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The $20,000 Technology Venture Challenge

At the annual technology venture entrepreneurship challenge, students from Royal Military College of Canada, Algonquin, La Cité Collégiale, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, L’Université du Québec à Hull, Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College are invited to submit proposals for starting technology-based companies. The team whose proposal represents the most promising technology start-up opportunity will be awarded $10,000. Two runner-up teams will each receive $5,000. Deadline for the semi-final 5 page submissions: Monday, April 21st 2009 by midnight. Send submission to:
info@techvc.org. Final event is May 20th, 2009 http://www.techvc.org/

Canadian Virtual University (CVU) (www.cvu-uvc.ca) is a partnership of leading Canadian universities with decades of experience in distance education. CVU offers individual courses and complete degrees in English and French through its 12 partners, including Royal Military College of Canada. Royal Military College offers unique distance education suitable for both military and civilian students, in English and French. RMC offers a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science; graduate degrees in Defense Management and in War Studies; and certifi cates in Management with Applications to Defense and Environmental Protection. Courses at RMC are open to nonmilitary students, suitable for transfer credit to degrees at other Canadian universities. http://www.cvu-uvc.ca/VirtualUoffersonlinesolutiontoschedulingproblems.html

Canada Post has released its 2009 stamp program with a significant aviation milestone slated for recognition – the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada. On February 23,1909,the Silver Dart rose from the frozen waters of Bras d’Or Lake in Nova Scotia, and in 2009, Canada Post will mark the centenary with a stamp for the First Flight in Canada.  Source

Dans le cadre de son programme des timbres-poste de 2009, la Société canadienne des postes (SCP) commémore une étape importante dans le domaine de l’aviation, soit le 100e anniversaire du premier vol propulsé au Canada. En effet, le 23 février 1909 s’envolait le Silver Dart depuis la surface gelée du lac Bras d’Or, en Nouvelle Écosse. C’est pour marquer le centenaire de cet événement que la SCP émettra un timbre sur le Premier vol propulsé au Canada. http://www.canadiancentennialofflight.ca/

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Scholarship deadline looms
Friday, Jan. 16, is the deadline to apply for one of 14 scholarships for women studying engineering being offered this year by the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. Scholarships, valued from $2,500 to the $15,000 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde scholarship for PhD candidates, will be awarded to students at the undergrad, master’s and PhD levels not for academic achievement, but on the basis of leadership, extracurricular activities and the ability to act as a role model for women to pursue a career in engineering. Applications are available at the foundation’s web site

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Seventy Years On: New Perspectives on the Second World War
31 August – 2 September 2009
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Seventy Years On: New Perspectives on the Second World War conference will be held 31 August 2009 to 2 September 2009 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This international and interdisciplinary conference, organized by the University of Calgary, will bring together in one setting scholars with new analyses of the Second World War and the makers of established narratives. The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 31 March 2009.  Source

The Dalhousie Graduate Society of Political Science with The Centre for Foreign Policy Studies and the Canadian International Council present the 4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium Geopolitics vs. Global Governance: Reinterpreting International Security on March 5 – March 7, 2009 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Symposium has confirmed H7860 Senator Roméo Dallaire (CMR RMC 1969) and S151 Senator Hugh Segal as keynote speakers for this event! The deadline for the call for papers is January 30. For complete details and to register, visit http://centreforforeignpolicystudies.dal.ca/gradsymposium2009.php or write to gradsym@dal.ca.

The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is embarking on a project to record the recollections of air show heroes and legends. If you would like to propose an interview subject, or volunteer as a video interview assistant, please contact ICAS Foundation Director Tom Trinkwalder tom@tntphoto.com The ICAS is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, and recognizing the advances of, the air show industry. http://www.icasfoundation.org/artifacts_oralhistory.htm