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Tracking the spread of chemical contaminants in the North: Dr. Derek Muir awarded the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Dr. Muir is internationally recognized as one of the first to discover high concentrations of chemical contaminants in Arctic food chains. His research spanning more than 30 years has uncovered how pollutants “fly, swim and hop” in the environment ending up in seals, whales, polar bears, Arctic fish and plants. His commitment to research has […]

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Arctic contaminants researcher wins $100K lifetime achievement award – CBC

Derek Muir named recipient of Weston Family prize for northern research Dec 12, 2018 A Canadian government scientist who has attracted attention for his research in Arctic contaminants was given a lifetime achievement award by a charitable foundation on Wednesday. Derek Muir is the recipient of the $100,000 Weston Family prize for northern research by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201815 Views

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RCYBC: Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

December 11, 2018 Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work and a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area. Using […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201821 Views

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Dal Health researcher Dr. Margot Latimer coauthors new research published in CMAJ – Dal News

First Nations children and youth experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the same rate as their non–First Nations peers, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). View it […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201823 Views

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CMAJ: Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth

Abstract BACKGROUND: Indigenous youth have higher rates of chronic health conditions interfering with healthy development, including high rates of ear, dental, chest and musculoskeletal pain, as well as headache, arthritis and mental health issues. This study explores differences in pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children. METHODS: Data from a study population of age- and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201827 Views

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Women in vulnerable demographics most at risk of domestic homicide, study finds – The Globe and Mail

More than three quarters of Canada’s domestic homicide victims were women, according to a new report released Thursday that said belonging to some specific demographic groups elevates the risk of a violent death even more. The report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative, a multi-year project studying domestic homicides with a focus on vulnerable […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201824 Views

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Land for ceremony, education prominent suggestions in Hamilton Urban Indigenous Strategy survey – TheSpec.com

Majority of Indigenous respondents say they experienced discrimination accessing city services and in the broader community. Land for ceremony is one of many suggestions to come out of a survey asking how Hamilton can strengthen its relationship with Indigenous residents. Indigenous urbanites are surrounded by concrete but the connection to natural spaces is central to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201835 Views

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Pre-Announcement: Operating Grant of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Program

The CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) and the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) are pleased to pre-announce the launch of the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Program funding opportunity. The NEIHR Program is supported financially by all 13 CIHR institutes. The Program will provide supportive research environments for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201838 Views

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Government of Canada provides over $2.5 million to four British Columbia coastal communities to increase availability of maritime data

From: Transport Canada News release November 30, 2018 Victoria Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. The Government of Canada, under the Oceans Protection Plan, is making sure our coasts are protected in a modern and advanced way. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201829 Views

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New USask research chair probes heart and stroke prevention among Indigenous women

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Dr. Heather Foulds (PhD) has been named Indigenous Early Career Women’s Heart and Brain Chair, awarded with $730,000 over five years to study the role of social and cultural factors in heart disease and stroke. Nov 22, 2018 The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), USask, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201845 Views

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The University of Regina welcomes two new Canada Research Chairs – URegina

November 20, 2018 Research focused on truth and reconciliation education and women’s mental health has received a boost thanks to more than $1 million in recent federal funding to the University of Regina through the Canada Research Chairs Program. The research of Dr. Michelle Coupal, whose Canada Research Chair (CRC) is in Truth and Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201825 Views

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Media Invitation – 4th Seminar on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples: Coproduction of Knowledge with Indigenous Peoples and sharing of research results

VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 19, 2018  – Media representatives are invited to attend the 4th seminar on the ethics of research with Indigenous Peoples held on November 22 and 23 at the First Peoples Pavilion, Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). This eagerly awaited event will be the opportunity to share updates on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201840 Views

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Three Laurier professors awarded prestigious Canada Research Chair positions

November 16, 2018 Waterloo – Three Wilfrid Laurier University professors who have achieved excellence in their fields have been awarded prestigious Canada Research Chairappointments. Audra Mitchell, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, has been newly appointed as the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Global Political Ecology (Tier 2). Two other Laurier professors have had their CRC appointments […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201831 Views

