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UofW Engineering students hurl themselves into studies
University of Windsor | November 13, 2006
It’s an 800-year-old weapon but it’s challenging second-year Mechanical Engineering students as they plan their strategies for the University of Windsor’s annual Trebuchet Competition, set for Friday, November 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the St. Denis Centre....[continue]

The faculty of science signs second sequential degree agreement with Chinese university
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 6, 2006
The Faculty of Science at Wilfrid Laurier University continues to forge new links with top Chinese universities. On September 19, 2006, the Faculty of Science signed its second Sequential Degree in just over 5 months with another top Engineering school in China: Jiangsu University in Zhenjjiang, Jiangsu Province....[continue]

Scientists, automakers join forces to revolutionize car industry
McMaster University | October 3, 2006
Senior executives and researchers from the major automakers and associated industries will meet at McMaster University on Thursday, Oct. 5 to work toward making parts more durable, and cars more fuel-efficient and kinder to the environment....[continue]

McMaster Engineers Without Borders volunteer in Africa
McMaster University | September 29, 2006
Two McMaster engineering students have recently unpacked their bags after completing a four-month volunteer term in Zambia and Ghana....[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]

Six young Canadians receive the University of Ottawa President’s Scholarship
University of Ottawa | August 1, 2006
The University of Ottawa is proud to award its prestigious President’s Scholarship to six first-year students....[continue]

UVic Startup Receives FDA Clearance
University of Victoria | July 24, 2006
A new medical device created by a University of Victoria spin-off company—which enhances physicians’ ability to measure, monitor and track patients’ pain—has approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States....[continue]

Lakehead U Announces Research Funding
Lakehead University | July 5, 2006
Lakehead University is pleased to announce the results of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) competition....[continue]

Trent University Board of Governors Announces New Appointments
Trent University | June 23, 2006
Trent University's Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of several new external and internal members....[continue]

Young researchers are awarded $400,000
Queen's University | June 22, 2006
Three promising young Queen's researchers will receive a total of $397,760 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunities Fund....[continue]

UBC Engineers Create Vehicle that Travels from Vancouver to Halifax on a Gallon of Gas
University of British Columbia | June 20, 2006
A team of engineering students from The University of British Columbia has built a vehicle so efficient that it could travel from Vancouver to Halifax on a gallon of gasoline....[continue]

Pratt & Whitney Canada funds aircraft engine researchers at University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa | June 19, 2006
Groundbreaking research on aero-engines is taking place at the University of Ottawa, thanks to funding from global aerospace leader Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). The funding was announced today at an event at the university....[continue]

Fuel cell competition: UW team rises to the top
University of Waterloo | June 12, 2006
A team of University of Waterloo students placed first in several categories of Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility, a three-year North American competition to develop a sustainable crossover vehicle....[continue]

UW's spring convocation awards student degrees, honorary degrees
University of Waterloo | June 12, 2006
The University of Waterloo will graduate nearly 4,000 students and award 11 honorary degrees during spring convocation to be held on campus from Wednesday through Saturday (June 14-17)....[continue]

Prof helps raise funds for earthquake victims
University of Calgary | June 2, 2006
As a child growing up in Indonesia, Arief Budiman spent holidays visiting family in Solo, Klaten, and Yogyakarta....[continue]

Grand challenges of high performance computing
McMaster University | June 2, 2006
Simply put, David Earn wants to help eradicate infectious diseases. Stephen Tullis wants to improve the stability of flames in gas turbines to help decrease pollution....[continue]

U of C students off to the races
University of Calgary | June 1, 2006
Formula SAE, Mini Baja and Heavy Lift teams roll out new vehicles for 2006 competitions...[continue]

U of C students racing for the starting line
University of Calgary | May 31, 2006
Call it blood, sweat and gears....[continue]

UVic to Present Academic Medals at Convocation
University of Victoria | May 30, 2006
The University of Victoria will recognize its highest achieving students among the Class of 2006—in subjects from genetics to intellectual property law—during Spring Convocation ceremonies June 6-9....[continue]

