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Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research introduces Canada’s first physioacoustic sound wave therapy chairs
Wilfrid Laurier University | November 16, 2006
The Laurier Centre for Music Therapy Research (LCMTR) will introduce its low frequency sound wave therapy chairs – the only two in Canada – to medical and health care practitioners at a physioacoustic seminar on November 25, 2006, 9:30 a.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall....[continue]

Dramatic film based on research into crab asthma's devastating impact
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 6, 2006
A 20-minute dramatic film depicting the impact of asthma on snowcrab processing workers, their families and communities in this province, will be publicly screened on Friday, Nov. 10....[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]

McGill-Cornell study: Screening, earlier treatment would substantially boost lung cancer survival
McGill University | October 25, 2006
A groundbreaking international program guided by a McGill University researcher shows that proper screening followed by early treatment would dramatically reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer...[continue]

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]

New Parking Lot Opens
University of Guelph | October 10, 2006
The University’s newest parking lot, P42, opened today on the former site of the Cold Storage Building on South Ring Road, south of the University Centre. As a result, many of the premium parking stalls in P31 have been changed back to orange/black permit parking....[continue]

We are ready to honour those who make Nova Scotia’s workplaces healthy and safe
St. Mary's University | October 5, 2006
The CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety at Saint Mary’s University in partnership with the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) recognizes the pressures being applied to workers and organizations within Nova Scotia and believe it is important to reward those organizations in Nova Scotia who make an effort to improve the health and safety of their employees....[continue]

Crisis Management Group looks to learn from Dawson College attack
McMaster University | September 18, 2006
The University's Crisis Management Group met late last week to review McMaster's emergency planning in the wake of the shooting at Dawson College....[continue]

McGill researchers debunk Oscar-winner 'longevity bonus'
McGill University | September 8, 2006
Previous study gave Academy Award winners unfair statistical advantage...[continue]

Danger: No (Chemical) Trespassing
Thompson Rivers University | September 8, 2006
Community members are invited to attend two free talks on chemical exposure and health next Thursday in the Alumni theatre located in TRU's Clock Tower building....[continue]

Job Well Done Elaine; SMU’s Health and Safety Coordinator retires after 35 years of service
St. Mary's University | August 25, 2006
When Elaine McCulloch walked through the doors of the Science...[continue]

McGill researcher maps slippery slope of teen smoking
McGill University | July 31, 2006
McGill epidemiologist Jennifer O'Loughlin has added another chapter to her six-year study of more than 1,200 adolescent smokers in Montreal, with a new map of 12 addiction "milestones" that will give fresh ammunition to both health care professionals and anti-smoking advocates....[continue]

SMU’s New CRC will probe employee health
St. Mary's University | July 19, 2006
A professor at Saint Mary’s University seeks the answers to these questions after having been named the University’s first Canada Research Chair in Industrial/Organizational Psychology....[continue]

Holding a mirror up to humanity
McGill University | July 14, 2006
Statisticians who trace all matters biological to descend on McGill campus...[continue]

TRU Annouces Program to Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace
Thompson Rivers University | July 6, 2006
Thompson Rivers University announced today that it has instituted a Heart Safe Workplace program, a component of which is placing AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the workplace to make early defibrillation immediately available in cardiac emergencies and increase chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)....[continue]

TRU Annouces Program to Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace
Thompson Rivers University | July 6, 2006
Thompson Rivers University announced today that it has instituted a Heart Safe Workplace program, a component of which is placing AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the workplace to make early defibrillation immediately available in cardiac emergencies and increase chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)....[continue]

Guidelines Adopted for the Use and Stewardship of Nature Areas
Trent University | June 23, 2006
The Board of Governors adopted guidelines contained in a report from administration for the use and stewardship of Trent University's Nature Areas....[continue]

American literature, a Cuban writer, and workplace safety??
Mount Allison University | June 21, 2006
What do workplace safety, American literature, and Cuban author José Antonio Ramos Aguirre have in common?...[continue]

Interdisciplinary PhD in Rural and Northern Health will enhance health care in the North
Laurentian University of Sudbury | June 19, 2006
Laurentian University is pleased to announce that an Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Rural and Northern Health has been recently approved by the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (OCGS). This will be Laurentian’s fifth doctoral program and the only one of its kind in Ontario....[continue]

Largest class of doctors graduates today
McMaster University | May 19, 2006
The largest ever class of physicians will graduate today from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine....[continue]

McGill expert alert: Quebec anti-smoking law marks end of an era
McGill University | May 10, 2006
Canada is considered to be among those countries at the forefront of anti-smoking legislation. Beginning May 31, 2006, Quebec, which has traditionally had the highest smoking rates in the country, will prohibit smoking in all enclosed public spaces....[continue]

Memorial University researcher awarded funding for first-ever provincial childhood obesity study
Memorial University of Newfoundland | April 21, 2006
A researcher at Memorial University is conducting the first-ever detailed study into whether or not children in Newfoundland and Labrador are genetically predisposed to obesity....[continue]

UNBC Gets Approval to Offer New Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree
University of Northern British Columbia | March 29, 2006
The Ministry of Advanced Education has approved a new Bachelor of Health Sciences degree that will begin at UNBC this fall....[continue]

TWU announces its third university president today
Trinity Western University | March 17, 2006
Following a unanimous vote, the Trinity Western University Board of Governors is pleased to announce today the naming of Jonathan S. Raymond, PhD, as the third president of Trinity Western University, the Christian liberal arts university in Langley B.C....[continue]

Antidepressants may cut risk of colorectal cancer
McGill University | March 7, 2006
Researchers at McGill University have confirmed for the first time in human beings that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), the most popular form of antidepressant, may decrease the risk of colorectal tumours....[continue]

"Butterfly Board" may help pregnant workers’ back problems
Queen's University | January 31, 2006
It's common knowledge that sitting at a computer all day can be bad for your back - and that the problem intensifies during pregnancy....[continue]

Recruiting CBU Public Health Students
University College of Cape Breton | January 24, 2006
Ontario Health Program Director on Campus Thursday to Recruit CBU Public Health Students - Grads in High Demand...[continue]

Charity Award, Organizers of the Year and overall 3rd place finish round out first-time entry efforts
University of Lethbridge | January 24, 2006
Flinging people into freezing lake water plus a huge amount of preparation and enthusiasm paid off for a group of University of Lethbridge Management students who participated in the first 'Jeux du Commerce' (JDC West) Commerce Games events held January 20 to 23 in Vancouver....[continue]

Energy Coalition to create 1,500 student seats; action plan to unlock Alberta energy reserves
University of Calgary | November 4, 2005
The University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic today announced the Calgary Coalition to Advance Alberta’s Energy, Environment and Innovation Strategies....[continue]

Memorial University forum to explore average citizen's influence on governance of health, education, municipalities and economic development
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 29, 2005
The province has recently announced changes in the regional structure of health and education boards and has established new regional councils for promoting economic development....[continue]

Memorial University’s SafetyNet bringing innovative knifesharp program to the province
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 22, 2005
Sharper knives mean better production and fewer injuries in meat and poultry processing plants, at least according to a program developed in Quebec....[continue]



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