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Maamwizing 2018: Laurentian’s second Indigenous conference focuses on Indigenous research and the prioritization of the Indigenous voice

November 16, 2018 – Laurentian University, its newly formed Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute and its federated partner University of Sudbury are honoured to host the 2018 Maamwizing Indigenous Conference under the theme “Pursuing Indigenous Research in a Good Way.” Building from the success of the inaugural Maamwizing Conference in 2016, this edition aims to promote critical dialogue about Indigenous research by […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201856 Views

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Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre hosts conference examining impact of climate change on Indigenous communities in the North

November 15, 2018 Waterloo — Wilfrid Laurier University’s 31st annual Cold Regions Research Centre Days conference will focus on the impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities in the cold regions of the world. The event, co-hosted by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, will be held Nov. 29 and 30 in the Senate and Board Chamber on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The two-day […]

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Bridging the ‘genomic divide’: Lack of Indigenous DNA data a challenge for researchers – CBC

Ownership of DNA samples a concern for Indigenous peoples Nov 14, 2018 A prominent U.S. senator turned to genetic testing last month to try to prove her claim that she had Indigenous ancestry. But in assessing Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, the geneticists were forced to use samples from Mexico, Peru and Colombia because there were no […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201841 Views

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UNBC welcomes new and renewed Canada Research Chairs

November 13, 2018 The University of Northern British Columbia is celebrating the appointment of a new Canada Research Chair (CRC) and also the renewal of two CRCs. Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, an associate professor in Geography and the Northern Medical Program (NMP) has been named as the new Canada Research Chair in Humanities and Health […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201841 Views

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Prestigious posts: Canada Research Chair appointments amplify Memorial’s cutting-edge research reputation

Nov 13th, 2018 A $2.4-million investment by the Government of Canada for three new Canada Research Chairs will accelerate Memorial’s international reputation for innovative multidisciplinary research benefiting Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. The appointments were announced on Nov. 13 and include Dr. John Schouten, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise, Faculty of Business […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201869 Views

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Carleton University Announces Canada Research Chairs in Indigenous Art and Climate Change

November 13, 2018 Two Carleton University professors have been appointed as Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Carmen Robertson is a new CRC in Indigenous art, while Stephan Gruber’s CRC in climate change has been renewed. “Carleton attracts leading researchers who are committed to innovation, collaboration and taking innovative approaches to addressing critical real-world problems,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201841 Views

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Feds pledge money for young scientists but funding for in house research slips – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is making good on a promise to help young researchers who are trying to establish themselves in their fields. But the Liberals’ promised commitment to run a government that believes in science hasn’t led to funding research within […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201831 Views

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Laurentian researchers highlight the value of Indigenous patient engagement in research

(2018-11-08) Two Laurentian University researchers have contributed articles on Indigenous patient engagement in research for the new Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) Supplement in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The projects of Dr. Jennifer Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, and Dr. Nancy Young, Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health, both […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201852 Views

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Langara College receives $440,000 grant for two innovative projects

Nov 6, 2018 Vancouver, BC – Langara College has been awarded grants totaling $440K from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), under the College and Community Innovation Program and the College and Community Social Innovation Fund in support of two exciting projects. One of the projects aims to bridge the gap […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201841 Views

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Too Small to Fail – How Communities Can Prepare for Bigger Storms

November 05, 2018 A new report from the University of Waterloo stresses the importance of community-based projects to reduce increasing flood risk in Canada. The report, which highlights 11 projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Montreal and Halifax, details how the restoration and preservation of natural infrastructures —such as ponds, large-scale natural gardens, and restored shorelines— can […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201860 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in local innovation

College-industry research partnerships will result in better aged care, Indigenous community health and advanced manufacturing November 5, 2018 – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada’s colleges play an important role in research and innovation across the country. That’s why we’re funding partnerships between colleges and companies to help provide local students with training opportunities and jobs, while growing local […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201891 Views

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Ontario researcher pinpoints burial site of officer from Franklin Expedition – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 28, 2018 By Michelle McQuigge and Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS An Ontario researcher has used modern technology to clearly identify the final resting place of an officer from the Franklin Expedition, adding fresh information to the ongoing quest for details on the ill-fated search for the Northwest Passage. Douglas Stenton, a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201848 Views

