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Concordia professor to study the ethics of using ancient DNA – Concordia University News

Jessica Bardill will collaborate with Canadian, U.S. and European researchers on a framework for consulting responsibly with affected Indigenous groups November 28, 2019 The study of DNA pulled from ancient humans and other organisms has clarified that humans interacted and mated with Neanderthals. It has also revealed a new type of species, called the Denisovans, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2019397 Views

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McGill U: Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research

The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international policies setting out clear goals in the area. In an article published this week in Nature Sustainability, an international team of scientists including researchers from McGill identified seven key areas for future research in order to tackle, effectively, the root […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2019311 Views

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3 Concordia researchers collaborate to engage Indigenous knowledges in the study of physics – Concordia University News

A New Frontiers in Research Fund grant will support interdisciplinary approaches to decolonizing science September 20, 2019 Interdisciplinary research is becoming increasingly relevant in our complex world. Yet, as many modern scholars are aware, it also can be a challenge. For two science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers and an Indigenous scholar at Concordia, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2019378 Views

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Government of Canada announces nearly $1.6 million in key coastal research initiatives in St. Lawrence Estuary, Quebec

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 3, 2019 Baie-Comeau, Quebec — Canada is an ocean nation. With the longest coastline in the world, from the Pacific, to the Arctic, to the Atlantic, we are blessed with an incredible diversity of marine ecosystems. Our shores are vital to the lives, well-being and culture of all Canadians, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2019341 Views

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U of Ottawa – STUDY: Quebec and Labrador First Nations continue to embrace traditional food but rates of food insecurity are very high

May 2, 2019 Newly released results from a 2016 study on the diet, nutrition, and environment of First Nations in Quebec and Labrador show many positive results. Ninety-five percent of adults interviewed indicated that they were able to access traditional food: commonly consumed foods include moose, Labrador tea and blueberry and close to 80% of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2019304 Views

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Government of Canada announces major investments in scientific research to protect Canadian waters from oil spills

March 18, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts – Keeping our oceans and coastal areas clean, safe and healthy for current and future generations is a top priority for the Government of Canada. That is why we are making significant investments, under the Oceans Protection Plan, to help protect Canadian coasts and waterways from oil spills. Today, on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2019392 Views

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The Minister of Health highlights investment of $275M in more than 370 research projects across Canada

March 12, 2019 – Quebec City, QC – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Canada is home to highly trained and creative health researchers, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their important work. Today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, highlighted a recent federal investment of $275 million to support more […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019315 Views

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McGill researchers to receive over $10 M for thirty projects and SSHRC doctoral, master and postdoc awards

February 01, 2019 Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. To create a thriving economy powered by homegrown discoveries and innovations, and for Canada to be world-renowned as a research leader, we need to continue to invest in talented graduate students, scholars and researchers. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 2019382 Views

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Media Invitation – 4th Seminar on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples: Coproduction of Knowledge with Indigenous Peoples and sharing of research results

VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 19, 2018  – Media representatives are invited to attend the 4th seminar on the ethics of research with Indigenous Peoples held on November 22 and 23 at the First Peoples Pavilion, Val-d’Or campus of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). This eagerly awaited event will be the opportunity to share updates on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2018370 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, 2018351 Views

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