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First Nations Symposium
Royal Roads University | November 16, 2006
First Nations communication and culture will be focus of a the 2006 School of Communication & Culture public symposium being held at Royal Roads University on Wednesday, Nov. 22 on the Quarterdeck of the Grant Building starting at 10:00 a.m....[continue]

Change Liquor Taxes to Reduce Alcohol Problems
University of Victoria | November 16, 2006
Taxes on reduced-alcohol beer, wines and spirits should be lowered to encourage healthier consumer choices, says a new study by the Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) at the University of Victoria....[continue]

UVic Sports Greats to be Honoured
University of Victoria | November 15, 2006
The UVic Sports Hall of Fame, established in 2002 to honour contributors to the tradition of excellence in sports and recreation at the university, will induct five new members at the Legacy Awards dinner on Nov. 21 in a sold-out Victoria Conference Centre....[continue]

U of T faculty win Early Researcher Awards
University of Toronto | November 15, 2006
Thirty researchers from the university and its affiliated hospitals each won the award, given by the province to researchers who are within the first five years of an independent academic career....[continue]

U of S Student Documents Former Inmates' Reintegration into Society in Nationally Broadcast Film
University of Saskatchewan | November 15, 2006
100 Days of Freedom, a film documenting the lives of three former inmates as they reintegrate into society, will go to air November 25th on Global TV thanks to the innovative research of University of Saskatchewan PhD student Karen Parhar....[continue]

More IMing, Less MySpace May Keep Internet Kids Safer: UBC Researcher
University of British Columbia | November 14, 2006
Teens who do a lot of instant messaging (IMing) may be safer from online predators than those who don’t, suggest the initial findings of a University of British Columbia study that looks at the impact of Internet use on adolescent well-being....[continue]

Focus on feelings helps couples forgive: York U study
York University | November 13, 2006
The same type of emotion-focused therapy that helps individuals let go of negative feelings or forgive those who hurt them can also help spouses and partners forgive affairs, says York University psychology professor Leslie Greenberg....[continue]

10 professors receive Early Researcher Awards
Queen's University | November 10, 2006
Ten promising young professors – working on projects ranging from how speech perception changes with aging, to new tools for assessing obesity and the growth of cartilage tissue – will receive Early Researcher Awards from the provincial government....[continue]

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)
University of Guelph | November 10, 2006
The Presidential review committee is continuing the process of soliciting input from the University community to inform its work....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | November 10, 2006
David Gordon (Urban Planning) continues to receive coverage for his comments on creating a more beautiful Canadian capital that shows off our national culture, most recently in the Ottawa Citizen....[continue]

Golden Key Honour Society holds induction ceremony
McMaster University | November 9, 2006
The McMaster Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society proudly inducted 673 new student members and five new Honourary Members at the Induction Ceremony, which was held on Friday, Nov. 3....[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 Celebrates Academic Achievers
University of Northern British Columbia | November 7, 2006
Nearly 50 of the top Grade 12 students from central BC will be participating in an Academic Achievers event at UNBC tomorrow, which is being held to reward them for their academic achievements to date....[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]

Seven Guelph Researchers Get Provincial Support
University of Guelph | November 7, 2006
Seven University of Guelph professors are among 104 leading researchers province-wide who each received $100,000 in support today from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award program....[continue]

There really is nothing as 'blind as a bat'
McMaster University | October 27, 2006
because bats are not blind....[continue]

McMaster establishes new graduate program in neuroscience
McMaster University | October 26, 2006
McMaster University has long been a leader in neurosciences, and a new graduate program will create an interdisciplinary, research-oriented training program....[continue]

Presidential Review Committee Seeks Input
University of Guelph | October 25, 2006
The Presidential review committee has begun the process of soliciting input from the University community to inform its work....[continue]

Science Seminar Series presents BU Psychology professor Dr. Shannon Gadbois
Brandon University | October 25, 2006
On Tuesday, October 31 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. Shannon Gadbois, (Department of Psychology), titled If You Let Me Play Sports ...Does Sports Involvement Always Correlate with High Self-Esteem? Dr. Gadbois' talk will take place in room 3-42 of the Brodie Sciences Building and is free of charge. All are welcome!...[continue]

Orillia Community Gets Chance to Dialogue with Professors at Lakehead U
Lakehead University | October 24, 2006
The Orillia community is getting a chance to "meet the professors". The Lakehead University – Orillia Campus has launched the Meet the Professors Lecture Series this month. The second installation takes place this Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Place....[continue]

