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U of S VIDO team discovers key step in flu virus replication
University of Saskatchewan | November 15, 2006
As public health officials around the world keep a nervous eye on the spread of avian influenza, the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) has uncovered a key step in how the influenza virus causes infection....[continue]

Community Energy Planning Focus of Nov. 15 Event
University of Guelph | November 8, 2006
The University of Guelph is part of a local consortium that has teamed up to promote the concept of community energy planning....[continue]

Innovative U of S-led Partnership Creates Oat Variety Breakthrough
University of Saskatchewan | November 8, 2006
Livestock producers will soon have access to a new variety of oat with a nutritional profile similar to barley, thanks to an innovative partnership among producers, the provincial government, and the University of Saskatchewan....[continue]

Rural Development Centre Officially Opens at Ridgetown
University of Guelph | November 7, 2006
A $7-million education and training centre that will offer rural Ontario residents leading-edge teaching, learning and extension opportunities has opened at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus....[continue]

New Arboretum Bridge is A World First
University of Guelph | October 27, 2006
The world’s first footbridge made of wood fibre and plastic composites will be unveiled at the University of Guelph's Arboretum Oct. 30....[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]

College of Management and Economics Officially Opens
University of Guelph | October 17, 2006
The University of Guelph is hosting the official opening of the College of Management and Economics (CME) Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Peter Clark Hall....[continue]

OVC Researchers Find Bacterium in Meat
University of Guelph | October 16, 2006
The University of Guelph researchers who earlier this month found a dangerous bacterium in food animals now have evidence that Clostridium difficile is in ground and processed meats sold in Canada....[continue]

Federal Agriculture Researchers Join UPEI and NRC in Unique Bioresources Research
University of Prince Edward Island | October 11, 2006
The Government of Canada today announced $2 million in funding as a capital contribution toward the development of the National Research Council Institute for Nutrisciences and Health (NRC-INH) on the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) campus....[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]

Marilyn Jacobs passes away - funeral service to be held Monday
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 6, 2006
Marilyn Jacobs, a well-known, respected and admired presence on the Laurier campus for more than 20 years, passed away Friday morning following a lengthy illness. She was 54....[continue]

OVC Study Finds Bacterium in Dairy Calves
University of Guelph | October 4, 2006
A bacterium that is the major cause of one of the most common hospital infections in the world has been found in Ontario food animals by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College....[continue]

Sudent's determination to help homeland is met by skepticism, hostility . . . and signs of healing
Wilfrid Laurier University | October 2, 2006
Under a tree in a camp in northern Uganda where former child soldiers make their home, Ayiko Solomon found treasure....[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]

Media Spotlight Shines on U of G
University of Guelph | September 29, 2006
The media spotlight is set to shine on the University of Guelph in the coming days....[continue]

Ethical Responsibilities to Be Examined at Animal Welfare Conference
University of Guelph | September 25, 2006
The ethical responsibilities surrounding animal welfare will be explored at the seventh annual Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Animal Welfare Forum Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lifetime Learning Centre....[continue]

Vet Students to Give Talks on Global Experiences
University of Guelph | September 20, 2006
University of Guelph veterinary students who participated in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Global Vets program this summer will share their experiences at public talks Sept. 26 and 28 at 7 p.m. in Room 1714 of the Lifetime Learning Centre....[continue]

Engineers Develop Detector for Mad Cow, Other Prion Diseases
University of Guelph | September 6, 2006
Two University of Guelph engineers have received substantial research funding to continue developing a simple, inexpensive sensor for quick detection of brain-wasting infections related to mad-cow disease....[continue]

Vancouver Police Foundation supports BCIT’s canine health research
British Columbia Institute of Technology | August 31, 2006
This morning at the Vancouver Police Department’s canine training centre, a well-trained canine officer will fetch a generous gift for the British Columbia Institute of Technology...[continue]

Dalhousie receives cash dividend from spin off company ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc.
Dalhousie University | August 29, 2006
Dalhousie will receive a one-time cash payment of $30,000.00 in return for the transfer of patent rights to licensee ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc. (IVT)....[continue]

Update Regarding Faculty Bargaining Unit
University of Guelph | August 24, 2006
The University of Guelph Faculty Association and the University Administration today received the decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board with respect to the definition of the newly formed bargaining unit....[continue]

OVC 'Toxic Garden' Helps Identify Plants Deadly to Animals
University of Guelph | August 3, 2006
Lily-of-the-valley, foxglove and monkshood can all be deadly to pets, livestock and humans. Bleeding heart contains chemicals that can poison cattle. And the common yew tree can cause fatal heart arrhythmia in livestock, dogs and people....[continue]

