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Women Shut Out of Canada Excellence Research Chairs/ Happy Birthday Saint John/ Phone In: Family law

Academic Excellence and Gender: The federal government named 19 scholars as prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs this week. At Dalhousie University, Douglas Wallace was named Chair in Ocean Studies and Technology. At the University of Prince Edward Island, Ian Gardner was appointed research chair in Aquatic Epidemiology. Securing a CERC brings prestige and big bucks to the universities involved - the chairholders and their research teams will receive up to $10 million each for seven-year research programs.
Not one of the 19 academics selected was female.
For Dr Wendy Robbins, that's a kick in the teeth for women in science. Dr Robbins is the co-ordinator of women's studies at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

You Look Great! : The venerable port city of Saint John has been in a party mood this week, celebrating its 225th birthday. Those celebrations culminated last night at Harbour Station, where more than 400 Saint Johners lent their talents in song, dance and theatre for a celebration of the city's heritage. CBC reporter Lindsay Bird was on hand to capture the sounds of the evening.

Family Law: Most of us don't like uncertainly. We'd rather be prepared when life throws us a curve ball. But few of us tend to think about those life altering moments that we should reallly be getting ready for - such as a serious illnesses, a potential divorce, or even death.
But being ready, and having planned for those possibilities and eventualities can cushion the blow and save you, and your family, from having to make gut-wrenching decisions at a time when emotions are running high. Our guest was lawyer Julia Cornish, and she answered all your questions about family law.

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