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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, 201917 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, 201925 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, 201925 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, 201920 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, 201915 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, 201934 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, 201928 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, 201918 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, 201929 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, 201917 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, 201931 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, 201929 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, 201925 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, 201927 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, 201935 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, 201950 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, 201937 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, 201949 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, 201944 Views

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

On July 17, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of more than $285 million for 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). “Researchers in the social sciences and humanities generate ideas and innovations that improve the lives of Canadians. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201950 Views

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VIU Research Will Study Rising Stresses on Fragile Mountain Ecosystems

July 22, 2019 A team of Vancouver Island University (VIU) researchers is ascending to new heights for an in-depth analysis that will project 100 years into the future to get a better understanding of what is happening in our mountain environments. One-quarter of Canada’s land mass is made up of mountains, seven times the area […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201950 Views

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SSHRC-funded researchers win Governor General’s Innovation Awards – SSHRC

On May 13, 2019, the Rideau Hall Foundation announced the recipients of the fourth annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards. Two SSHRC-funded researchers were among the six new laureates. We would like to congratulate Chief Dr. Ronald Ignace (Stsmel’cqen) and Dr. Marianne Ignace (Gulḵiihlgad) of Simon Fraser University’s Department of Linguistics for this recognition of their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201935 Views

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Lakehead University is receiving more than $757K in SSHRC Insight and Insight Development grants and student awards

July 22, 2019 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont. Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $757,000 in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight and Insight Development grants and student awards for 16 research projects. Some of this research will explore the use of body-worn cameras in policing and examine medical assistance in […]

by pnationtalk on July 22, 201983 Views

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The NRC welcomes visiting scholar Dr. Marie-Odile Junker, expert in information technologies for Indigenous languages

July 22, 2019 Dr. Junker will contribute to the NRC’s Indigenous Languages Technologies Project The NRC’s Indigenous Languages Technology Project is honoured to welcome leading Indigenous language technology expert Dr. Marie-Odile Junker as a visiting scholar to the NRC. Dr. Junker is a Full Professor at the University of Carleton’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies, a Killam […]

by pnationtalk on July 22, 2019107 Views

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Winnipegger part of Indigenous HIV research project – Vulcan Advocate

July 21, 2019 In the 1980’s, Albert McLeod, a two-spirited Métis man from Winnipeg, said he watched his friends die of HIV. Nearly 40 years later, a disproportionate number of Indigenous people are still dying of the disease. McLeod calls it a failure of the health system, and he’s doing something about it. McLeod is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201947 Views

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Trent Anthropology Researchers Top Recipients of $828,445 in Funding for Humanities and Social Sciences

July 19, 2019 Projects receiving SSHRC grants include studies on pre-Hispanic agriculture in the Andes, water management in pre-historic Myanmar, and how Fitbits have transformed walking into a game Eight researchers at Trent University investigating historical and modern humanities received a total of $828,445 in Insight Grants through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201936 Views

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Centre for Indigenous HIV research awarded $4.8-million CIHR grant – Daily News McMaster

July 19, 2019 McMaster researcher Randy Jackson and his research partner Renee Masching, from the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), have been awarded a $4.8-million CIHR grant for a massive, multidisciplinary, cross-Canadian project that will respond to the growing problem of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) among Indigenous populations. The grant, which amounts to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201968 Views

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Laurier researchers receive over $5M in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

July 17, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University researchers have received more than $5 million in funding through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Thirty-six Laurier faculty members working in a broad range of areas, from advancing Indigenous environmental stewardship to studying the effects of paternity leaves on men’s career outcomes, received funding through the Connection, Insight […]

by pnationtalk on July 19, 201964 Views

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Lakehead University is receiving more than $380,000 for research partnership development

July 18, 2019 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ont. Lakehead University researchers are receiving $384,374 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for several research projects that will have an impact in various areas of Ontario. Some of these projects will establish a network of collaborative campus-based “living laboratories” to examine issues of […]

by pnationtalk on July 19, 201939 Views

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CIHR – Foundation Grant: 2018-2019 competition results

The Foundation Grant: 2018-2019 competition has approved 28 research grants, for a total investment of $81,416,036Footnote 1. The average grant size is $2,907,716 over seven years. As noted in the Review Process for the Foundation Grant program, CIHR committed to correct gender equity issues within the program. For the 2018-19 Foundation Grant competition, CIHR took […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201950 Views

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Government of Canada invests more than $32M in research into sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

July 18, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Over the past decades, research has played an important role in the prevention, care and treatment of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). Despite advances, an increasing number of people are living with, at risk of, or affected by STBBI in Canada. Today, […]

by pnationtalk on July 18, 201953 Views

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U of G Researchers Awarded $5.6 Million from SSHRC

July 17, 2019 A new national conservation research partnership to be based at the University of Guelph and designed to help Canada reach its biodiversity protection and conservation goals is among U of G research projects receiving new funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) today. In total, U of G researchers […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201948 Views

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History of same-sex marriage project among $1.3 million in USask research grants from SSHRC

Canada became global ‘destination’ for lesbian and gay weddings after legalization, researcher says. Jul 17, 2019 SASKATOON – The history of same-sex marriage in Canada is among eight research projects at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) awarded a total of $1.36 million in Insight grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201942 Views

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Government of Canada invests in more than 6,900 social sciences and humanities researchers and graduate students across Canada

From: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Researchers and graduate students receive funding for projects in areas such as education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment July 17, 2019, Fredericton, New Brunswick—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Humanities and social sciences research plays a critical role in helping us understand some of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201947 Views

