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Working together to strengthen Indigenous research and training

From: gc:institutions/canada-research-coordinating-committee New strategic plan co-developed with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples contributes to reconciliation January 17, 2020—Ottawa, Canada—Canada Research Coordinating Committee Strengthening Indigenous research and training in Canada is about Indigenous peoples setting their own research priorities, guiding how research is done and how data is used, and having equitable access to research […]

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SSHRC: New dashboard enhances transparency on research funding to underrepresented groups

SSHRC is pleased to release a new, interactive dashboard, which presents two years of data from applicants to all SSHRC funding programs on their age, gender, and whether they identify as belonging to one or more of the four designated groups. A more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating excellent, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202028 Views

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SSHRC-funded researchers appointed to the Order of Canada

On December 28, 2019, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. Five SSHRC-funded researchers were among the 120 new appointments. We would like to congratulate and recognize the following researchers named as officers (O.C.) and members (C.M.) of the Order of Canada: Alain-G. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202036 Views

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UNB team receives funding for eelgrass research in Eeyou Istchee

Dec 20, 2019 A University of New Brunswick professor and her team are looking to map eelgrass beds from the sky. Together with colleagues from McGill University, University of British Columbia and University of Quebec at Rimouski, Drs. Brigitte Leblon and Armand LaRocque at UNB received funding from Niskamoon Corporation and MITACS to study eelgrass […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202044 Views

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Government of Canada invests in rail safety improvement in Canada

From: Transport Canada January 7, 2020    Ottawa    Transport Canada The Government of Canada is committed to improving education and awareness about rail safety and is working closely with railway companies and road authorities to make our rails and roads safer for Canadians. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced $225,330 in funding to educate communities […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202066 Views

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MUN – Research in review ’19: Infrastructure, expertise and partnerships round out ‘tremendous’ year

Dec 20th, 2019 With last year’s research income totaling more than $100 million – and funding for specific projects (see below) totaling more than $45 million – there are new exciting collaborations and enhanced expertise among the major research highlights this past year. “As Newfoundland and Labrador’s university, Memorial plays a vital role in helping […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202033 Views

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New trans-Atlantic social innovation research to address environment, health, youth and Indigenous topics

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2019  – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada and the Fonds de recherche du Quebec- société et culture (FRQSC) are pleased to announce the awardees of the Trans-Atlantic Social Innovation call, designed to foster social innovations, including new practices that can better address social challenges. Funding organizations from Brazil, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202039 Views

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Waterloo U: Natural causes are the key driver of change in Athabasca Delta flood patterns, research shows

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new research shows. The research also shows there is no evidence to support the perception that energy projects have increased the amount of metal pollutants in the delta ecosystem. Two recent studies, led by researchers at the University […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019102 Views

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Cape Breton University Researchers Awarded $850,000 Research Grant for the Re-Discovery of an L’nu Traditional Medicine

Working alongside Elders and knowledge-holders in Membertou First Nation, Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Professor of Chemistry at Cape Breton University, has been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant of $856,800 for his work on maskwiomin (birch bark-oil). Maskwiomin was an almost forgotten traditional L’nu medicine, which had historically been used in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019142 Views

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DLSPH Open: Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Dear Colleagues, One of the most important components of our Academic Plan is to create and nurture clusters of experts that will tackle critical challenges in public health and health systems in partnership with colleagues across the School, University and health systems, locally and globally. Ultimately, we hope these Interdisciplinary Research Teams spur culture change […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201991 Views

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Inuit Recognition Award, Northern Travel Award Presented At ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting

December 6, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Members of the ArcticNet Inuit Advisory Committee presented the 2019 Inuit Recognition Award yesterday evening at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Halifax. The award recognizes Inuit who are contributing to meaningful involvement in Inuit Nunangat research. This year’s recipient is Dr. Robert Way of Nunatsiavut.   Way is an Inuk, born and raised in Happy Valley-Goose […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019127 Views

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The New Frontiers in Research Fund 2020 Transformation competition is now open

2020 Transformation Competition Note The Canada Research Coordinating Committee acknowledges the valuable feedback received from the community regarding the Transformation stream framework and extends their thanks to the individuals and groups that participated. The flexibility of the Transformation stream to support projects on any topic of varying scopes and approaches was seen as a key […]

by aanationtalk on December 6, 2019168 Views

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ArcticNet to launch northern research program for northerners – Nunatsiaq News

