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World’s Freshwater Laboratory Launches New Project to Revolutionize How We Protect Canada’s Lakes

WINNIPEG, April 18, 2019—To mark this Monday’s Earth Day, the world’s freshwater laboratory is launching an unprecedented two-year project to determine how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can revolutionize how we protect the environment. IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), just four hours east of Winnipeg, will be taking its 51-year dataset—one of the longest and […]

by pnationtalk on April 22, 20197 Views

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Networks of Centres of Excellence: Newly Funded Networks Address Current Issues

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is pleased to announce new funding for seven NCE networks. This support, totalling $92 million, will enable these networks of researchers to solve current issues and transfer knowledge to practice for end-users. This funding is the result of the most recent NCE Program and NCE Knowledge Mobilization Initiative […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201926 Views

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More women, university graduates on police forces may reduce use of excessive force, research suggests – Folio

De-escalation techniques increasingly important to prevent use of energy weapons like Tasers on mentally ill people, says U of A sociologist. Canadian police should hire more university graduates and women to reduce the risk of resorting to excessive force in conflict situations, according to a University of Alberta sociologist. “College-educated officers have been found overwhelmingly […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201930 Views

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First Nation in Yukon tests new machines to pull water from air – CBC

Entrepreneur says new design could reduce reliance on bottled water and boiling Apr 15, 2019 The Liard First Nation in Yukon is testing a new method of obtaining clean water — pulling it out of the air. An atmospheric water generator installed in Watson Lake is gathering moisture from the air like a dehumidifier, then […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201918 Views

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USask Images of Research highlights research the world needs

SASKATOON – Top prizes in the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Images of Research competition were awarded to images that uncover the benefits of playful behaviour in pigs, build better understanding with Indigenous peoples, and help to gain new insight into ecological change from plants, birds, bees, and glaciers. Apr 9, 2019 These were among the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201942 Views

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Study shows Indigenous Skills Vital to Conservation Research Outcomes – NetNewsLedger

April 10, 2019 SYDNEY – Researchers at the University of Sydney have produced hard data that demonstrates collaborating with Indigenous peoples changed the outcome of a scientific research project. It is the first empirical evidence that culturally diverse teams produce improved results in conservation research. Dr. Georgia Ward-Fear, a conservation biologist and herpetologist (amphibians and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201961 Views

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Government of Canada invests in geoscience research and the mining sector in Nunavut

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Over $3.8 million to support natural resource development research and mining April 3, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) With the continued growth of the mining industry in Nunavut, and the challenges of a changing climate, geoscience research has never been more important. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201943 Views

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Lakehead University is receiving more than $1.2 million from SSHRC

April 3, 2019 Lakehead University researchers are receiving $1,257,758 from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for 29 research projects. Some of this research will explore unfounded sexual assault reports to police, examine post-secondary student food insecurity, and investigate how southern medical schools in Ontario used Indigenous communities as a training ground for medical […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201939 Views

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U of Ottawa: How much hunting is too much hunting?

April 02, 2019 One of the main challenges in wildlife conservation biology is to understand what factors affect vulnerable wildlife populations over time. Scientists have been trying to understand these factors to estimate how much hunting in a season is sustainable, but the lack of long-term monitoring data, especially in remote areas such as the […]

by pnationtalk on April 3, 201933 Views

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Highlights for ECRs and polar research at EGU19

01 April 2019 The EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. Full program can be found at https://www.egu2019.eu/ APECS will be co-organizing with the EGU Cryosphere Division […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201926 Views

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Victoria U: eDNA tool a leap in progress detecting endangered frog species in BC

March 28, 2019 A new genetic tool developed by University of Victoria researchers can detect an endangered species’ DNA from water, making environmental impact assessments more effective and reliable. The eDNA—or environmental DNA—technology detects the presence of a species in a matter of days. Traditionally, it can be weeks in the field for researchers to […]

by pnationtalk on March 29, 201934 Views

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York U: Health Ecosphere collaboration leads to innovative digital health tech solutions to urgent healthcare challenges

TORONTO, March 27, 2019 – Health Ecosphere, an innovative project established to support the development of digital health technologies in Canada, has led to the commercialization of over 75 new products, forged close to 100 new partnerships, and created a new business model for moving health-tech prototypes to market. The lead partners of Health Ecosphere—York […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201941 Views

