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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, 20195 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, 20195 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, 201917 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, 201928 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, 201954 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, 201936 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, 201933 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, 201933 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, 201925 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, 201926 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, 201932 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, 201935 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, 201937 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, 201954 Views

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Rapidly changing Arctic fisheries potential requires comprehensive management

The migration of fish due to unmitigated climate change could net fisheries in the Arctic 37 times more fish than current annual catch amounts by the end of the century, a new study from the University of British Columbia has found. But, the researchers warn, any future commercial fisheries must ensure species and ecosystem sustainability […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201935 Views

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OTC: Survey finds majority of Sask. residents believe Reconciliation possible

In a survey commissioned by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner we heard the attitudes and thoughts related to Truth and Reconciliation from over 3,000 Saskatchewan residents. We learned that people are more familiar with Residential Schools than with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its Calls to Action. Almost all respondents agreed that […]

by aanationtalk on September 23, 201939 Views

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3 Concordia researchers collaborate to engage Indigenous knowledges in the study of physics – Concordia University News

A New Frontiers in Research Fund grant will support interdisciplinary approaches to decolonizing science September 20, 2019 Interdisciplinary research is becoming increasingly relevant in our complex world. Yet, as many modern scholars are aware, it also can be a challenge. For two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers and an Indigenous scholar at Concordia, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2019121 Views

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The permafrost is melting: This LU climate researcher and colleagues have $5M to study reason why – Sudbury.com

PermafrostNet aims to bring Canada to the forefront in the battle against permafrost loss A team of climate researchers at Laurentian University have announced their network has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Over the next five years, NSERC will provide more than $5 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2019111 Views

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Laurentian U: PermafrostNet aims to vault Canada to the forefront of permafrost research

Sept. 12, 2019 – After over two years of hard work, a team of climate researchers at Laurentian University are thrilled to announce that their network has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Over the next five years, NSERC will provide more than $5 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2019135 Views

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U of Guelph: Profs Named Fellows of Royal Society of Canada

September 12, 2019 Three University of Guelph professors have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – Canada’s top academic honour — for outstanding individual achievement in the arts, social sciences and sciences. Profs. Christine Bold, Barbara Morrongiello and John Fryxell will be among 93 new Fellows from across Canada inducted this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201934 Views

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Anishinaabe associate professors among seven to receive funding for research projects – Anishinabek News

THUNDER BAY — Videos on land-based programming are being created for a Lakehead University Indigenous food sovereignty research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Lana Ray, assistant professor in Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University and Red Rock Indian Band citizen, received $142,211 for the project, which was one of seven Lakehead […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201970 Views

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ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2019: Call For Abstracts & Nominations

September 10, 2019 — Each year, ITK works with ArcticNet to ensure that Inuit are well represented at ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting. We bring Inuit research priorities to the forefront and ensure that we continue working together towards Inuit self-determination in research, one of ITK’s strategic objectives. This year’s ASM is being held in Halifax, […]

by pnationtalk on September 11, 201937 Views

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Royal Society of Canada elects 4 UVic researchers

September 10, 2019 Four University of Victoria researchers in the fields of social sciences and humanities have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), a 137-year old council of distinguished scholars and leaders recognized with the country’s highest academic honour. Professors Robert Gifford (psychology and environmental studies) and James Tanaka (psychology) are elected […]

by pnationtalk on September 11, 201938 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation, habitat restoration and research science projects throughout British Columbia

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada September 5, 2019 Vancouver, BC — Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia’s coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many Indigenous communities. The focus on habitat restoration projects and research science is part of a broader approach to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019121 Views

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Canadian social sciences and humanities researchers honoured for their extraordinary contributions

From: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Annual SSHRC Impact Awards celebrate top talent in Canada’s social sciences and humanities research community September 4, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario Canadian social sciences and humanities research is producing innovative knowledge that is helping communities, businesses and governments to have an impact on people’s lives. The Social […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201932 Views

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Commentary – Diversity is indispensable to excellence in research – Folio

