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Rankin School of Nursing professor Dr. Donna Halperin receives two grants for vaccine research

StFX Rankin School of Nursing professor Dr. Donna Halperin is the successful recipient of two new Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) grants that will help fund vaccine research. CIRN has recently funded two new studies with Dr. Halperin, the co-principal investigator. The first project is funded for $300,481 over two years to research “Burden Ethnographic […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201916 Views

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MSVU signs Dimensions Charter, commits to improving equity, diversity and inclusion in research

On behalf of Mount Saint Vincent University, Dr. Mary Bluechardt, President and Vice-Chancellor, recently signed the federal government’s new Dimensions Charter focused on increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in research. Signing the Charter indicates the Mount’s commitment to embedding eight EDI-focused principles in University policies, practices and action plans. [Read the principles here] “Inspired by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201915 Views

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MUN: Smooth sailing: Industrial research chair focuses on marine passenger transportation technology

A new investment from the Canadian Ferry Association (CFA) will enhance the Marine Institute’s research expertise in marine passenger transportation technology. The establishment of the $695,000, five-year industrial research chair in the School of Maritime Studies was announced today by Serge Buy, chief executive officer, Canadian Ferry Association, and Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201954 Views

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MUN – New insights: Emerging scholars awarded $430,000 for leading-edge humanities and social sciences research

May 17th, 2019 Three early-career researchers are receiving significant financial support from the federal government to advance their diverse studies. Memorial is welcoming two new Banting Post-doctoral Fellowshiprecipients and a new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient for a total investment of $430,000. All three are based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Banting […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201965 Views

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MUN – Curating a community: Labrador Research Forum underscores importance of collaboration, accountability and sharing knowledge

May 15th, 2019 A historic book launch, critical conversations led by Indigenous leaders and youth, research that meets local interests, needs and priorities and a keynote talk by renowned Unangax scholar Dr. Eve Tuck are among the key highlights of this year’s Labrador Research Forum. More than 120 researchers, community leaders, government representatives and students […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201962 Views

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U of Ottawa – STUDY: Quebec and Labrador First Nations continue to embrace traditional food but rates of food insecurity are very high

May 2, 2019 Newly released results from a 2016 study on the diet, nutrition, and environment of First Nations in Quebec and Labrador show many positive results. Ninety-five percent of adults interviewed indicated that they were able to access traditional food: commonly consumed foods include moose, Labrador tea and blueberry and close to 80% of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201925 Views

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Diving into data: Microdata research centre celebrates fifth anniversary at Memorial

Apr 30th, 2019 A unique research facility housing in-depth Statistics Canada data is celebrating its fifth anniversary at Memorial. The Research Data Centre (RDC) is part of a national network that provides researchers access to detailed information in a secure setting. ‘Really crucial’ The Memorial site, located in the Queen Elizabeth II Library, is a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201929 Views

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Government of Canada invests in oil spill research at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre

From: Canadian Coast Guard May 1, 2019 – St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Keeping our oceans clean, safe and healthy for current and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are making significant investments, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to help protect our coasts and prevent spills […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201920 Views

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Fears of lack of affordable food affecting many First Nations people – Radio Canada International

March 26, 2019 Studies and statistics have consistently shown that suicide rates among Canada’s Indigenous peoples are two to three times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians. The reasons are complex, of course, but a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal concludes the quality and availability of foods plays a major role […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201970 Views

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Government of Canada announces major investments in scientific research to protect Canadian waters from oil spills

March 18, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts – Keeping our oceans and coastal areas clean, safe and healthy for current and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are making significant investments, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to help protect Canadian coasts and waterways from oil spills. Today, on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2019161 Views

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