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SSHRC: Launch of new tri-agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants

The new tri-agency Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants invites proposals from applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian postsecondary institutions in any discipline. The initiative will support short-term targeted interdisciplinary events, outreach activities and position papers to help guide new ways of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20185 Views

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Toxic leftovers from Giant Mine found in snowshoe hares – USask

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy. Jun 14, 2018 The gold extraction process, which required roasting ores at extremely high temperatures, created a toxic byproduct called arsenic trioxide. For about 55 years (1948-2004), arsenic and other toxic elements were released […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201813 Views

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New investments in research and training to grow Northern fisheries

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Nunavut fisheries benefitting from CanNor funding May 8, 2018 – Qikiqtarjuaq, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Developing a strong Northern commercial fishing sector is an important part of growing the region’s economy. It has the potential to bring in millions of dollars to the economy and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201819 Views

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Inuit Release National Inuit Strategy On Research

March 22, 2018, Ottawa, ON – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is pleased to release the National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR), a pivotal document that outlines the coordinated actions required to improve the way Inuit Nunangat research is governed, resourced, conducted, and shared. The document promotes a shared understanding of the legacy of Inuit Nunangat […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201837 Views

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Arctic Inspiration Prize hands out $2.4 million to northern innovators – Nunatsiaq Online

February 01, 2018 Prize founders announce $60 million donation to prize’s trust fund OTTAWA—“Where did our men go?” Simeonie Nalukturak recalls a group of women in his hometown of Inukjuak asking that question at a public meeting in the 1990s. The Nunavik community had just experienced more than a dozen suicides in the span of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201865 Views

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Canadian patients to benefit from major investment in genomics and precision health research – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Minister Wilson-Raybould highlights $75.9 million for genomics research in British Columbia, bringing new hope for Canadians living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, childhood asthma and other diseases. VANCOUVER, Jan. 23, 2018  – health promises to transform the way Canadians receive medical care. In the near future, doctors may be able to precisely diagnose symptoms based on a patient’s unique genetic […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201856 Views

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Awarded the inaugural Mohn Prize

The team behind The Meaning of Ice and Dr. Eddy Carmack have been announced as the joint winners of the International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic. The announcement of the laureates of the first Mohn Prize in history took place today at Árdna – the university’s Sami cultural house. The prize, which […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201879 Views

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New information published about ancient bison skeleton found in Whitehorse

December 18, 2017 In 2012, the discovery of a partial ancient steppe bison skeleton in Whitehorse sparked public interest. Now, the excavation results are being published and tell the story of a time long past. The excavation took place over two days with the help of local community volunteers after the remains were found during […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201762 Views

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Placer miner recognized for lifetime contributions to Beringian research

November 20, 2017 Placer miner Stuart Schmidt was recognized at the annual Yukon Placer Forum this past Sunday to honour his decades of support for Yukon palaeontology and Beringian research. Government of Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys presented the Yukon Beringia Research Award to Schmidt with the support of the Klondike Placer […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 201785 Views

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Survey of visitors to Yukon begins year-long tourism research project

November 01, 2017 The Government of Yukon launched its 2017–18 Yukon Visitor Exit Survey today. During the first phase of the research, interviewers will talk to Yukon’s visitors at hotels and the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport to learn about their time in the territory. The survey allows the government to estimate the number of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201769 Views

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