Recent increases in diversity of researchers receiving federal grants show there is no conflict between equity and excellence, argues U of A political scientist. Earlier this year, NASA’s plan to conduct a historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201945 Views

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Lakehead University receiving $742k to support seven important research projects

August 29, 2019 – Thunder Bay, Ont. Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $742,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for seven important projects undertaken by faculty and graduate students. Three projects in particular will assist Indigenous children who are experiencing mental health difficulties, investigate how food sovereignty can provide health interventions […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201968 Views

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Holland College: Research partnership helping to strengthen Mi’kmaq Community

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — New Mi’kmaq parents will have a bit more help as they wait for the arrival of their little one. A research partnership between Holland College’s Applied Research department and the Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre has led to the development of a booklet designed to support Mi’kmaq people when they are approaching parenthood. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201942 Views

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Government of Canada supports a new maritime information system pilot project in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government

From: Transport Canada News release August 25, 2019 Nain Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous peoples and in close collaboration with local stakeholders and coastal communities to protect Canada’s unique […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201954 Views

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The official opening of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, opens a new chapter in Canada’s polar research leadership

CAMBRIDGE BAY, NU, Aug. 21, 2019 – New knowledge of the Arctic is vital to addressing the unique challenges of climate change in Canada’s North and strengthening the resilience of northern communities. Science and Indigenous knowledge working together is key to developing the evidence-based policy that will help enable Northerners and all Canadians adapt to […]

by pnationtalk on August 22, 201972 Views

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Canadian High Arctic Research Station opens its doors in western Nunavut hub – Nunatsiaq News

22 August, 2019 “Today’s celebration represents a significant milestone for our community,” says Cambridge Bay mayor The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay finally opened its doors yesterday before a crowd of locals and some visiting politicians and officials. Not in attendance: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was originally […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201941 Views

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Winnipeg U: Chemists research plant-based compounds to treat Type 2 diabetes

August 21, 2019 Traditional medicinal plants used by Indigenous peoples may hold the key for scientists to discover an effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes, and University of Winnipeg chemist, professor, and program chair, Dr. Athar Ata, is determined to find that remedy. “We collect plants from around the world based on their ethno-medicinal importance,” […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201971 Views

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SFU: New analysis of century-old fish scales reveals startling decline in salmon populations

August 20, 2019 Contact: Michael Price, Biological Sciences, 604-842-4409, mhprice@sfu.ca John Reynolds, Biological Sciences, 778.782.5636, reynolds@sfu.ca Braden McMillan, University Communications & Marketing, 778.782.3210, bradenm@sfu.ca Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/conl.12669 Research summary: http://www.michaelprice.org/summaries.html Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UVYIuObFK8xjCsenkmgjX28LV-yS6CiL?usp=sharing Researchers drawing on 100-year-old sources of salmon data have found that recent returns of wild adult sockeye salmon to the Skeena River—Canada’s second largest salmon watershed— are […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201998 Views

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Pre-Announcement: Expression of Interest – Seeking Members for the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research

August 19, 2019 CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC to seek expressions of interest for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples who may wish to participate in an Indigenous Research Reference Group this fall. For the past year, the granting agencies have engaged with Indigenous partners in a national dialogue across the country in support of a […]

by pnationtalk on August 19, 201958 Views

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Thinking about the future of the past – McMaster U

The L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History will be a leader in a new national initiative to evaluate how history is taught to Canadian students from kindergarten to the end of high school. The project, which involves scholars, educators, museums, heritage centres and Indigenous groups from across the country, has received $2.5 million from a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201945 Views

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Canadian researchers are better supported and more diverse than ever before

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Minister of Science and Sport and Minister of Finance highlight government accomplishments in Canadian science August 15, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario Science and research are integral to the transformative discoveries and innovations that improve the lives of all Canadians. New medical breakthroughs, quantum computing technologies and innovative agricultural […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201944 Views

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Government of Canada supports important coastal environmental research on Canada’s Arctic coasts

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 14, 2019 Iqaluit, Nunavut — Canada’s Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of countless Inuit communities. Protecting our coasts and marine habitats for future generations calls for long-term coastal environmental baseline data, which will allow us to identify changes in coastal ecosystems and the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201976 Views

