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FNHA and SFU Sign Groundbreaking Agreement to Secure More Funds for Indigenous Health Research

Coast Salish Territory – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) have signed a Research Affiliation Agreement that will increase access to federal government funds for research into Indigenous health, and help FNHA to build capacity to receive federal grants directly in the future. At present, SFU is the financial lead […]

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SFU: Study reveals hidden risks of estuary development for young salmon

February 05, 2020 A Simon Fraser University-led research team has found significant evidence that human activity in estuaries is impacting juvenile Pacific and Atlantic salmon. The team’s review of 167 peer-reviewed studies (from an initial search of 13,000) identified negative impacts from several stressors, including the effects of flood-protecting tidal gates, pollution and habitat modification. […]

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SFU: Researchers use ‘two-eyed seeing’ to improve Indigenous children’s health

A $1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports collaborators in combining strengths of Western science and Indigenous approaches. Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are teaming up with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA) to lead a new project aimed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202016 Views

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SFU: Climate change may impact kelp’s ability to reproduce

Marine heat waves may be impacting one of the ocean’s major sources of food and shelter for sea life—kelp. A recent study by SFU post-doctoral student Jordan Hollarsmith published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology examined how giant kelp respond to increasingly warm and acidic oceans. Researchers found that in lab settings, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201939 Views

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How microbes can improve a child’s play, a two-day conference at OC

Okanagan College Media Release Okanagan College is hosting a two-day conference in Kelowna this week that will explore how exposing children to dirt and germs early on can actually benefit their well-being. The conference, hosted by the College’s Learning and Applied Research Department is taking place at the Kelowna campus on Nov. 1 and 2. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201928 Views

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The Race to Find Scientific Secrets Encoded in Indigenous Songs – TheTyee.ca

An ‘eleventh hour’ push to learn and preserve. Part of a series on advances in education. As everyone knows, there are some things ethnoecologists simply don’t do. Study how people relate to their natural environment, yes; examine the ways in which natural world can shape culture, of course. But music? No. They don’t do music. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201935 Views

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Partnerships to help save Indigenous languages lauded with humanities research award

October 09, 2019 A Simon Fraser University professor’s decades-long journey to document and preserve British Columbia Indigenous languages and create the partnerships and tools to keep those languages alive is being honoured by Canada’s social sciences research community. Marianne Ignace, a faculty member in SFU’s departments of Linguistics and First Nations Studies, has won one […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201951 Views

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Rock-solid climate solutions: Negative emissions technology

September 26, 2019 A team of international researchers plan to turn the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into rock by permanently injecting it beneath the Earth’s ocean floor through an ambitious, new research partnership announced today by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at the University of Victoria. The $1.5 million, four-year PICS Theme Partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201947 Views

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Rapidly changing Arctic fisheries potential requires comprehensive management

The migration of fish due to unmitigated climate change could net fisheries in the Arctic 37 times more fish than current annual catch amounts by the end of the century, a new study from the University of British Columbia has found. But, the researchers warn, any future commercial fisheries must ensure species and ecosystem sustainability […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201943 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation, habitat restoration and research science projects throughout British Columbia

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada September 5, 2019 Vancouver, BC — Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia’s coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many Indigenous communities. The focus on habitat restoration projects and research science is part of a broader approach to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019114 Views

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