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2017 Blessing and Rededication of St Michael’s School – The Pincher Creek Voice

Chris Davis – St. Michael’s School in Pincher Creek hosted a welcome back barbecue on Thursday, September 28. The food was prepared by the Knights of Columbus. The event welcomed all the students back to school, allowed their parents and guardians a chance to get to know the teachers better, and welcomed and familiarized new […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201731 Views

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How far will we go in purging ‘chiefs’? – The Chronicle Journal

So you can no longer be a chief according to a Toronto school board; it is derogatory to Indigenous people (“‘Chief’ dropped from job titles” – CJ, Oct. 12). Does this mean we will have head honcho executive officers? Are there to be no more chiefs of police or fire chiefs, no chief cook and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201725 Views

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Update on Native American and Indigenous Peoples initiatives – Publicnow

Following is a message sent to the Northwestern community. In 2013, Northwestern University established the John Evans Study Committee and one year later, the group released its report and recommendations which resulted in new academic research, teaching and cultural efforts. Subsequently, the Native American Outreach and Inclusion Task Force was created, the University observed Native […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201731 Views

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Reconciliation at heart of LAC forum with university partners

October 12, 2017 On November 6, 2017, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will hold the first forum with its university partners on the theme of “Exploring decolonization on the road to reconciliation.” This event will bring together LAC’s university partners and a wide range of participants, including college and university students, faculty members, Indigenous community […]

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Applications for FNIGC’s 2017 National Student Bursary are now being accepted

Applications for FNIGC’s 2017 National Student Bursary are now being accepted October 13, 2017 – The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2017 FNIGC National Student Bursary for First Nations post-secondary students. The 5th annual bursary will grant $2,500 bursaries (along with free registration to […]

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New Support for Hundreds of Libraries Across Ontario

Province Supporting Digital Improvements for People to Enjoy at Libraries October 12, 2017 Ontario is kicking off Public Library Week with improvements to digital services at 307 libraries and library organizations across the province. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was at the Burlington Public Library today to recognize the valuable role that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201727 Views

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Government of Canada helps 80 Indigenous youth overcome barriers to employment

October 12, 2017    Millbrook, Nova Scotia    Employment and Social Development Canada Giving Canadian youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs will help grow the middle class and strengthen our economy. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the Native Council of Nova Scotia will help […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201734 Views

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Elder Doris Pratt to receive BU Senate Lifetime Achievement Award at Homecoming

October 12, 2017 BRANDON – Doris Pratt will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brandon University (BU) Senate this weekend during BU’s Homecoming celebration. This year’s expanded Homecoming festivities begin tonight, and Pratt will be recognized at the annual Homecoming Dinner and Awards banquet on Saturday. An Elder from Wikoza Wakpa (Sioux Valley Dakota […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201743 Views

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Trent Prof Makes Film Debut in Critically-Acclaimed Movie Indian Horse

October 11, 2017 A producer who saw the film Indian Horse told Edna Manitowabi that she was “the heart and soul of the movie.” The professor emeritus of Trent University’s Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies recently co-starred in the film based on the award-winning book by Richard Wagamese, which is receiving critical acclaim from many after its world […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201733 Views

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Laurier-led conference to explore the history of social welfare work in Canada

Waterloo – Social welfare work throughout Canada’s history has generally been intended to help the vulnerable. Sometimes, however, it has had the opposite effect. A conference being organized by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Social Work will critically examine the legacies of that work. The Legacies of Social Welfare Work in Canada conference, to be held Oct. 24-26, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201738 Views

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U Arctic: Invitation to Contribute – OpenEd resource on Northern and Indigenous Health and Health Care

October 12, 2017 The UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education invites contributions for an open access, online resource on northern and indigenous health and health care. Topic suggestions can be submitted until November 1, 2017. Dear Colleague, I am writing to invite you to contribute to an Open Education Resource on Northern and Indigenous Health […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201733 Views

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Celebrating graduates at Fall 2017 Convocation – University of Lethbridge

