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Op-Ed Dr. Lisa Rankin – MUN Gazette

Recent discussions led by Memorial’s vice-president (research), the formation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and the university’s support of the Tradition and Transition Research Partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial suggest the university is beginning to engage with decolonization. Thinking about this, I was struck by the contrast to the situation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 2017149 Views

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More than $1.6 million in federal funding for three Canada Research Chairs – MUN

Nov 7th, 2017 Memorial is home to three new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of the country’s highest honours for research excellence. The appointments are for tier 2 chairs, which are five-year positions worth $100,000 each year with the possibility of one five-year renewal. The announcement was made on Nov. 2. In addition to the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2017111 Views

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DNA helps illuminate the complex population dynamics of the first peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador – McMaster Daily News

October 13, 2017 New analysis of the mitochondrial genomes of ancient remains by a team of researchers from McMaster and Memorial University has revealed previously unknown information about the first peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador and the origins and disappearance of the Beothuk. The timing and relatedness of various indigenous communities that settled our most […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2017130 Views

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DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research – Canadajournal

Oct 13, 2017 According to genetic analysis, Newfoundland, the northeastern Canadian island, was populated by three distinct groups — in three different waves — over the last 10,000 years. When researchers analyzed the DNA of two known cultural groups, the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, they found the groups brought unique matrilines to the island. The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 2017143 Views

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Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience

The investment will provide mentoring and on-the-job training for PhD graduates across the country. October 2, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Traditionally, PhD students receive extensive methodological training and complete a substantive multi-year thesis while working with a supervisor in what is regarded as an apprenticeship-type model. This training is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 2017135 Views

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Food insecurity and quality a big concern for Atlantic region’s First Nations

Food insecurity and quality a big concern for Atlantic region’s First Nations Newly published results from a study on food security and quality in First Nations communities in the Atlantic provinces show that food insecurity is rampant and that many households would like more access to traditional foods. The study found that 31% of First […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 2017159 Views

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Opinion: Reinvest in research, for Canada and Nova Scotia – The Chronicle Herald

September 14, 2017 What do we want for our communities, our province and our country? A sustainable environment, better health, economic growth and a culturally rich and just society — these are issues that not only dominate the headlines but also impact the lives of all Nova Scotians and Canadians. Less well recognized is just […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017129 Views

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New investment empowers Canada’s most promising young researchers to discover and innovate

More than $34M in funding to support early-career researchers as they develop the skills and knowledge for the jobs of tomorrow September 14, 2017 – (St. John’s, NL) – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Government of Canada values the role that young researchers play in producing the knowledge, discoveries and innovations that help build […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2017146 Views

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Statistics Canada – Fourth 2016 Census of Population release: Income

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2017  – Next week, Statistics Canada turns its attention to money matters, as the agency focuses on the income of Canadians. As Canada marks its 150th anniversary, Statistics Canada will continue to share its year-long story of our country and its people, based on the 2016 Census results. Data on income will be published at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017129 Views

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Future Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre to take shape at Gulf Fisheries Centre

August 21, 2017 Moncton, New Brunswick − The Government of Canada is investing in scientific excellence to ensure we have high-quality information to make the best decisions about Canada’s aquatic environments. This is one of the ways the Government of Canada is taking action to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture sectors thrive, remain sustainable and healthy, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017149 Views

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