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Lakehead’s Research & Innovation Week 2010 Offers Interesting Events For Community To Enjoy

The public is invited to attend all events held throughout Research & Innovation Week 2010. These events take place February 20 – 26 and include a media conference and funding announcement; thought-provoking Research displays and exhibits including DNA testing by Lakehead University’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory; Distinguished Researcher lectures; a free public Speaker Series on the Health Impacts of Exposure to Wireless Radiation; a talk by an Anthropologist from the Smithsonian Institution; poster presentations by students and faculty members; and a Graduate Student Conference and oral presentations.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010464 Views

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Nunavut Research Institute HQ Demolished: New Research And Training Facility To Open In 2011

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February 13, 2010 – Heavy equipment rumbled through the Nunavut Research Institute main building in Iqaluit last week, paving the way for construction of a new headquarters building and a training facility this spring.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010554 Views

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Statement From The University Of Regina – February 11, 2010

The University of Regina has not changed its stance – we are committed to the principles that form the foundation of First Nations University of Canada – that First Nations people are the ones to define how education will be provided.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010662 Views

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Arctic Voices Fellowships Call for Applications

The Arctic Voices Fellowship program is up and running and we need your help in identifying Northern applicants.

We value you as a networking partner to reach the remarkable young men and women, aged 25 -35, from across the Canadian North who are embarking on a path of public and community service and would benefit from our Arctic Voices Fellowships. Former MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell is directing the program from her home base in Arviat.

by NationTalk on February 18, 2010670 Views

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Seeking young Aboriginal adults to learn with film & TV professionals

News release: February 16, 2010

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is looking for nine talented Canadian Aboriginal adults aged 18 to 35 who are seeking careers in film & TV for its NSI New Voices training program.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010659 Views

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Work On $1M Trades Expansion At Okanagan College Underway

For Immediate Release
Feb. 16, 2010

Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development Industry Canada

Salmon Arm – Colin Mayes, MP for Okanagan-Shuswap, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and George Abbott, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and MLA for Shuswap joined Okanagan College representatives for the official groundbreaking of the $1-million expansion of the college’s trades training facility in Salmon Arm.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010598 Views

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Second Call For Papers: 17th Inuit Studies Conference

The organizing committee of the 17th Inuit Studies Conference to be held at the Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue from 28-30 October 2010 announce a second call for papers. Those interested in submitting a paper proposal or in organizing a seminar or workshop should submit it by Friday, 2 April 2010. A scientific committee will evaluate the proposals and confirm acceptance by May 2010. For further information, please the attached call for papers.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010506 Views

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Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award Recipients Announced

Toronto, Feb. 16 – As part of the province’s Heritage Week celebrations, the 2009 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards will be presented for outstanding contributions to the preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario’s heritage.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010779 Views

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Government Of Canada Helps Youth In Brandon Prepare For Labour Market

Brandon, Manitoba – Feb. 17, 2010 – Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job-preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for an employment project. Mr. Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon–Souris, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on February 17, 2010656 Views

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Canadian Youth Can Win Money Through Financial Literacy N ‘Financial Fitness Challenge’ Contest

Government Services
February 15, 2010

The following is being distributed at the request of the Canadian Securities Association:

Young Canadians are invited to increase their financial literacy through an interactive scholarship contest sponsored by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010638 Views

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Renewal of collective agreements for teaching, professional and support staff of the Kativik School Board

Negotiating to improve services offered to Nunavik students

Montreal, Feb. 16 – From February 9 until today, the Management Negotiating Committee for the Kativik School Board (CPNCSK) has been meeting with the various unions representing Kativik School Board teaching, professional and support staff to present its proposals for non-salary related clauses, as part of negotiations to renew collective agreements for all employees of the Board.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010632 Views

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Families To Benefit From Expansion Of Positive Parenting Program

February 12, 2010

Free, customized support available through Parent Link Centres

Calgary… The Alberta government has expanded the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) to 45 Parent Link Centres across the province, giving parents greater access to a program proven to help build stronger families.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010715 Views

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Protecting Critical Services At Children’s Aid Societies

February 15, 2010

McGuinty Government Enhances Support For Children and Youth

Ontario is ensuring children and youth will continue to receive the critical services, support and protection provided by Ontario’s children’s aid societies (CASs).

