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May 2008

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | May 10 2008

Ontario’s universities reacted positively to new spending initiatives contained in the provincial budget tabled at the end of March. Among the highlights, the Ontario government will invest $200 million this year for the maintenance and renewal of university facilities, building on earlier investments through the government’s $6.2-billion Reaching Higher plan. The province’s universities appreciate the […]

BY CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | April 07 2008

At a time when indigenous languages are vanishing around the world, a University of Alberta graduate student is working towards preserving the language of his people, the 30,000 inhabitants of the small Japanese island of Tokunoshima. “I want to give something back to my island because we’re losing in a way our identity, who we […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 07 2008

Participants to this year’s gathering in Vancouver urged to “think beyond borders”

BY BALBIR GILL | April 07 2008

Is Dr. James Wilson a McGill man? Rumour and speculation abound since he was first seen sporting a McGill University sweatshirt in season two of the popular medical drama House, which airs on Fox TV in the U.S. and on the Global network in Canada, attracting some 20 million viewers per episode. The show is […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 07 2008

There’s never been anything quite like it in Canada: the University of Waterloo is setting aside its smallest student residence to serve as an “ideas incubator” filled with entrepreneurially inclined students. Starting in September, the 72 students picked to live in the university’s Minota Hagey Residence will work together to imagine the future of mobile […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 07 2008

Although the issue was first raised about 10 years ago, Canada has not yet developed a plan to deal with the pharmaceuticals and personal-care products that get flushed down the drain, pass right through municipal wastewater treatment plants, and end up in our rivers and lakes. If that isn’t worrying enough, there is now an […]

BY ALLISON LAWLOR | April 07 2008

Atlantic region uses cable network to publicize research successes

BY JOEY FITZPATRICK | April 07 2008

There’s growing respect for a collaborative kind of research activity that starts with a two-way exchange of information between researchers and the community

BY MARIE LAMBERT-CHAN | April 07 2008

There’s growing interest in the role of the university as a tool for regional development, but the impact is hard to measure, warns expert Mario Polèse

BY ANNE MULLENS | April 07 2008

There is a growing tide of litigiousness on Canadian campuses. While some complaints may appear frivolous, universities never take them lightly