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Lakehead University Orillia celebrates ‘Our Creative Mind’ during Research & Innovation Week 2020

February 25, 2020 – Orillia, Ont. Lakehead University will showcase the best of student and faculty research during Research & Innovation Week 2020, March 9 to 11 at its Orillia campus. The goal of Research & Innovation Week is to celebrate and raise awareness of the university’s world-class research expertise, and encourage collaboration among the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202092 Views

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Media Advisory – Media Availability with Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology Team Following the Announcement of Results from their 2019 Research Mission and the Unveiling of New Artifacts from HMS Erebus

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 20, 2020 – Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the President of Inuit Heritage Trust, Pamela Gross, announced the results from Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology Team’s 2019 research mission and unveiled newly discovered jointly-owned artifacts recovered from HMS Erebus. The exploration of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 202094 Views

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UNB – Fishing for facts in Canada’s lakes and waterways: UNB researcher part of a national project to identify fish species in Canada

Feb 19, 2020 With just one water sample, and using no nets or fishhooks, the University of New Brunswick’s Dr. Scott Pavey can tell what types of fish live in a stream or lake. Now, Dr. Pavey is using his expertise, equipment and lab in a nation-wide, $9.1-million funded project that will catalogue fish across […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 2020112 Views

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Media advisory: Important announcement related to Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology Team’s research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

From: Parks Canada February 19, 2020                                 Ottawa, Ontario                          Parks Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and minister responsible for Parks Canada, Jonathan Wilkinson, and the President of Inuit Heritage Trust, Pamela Gross, will make an important announcement related to the archaeological research on the wrecks of HMS Erebus and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202094 Views

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New research reveals surprising seasonal changes in Hudson Bay currents – Folio

February 11, 2020 Flow reversal in May and June may be partly due to hydroelectric power generation, studies by U of A oceanographers suggest. Research by University of Alberta oceanographers is shedding new light on the complexities of currents in Hudson Bay—and how the hydroelectric power industry may be affecting them. “Our most significant finding […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2020138 Views

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National Research Council of Canada celebrates women shaping science in the Government of Canada

From: National Research Council Canada Symposium affirms support for leading women in STEM with signing of Dimensions charter February 11, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Research Council of Canada Today, a symposium brought together women from across the Government of Canada working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to recognize their contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202088 Views

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UCalgary researchers host workshop for northern Indigenous hunters – UCalgary

North and south learn from each other about Arctic wildlife health For many years, researchers from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) have travelled to northern communities to work with locals to respond to concerns about wildlife health. Through collaborative community-based wildlife health surveillance programs, Inuit and First Nations hunters collect samples […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2020151 Views

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Media advisory – The National Research Council of Canada to host symposium celebrating women shaping science across Government of Canada

From: National Research Council Canada February 7, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – National Research Council of Canada To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will host a symposium to recognize and celebrate women working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields across the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2020187 Views

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FNHA and SFU Sign Groundbreaking Agreement to Secure More Funds for Indigenous Health Research

Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have signed a Research Affiliation Agreement that will increase access to federal government funds for research into Indigenous health, and help FNHA to build capacity to receive federal grants directly in the future. At present, SFU is the financial lead […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202099 Views

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SFU: Study reveals hidden risks of estuary development for young salmon

February 05, 2020 A Simon Fraser University-led research team has found significant evidence that human activity in estuaries is impacting juvenile Pacific and Atlantic salmon. The team’s review of 167 peer-reviewed studies (from an initial search of 13,000) identified negative impacts from several stressors, including the effects of flood-protecting tidal gates, pollution and habitat modification. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2020169 Views

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UArctic Call for Applications: 2020 UArctic Project Call for Networking Activities on Arctic Research and Education

Feb 05, 2020 The University of the Arctic (UArctic) call is now open for applications for networking projects in Arctic research and education for a UArctic member university in Greenland, Denmark or the Faroe Islands. Who can apply: The main applicant has to come from a UArctic member university in Greenland, Denmark or the Faroe […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202094 Views

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Novel Technique Finds Undetected Tuberculosis Super-​Spreader in Canada – DLSPH

A U of T-led research team used deep sequencing to find a previously undetected tuberculosis super-spreader in an outbreak in Nunavik, Quebec. It is the first time the technique is used in tuberculosis transmission in Canada. The researcher’s findings were published today in the eLIFE journal. “Super-spreading may be playing a key role in transmission […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2020150 Views