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010521 Views

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Government Of Canada Marks Progress On First Nation Education

Ottawa, Ontario – Feb. 12, 2010 – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians today announced progress on two programs to improve First Nation education.

by NationTalk on February 16, 2010616 Views

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GNWT Announces New Active After School Program

Yellowknife February 11, 2010 –The Government of the Northwest Territories, in partnership with the NWT Sport and Recreation Council (NWTSRC), is pleased to announce eighteen projects in the Northwest Territories (NWT) that are a part of the new Active After School Program. The projects are testing various approaches aimed at getting NWT youth more physically active.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010841 Views

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UBC Study Shows Increased Risk Of Infectious Disease In Children Of Residential School Survivors

Feb. 11, 2010

For the first time ever, research has revealed a statistical connection between residential schools and infectious disease rates. New findings from a University of British Columbia study on at-risk Aboriginal young people in British Columbia point to alarming patterns of historical trauma, injection drug use and Hepatitis C (HCV) infection.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010639 Views

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Aboriginal University Students To Act As Mentors

North Bay, ON, February 10, 2010

Nipissing University Aboriginal students are going back to high school to act as role models and battle barriers to higher education.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010625 Views

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Toronto Educators Off To Moose Factory!

On Tuesday February 16th, 2010, seventeen Toronto teachers and leaders will be heading off for Moose Factory, Ontario. They will be presenting at and participating in an educational and cultural conference called, the Great Moon Gathering, held on Thursday and Friday February 18th and 19th. This conference is presented by the First Nation people in the James Bay area, organized by the Mushkegowuk Education Council. Teachers, administrators, support staff, youth and elders from First Nation communities along the James Bay coast will all be attending this conference along with invited presenters from outside the area.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010759 Views

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Student Filmmakers Wanted!

February 9, 2010

Winnipeg, MB – The University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre and Film invites submissions for its 8th Annual University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival.

Festival Dates: Wednesday, April 21 – Friday, April 23, 2010

Location: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd Floor, Centennial Hall)

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010708 Views

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Student Success And The Future Of Quality Education

Throughout my years of involvement in Student Government, I have always been disturbed by the lack of depth in discussions of educational quality. Oftentimes, experts chase after a set of inputs that equal a quality education, as if it were a mathematical problem.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010601 Views

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Helping More Ontarians Improve Their Literacy Skills

February 12, 2010

McGuinty Government Building Partnerships To Deliver More Programs

Up to 13,000 more Ontarians each year will be able to build literacy and basic skills through expanded training opportunities.

As part of its ongoing plan to improve the literacy skills of Ontarians, the government is:

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010505 Views

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McGill discovery offers hope in diabetes

Feb. 10, 2010

Another step on the road to a cure for diabetes may give hope to the world’s 171 million diabetes sufferers, thanks to collaboration between teams from McGill University and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin because of the destruction or dysfunction of small clusters of cells, known as islets of Langerhans. However, the rest of the pancreas, which produces digestive enzymes (the exocrine system), remains intact and functioning.

by NationTalk on February 12, 20101142 Views

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Freda Diesing students showcased at the Olympics!

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2010

TERRACE – Northwest Community College (NWCC) students and graduates are among the many contributors to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games that kick off with opening ceremonies this Friday, Feb. 12. Games officials promised to showcase the art and culture of First Nations, Inuit and Métis from across Canada, and over the past few years, organizers were on a scouting mission for talented artists and performers.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010846 Views

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Report: Partnerships for Productivity and Advanced Skills: The Role of Colleges in Canada’s Innovation System

Executive Summary

The paper provides an assessment of what we currently know about college, institute and polytechnic (collectively described here as colleges) applied research and positions them as key players in Canada’s innovation system and in the federal science and technology strategy.

The paper builds upon findings of previous research and reports on the results of the 2008/2009 Applied Research Environmental Scan and interviews with colleges on the College and Community Innovation Program. Data for 78 institutions (60 percent) were collected.

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010616 Views

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Students Rally in Regina for First Nations Education

Regina, Feb. 11 – Students, faculty and supporting communities are gathering at Saskatchewan’s legislative building today to support the rebuilding of the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv).

