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Laurentian University

Laurentian University, in Greater Sudbury, Ont, was founded in 1960; instruction is in both French and English. Laurentian University dates from 1913 when the Roman Catholic Collège du Sacré-Coeur was established in Sudbury. In 1957 it became the University of Sudbury.

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Manitoba Research Council

The Manitoba Research Council (MRC) was established by an Act of the Manitoba legislature in 1963. In 1971, after a period of inactivity, MRC began to provide technical assistance to industry and small research grants to university and business scientists.

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McGill University

McGill University, in Montréal, Québec, was founded in 1821. It is one of the oldest institutions to offer university-level education in Canada. Its main campus is located in downtown Montréal, while the Macdonald Campus is approximately 30 km to the west, in Sainte-Anne de Bellevue.

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McMaster University

Although WWII threatened enrolment, the demand for trained scientific personnel in industry and the armed forces prompted feverish activity in the university's laboratories. The war also led to the recruitment of the chemistry department's H.G. THODE for crucial wartime nuclear studies.

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Mount Allison University

In 1875 the college conferred on Grace Annie LOCKHART the first baccalaureate awarded to a woman in the British Empire, and in 1882 it granted to Harriet Starr Stewart the first Bachelor of Arts degree awarded to a woman in Canada.

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Normal Schools

Normal Schools were first established by provincial departments of education in mid-19th-century British N America as institutions to train teachers for the rapidly expanding tax-supported public education systems of the day.

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Nursery School

Nursery School, as part of early childhood education, refers to group experience for 3 and 4 year olds and includes DAY CARE as well as various types of "nursery" programs.

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Ontario Science Centre

The Ontario Science Centre is located in the Don Valley, Toronto. It was opened (1969) as one of Ontario's projects for the Canadian Centennial, funded both provincially and with a federal grant.

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Open Learning Agency

The Open Learning Agency (OLA), located in Burnaby, BC, is a fully accredited public educational institution, committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities to British Columbians and learners around the world.