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U of S-Led Partnership Launches Anxiety and Depression Research Initiative
University of Saskatchewan | November 17, 2006
Research into anxiety and depression at the University of Saskatchewan receives a $780,000 boost today to develop early diagnosis tools for these debilitating conditions and develop treatments to improve the quality of life of both patients and their caregivers....[continue]

UW student represents Canada at global youth forum on information and communications
University of Waterloo | November 15, 2006
The federal government has selected University of Waterloo student Rebecca Baxter to represent Canada at the youth forum of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference to be held Dec. 3-8 in Hong Kong, China....[continue]

Science Seminar Series presents BU's Dr. Bernadette Ardelli
Brandon University | November 14, 2006
On Tuesday, November 21 from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Brandon University's Dr. Bernadette Ardelli, (Department of Zoology), titled Picking Sides in the Biological Arms Race: Parasites Are Winning the Battle but Who Will Win the War?...[continue]

New program evaluates seniors' risk for cardiovascular disease
McMaster University | November 14, 2006
A new cardiovascular health promotion program for seniors is wrapping up this week in communities across Ontario....[continue]

BU Literary Speakers' Series presents multimedia poetry and art by Vancouver's Karen Moe and Catherine Owen
Brandon University | November 9, 2006
On Saturday, November 18 the Brandon University Faculty of Arts Literary Speakers' Series is proud to present a multimedia poetry/art performance titled Cusp/detritus, featuring a poetry reading Catherine Owen and images by Karen Moe....[continue]

UBC Discovery Reverses Thinking About Hep C Treatment for Drug Users
University of British Columbia | November 8, 2006
Contrary to current practice, treating injection drug users (IDUs) for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may reduce suffering and health-care costs, according to University of British Columbia researchers....[continue]

Students launch exciting new careers through ABE
Malaspina University College | November 8, 2006
Malaspina University-College’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is helping Mike Bates and Laura Painter launch exciting new careers....[continue]

Memorial University inventions receive funding from Springboard Atlantic Inc.
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 8, 2006
A novel diagnostic marker for pediatric cancer and a wavetimer are just two of the inventions that received awards through two key Springboard Atlantic Inc. programs....[continue]

Fall Convocation 2006 Award Recipients Announced at U of S
University of Saskatchewan | October 27, 2006
Each year, the University of Saskatchewan honours those whose achievements benefit people at home, nationally and internationally. This year's award presentations will take place at Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 28, 2006....[continue]

SHEA, Harold Thomas
St. Mary's University | October 25, 2006
SHEA, Harold Thomas - 83, Halifax, passed away October 23, 2006....[continue]

U of S Fall Convocation - October 28, 2006
University of Saskatchewan | October 25, 2006
The University of Saskatchewan will honour its graduates and confer approximately 780 degrees, diplomas and certificates at the annual Fall Convocation, October 28, 2006 at TCU Place in Saskatoon....[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]

Honorary and Earned Degree Recipients Announced at U of S
University of Saskatchewan | October 18, 2006
This year’s recipients of honorary and earned degrees were announced by the University of Saskatchewan and will be presented at Fall Convocation on Saturday, October 28, 2006....[continue]

Brock's graduate students step onto world stage of research
Brock University | October 18, 2006
At Brock University's Fall Convocation, 147 students will receive master's and doctoral degrees during the Oct. 20 ceremony, a reflection of the institution's development and growth in post- graduate education....[continue]

Students learn about teamwork at first interprofessional education event
University of Toronto | October 18, 2006
A new way to look at health science education...[continue]

UBC Biotech Partnership Produces Implantable Device, Earns National Innovation Award
University of British Columbia | October 18, 2006
A University of British Columbia industry collaboration that produced a therapeutic device implanted in more than two million coronary heart disease patients has earned a Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 17, 2006
What quality indicators (QIs) can be used to measure care in nursing homes?...[continue]

National health research institute awards Queen’s researchers $6.3 million
Queen's University | October 16, 2006
Researchers studying fetal alcohol disorders, chemotherapy resistant tumours, and tissue-engineered cartilage are among 12 Queen’s projects to receive a total of $6.3 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)....[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]

U of T promotes Fire Prevention Week
University of Toronto | October 10, 2006
Fire safety and awareness to be promoted Oct. 8 to 14, 2006...[continue]

CCEPA Presents: Trust in Science - Setting the Scene: From Magician to Miracle Maker
St. Mary's University | October 6, 2006
In our day to day lives we invest a great deal of trust in science and its institutions to tell us the truth about ourselves, about the world we live in and our place in it - whether it's about the foods we eat, our health, the technologies we use, or our general sense of well-being....[continue]