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Indigenous STS Research and Training Network among the recipients of the 2019 Kule Cluster Grants – UAlberta

March 22, 2019 Recipient Kim TallBear and panel at the Indigenous STS Symposium, 2018 The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) has announced the recipients of the 2019 Kule Research Cluster Grants. These grants support sustained activities of interdisciplinary research teams in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts that have the potential to be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201962 Views

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Fears of lack of affordable food affecting many First Nations people – Radio Canada International

March 26, 2019 Studies and statistics have consistently shown that suicide rates among Canada’s Indigenous peoples are two to three times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians. The reasons are complex, of course, but a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal concludes the quality and availability of foods plays a major role […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201977 Views

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Laurier Early Career Researcher Awards highlight exceptionally promising faculty members

March 21, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University is honouring three faculty members with its second annual Early Career Researcher Awards. The internal awards recognize early-career faculty who have made exceptional contributions both to research and to student training. The 2019 awardees are Associate Professor Diane Gregory of the departments of Health Sciences and Kinesiology and Physical Education, Associate Professor Tom Hazell of the […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 2019578 Views

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New cyberinfrastructure opens doors to Arctic data warehoused across the country – U Calgary Today

There is a treasure trove of invaluable Arctic data and Inuit Knowledge in Canada which has been painstakingly collected over decades. However, much of this information is difficult to access and use because of the distributed nature of data archives, different data formats and technologies, and the sheer volume and variety of information. The task […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019256 Views

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Early career researchers at the University of Lethbridge secure SSHRC awards

March 20, 2019 A dozen University of Lethbridge researchers have been awarded more than $600,000 in new funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for diverse projects, including agricultural supply chain management and repatriating Métis music. These Insight Development Grants, announced earlier this year, are designed to support emerging scholars and research […]

by pnationtalk on March 20, 201939 Views

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Saskatoon founder John Lake was a ‘scallywag,’ says U of S professor – CBC

Prof. Keith Carlson says Lake should be disliked by First nations, Métis and settlers alike Mar 20, 2019 John Lake is endearingly known as the founder of Saskatoon, but a University of Saskatchewan professor says he should be known more as a villain. History professor Keith Carlson is giving a talk Wednesday night at the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201943 Views

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Government of Canada announces major investments in scientific research to protect Canadian waters from oil spills

March 18, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts – Keeping our oceans and coastal areas clean, safe and healthy for current and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are making significant investments, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to help protect Canadian coasts and waterways from oil spills. Today, on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201981 Views

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Government of Canada highlights investment of $10M in 15 research projects at the University of Manitoba

March 15, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today, while touring the research facilities at the University of Manitoba on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019128 Views

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Carleton Faculty Receive CFI Funding to Support Research Benefiting All Canadians

Carleton University researchers Amy Rand, James Mungall and Heath MacMillan, along with the team of Olessia Jouravlev, Kasia Muldner and Chris Herdman,  have received support from Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for their work on the impact of pollutants, locating vital mineral deposits, the impact of cold on insects and effective learning. “Carleton is leading the way in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201949 Views

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York University receives health research funding for three major projects

CIHR to support research on inflammatory disease, care for rural dementia patients, and the health of urban Indigenous children. TORONTO, March 12, 2019 – Three York University professors have been awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2018 competition, for research on inflammatory disease, care in rural communities for people with dementia, and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201977 Views

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Government of Canada highlights investment of $3.7M in research projects at Memorial University of Newfoundland

March 12, 2019 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today, while touring the research facilities at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201955 Views

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New funding for research teams to study resilience in rapidly changing Arctic ecosystems

NSERC is pleased to participate in a new Belmont Forum funding opportunity to study the resilience of Arctic ecosystems in the face of climate change. Eligible Canadian applicants (or groups of applicants) can request up to a maximum of $75,000 per year, for up to 3 years. A total of up to $900,000 is available. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201967 Views

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The Minister of Health highlights investment of $275M in more than 370 research projects across Canada

March 12, 2019 – Quebec City, QC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, highlighted a recent federal investment of $275 million to support more […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019101 Views

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CIHR invests in future research leaders in maternal, reproductive, child and youth health and highlights innovative and impactful knowledge translation initiative