5 December 2019 New North by North supports work done by Inuit and northern colleges HALIFAX—A new program developed by ArcticNet will put research dollars in the hands of Inuit and northern colleges. The North by North program was proposed by ArcticNet, a hub for Canadian climate change research, in its latest federal funding proposal, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201978 Views

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SSHRC Impact Awards

On December 4, the president of SSHRC, Ted Hewitt, presented the 2019 SSHRC Impact Awards to the five winners at a ceremony held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Government officials, policy-makers, academics, and other thought-leaders came from across the country to celebrate the significant contributions of these exceptional researchers to their research fields […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201956 Views

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Researcher puts a dollar figure on Nunavut’s country food harvest – Nunatsiaq News

5 December 2019 “Hidden economy” worth $143 million annually HALIFAX—Why can’t we talk about Nunavut’s locally harvested food in the same way we talk about natural resources? Duncan Warltier, a PhD candidate at McGill University, put that question to northerners and northern researchers gathered for a talk on sustainable harvesting at the ArcticNet conference in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019102 Views

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Uncovering what flows underground in Canada’s Arctic: The W. Garfield Weston Foundation awards Dr. Wayne Pollard with the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

Dr. Pollard is the first scientist to investigate perennial springs in high Arctic polar deserts His discoveries led to partnerships with NASA and the CSA helping both in the search for water on other planets Dr. Pollard has come up with new uses of geophysical tools for noninvasive study of ground ice HALIFAX, Dec. 5, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201963 Views

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UM research project to improve kidney health in remote communities wins funding from TD Bank – UM Today

December 3, 2019 — University of Manitoba researchers have received $1 million in funding to deliver innovative health care solutions to some of Manitoba’s Indigenous communities. UM is one of the 10 recipients selected from 378 applicants to the 2019 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. The winners were announced today, Dec. 3. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2019146 Views

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Concordia professor to study the ethics of using ancient DNA – Concordia University News

Jessica Bardill will collaborate with Canadian, U.S. and European researchers on a framework for consulting responsibly with affected Indigenous groups November 28, 2019 The study of DNA pulled from ancient humans and other organisms has clarified that humans interacted and mated with Neanderthals. It has also revealed a new type of species, called the Denisovans, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2019109 Views

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Funding awards support research at AU

Dr. Connie Blomgren, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Distance Education Dr. Connie Blomgren has received funding for one year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant program for her research initiative entitled, Annora Brown Art, Life and Legacy Education Project. Funding will support the hosting of two workshops where […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201963 Views

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IISD: Fossil fuel subsidies undermine BC’s efforts on climate change

Winnipeg – British Columbia has long held a reputation for being one of the most environmentally friendly provinces in Canada, but, according to a new report, it is also one of the country’s top supporters of the fossil fuel industry. The Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development found that BC’s subsidies […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 201957 Views

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ITK: National Inuit Strategy On Research Roundtable Summary Report

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) developed the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) and its companion Implementation Plan as a road map to foster Inuit self-determination in research. In February 2019, ITK hosted a roundtable discussion on the NISR. One hundred thirty participants from various sectors were brought together to constructively discuss optimal solutions to adopt […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201975 Views

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First-of-their-kind Canadian innovations celebrated by Mitacs

Ottawa, ON Six researchers, a leading professor, a spin-off company, and a humanitarian-response company are receiving recognition for their game-changing achievements in Canadian research. Their innovations include developing a less costly and more environmentally friendly way to produce cannabinoids, launching a leading-edge breast imaging device that provides high-resolution images at a lower radiation dose, advancing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201968 Views

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SFU: Climate change may impact kelp’s ability to reproduce

Marine heat waves may be impacting one of the ocean’s major sources of food and shelter for sea life—kelp. A recent study by SFU post-doctoral student Jordan Hollarsmith published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology examined how giant kelp respond to increasingly warm and acidic oceans. Researchers found that in lab settings, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019122 Views

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Two researchers named as Canada’s most powerful women – UM Today

November 20, 2019 — Two UM researchers in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have been named as Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2019 by Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Dr. Flordeliz Gigi Osler, an assistant professor in the department of Otolaryngology, and PhD student and Vanier Scholar Taylor Morriseau are receiving the honour. Launched in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019152 Views

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Indigenous leaders, U of T researchers look to forge collaborative relationship through ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ – U of T News

As Indigenous leaders and researchers at the University of Toronto seek to put their relationship on a new footing, they are looking to incorporate the Mi’kmaw concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, an approach grounded in mutual respect for one another’s knowledge systems. The Centre for Global Engineering Forum (CGEN), a cross-disciplinary research institute in the U […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019113 Views

