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Site C: By margin of two-to-one, BC residents say province made the right call to finish dam project – Angus Reid Institute

January 12, 2018 –  A politically risky call that might have threatened the future of the NDP government in B.C. is being met with the approval of just over half of British Columbians. Fifty-two per cent say the Horgan government’s decision to continue construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam was the “right decision” – […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201815 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, 201736 Views

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TRU: Research that builds community

September 27, 2017 Thompson Rivers University’s fifth annual report on research, Building Community Through Research, is a showcase of the world-class research taking place here. The report highlights the work of our faculty across all departments, paying special attention to the growing contributions of our researchers and their students in community-driven projects. “This report highlights the outstanding […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201723 Views

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Empowering communities to address health risks goal of new UFV Research Chair Cindy Jardine – UFV Today

UFV’s newest Canada Research Chair believes strongly in the power of communication. Especially when it comes to spreading the word about risk. Dr. Cindy Jardine took a circuitous educational and career journey to her new post as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health and Community at UFV. Most recently a professor in the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201796 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, 201771 Views

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MNBC releases findings from the ‘Identifying Existing Gaps Research’

August 25, 2017 Surrey, BC – Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has released the findings of the “Identifying Existing Gaps” research project. The objective of this research was to identify the challenges to Métis participation in the BC economy and to create recommendations for recruitment and retention of Métis people across the Province. The findings […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 201745 Views

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Geoscience BC: Research results show how snow, soil and trees can detect mineral deposits under ground

Vancouver, BC – August 9, 2017 – A research project funded by Geoscience BC has developed new techniques that use snow, soil and trees to identify buried mineral deposits and has resulted in new laboratory techniques. The new made-in-BC analytical methods measure the concentration of the halogen elements fluorine, bromine, chlorine and iodine in samples that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201743 Views

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BC research helping to characterize salmon’s ability to adapt to climate change

July 26, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Wild Chinook salmon play a significant role in commercial, recreational and First Nations harvests. These harvests, however, have been decreasing due to warming waters and shifting population ranges- both results of climate change. Since the 1990s, declines in Pacific salmon populations has led to a reduction the total value […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201762 Views

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Indigenous wellness research binds communities together

June 20, 2017 For 10 years, Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin has worked alongside a group of Indigenous women who are recognized as knowledge keepers, community leaders and grandmothers who uphold traditional knowledge practices for community wellness. This group, known as Women as Sinew, or WASi Communities, is a research support network of women from across […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 2017145 Views

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TRU: Indigenous health research gets $1 million boost

An international network of Indigenous health researchers and knowledge keepers now have a home at TRU thanks to a $1 million Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) grant, making this the largest health research grant in TRU’s history. Led by Dr. Rod McCormick (Kanienkehaka), BC Regional Innovation Chair in Aboriginal Health, this network provides Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 2017106 Views

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