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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, 202067 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, 202046 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, 202058 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, 201975 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, 201988 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, 201971 Views

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Researchers from Dalhousie University and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada develop model to determine readiness to engage in HIV initiatives in Nunavut

Thursday, October 24, 2019 (Halifax, NS) – Researchers are concerned that Inuit, especially individuals living in Northern communities, are not getting enough access to confidential and anonymous HIV testing, education and prevention. Dr. Audrey Steenbeek, a Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University, and Tracy O’Hearn, the Executive Director of Pauktuutit Inuit Women […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019102 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, 2019136 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, 2019120 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, 2019104 Views

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