UPEI Courtyard Named McMillan Hall
University of Prince Edward Island | August 2, 2006
A special ceremony today at the University of Prince Edward Island honoured Charlottetown resident Eileen (McQuaid) McMillan and her late husband Dr. Joseph (Joe) A. McMillan. Friends and members of the well-known McMillan family joined UPEI staff and faculty, student representatives, and guests for the official naming of the courtyard area of the Student Centre...[continue]

Profs Studying Emerging Fish Virus Make Headlines
University of Guelph | July 28, 2006
U of G professors John Lumsden, Department of Pathobiology, and Rich Moccia, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, were featured in numerous newspaper, radio and TV reports this week regarding their efforts to determine what is killing fish in the Great Lakes basin....[continue]

Lobster Science Workshop to Address Ecosystem Health
University of Prince Edward Island | July 26, 2006
The AVC Lobster Science Centre located at the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, will host the 3rd annual Lobster Science Workshop on July 26 and 27 at the Delta Prince Edward hotel, Charlottetown, PEI....[continue]

U of C geography team charts evolving grizzly habitat
University of Calgary | July 26, 2006
A team of University of Calgary researchers mapping grizzly bear habitat across Alberta and southeastern B.C. this summer says the pace of land development may be jeopardizing the long-term health of the species....[continue]

Study targets dog laws & education
Simon Fraser University | July 19, 2006
If you are an American pit bull terrier living in Coquitlam, the law says you’ll need to wear your muzzle in public. Cross over into Port Coquitlam and you can be muzzle-free....[continue]

Agriculture and Rural Life Focus of Conference
University College of Cape Breton | July 18, 2006
This week, agriculture and rural like will take centre stage at an Atlantic Canada conference in the heart of Cape Breton Island’s agricultural industry....[continue]

U of S Researchers Awarded $800,000 for Mad Cow Vaccine and Chronic Wasting Disease Research
University of Saskatchewan | July 18, 2006
Two University of Saskatchewan research teams have been awarded nearly $800,000 from PrioNet Canada to help develop vaccines for mad cow and similar diseases and to track the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer in the wild....[continue]

Brandon University welcomes zoology professor and researcher Dr. Bernadette Ardelli to its teaching staff
Brandon University | July 12, 2006
Dr. Austin F. Gulliver, Dean of the Brandon University Faculty of Science has announced the appointment of Dr. Bernadette Ardelli to the full time teaching staff of the faculty’s Department of Zoology. Dr. Ardelli joined BU on June 20, 2006....[continue]

Trent University Researchers Receive Over Half a Million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Trent University | July 5, 2006
Funded Projects Include Studies of Rock Art and Religion, the "Collapse" of the Ancient Maya, and the Renewal of Organized Labour in Canada...[continue]

New parade float rolls out for Stampede
University of Calgary | July 5, 2006
The University of Calgary is saying "thank you Calgary" by hosting a new float in the 2006 Calgary Stampede Parade, as part of the university’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations this year....[continue]

Traceability of Canadian Red Meat: Do Consumers Care?
Mount Allison University | June 22, 2006
Are Canadians willing to pay more to know where their red meat came from?...[continue]

U of G Participates in Functional Foods Conference
University of Guelph | June 19, 2006
Five University of Guelph faculty and several U of G-affiliated researchers will speak on topics ranging from fatty acids to enhancing omega-3 levels in grain-fed cattle at the "Functional Foods: Emerging Markets for Livestock" conference June 27 and 28 at Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, Ont. U of G is also a sponsor of the event....[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]

Alberta Veterinary Research Institute launched
University of Calgary | June 16, 2006
Researchers attack global disease to protect public and animal health...[continue]

Alumni Association Honours Four
University of Guelph | June 16, 2006
The University of Guelph’s Alumni Association will present its 2006 awards June 24 during Alumni Weekend....[continue]

Atlantic Agriculture Conference
University College of Cape Breton | June 9, 2006
A conference on agriculture and rural life will take place in the heart of Cape Breton Island’s agricultural industry in July....[continue]

U of G Prof Makes Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research
University of Guelph | June 6, 2006
University of Guelph researchers have perfected a technique for injecting cancer cells directly into mouse ovaries, a breakthrough that could ultimately improve diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer....[continue]

Summer Convocation June 12 to 15, Five to Receive Honorary Degrees
University of Guelph | June 1, 2006
The University of Guelph will award some 2,600 degrees and diplomas during eight convocation ceremonies June 12 to 15 in the Gryphon Dome....[continue]



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