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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]

UW launches geomatics program, analyzes environment with computing tools
University of Waterloo | November 14, 2006
What are the forces driving land use change in the Amazon? Where is the best location for a business looking to expand? What areas of a city have higher rates of childhood asthma? How far back from a river does the risk of flooding and property damage extend?...[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]

Healthier kids just the click of a remote away: study
University of Toronto | November 13, 2006
Kids need to limit TV viewing time while increasing physical activity...[continue]

Five inducted into Community of Distinction
McMaster University | November 10, 2006
A champion of problem-based learning, a leader who shaped health care research, a facilitator of the new health sciences centre, a scientist of population health, and a nursing professor who took McMaster's multi-professional team-building approach abroad are being honoured by McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences....[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]

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 Innovationís Early Researcher Award program....[continue]

Mount A students attend APICS Conference
Mount Allison University | November 7, 2006
In October, 10 Mount Allison students participated in the 30th annual joint Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science APICS conference at Cape Breton University in Sydney, NS....[continue]

New program helps student-athletes get support from home
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 27, 2006
It takes more than determination and talent to build championship-winning teams. It takes the support of family, friends and hometown fans....[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]

Crime and intelligence analysis degree option opens at BCIT
British Columbia Institute of Technology | October 25, 2006
The British Columbia Institute of Technology will soon be furnishing law enforcement with graduates trained in crime and intelligence analysis, as the institute launches a new degree option in Forensic Investigation....[continue]

Research Infosource Rewards U of L With Increase in Ranking
University of Lethbridge | October 24, 2006
The University of Lethbridge is the only Alberta University in a recent ĎTop-threeí national ranking of research institutions....[continue]

U of G Ranks High in National Research Surveys
University of Guelph | October 24, 2006
For the fifth year in a row, the University of Guelph remains Canadaís top comprehensive research institution in the annual "Top 50" Research Universities List published today by a national consulting firm....[continue]

Funeral services Friday for Canadian heart pioneer
McMaster University | October 24, 2006
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 27 for a McMaster University professor who was also a Canadian cardiology pioneer....[continue]

McMaster tops rankings of Canada's research universities
McMaster University | October 24, 2006
Research Infosource Inc. released its 2006 rankings of Canada's top 50 research universities and McMaster, once again, placed among the country's best....[continue]

University of Ottawa researcher helps arthritis patients stay at home, treat themselves
University of Ottawa | October 23, 2006
The first step in keeping arthritis patients out of hospitals and treating themselves at home begins at the University of Ottawa October 27 to 29....[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]

People with strong faith donate, volunteer more: study
Ryerson University | October 23, 2006
Professor Ida Berger recently published a study on the influence of religion on philanthropy in Canada...[continue]

Memorial University of Newfoundland releases 2005-2006 Presidentís Report on DVD and web
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 20, 2006
The same day as more than 500 students crossed the stage during Memorialís fall convocation ceremonies in St. Johnís, Dr. Axel Meisen officially released the 2005-2006 Presidentís Report and presented elements of this yearís report to those attending the ceremonies....[continue]

Science Complex Open for Tours Oct. 26
University of Guelph | October 19, 2006
The U of G community is invited to tour Phase 2A of the science complex Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....[continue]

Memorial University sponsors Science in the Mall 2006
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 19, 2006
Eager young scientists are encouraged to visit the Avalon Mall in St. Johnís this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, for a unique program thatís being co-ordinated by Memorial Universityís Faculty of Science....[continue]

Memorial University launches Science in the Mall 2006
Memorial University of Newfoundland | October 19, 2006
Members of the general public Ė particularly young children Ė are invited to visit the Avalon Mall in St. Johnís on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to take part in an exciting program organized by Memorial Universityís Faculty of Science....[continue]

Math & Computer Science Students Take Top Atlantic Prizes
University of Prince Edward Island | October 18, 2006
UPEI Mathematics students brought home three of four top prizes from the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) 30th annual Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Conference hosted recently by Cape Breton University....[continue]

