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Faculty researchers urge protection of Ontario's endangered species
University of Toronto | November 17, 2006
Evolutionary biologist helps lead the charge...[continue]

Gov't Subsidies Make Ocean Strip-mining Economically Viable: UBC Researchers
University of British Columbia | November 17, 2006
As the United Nations resume negotiations on banning bottom-trawling, researchers at the University of British Columbia demonstrate that eliminating government subsidies to dragging fleets could significantly reduce pressure on vulnerable fishery resources and ecosystems....[continue]

Sea urchins and humans share genes
Simon Fraser University | November 16, 2006
Simon Fraser University molecular biologists have helped a worldwide team of scientists make a discovery that could advance doctors’ understanding of how genetic diseases occur and how to treat them....[continue]

University of Ottawa Receives $1.5 million for Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology
University of Ottawa | November 16, 2006
The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Science and Goldcorp Inc. are pleased to announce the creation of the new Goldcorp Chair in Economic Geology....[continue]

SMU alumnus researches habitat fragmentation, alteration and climate change
St. Mary's University | November 16, 2006
The coping ability of wildlife in Canada’s northern winter climate has long been a fascination. For Colin Garroway, the related field of behavioural and population biology is turning out to be a potentially endless reservoir of research material....[continue]

Laurier researchers assemble holistic picture of history and future of climate change
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 15, 2006
Award-winning Laurier researchers are looking at Canada’s northern ecosystems from both a human and natural science approach – providing a holistic picture of the history and the future of climate change....[continue]

York University professor wins Canada’s highest honour for chemistry research
York University | November 15, 2006
York University professor Diethard K. Bohme has won Canada’s most prestigious chemistry prize for his ground-breaking work in ion chemistry and mass spectrometry....[continue]

Please note the following upcoming thesis defenses
St. Mary's University | November 15, 2006
Amanda Topen will defend her MA in Women's Studies thesis, Labour Market Integration Experiences of Immigrant Women from Sub-Saharan Africa, on November 16, 2006 at 1:00 in McNally Main 208....[continue]

Malaspina University-College student studies tongue-eating parasite
Malaspina University College | November 14, 2006
A passion for parasites led Malaspina University-College Biology student Aya Murakami all the way to Ireland....[continue]

University of Manitoba | November 14, 2006
Student competitions, scholarships and mentoring to be part of corporate support package....[continue]

Science in the City chews the fat on obesity
McMaster University | November 13, 2006
There seems to be weekly headlines about the "obesity epidemic" worldwide and how Canadians are becoming more and more obese....[continue]

Five inducted into Community of Distinction
McMaster University | November 10, 2006
A champion of problem-based learning, a leader who shaped health care research, a facilitator of the new health sciences centre, a scientist of population health, and a nursing professor who took McMaster's multi-professional team-building approach abroad are being honoured by McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences....[continue]

McMaster launches radio frequency identification lab
McMaster University | November 9, 2006
Cultivating a radio frequency identification (RFID) industry in Canada is the impetus behind a new RFID research and development laboratory....[continue]

NSSE gives Nipissing University top marks
Nipissing University | November 9, 2006
A new survey has been released and the positive results are piling up as Nipissing University has once again earned excellent marks in a survey examining student satisfaction....[continue]

Take this test-drive - in the lab
Simon Fraser University | November 9, 2006
In Tom Spalek’s new lab, drivers buckle up and hit a virtual highway....[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]

UNBC Leads Research on Local Air Quality
University of Northern British Columbia | November 7, 2006
UNBC researchers are currently conducting a variety of studies that will provide Prince George with the best information yet on how to improve the City’s air quality....[continue]

Understanding the Sexes through Psychology
St. Mary's University | November 7, 2006
The mental processes encompassing differences between the sexes have fuelled the research interests of soon to be Saint Mary’s graduate Melissa Gray, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia....[continue]

Malaspina’s Welding Program marks 50th Anniversary
Malaspina University College | November 7, 2006
Like all trades, welding is not what it was 50 years ago when the Vocational Training School (VTS) began offering it in Nanaimo....[continue]

Nine uOttawa scientists receive Early Researcher Award
University of Ottawa | November 7, 2006
Nine researchers at the University of Ottawa have received an Early Research Award, formerly the Premier’s Research Excellence Awards....[continue]

