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Dr. Michel Allard receives 2017 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 13, 2017

Dr. Michel Allard has won the prestigious Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research. Dr. Allard has been researching the dynamics of permafrost in Nunavik for almost four decades.

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Markham teen wins Ontario Science Centre’s 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award

June 20, 2017

High school student Anmol Tukrel has already begun to leave his mark on the global scientific community. Today, the seventeen-year-old from Markham, Ontario was presented with the 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award by the Ontario Science Centre for his creative application of science and technology towards solving a real world problem.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Contributes $2-million to Canadian Seed Biodiversity

May 31, 2017

USC Canada is pleased to announce a generous donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation in support of the most comprehensive nation-wide seed biodiversity program: The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.

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Weston Foundation provides support for the Canadian History Hall

May 19, 2017

The Canadian Museum of History is delighted to announce a $2 million donation by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation in support of the Museum’s new signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall.

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New Report Showcases Innovative Public/Private Partnerships for Green Space Revitalization

April 19, 2017

Breaking New Ground, the latest report from Park People, demonstrates how an innovative
partnership between the public and private sector spurred the creation and improvement of
more than 200 acres of green space through the Weston Family Parks Challenge.

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A re-write of Canada’s glacial past: Dr. John England receives Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 7, 2016

A re-write of Canada’s glacial past: Dr. John England receives $50,000 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Durham College names the Centre for Food after W. Galen Weston

November 1, 2016

Durham College announced today that it has named the Centre for Food at the Whitby campus after Mr. W. Galen Weston in recognition of a $1-million grant being made to the college by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

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Oakville teen wins Ontario Science Centre’s 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award

July 20, 2016

High school senior Emma Mogus has already begun to leave her mark on the global scientific community. The 17-year-old from Oakville, Ontario will be presented the 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award by the Ontario Science Centre for her creative application of science towards solving a real world problem.

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Canadian Arctic Scientist Dr. Ian Stirling Awarded $50,000 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

December 9, 2015

World-renowned Canadian polar marine mammal scientist, Dr. Ian Stirling, has won the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research. For more than forty years, Dr. Stirling has studied the ecology and behaviour of arctic marine mammals, particularly polar bears, which has led to a new era of ecological understanding of the Arctic.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award

November 24, 2015

This award, coordinated by the Ontario Science Centre, recognizes youth who use science and technology to make the world a better place.

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