U of T conference explores public policy affecting childrenRBC Chairs in Public and Economic Policy and in Applied Social Research present their views
University of Toronto | October 23, 2006
Public policy and the well-being of children in Canada is the theme of Securing the Future of Our Children, a one-day conference at the University of Toronto on Thursday, October 26....[continue]

McMaster unites to kick off annual United Way campaign
McMaster University | October 23, 2006
More than 70 McMaster employees and students joined forces at the annual United Way 5K Run/3K Walk across campus on Friday, Oct. 20. The 3rd annual event officially launched the United Way campaign, which runs from Friday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Nov. 24....[continue]

Memorial University of Newfoundland to launch I Love MUNdays on Wednesday, Oct. 25
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 23, 2006
Dr. Lilly Walker, dean of Student Affairs and Services, together with Aimee Power, a fourth-year honours psychology student and the current Miss Newfoundland and Labrador, will officially launch I Love MUNdays at 10:15 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in the University Centre Food Court on Memorial’s St. John’s campus....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 23, 2006
University of Manitoba researchers have found that anxiety disorders appear to be independently associated with several physical conditions, including thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches....[continue]

Cap and Gowns Abound: Mount Saint Vincent University Graduates More Than 450 at Fall Convocations
Mount Saint Vincent University | October 22, 2006
Mount Saint Vincent University will officially confer certificates, diplomas and degrees to more than 450 graduating students....[continue]

Women's Math Performance Affected by Theories on Sex Differences: UBC Researchers
University of British Columbia | October 19, 2006
[News editors: UBC provides ISDN lines for radio interviews and a TV studio with fibre optic access to facilitate double-ender interviews.]...[continue]

Malaspina collaborates on development of early childhood education for Indonesia
Malaspina University College | October 18, 2006
Educators half-a-world away are helping enhance learning for young Indonesian children, thanks to a collaborative project between Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo and Widya Mandala Catholic University in Surabaya, Indonesia....[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]

It Takes a Society: Fighting Childhood Obesity
McGill University | October 18, 2006
The undisputed pandemic of childhood obesity worldwide threatens to be the major public health problem of the new century. We have created a modern society in which the first generation of children of the new millennium could be the first since the rise of the industrial revolution to have a shorter lifespan than its predecessors....[continue]

McGill expert alert: Hockey
McGill University | October 18, 2006
As hockey enthusiasts young and old lace up their skates for another season, parents and players face questions ranging from how to stay safe on the ice to how to choose the right hockey stick....[continue]

Intimacy New Norm in Parent-Child Relationships, Say U of G Researchers
University of Guelph | October 18, 2006
Parents have shed their thick disciplinarian skin from 50 years ago and have begun getting fun, pleasure and companionship out of their children on a regular basis, University of Guelph researchers have found....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 18, 2006
Samantha King (Kinesiology and Health Studies) continues to discuss the corporatization of breast cancer, most recently in the National Post....[continue]

Kimura claims Kistler prize
Simon Fraser University | October 17, 2006
Sex and Cognition author claims prestigious Kistler Prize...[continue]

Psychology Research to be Discussed at Upcoming UNBF Conference
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
These statements of frustration often end adolescent/parent conversations, especially if the topic is sex....[continue]

University of Manitoba | October 16, 2006
At the 2006 Fall Convocation, three individuals will be given particular distinction for their work and commitment to the University and the people of Manitoba: Dr. John Foerster, Dr. Garry Martin and Ms Natalie Denesovych....[continue]

UNB Announces First Harrison McCain Faculty Awards
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | October 16, 2006
The University of New Brunswick is announcing almost $200,000 in awards to faculty members as part of the first-ever Harrison McCain Faculty Awards....[continue]

Trinity Western University's new president to appear on Omni TV's The Standard, Thursday October 12, 2006 at 9:00pm PST.
Trinity Western University | October 11, 2006
Viewers are exposed to riveting stories from around the world, meeting newsmakers up close, and discovering the spiritual sides of famous men and women from all walks of life....[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]

Western reappoints Dean of Social Science
University of Western Ontario | October 10, 2006
The University of Western Ontario has announced the reappointment of Dr. Brian Timney as Dean of the Faculty of Social Science. Dr. Timney will begin a six-year term on July 1, 2007....[continue]



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