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Government of Canada supports important coastal environmental research on Canada’s Arctic coasts

August 14, 2019 Iqaluit, Nunavut — Canada’s Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of countless Inuit communities. Protecting our coasts and marine habitats for future generations calls for long-term coastal environmental baseline data, which will allow us to identify changes in coastal ecosystems and the long-term impacts of fishing, shipping, oil […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201958 Views

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McDowell Foundation Receives Honourary Patronage of the Lieutenant Governor

August 8, 2019 SASKATOON – The Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching is pleased to announce that His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan will serve as the Honourary Patron of the Foundation during his term in office. “We are thrilled that the Lieutenant Governor will be continuing his support […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201944 Views

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New environmental monitoring and research projects funded in the NWT

Seven new environmental monitoring and research projects are receiving funding through the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP). Every year NWT CIMP funds environmental monitoring and research projects which aim to provide valuable scientific and traditional knowledge for resource managers, governments and communities to use when making decisions. This year, seven new projects […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201953 Views

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Government of Canada invests in key research on oil spill response measures and coastal environmental baseline monitoring at the University of Manitoba

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release August 9, 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba — The health of our oceans matters to all of us. The Government of Canada is dedicated to protecting our oceans and waterways and to keeping them clean, secure and productive for the benefit of all Canadians, now and into the future. We […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201932 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada Supporting collaboration, science excellence and renewed infrastructure August 9, 2019 – Moncton, New Brunswick – Public Services and Procurement Canada The Government of Canada understands that federal scientists play an important role in the lives of Canadians; scientific research and discovery improves our health, environment, communities and economy. Providing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201950 Views

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DFO puts money into Frobisher Bay mercury study – Nunatsiaq News

8 August, 2019 A project that plans to look at mercury contamination in Frobisher Bay received a financial boost, when Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s minister for fisheries and oceans, came to Nunavut with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On the Apex beach Aug. 2, Wilkinson, wearing rubber boots, even took his turn at collecting a sample for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201962 Views

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Government of Canada invests in marine science initiative led by the University of Waterloo in Iqaluit, Nunavut

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 2, 2019 Iqaluit, Nunavut — Canada’s Arctic coasts are home to an abundant marine ecosystem that supports the livelihood and culture of Inuit communities living in the North. We know that this environment is changing due to the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and persistent chemicals that are […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201952 Views

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Four SSHRC-funded researchers appointed to Order of Canada

On June 27, 2019, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. Four SSHRC-funded researchers were among the 83 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: […]

by aanationtalk on August 5, 201949 Views

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ITK: Urban Inuit Labour Market Survey

July 30, 2019 — Help us develop an Urban Inuit Labour Market Strategy to ensure all Inuit have appropriate access and support to labour market programs and services no matter where they live. Complete our survey today and you could win an iPad! NT5

by pnationtalk on July 31, 201953 Views

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Talent and insight: More than $2 million federal investment creating new knowledge at Memorial

Jul 25th, 2019 New federal funding is accelerating diverse research projects ranging from social enterprise in rural Newfoundland and Labrador to research focused on women, feminism and philosophy. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced a total of $2,273,242 on July 17 for 40 Memorial-led projects. “This latest investment will propel […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201976 Views

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Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-016 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report A-2019-016 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below. To view the Report in its entirety, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner Report: A-2019-016 Report Date: July 25, 2019 Public Body: Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201968 Views

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Here’s why a $4.8-million research project is named the Feast Centre – McMaster

July 24, 2019 Randy Jackson is an associate professor at the School of Social Work and the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute. Renee Masching is the director of research and policy and acting chief executive officer at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and co-director of the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre). Together, they […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201968 Views

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U of L social scientists net SSHRC awards worth nearly $440,000

July 23, 2019 University of Lethbridge graduate students and faculty members will tackle a variety of research projects thanks to funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). “The U of L’s success rate with Insight Development Grants was very positive, higher than the national average and continues our momentum,” says […]

by pnationtalk on July 24, 201975 Views

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