Toronto, ON, 3 April 2007 (CBNS)

Will van den Hoonaard, Professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick, has been announced as Balyuzi Lecturer for the Association for Bahá’í Studies conference taking place in Toronto, Ontario, from 16 to 19 August 2007.

Ottawa, ON, 23 mars 2007 (SCNB)

Un jour il y a environ trois ans, en examinant les statistiques de son site Web à l’adresse, Dan Jones a remarqué un pic de croissance du nombre de visiteurs venus d’Australie. Par curiosité il a ajouté une note à son site demandant à ces visiteurs comment ils avaient trouvé son carnet Web qu’il rédige d’Ottawa, en Ontario.

Toronto, ON, 26 March 2007 (CBNS)

The Honourable Patrick LeSage, former Chief Justice of the Ontario Supreme Court, dispensed sound advice to the more than 90 participants who attended the closing lecture of the 5th Annual North American Bahá’í Law Conference in Toronto, Ontario, this past weekend.

The conference, which ran from 23 to 25 March 2007, took place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto and attracted numerous Bahá’í lawyers as well as law professors and students.

Toronto, ON, 26 mars 2007 (SCNB)

Toronto, ON, 26 mars 2007 (SCNB) — L’honorable Patrick LeSage, ancien juge en chef de la cour supérieure de l’Ontario a donné de bons conseils aux plus de 90 participants présents à l’allocution de clôture de la cinquième conférence juridique bahá’íe annuelle d’Amérique du Nord qui a eu lieu la fin de semaine dernière à Toronto (Ontario).

La conférence qui a eu lieu du 23 au 25 mars 2007 s’est tenue à la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Toronto et elle a attiré de nombreux avocats bahá’ís de même que des professeurs de droit et des étudiants.

Ottawa, ON, 23 March 2007 (CBNS)

One day about three years ago, while reviewing statistics for his website, Dan Jones noticed a spike in hits from Australia. Curious, he posted a note on his site asking how his new-found visitors were finding his blog, which he writes from his home in Ottawa, Ontario.

Stirling, ON, 19 March 2007 (CBNS)

An organic solution to the serious threat that mite infestation poses to North American honeybees has won a Bahá’í farmer the Premier of Ontario’s inaugural award for agricultural innovation.

David VanderDussen, of Stirling, Ontario, received the very first Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence from Premier Dalton McGuinty and Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowsky in a ceremony that took place at Queen’s Park on 8 March 2007.

New York, New York, 13 March 2007 (CBNS)

Two Canadian Bahá’í girls joined about 200 other youth from around the world at the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women to study the question of gender equality.

Sophie Turbide, of les Îles de la Madeleine, Québec, and Jasmine Aleck, of Westbank, British Columbia, were among 11 other Bahá’í girls coming from such areas as Alaska, Brazil, India, Italy, and Tanzania to attend the Commission, which took place from 26 February to 9 March 2007.

Toronto, ON, 22 February 2007 (CBNS)

The Director for the Advancement of Women for the Bahá’í Community of Canada, along with two Bahá’í girls, are set to attend this year’s Commission on the Status of Women.

The Commission on the Status of Women, which is the principal United Nations agency dedicated to promoting equality between women and men, has focused each year on areas of concern that were identified at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Its theme this year is the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child.

Owen Sound, ON, 9 February 2007 (CBNS)

By any measure, 28-year-old Steph Smith is a sports nut.

Among the sports Smith regularly participates in are downhill skiing, ice hockey, softball, soccer, track and field, swimming, and bowling. She scooped up three silver medals in skiing events at the provincial Special Olympics in Owen Sound, Ontario, this past weekend, a tally she can add to the dozens of medals she has picked up in previous meets. And she was named provincial Athlete of the Year in 2002.

Gatineau, QC, 31 January 2007 (CBNS)

Approximately 200 people came together to mark World Religion Day at city hall in Gatineau, Québec, earlier in January.

The program, which took place on 21 January 2007, consisted of three parts: devotions, addresses by representatives of various faith groups on the topic of religious unity, and artistic presentations. Participants included members of the Bahá’í, Buddhist, Christian, First Nations, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh communities. Simultaneous translation into English and French was provided for the audience.