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Feedback welcome: Consultation on policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups

Jan 31st, 2020 Memorial is one step closer to having its first institutional policy related to Indigenous research, which will also be among the first of its kind in Canadian universities. A draft of a new policy – Research Impacting Indigenous Groups – is now available. The university is welcoming feedback from the university community […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2020157 Views

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CIHR – Project Grant: Fall 2019 results

The Project Grants: Fall 2019 competition has approved 385 research grants, plus an additional 4 bridge grants, for a total investment of approximately $275M.Footnote 1 In addition, 74 priority announcement bridge grants were funded to a total amount of $7,045,417. Of these, 4 were granted as top-up awards. The 385 grants approved were awarded to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202067 Views

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U of Guelph: New Fulbright Focused on Indigenous Traditional Food Systems

January 27, 2020 How climate change affects traditional food systems and food sovereignty of Haudenosaunee communities is the focus of a new Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at the University of Guelph. Jessica Dolan will work in U of G’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Social and Applied Human […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202073 Views

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Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science – CBC

Grade 9 student narrates Ojibway version of Experimental Lakes Area video on mercury research Jan 26, 2020 An environmental science video has been translated to Ojibway and the creators are hoping it sparks youth interest in science and language revitalization. “We really believe that language is an essential part of culture and any way that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2020128 Views

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Nipissing University Celebrates Outstanding Research

January 22, 2020 North Bay, Ont. – Nipissing University celebrated the research contributions of seven of its faculty members who received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) last year during a Research Showcase held on January 22. The event highlighted eight different […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2020156 Views

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SFU: Researchers use ‘two-eyed seeing’ to improve Indigenous children’s health

A $1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports collaborators in combining strengths of Western science and Indigenous approaches. Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are teaming up with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA) to lead a new project aimed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 2020104 Views

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National research institute launches to bring clarity to Canada’s climate choices

Dozens of academics and policy experts today launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. January 21, 2020 | OTTAWA — Dozens of academics and policy experts today launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. The Institute aims to bring clarity to the transformative […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2020125 Views

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Announcement: Seeking Members for the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research – Call for Expressions of Interest

CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples to participate in the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research (Reference Group). More specifically, the granting agencies are looking for 8-10 individuals to provide advice and guidance on the effective development and implementation of culturally appropriate […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2020212 Views

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Working together to strengthen Indigenous research and training

From: gc:institutions/canada-research-coordinating-committee New strategic plan co-developed with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples contributes to reconciliation January 17, 2020—Ottawa, Canada—Canada Research Coordinating Committee Strengthening Indigenous research and training in Canada is about Indigenous peoples setting their own research priorities, guiding how research is done and how data is used, and having equitable access to research […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2020172 Views

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SSHRC: New dashboard enhances transparency on research funding to underrepresented groups

SSHRC is pleased to release a new, interactive dashboard, which presents two years of data from applicants to all SSHRC funding programs on their age, gender, and whether they identify as belonging to one or more of the four designated groups. A more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating excellent, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202088 Views

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SSHRC-funded researchers appointed to the Order of Canada

On December 28, 2019, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced the latest appointments to the Order of Canada. Five SSHRC-funded researchers were among the 120 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: Alain-G. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2020129 Views

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UNB team receives funding for eelgrass research in Eeyou Istchee

Dec 20, 2019 A University of New Brunswick professor and her team are looking to map eelgrass beds from the sky. Together with colleagues from McGill University, University of British Columbia and University of Quebec at Rimouski, Drs. Brigitte Leblon and Armand LaRocque at UNB received funding from Niskamoon Corporation and MITACS to study eelgrass […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2020124 Views

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Government of Canada invests in rail safety improvement in Canada

From: Transport Canada January 7, 2020    Ottawa    Transport Canada The Government of Canada is committed to improving education and awareness about rail safety and is working closely with railway companies and road authorities to make our rails and roads safer for Canadians. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced $225,330 in funding to educate communities […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2020135 Views

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MUN – Research in review ’19: Infrastructure, expertise and partnerships round out ‘tremendous’ year

Dec 20th, 2019 With last year’s research income totaling more than $100 million – and funding for specific projects (see below) totaling more than $45 million – there are new exciting collaborations and enhanced expertise among the major research highlights this past year. “As Newfoundland and Labrador’s university, Memorial plays a vital role in helping […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2020119 Views