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Three Laurier events to focus on Indigenous research

Nov. 19, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University is holding three public events within a week focused on Indigenous research. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the fifth annual Indigenist Research Symposium will feature talks about land, democracy and intimacy. In the week prior, on Thursday, Nov. 28, acclaimed Huron-Wendat scholar Georges Sioui will launch his new […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201978 Views

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Researchers present health studies from May 2016 wildfires at forum – Fort McMurray Today

November 14, 2019 The health of students, firefighters and Indigenous communities following the May 2016 wildfires was the focus of a two-day research seminar at Shell Place. The Friday and Saturday forum brought together seven research teams. The research focused on the health of pregnant women, students, Indigenous residents and communities, and firefighters. The research […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201973 Views

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Canadian research funding organizations sign San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

November 13, 2019 – Canada’s five major national research funders are pleased to join research leaders around the world who are working to strengthen research excellence by ensuring robust, equitable and impactful measures of research assessment. The Government of Canada’s research funding agencies — the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2019129 Views

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Human-induced climate change dates back much further than we think: study – Folio

Evidence crowdsourced from archeologists worldwide suggests land use for hunting and farming has contributed to global warming for at least 5,000 years. Human-induced climate change has origins far earlier than commonly assumed, according to a study published in the journal Science. Archeological evidence collected around the world suggests human activity began warming the global climate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201996 Views

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Water researchers, citizen scientists getting their feet wet – Brighter World

Harnessing the power of citizen science to track the local impacts of climate change. Working with Indigenous communities to monitor water quality in the Bruce Peninsula. Using documentary footage to help tell the research story of the Parry Sound 33 wildfire. These are just some of the innovative, community-based projects undertaken over the past decade […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201981 Views

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(Canadore) College Hires Cannabinoid Pharmacologist to Develop Responsive Programming and Research Capacity

Oct 29, 2019 Canadore College welcomes Dr. Pritesh Kumar, a world eminent research scientist specializing in cannabinoid pharmacology to develop a suite of programs in response to industry demand. Dr. Kumar will be responsible for cannabinoid research and developing comprehensive curricula in medicinal cannabis programming, which will include workshops for the general public, professional development […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201992 Views

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McGill U: Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research

The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international policies setting out clear goals in the area. In an article published this week in Nature Sustainability, an international team of scientists including researchers from McGill identified seven key areas for future research in order to tackle, effectively, the root […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201967 Views

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How microbes can improve a child’s play, a two-day conference at OC

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is hosting a two-day conference in Kelowna this week that will explore how exposing children to dirt and germs early on can actually benefit their well-being. The conference, hosted by the College’s Learning and Applied Research Department is taking place at the Kelowna campus on Nov. 1 and 2. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2019107 Views

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The Race to Find Scientific Secrets Encoded in Indigenous Songs – TheTyee.ca

An ‘eleventh hour’ push to learn and preserve. Part of a series on advances in education. As everyone knows, there are some things ethnoecologists simply don’t do. Study how people relate to their natural environment, yes; examine the ways in which natural world can shape culture, of course. But music? No. They don’t do music. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2019127 Views

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New evidence post-secondary access programs improve the lives of disadvantaged youth

Ottawa, October 25, 2019 – Two reports by researchers at the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) released today present evidence on how well high-school graduates from lower-income families in Canada have fared in their ability to access post-secondary education over the past twenty years. The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) has released Postsecondary […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2019132 Views

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Researchers from Dalhousie University and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada develop model to determine readiness to engage in HIV initiatives in Nunavut

Thursday, October 24, 2019 (Halifax, NS) – Researchers are concerned that Inuit, especially individuals living in Northern communities, are not getting enough access to confidential and anonymous HIV testing, education and prevention. Dr. Audrey Steenbeek, a Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University, and Tracy O’Hearn, the Executive Director of Pauktuutit Inuit Women […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019185 Views

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Manitoba Food History Project stretches from Altona to Churchill

10/23/19 When Dr. Janis Thiessen opens a jar of salsa, she’s not just thinking about whether it’s going to be mild or spicy. She’s considering the complex issues of migrant communities, how sharing food, and other aspects of culture, helps individuals to orient themselves. Thiessen is a history professor, joint graduate studies chair, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201986 Views

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SSHRC: Knowledge Synthesis Grants – Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity

