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2014-03-27 16:22:21

DENVER, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tribal colleges serve communities that face environmental issues such as degradation of water quality, energy development, depletion of natural resources, and agricultural management. A new Environmental Science and Sustainability Project funded by the American Indian College Fund through a $1.35 million grant will support tribal colleges and universities in select states by underwriting environmental science and sustainability...

2014-02-05 23:01:42

Collaborative Project on Model-Based Design and Control of Next-Generation Green Automobiles is Winning Project Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 A collaborative project between Maplesoft, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) and the University of Waterloo (UW) has won a Synergy Award for Innovation. Instituted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the annual Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of collaboration that stand as a...

2013-05-13 16:24:21

OTTAWA, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is joining with the Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Association (ACADFA) to challenge the firing of an Alberta College of Art and Design professor following a controversial student art performance. "We find it unacceptable that an art college would fire a professor because one of his student's projects, while legal, was controversial," said James L. Turk, executive director of CAUT. ...

NSERC's Most Prestigious Award For Promoting Science Goes To The Tomatosphere Project
2013-04-03 16:13:37

NASA The Tomatosphere Project has won the 2013 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Award for Science Promotion, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science. Tomatosphere was selected for stimulating and inspiring students to see the relevance of science not only in the classroom, but also in -- and out of -- this world. Since the project began in 2001, over 2 million Canadian students have taken part in Tomatosphere by growing...

2013-03-26 12:29:03

Patients will regain a normal spinal column thanks to the Chair in Spinal Biomechanics, which has been renewed to pave the way for the future of surgery MONTREAL, March 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Caroline Villeneuve and Jordan Lemay are among the 2% to 3% of young Quebecers who have idiopathic scoliosis, a three-dimensional deformity of the spine that predominantly affects young girls, although the reason why is still not clearly understood. With the renewal of the NSERC/Medtronic...

2013-02-06 16:25:57

Networks of Centres of Excellence recognizes strength of partnership between MI and its 16 member institutions TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - How do you make sure the brilliant ideas emerging from Toronto's academic research community get the best possible chance to succeed? MaRS Innovation (MI), created in 2008, bridges the chasm between these early-stage technologies and successful start-up companies and licensable technologies. By offering early-stage funding in tandem...

2012-12-14 12:25:59

While awareness of man-made pollutants and their environmental impact may be rising exponentially, one source of contamination remains largely unaddressed. Light pollution is the wasteful and obtrusive emission of artificial light, and it can have disastrous consequences for the affected local environments. And it not only disrupts animal populations, wastes energy, and ultimately degrades urban living; light pollution also blocks the night sky from astronomers and hopeful stargazers. As...

2012-04-30 10:25:38

Editors: links to video, a still image and the research paper appear below. HAMILTON, ON, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Urban beach closures due to coliform outbreaks have become disturbing signs of summer, yet water-testing technology has never been fast enough to keep up with changing conditions, nor accessible enough to check all waters. Now, Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network funded researchers at McMaster University have developed a rapid testing method using a simple paper strip...

2010-12-09 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today criticized a Senate Committee Chairman's report on the growth of service members and veterans attending private sector colleges and universities. APSCU said the report is looking at the issue from the wrong end of the telescope. According to APSCU President Harris Miller, "The rapid growth of servicemembers, veterans and their families in higher education is a...

2008-06-26 12:03:14

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), today announced the appointment of Dr. S.C. (Chan) Wirasinghe to the Council. "With a solid background in engineering, Dr. Wirasinghe is well equipped to assist the Council in its continued support of university research in science and engineering," said Minister Prentice. "I welcome Dr....