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Indigenous‑academic collaboration aims to transform health research in Mi’kma’ki, Labrador and beyond – Dal News

June 30, 2020 The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded $100.8 million dollars over 16 years to nine new Indigenous health research networks across Canada. This represents the largest single investment in Indigenous health research in Canadian history. One of these networks, the Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network (WLN), will be hosted at Dalhousie […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202011 Views

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Principled partnerships: Memorial implements agreement supporting Indigenous data sovereignty

Jun 16th, 2020 Memorial is among the first universities in Canada to create and adopt a formal research agreement that gives Indigenous groups the right to own, control, access and possess their data in research. The agreement also supports researchers in their efforts to be accountable to the ways Indigenous data should be collected, protected, used and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202023 Views

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Dalhousie Researcher Awarded CIHR Nursing Chair to Advance Indigenous Community Health Objectives – Dal News

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it is very fitting to Dalhousie University Faculty of Health researcher and RN Margot Latimer that this is the launch year for the first Nova Scotia CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing. The Chair is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2020105 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, 2020103 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, 202077 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, 2020102 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, 2019109 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, 2019128 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, 2019110 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, 2019148 Views

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