October 11, 2017 The University of Lethbridge is preparing to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work and achievement of its newest group of graduates at the Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium. The U of L will award a […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201731 Views

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New First Nations school system officially opened in Manitoba – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2017  SCANTERBURY, Man. – About 1,700 students from 10 First Nations are part of the new Manitoba First Nations School System. It was officially opened Wednesday on the Brokenhead First Nation. The goal is to offer a curriculum that recognizes and incorporates the identities of First Nations children, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201739 Views

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Prison Inmates Perform Play Directed by VIU Theatre Prof

Eliza Gardiner, along with theatre and criminology student volunteers, are working with the inmate-run William Head on Stage Theatre Society to produce a play for the public October 11, 2017 METCHOSIN, BC: Male offenders incarcerated at William Head Institution are breaking down stereotypes and connecting with community through the act of producing an annual play […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201726 Views

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The vote is on: Young readers across Canada to pick the winner of the CBC Fan Choice Contest

Calling all young readers from across Canada; it’s time to get online and vote for your favourite TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards finalist. The book with the most votes will be crowned the winner of the CBC Fan Choice Contest. One lucky voter will also receive a $500 prize, as well as a visit by […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201736 Views

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NCC partner on coastal restoration project.

October 11, 2017 NCC is proud to be part of a project announced today by the Dept of Fisheries and Oceans that’s gives over $3 million in funding to the World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) through the Coastal Restoration Fund. We are one of nine partner organizations that will be assisting in monitoring and restoring […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201732 Views

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Call for Fulbright Arctic Initiative closing in October

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 Faculty and researchers from the eight Arctic Council member states (the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden) can apply for this collaborative research program, which will begin in spring 2018. A webinar for applicants is arranged today, October 11, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Fulbright Program […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201733 Views

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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include the Vanier Professorship Lecture and the inaugural Stephen Katz Lecture in Aging Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month: Wednesday, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201733 Views

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Province Releases Expert Legal Opinion on Carbon Pricing – Government of MB

October 11, 2017 Justice Minister Heather Stefanson today released a 64-page independent expert legal opinion by Dr. Bryan Schwartz of the University of Manitoba on the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing benchmark and backstop proposals. “I would like to thank Dr. Schwartz for his excellent scholarly work and independent legal opinion,” said Stefanson. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201736 Views

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Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project launches four new musicals

October 10, 2017 Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts and CMTP Producer, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. Since its inception in 2011, 19 shows have been incubated and continue at various stages of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201733 Views

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MFNERC: Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg. In partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, we will host the next ED meeting on October 23 & 24 at the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport. You can find the travel/registration form below. Please fill it out and fax back to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201749 Views

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FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implement the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. “Education […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201736 Views

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UWinnipeg prof partners on new LGBTQI2S school survey

October 11, 2017 Egale Canada to undertake second national inquiry of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Canadian schools Egale Canada today announced that, following a successful and revealing first national school climate survey, it will be partnering once again with Dr. Catherine Taylor and Dr. Tracey Peter to do a second national inquiry on the state […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201735 Views

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Toronto District School Board to remove ‘chief’ from all job titles – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017 TORONTO _ Canada’s largest school board says it is phasing out the word “chief” from senior staff’s job titles out of respect for Indigenous peoples. The Toronto District School Board says it has been working on removing the term from job titles for a few years, and is close to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201742 Views

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New Resource Available: Webpage on Conducting Research with Northern Communities – UArctic

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the availability of a new webpage, Conducting Research with Northern Communities: Documented Practices and Resources for Productive, Respectful Relationships Between Researchers and Community Members. Scientific research in the Arctic necessitates good communication and cooperation with northern communities. This new webpage is a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201734 Views

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Saskatchewan teacher mistakenly hands out offensive Thanksgiving puzzle – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017  MOOSE JAW, Sask. _ A school division in southern Saskatchewan is apologizing after a handout with offensive words was mistakenly given to students. Prairie South Schools says a Thanksgiving handout supplied to a Grade 3 class in Moose Jaw had a word search puzzle in the shape of a teepee. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201738 Views

