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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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Loyalist College to host skilled trades and technology conference

May 21, 2013

Loyalist will hold a skilled trades and technology conference designed to help teachers better understand the wide range of career options in Skilled Trades. Through hands-on workshops led by industry-expert professors, teachers will experience the advanced skills and precision required to operate state-of-the-art technology and equipment used in the field.

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Innovative Program Helps Students Build Careers in the Skilled Trades

March 15, 2013

The Loyalist College have announced a three-year pilot project which will provide financial support for students entering Skilled Trades programs. The new W. Garfield Weston Fellowship Program will offer tuition and bursary incentives to help students train for and succeed in this growing labour market.

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Weston Family Parks Challenge

February 26, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will commit up to $5 million in aggregate over the next three years to fund an innovative new park initiatives across the City of Toronto. Toronto Park People will work with communities to generate a broad range of ideas to creatively fund, sustain and engage Toronto’s communities with their city parks and nature.

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The W. Garfield Weston Foundation supports Downtown Toronto’s Riverdale Farm

February 18, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is pleased to announce support of Riverdale Farm with a $25,000 donation. The donation will help the newly formed Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group achieve long-term stability.

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Prestigious New Fellowships Dedicated to Internationalization

January 16, 2013

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the University of Toronto today announced the creation of a prestigious doctoral travel award. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program will provide 16 recipients each year—across the humanities and the social, physical and life sciences—a grant of $50,000 to further their research and broaden their skills and networks in a global setting.

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Saving Reindeer Homes in Time for the Holidays

December 19, 2012

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada today announced a three‐year grant from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation that will help fund WCS Canada’s continued conservation efforts in two of Canada’s most pristine, yet imminently threatened, northern regions — Ontario’s Far North and Northern British Columbia/Southern Yukon. These funds will help extend WCS Canada’s work into Canada’s Western Arctic, partnering with WCS’s Beringia program based in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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World’s first “Hearts and Minds” clinic for adults with genetic syndrome

December 11, 2012

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, opened The Dalglish Family Hearts & Minds Clinic – the world’s first comprehensive, interdisciplinary clinic devoted to adults with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and their families.

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