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Lecturer to champion the value of local dialects
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 16, 2006
Local dialects, says Professor Alison Henry, get a bad rap as inferior to the standard – or ‘correct’ – form of a language....[continue]

Lecturer to champion the value of local dialects
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 16, 2006
Local dialects get a bad rap as an inferior form of a language, but Professor Alison Henry, a distinguished linguist from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, will be at Memorial University in St. John’s to give a public lecture on the importance of respecting and preserving local dialects, which she says offer valuable scientific and cultural information....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick to speak at the Fourth Sol Kanee Lecture on Peace and Justice....[continue]

Academic excellence recognized at Fall Convocation
Brock University | October 17, 2006
Brock University will recognize the recipients of the Governor General's Silver Medals at the 2006 Fall Convocation ceremony, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21....[continue]

2006 Nobel Prize Winner to Speak at SMU: Muhammad Yunus expected to draw big audience
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
Professor Muhammad Yunus, who is a recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, will conduct a lecture at Saint Mary’s University....[continue]

Students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at SMU Win Major Grants from SSHRC
St. Mary's University | September 15, 2006
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada announced this morning that 12 students from Saint Mary’s University will receive major grants that will support their research at the graduate level of study....[continue]

McMaster Marauders at Ottawa Gee Gees
McMaster University | September 14, 2006
On Saturday night, the nationally fifth-ranked McMaster Marauders (2-0)travel to the nation's capital to take on the third-ranked Ottawa Gee Gees (2-0). Both teams possess all the ingredients required for a Yates Cup champion. Experienced quarterbacks, depth, good ball control, and outstanding defences...these two teams have it all....[continue]

Doreen Kays to Speak on "Lebanon: Why Now? What Now?" August 23
University of Prince Edward Island | August 15, 2006
The UPEI Distinguished Visitor Speaker Series continues Wednesday, August 23 with former foreign correspondent, Doreen Kays....[continue]

Globalization through a cultural lens
McMaster University | August 8, 2006
On July 3, in Budapest, Hungary more than 400 international graduate students and junior faculty from 67 countries gathered at the Central European University (CEU) to open the 2006 Summer University (SUN) program. Of those students, 25 attended the CEU program specifically to study under Szeman, McMaster's former director the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, and explore those very questions....[continue]

Acting Dean of Humanities appointed
McMaster University | June 21, 2006
A new acting dean has been appointed for the Faculty of Humanities. Bob McNutt will assume the position as of July 1 for a six-month term....[continue]

U of C Department of Music announces Celebrity Series 2006/07 season
University of Calgary | June 21, 2006
The University of Calgary Department of Music unveils the following artists for Celebrity Series 2006/07....[continue]

Westmount Collegiate wins Laurier stock market competition
Wilfrid Laurier University | June 8, 2006
Westmount Collegiate Institute has won a national stock market competition organized by Wilfrid Laurier University, ending Thornlea Secondary School’s six-year winning streak....[continue]

Summer Jazz Academy flies again at Malaspina July 5 to 11
Malaspina University College | June 1, 2006
Jazz lovers take note – the 19th annual Summer Jazz Academy will be held at Malaspina University-College's Nanaimo campus July 5 to 11....[continue]

King's Graduates Largest Class In 237-Year History
University of King's College | May 26, 2006
On May 18, 248 students graduated from the University of King’s College during Encaenia (convocation)....[continue]

King's Graduates Largest Class In 237-Year History
University of King's College | May 26, 2006
On May 18, 248 students graduated from the University of King’s College during Encaenia (convocation)....[continue]

UBC Grads Don Cap and Gown for Week of Ceremonies
University of British Columbia | May 24, 2006
More than 5,000 grads will cross the stage at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to receive their degrees from University of British Columbia Chancellor Allan McEachern at Spring Congregation....[continue]

UBC Grads Don Cap and Gown for Week of Ceremonies
University of British Columbia | May 24, 2006
More than 5,000 grads will cross the stage at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to receive their degrees from University of British Columbia Chancellor Allan McEachern at Spring Congregation....[continue]

Flora MacDonald to address researchers
University College of Cape Breton | May 23, 2006
North Sydney native and former federal cabinet minister Flora MacDonald will give the keynote address to the Cape Breton Health Research Symposium this Friday, May 26, at Cape Breton University....[continue]

Canada can breathe easier
McMaster University | May 16, 2006
McMaster researchers to study immunity and lung disease...[continue]