Rejecting booze: Visiting PhD student from Norway spending time at Memorial to complete a unique study on teens and alcohol
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 6, 2006
Thanks to a unique exchange agreement with the University of Bergen, a Norwegian doctoral student is spending time at Memorial University this fall trying to shed new light onto an all-too-familiar subject prevalent not just in Europe but also around the world – teens and alcohol....[continue]

Lady Lakers golden at Humber Invitational
Nipissing University | November 6, 2006
The Nipissing University Lady Lakers volleyball team captured gold at the Humber Cup defeating the Algonquin College Thunder 2-0 (25-15, 25-19) in the finals....[continue]

2,500 Original Art Items Donated to CBU
University College of Cape Breton | November 3, 2006
$500K James Nearing and Florence Giovannetti-Nearing Dragon Lair’s Collection...[continue]

Brandon University honours Alberta Star for contributions to Geology Department
Brandon University | October 26, 2006
On Wednesday, October 25, Alberta Star President Tim Coupland and Director Rob Hall visited Brandon University for a first-hand look at how the contributions made by their company have helped to support and expand teaching and research capabilities in the Faculty of Science's Geology Department....[continue]

Six York profs in the running for TVO's Best Lecturer 2007
York University | October 26, 2006
Six York professors have made the ‘top 30’ cut in TVOntario’s competition for Best Lecturer 2007.

Inaugural CBU Fall Convocation Celebration This Saturday
University College of Cape Breton | October 24, 2006
Cape Breton University will celebrate its first Fall Convocation this Saturday, October 28. The celebration takes place at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. CBU Chancellor Annette Verschuren will confer the parchments. Approximately 250 students are eligible to graduate....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 20, 2006
Vladimir Krstic (Ceramics and Nanomaterials) comments on the potential market for nanometals in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

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

U of G Chemist Hopes to Decode Cancer-Causing Mould
University of Guelph | October 19, 2006
A University of Guelph chemist is helping to determine how a dangerous mould that forms on wheat and oats causes kidney cancer, which could have an impact on the allowable levels of the substance in Canadian food sources....[continue]

Student inventor competes for top prize
University of Toronto | October 18, 2006
Medical student has many talents...[continue]

Munk Centre Receives a further $5-million endowment from Peter Munk
University of Toronto | October 17, 2006
Gift guarantees future of world class institution at University of Toronto...[continue]

Introducing Media@McGill...presenting Seymour Hersh
McGill University | October 17, 2006
Reporting legend helps unveil media and communications policy centre...[continue]

CLS and French Synchrotron SOLEIL Sign Agreement at the U of S
University of Saskatchewan | October 12, 2006
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan signed a memorandum ofunderstanding with the new French Synchrotron SOLEIL, during a special ceremony held at the University October 5th....[continue]

UNBC and Prince George to Host National Rural Health Conference
University of Northern British Columbia | October 12, 2006
One of the biggest rural health conferences ever to be held in Northern BC will be in Prince George from October 19-21....[continue]

Snakes (and humans) In Space lecture to explain impacts of weightlessness on people
University of Waterloo | October 11, 2006
A former scientist from NASA will explain how humans can counteract the physiological effects of weightlessness during a lecture entitled Snakes In Space....[continue]

Info Session Oct. 13: War and Profit
University College of Cape Breton | October 11, 2006
The Centre for International Studies at Cape Breton University Presents...[continue]

Where is your favourite secret space in Regina?
University of Regina | October 10, 2006
Maybe your favourite Regina space is included in the new book from the CPRC Press: Regina’s Secret Spaces: Love and Lore of Local Geography....[continue]

Researchers at Acadia University awarded $134,000 CANADA-HOPE scholarship to implement aging and health research in India
Acadia University | October 6, 2006
F: 902.585.1072E-mail:[continue]

Shell Canada supports computer science students with $150,000 gift
University of Regina | October 2, 2006
An innovative scholarship program established by Shell Canada will provide computer science students at the U of R with scholarships as well as the possibility of employment with the company....[continue]

Rt. Hon. Joe Clark joins McGill University
McGill University | October 2, 2006
McGill University is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark as a Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships at the McGill Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS)....[continue]



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