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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, 201997 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, 2019107 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, 201997 Views

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Dal Health researcher Dr. Margot Latimer coauthors new research published in CMAJ – Dal News

First Nations children and youth experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non–First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the same rate as their non–First Nations peers, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). View it […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2018101 Views

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CMAJ: Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth

Abstract BACKGROUND: Indigenous youth have higher rates of chronic health conditions interfering with healthy development, including high rates of ear, dental, chest and musculoskeletal pain, as well as headache, arthritis and mental health issues. This study explores differences in pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children. METHODS: Data from a study population of age- and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 2018103 Views

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Bridging the ‘genomic divide’: Lack of Indigenous DNA data a challenge for researchers – CBC

Ownership of DNA samples a concern for Indigenous peoples Nov 14, 2018 A prominent U.S. senator turned to genetic testing last month to try to prove her claim that she had Indigenous ancestry. But in assessing Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, the geneticists were forced to use samples from Mexico, Peru and Colombia because there were no […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201881 Views

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Prestigious posts: Canada Research Chair appointments amplify Memorial’s cutting-edge research reputation

Nov 13th, 2018 A $2.4-million investment by the Government of Canada for three new Canada Research Chairs will accelerate Memorial’s international reputation for innovative multidisciplinary research benefiting Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. The appointments were announced on Nov. 13 and include Dr. John Schouten, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise, Faculty of Business […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201889 Views

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Students and researchers at Acadia University to share in historic Budget 2018 funding for science

Canada’s research community to benefit from largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history October 11, 2018 – Wolfville, Nova Scotia Science is about discovery. When researchers are given the tools to push the boundaries of knowledge, great things happen. These discoveries lead to the innovations that will grow the economy and help ensure Canada has […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201889 Views

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Fifth edition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Vital Signs report released

Aging populations, economic uncertainty and an increasing shift from rural to urban – in the five years since the first provincial Vital Signs report many of the core issues facing the province have not changed. But how are we adapting, collaborating and innovating to find solutions? This is the focus of the 2018 edition of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2018125 Views

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Saint Mary’s researcher receives Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award

September 7, 2018 Saint Mary’s University researcher Dr. Val Marie Johnson’s collaborative work to repatriate copies of Inuit cultural and historical materials is being recognized by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) with the ITK’s 2018 Inuit Cultural Repatriation Award. The Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC), together with the Anglican […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2018144 Views

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