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Brandon University's Dr. John Everitt Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to International Development
Brandon University | November 15, 2006
Dr. John Everitt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Brandon University, has been named the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading Canadian development agency....[continue]

Ethnic minority seniors face health hurdles
Simon Fraser University | November 14, 2006
Ethnic minority seniors face a number of barriers when it comes to accessing health care, according to a Simon Fraser University study....[continue]

Summerlee Named WUSC Chair
University of Guelph | November 14, 2006
University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee has been named the new chair of the board of directors of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one of the country’s leading international development agencies....[continue]

U of G Director Appointed to the Ontario Human Rights Commission
University of Guelph | November 9, 2006
Patrick Case, director of the University of Guelph's Human Rights and Equity Office, has been appointed commissioner to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)....[continue]

University of New Brunswick - Saint John | November 9, 2006
Author Madeleine Thien will read from her novel Certainty on Monday, November 20 at 7 pm at the Faculty-Staff Club, Ward Chipman Library Building as part of the Lorenzo Reading Series at the University of New Brunswick Saint John....[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.

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton | October 25, 2006
Cutting-edge education experts from coast to coast will offer keynote addresses at the Atlantic Educators’ Conference in Fredericton, Nov. 17 and 18. The public is welcome to attend the keynote addresses at no charge....[continue]

Mount Allison’s RSTP releases study on Cumberland County’s Repopulation Strategy
Mount Allison University | October 23, 2006
Placing more emphasis on education within Cumberland County will help encourage young people to stay or return as well as help build understanding of different cultures to foster immigration, says a recently completed study....[continue]

Malaspina Media Lecture Series great place for open dialogue
Malaspina University College | October 20, 2006
The public is invited to dig into some hot topics during Malaspina University-College’s new Media Lecture Series....[continue]

Three Santamarians will be saluted at Saint Mary’s Fall Convocation
St. Mary's University | October 17, 2006
Saint Mary’s University will be paying tribute to three of its own at this year’s Fall Convocation....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 16, 2006
Tom Axworthy’s (Policy Studies) opinion piece about China responding to North Korea’s nuclear testing appears in the Toronto Star....[continue]

Laurier establishes new Office for Student Diversity
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 13, 2006
"Diversity is everybody’s business." It’s the motto for Laurier’s new Office for Student Diversity, and it’s a message that student diversity coordinator Majorie Brown hopes everyone on campus – from student groups to professors – will take to heart....[continue]

Laurier’s Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights receives distinguished scholar award
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 13, 2006
Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann’s research, teaching, and focus on mentoring – not to mention her status as ‘one of the greats’ in the field of human rights – led to her selection as the first recipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA)’s Distinguished Scholar of Human Rights award....[continue]

But Atlantic Canada needs to do more
St. Mary's University | October 13, 2006
Atlantic Canada needs to look at other cities in the country in order to find ways to attract and retain more immigrants, said Dr. Jeffrey Reitz....[continue]

Canada's immigrant screening successful: Queen's study
Queen's University | October 5, 2006
Canada attracts a higher percentage of skilled workers than the United States - a Queen's University finding that has captured the attention of U.S. immigration officials....[continue]

BU Professor Emeritus Dr. Pandelis Halamandaris honoured by National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
Brandon University | October 5, 2006
The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) has honoured Dr. Pandelis Halamandaris, Professor Emeritus of Teacher Education at Brandon University, and Deputy Director of the University of Manitoba Centre for Hellenic Civilization, with a Community/Arts Award recognizing his outstanding achievements, contributions and community service in promoting the understanding, the traditions and the interests of Hellenic-Canadian communities, and for his leadership, courage and dedication for the promotion of multiculturalism, human rights, respect of human and cultural values, and equality among all Canadians....[continue]

CBU’s ‘Community and Culture’ Celebration Now On
University College of Cape Breton | October 4, 2006
This fall, Cape Breton University is hosting a series of events to celebrate culture and community....[continue]

Tibetan refugees face human rights abuses: Study
McMaster University | October 4, 2006
For 40 years, there has been a steady stream of Tibetans fleeing their homeland, seeking asylum in India and Nepal....[continue]

McGill and Montreal Matters: All about school
McGill University | October 3, 2006
Series to highlight education policy, preventing bullying and more...[continue]

Cultural studies expert to speak at Mount Allison, Oct. 4
Mount Allison University | October 2, 2006
"Multiculturalism, Human Rights and Culture: The Struggle for a New Humanism" will be the title of a lecture presented by Dr. Rinaldo Walcott who holds the Canadian Research Chair in Social Justice and Cultural Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 2, 2006
At this year’s Fall Convocation, honorary degrees will be awarded to: Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen and Vivienne Poy....[continue]