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New trans-Atlantic social innovation research to address environment, health, youth and Indigenous topics

OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2019  – The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada and the Fonds de recherche du Quebec- société et culture (FRQSC) are pleased to announce the awardees of the Trans-Atlantic Social Innovation call, designed to foster social innovations, including new practices that can better address social challenges. Funding organizations from Brazil, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202095 Views

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Waterloo U: Natural causes are the key driver of change in Athabasca Delta flood patterns, research shows

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new research shows. The research also shows there is no evidence to support the perception that energy projects have increased the amount of metal pollutants in the delta ecosystem. Two recent studies, led by researchers at the University […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019176 Views

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Cape Breton University Researchers Awarded $850,000 Research Grant for the Re-Discovery of an L’nu Traditional Medicine

Working alongside Elders and knowledge-holders in Membertou First Nation, Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Professor of Chemistry at Cape Breton University, has been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant of $856,800 for his work on maskwiomin (birch bark-oil). Maskwiomin was an almost forgotten traditional L’nu medicine, which had historically been used in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019190 Views

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DLSPH Open: Interdisciplinary Research Teams

Dear Colleagues, One of the most important components of our Academic Plan is to create and nurture clusters of experts that will tackle critical challenges in public health and health systems in partnership with colleagues across the School, University and health systems, locally and globally. Ultimately, we hope these Interdisciplinary Research Teams spur culture change […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019161 Views

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Inuit Recognition Award, Northern Travel Award Presented At ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting

December 6, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Members of the ArcticNet Inuit Advisory Committee presented the 2019 Inuit Recognition Award yesterday evening at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Halifax. The award recognizes Inuit who are contributing to meaningful involvement in Inuit Nunangat research. This year’s recipient is Dr. Robert Way of Nunatsiavut.   Way is an Inuk, born and raised in Happy Valley-Goose […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019216 Views

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The New Frontiers in Research Fund 2020 Transformation competition is now open

2020 Transformation Competition Note The Canada Research Coordinating Committee acknowledges the valuable feedback received from the community regarding the Transformation stream framework and extends their thanks to the individuals and groups that participated. The flexibility of the Transformation stream to support projects on any topic of varying scopes and approaches was seen as a key […]

by aanationtalk on December 6, 2019420 Views

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ArcticNet to launch northern research program for northerners – Nunatsiaq News

5 December 2019 New North by North supports work done by Inuit and northern colleges HALIFAX—A new program developed by ArcticNet will put research dollars in the hands of Inuit and northern colleges. The North by North program was proposed by ArcticNet, a hub for Canadian climate change research, in its latest federal funding proposal, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019162 Views

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SSHRC Impact Awards

On December 4, the president of SSHRC, Ted Hewitt, presented the 2019 SSHRC Impact Awards to the five winners at a ceremony held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Government officials, policy-makers, academics, and other thought-leaders came from across the country to celebrate the significant contributions of these exceptional researchers to their research fields […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019116 Views

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Researcher puts a dollar figure on Nunavut’s country food harvest – Nunatsiaq News

5 December 2019 “Hidden economy” worth $143 million annually HALIFAX—Why can’t we talk about Nunavut’s locally harvested food in the same way we talk about natural resources? Duncan Warltier, a PhD candidate at McGill University, put that question to northerners and northern researchers gathered for a talk on sustainable harvesting at the ArcticNet conference in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019154 Views

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Uncovering what flows underground in Canada’s Arctic: The W. Garfield Weston Foundation awards Dr. Wayne Pollard with the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

Dr. Pollard is the first scientist to investigate perennial springs in high Arctic polar deserts His discoveries led to partnerships with NASA and the CSA helping both in the search for water on other planets Dr. Pollard has come up with new uses of geophysical tools for noninvasive study of ground ice HALIFAX, Dec. 5, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019140 Views

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UM research project to improve kidney health in remote communities wins funding from TD Bank – UM Today

December 3, 2019 — University of Manitoba researchers have received $1 million in funding to deliver innovative health care solutions to some of Manitoba’s Indigenous communities. UM is one of the 10 recipients selected from 378 applicants to the 2019 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group. The winners were announced today, Dec. 3. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2019237 Views

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Concordia professor to study the ethics of using ancient DNA – Concordia University News

