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Advancing Medical Innovation in Northern Ontario

Province Harnessing Health Care Technology to Better Serve Northern Communities June 23, 2017 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Ontario is improving patient care with new technology that provides better access to electronic health records for hospitals, researchers and clinicians across Northern Ontario. The province is supporting research by the Health Sciences North […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201721 Views

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Indigenous wellness research binds communities together

June 20, 2017 For 10 years, Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin has worked alongside a group of Indigenous women who are recognized as knowledge keepers, community leaders and grandmothers who uphold traditional knowledge practices for community wellness. This group, known as Women as Sinew, or WASi Communities, is a research support network of women from across […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201719 Views

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Research program a learning experience for Indigenous undergrads and their faculty supervisors – McMaster Daily News

June 21, 2017 McMaster is joining the rest of the country June 21 in celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Indigenous undergraduates and McMaster faculty members have come together for a unique summer adventure that promises to be an important learning experience for both students and supervisors. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201718 Views

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Government of Canada Invests $100,000 to Accelerate Medical Research & Spur Innovation in Northern Ontario

June 23, 2017 – Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) encourage entrepreneurs and industry professionals to pursue product development opportunities within the healthcare sector. The initiative aims to connect entrepreneurs with clinical trials and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201723 Views

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TRU: Indigenous health research gets $1 million boost

An international network of Indigenous health researchers and knowledge keepers now have a home at TRU thanks to a $1 million Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) grant, making this the largest health research grant in TRU’s history. Led by Dr. Rod McCormick (Kanienkehaka), BC Regional Innovation Chair in Aboriginal Health, this network provides Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201724 Views

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Indigenous Manitobans Worried Culture, Traditions Disappearing – Probe Research

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 More than half of First Nations and Métis people surveyed fear their way of life may gradually disappear, an increase from past Probe Research surveys. View full release NT5

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201723 Views

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Ontario researchers to study dust for carcinogens after Fort McMurray fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 13, 2017 By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A group of Ontario researchers is travelling to Fort McMurray, Alta., next month to study dust left in homes from the forest fire that ravaged the city last year. The team’s work is among several studies that are being conducted on the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201730 Views

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Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024 – York U

TORONTO, Monday, June 12, 2017 – Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, research led by York University has found. “Extreme climates make the management of fresh water difficult, but add climate change to the mix, along with too few […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201751 Views

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U of S-led Global Water Futures announces $16.2M funding for 11 projects across Canada

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan-led Global Water Futures (GWF) program has funded 11 initial research projects across Canada totaling nearly $16.2 million over the next three years to tackle some of Canada’s most pressing water-related challenges. Jun 8, 2017 These include protecting prairie agricultural lands from drought and floods, mitigating algae blooms in lakes, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 12, 201730 Views

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From the lab to the reserve – UM Today

June 6, 2017 — Science and engineering students breaking out of the lab and heading for First Nation reserves to put their education into action got some tips this month from those who have walked that path before them. “Community engaged scholarship has transformed my research career and me as a person,” toxicologist Dr. Lalita […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201736 Views

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56 rising U of T research stars awarded Connaught New Researcher Awards

An alarming one in five university students will turn to self-harming behaviours like cutting and burning to cope with stress, anxiety and sadness. But why students choose self-harm over other coping behaviours remains a mystery, says lifespan development psychologist Chloe Hamza. Understanding and eventually disrupting this cycle of self-abuse, which increases later risk of suicidal […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201732 Views

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The Naylor Report: How will Canadian science succeed? – CIHE

The Naylor report received its first collective appraisal from the scientific community this week. About 200 scientists, higher education administrators, and media gathered in Toronto on May 31st to articulate their shared response to the first review in four decades of Canada’s fundamental science apparatus. Released in April, the Naylor report purports to answer key […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201730 Views

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Government of Canada invests in research to identify strengths and gaps in advanced technologies, rural and urban resilience, and labour market challenges

Investment of $744,000 will allow Canadian researchers to shape responses to the emerging global challenges and opportunities playing out in the country and around the world. June 6, 2017—Ottawa, Ontario—Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council We live in a rapidly changing world, with advancements that impact the daily lives of Canadians in areas such as […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 201761 Views