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Letter: Support First Nations Children By Signing The I Am a Witness Campaign – The Link

A Message From First Peoples Studies Students Dear Concordia Staff and Students, We, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous concerned students, are calling upon fellow members of the Concordia community to join the I Am a Witness campaign of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. The campaign asks people to bear […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201725 Views

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Minister Philpott Attends Grand Opening of the Manitoba First Nations School System

October 11, 2017 – Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Manitoba – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with representatives of the Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre, celebrated the grand opening of the new Manitoba First Nations School System. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Minister Philpott alongside […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201724 Views

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SRDC: Learning What Works – October 2017

October 11, 2017 Building the essential skills Foundations of job seekers The Foundations Workplace Skills Project, a three-year initiative led by the Training Group at Douglas College, found that literacy and essential skills training can lead to significant benefits — like higher wages and occupationally relevant skills — for unemployed job seekers. SRDC used a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201740 Views

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GMB: Province Marks International Day of the Girl with Computer Coding Event

October 11, 2017 The Manitoba government is recognizing International Day of the Girl with a girls’ coding event at the University of Winnipeg, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. “By observing International Day of the Girl, we are increasing awareness of the inequality girls face girls worldwide […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201736 Views

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South Shore school board updates policy in response to racially charged incidents – CBC

‘We’re definitely having more conversation about race,’ says race relations co-ordinator Oct 11, 2017 A school board on Nova Scotia’s South Shore that dealt with racially charged incidents involving a noose and a Confederate flag says it has made changes to better respond to similar incidents in the future. The South Shore Regional School Board […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201728 Views

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Manitoba First Nations School System Makes Public Debut – 730 CKDM

11 October 2017 A new school system operated exclusively by First Nations will make its public debut today. Sgt. Tommy Prince School on the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation will be the site of the official grand opening of the Manitoba First Nations School System Hailed as a historic agreement when it was announced last December, the […]

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Cambrian College: Update on Faculty Contract Negotiations – October 11, 2017

Wednesday October 11, 2017 The union representing faculty members at Ontario’s 24 public colleges, including Cambrian, has set a strike deadline of Monday, October 16. If no new contract is reached by that time, a strike will begin. During a strike, all teaching and research activities involving college faculty will be suspended. Students should talk […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 201736 Views

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More than 160 NOSM-Educated Family Doctors Now Practising in the North

Since 2011, more than 160 family physicians educated by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) have begun to practice in Northern Ontario. This means that approximately 190,000 Northern Ontarians have improved access to a family doctor thanks to NOSM’s presence. This data, among other information about NOSM’s impact on the region, was published in […]

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Law Degree Launches in Iqaluit – Arctic College

October 11, 2017 NAC has launched the first law degree program in over a decade. “The goal of the program is to meet the demand for trained lawyers in Nunavut, and to increase access to justice for Nunavummiut,” said Joe Kunuk, President of Arctic College. “The selection process was tough, there were many more qualified […]

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Help aboriginal children to open up about their emotions – The Siver Times

Pierre-Paul Biron Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 00:01 UPDATE Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 00:01 Look at this article The Fondation Jasmin Roy took advantage today of a symposium on student retention among First Nations to launch a new tool aimed to facilitate learning social and emotional in aboriginal children. For a ” literacy of feelings and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201746 Views

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School Boards Celebrate Anishinaabe Culture at Algoma U

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – October 11, 2017): Today, Grade Five from students across the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) and the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) will be celebrating Education Day at Algoma University, hosted by the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division (AID).  This event marks a unique co-operation between the school boards and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201733 Views

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Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw Gala to showcase Indigenous artists, in support of Indigenous Students – NBCC

October 10, 2017 FREDERICTON – Internationally-renowned hoop dancer James Jones will be among the Indigenous artists showcased at Gelu’lg Maw-a-paw, a gala evening in support of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Indigenous Student Bursary Fund. Gelu’lg (Gel-uulk) Maw-a-paw (Mow-a-baw) means “awesome gathering” in the Mi’kmaq (Gelu’lg) and Wolastoqiyik (Maw-a-paw) languages. “Bringing together traditional Indigenous hoop dancing and contemporary urban […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201748 Views

