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One family, eight degrees from McMaster
McMaster University | November 17, 2006
Convocation will be a family affair for the de Bruins today....[continue]

Endowment Fund Established
University of King's College | November 17, 2006
An endowment fund in memory of James Alexander Doull and in tribute to his work as scholar, teacher, and philosopher has been established in the University of King’s College Library....[continue]

Mount Saint Vincent University's Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies Wins National Award
Mount Saint Vincent University | November 17, 2006
On November 19, Mount Saint Vincent University’s (MSVU) 10th Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Dr. Christine Overall, will receive the 2006 Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)....[continue]

Library offers glimpse into the mind of Isaac Newton
McMaster University | November 16, 2006
A rare first edition of Isaac Newton's Opticks, recently acquired as McMaster University library's two millionth book, has provided the inspiration for an imaginative interdisciplinary collaboration between the library, the Learning Technologies Resource Centre (LTRC) and instructors in the Arts and Science program....[continue]

Trinity College offers James Bond 101
University of Toronto | November 15, 2006
Meet Baines, Robert Baines - senior triad member of the Trinity College James Bond Society (TCJBS)....[continue]

SMU and Halifax Welcome World Renowned Peace Leader
St. Mary's University | November 10, 2006
Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr. is a man admired by many....[continue]

Gallery of Distinction honours six community leaders
McMaster University | November 9, 2006
Six outstanding citizens who have made an indelible mark on the City of Hamilton through their leadership, dedication and talent were honoured at the annual Hamilton Gallery of Distinction Awards Dinner on Nov. 8....[continue]

Dr. Nagaraja Rao to speak on the art and architecture of India, Oct 30-31
Mount Allison University | October 27, 2006
The Mount Allison Distinguished Speaker Series is please to present Dr. Nagaraja Rao, former head of the Archaeological Survey of India and current head of Dhvanyaloka Centre for Indian Studies (DCIS), Mysore (the home of the new Shastri-Mount Allison Summer Program in India)....[continue]

Laurier to graduate 879 students in fall convocation
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 27, 2006
Just under 900 students from all schools and faculties from the Waterloo and Brantford campuses of Wilfrid Laurier University will officially graduate today during the university’s fall convocation ceremony....[continue]

Media Advisory: Let out a Scream, It's Halloween!
Mount Saint Vincent University | October 27, 2006
To many, Halloween is their favourite holiday. A time to dress up and assume an alter ego or watch escapist horror movies such as Friday the 13th. For those involved in goth culture, it’s the ultimate night of celebration....[continue]

Philosophy prof at SMU gets exclusive story: It’s Pavlo on Skilling
St. Mary's University | October 27, 2006
A philosophy professor at Saint Mary’s has interviewed white-collar criminal Walt Pavlo — a man who spent two years in jail for fraud and money laundering at MCI....[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]

Students Benefit from Growing First Nations Partnerships at CBU
University College of Cape Breton | October 23, 2006
Today, in celebration of Mi’kmaq History Month, the Mi’kmaq College Institute at Cape Breton University recognized First Nation community partnerships with a special dedication and an open house....[continue]

Husky Energy Enables Advanced Health Research in the North
University of Northern British Columbia | October 23, 2006
The University of Northern British Columbia will be engaged in cutting-edge research on diabetes in children and the effects of environmental contaminants on health thanks to a donation from Husky Energy....[continue]

Walking for a cure
Simon Fraser University | October 20, 2006
As her eyes meet those of Terry Fox’s statue at SFU Burnaby, Manjeet Gill grabs hold of the legendary cancer victim’s fist and leans into a leg stretch....[continue]

Thibaut Duverneix
Concordia University | October 19, 2006
Originally from France, Thibaut Duverneix began his exploration in art as a musician. Although classically trained, Thibaut quickly became interested in contemporary and electro acoustic styles....[continue]

Fall convocation honours 491 students
University of Regina | October 18, 2006
The University of Regina will present 491 students with degrees, diplomas and certificates at its annual fall convocation at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina Oct. 21 at2 p.m....[continue]

Breast cancer research pushes the envelope
Simon Fraser University | October 16, 2006
Pioneering research in radiation therapy and cellular manipulation at Simon Fraser University is pushing the envelope in breast cancer research and could help improve patients’ quality of life....[continue]

Professors to be honoured for teaching and research excellence
Brock University | October 13, 2006
Brock University will honour three faculty members for their contributions to teaching and research as part of the second ceremony of its Fall Convocation to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in the Ian D. Beddis Gymnasium, located in the Walker Complex....[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]

