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Library offers glimpse into the mind of Isaac Newton
McMaster University | November 16, 2006
A rare first edition of Isaac Newton's Opticks, recently acquired as McMaster University library's two millionth book, has provided the inspiration for an imaginative interdisciplinary collaboration between the library, the Learning Technologies Resource Centre (LTRC) and instructors in the Arts and Science program....[continue]

U of T faculty win Early Researcher Awards
University of Toronto | November 15, 2006
Thirty researchers from the university and its affiliated hospitals each won the award, given by the province to researchers who are within the first five years of an independent academic career....[continue]

CS Huskies are the Sixth Best in the Northeast of Canada and the USA!
St. Mary's University | November 14, 2006
A team of computing science students from Saint Mary’s placed sixth at this past weekend’s Northeast-North America Programming Contest....[continue]

A new theory of how much kidney function is enough
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 10, 2006
An article published today (Nov. 11) in the December issue of the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications proposes a new theory of the need for kidney function....[continue]

Mount Allison University announces 06-07 Bell Scholars
Mount Allison University | November 9, 2006
Mount Allison University is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Bell Scholarships, Bell Achievement Awards, and the Mary Emerancy Pickard Music Scholarship, which celebrate students who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership potential, commitment to volunteer work, extra-curricular activities, work experience, and good citizenship....[continue]

Young faculty receive provincial awards to build research teams
University of Waterloo | November 8, 2006
Fourteen young faculty members at the University of Waterloo have received Ontario's early researcher awards aimed at helping them build their research teams....[continue]

Mount A students attend APICS Conference
Mount Allison University | November 7, 2006
In October, 10 Mount Allison students participated in the 30th annual joint Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science APICS conference at Cape Breton University in Sydney, NS....[continue]

Dr. Jason Levy awarded Brandon University's first Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grant
Brandon University | November 7, 2006
Dr. Jason Levy, a researcher and professor in Brandon University's Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies department, has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Project Grant, the first to be awarded to a Brandon University faculty member....[continue]

Seven Guelph Researchers Get Provincial Support
University of Guelph | November 7, 2006
Seven University of Guelph professors are among 104 leading researchers province-wide who each received $100,000 in support today from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award program....[continue]

UW hosts UWDECA student competition and conference
University of Waterloo | November 6, 2006
The University of Waterloo will host the UW Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) fall in-house competition and conference on Saturday, attracting about 130 Ontario students interested in business, marketing, management and entrepreneurship....[continue]

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Alfred LehmanLehman was brilliant researcher
University of Toronto | October 24, 2006
Professor Emeritus Alfred Lehman of mathematics and computer science died May 8 after a long struggle with diabetes. He was 74 years old....[continue]

Cap and Gowns Abound: Mount Saint Vincent University Graduates More Than 450 at Fall Convocations
Mount Saint Vincent University | October 22, 2006
Mount Saint Vincent University will officially confer certificates, diplomas and degrees to more than 450 graduating students....[continue]

MSVU Fall Convocation Graduates Have Unique Stories to Tell
Mount Saint Vincent University | October 20, 2006
Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Public Affairs has arranged a list of Fall Convocation graduates who have special stories to tell....[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]

Science Complex Open for Tours Oct. 26
University of Guelph | October 19, 2006
The U of G community is invited to tour Phase 2A of the science complex Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....[continue]

Memorial University sponsors Science in the Mall 2006
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 19, 2006
Eager young scientists are encouraged to visit the Avalon Mall in St. John’s this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, for a unique program that’s being co-ordinated by Memorial University’s Faculty of Science....[continue]

Memorial University launches Science in the Mall 2006
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 19, 2006
Members of the general public – particularly young children – are invited to visit the Avalon Mall in St. John’s on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to take part in an exciting program organized by Memorial University’s Faculty of Science....[continue]

Brock's graduate students step onto world stage of research
Brock University | October 18, 2006
At Brock University's Fall Convocation, 147 students will receive master's and doctoral degrees during the Oct. 20 ceremony, a reflection of the institution's development and growth in post- graduate education....[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]

Fall convocation honours 491 students
University of Regina | October 18, 2006
The University of Regina will present 491 students with degrees, diplomas and certificates at its annual fall convocation at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina Oct. 21 at2 p.m....[continue]

Honorary and Earned Degree Recipients Announced at U of S
University of Saskatchewan | October 18, 2006
This year’s recipients of honorary and earned degrees were announced by the University of Saskatchewan and will be presented at Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 28, 2006....[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]

Computing Science Wizards Off to Rochester
St. Mary's University | October 16, 2006
A team of computing science students from Saint Mary's put in a stellar performance this past weekend as they placed second overall at this year's APICS Programming Competition held at Cape Breton University....[continue]

SMU Math Students Shine at APICS
St. Mary's University | October 16, 2006
Math students from Saint Mary’s University proved just how talented they are at this year's APICS competition, which was held at Cape Breton University during the weekend (October 13 to 15)....[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]

UW digital ergonomics research seeks to make workplaces safer
University of Waterloo | October 5, 2006
Innovative digital ergonomics research led by a University of Waterloo faculty member aims to make workplaces safer by eliminating a common injury -- shoulder strain....[continue]

Seminar: "The Science of Ballistics: Mathematics Serving the Dark Side"
Augustana University College | October 4, 2006
"The Science of Ballistics: Mathematics Serving the Dark Side". A seminar by Dr. W....[continue]

Elizabeth Dawson becomes Brandon University's first Environmental Sciences graduate
Brandon University | October 3, 2006
Brandon University is pleased to announce that, in October 2006, Elizabeth Dawson will become the first graduate of the Brandon University Environmental Sciences program, which was introduced in September 2003....[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]

Cognitive Science Lecture Series: The Math Plague
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 28, 2006
Please note that the talk noted below (originally issued on Sept. 26 Ref. No. 9) will now be held in from 12–1 p.m. TODAY, Thursday, Sept. 28 -- NOT on Friday, as was previously announced....[continue]

Brock University's 2006 Fall Convocation and installation of its fifth President and Vice-Chancellor
Brock University | September 28, 2006
Brock's 2006 Fall Convocation will be celebrated during ceremonies taking place on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 26, 2006
The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton’s Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) inaugural Speakers’ Series begins with a behind-the-scenes view of corporate scandal, personal greed and complex personalities....[continue]

Cognitive Science Lecture Series: The Math Plague
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 26, 2006
For many years, Dr. Sherry Mantyka, director of Memorial’s Mathematics Learning Centre, has been identifying factors which contribute to under-achievement in mathematics of students entering the university....[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]

Getting young minds hooked on science aim of Memorial University Program
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 22, 2006
A unique educational outreach program run by Memorial University of Newfoundland students is hoping to expand its mandate this year by getting into more schools to motivate young minds about the importance of science all the while promoting what Memorial has to offer....[continue]

Super computing facility receives $11.5-million boost
Queen's University | September 22, 2006
Canada's most powerful high performance secure computing facility, based at Queen's University, will become even more powerful thanks to new funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation....[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]

Music and the mind
McMaster University | September 20, 2006
Young children who take music lessons show advanced brain development and improved memory over those children who do not take music lessons....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | September 19, 2006
David Steinsaltz (Mathematics and Statistics) comments on an NSERC grant that he received for his research that explores the human aging process with the use of fruit flies in the Kingston Whig-Standard....[continue]



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