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Mitchell demonstrates the power of persistence – University of Lethbridge

October 10, 2017 During his studies at the University of Lethbridge, Tyler Mitchell had to draw on his willpower and determination on more than one occasion. His persistence has paid off and that will be demonstrated for all to see during fall convocation ceremonies when he receives a Bachelor of Management with a major in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201743 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on International Day of the Girl

Ottawa, Ontario October 11, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the International Day of the Girl: “Today, we celebrate girls everywhere. International Day of the Girl draws attention to the importance of girls’ rights, and shines a light on the power of girls around the world. “There are over one […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 201731 Views

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Working to improve aboriginal education cited as one of School District 53’s biggest challenges – Osoyoos Times

October 10, 2017 Improving aboriginal education is one of the big challenges faced by School District 53. But a strategic plan is in the works to help students achieve academic success. Last week the board reviewed the Aboriginal Education Annual Report submitted by district aboriginal teacher Helen Gallagher and district principal Shendah Benoit. Superintendent of […]

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Girls Belong Here campaign – CBC

As part of the International Day of the Girl, a Metis student got to shadow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a day. Matt Galloway talks to her about what that was like. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/metro-morning/segment/14353688

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Queen’s Remembers initiative launches Oct 16 – Queen’s University

October 11, 2017 Following the university’s 175th Anniversary, Queen’s is reflecting upon its history in a project to commemorate those who have made a significant and noteworthy contribution to the university. A series of informative plinths will be unveiled across campus over the coming months, as part of the new “Queen’s Remembers” initiative. “On the […]

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Seeking the next Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellow

WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2017 WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2017  – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are pleased to open applications for the second Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship. Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1, 2017. This fellowship will provide a […]

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Province Announces New Appointments to Brandon University Board of Governors

October 10, 2017 Manitoba Education and Training advises it has appointed five and reappointed two members to the Brandon University Board of Governors. Kerry Auriat is vice-president and an investment advisor with National Bank Financial in Brandon. He also serves as a weekly columnist for the Brandon Sun. He holds a bachelor of arts from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201745 Views

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Open Online Seminar on Inuit Knowledge in a Teacher Education Program – UArctic

The UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education organised an online seminar based in Newfoundland, Canada last Wednesday, October 4th, on Inuit Knowledge. The recording of the seminar is now available online. The seminar consisted of a 20 minute presentation by Dr. Sylvia Moore, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Labrador Institute of Memorial […]

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Essential supports for at-risk Ontario college students creates $160-million shortfall: Deloitte

(TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017) – Providing essential supports and services for at-risk students at Ontario’s colleges has created a funding shortfall of over $160 million a year, says a new report by Deloitte. Students at risk are students who require additional assistance to complete their program, including services that address language barriers, mental health challenges […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201733 Views

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Annual recreation gathering builds community capacity

October 10, 2017 Recreation leaders from across Yukon are in Marsh Lake and Whitehorse for the annual recreation gathering, jointly hosted by the Government of Yukon and the Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon. The gathering is taking place October 10 – 12. The gathering provides professional development and networking opportunities for recreation practitioners, after-school […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201737 Views

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Lakehead University researchers receiving grants to assist seniors, Indigenous workers

October 10, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON Lakehead University professors are receiving more than $1 million from the CIHR to assist older adults who stop driving and to help Indigenous people who experience violence in the workplace, among other important projects. Dr. Michel Bédard is receiving a Project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health […]

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UWinnipeg bat team gets US$305,000 to help defeat WNS

White-nose syndrome (WNS) has caused devastating declines of bats across eastern North America and continues to spread — killing bats during winter as they hibernate. UWinnipeg’s Dr. Craig Willis (biology) and his bat team have recently been granted US$205,000 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to test if improving summer roosting habitat […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201736 Views

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