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Maamwizing 2018: Laurentian’s second Indigenous conference focuses on Indigenous research and the prioritization of the Indigenous voice

November 16, 2018 – Laurentian University, its newly formed Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute and its federated partner University of Sudbury are honoured to host the 2018 Maamwizing Indigenous Conference under the theme “Pursuing Indigenous Research in a Good Way.” Building from the success of the inaugural Maamwizing Conference in 2016, this edition aims to promote critical dialogue about Indigenous research by […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 20182 Views

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Laurier’s Cold Regions Research Centre hosts conference examining impact of climate change on Indigenous communities in the North

November 15, 2018 Waterloo — Wilfrid Laurier University’s 31st annual Cold Regions Research Centre Days conference will focus on the impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities in the cold regions of the world. The event, co-hosted by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, will be held Nov. 29 and 30 in the Senate and Board Chamber on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The two-day […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 20182 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, 20182 Views

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Carleton University Announces Canada Research Chairs in Indigenous Art and Climate Change

November 13, 2018 Two Carleton University professors have been appointed as Canada Research Chairs (CRC). Carmen Robertson is a new CRC in Indigenous art, while Stephan Gruber’s CRC in climate change has been renewed. “Carleton attracts leading researchers who are committed to innovation, collaboration and taking innovative approaches to addressing critical real-world problems,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 20186 Views

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Feds pledge money for young scientists but funding for in house research slips – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is making good on a promise to help young researchers who are trying to establish themselves in their fields. But the Liberals’ promised commitment to run a government that believes in science hasn’t led to funding research within […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 20185 Views

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Laurentian researchers highlight the value of Indigenous patient engagement in research

(2018-11-08) Two Laurentian University researchers have contributed articles on Indigenous patient engagement in research for the new Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) Supplement in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The projects of Dr. Jennifer Walker, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health, and Dr. Nancy Young, Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health, both […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 20187 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in local innovation

College-industry research partnerships will result in better aged care, Indigenous community health and advanced manufacturing November 5, 2018 – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada’s colleges play an important role in research and innovation across the country. That’s why we’re funding partnerships between colleges and companies to help provide local students with training opportunities and jobs, while growing local […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201811 Views

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Ontario researcher pinpoints burial site of officer from Franklin Expedition – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 28, 2018 By Michelle McQuigge and Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS An Ontario researcher has used modern technology to clearly identify the final resting place of an officer from the Franklin Expedition, adding fresh information to the ongoing quest for details on the ill-fated search for the Northwest Passage. Douglas Stenton, a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 20187 Views

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To promote diversity, U of T puts out special call for Canada Research Chair applications – U of T News

The University of Toronto has put out a special call for applications to the Canada Research Chair program in an effort to recruit more chairholders in underrepresented groups – a move in keeping with the university’s own long-standing commitment to excellence and equity, and with federal priorities for the program. U of T is inviting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201810 Views

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First Peoples Child & Family Review Vol 13, No 1 (2018)

Foreword Marc St. Dennis Coordinating Editor of First Peoples Child & Family Review, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: mstdennis@fncaringsociety.com Dear readers, It is my great pleasure to present volume 13(1) of the First Peoples Child & Family Review, which includes 7 brilliant published submissions from researchers and […]

by aanationtalk on October 9, 201817 Views

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