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UWinnipeg receives over $1 million in SSHRC grants for research

July 17, 2019 WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that totals $1,371,889 in numerous grants that will enable eleven talented researchers in a variety of projects. “The University of Winnipeg is very pleased to receive these funds from the Social Sciences and […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201957 Views

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Government of Canada invests close to $101M in Indigenous health research across the country

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research July 16, 2019 – Victoria, BC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Indigenous Peoples in Canada experience a greater percentage of serious health issues than the rest of the population. That is why Indigenous researchers, Elders, knowledge users and organizations are joining forces to urgently improve the health of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201986 Views

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Angus Reid: Canadians in Chronic Pain: Cost, access to treatment pose significant barriers for those suffering the most

July 12, 2019 – For many Canadians, the activities and experiences that many of us take for granted are significantly hindered by something unseen by the naked eye: persistent, ongoing pain. A new public opinion survey from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute, in partnership with Pain BC and Mindset Social Innovation Foundation, delves deeply into […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201940 Views

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Wide range of research funded through 2019 Chancellor’s Chairs awards – Brock News

Over the next three years, recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence awards will contribute to enriching the Brock student experience while having an impact on best teaching and learning practices to benefit educators in diverse fields. Assistant Professor Robyn Bourgeois (Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies), Associate Professor Keri Cronin (Visual Arts) […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201939 Views

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Flying Dust First Nation receives funding for water research and restoration project – meadowlakeNOW

Jul 11, 2019 Flying Dust First Nation has received funding to monitor and improve the water quality of nearby Meadow Lake and the Meadow River. The $150,000 for the project comes from the federal government’s environmental damages fund, which is administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The fund, which was created in 1995, receives […]

by pnationtalk on July 12, 201933 Views

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New national survey shows that Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada are engaged in reconciliation, and share optimism despite barriers

Toronto, ON – July 9, 2019. A new national survey reveals how Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada view the future and reconciliation between their peoples. The first of its kind, the Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer charts the state of reconciliation among youth in Canada (ages 16 to 29) through their attitudes, aspirations, priorities, and […]

by pnationtalk on July 9, 201985 Views

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Secret Documents from Spying Complaint Reveal CSIS Kept Tabs on Community Groups and Protestors, says Human Rights Group

July 8, 2019 Thousands of pages of heavily-redacted documents suggest CSIS gathered information on the peaceful protest activities of Indigenous peoples and environmentalists VANCOUVER — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories (July 8, 2019) — Today, the Britishz Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) published thousands of pages of heavily-redacted documents disclosed by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2019141 Views

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Government of Canada announces nearly $1.6 million in key coastal research initiatives in St. Lawrence Estuary, Quebec

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 3, 2019 Baie-Comeau, Quebec — Canada is an ocean nation. With the longest coastline in the world, from the Pacific, to the Arctic, to the Atlantic, we are blessed with an incredible diversity of marine ecosystems. Our shores are vital to the lives, well-being and culture of all Canadians, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201950 Views

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Farming the North: Memorial to establish centre for northern food research

Jun 27th, 2019 Memorial University is poised to make significant contributions to agriculture science and food security in Labrador and the province through the acquisition of an 85-acre farm in Labrador and the establishment of a centre to support Northern agricultural research, education and food security. The announcement was made June 25 by Dr. Ashlee […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201966 Views

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Ocean Supercluster starts off with project to bring seafloor mapping to industries and researchers

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Milestone project with Kraken Robotic Systems and partners will deliver higher resolution seafloor mapping June 28, 2019 – Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, creating good jobs and keeping Canada competitive. That is why the Government has brought together […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201964 Views

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Canada’s research funding agencies raise the bar for a more diverse and inclusive research community

We would like to commend the research leaders who have committed to changing the culture and climate of research to create an inclusive and diverse workforce. We too intend to do our part to break up the bias that is preventing groups underrepresented in science—including but not limited to women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019110 Views

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U of Saskatchewan: New national Indigenous health research plan prioritizes Indigenous-led agenda

SASKATOON – Supporting Indigenous individuals and their communities to drive Indigenous health research is a key goal of the new five-year plan of the national Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH), a Canadian Institutes of Health Research institute based at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). Jun 27, 2019 “To truly address the serious health inequities […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201997 Views

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Government of Canada invests close to $23M in HIV/AIDS research

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investment will support research on prevention, treatment, and developing a cure for HIV June 26, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research More than 35 years after HIV was first discovered, the virus remains a pressing threat to global health, with an ever-growing number of people […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201986 Views

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Memorial to establish centre for northern food research

June 25 Memorial University is poised to make significant contributions to agriculture science and food security in Labrador and the province through the acquisition of an 85-acre farm in Labrador and the establishment of a centre to support northern agricultural research, education and food security. The announcement was made today by Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo, director […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2019108 Views

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U of T researchers and Indigenous communities collaborate to improve infrastructure and food security – Utoronto.ca

Researchers at the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) are collaborating with Indigenous communities to address pressing infrastructure challenges facing geographically disparate communities across Canada. CGEN’s Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative will identify six projects that aim to improve access to clean drinking water, food security, housing, health care, transportation and communication systems from a multi-disciplinary and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2019128 Views

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Permafrost Researcher from Yukon College Joins International Project on Herschel Island

June 19, 2019 Louis-Philippe Roy stands at the edge of the Arctic Ocean on the northernmost edge of Yukon, Canada. The untrained eye may see only an expanse of ice and snow, broken by a few muskoxen. Yet, Louis-Philippe knows the ground below him is unstable—thawing at an alarming rate. Where he stands, the coastline […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201971 Views

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