“First Nations University plays a critical role in both First Nations and non-First Nations education,” said Thomas Roussin, representative of the National Aboriginal Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students. “The government needs to participate in the restructuring of First Nations University, not abandon the institution and the need for Aboriginal control of Aboriginal education.”

by NationTalk on February 12, 2010631 Views

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Partnership Brings $30 Million In Funding For Labrador Aboriginal Training

St. John’s, Feb. 11 – The provincial and federal governments, along with Labrador’s three Aboriginal groups and Nalcor Energy – Lower Churchill Project, will contribute $30 million to provide Aboriginal people in Labrador with increased employment opportunities associated with major economic development activities. The result of the partnership is the establishment of the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership (LATP).

by NationTalk on February 11, 2010803 Views

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B.C. Supports Displaced Resource Workers In Cariboo

For Immediate Release
Feb. 11, 2010

Ministry of Community and Rural Development

Victoria – Several communities in the Cariboo region are benefiting from close to $1.2 million through the Job Opportunities Program for five fuel management and beetle fall and burn projects, announced Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett on behalf of Community and Rural Development Minister Bill Bennett.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2010635 Views

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Elementary Teachers Urge Ottawa To Re-Instate Funding For First Nations University Of Canada

Toronto, Feb. 11 – The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is calling on the federal government to respect the educational rights of Aboriginal Canadians and immediately re-instate funding for the First Nations University of Canada.

by NationTalk on February 11, 2010565 Views

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Lakehead University Appoints New President

Thunder Bay, Ontario – Feb. 10, 2010 – Brian J.R. Stevenson, current Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Winnipeg, will become Lakehead University’s sixth President and Vice-Chancellor on August 1, 2010, following the retirement of current President Dr. Frederick Gilbert on July 31, 2010.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010851 Views

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Pathways to Success – How knowledge and skills at age 15 shape future lives in Canada

Pages: 125
Language: English
ISBN: 978-92-64-07749-2

After completing compulsory education, are today’s youth equipped to participate fully in society? In 2000, Canada explored this question and launched the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), a follow-up to the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). YITS is a longitudinal study that tracks 30 000 Canadian students who took part in the PISA 2000 assessment and, with interviews every two years, follows their progress from secondary school into higher education and the labour market.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010923 Views

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Government Of Canada Supports Apprentices In Saskatchewan

Canada’s Economic Action Plan Invests in Skills Development

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Feb. 10, 2010 – More than 630 Saskatchewan apprentices have taken advantage of the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Completion Grant, and another 5,800 are receiving the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant.

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010972 Views

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Research Report: Current Realities and Emerging Issues Facing Youth in Canada

Executive Summary

Within the scope of the interdepartmental project “Investing in Youth: Evidence from Policy, Practice and Research”, the Policy Research Initiative (PRI) is proposing an analytical framework to help understand the realities, issues and challenges facing Canadian youth in various spheres of life and at different stages of the passage to adulthood. This exercise is part of a wider reflection on the well-being and full integration of youth in Canadian society, set against the changing conditions shaping how youth enter adulthood and the resulting development of new forms of risk. This last aspect also makes it one of the first research papers inspired by the new PRI project on “Social Management of Risk”. The paper has two parts:

by NationTalk on February 10, 2010791 Views

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MNO Education And Training Branch Online Client Services Survey

February 4, 2010 — The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has been delivering employment and training programs and services to Métis people since 1996. Over the last ten years MNO has administered the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy through an agreement with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). This highly successful strategy is scheduled to sunset on March 31st 2010 and will transition into a new multi-year labour market strategy. HRSDC has unveiled their successor labour market strategy, the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), which they intend to implement seamlessly this year. The new Strategy has outlined three strategic priorities including demand-driven skills development, partnerships with the private and public sector, and accountability for improved results. As we move into this new Strategy and continue to develop and expand our existing suite of services and support we seek your input.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2010536 Views

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CAUT Condemns Federal Government Decision To End Funding For First Nations University Of Canada

Ottawa, Feb. 8 – The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is condemning the federal government’s decision to end funding for the First Nations University of Canada four days after long-called for reforms have been initiated.

by NationTalk on February 9, 2010815 Views

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Statement By The Honourable Chuck Strahl On The First Nations University Of Canada (FNUC)

Ottawa, Ontario – Feb. 8, 2010 – The following statement was released by the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians:

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010793 Views

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Agreement Supports Chilliwack’s Aboriginal Students

For Immediate Release
Feb. 8, 2010

Ministry of Education

Chilliwack – Chilliwack MLA John Les and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner were joined by Aboriginal community representatives and members of the Chilliwack board of education in signing British Columbia’s 48th Aboriginal education enhancement agreement today.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010991 Views

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Governments Of Canada And Yukon Helping Unemployed Workers

Whitehorse, Yukon–Feb. 8, 2010 – Yukon workers who need help in finding employment will benefit from training programs funded through the Canada-Yukon Labour Market Development Agreement. Beginning February 1, the federal government is funding the Government of Yukon’s own skills development programs.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010647 Views

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Aboriginal Youth Suicide Awareness PSA to be shot in Northern Saskatchewan