Engineers Without Borders stay hot over the summer
McMaster University | May 25, 2006
While most undergraduates head home for summer, two members of McMaster's chapter of Engineers Without Borders are on their way to Africa....[continue]

Engineers Without Borders stay hot over the summer
McMaster University | May 25, 2006
While most undergraduates head home for summer, two members of McMaster's chapter of Engineers Without Borders are on their way to Africa....[continue]

More road trips for wheelchairs
McMaster University | May 10, 2006
Transporting a wheelchair just became a bit easier thanks to four McMaster engineering design students....[continue]

McGill's Mintzberg awarded Molson Prize
McGill University | May 1, 2006
McGill University's Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, Henry Mintzberg, has been awarded this year's Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities for his outstanding lifetime and ongoing contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of Canada....[continue]

Malaspina builds bridge to help future engineers
Malaspina University College | April 19, 2006
Malaspina University-College is building a bridge to help future engineers launch their careers....[continue]

"Distinguished" UW teachers and student teachers of the year named
University of Waterloo | April 13, 2006
The University of Waterloo has named four faculty members as "distinguished teachers" of the year, along with four "distinguished" student teachers....[continue]

Into the fire: Infrared sensor could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
University of Toronto | April 12, 2006
Technology has potential for increasing efficiency of large industrial furnaces, producing higher quality steel...[continue]

Technology Behind UVic Ocean Observatory Projects
University of Victoria | April 6, 2006
Two revolutionary, interactive seafloor observatories led by the University of Victoria will benefit from more than $2 million in new funding from CANARIE Inc., a national organization that promotes advanced networks and applications....[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]

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]

UNBF Mechanical Engineers Showcase Products
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | March 29, 2006
The department of mechanical engineering at UNBF will host its innovative and thought provoking Design of Machine Elements display, capping three months of behind the scenes projects....[continue]

UW research team receives CFI support for project on underwater sampling
University of Waterloo | March 27, 2006
A University of Waterloo research team received funding today from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to build a laboratory to investigate underwater sampling by using robots....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | March 27, 2006
A researcher at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton could have a major impact on the competitiveness of Canada’s automotive industry....[continue]

Going for Gold in Melbourne: University of Calgary gymnasts lead Canada to Gold in Melbourne Commonwealth Games
University of Calgary | March 21, 2006
With all the excitement generated by the Olympians who train at the University of Calgary’s Olympic Oval, it’s easy to forget there’s another gold medalist and another national team training in the house....[continue]

Schulich benefaction gives boost to student activities
University of Calgary | March 14, 2006
When Mr. Seymour Schulich donated $25 million to the newly named Schulich School of Engineering in June 2005, he wanted to ensure that there would be a direct benefit for the school’s students....[continue]

Canadian Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield to speak at Mount A, March 13
Mount Allison University | March 9, 2006
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield will give a special presentation at Mount Allison University on Monday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Wu Centre....[continue]

Germany trip produces well-rounded students
University of Calgary | March 7, 2006
In February, Dr. Abdulmajeed Mohamad accompanied a group of Schulich Engineering students to Germany for a one week tour....[continue]

UW prof probes hydrogen fuel cells, energy diversity for cars
University of Waterloo | March 6, 2006
As the world hits peak oil production, there is keen interest in finding the next great fuel source....[continue]

Gwyn Morgan Named Distinguished Entrepreneur
University of Victoria | March 2, 2006
Gwyn Morgan, who established EnCana Corp. as the country’s largest energy company, is the recipient of the 2006 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the University of Victoria’s faculty of business board of advisors....[continue]

Mayor Speaks at Lynda Shaw Memorial
University of Western Ontario | February 20, 2006
The 15th Annual Lynda Shaw Lecture Memorial presents Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco: Past, Present, Future. DeCicco will speak on her life leading up to a career in municipal politics, her role as Mayor and what challenges she looks forward to in the coming years....[continue]

Honorary Degree Recipients Named
University of Northern British Columbia | January 20, 2006
A Prince George-based writer and a national champion of scientific research will be the two recipients of honorary degrees from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2006....[continue]



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