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Five McMaster scholars recognized as among Canada’s brightest young researchers – Daily News McMaster

Five McMaster researchers will take on everything from senior isolation to antimicrobial resistance as Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars and a Banting Fellow. Rachel Weldrick, Steven Liang, Kaitlin Blanchard and Elizabeth Culp have all been named Vanier Scholars, and Ana Duggan has been named Banting Postdoctoral Fellow. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201739 Views

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Carleton’s Kim Matheson Awarded New Culture and Gender Mental Health Research Chair

May 31, 2017 Carleton University and the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR) have announced a new partnership, the Culture and Gender Mental Health Research Chair held by Kim Matheson, professor in the Department of Neuroscience. “This joint research chair is all about partnerships,” said Zul Merali, president and CEO of the IMHR. “It’s […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201734 Views

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CIHR grants fund Indigenous health research – U of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg’s Dr. Jaime Cidro, (Associate Professor, Anthropology) has recently received two Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grants totaling over $835,000 combined.  Her project grant, worth $688,500, is the largest CIHR grant ever received by UWinnipeg. The new project is a collaborative partnership between Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag (Manitoba Indigenous Doula Initiative), Nanaandawewigamig (First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201747 Views

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Beringia Centre celebrates 20 years of interpreting ice age Yukon

May 30, 2017 The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre marked its 20th anniversary with an event that brought together the many people who have researched and interpreted Yukon’s ice age past. The event included a panel discussion featuring individuals who were involved in the initial conception and planning for the centre, as well as researchers, scientists […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201727 Views

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Researchers working to support the revitalization of Indigenous languages – U of Regina

May 30, 2017 Most Indigenous languages in Canada are not likely to survive without massive revitalization efforts. Only Inuktitut, Cree and Ojibway are considered strong enough to be able to survive into the next century. Dr. Andrea Sterzuk, associate professor of language and literacy education at the University of Regina, and current president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201782 Views

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Dr. Leroy Little Bear to be honoured with 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award – Prairie Post

Renowned as an international scholar, speaker and leader, Dr. Leroy Little Bear is a pioneer in the advancement of Indigenous education and the winner of the 2017 University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. A mentor and instructor of students and an esteemed advisor on Aboriginal matters at the local, provincial, national and international level, Little […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201734 Views

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New national report card provides comprehensive snapshot of the sustainability of Canada’s food systems

May 26, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON Researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University and the University of Toronto have taken a first step toward producing a comprehensive report card on the sustainability of Canada’s food systems. Their new report, “Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card” brings together 61 existing measures of […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 2017114 Views

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Indigenous researchers receive $2.6 million grant for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program – U of Toronto

May 25, 2017 A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project will aim to address […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 201759 Views

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Indigenous Researchers Receive $2.6 Million Funding From Merck Canada Inc. for Indigenous Maternal and Child Health Program in Ontario

TORONTO, ON – May 25, 2017 – A unique Indigenous-led, community-hospital-university-private sector partnership to enhance Indigenous maternal and child health will address some of the underlying causes of health inequity through an innovative new action-research project. The “Kind Faces Sharing Places: An Action Research Project for Indigenous Families During and After Pregnancy and Birth” project […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201753 Views

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The Institut technologique de maintenance industrielle at the Cégep de Sept-Îles and the Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK) to go ahead with research and traceability projects

From Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions May 25, 2017 – Sept-Îles, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) The Government of Canada provides assistance for innovation, scientific research and entrepreneurship. It supports the projects of organizations and businesses that are seeking to increase production capacity and productivity through the acquisition of state-of-the-art […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201753 Views

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Nipissing opens Research Data Centre

May 24, 2017 Nipissing University is now home to a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC), a high-level, secure network and data lab that provides researchers with local access to Statistics Canada’s confidential, large-scale survey data. Researchers can now visit Nipissing University to access data collected from a long list of surveys to help them […]

by pmnationtalk on May 25, 201754 Views

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Pembina Institute: The Right to a Healthy Environment

May 19, 2017 Do Canadians have a right to a healthy environment? Such rights are recognized in more than 110 countries around the world, but not in Canada. A multitude of organizations and experts argue that a right to a healthy environment is legally possible, can be practically implemented and can improve protection for the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201766 Views

