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SSHRC: Launch of new tri-agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants

The new tri-agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants invites proposals from applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian postsecondary institutions in any discipline. The initiative will support short-term targeted interdisciplinary events, outreach activities and position papers to help guide new ways of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201812 Views

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Carleton Researchers Awarded almost $2 Million for Innovative Projects through SSHRC

June 15, 2018 Carleton University researchers were awarded almost $2 million in funding for 11 research projects through Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grants. The projects touch on a wide range of subjects, from tracking the trade of human remains, and relationships between Mexico, Canada and the United States, to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201871 Views

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Queen’s University researchers receive over $3 million in funding for research to advance understanding of people and societies

June 15, 2018 KINGSTON – Twenty-four Queen’s University researchers are recipients of over $3 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Insight and Partnership Grants program are designed to support their work in a range of disciplines that build knowledge and understanding about people, societies, and the world. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201827 Views

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Toxic leftovers from Giant Mine found in snowshoe hares – USask

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy. Jun 14, 2018 The gold extraction process, which required roasting ores at extremely high temperatures, created a toxic byproduct called arsenic trioxide. For about 55 years (1948-2004), arsenic and other toxic elements were released […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201824 Views

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Making water testing more affordable – McMaster

June 4, 2018 Global Water Futures is aimed at delivering risk management solutions—informed by leading-edge water science — to manage water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. GWF includes researchers from The University of Saskatchewan, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201821 Views

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Symposium spotlights the latest in Métis research

From April 27 to 29, Métis post-secondary students had front row seats to learn about the latest in Métis research. They were among nearly 100 people who attended the Ways of Knowing: Promising Directions for Métis Research symposium in Ottawa, co-hosted by the Chair of Métis Research at the University of Ottawa and Métis Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201828 Views

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Canada’s leading researchers meet to tackle critical issues facing our water security – McMaster.ca

June 4, 2018 In what is believed to be the first major science gathering on a First Nation in Canada, researchers from across the country will come together June 3 – 6 for the inaugural meeting of Global Water Futures (GWF) on the Six Nations of the Grand River and at McMaster University to discuss […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201824 Views

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Dal researchers receive $2.4 million in funding from SSHRC

June 4, 2018 Researchers from Dalhousie University have received $2.4 million for their innovative social sciences and humanities projects. The funding is being awarded through grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils responsible for supporting the researchers and scholars who are strengthening science and evidence-based […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201830 Views

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UNBC Researcher Earns SSRHC Insight Grant

June 4, 2018 Prince George, B.C. – A University of Northern British Columbia researcher is leading a national task force examining how the archival community across the country can respond to a specific Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Erica Hernández-Read, Archivist, at the Northern BC Archives, and the lead […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201840 Views

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UWinnipeg receives SSHRC grant money for research

June 05, 2018 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg has received a total $876,253 for six UWinnipeg researchers thanks to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants announced earlier this week. “These grants from SSHRC help promote and foster excellence and innovation in social sciences and humanities research at the University of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201831 Views

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Forum nurtures links between Indigenous and research communities – U Calgary Today

Models of midwifery care for Indigenous women. Siksikaitsitapi parenting of children with disabilities. Understanding the health impacts to Indigenous people and communities after the Fort McMurray fire. Adverse childhood experiences and health behaviours among Indigenous people experiencing homelessness. These were just a handful of the projects showcased in the annual Group for Research with Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201828 Views

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SSHRC president congratulates winners of national Storytellers contest communicating research with impact

Ted Hewitt, president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), today applauded five talented students who have been named this year’s top research storytellers. The five were selected from among 25 finalists in a national challenge to find innovative ways to communicate the impact of social sciences and humanities research. SSHRC’s annual Storytellers contest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201822 Views

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Federal Minister of Science announces major funding for social sciences and humanities research at Congress – URegina

May 28, 2018 Today, at Congress 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, federal Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced $158.4 million for 808 research projects across Canada. Funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the projects being supported range from education and immigration to Indigenous arts leadership […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201841 Views

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Student researchers recognized at awards night – UFV

