy P. Mottahedeh entitled "Pluralism in Non-Western Traditions: the Case of Islam"....[continue]

McGill experts: Five years after 9/11
McGill University | September 1, 2006
The following McGill experts are available as sources for any stories on the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001...[continue]

Conference brings scholars from around the globe to Mount A, Aug. 18-20
Mount Allison University | August 17, 2006
Mount Allison University, in collaboration with the International Institute for Hermeneutics, is pleased to host an exciting three-day conference entitled Questioning the Absolute: New Readings of Traditional Arguments for God’s Existence....[continue]

Two UVic Historians Latest Royal Society Fellows
University of Victoria | July 19, 2006
Drs. Andrew Rippin and Patricia Roy are the University of Victoria’s newest fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), an achievement that is considered Canada’s highest academic honour....[continue]

McGill-Indonesia ties put local face on humanitarian crisis
McGill University | May 30, 2006
McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum extended the McGill community's deepest sympathy to the people of Indonesia, including McGill students from that country, for the losses suffered as a result of the devastating earthquakes that struck over the weekend....[continue]

Brandon University and American Creativity Academy Kuwait announce partnership that will send BU education students to Kuwait
Brandon University | May 17, 2006
American Creativity Academy Kuwait and the Brandon University Faculty of Education are proud to announce a strategic international academic partnership....[continue]

A day in my village
McMaster University | May 11, 2006
Rama Singh joined McMaster in 1975 as an assistant biology professor and was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)....[continue]

Fringe religions helped propel rise of Nazis, says author
University of Calgary | May 3, 2006
The German Faith Movement, an amalgamation of new age ideas and distorted Christian concepts, played a pivotal role in paving the way for the rise of National Socialism, or Nazism, in Weimar Germany, according to a new book by a University of Calgary anthropologist....[continue]

Concordia University | April 20, 2006
Conference takes place APRIL 27 – 28, 2006Room H-767, Henry F. Hall Building (7th floor)1455 de Maisonneuve Bd. West...[continue]

PEACE — Esthetics of an Ethic
Concordia University | April 20, 2006
A multidisciplinary and international conference dedicated to the major issues of our society...[continue]

U of C celebrates 40 years with 40 outstanding alumni
University of Calgary | April 6, 2006
What do Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Charlie Fischer (Nexen president and CEO) and his wife Joanne Cuthbertson (the next chancellor to the U of C), Evan Adams (actor and physician), Robert Thirsk (one of only eight Canadian Space Agency astronauts), and Vicki Adams Willis (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks co-founder) have in common?...[continue]

Exiled Pakistani Women's Rights Journalist Joins U of S
University of Saskatchewan | March 29, 2006
A Pakistani journalist who had to leave her home country after being hunted by Islamic fundamentalists will spend a year at the University of Saskatchewan as part of PEN Canada's Writers in Exile program, the first placement of its kind for the university....[continue]

President speaks on Islamophobia
University of Toronto | March 27, 2006
U of T condemns all forms of racism...[continue]

Poets to Read at UNBF
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | March 27, 2006
Poets David Manicom, David O’Meara, and Andrew Sant will read from their poetry on Tuesday, April 4, at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton....[continue]

Muslim Students’ Association celebrates 40 years
University of Toronto | March 27, 2006
U of T celebrates rich history and student initiatives that fulfil the Islamic ideal of community responsibility...[continue]

Muslim Students' Association celebrates 40 years at U of T
University of Toronto | March 22, 2006
Exhibition celebrates the history and accomplishments of a vibrant community...[continue]

Noted Author and Historian Tariq Ali to speak at Mount A, March 17
Mount Allison University | March 10, 2006
Leadership Mount Allison is pleased to present noted author, historian, and political campaigner Tariq Ali, who will deliver a public lecture on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wu Centre, Mount Allison University campus....[continue]

Nipissing hosting week of events for International Women’s Day
Nipissing University | March 3, 2006
Nipissing University is hosting a week-long series of activities and events March 6 – 10 to mark International Women’s Week (IWW) and International Women’s Day, March 8....[continue]

Correspondence from President John Harker
University College of Cape Breton | March 3, 2006
The content that follows was written by Dr. John Harker, President, Cape Breton University and disseminated to the University Community and media upon cancellation of a debate on the recent "Cartoon Issue"....[continue]

Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran and Kuwait to Deliver Lecture at Trent University
Trent University | February 28, 2006
Trent University is pleased to be hosting a free, public talk by Terry Colfer, former Ambassador to Kuwait and the Islamic Republic of Iran, on Wednesday, March 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room of Lady Eaton College on the main campus....[continue]

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus George Wickens
University of Toronto | February 20, 2006
Wickens was distinguished humanities scholar...[continue]

Students come together to celebrate the feminine in faith
University of Toronto | February 17, 2006
Lecture series explores the spiritual experiences of women...[continue]

CBU Students from Bangladesh Hosting Awareness…
University College of Cape Breton | February 17, 2006
A group of international CBU students from Bangladesh are hosting an awareness event and dinner on Tuesday, February 21 in recognition of "International Mother Language Day"; a day marked to bring attention to the world’s nearly 6,000 languages....[continue]

Renowned Human Rights Expert to Deliver Talk at Trent University February 8
Trent University | February 2, 2006
Dr. Payam Akhavan to Address Human Rights Issues in Iran...[continue]

Renowned Professor of Anthropology to Deliver Seventeenth Annual Margaret Laurence Lecture at Trent University
Trent University | January 25, 2006
Trent University is pleased to announce that Dr. Janice Boddy, professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto, will be delivering the seventeenth annual Margaret Laurence Lecture on Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m. in the Champlain College Lecture Hall (CCS 307)....[continue]

$ 1 million gift to help meet growing demand for courses on Islam
York University | January 25, 2006
To meet the growing demand for courses and scholarly research on Islam, York University will establish the university’s first Chair in Islamic studies with a gift of $1 million, thanks to the generosity of Toronto’s Lakhani family....[continue]

Eighth Annual Islam Awareness Week Begins January 23 at Trent University
Trent University | January 20, 2006
The Muslim Student Association at Trent University is proud to announce that the eighth annual Islam Awareness Week, filled with free public film screenings, lectures by prominent Islamic scholars, and an art exhibition, will take place from January 23 to 27 at Gzowski College....[continue]

McGill University holiday story sources
McGill University | December 13, 2005
Coping with family interaction — visiting relatives, gatherings, divorce/visitation — when pre-existing issues may be exacerbated by stress. Post-holiday letdown/stress....[continue]

Iran could be next, York prof warns
York University | November 21, 2005
In the wake of the suicide bombings in Jordan, there are signs that Iran could be next on al-Qaeda’s list, despite being a Muslim and largely anti-American country, says Dr. Michael Dartnell, a visiting professor of Political Science at York University....[continue]

Concordia University | November 1, 2005
On Thursday, November 3, Concordia’s Peace and Conflict Resolution lecture series will screen the film Daresalam, the third of 8 films in the sub-series Exploring Conflict and Its Resolution on the African Continent through Film....[continue]

Workshop will gather young Middle East-Islamic scholars
University of Toronto | October 28, 2005
Unprecendented academic expansion reflects public interest and anxiety regarding religion in society...[continue]



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