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New $1.5-million Indigenous research chair advances Indigenous wellness in nursing

KAMLOOPS, BC–Thompson Rivers University (TRU) researcher Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin is one of six researchers nationally awarded an Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the only researcher in BC to receive the honor. Dr. Bourque Bearskin’s research focuses on advancing Indigenous health nursing that promotes wellness and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 20209 Views

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UWinnipeg Indigenous health research receives $3.5 million boost

As Manitobans grapple with the impact of COVID-19, UWinnipeg has received funding enabling researchers to increase health research support to Indigenous organizations. The University of Winnipeg has received funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to support Kishaadigeh, an Indigenous-led health research project developed by and with Indigenous communities and organizations to empower […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202012 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202028 Views

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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. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202032 Views

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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, 202025 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, 201947 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, 201936 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, 201941 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, 201967 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, 201956 Views

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