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University of Ottawa Media Calendar November 13 to November 19, 2006
University of Ottawa | November 14, 2006
Here is a summary of the activities taking place at the University of Ottawa this week....[continue]

Donation enables exchange agreement between UW and University of Haifa
University of Waterloo | October 2, 2006
A new academic and research exchange program in computer science has been developed between the University of Waterloo in Canada and the University of Haifa in Israel, expanding study opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as research possibilities for faculty at both universities....[continue]

Concordia University | September 26, 2006
On September 28th at 7 p.m. Concordia University’s Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies co-sponsors the book launch of Reading Writers Reading....[continue]

Beyond Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights in Global Society
University of Regina | September 13, 2006
What are global human rights? How can they be enforced? And who should enforce them? Professor Michael Walzer from Princeton University will tackle these questions in his lecture, "Beyond Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights in Global Society", on Fri., Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Campion College Auditorium at the University of Regina. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public, and parking is available at no charge in Lot 3 in the "M" designated areas....[continue]

Marijuana May Provide Nausea Relief to Chemo Patients, Prof Finds
University of Guelph | July 28, 2006
A University of Guelph psychology professor has discovered that marijuana may help prevent anticipatory nausea – relief that many cancer chemotherapy patients can’t obtain from existing anti-vomit and anti-nausea drugs....[continue]

Stepping into Holocaust History: STU students study in Poland
St. Thomas University | July 28, 2006
The St. Thomas contingent was part of a group of roughly 300 students who participated in this year’s March of Remembrance and Hope. The march is an international program dedicated to promoting tolerance and respect through an understanding of the Holocaust....[continue]

UW holds major conference on German-speaking immigration around the world
University of Waterloo | July 12, 2006
Canada's most prominent area of German settlement -- Kitchener-Waterloo -- will host an unprecedented conference next month on the experiences of German-speaking immigrants around the world....[continue]

Tourism Security Expert Coming to Campus
University of Guelph | July 7, 2006
A leading expert in "tourism security" who facilitated a conference in Aruba following the disappearance of a U.S. high school student will visit the University of Guelph next week....[continue]

Fortune-building son honours dad with $3.5 million gift to U of T economics
University of Toronto | June 14, 2006
Donation to finance renovation of Max Gluskin House...[continue]

Citation - Naďm Kattan
Concordia University | June 13, 2006
Mr. Chancellor, I have the honour to present to you Naďm Kattan, gifted author and critic, academic, arts administrator and influential shaper of our pluralist society....[continue]

Alfred Leslie
Concordia University | June 7, 2006
Alfred Leslie is one of the surviving members of the School of New York, the post-war community of painters, poets, photographers, filmmakers, dancers and musicians that have had a lasting impact on the way we make and think about the arts....[continue]

L. Jacques Ménard, O.C.
Concordia University | June 7, 2006
L. Jacques Ménard is Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of the country’s leading investment firms....[continue]

Business students graduate
McMaster University | June 6, 2006[continue]

Academic Lecture Series: Diasporic Communities and Experiences
St. Mary's University | June 2, 2006
The Association of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek Community in Halifax.Dr. Geraldine Thomas, Department of Modern Languages and Classics, Saint Mary’s University...[continue]

Spring Convocation -- Honorary Degree Recipients
University of Lethbridge | May 26, 2006
Seven exceptional individuals will receive Honorary Degrees from the University of Lethbridge at the 2006 Spring Convocation ceremonies, which take place Wednesday, May 31, Thursday, June 1 and Friday June 2....[continue]

Spring Convocation -- Honorary Degree Recipients
University of Lethbridge | May 26, 2006
Seven exceptional individuals will receive Honorary Degrees from the University of Lethbridge at the 2006 Spring Convocation ceremonies, which take place Wednesday, May 31, Thursday, June 1 and Friday June 2....[continue]

Michal Hornstein
Concordia University | May 4, 2006
Michal Hornstein, CM, OQ was born in Krakow, Poland in 1920. Upon his arrival in Canada, he went into business and founded the Federal Construction Ltd, the real estate company, which he has lead since 1952....[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]

UW-led research team receives provincial innovation award
University of Waterloo | April 21, 2006
A research team led by the University of Waterloo's "ideas for Health" research group is one of five recipients of the inaugural Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Innovation Award....[continue]

Honorary degree recipients for June 2006 convocation
University of Alberta | April 4, 2006
The University of Alberta will confer nine honorary degrees at spring convocation 2006, June 7-9, 12 and 13 in the Jubilee Auditorium....[continue]