March 11, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The foundation for good health begins at the earliest stages of life. It starts with the reproductive health of parents and then continues throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and into the early years of life. This period is associated with numerous health challenges for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201961 Views

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Government of Canada announces significant investments in scientific research to protect Canada’s endangered whales

March 08, 2019 Vancouver, B.C. -Canada’s whales are iconic and breathtaking animals that are a vital part of our marine ecosystems. They are treasured by Canadians, hold significant cultural value for Indigenous and coastal communities, and boost local economies that rely on tourism. The Government of Canada is committed both to conserving whales and to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201949 Views

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Government of Canada helping to boost social sciences and humanities research in Ontario – Daily News McMaster

On March 5, Filomena Tassi, minister of seniors, announced $3.3 million to support 72 talented scholars and researchers at McMaster University. “This federal investment is both a boost to McMaster’s research enterprise and to Canadians as a whole,” said Rob Baker, vice-president, research. “This research will advance our collective knowledge and contribute to the social, political, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201955 Views

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Government of Canada invests $710,000 in coastal research initiatives in the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick

March 7, 2019 St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Canada’s marine ecosystems are vital to the livelihoods, well-being and cultural heritage of countless Indigenous and coastal communities. They are home to abundant fisheries, attract tourism and recreation, and allow the import and export of goods through responsible shipping. Conserving and protecting these areas for future generations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201967 Views

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Social impacts of oilsands poorly understood, USask study finds

SASKATOON — Decades of research into Canada’s oilsands have failed to give a clear picture of how industrial development has affected the region’s Indigenous Peoples, according to a study by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers. Mar 5, 2019 A “crisis of confidence” about the industry has left the people most impacted by oilsands development feeling […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201966 Views

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Nipissing University Unveils Five-Year Strategic Research Plan to Kickoff First Annual Research Month

March 4, 2019 Nipissing University is pleased to announce the launch of its five-year strategic research plan, a document which will provide a framework to inform decision making and communicate research success. The launch of the plan also marks the start of the first annual research month at Nipissing University, which features a series of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 201946 Views

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Jim Guy: Blueprint needed for saving wildlife Atlantic Salmon – Cape Breton Post

March 06, 2019 Recently, I attended a presentation at Cape Breton University (CBU) given by Professor Stephen Sutton of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF). The professor offered a blueprint for saving wild salmon in a strategic plan from 2019-2023. On screen he provided charts and graphs depicting the decline of Atlantic Salmon as it affects […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201993 Views

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U of L research examines the impact of residential schools on biological health in the next generation

A new study from the University of Lethbridge provides evidence that a mother’s experience of residential school may have biological impacts on her children. The research, published in the journal SSM Population Health, found that adult children of mothers who attended residential school had increased impairment in biological regulation compared to those whose mothers had […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2019128 Views

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U of Saskatchewan: Rehab dogs help children with cerebral palsy walk

Feb 26, 2019 A team of researchers, physiotherapists and veterinarians at USask are studying how large rehabilitation dogs can help improve the mobility, balance and well-being of children living with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that can affect movement and overall mobility. The study, awarded $50,000 by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), has […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2019104 Views

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New Research on Arctic Ecosystem Services

Feb 27, 2019 The first study to evaluate all of the Arctic ecosystem services to date was recently published in the Journal of Ecosystem Services. Researchers from the University of Iceland and University of Vermont recently published their study “Ecosystem services in the Arctic: a thematic review” in early 2019. The study identifies many themes […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201979 Views

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UVIC: Methane-snacking crabs suggest hedge against climate change

>February 26, 2019 Tanner crabs observed feasting at a bubbling methane seep on the deep seafloor in the northeast Pacific Ocean may be developing a way to adapt to climate change, says a marine ecologist from the University of Victoria whose work with Oregon-based researchers establishes for the first time that a commercially-harvested species is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201997 Views

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ONWA Supports Human Trafficking Awareness Day

ONWA Supports Human Trafficking Awareness Day The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) fully supports Human Trafficking Awareness Day (February 22nd) as a vital tool in the effort to bring visibility to the scourge of pain and suffering taking place in the shadows of daily life across Ontario. Ontarians must understand that human trafficking is a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2019920 Views

