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University of Manitoba | October 20, 2006
42 new projects include studies of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and prenatal care....[continue]

U of T researchers receive $65 million from CIHR
University of Toronto | October 13, 2006
Health Minister Tony Clement on campus for announcement...[continue]

Seven Garner Royal Society Medals, Awards
University of Toronto | August 23, 2006
Prizes a tribute to the outstanding contributions made by Canadians...[continue]

Sixteen elected to Royal Society of Canada Faculty members receive highest Canadian academic accolade
University of Toronto | July 20, 2006
Each year the Royal Society of Canada, this country’s oldest and most prestigious scholarly organization, elects new fellows to its ranks and 16 U of T top faculty members are among the 82 outstanding scholars, scientists and artists elected this year....[continue]

Eight new Canada Research Chairs announced U of T’s total now 223
University of Toronto | July 19, 2006
The new chairs were announced July 19 by Maxime Bernier, minister of industry and minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs program....[continue]

Professor named to Order of Companions of Honour
University of Toronto | July 5, 2006
Pawson adds prestigious award to his many accomplishments...[continue]

Landmark sculpture a tribute to U of T's giants of biomedical science
University of Toronto | June 28, 2006
U of T pioneers of biomedical sciences research honoured...[continue]

U of T giants of biomedical science to be immortalized in new research centre hall
University of Toronto | June 23, 2006
Sculpture to be unveiled June 27...[continue]

Plummer, Huston among McGill honorary degree recipients
McGill University | May 8, 2006
Seventeen highly accomplished individuals, including acclaimed actor Christopher Plummer, author Nancy Huston, diplomat James Bartleman and civil aviation pioneer Pierre Jeanniot, will receive honorary McGill University degrees during this year's spring convocation ceremonies, May 29-June 6....[continue]

Creepy crawlies could hold key to medical marvels
University of Toronto | May 4, 2006
Experimental worm research could lead to new therapies for disease...[continue]

University of Manitoba | March 16, 2006
This afternoon at the Bannatyne Campus, Dr. Emoke Szathmáry, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba, will formally recognize 27 researchers who have successfully patented new technologies....[continue]

Scientists Identify Unexpected Source of "Good Cholesterol"
University of British Columbia | March 16, 2006
Scientists at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics have provided the first definitive proof that the intestine, together with the liver, produce nearly all of the body’s "good cholesterol."...[continue]

Wesleyville boy raises money for research on familial pulmonary fibrosis
Memorial University of Newfoundland | January 12, 2006
Media representatives are invited to attend the presentation of a $700 donation for genetic research on Friday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the main foyer of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in the Health Sciences Centre....[continue]

Medical researcher wins coveted CIHR Michael Smith PrizeTwo other U of T scientists honoured
University of Toronto | November 24, 2005
Renowned geneticist Janet Rossant of medical genetics and microbiology and chief of research at the Hospital for Sick Children was honoured with the 2005 Michael Smith Prize from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)....[continue]

University of Manitoba | November 16, 2005
Researchers to continue cutting-edge work in anxiety disorders, genomics, heart disease and chemistry....[continue]

Scientists uncover how retina responds to genetic damage
University of Calgary | November 10, 2005
Findings open up new avenues of investigation into vision conditions and disease...[continue]

U of T's Canada Research Chairs now at 206
University of Toronto | November 10, 2005
13 new chairs announced...[continue]

Studying human disease in unlikely ways
University of Toronto | November 8, 2005
Canada Foundation for Innovation supports unique research, draws new talent to U of T...[continue]

Genetic cause of speech defect discovered
University of Toronto | October 20, 2005
Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T), Capital Health’s Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and their international collaborators have discovered a genetic abnormality that causes a type of language impairment in children – a discovery that could lead to isolating genes important for the development of expressive language....[continue]

Six to receive Order of Ontario
University of Toronto | September 14, 2005
Six members of the university community -- all of them from the Faculty of Medicine -- are among the 29 recipients of the Order of Ontario for 2004, this province’s highest and most prestigious honour....[continue]

Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies lecture
University of Regina | September 9, 2005
Jeff Pfeifer, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, will deliver his inaugural lecture, The Town, the Gown and the Uniform: Public Safety and the Community, Academics and the Police....[continue]



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