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U of S and James Smith Cree Nation explore joint research and health care initiatives

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Medicine, James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN), and JSCN Medical Clinic LP have signed an MOU to collaborate on initiatives that could include a joint radiology research chair, medical imaging services and research, and educational development opportunities for Indigenous youth. Oct 25, 2018 “We acknowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201868 Views

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UNBC Recognized for Gains in Research Funding

October 25, 2018 Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia has been recognized for making significant gains in research funding in a national ranking of Canadian universities. UNBC’s research funding for Fiscal 2017 increased by 29.8%, from $7.6 million to $9.9 million, the second-largest growth in research income for a primarily undergraduate […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201853 Views

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NTI Welcomes Release of the Nunavut Inuit Labour Force Analysis

(October 22, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk welcomes the release of the Nunavut Inuit Labor Force Analysis (NILFA) report. The development of a NILFA is an obligation under Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement. It is required to be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis. The recently released […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201894 Views

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To promote diversity, U of T puts out special call for Canada Research Chair applications – U of T News

The University of Toronto has put out a special call for applications to the Canada Research Chair program in an effort to recruit more chairholders in underrepresented groups – a move in keeping with the university’s own long-standing commitment to excellence and equity, and with federal priorities for the program. U of T is inviting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201882 Views

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U of Winnipeg: Community-based participatory research book launch

October 19, 2018 There is increasing pressure on university scholars to reach beyond the “ivory tower” and engage in collaborative research with communities. UWinnipeg’s Dr. Shauna MacKinnon (urban and inner-city studies) launches her edited book, Practising Community-Based Participatory Research, Stories of Engagement, Empowerment, and Mobilization on Friday, November 8 at 12:00 pm at Merchants Corner, 541 Selkirk […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201850 Views

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University of Saskatchewan partners with First Nation on climate change research – Journal Of Commerce

October 19, 2018 SASKATOON, SASK. — University of Saskatchewan researchers are working with a First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to measure the effects of climate change. Earlier this month, a monitoring station was installed on land belonging to the Okanese First Nation. The first of four automated stations will record and share […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201854 Views

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U of S researchers partner with First Nations community to measure climate change

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are working with the Okanese First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to track and adapt to the effects of climate change on reserve lands. Oct 15, 2018 Earlier this month, a climate monitoring station was installed on Okanese land: the first of four automated […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201867 Views

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Students and researchers at Acadia University to share in historic Budget 2018 funding for science

Canada’s research community to benefit from largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history October 11, 2018 – Wolfville, Nova Scotia Science is about discovery. When researchers are given the tools to push the boundaries of knowledge, great things happen. These discoveries lead to the innovations that will grow the economy and help ensure Canada has […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201853 Views

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Investment strengthens British Columbia’s leadership in developing sustainable energy sources

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada News release University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre receives funding to support cleaner fuel research. October 11, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada The University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre has received an investment of $913,516 to explore new energy sources that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201888 Views

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Fifth edition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Vital Signs report released

Aging populations, economic uncertainty and an increasing shift from rural to urban – in the five years since the first provincial Vital Signs report many of the core issues facing the province have not changed. But how are we adapting, collaborating and innovating to find solutions? This is the focus of the 2018 edition of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201866 Views

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Canada and Yukon governments invest in research projects to address the impacts of climate change on northern transportation infrastructure

From: Transport Canada October 10, 2018 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 development. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201876 Views

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U of S researchers awarded $8M to tackle social, climate issues

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded more than $8 million for projects ranging from designing videogames that promote social bonding to safeguarding Indigenous people from the northward spread of a nasty parasite, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the cattle industry. Oct 9, 2018 The awards to 45 U […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201867 Views

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First Peoples Child & Family Review Vol 13, No 1 (2018)