May 28, 2018 Providing undergraduate students with research opportunities is one of UFV’s defining strengths. That strength was celebrated on May 24 as top student researchers were honoured at the annual Undergraduate Research Excellence awards. A total of 41 students were recognized at the event, receiving more than $25,000 worth of research awards, the most […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201829 Views

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Supporting research that touches Canadians’ lives everyday

May 28, 2018, Regina, Saskatchewan—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Social sciences and humanities research is at the heart of understanding many of the challenges and opportunities faced by Canadians. This research informs policies and plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. That is why the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201833 Views

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University of Ottawa: Food security, nutritional health and traditional food go hand in hand for First Nations in Saskatchewan

Newly published results from a study on nutrition, food security and the environment in Saskatchewan First Nations show that food insecurity is a major concern and that many households would like more access to traditional foods.The study found that out of the 1042 participants, 37% of First Nations’ households in Saskatchewan are food insecure compared […]

by pmnationtalk on May 28, 201864 Views

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Fascinating summer of research ahead for StFX students, recipients of the RBC Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Award

This summer, StFX undergraduate student Hannah Moore will work to understand why and how women end up incarcerated. Fellow student Alejandra Torres will study the social, political, and racial logic of representations of racial minorities in contemporary scripted narrative television. And Jake Yeandle will complete a three-and-a-half month internship in Manly, Australia researching the issues, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201822 Views

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Grassy Narrows Study, Correction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2018 TORONTO – A new health survey commissioned by Grassy Narrows First Nation shows that decades after mercury was dumped into a river system, the physical and mental health of people there is “significantly worse” than that of other First Nations in Canada. The community-based health survey found […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201833 Views

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UVic: Canada sets its sights on the next 100 years of astrophysics exploring the universe

May 22, 2018 Astronomers and educators from across the country are in Victoria this week to discuss the history and future of astronomical research in Canada, including Indigenous knowledge of astronomy, with events that include the naming of a minor planet after the Tsawout First Nation. Co-hosted by the University of Victoria, the Canadian Astronomical Society’s […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201837 Views

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U of S Gladue Rights Research Database first of its kind in Canada

SASKATOON—A unique-in-Canada research database developed and launched at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will help to ensure the Gladue rights of Indigenous people are fully accounted for during sentencing. May 15, 2018 “It is important when sentencing a convicted Indigenous offender that judges be provided with information and facts pertaining to the historical […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2018154 Views

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Verschuren Centre, CBU Embarking on Collaborative Research Projects

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Government of Canada supports development of “smart” food packaging; aquaculture solutions to protect oyster industry May 15, 2018 – Sydney, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency World-class academic research facilities and businesses working together to find innovative solutions to industry challenges are key to generating income, spurring growth and strengthening […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201837 Views

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VIU’s Canada Research Chair Focused on “Future Proofing” Shellfish

May 9, 2018 Dr. Timothy Green will be CRC Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics Climate change is one of the biggest threats to shellfish populations and sustainable shellfish farming in Canada and worldwide. In British Columbia, ocean acidification caused by climate change is recognized as a key threat. That’s one reason why Dr. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201877 Views

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Participants explore equity, diversity and inclusivity in science as part of London Health Research Day

May 7, 2018 Equity, diversity and inclusivity are crucial to the future of Canadian science. This is a topic of national importance that has garnered attention and action from the federal government, funding agencies and scientists across the country. To help address this important topic, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Lawson […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201839 Views

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New investments in research and training to grow Northern fisheries

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Nunavut fisheries benefitting from CanNor funding May 8, 2018 – Qikiqtarjuaq, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Developing a strong Northern commercial fishing sector is an important part of growing the region’s economy. It has the potential to bring in millions of dollars to the economy and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201855 Views

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U of G Gets $3.4 Million From Canada Research Chairs Program

The University of Guelph will receive $3.4 million through two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and renewal of three others. This funding is part of federal support for 186 chairs that have been established or renewed at 48 institutions across Canada, an investment of $158.7 million. Engineering professor Graham Taylor will receive a new Tier […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201844 Views

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University of Regina announces new Canada Research Chair – U Regina

May 3, 2018 Today, the University of Regina announced its newest Canada Research Chair (CRC), Dr. Allyson Stevenson, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice. “It’s difficult to put into words how meaningful this acknowledgement of my research is, especially because it is connected to my personal values as […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201851 Views

