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Biologists restore, catalogue and open access to sensitive property with Weston Foundation grant

November 11, 2013

Researchers, students and nature lovers in general will soon be able to learn much more from an ecologically significant McMaster property near campus, where more than a dozen habitats converge over the space of 48 hectares.

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Help Innovative Youth Make an Impact – Nominations are now open for the prestigious Weston Youth Innovation Award

October 23, 2013

Lots of people talk about making the world better. The Ontario Science Centre wants to recognize and support youth to take action to make it better. Nominations are now open for the prestigious Weston Youth Innovation Award. The Ontario Science Centre is looking for Canadians aged 14 to 18 who have used science in creative ways to find solutions to real-world problems.

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Everdale’s Black Creek Community Farm announced as recipient of Weston Family Parks Challenge funding

October 16, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will be providing $400,000 over the next three years to the Black Creek Community Farm project. The funds will be used to restore woodlands, create a food forest and gardens, and provide community programming. Providing hands-¬on food, farming and nature education and programming to children, youth and aspiring new farmers.

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Second recipient of Weston Family Parks Challenge funding announced

October 9, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce support for Ritchie parkette in Roncesvalles through the Weston Family Parks Challenge. The project will be delivered by Friends of Ritchie Parkette and The Rotary Club of Toronto to build a model for nature experience in the urban environment

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Generous donor helps to complete the TCT Confederation Trail by 2014

October 8, 2013

A $1 million donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and an additional $400,000 from Trans Canada Trail will help complete Prince Edward Island’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as the Confederation Trail, ahead of the 2017 deadline, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

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Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program Launches at The Royal Conservatory of Music

October 3, 2013

This new program at the Glenn Gould School will support the transition of promising classical musicians from gifted students to professionals by providing advanced training, mentorship and unique performance opportunities including residencies with leading music schools around the world.

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First recipient of Weston Family Parks Challenge funding announced

September 25, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is delighted to announce that a portion of the hydro corridor in Scarborough Centre will be transformed into a native wildflower butterfly meadow. Through the support of the Weston Family Parks Challenge, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in partnership with the City of Toronto will transform a 3.5 km stretch of corridor in the eastern part of the City.

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Annual Winner of Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award in Northern Research announced by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

July 22, 2013

Dr. John Smol awarded $50,000 prize for Lifetime Achievement Award in Northern Research.

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National Seed Security Program Launches

June 11, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, to be delivered by Seeds of Diversity Canada and USC Canada. This innovative program promotes the production and use of local and diverse seed, supporting the work of five regional hubs with: on-farm research, training, networking, and developing the market for ecological seed across Canada.

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Weston Youth Innovation Award winner announced

June 4, 2013

The Ontario Science Centre celebrates the 2013 recipient of the Weston Youth Innovation Award. 18-year old Adam Noble of Lakefield, Ontario epitomizes the innovator’s spirit, building a prototype biofilter after discovering that Euglena, a tiny single-celled organism, can detect and retrieve nano-silver in water supplies.

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