Immigration for Nation-Building in Regions and Cities
St. Mary's University | September 28, 2006
A well-known professor of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies in Canada will be at Saint Mary’s University in October to talk about how immigration can boost economies in regions and cities, particularly in Atlantic Canada....[continue]

McMaster to host International Women's and Children's Health Symposium
McMaster University | September 26, 2006
Conference examines suffering and displacement of immigrants and refugees...[continue]

Book Launch, Chinese Islanders: Making a Home in the New World, September 30
University of Prince Edward Island | September 25, 2006
The much anticipated book, Chinese Islanders: Making a Home in the New World, by Hung-Min Chiang will be launched on Saturday, September 30 at Memorial Hall in the Confederation Centre of the Arts, from 7 to 9 pm....[continue]

UW president shares vision of Waterloo Region as knowledge capital by 2010
University of Waterloo | September 21, 2006
David Johnston, president of the University of Waterloo, today outlined 10 goals to make Waterloo Region Canada’s knowledge capital by 2010 and invited the community to develop the next 10....[continue]

Young Ismaili Muslims embrace Canadian values
Simon Fraser University | September 19, 2006
Canadian-born Ismaili Muslims strongly identify with Canadian values of multiculturalism and feel at ease practising their religion in Canada, according to a Simon Fraser University study....[continue]

Dr. Usha George new Dean of Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University
Ryerson University | September 19, 2006
Dr. Usha George has been appointed Dean of Ryerson University's Faculty of Community Services. Her five-year term began this summer....[continue]

Associate dean of business receives female professional of the year award
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 18, 2006
A lavish black tie and sari gala, a prestigious award, and the company of Prime Minister Stephen Harper – yet Dr. Mitali De, associate dean of business: academic programs and professor at Laurier School of Business and Economics (SBE), would much rather talk about her work than the recognition she received....[continue]

U of G, Cuisine Canada Name Top Culinary Authors
University of Guelph | September 17, 2006
The University of Guelph and Cuisine Canada recognized the range and expertise of Canadian cookbook authors, publishers and food culture by hosting and sponsoring the ninth annual Canadian Culinary Book Contest in Winnipeg Saturday....[continue]

Volunteer fair builds bridge between students and community
McMaster University | September 12, 2006
More than 40 community agencies will gather at McMaster on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to promote the many diverse volunteer opportunities they have to offer students and staff. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the MUSC Marketplace....[continue]

McMaster student volunteers in Ghana
McMaster University | September 12, 2006
While most university students spent their summer vacation working, traveling or relaxing at the cottage, McMaster student Emily Wilson spent a month volunteering in the West African country of Ghana....[continue]

Letter from Tara Tavender
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
My name is Tara Tavender and I am the organizer for the upcoming September 17th ‘Rally for Darfur’ in Montreal, an event coinciding with the ‘Global Day for Darfur’ ( and sister rallies around the world....[continue]

On the Border: Immigration, security and other issues
Simon Fraser University | September 8, 2006
In the United States, "borderlands" is shorthand for the Southwest states and the Mexican north....[continue]

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Concordia University | September 8, 2006
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) was founded in 1986, based in the departments of History and Sociology / Anthropology at Concordia University....[continue]

Mail order brides face risky business
Simon Fraser University | September 6, 2006
All may not be fair in love and marriage — if you happen to be a mail order bride. Jen Marchbank, director of explorations in arts and social sciences at SFU Surrey, says women who become mail order brides typically have little information about their rights and could face exploitation....[continue]

Remember Immigrant Workers on Labour Day, Prof Urges
University of Guelph | August 31, 2006
Many Canadians will have the day off Monday for Labour Day in honour of working people everywhere....[continue]

Back to School
University of Western Ontario | August 30, 2006
The following items regarding the start of the new academic year at The University of Western Ontario may be Of Interest....[continue]

Brandon University researchers Dr. Alison Marshall and Dr. Gerald Dueck create online virtual Lingji ritual theatre
Brandon University | August 24, 2006
Brandon University researchers Dr. Alison Marshall (Department of Religion) and Dr. Gerald Dueck (Department of Computer Science) have announced the completion of a joint research project that saw them create an interactive, online virtual Lingji ritual theatre....[continue]

The World of Wilmhurst
Thompson Rivers University | August 4, 2006
How many of us would apply for a year-long job halfway across the world? How about the next step: going home and asking your spouse whether she?d be willing to move to another country? How do you tell your kids they?ll be at a new school come September?a new school in a country far, far away?...[continue]

Eco-lights shine new hope on ‘gorillas in the mist’
University of Calgary | August 3, 2006
The cloud forests deep in the heart of Africa are the last refuge of the endangered mountain gorilla. Unfortunately, they are also one of the only sources of firewood for thousands of poverty-stricken humans that live next to the national park that is home to the last 700 members of the great ape species....[continue]



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