Office of interprofessional education to enhance interdisciplinary learning
University of Toronto | October 6, 2006
Lessons in co-operation...[continue]

$25 million commitment to U of A includes largest ever one-time gift to a Canadian pharmacy school
University of Alberta | October 6, 2006
The Katz Group-Rexall Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research to open in 2008...[continue]

Researchers at Acadia University awarded $134,000 CANADA-HOPE scholarship to implement aging and health research in India
Acadia University | October 6, 2006
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New MRI Facility Boosts Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research
University of Lethbridge | October 6, 2006
Officials from the University of Lethbridge’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) opened a new Imaging Centre on Friday October 6, 2006....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 5, 2006
Barrie Frost's (Psychology) research into monarch butterfly migration is featured in the Science section of the New York Times....[continue]

Household Chemicals May Pose Human Health Risk
University of Victoria | October 5, 2006
An antibacterial agent used in common household items such as soaps, toothpaste, processed food, and clothing represents a potential health risk to human hormone action, says a new study co-authored by a University of Victoria researcher....[continue]

Access to medicines viewed as a human righ
University of Toronto | October 3, 2006
Conference to explore corporate social responsibility...[continue]

Successful Project for Early Stage Commercialization Funding
St. Mary's University | October 2, 2006
Saint Mary’s Industry Liaison Office collaborated with Dr. Robert Singer (Chemistry Department) earlier this year in preparing an application for an early stage commercial fund provided by Nova Scotia’s Office for Economic Development and InNOVAcorp Inc....[continue]

Ontario Invests $1.3 Million in U of G Research
University of Guelph | September 29, 2006
The provincial government is investing nearly $1.3 million in leading-edge research at the University of Guelph....[continue]

UPEI Neuroscience Researchers Recognized for Significant Epilepsy Innovation
University of Prince Edward Island | September 26, 2006
Neuroscience researchers may be one step closer to solving the mysteries of the devastating disease of epilepsy, thanks to a new development at the University of Prince Edward Island....[continue]

Dalhousie and SCIREQ Inc. form joint venture for asthma products
Dalhousie University | September 25, 2006
Dalhousie University and SCIREQ Scientific Respiratory Equipment Inc. (Montreal) announced today that they have agreed on terms for a new collaborative venture in the area of Asthma....[continue]

University/College career fair
Wilfrid Laurier University | September 25, 2006
More than 230 employers and over 3,000 students and alumni of the area’s four post-secondary institutions will meet and talk about careers and employment opportunities at the 13th annual Career Fair on Wednesday, September 27 at RIM Park in Waterloo....[continue]

U of S Celebrates Dedication of Cameco Plaza
University of Saskatchewan | September 23, 2006
University of Saskatchewan president Peter MacKinnon and Jerry Grandey president and CEO of Cameco Corporation unveiled a town-hall style clock on campus today to mark the official dedication of Cameco Plaza....[continue]

UBC Research Garners High Scores in Latest International Surveys
University of British Columbia | September 21, 2006
In the last month, the University of British Columbia has scored eighth, 27th and 36th in surveys that compare the world’s best research universities....[continue]

New Queen's web site keeps doctors in the loop
Queen's University | September 20, 2006
A unique new Queen's University web site is helping doctors around the globe solve one of their most pressing problems: how to keep up with the latest medical developments....[continue]

Annual University/College Career Fair Sept. 27
University of Guelph | September 20, 2006
More than 240 employers and some 3,000 students and recent graduates of the region’s four postsecondary institutions will meet to talk about careers and employment opportunities at the 13th annual Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at RIM Park in Waterloo....[continue]

Study shows that diabetes can be prevented with drug therapy
McMaster University | September 15, 2006
A drug used to treat diabetes may significantly reduce the chances of developing the disease when taken by those most at risk, according to an international trial led by CIHR-funded researchers at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University....[continue]

Dr. Richard Leigh named to the University of Calgary’s GSK-CIHR Professorship in Inflammatory Lung Disease
University of Calgary | September 14, 2006
Research focuses on the functional changes that occur with asthma and other chronic lung diseases...[continue]

Study shows that diabetes can be prevented with drug therapy
McMaster University | September 14, 2006
A drug used to treat diabetes may significantly reduce the chances of developing the disease when taken by those most at risk, according to an international trial led by CIHR-funded researchers at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University....[continue]



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