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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, 202020 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, 201949 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, 201962 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, 201933 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, 201965 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, 2019107 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, 201996 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, 201969 Views

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Talent and insight: More than $2 million federal investment creating new knowledge at Memorial

Jul 25th, 2019 New federal funding is accelerating diverse research projects ranging from social enterprise in rural Newfoundland and Labrador to research focused on women, feminism and philosophy. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced a total of $2,273,242 on July 17 for 40 Memorial-led projects. “This latest investment will propel […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201969 Views

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Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-016 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report A-2019-016 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below. To view the Report in its entirety, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner Report: A-2019-016 Report Date: July 25, 2019 Public Body: Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201965 Views

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