January 2020 Competition Overview Value $50,000 Duration One year Application deadline January 7, 2020 (8 p.m. eastern) Results announced March 2020 Apply The online application form will be available in mid-November. Instructions Table of contents Context Description Themes Value and duration Eligibility Application process Evaluation and adjudication Regulations, policies and related information Contact information Context […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 2019100 Views

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Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Research and Policy Findings for Sustainable Arctic Communities and Economies

Tue, Oct 22, 2019 Fulbright Arctic Initiative Round 2: Key Findings and Policy Recommendations for Resilient, Thriving Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:00 PM –  4:00 PM ET Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 The Arctic faces critical policy challenges that require international cooperation and policy decisions that are grounded in Indigenous and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201966 Views

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MMF Donates $75,000 to St. Boniface Hospital Research – RBC Youth BIOlab

October 17, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – Today, Minister Anita Campbell of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) presented a cheque for $75 thousand to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation (SBHF) on behalf of MMF President David Chartrand, following up on a promise made this summer to double its previous donation from the Manitoba Metis Heritage Fund […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2019124 Views

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Canadore Investing in Technology to Support Food Security in the North

Oct 10, 2019 Canadore has committed to investing in a sustainable food development site that will house four grow pods from EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp (EHT). Slated for delivery in November, the grow pods will initially be used for research and academic training for existing and new programs including Functional Genomics and Health Care Administration […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2019141 Views

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UWinnipeg research increased by 400%

University of Winnipeg faculty members continue to demonstrate excellence in research. UWinnipeg is becoming known for its comprehensive and diverse research portfolio, led by emerging and established scholars. This has paved the way for undergraduate and graduate students to also do research across disciplines. This past year, UWinnipeg was awarded more than $12 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019103 Views

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(Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada) Request for Proposals: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Supporting Inuit Families and Communities – Environmental Scan and Research

Background: Organization and Previous Work in FASD Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (Pauktuutit) fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, advocates for equality and social improvements, and encourages their participation in the community, regional and national life of Canada. Pauktuutit leads and supports Inuit women in Canada in policy development and community projects […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201988 Views

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Partnerships to help save Indigenous languages lauded with humanities research award

October 09, 2019 A Simon Fraser University professor’s decades-long journey to document and preserve British Columbia Indigenous languages and create the partnerships and tools to keep those languages alive is being honoured by Canada’s social sciences research community. Marianne Ignace, a faculty member in SFU’s departments of Linguistics and First Nations Studies, has won one […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2019105 Views

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John Borrows receives 2019 Molson Prize for his Indigenous law research – SSHRC

John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, was awarded the 2019 Molson Prize on October 3, for his outstanding contributions to the social sciences. The presentation took place at a keynote address and book launch at the University of Saskatchewan’s Native Law Centre, where Borrows read […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201981 Views

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President Trimbee appointed chair of CRKN board

UWinnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Annette Trimbee, has been appointed as Chair of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network board of directors for a three-year term, beginning October 17, 2019. “Dr. Trimbee will bring extensive expertise in strategy and collaboration to CRKN,” commented Gwen Bird, Vice-Chair of CRKN’s Board of Directors. “Her accomplishments in both academic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201967 Views

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DFO tagging project reveals the secret lives of Arctic char – Nunatsiaq News

3 October, 2019 Cambridge Bay fisheries research project wraps up seventh year CAMBRIDGE BAY—If you live in Cambridge Bay and like to fish, you could end up becoming part of a multi-year fisheries research project on Arctic char. That’s what happened to fisherman Andy Mala last week when he opened up a char that he […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201999 Views

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U of T researcher works with Indigenous communities to bring their traditional calendar systems online – U of T News

Seven years ago, Jennifer Wemigwans received a call from Victor Masayesva Jr., a highly regarded Hopi Knowledge Keeper and artist, inviting her to a gathering of Indigenous Timekeepers from South and North America. Wemigwans, an assistant professor in the department of leadership, higher and adult education in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201986 Views

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Rock-solid climate solutions: Negative emissions technology

September 26, 2019 A team of international researchers plan to turn the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into rock by permanently injecting it beneath the Earth’s ocean floor through an ambitious, new research partnership announced today by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at the University of Victoria. The $1.5 million, four-year PICS Theme Partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201991 Views

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662 domestic homicides during 2010-2018: Canadian researchers, community collaborators launch study to learn from survivors and those left behind to enhance domestic homicide prevention

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according to a five-year, national initiative being led by researchers at Western University and the University of Guelph. Consistent with Statistics Canada figures and global estimates, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201995 Views

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