Every year, around the third week of September, hospitalization rates skyrocket for people with asthma. Research points to two main culprits:
- Over the summer, people with asthma tend to break from routine, including managing their asthma
- Once back at school, kids pass around viral infections (colds) and bring the bug home to family members.
Ways to stop the asthma spike:
PRESS RELEASE EMBARGO : September 8, 2011
Globally some 796 million adults lack minimum literacy skills
OTTAWA (September 8, 2011) – In recognition of International Literacy Day, Canada Post today announced the winners of its 2011 Community Literacy Awards. There are 13 winners - seven in the Educator category and six Individuals from all parts of Canada. The Canada Post Community Literacy Awards program began in 1993 to recognize literacy learners and the community-based organizations that support them.
(TORONTO, August 25, 2011) -- September is all about back-to-school -- time to get back into routines, make lunches and go to bed early. And since there's so much to do and kids are still in summer mode, it's hard to make sure the family is focusing on learning.
As summer winds down, many parents and students focus on the school year ahead. That usually means buying school supplies and longer pants. But for parents of children with asthma, the start of the school year should also include taking preventative steps to protect their kids from the "September Spike" -- the annual increase in asthma-related emergency room visits that happens when school begins.
It's that time of year again. Canada's university students are hitting the back-to-school sales for paper, pens, binders and gigabytes of digital storage media. This year, they should also be buying their own copy of Canada's Copyright Act -- because they're going to need it.
Over the summer, some prominent universities quietly decided to forgo blanket copyright clearance through Access Copyright for the coming year's academic materials, a radical policy change that leaves students and their professors in need of expert guidance.
(Ottawa) - Canada Post today announced the finalists for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards. The finalists in two categories, Individual Achievement and Educator, were chosen by a committee of judges from Canada Post from entries submitted from across the country. Literacy advocates from organizations across Canada will determine the ultimate winners.
Moving to a new country to begin a new life experience, university, or college, is an exciting time. You want to be well prepared ahead of time to ensure you can enjoy every step of the way.
"We recommend that students create a budget check list in order to get a better understanding of how much it costs to complete higher education in Canada," advises Camon Mark, director, Multicultural Markets, Royal Bank of Canada. "A budget is one of the most effective ways to alleviate financial stress upon arrival."
Miller Thomson Foundation awards $300,000 in annual scholarships to Canadian post secondary students.
For Immediate release
Miller Thomson Foundation Increases Scholarship Programme to $300,000 Awarding Scholarships to Post Secondary Students Across Canada
- Since 1995 $2.85 million has been awarded to 2,650 students -
2011 Conservation Achievement Awards
OTTAWA—The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Conservation Achievement Awards. Winners have been selected by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and will be awarded at the Annual General Meeting in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Saturday June 18, 2011.
2011 Conservation Achievement Awards
OTTAWA--The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2011 Conservation Achievement Awards. Winners have been selected by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and will be awarded at the Annual General Meeting in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on Saturday June 18, 2011.