Foreword Marc St. Dennis Coordinating Editor of First Peoples Child & Family Review, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: mstdennis@fncaringsociety.com Dear readers, It is my great pleasure to present volume 13(1) of the First Peoples Child & Family Review, which includes 7 brilliant published submissions from researchers and […]

by aanationtalk on October 9, 201868 Views

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Poll shows more Winnipeggers growing aware of racial gap – Winnipeg Free Press

10/5/2018 Four years after electing its first Indigenous mayor, more Winnipeggers believe the divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents is a serious issue. That’s good news, says the president of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg. People have to understand there’s a problem before it can be fixed, said Damon Johnston. “If Canadians have a high […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2018117 Views

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MNRF and NFN using nets to evaluate condition of Lake Nipissing – My North Bay Now

If you’re boating on Lake Nipissing and see nets in the water, leave them alone. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is studying the status of the lake in conjunction with the Nipissing First Nation. The data will help with future management of the lake and create measures to improve the walleye population. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201856 Views

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Canada Announces Next Steps on Future Arctic Oil and Gas Development

October 4, 2018, Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to working and consulting with territorial governments, industry, and Indigenous governments and communities in the North on future decisions on offshore oil and gas development. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, and the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201860 Views

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Expect to see a lot of nets in Lake Nipissing this month – MNRF – North Bay Nugget

October 3, 2018 Heads up boaters, expect to see a lot of nets in Lake Nipissing this month. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Nipissing First Nation are embarking on a project to collect information about the fish living in Lake Nipissing. The ministry says the project will allow for the collection of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201859 Views

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New Scientist Joins Health Research Institute and Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, ON – September 28, 2018 The research community in Thunder Bay is growing with the arrival of a new scientist. Dr. Jinqiang Hou will be joining the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute on Monday, October 1st, 2018, as a Lakehead University-Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute Research Chair. Dr. Hou will also […]

by aanationtalk on September 29, 201878 Views

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ITK: National Inuit Strategy On Research – Implementation Plan

September 25, 2018 Implementation of the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) requires a coordinated approach based on partnership. The NISR Implementation Plan identifies potential government and academic partners required to facilitate this process and reach the key milestones for the 5-year time frame. Introduction The National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) was released in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201887 Views

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What do lacrosse and ironworking have in common? – Brighter World McMaster

September 27, 2018 For most professors, the first week back at school means meeting new students, greeting returning ones and generally getting back into the swing of things – back to work, back to classes, back to a familiar routine. September didn’t start that way for Allan Downey, a new professor in the faculties of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201859 Views

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UNBC Researcher Named Banting Fellow

September 25, 2018 For the second year in a row, a postdoctoral researcher at UNBC has received a Banting Fellowship, a prestigious national research award. Dr. Vanessa Sloan Morgan is the recipient of a 2017-18 Banting Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The award provides $70,000 a year in funding for up […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201884 Views

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First Artifacts Jointly Owned by Canada and Inuit Recovered from Franklin Wrecks

From: Parks Canada Artifacts removed from HMS Erebus shared with Inuit at community gatherings September 26, 2018 Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Parks Canada Agency For the first time ever, artifacts from the 1845 Franklin Expedition that are jointly owned by the Government of Canada and Inuit were recovered from the wreck site of HMS Erebus. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201895 Views

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Horatio Alger Association of Canada releases first-ever Voices of Our Youth survey

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, September 18, 2018 – Young Canadians remain optimistic about the future and are heavily focused on financial stability, working hard and helping others – but are concerned about the plight of Indigenous Canadians, the impact of technology and levels of stress, according to a wide-ranging study of young Canadians commissioned by the Horatio […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201874 Views

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Two Laurier-led environmental youth camps receive Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council funding

Sept. 17, 2018 Waterloo – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has funded two environmental youth camps led by Wilfrid Laurier University researchers. The funding, through an NSERC PromoScience grant, will support one camp hosted in the Waterloo Region and one in the Northwest Territories (NWT). “Laurier is a leader in water science […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201869 Views

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Mummified ice age specimens unveiled in Dawson

Joint news release with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Chief Roberta Joseph, Premier Sandy Silver and Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys will be at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre today to unveil the mummified remains of a caribou and a wolf pup found on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory. The ancient ice age specimens, both radiocarbon […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2018156 Views

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