Academic excellence recognized at Fall Convocation
Brock University | October 17, 2006
Brock University will recognize the recipients of the Governor General's Silver Medals at the 2006 Fall Convocation ceremony, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21....[continue]

#6 Hawks defeat Blues 68-7
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 16, 2006
Ryan Lynch of Waterloo, Ont. rushed for 196 yards and Laurierís first three touchdowns as the number six nationally ranked Golden Hawks (6-1) defeated the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (0-7) 68-7 in front of a crowd of 1,059....[continue]

Laurier establishes new Office for Student Diversity
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 13, 2006
"Diversity is everybodyís business." Itís the motto for Laurierís new Office for Student Diversity, and itís a message that student diversity coordinator Majorie Brown hopes everyone on campus Ė from student groups to professors Ė will take to heart....[continue]

Health and Social Impacts of Cancer Examined
University of Victoria | October 12, 2006
From clinical research to palliative care, cancer is a presence with a powerful impact....[continue]

Info Session Oct. 13: War and Profit
University College of Cape Breton | October 11, 2006
The Centre for International Studies at Cape Breton University Presents...[continue]

Canada's immigrant screening successful: Queen's study
Queen's University | October 5, 2006
Canada attracts a higher percentage of skilled workers than the United States - a Queen's University finding that has captured the attention of U.S. immigration officials....[continue]

Tibetan refugees face human rights abuses: Study
McMaster University | October 4, 2006
For 40 years, there has been a steady stream of Tibetans fleeing their homeland, seeking asylum in India and Nepal....[continue]

Elizabeth Dawson becomes Brandon University's first Environmental Sciences graduate
Brandon University | October 3, 2006
Brandon University is pleased to announce that, in October 2006, Elizabeth Dawson will become the first graduate of the Brandon University Environmental Sciences program, which was introduced in September 2003....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | October 2, 2006
David Thomson (Statistics) discusses his research that uses a radio solar telescope to examine the reasons for dropped cell phone calls in the Globe and Mail....[continue]

Public forum tackles the future of the marine sector in the Coast of Bays region
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 29, 2006
Given the changes in the fishery resource, the markets and technology, the future of the marine sector in the Coast of Bays is uncertain....[continue]

Thermal imaging shatters arousal gender gap myth
McGill University | September 29, 2006
A new McGill University study that used thermal imaging technology for the first time ever to measure sexual arousal rates has turned the conventional wisdom that women become aroused more slowly than men on its head....[continue]

New vessel revolutionizes fisheries research
Simon Fraser University | September 27, 2006
Simon Fraser Universityís latest marine research toolkit would have been a real bonus to NEMO, the little orphaned fish who lost his parents in the famous animation Finding NEMO....[continue]

Science Seminar Series presents BU Environmental Science Coordinator Dr. David Greenwood
Brandon University | September 21, 2006
On Tuesday, September 26th from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Dr. David Greenwood (Environmental Science Coordinator, Brandon University) titled Climate change: the science and implications for life in Canada....[continue]

Queen's in the News
Queen's University | September 19, 2006
David Steinsaltz (Mathematics and Statistics) comments on an NSERC grant that he received for his research that explores the human aging process with the use of fruit flies in the Kingston Whig-Standard....[continue]

DeGroote School of Business goes live to air
McMaster University | September 18, 2006
Professors weigh-in on daily spot on CH TV...[continue]

Harris Centre releases final report on federal presence in Newfoundland and Labrador
Memorial University of Newfoundland | September 14, 2006
Memorial Universityís Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development today released the final report on its study of the federal governmentís presence in Newfoundland and Labrador. This study complements and completes an earlier report issued by the Harris Centre on Nov. 22, 2005....[continue]

McMaster gears up for Terry Fox Run
McMaster University | September 13, 2006
Great strides have been made in the race against cancer, but there are still many more steps that need to be taken. This Sunday, Sept. 17, thousands of people across Canada will participate in the Terry Fox Run to raise awareness and funding for cancer research....[continue]



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