Jessica Bardill will collaborate with Canadian, U.S. and European researchers on a framework for consulting responsibly with affected Indigenous groups November 28, 2019 The study of DNA pulled from ancient humans and other organisms has clarified that humans interacted and mated with Neanderthals. It has also revealed a new type of species, called the Denisovans, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2019161 Views

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Funding awards support research at AU

Dr. Connie Blomgren, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Distance Education Dr. Connie Blomgren has received funding for one year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant program for her research initiative entitled, Annora Brown Art, Life and Legacy Education Project. Funding will support the hosting of two workshops where […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019142 Views

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IISD: Fossil fuel subsidies undermine BC’s efforts on climate change

Winnipeg – British Columbia has long held a reputation for being one of the most environmentally friendly provinces in Canada, but, according to a new report, it is also one of the country’s top supporters of the fossil fuel industry. The Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development found that BC’s subsidies […]

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2019138 Views

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ITK: National Inuit Strategy On Research Roundtable Summary Report

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) developed the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) and its companion Implementation Plan as a road map to foster Inuit self-determination in research. In February 2019, ITK hosted a roundtable discussion on the NISR. One hundred thirty participants from various sectors were brought together to constructively discuss optimal solutions to adopt […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019151 Views

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First-of-their-kind Canadian innovations celebrated by Mitacs

Ottawa, ON Six researchers, a leading professor, a spin-off company, and a humanitarian-response company are receiving recognition for their game-changing achievements in Canadian research. Their innovations include developing a less costly and more environmentally friendly way to produce cannabinoids, launching a leading-edge breast imaging device that provides high-resolution images at a lower radiation dose, advancing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019126 Views

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SFU: Climate change may impact kelp’s ability to reproduce

Marine heat waves may be impacting one of the ocean’s major sources of food and shelter for sea life—kelp. A recent study by SFU post-doctoral student Jordan Hollarsmith published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology examined how giant kelp respond to increasingly warm and acidic oceans. Researchers found that in lab settings, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019205 Views

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Two researchers named as Canada’s most powerful women – UM Today

November 20, 2019 — Two UM researchers in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have been named as Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2019 by Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Dr. Flordeliz Gigi Osler, an assistant professor in the department of Otolaryngology, and PhD student and Vanier Scholar Taylor Morriseau are receiving the honour. Launched in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019234 Views

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Indigenous leaders, U of T researchers look to forge collaborative relationship through ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ – U of T News

As Indigenous leaders and researchers at the University of Toronto seek to put their relationship on a new footing, they are looking to incorporate the Mi’kmaw concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, an approach grounded in mutual respect for one another’s knowledge systems. The Centre for Global Engineering Forum (CGEN), a cross-disciplinary research institute in the U […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019159 Views

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Three Laurier events to focus on Indigenous research

Nov. 19, 2019 Waterloo – Wilfrid Laurier University is holding three public events within a week focused on Indigenous research. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the fifth annual Indigenist Research Symposium will feature talks about land, democracy and intimacy. In the week prior, on Thursday, Nov. 28, acclaimed Huron-Wendat scholar Georges Sioui will launch his new […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2019159 Views

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Researchers present health studies from May 2016 wildfires at forum – Fort McMurray Today

November 14, 2019 The health of students, firefighters and Indigenous communities following the May 2016 wildfires was the focus of a two-day research seminar at Shell Place. The Friday and Saturday forum brought together seven research teams. The research focused on the health of pregnant women, students, Indigenous residents and communities, and firefighters. The research […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019132 Views

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Canadian research funding organizations sign San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

November 13, 2019 – Canada’s five major national research funders are pleased to join research leaders around the world who are working to strengthen research excellence by ensuring robust, equitable and impactful measures of research assessment. The Government of Canada’s research funding agencies — the This link will take you to another Web site Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2019186 Views

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Human-induced climate change dates back much further than we think: study – Folio

Evidence crowdsourced from archeologists worldwide suggests land use for hunting and farming has contributed to global warming for at least 5,000 years. Human-induced climate change has origins far earlier than commonly assumed, according to a study published in the journal Science. Archeological evidence collected around the world suggests human activity began warming the global climate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2019156 Views

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Water researchers, citizen scientists getting their feet wet – Brighter World

Harnessing the power of citizen science to track the local impacts of climate change. Working with Indigenous communities to monitor water quality in the Bruce Peninsula. Using documentary footage to help tell the research story of the Parry Sound 33 wildfire. These are just some of the innovative, community-based projects undertaken over the past decade […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2019154 Views

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