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In, with, by and for the North – MUN Gazette

May 18, 2017 Labrador Research Forum celebrates creativity and innovation On the first day of the first biennial Labrador Research Forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Innu Nation addressed the assembled delegates in Innu-aimun and then in English. “We are at an important crossroads in Nitassinan,” she said. Immediately highlighting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201742 Views

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Canadian scientific footage confirms use of narwhal tusk – WWF

May 12, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario – For the first time, there is video evidence of narwhals using their tusks to hit and stun fish prior to eating them. In collaboration with the community of Pond Inlet and benefiting from Inuit Traditional Knowledge, this first-of-its kind footage was captured by Canadian scientists from Fisheries and Oceans […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 201733 Views

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Canada Research Chairs receive more than $7.3 million in research infrastructure support to pursue cutting-edge research

May 10, 2017 OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Thirty-two Canada Research Chairs are receiving more than $7.3 million in support for state-of-the-art research tools from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund. The CFI partners with the Chairs Program to help universities attract and retain top researchers in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201759 Views

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Recipients of the 2017 Killam Program are announced

Ottawa, The Canada Council for the Arts announced today the winners and recipients of the 2017 Killam Prizes and Fellowships. Celebrating 50 years of research and innovation, this prestigious program recognizes working scientists, writers, doctors and researchers who have dedicated their careers to solving challenges in our daily lives. They risk, innovate and lead the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 201747 Views

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U of G Prof to Head $6.6-Million, International Climate Change, Indigenous Food Security Project

May 08, 2017 When it comes to climate change, the greatest threat to human health and survival may surprise some people, says a University of Guelph professor. Extreme temperatures, droughts and natural disasters have numerous direct and indirect effects on human health, but the most dire is the threat to food systems, security and safety, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201791 Views

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Government of Canada invests in healthier cities and communities

Nine research teams receive a total of $17.7 million May 8, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The physical, social and cultural environments in which we live are critical to our health, development and well-being. All levels of government and organizations in the public and private sectors play a role in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201769 Views

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U of S opens water research facility in the Rocky Mountains to study flooding and drought risk

CANMORE, AB – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has expanded its research facilities studying the impacts of a changing climate on water resources with the opening of a cold water laboratory in Canmore, Alberta. May 5, 2017 “The retreating glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are among the best indicators of climate change,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017246 Views

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New measures to recruit more women, underrepresented groups to Canada Research Chairs

Action plan will address chronic underrepresentation of members from four designated groups May 4, 2017 – Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat The Government of Canada is working hard to ensure women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities have access to new opportunities that will allow them to succeed in the sciences. When Canada’s skilled […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 201767 Views

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Labrador researchers told to use ‘humility’ when in Indigenous communities – CBC

Over 170 researchers and others are in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this week for the Labrador Research Forum May 02, 2017 The Labrador Research forum kicked off Monday with a less-than-rosy picture of how research has played a role in the history of Labrador — while challenging participants to look at how it can be used […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201764 Views

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B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 2, 2017  OTTAWA _ Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner is among a group of scientists, writers, doctors and researchers receiving a prestigious prize for brilliant work in fields including health sciences, engineering and humanities. The Argentine-Canadian is among five scholars awarded this year’s Killam Prize, which honours Canadian researchers and scientists whose […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201786 Views

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Few Indigenous Manitobans Satisfied with Child Welfare – Probe Research

Friday, April 28, 2017 Only one-in-ten First Nations and Métis people surveyed agree the Manitoba government is doing a good job managing the child welfare system. View full release NT5

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 201756 Views

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Assessment of Health Promotion Needs and Cultural and Traditional Practices of Qalipu First Nation Members

Members Wanted as Participants for a Research Study During the 60 years that passed before the recognition of Qalipu First Nation in 2011, our people experienced a loss from their cultural and traditional practices. Being an off-reserve landless Band makes us unique from other First Nations and, according to what some may say, may be […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 201753 Views

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Parks Canada underwater team in Nunavut to examine HMS Terror – NunatsiaqOnline

Underwater video, photos, will help plan this summer’s dive to the wreck site May 01, 2017 The ice hasn’t even disappeared yet but Parks Canada’s underwater archaeology team and has already arrived in Gjoa Haven to begin this year’s examination of Sir John Franklin’s sunken HMS Terror. With help from an archaeologist from the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201741 Views

