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Pipeline Problems? Try Tanker Troubles: BC Kinder Morgan opponents want spill response assurances – Angus Reid Institute

Slim majority of Canadians, British Columbians now support pipeline project; opposition remains strong April 18, 2018 –  The reassertion of jurisdictional issues in the battle between B.C. and Alberta over the completion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project is sharpening public opinion on the matter. But, while more Canadians appear to be losing patience with the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 20187 Views

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants announced – RRU

The grants, which total almost half a million dollars, were awarded through SSHRC’s Insight Program, which aims “to build knowledge and understanding about people, societies and the world by supporting research excellence.” Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages, while Insight Grants support longer-term work. Prof. Robin Cox, Insight Grant for youth engagement […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201833 Views

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UNB researcher to help coordinate global response to threat posed by antimicrobial resistance

With funding from the federal government, a University of New Brunswick global health expert is helping to lay the foundation of a Canadian research hub to help co-ordinate a global response to antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch, a UNB political scientist studying international relations and global health, and Dr. Malcolm King, scientific director of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201824 Views

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TRU: Funding boosts 21 new research projects

March 07, 2018 Congratulations to the 21 researchers who received 2018 Internal Research Fund awards. The fund provides a maximum of $100,000 annually to support research with the principle aim of scaffolding faculty development, especially in terms of tenure and promotion. Those awarded are: Faculty of Arts Catherine Ortner, Validation of Mouse-Tracking Methods to Examine the Dynamic Cognitive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201842 Views

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Radical harm reduction: coming out from under the radar – University of Victoria

The practice of providing alcohol to people with severe alcohol dependence is a complex and sometimes controversial approach to harm-reduction, and it’s one that many communities in Canada have tried—some very publically and some quietly under the radar. These programs which give alcohol in measured, regular doses throughout the day, usually along with housing and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201832 Views

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The Silent Genomes project: filling in the blanks of Indigenous medical history through DNA research – CBC

The project hopes to build a ‘library’ of Indigenous DNA to include this population in advancing medicine Jan 23, 2018 A UBC program is working to bridge Canada’s gap in medical care for Indigenous communities after receiving $10.4 million in funding to research genome sequencing and help produce more targeted medicine. Genome Canada Tuesday announced […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201830 Views

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Project aims to narrow ‘precision medicine’ gap for Indigenous peoples in Canada – The Globe and Mail

January 23, 2018 The ability of researchers and doctors to more easily and cheaply sequence a patient’s entire genome has launched a new era of “precision medicine,” in which treatments can be tailored to the specific genetic variations that may underlie a disorder or disease. For Indigenous peoples in Canada, however, the technique has only […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201821 Views

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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, 201853 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, 201759 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, 201750 Views

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