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The Minister of Health announces an investment of $378M in more than 400 research projects across Canada

August 13, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Health researchers and laboratories are at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs that lead to new treatments and knowledge that form the cornerstone of health improvements for Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to support this important scientific research. Today the Honourable Ginette […]

by pmnationtalk on August 13, 201835 Views

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Parks Canada’s Research Vessel Departs Victoria for a Voyage of Archaeology and Science

From: Parks Canada RV David Thompson sets course on an 18,500-kilometre long journey August 9, 2018 Victoria, British Columbia Parks Canada Agency The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced that Parks Canada’s newest research vessel, RV David Thompson, has left Victoria on a journey of research, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201823 Views

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Many Canadians are driving high, according to new StatCan cannabis data – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2018 9:10 OTTAWA _ A new Statistics Canada survey has found about 1.4 million Canadians reported they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis in the previous two hours. In addition, one in seven cannabis users with a driver’s licence said they had got behind the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201829 Views

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Webinar on Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants

In August 2018, SSHRC is offering a webinar to provide information and answer questions about the Special Call: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants. Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions via the webinar interface at any time during the presentations. No registration is required, so you can drop in at any time. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201827 Views

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Shellfish poisoning becoming less predictable, say researchers in Alaskan Indigenous communities – CBC

‘We’re finding that these blooms happen sporadically year-round,’ says environmental specialist Aug 07, 2018 Point Louisa is a common clamming spot for harvesters from the Tlingit and Haida tribes, as well as the Filipino community in Juneau. But since last summer, levels of paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) in butter clams at the beach have persistently […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201846 Views

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Ministry, NFN dropping research nets – North Bay Nugget

August 2, 2018 The province, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, will be conducting research and data collection on Lake Nipissing this summer, with nets being placed in the water this month. This project will allow for the collection of important fish information that will help manage the whole lake ecosystem, as well as help […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201821 Views

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Webinar on Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants

In July 2018, SSHRC is offering a webinar to provide information and answer questions about these Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions via the webinar interface at any time during the presentations. No registration is required, so you can drop in at any time. Webinar […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201853 Views

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Arctic Research Foundation sets sights on Hudson Bay – Nunatsiaq.com

July 25, 2018 Discoverers of Franklin wreck launch new research vessel A new scientific research vessel will be prowling the waters of Canada’s Hudson Bay this summer. It’s the William Kennedy, a converted offshore crab fishing vessel that’s been retrofitted to handle Arctic weather and ice conditions. The vessel is operated by the Arctic Research […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201828 Views

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Prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellow joins University of Regina research community – U of Regina

July 19, 2018 A researcher whose project focuses on working with Indigenous communities to learn how to best mitigate the negative impact that pipeline leaks have on their communities has joined the University of Regina research community after winning a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The award is funded for two years through the federal government. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201828 Views

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U of S awarded $2.4M for Indigenous health care, stroke recovery and cancer research

SASKATOON – Two Indigenous health initiatives are among four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research projects awarded more than $2.4 million by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Jul 18, 2018 “This major health funding will accelerate research into cancer, stroke, and infectious diseases such as HIV, improving the lives of patients and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201834 Views

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Leading-edge mental health and addictions care model launches at St. Paul’s Hospital

July 17, 2018 VANCOUVER – The next step in innovative care for people living with mental health and addictions challenges has been unveiled at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. The St. Paul’s Hospital HUB, a first-of-its-kind health-care model in Canada, provides a protective umbrella of wraparound services designed to support patients, no matter where […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201850 Views

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UCN Researchers Receive SSHRC Institution Connection Grant to Support MacKay Indian Residential School Reconciliation Project

July 16, 2018 University College of the North (UCN) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennie Wastesicoot, a researcher in UCN’s Faculty of Arts, Business and Science, and Dr. Andrea Walsh of the University of Victoria, have received an Institute Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support a reconciliation […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201860 Views

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Research forum to showcase important work being undertaken by M.Ed. and PhD students in StFX’s Faculty of Education

July 13, 2018 StFX Master of Education and Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies graduate students will have the unique opportunity to present and share their research on Monday, July 23 when the StFX Faculty of Education hosts the Educational Research Forum (ERF), beginning at noon in the auditorium of the Schwartz School of Business. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201840 Views

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CIHR – Project Grant: Spring 2018 results

The Project Grant: Spring 2018 competition has approved 369 research grants, plus an additional 39 bridge grants (21 through the competition budget and 18 through Institute Priority Announcements), for a total investment of approximately $277 million.Footnote 1 The 369 grants approved were awarded to 361 individual nominated principal investigators (8 NPIs were awarded two grants). […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201841 Views

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Mount faculty receive new funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

July 10, 2018 Recently, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced an investment in more than 800 social science and humanities research projects nationwide through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). “Thanks to the work of the hundreds of researchers being recognized [through these […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201835 Views

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Indigenous cancer care, MS among U of S research projects awarded $2 million

Complicated, foreign and often inhospitable. This is how an Indigenous patient once described Saskatchewan’s complex cancer care system to University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Gary Groot. Jul 4, 2018 That conversation convinced Groot that more needs to be done to support Indigenous cancer patients in the province, who continue to encounter systemic and racial barriers […]

by pmnationtalk on July 4, 201863 Views

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Federal Government Invests in U of G Humanities, Social Science Research

June 28, 2018 Eleven diverse University of Guelph research projects that will advance knowledge in the humanities and social sciences have received more than $1.5 million in federal support. The announcement was made today on campus by Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph. The funding comes from the Insight Grants program of the Social Sciences and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201898 Views

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UWinnipeg research scholar tackles TRC calls to action

June 29, 2018 Recent information from Statistics Canada shows that Indigenous youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17, even though they comprise only eight per cent of the country’s youth population. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report was tabled in 2015, one in five of its […]

by pmnationtalk on July 3, 201847 Views

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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, 201886 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, 2018174 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, 201856 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, 201864 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, 201854 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, 201863 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, 201865 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, 201868 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, 201882 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, 201864 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, 201866 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, 201856 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, 201876 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, 201866 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, 201862 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, 201896 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, 201849 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, 201875 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, 201857 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, 2018195 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, 201875 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, 2018123 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, 201869 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, 201896 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, 201873 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, 201884 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, 201875 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, 2018141 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, 201879 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, 201892 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, 201877 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, 201883 Views

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