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CBU Professor Awarded Prestigious Canada Research Chair

May 04, 2018 Cape Breton University’s Dr. Kevin McKague has been named as the recipient of a prestigious Tier 2 – Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise in Inclusive Markets. Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are for five years and are granted to exceptional emerging scholars who have been recognized by their peers as having […]

by pmnationtalk on May 7, 201845 Views

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Breadth of research highlighted by latest CRC announcements – University of Lethbridge

May 03, 2018 A trio of University of Lethbridge researchers are among 186 persons who have been announced as new or renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC) by the Government of Canada. Drs. Monique Giroux (Indigenous studies), Trushar Patel (chemistry & biochemistry) and Julie Young (geography) were all named Tier II Canada Research Chairs as the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201896 Views

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BC Government: Investment in wood science supports student innovation, research

May 01, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – Engineering students in Prince George now have access to a state-of-the-art research facility to create sustainable wood engineering solutions, with the opening of the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The lab provides students, researchers and faculty members from UNBC with the ability […]

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 201849 Views

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Governor General to Celebrate Canada’s Top Science and Engineering Researchers

NSERC Awards 2018 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present a series of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 6 p.m. The following NSERC Awards will be presented during the ceremony: NSERC Gilles Brassard […]

by aanationtalk on April 27, 201863 Views

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Canada’s researchers have more opportunities to explore, discover and succeed than ever before

April 27, 2018, Ottawa ON Without the hard work of Canada’s researchers, we would not have the discoveries and innovations that are powering a brighter future for all people. Their commitment to science and scholarship drives advances in new technology fields, novel medical treatments, clean energy, economics and so much more. That was the message […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201846 Views

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McGill U: Extraordinary $15-million gift will create unique powerhouse initiative to fight infections and immune threats to human health

Partnership between McGill and the MUHC will bring together over 250 researchers under the newly created McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity PUBLISHED: 26APR2018 A $15-million gift from the visionary Montreal-based Doggone Foundation will launch the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity, a unique and highly collaborative endeavour that will harness the scientific […]

by aanationtalk on April 26, 201852 Views

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Genetic research on ancient indigenous bodies needs ethics code: scientists- CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018 Genetic scientists who study the remains of ancient Indigenous people say their work needs a code of ethics to guide it. Seven co-authors make the argument in a paper published today in the prestigious journal Science. They say that such research without the consent and co-operation of modern Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201841 Views

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Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies and new graduate scholarships established at U of S

SASKATOON – The Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis Studies and Gabriel Dumont Graduate Scholarships for Métis Students have been launched in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). Apr 26, 2018 Both initiatives are part of a new five-year partnership agreement between the U of S and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201880 Views

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Nipissing U: Masters students present environmental research

Phosphorous in Callander Bay, petroleum exploration in the Niger delta, the bureaucracy of traplines in Kashechewan, and the role of Indigenous art in making on decolonizing cultural identity, environmental rights, and oral histories. These topics represent just some of the important research being undertaken by graduate students in Nipissing’s Masters of Environmental Studies/Master of Environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201857 Views

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TransMountain Part 2: Canadians weigh in on economic implications, protesters, and ‘social licence’ – Angus Reid

April 23, 2018 – Protests against Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Pipeline have followed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for months, from Vancouver to Ottawa to London. Not London, Ontario. London, England. The protests from the United Kingdom’s branch of Greenpeace during Trudeau’s recent visit for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting serve as an indication of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201857 Views

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Northern Ontario School of Medicine establishes cross-border project to improve opportunities for First Nation, Metis and Native American populations

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth (UMMSD) have established a cross-border program to improve the health and educational opportunities of First Nations, Métis and Native Americans in Northern Ontario and Northern Minnesota. The program will provide an exchange among cross-border experts in Indigenous health profession programs and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 2018105 Views

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Polar Knowledge Canada launches Call for Input for next Research and Strategic Plans for 2020-2025

April 18, 2018 Ottawa, ON Polar Knowledge Canada Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) is pleased to announce the launch of an engagement process for input to inform the development of POLAR’s next 5-year Research Plan and broader agency-wide Strategic Plan that will guide future funding, programs and activities from 2020 to 2025. Individuals, groups and organizations […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201893 Views