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Ranks of seniors catch up, pass young people in Canada, census numbers to show – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 1, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Paul Kershaw loves his 72-year-old mother and his 101-year-old grandmother. But they represent a growing challenge for the country, and Kershaw, 42, will be counting on younger age groups to protect and support the services that seniors need as Canada bears witness […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201788 Views

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Science minister mulls forcing universities to attract more female researchers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s science minister says universities aren’t doing the heavy lifting to appoint more female research chairs, so she wants to force their hands. On her way to give a speech Wednesday to Canada’s university presidents in Montreal, Kirsty Duncan was handed the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201751 Views

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Science Review will help inform future of Canadian research

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada April 26, 2017 – Montréal, Quebec – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada A comprehensive review of Canada’s complex science system will help inform the future of Canadian research and scholarship. This was the message given by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, during an address today […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201773 Views

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New Report Showcases Global Support for Arctic Research

April 24, 2017 Data company ÜberResearch and the UArctic Science & Research Analytics Task Force today released a report analyzing global funding trends in Arctic research: International Arctic Research: Analyzing Global Funding Trends. A Pilot Report (2017 Update). In this annual update to the pilot report on global Arctic funding published in 2016 and using […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201736 Views

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MNBC: Identifying Existing Gaps – Provincial Engagement Session

MYBC News Release 4/12/2017 (Surrey, BC) – On Friday March 23, 2017, Métis Nation British Columbia’s Ministry of Youth hosted a Provincial engagement session in Richmond, BC to review the findings of the “Identifying Existing Gaps” research. This research, conducted in the Fall of 2016, gathered the labour market experiences of over eight hundred (800+) […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201755 Views

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Fredericton suburb was once home to ancient indigenous camp – CTV

April 13, 2017 FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says testing has revealed that a Fredericton suburb was once home to an indigenous encampment that is one of the oldest sites in northeastern North America. The site in Marysville, N.B., was uncovered during road construction. To confirm the site’s estimated age, a number of charcoal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201766 Views

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85th Acfas Annual Congress: May 8 to 12, 2017 at McGill University

April 12, 2017 For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie, will be hosted by McGill University. Under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the 85th Annual congress of the Association francophone pour le savoir – Acfas will welcome over 1,000 researchers and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201783 Views

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Research with purpose: DeGroote-led team helps overhaul Yukon’s child and youth mental health services – Dailynews.mcmaster.ca

April 12, 2017 If she closes her eyes, Gillian Mulvale can still see the rugged beauty of one of Canada’s most pristine natural landscapes. During her first trip to Yukon in May 2013, the DeGroote Assistant Professor basked in the brightness of the sun during long days, and was surprised by warmer weather than what […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201791 Views

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Science panel provides roadmap for transformative re-investment in research

April 10, 2017 OTTAWA – Canada has the potential to be a world leader in scientific discovery and innovation, and the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science has launched a bold plan for making that happen. Today’s report, Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research, provides government with a thorough […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201780 Views

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Probe Research Inc. : Pallister’s Tories remain on Top but Honeymoon Fades

Winnipeg – Almost one year after their convincing victory in the 2016 spring election, the Brian Pallister-led Progressive Conservatives remain highly popular even though their current level of support is 10 percentage points lower than their 2016 ballot box performance. These findings emerge from a Probe Research Inc. telephone survey of 1,000 adults taken for […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201741 Views

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Five years of research – MUN Gazette

April 11, 2017 In recognition of its fifth anniversary, Grenfell Campus’s Environmental Policy Institute is celebrating its accomplishments. Five Years in Review was a day-long retrospective event that highlighted the interdisciplinary work conducted by the faculty and staff of the institute, as well as the master of arts in environmental policy students. Grenfell developed the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201774 Views

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Survey Shows High Levels of Financial Distress and High Use of Alternative Financial Services Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

FINRA Foundation and First Nations Development Institute Publish In-Depth Analysis of Financial Capability of Native Americans WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) – The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today published the nation’s most comprehensive analysis of the financial capability of American Indians/Alaska Natives, including the financial behavior, attitudes […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201770 Views

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