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CIHR: An update on the College Chairs

January 5, 2021 Dear colleagues, As many of you will be aware, when the College Chairs were established in 2016, the singular purpose was to ensure that the peer review system supported the selection of the most innovative and cutting-edge proposals for research and knowledge translation. Central to their mandate was the need to ensure […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202182 Views

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Winnipeg-based researchers on the lookout for virus variants – CBC

Tools at National Microbiology Laboratory read virus’s genetic code, look for so-called typos Jan 04, 2021 Winnipeg-based researchers who have spent months studying mutations of the virus that causes COVID-19 got to work within hours of the first reports of a new variant detected in the United Kingdom last month. Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, acting head […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 202168 Views

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The life of Zhùr: a mummified ice age wolf pup from the Klondike

21/12/2020 In 2016, an ancient, mummified wolf pup was discovered in the permafrost by Yukon miners working in the Klondike goldfields near Dawson. This tiny wolf pup, named “Zhùr”, which means “wolf” in the Hän language, is said to be from the ice age. Results from a scientific study have now been published in Current […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2020147 Views

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Baseline evaluation of Yukon’s Science Strategy complete

In January 2016, the Government of Yukon released its Science Strategy. The strategy outlines the government’s vision and goals to develop and manage scientific knowledge in Yukon while establishing a long-term approach to develop and invest in science in order to support evidence-based decision making. The goals of the strategy support best practices in: collecting; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 202080 Views

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Wayne Pollard earns Northern Science Award – McGill Reporter

“Dr Pollard’s work has been transformational both for the knowledge he has generated, adding to Canada’s profile as an international leader in polar science, and for the lasting impact he has had on the lives of others studying and living in Northern Canada.” Wayne Pollard, a professor in the Department of Geography, has been named […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 202076 Views

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CIHR: Online discussion on systemic racism in Canada’s health research funding system

In October 2020, I released a statement about CIHR’s commitment to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the health research funding system and to announce upcoming community engagement activities. While we originally intended to begin this community engagement in the fall, upon consultation with partners, we are taking the time needed to ensure our […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2020116 Views

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Sodexo Canada Funds Three Major Research Projects for the University of Ottawa LIFE Research Institute

Critical research projects in the areas of peri-maternal nutrition, technological advances for the elderly, and health care trends for First Nations people with disabilities Ottawa, December 17, 2020 – With a strong presence across the country, Sodexo believes there is an urgent need for increased collaboration between businesses and universities – particularly in research – to improve the quality of life of Canadians. As a result, Sodexo contributes financially to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2020124 Views

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Environment ripe to pressure Ottawa on elder care for territory, says author of academic paper – Nunavut News

December 17, 2020 One silver lining within the dark cloud of Covid-19 is that it has cast the spotlight upon the lack of health-care facilities and the vulnerability of remote indigenous communities in Canada, said Rankin Inlet’s Mark Macneill. Macneill said long-term-elder-care facilities on the horizon for Rankin Inlet (Level 3 or Level 4, 24 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202079 Views

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The Journey – Gazette

Dec. 17, 2020 Cancer has become increasingly prevalent in First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in recent decades in Canada. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of death for Indigenous Peoples. Dr. Jennifer Shea, Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, along with a team of community partners, hopes to make cancer care […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202082 Views

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Government of Canada makes largest investment in Canada Research Chairs Program and celebrates 20th anniversary

From: Canada Research Chairs Latest investment of $195 million for 259 new and renewed Chairs attracts global talent and increases diversity December 16, 2020, Ottawa, Ontario – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat Research is a critical tool during times of crises and disruption as it can help society navigate toward […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202084 Views

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