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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]

Shinerama Love Tour celebrates hugely successful fund raising campaign — Mount A stop set for Oct. 27
Mount Allison University | October 26, 2006
As the 42nd edition of the national Shinerama campaign to support the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation comes to a close, students across the country can celebrate one of the most successful campaigns to date....[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]

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

Queen's expert to help Ontario hospitals plan for pandemic
Queen's University | October 4, 2006
The Ontario Hospital Association has appointed a Queen's University expert in infectious diseases as head of a new project to help the province's hospitals prepare for the next global pandemic - which he believes is just a matter of time....[continue]

Building healthy homes
Simon Fraser University | September 28, 2006
A newly revamped complex of low-income housing could help its occupants, many of them children with asthma, breath easier....[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]

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]

Global study shows all tobacco bad for the heart
McMaster University | August 18, 2006
A major Canadian-led global study has found all forms of tobacco exposure, whether that be smoking, chewing or inhaling second hand smoke, increase the risk of heart attack....[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]

SARS protective clothing systems and procedures need improvement
Queen's University | August 1, 2006
Health-care workers who don protective clothing to stave-off infection from threats such as SARS, other emerging infectious diseases, and bio-terrorism are still vulnerable to contamination, a Queen’s University study has found....[continue]

Students showcase designs for products to help disabled elderly
University of Waterloo | July 18, 2006
Students in a third-year systems design course at the University of Waterloo will display designs of products to improve the quality of life of elderly people with disabling conditions....[continue]

UNBF's Cheryl Gibson Receives Honorary Degree
University of New Brunswick - Saint John | June 28, 2006
Cheryl Gibson, dean of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has received an honorary degree from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning....[continue]

TRU appoints Dean of Science
Thompson Rivers University | June 27, 2006
After a national search, Thompson Rivers University has decided upon one of its own for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Science, TRU Provost and Vice-President Academic Mark Evered announced today....[continue]

AVC's Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre Funds Eight Projects
University of Prince Edward Island | June 16, 2006
Eight projects that will benefit dogs, cats, and horses recently received a total of $240,000 in funding through the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI....[continue]

Maternal Immunization May Protect Newborns from Whooping Cough - U of S VIDO Study
University of Saskatchewan | May 17, 2006
In a bid to find a way to protect newborns from whooping cough, a research team at the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has shown that vaccinating pregnant sows may control the disease in newborn piglets....[continue]

Canada can breathe easier
McMaster University | May 16, 2006
McMaster researchers to study immunity and lung disease...[continue]

Exercise during dialysis enhances results and overall physical performance, Queen’s study
Queen's University | May 10, 2006
A new Queen's study suggests that patients who exercise while hooked up to dialysis show better results in clearing toxins and increasing overall physical stamina....[continue]

Pan-Alberta coalition focuses on wellness, prevention
University of Calgary | May 10, 2006
SARS, influenza, E. coli, diabetes among threats to health and security...[continue]

Pan-Alberta Coalition Focuses on Wellness, Prevention
University of Lethbridge | May 10, 2006
The Universities of Alberta, Lethbridge and Calgary recently announced a first-in-Canada post-secondary collaboration aimed at dramatically increasing public health initiatives....[continue]

UBC Bacterial Disease Expert Earns Canada’s Top Career Achievement Award
University of British Columbia | March 27, 2006
A University of British Columbia expert in bacterial diseases, who is leading global initiatives to combat SARS and other lethal, drug resistant infections -- including an e.coli vaccine for cattle -- has been named one of five recipients of the $100,000 Killam Prizes for 2006....[continue]

Transmitters Assist in Fire Fighter Stress Test
University of Victoria | March 23, 2006
Fire fighters claim rescuing victims trapped in a car by a serious motor vehicle accident is one of the most stressful parts of their risky jobs....[continue]

Wesleyville boy raises money for research on familial pulmonary fibrosis
Memorial University of Newfoundland | January 12, 2006
Media representatives are invited to attend the presentation of a $700 donation for genetic research on Friday, Jan. 13, at 2:30 p.m. in the main foyer of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in the Health Sciences Centre....[continue]

McGill Engineering master program boosted by 3M gift
McGill University | November 25, 2005
New scholarships for the Master in Manufacturing Management...[continue]

University of Manitoba | November 24, 2005
Important differences and similarities found in Manitoba...[continue]

McGill recruits top international researchers as Canada Research Chairs
McGill University | November 16, 2005
McGill's standing as a top international research institution is again in the spotlight with the announcement of nine new Canada Research Chairs....[continue]

Memorial University receives new Canada Research Chair in Proteomics
Memorial University of Newfoundland | November 10, 2005
Memorial University is home to a new Canada Research Chair in Proteomics....[continue]

AHFMR honours 20 year University of Calgary researchers
University of Calgary | October 3, 2005
The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Researcher (AHFMR) is honouring two researchers at the University of Calgary who have received Heritage funding for 20years....[continue]

McGill researcher pioneers the study of primate disease ecology
McGill University | September 20, 2005
What do Lyme disease, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and HIV have in common? They are all zoonotic diseases — a scientific term for diseases of animals that can be transmitted to humans....[continue]

McMaster launches landmark study on long-term impact of air pollution on health
McMaster University | September 16, 2005
Over 25 years ago, a McMaster researcher began a groundbreaking study to measure air quality and respiratory health of children in Hamilton. Now, the next generation of researchers at McMaster is taking the unprecedented step to contact those children in an attempt to understand the long-term effects of air pollution....[continue]



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