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CANOE LAKE CHALLENGE

CANOE LAKE CREE NATION, Saskatchewan – Aboriginal Actor DAKOTA HOUSE, with Hypnotist SCOTT WARD and ChickenHorse Productions are collaborating with the community of Canoe Lake Cree Nation to produce a Youth created and written, Suicide Awareness Public Service Announcement.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20101848 Views

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Province Supports Workers On Graham Island

For Immediate Release
Feb. 8, 2010

Ministry of Community and Rural Development

Victoria – Workers from Graham Island in Haida Gwaii have benefited from $201,768 through the Job Opportunities Program for a silviculture project that is improving forest health, announced Bill Bennett, Minister of Community and Rural Development and Pat Bell, Minister of Forests and Range.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010513 Views

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Government Of Canada Announces The 2010 Recipient Of Parks Canada’s Ambassador For Education Award For The NWT

Inuvik, Northwest Territories, February 5, 2010–The Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced today that Mrs. Margaret Gordon, grade four teacher at Sir Alexander Mackenzie School in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, was awarded the 2010 Parks Canada Ambassador in Education Award for the Northwest Territories. This award is presented in recognition of an educator’s significant contribution towards increasing student awareness and appreciation for Canada’s natural and cultural heritage.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010634 Views

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“It’s All Good” Diabetes Prevention and Management Program

To be held March 3 & 4, 2010 in Thunder Bay

This train-the-trainer program is open to Nishnawbe Aski Nation community health workers.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010561 Views

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Third UVIC Diversity Research Forum Explores Intersections

February 04, 2010

What does research look like when it goes out on the street, into the community and engages groups and topics often bypassed by the traditional academic approach? Find out when some of UVic’s most community-engaged researchers come together Feb. 11 and 12 for Critical Conversations III: International, Indigenous, Intersectional, the third annual diversity research forum. The two-day conference is free and open to community members as well as UVic students, faculty and staff.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010798 Views

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U of M – Alternative Food Research Receives $1 Million Boost

Securing adequate food is something most of us take for granted. We may be more familiar with the struggle to keep from overindulging than the struggle for access.

But the reality is more than 100,000 Manitobans are considered “food insecure.” Rural families with low farm incomes are going without; northern communities face high food prices; and Indigenous and northern communities are often unable to obtain traditional food. To some, these challenges may seem insurmountable.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20101110 Views

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First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Eight Annual 2010 Award of Excellence in Nursing

Celebrating the dedication, initiative and distinction of nurses who are helping to improve the health of Canada’s Aboriginal people.

Call for Nominations B 2010

Do you know a nurse who deserves special recognition? Why not nominate her or him for the eight annual First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Award of Excellence in Nursing?

by NationTalk on February 8, 20101144 Views

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UNBC Honorary Degree Recipients Named

February 3, 2010

Retired Professors Also to be Honoured

Recipients of the University of Northern British Columbia’s top public awards in 2010 have played inspiring roles in shaping knowledge about the region’s political, cultural, and environmental significance. All will be receiving Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees during the University’s May 28, 2010, Convocation ceremonies in Prince George.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010537 Views

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Saskatchewan Government Must Ensure Smooth Transition For FNUNIV Students And Staff

February 4, 2010 CAUT is urging Saskatchewan’s Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris to ensure that students, faculty and staff from the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) can easily transition into the province’s other post-secondary institutions.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010625 Views

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Statement from University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons: Today I want to talk to you about the importance of First Nations education in this province

Today I want to talk to you about the importance of First Nations education in this province.

The Minister of Advanced Education Employment and Labour, the Honourable Rob Norris, announced that the Saskatchewan government will withdraw $5.2 million in provincial funding from First Nations University of Canada, effective April 1, 2010.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010615 Views

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Guidance counsellors promote OMA high school video competition SYTYKM

02.05.2010
Ontario Mining Association

The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) is helping to spread the word about the Ontario Mining Association’s high school video competition So You Think You Know Mining. In its e-newsletter, which is distributed to its members across the province, the OSCA’s lead article focused on SYTYKM.

by NationTalk on February 8, 2010584 Views

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Statement On Developments At The First Nations University Of Canada

Ottawa, Feb.5 – James Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, has issued the following statement on the situation at the First Nations University of Canada:

by NationTalk on February 5, 2010835 Views

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Canada Post Honours Romeo Leblanc With Commemorative Stamp

Ottawa, Ontario – Feb.5, 2010

In recognition of his distinguished career in public service, Canada Post is honouring former Governor General Romeo LeBlanc with a commemorative stamp that will be issued on Monday, February 8.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20101031 Views

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