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PRV Virus poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon

“Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers alike with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this largely innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews WireService.ca Media Release (02/08/2019) – A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201917 Views

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Royal Roads U: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development grants announced

January 30, 2019 The grants, which total more than $240,000, were awarded through SSHRC’s Insight Program. This program aims “to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.” Assist. Prof. Runa Das, Insight Development Grant to study energy poverty in Canada College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assist. Prof. Runa Das […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201918 Views

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HIV/AIDS research, innovation and remaining challenges featured during SFU’s President’s Dream Colloquium

January 22, 2019 This spring, Simon Fraser University’s President’s Dream Colloquium focuses on HIV/AIDS. The seven-part public lecture series, which launched on January 8th, will continue to explore issues in HIV including recent medical research developments, criminalization and HIV disclosure, harm reduction for individuals who inject drugs, and Indigenous and community perspectives. On January 22nd, Zabrina Brumme, director […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201919 Views

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VIU Research Will Inspire Youth to Preserve Culture and Protect Salmon

January 16, 2019 Having the opportunity to go back to her community as a scholar to support the development of programs to preserve her language and culture is exciting to Vancouver Island University (VIU) Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies Professor Dr. Georgina Martin. Martin has been awarded a $50,000 dollar Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Indigenous Research […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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Government of Canada announces investments to monitor Canada’s marine environments and for new science facility

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada January 10, 2019 Victoria, British Columbia – As part of its commitment to ensuring that economic progress and environmental sustainability go hand in hand, the Government of Canada has and will continue to partner with ocean scientists, academics, nongovernmental organizations, coastal communities, Indigenous groups and industry to deepen knowledge of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201927 Views

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RCYBC: Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

December 11, 2018 Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work and a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area. Using […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201834 Views

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Government of Canada provides over $2.5 million to four British Columbia coastal communities to increase availability of maritime data

From: Transport Canada News release November 30, 2018 Victoria Protecting the marine environment and all users of Canada’s oceans and waterways is of paramount importance. The Government of Canada, under the Oceans Protection Plan, is making sure our coasts are protected in a modern and advanced way. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201824 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, 201840 Views

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Langara College receives $440,000 grant for two innovative projects

Nov 6, 2018 Vancouver, BC – Langara College has been awarded grants totaling $440K from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), under the College and Community Innovation Program and the College and Community Social Innovation Fund in support of two exciting projects. One of the projects aims to bridge the gap […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201874 Views

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UNBC Recognized for Gains in Research Funding

October 25, 2018 Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia has been recognized for making significant gains in research funding in a national ranking of Canadian universities. UNBC’s research funding for Fiscal 2017 increased by 29.8%, from $7.6 million to $9.9 million, the second-largest growth in research income for a primarily undergraduate […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201840 Views

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