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Pipeline Problems? Try Tanker Troubles: BC Kinder Morgan opponents want spill response assurances – Angus Reid Institute

Slim majority of Canadians, British Columbians now support pipeline project; opposition remains strong April 18, 2018 –  The reassertion of jurisdictional issues in the battle between B.C. and Alberta over the completion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project is sharpening public opinion on the matter. But, while more Canadians appear to be losing patience with the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201854 Views

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Probe Research: Manitobans split on Indigenous access to justice

April 16, 2018 More than two-in-five Manitoba adults say the justice system generally treats First Nations, Métis and Inuit people unfairly. View full release: NT5

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NU researchers earn $1.3 Million in grants

Researchers at Nipissing University have earned $1,352,011 in multiple grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The work of these faculty members contributes to a better understanding of Nipissing First Nation’s history; Canadian’s participation in sport; how Northern Canadians acquire and maintain […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2018100 Views

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Real time monitoring could decrease boil water advisories on First Nations:study – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2018  By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS A study by Ontario researchers suggests real-time monitoring technology at water treatment plants on reserves could significantly reduce the number of drinking-water advisories issued for First Nations across the country. Edward McBean, an engineering professor at the University of Guelph and his former student, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201885 Views

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Laurentian University Research Excellence Award 2017-18 awarded to Dr. Jacqueline Litzgus

Dr. Litzgus recognized for research in reptile conservation and education Laurentian University is pleased to announce that Dr. Jacqueline Litzgus has been awarded the 2017-2018 Research Excellence Award. Dr. Litzgus was nominated by colleagues and students for her outstanding work in the field of conservation, particularly focusing on reptiles and turtles. She received the award […]

by pmnationtalk on April 2, 201859 Views

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Canada’s largest health research platform teams up with University of Toronto to accelerate cancer and chronic disease research

Canada’s largest health research platform teams up with University of Toronto to accelerate cancer and chronic disease research Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) enters a new era of scientific activity under the leadership of newly appointed National Scientific Director, Dr. Philip Awadalla March 29, 2018 (Toronto) – The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership”) […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2018130 Views

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University of Regina: Public policy school appoints new director of Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre

March 28, 2018 After more than a decade of working with Indigenous groups in defining healthy communities, Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose has assumed leadership of the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) as the new director, under the guidance of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS). After more than a decade of working […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2018111 Views

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Media Release: The changing face of the Canadian family

Canadian families are becoming more diverse and they’re pretty stable units overall, as shown in the sixth and latest edition of Close Relations. WireService.ca Media Release (03/27/2018) Lethbridge, AB – Authored by Dr. Susan McDaniel, a University of Lethbridge sociology professor and director of the Prentice Institute, along with Dr. Lorne Tepperman from the University […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2018135 Views

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Ways of Knowing: Promising Directions for Métis Research symposium – MNO

Are you a Métis youth over the age of 18 who is currently enrolled in post-secondary education or interested in post-graduate studies? If so, this symposium is for you! Click here to download the application. The Métis Nation of Ontario, in partnership with the University of Ottawa, will be hosting a symposium, Ways of Knowing: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 2018168 Views

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BU researcher sheds light on Gabriel Dumont, North-West Resistance

BRANDON – The research of a Brandon University (BU) professor has provided new insight into Métis leader Gabriel Dumont and the North-West Resistance. Dumont was a key general in the Métis forces commanded by Louis Riel during the North-West Resistance, which took place from March 26 to June 3, 1885. Also known as the North-West […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201894 Views

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Media advisory: CIHR’s Dr. Carrie Bourassa to announce steps in supporting research towards reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 23, 2018 – Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health, will visit the University of Manitoba to announce steps being taken by CIHR to support research that seeks to improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples. She will be joined by Drs. Marcia Anderson and Digvir […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2018129 Views

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Inuit Release National Inuit Strategy On Research

March 22, 2018, Ottawa, ON – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is pleased to release the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), a pivotal document that outlines the coordinated actions required to improve the way Inuit Nunangat research is governed, resourced, conducted, and shared. The document promotes a shared understanding of the legacy of Inuit Nunangat […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018131 Views

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