Dean of Humanities takes on new role in California
McMaster University | May 16, 2006
A message from Provost, Ken Norrie...[continue]

Second annual chamber Music Festival takes place in June
University of Calgary | May 11, 2006
The University of Calgary Department of Music presents Contrasts – The University of Calgary Chamber Music Festival on June 6, 9, 13, 16, and 18, 2006 at the Husky Oil Great Hall of the Rozsa Centre of the University of Calgary. All concerts start at 8:00 p.m....[continue]

Large Number of Western Alumni Make Up Canada's Top 40 Under 40
University of Western Ontario | May 2, 2006
Nearly one-quarter of Canada's top 40 rising stars got their start at The University of Western Ontario....[continue]

U of C professors' compositions to be performed this weekend
University of Calgary | April 21, 2006
Works by U of C Professor of composition William Jordan and Allan Gordon Bell will be performed by Land's End Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, April 23 at the Rozsa Centre....[continue]

Osgoode Hall Law School Launches Global Policy and International Legal Research Initiative for Developing Countries
York University | April 20, 2006
On Thursday, May 11, 2006 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University will officially launch the International Legal Partnership (ILP), the first non-profit, professional and student cooperative organization in Canada to provide systematic global policy and legal research assistance to developing countries....[continue]

CCOVI website features new "Triggs Lecture Series" reference library
Brock University | April 3, 2006
Did you miss the Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series?...[continue]

Former Ambassador and Trent Alumnus to Speak at Trent University on March 22
Trent University | March 20, 2006
Trent University is pleased to announce that Andrew Robinson, former Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine and Jordan and distinguished Trent alumnus, will deliver a talk on the politics of Canadian Peacekeeping on March 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Pit at Lady Eaton College....[continue]

Civil service training urgently needed in Palestinian region: York expert
York University | January 25, 2006
Whatever the outcome of the Palestinian elections being held today, the region desperately needs professional civil servants who can help to govern and administer in the territories, according to York University professor Saeed Rahnema....[continue]

UW hosts federal-provincial conference
University of Waterloo | December 5, 2005
About 320 Waterloo Region high school students will participate in the annual Federal-Provincial Conference Simulation at the University of Waterloo on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7....[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]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | November 10, 2005
The Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering at UNB Saint John has named 143 students to the Dean's List for 2004-05....[continue]

Shelley Jordan named uOttawa part-time professor of the year
University of Ottawa | November 8, 2005
University of Ottawa psychology professor Shelley Jordan’s unique ability to relate theoretical concepts to real-life situations is one reason why she is the 2005 recipient of the University of Ottawa Part-Time Professor of the Year Award....[continue]

University of Ottawa Media Calendar: November 8 to 13 2005
University of Ottawa | November 8, 2005
Here is a summary of the activities taking place at the University of Ottawa this week....[continue]

McGill is the only Canadian university to appear in the top 50 in the world in all categories of the Times Higher Education Supplement annual rankings
McGill University | October 27, 2005
Experts serve up the history of the daily mealMcGill hosts first-of-its-kind conference on Canadian food history...[continue]

Couple Leaves Legacy to Saint Mary’s University through $400,000 Endowment
St. Mary's University | October 23, 2005
Students at Saint Mary’s University will benefit from a significant bequest made by two long-time supporters....[continue]

Perfect season continues as Hawks defeat Lions 56-3 in football action
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 17, 2005
Sarnia’s Brian Devlin scored 20 points and added his name to the top of Laurier record books in two more categories as the #3 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks defeated the York Lions 56-3 at University Stadium....[continue]

Hawks beat Mac in Yates Cup rematch
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 26, 2005
With 40 seconds left on the clock, McMaster was faced with a 3rd and goal, just 3 yards from tying the game...[continue]

Registration Deadline For All Events: September 23
Lakehead University | September 12, 2005
The entire Thunder Bay community is invited to take part in Lakehead University’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend this Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. This celebration, while bringing alumni together from around the world, also welcomes the community to campus....[continue]

Canadian ambassador John Holmes shares Iraq experience
Wilfrid Laurier University | February 8, 2005
At the beginning of a 90-minute presentation on Iraq and Canada’s role in rebuilding the violence-ridden country, ambassador John Holmes suddenly dropped down, disappearing behind the solid wooden lectern....[continue]

Canadian ambassador John Holmes will share his Iraq experience
Wilfrid Laurier University | February 1, 2005
Canada’s ambassador to Iraq and Jordan will discuss a range of issues related to his postings in the Middle East when he visits Laurier later this week....[continue]



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