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Government of Canada highlights investment of $3.7M in research projects at Memorial University of Newfoundland

March 12, 2019 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today, while touring the research facilities at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201988 Views

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Government of Canada invests $710,000 in coastal research initiatives in the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick

March 7, 2019 St. Andrews, New Brunswick – Canada’s marine ecosystems are vital to the livelihoods, well-being and cultural heritage of countless Indigenous and coastal communities. They are home to abundant fisheries, attract tourism and recreation, and allow the import and export of goods through responsible shipping. Conserving and protecting these areas for future generations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201966 Views

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Jim Guy: Blueprint needed for saving wildlife Atlantic Salmon – Cape Breton Post

March 06, 2019 Recently, I attended a presentation at Cape Breton University (CBU) given by Professor Stephen Sutton of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF). The professor offered a blueprint for saving wild salmon in a strategic plan from 2019-2023. On screen he provided charts and graphs depicting the decline of Atlantic Salmon as it affects […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201964 Views

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CBU researchers receive grants to expand work in the field of Indigenous research – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University researchers have received Tri-Agency research grants to expand work in the field of Indigenous research. Stephen Augustine, associate vice-president, Indigenous Affairs & Unama’ki College, and Tuma Young, assistant professor, Mi’kmaq Studies and researcher at CBU, have both been awarded a Tri-Agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201970 Views

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Cape Breton U: L’nuwey Tplutaqan Mawio’min Research Awarded Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant

Indigenous peoples are overrepresented in Canadian prisons, and victimization and vulnerabilities are not well understood. While there has been a movement to address and remedy the effects of colonialism through restorative justice, Indigenous communities, social scientists and legal professionals agree that the current Canadian justice system is not working for Indigenous peoples. CBU professor and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201956 Views

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Memorial U of Newfoundland: $16-million investment focuses on climate change, coastal communities

February 14, 2019 The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) has launched its next phase of ocean research, with a plan to invest approximately $16 million in projects that will examine climate change and how changes to the North Atlantic impact coastal communities. The funds will be distributed through a two-phased, peer-reviewed application process. OFI, a partnership led by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201971 Views

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Memorial U of Newfoundland: One-of-a-kind: Connecting to Labrador roots while helping lead critical marine research

February 14, 2019 It’s an opportunity most undergrads never get. Little wonder, then, that Natasha Healey jumped at the chance to help run one of Memorial’s most progressive science labs – one of only two in Canada and one of four such facilities in North America. The third-year undergraduate geography and earth sciences student in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 201982 Views

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Cape Breton U: Close to Home – Dr. Kathy Snow

Dr. Kathy Snow, an Assistant Professor in the Education department at Cape Breton University,  knows the challenges of staying in school in small communities. For four years, Dr. Snow has supported student success and persistence initiatives within Indigenous communities in Mi’kmaki and Inuit Nunangat (the four regions in Canada where traditional Inuit communities are located […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201977 Views

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Op-ed: Dr. Nicholas Welch – Gazette

Feb. 6, 2019 This phrase often appears in my discipline, linguistics, to cite sentences from one or more languages to illustrate the author’s arguments. It is a phrase that never fails to cause me instant irritation. For me it raises the stereotypical Hollywood image of the intrepid scientist plunging into the wilderness in search of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201984 Views

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Memorial University of Newfoundland – Bold and bright: Next generation of social scientists and humanities researchers secure federal funding

Feb 5th, 2019 Deirdre Elliott is elated to receive a major scholarship that will help her shed light on a little-known chapter of Labrador’s history. The PhD student in the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of Memorial’s newest recipients of funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201973 Views

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