SMU In the News
St. Mary's University | October 10, 2006
Dr. J. Colin Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, was quoted in The Halifax Chronicle Herald where he spoke about the $300,000.00 in funding from NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council) to science researchers at Saint Mary’s....[continue]

U of T students, alumni and faculty talk trash
University of Toronto | October 6, 2006
Festival highlights one of city’s key issues...[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]

U of T projects win clean and beautiful city appreciation awards
University of Toronto | October 4, 2006
Bennett Gates and Davenport-Lash Miller garden recognized...[continue]

Canadian Dionne Brand the 2006 Distinguished Poet at Malaspina
Malaspina University College | October 4, 2006
Governor General Award winning poet Dionne Brand has accepted the appointment as the 2006 Distinguished Poet for the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Chair at Malaspina University-College and will be visiting the campus to kick-off her one-year posting later this month....[continue]

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

Creating high-tech entrepreneurs with finance and marketing savvy
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 2, 2006
Ginny Dybenko is on a mission. She wants to encourage a new kind of business graduate, someone who combines the creative passion of a high-tech entrepreneur with the grounded thinking of a finance or marketing major....[continue]

DeGroote student writes business how-to book
McMaster University | September 27, 2006
The Art of War, Sun Tzu's famous military treatise, has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics....[continue]

Jane Goodall to give public lecture
McMaster University | September 26, 2006
On Sept. 25, Roots & Shoots groups across Canada will descend on McMaster's campus to participate in Reasons for Hope week, a conference aimed at spreading the word about the organization's environmental and humanitarian philosophy....[continue]

Rolling Stones Fans Still Get Satisfaction From Their Rock ‘n’ Roll Icons
Mount Saint Vincent University | September 22, 2006
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones burst onto the rock ’n’ roll scene with a blues-influenced sound pulsating with hedonistic, male, sexual energy....[continue]

York U students using iPod to view lectures on the go
York University | September 21, 2006
Students at York University can now study on the go with the aid of video lectures delivered via Apple’s iPod....[continue]

Academic passion sparked by Parksville-Qualicum Centre classes
Malaspina University College | September 20, 2006
An unexpected global adventure in learning started with first-year English courses at Malaspina University-College’s Parksville-Qualicum Centre....[continue]

Public Forum on Dawson College tragedy
University of Waterloo | September 18, 2006
The University of Waterloo is organizing a public forum to help students, staff and faculty better understand the roots of violence in society, following the tragedy that recently struck Dawson College in Montreal....[continue]

Historian advocates anarchy
Simon Fraser University | September 14, 2006
One day after the brutal violence at Dawson College in Montreal, many people might take exception to 19th century anarchist Michael Bakunin’s sentiment that "passion for destruction is a creative passion."...[continue]

Beyond Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights in Global Society
University of Regina | September 13, 2006
What are global human rights? How can they be enforced? And who should enforce them? Professor Michael Walzer from Princeton University will tackle these questions in his lecture, "Beyond Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights in Global Society", on Fri., Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Campion College Auditorium at the University of Regina. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public, and parking is available at no charge in Lot 3 in the "M" designated areas....[continue]

Harvard Professor to Speak on "The Case of Islam" at Carleton U. on Sept. 22
Carleton University | September 13, 2006
As part of the 10th Anniversary of the College of the Humanities at Carleton University, the College is presenting a public lecture by Dr. Roy P. Mottahedeh entitled "Pluralism in Non-Western Traditions: the Case of Islam"....[continue]

McMaster to host 9/11 conference
McMaster University | September 11, 2006
Today marks the fifth anniversary of an event that brought terror and chaos to North America, and forever changed the attitudes, thinking and policy of citizens and governments....[continue]

Nobel Prize Laureate to Deliver Preistman Lectures
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | September 11, 2006
Sir Harold (Harry) Kroto, an English chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1996 for the discovery of fullerenes, molecules composed entirely of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube, will deliver this year’s Bryan Priestman lectures....[continue]

9/11: MSVU Experts Available to Speak on the Tragedy
Mount Saint Vincent University | September 8, 2006
9/11 tore a hole in the fabric of our society five years ago. How has it changed our lives? What does 9/11 bring to our minds: Tears and terrorism? Valour and vulnerability?...[continue]

Religion and culture: TWU scholar awarded $500K Canadian Research Chair
Trinity Western University | September 8, 2006
The recent trend among scholars to take religion seriously is affirmed as Jens Zimmermann, PhD, associate professor of English at Trinity Western University, secures two significant grants for his study of interpretation, religion and culture—one from the government and one from the media....[continue]



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