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CBU researchers receive grants to expand work in the field of Indigenous research – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University researchers have received Tri-Agency research grants to expand work in the field of Indigenous research. Stephen Augustine, associate vice-president, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College, and Tuma Young, assistant professor, Mi’kmaq Studies and researcher at CBU, have both been awarded a Tri-Agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201993 Views

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Cape Breton U: L’nuwey Tplutaqan Mawio’min Research Awarded Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in Canadian prisons, and victimization and vulnerabilities are not well understood. While there has been a movement to address and remedy the effects of colonialism through restorative justice, Indigenous communities, social scientists and legal professionals agree that the current Canadian justice system is not working for Indigenous peoples. CBU professor and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201974 Views

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USask awarded $4.9 million for Indigenous health research, HIV and cancer

SASKATOON – Five University of Saskatchewan (USask) research teams have been awarded a total of $4.85 million by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—the main funding body for university health research in Canada—for cutting-edge health research on cancer, HIV and Indigenous health. Feb 15, 2019 The grants include $2.26 million for research into re-awakening […]

by pmnationtalk on February 19, 2019103 Views

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Making this up’: Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science – CTV News

February 18, 2019 EDMONTON — Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that’s rarely subjected to independent checks, says a university study. “It doesn’t make any sense,” says University of British Columbia biology professor Adam Ford, who published his findings in the journal Environmental Reviews. “You would have to go out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201993 Views

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Memorial U of Newfoundland: $16-million investment focuses on climate change, coastal communities

February 14, 2019 The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has launched its next phase of ocean research, with a plan to invest approximately $16 million in projects that will examine climate change and how changes to the North Atlantic impact coastal communities. The funds will be distributed through a two-phased, peer-reviewed application process. OFI, a partnership led by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201970 Views

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U of T researchers’ program advances mental health care for students in remote communities

February 14, 2019 Todd Cunningham has found a way to reach students in remote, northern Ontario communities who need school psychologists and psychological assessment services – through their teachers. The assistant professor, teaching stream, at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) runs a telepsychology program alongside fellow OISE researcher Professor Judy Wiener that offers […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201991 Views

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Memorial U of Newfoundland: One-of-a-kind: Connecting to Labrador roots while helping lead critical marine research

February 14, 2019 It’s an opportunity most undergrads never get. Little wonder, then, that Natasha Healey jumped at the chance to help run one of Memorial’s most progressive science labs – one of only two in Canada and one of four such facilities in North America. The third-year undergraduate geography and earth sciences student in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201977 Views

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Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate – The Conversation CA

February 13, 2019 As we learn more about climate change, this knowledge can be paralyzing, especially for young people who are contemplating life pathways. Indigenous land-based learning offers an avenue for hope, embedded in action. This approach has been taken up in recent years by a number of post-secondary institutions in Canada and internationally. This is the focus of our work — as mixed […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201962 Views

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New permafrost research to improve understanding of climate change on northern highways, airports

February 12, 2019    Whitehorse, Yukon    Transport Canada Climate change affects the North more than any other part of Canada and threatens the efficiency, safety and reliability of northern transportation. Making our northern transportation system more resilient to the effects of climate is important given the key role transportation plays in the region’s social and economic […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019144 Views

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Council of Canadian Academies: Report Update-Expert Panels at Work

February 12, 2019 Policing in Indigenous Communities The Expert Panel signed off on the report in late December. The report, is now in production and will be released this spring. You can pre-order a copy on our website. The State of Knowledge and Practice of Integrated Approaches to Natural Resource Management (INRM) in Canada The […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201974 Views

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Government of Canada ensures Canada’s research community is as diverse as our country

February 11, 2019 Canada’s greatest potential can only be realized when all people are welcomed into the laboratory, the classroom and the field. We all benefit from the wide range of perspectives and talent that make our research and our society better. In a competitive global economy, Canada can’t afford to leave talent on the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2019121 Views

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PRV Virus poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon

“Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers alike with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this largely innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews WireService.ca Media Release (02/08/2019) – A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2019124 Views

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Cape Breton U: Close to Home – Dr. Kathy Snow

Dr. Kathy Snow, an Assistant Professor in the Education department at Cape Breton University,  knows the challenges of staying in school in small communities. For four years, Dr. Snow has supported student success and persistence initiatives within Indigenous communities in Mi’kmaki and Inuit Nunangat (the four regions in Canada where traditional Inuit communities are located […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019154 Views

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