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International Week shows we can make a difference

By opening dialogue and drawing on all of our expanding community?s expertise and creativity, we can truly effect change in our world

Prof. W. Andy Knight leads program aimed at rehabilitating former child soldiers

War has a tremendous impact on a society, destroying institutions, infrastructure and displacing families. However, one of the most profound results, and unfortunately, one the hardest to repair, is t

Canadian Governor-Gen. visits Annan's Centre in Ghana

Accra, Nov. 29, GNA - The visiting Governor-General of Canada Michaelle Jean on Thursday visited the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).Canada is actively contributing to

Dr. W. Andy Knight receives 2006 Scotiabank/AUCC Award for Excellence in Internationalization

left to right: Claire Morris - AUCC President; Indira Samarasekera - University of Alberta President; W. Andy Knight - Award recipient; Rick Waugh - Scotiabank Chief Executive Addre

Darfur peace deal fanning the flames of conflict

by Alexander Weissink in Sudan Members of the rebel Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) hang lazily around their pick-up truck - machine guns and grenade launchers slung nonchalantly over their shoulders

Project to reveal the real Africa

When she was a 16-year-old student newly arrived in Canada from Nigeria, Chichi Imoka dreamed of helping kids get a better education in Africa

Student wants to take his lessons home

While most of the globe views Africa as a troubled continent with insurmountable problems, Maxwell Zhira sees his home of Zimbabwe as a place of great potential and hope

Conference takes aim at rehabilitation after war

For communities ravaged by war, rebuilding after conflict is a long, hard battle in itself and while there are international rehabilitation programs in place, their effectiveness hasn?t been well evaluated

Fanning the flames of a wider conflict

With the news of at least eight Canadians killed in the escalating violence between Israel and the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, it is finally beginning to sink in that this crisis could spread beyond the borders of Israel and Lebanon

?Young People Are Amazing?: The Soweto uprising 30 years on

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the June 16, 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa. That fateful day started as a peaceful student protest against the apartheid regime. It ended in a bloodbath

Premier, expert agree: Alberta not a terror target

by Renato Gandia Linking the alleged terror attacks in Ontario to a potential attack in Alberta?s oilpatch is a bit of stretch, said an expert on international relations from the University of Albert

Darfur Peace Agreement

Signed - Abuja, Nigeria, May 5, 2006 Denis Sassou-Nguessou, Chairman African Union (AU), left, sits next to Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo, middle and AU Commission President Alpha Oumar Kon

Stopping the Darfur Genocide Now

by Hon. David Kilgour Address by Hon. David Kilgour(formerly Secretary of State for Africa and Latin America and MP for southeast Edmonton)At Queen?s Park RallyToronto30 April 2006 Friends of

Islamic model may have fuelled astronomical discoveries

Nicolaus Copernicus is often cited as the man who gave us the heliocentric theory of the solar system, but there is some question as to the crucial influence that earlier Islamic scientists may have had on many of his ideas about the motion of the Earth


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