University of Ottawa Media Calendar: April 3 to 9 2006
University of Ottawa | April 3, 2006
Here is a summary of the activities taking place at the University of Ottawa this week....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | March 31, 2006
The CEO of BMO Financial Group, one of Canada’s leading financial services organizations, and his wife, are making a personal investment in UNB’s Forging Our Futures Campaign....[continue]

Vitamin C could have a role in cancer therapy
McGill University | March 28, 2006
Researchers at McGill University and the National Institutes of Health have found in preliminary studies that high-dose vitamin C given by intravenous and oral routes may improve symptoms and prolong life in patients with terminal cancer....[continue]

Last Lecture Set for Graduating Students
University of Guelph | March 28, 2006
Cassie Campbell, captain of the history-making Canadian women’s hockey team that captured its second consecutive Olympic gold medal in Turin, will be among the speakers at the fifth annual "Last Lecture" for graduating students April 6 at the University of Guelph....[continue]

Expert alert: Avian flu
McGill University | March 24, 2006
As public concern about avian flu increases, demand for information about the clinical, social, public health and food supply aspects of this story is on the rise....[continue]

Concordia University | March 23, 2006
On Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m., Dr. Clarence Epstein of Concordia University will announce the first important findings and immediate actions related to the Max Stern Art Restitution Project....[continue]

5 Penny New Music Concerts: .Kafka Fragments. by György Kurtág
Laurentian University of Sudbury | March 20, 2006
The 5-Penny New Music Concerts , in co-production with Silver Birch Concerts, is pleased to present Kafka Fragments by the eminent Hungarian composer György Kurtág, on Saturday, March 25, at 8 pm at St. Peter's United Church, York Street, in Sudbury....[continue]

Weekbook listing of upcoming events
University of Waterloo | March 17, 2006
Weekbook is a selected listing of University of Waterloo talks, conferences and events, from March 20 to 26....[continue]

Markin-Flanagan Programme celebrates life and writings of late author Frederick Busch
University of Calgary | March 9, 2006
The University of Calgary’s Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Programme celebrates the life and work of Frederick Busch, one of America’s most prolific writers, with a free public reading on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Centre, Husky Oil Great Hall, University of Calgary....[continue]

Examining the Bible’s Historical Claims Can Generate Controversy for Scholars
University of Lethbridge | March 1, 2006
Dr. James Linville was an undergraduate philosophy major at the University of Alberta when he took an introductory course in world religions that changed the course of his academic career and inspired him to concentrate on the Hebrew Bible during his PhD studies at the University of Edinburgh....[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]

Renowned biblical archaeologist to discuss roots of religious conflict
University of Calgary | February 21, 2006
Bringing an historical perspective to current controversy involving the Muslim world is the specialty of one of the world’s foremost experts on ancient Jerusalem, who is scheduled to speak in Calgary next week....[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]

Markin-Flanagan Distinguised Writers Programme brings one of America's greatest writers, Frederick Busch, to Calgary
University of Calgary | February 15, 2006
The University of Calgary’s Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Programme in the Faculty of Humanities brings American author Frederick Busch to Calgary as the 2006 Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Visiting Writer from March 28 – March 31, 2006....[continue]

Students produce journal for peace
University of Toronto | January 10, 2006
Yalla aims to reframe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...[continue]

Guy Savard, C.M., F.C.A. Named Chair of StFX Board of Governors
St. Francis Xavier University | January 10, 2006
Prominent Canadian business leader Guy Savard has been named Chair of the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors....[continue]

Ghost stories: Professor looks for literary spirits
University of Toronto | January 9, 2006
Many Canadian ghosts seem born out of a profound sense of injustice and desire for change...[continue]

Laurier acquires collection of famous contralto Maureen Forrester
Wilfrid Laurier University | January 6, 2006
Wilfrid Laurier University's purchase of the personal collection of music of famous Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester will help support the beloved singer's special care in a nursing home....[continue]

Ariel Sharon's Legacy Analysed
University of Western Ontario | January 6, 2006
The Department of Communications & Public Affairs at The University of Western Ontario is providing the following contact to assist those covering Ariel Sharon's legacy....[continue]

Folding Together
Concordia University | January 3, 2006
From February 6 to 8, Concordia University will present Folding together: A Peace Building Project, a display of origami projects created by Israeli and Palestinian children, as well as lectures and a "folding" workshop....[continue]



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