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Study on Yukon Southern Lakes wolves a ‘success story,’ researcher says – CBC

Dec 21, 2021 Early results suggest wolf predation isn’t hurting the recovering caribou population Early findings from a study on wolves in the Yukon’s Southern Lakes region hold promise for those hoping for a rebound in caribou numbers, says its lead researcher. The study was launched three years ago in part because people in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202178 Views

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Remote pond yields insight into the eating habits, climate change adaptations and environmental legacy of a lost Inuit population: Dalhousie researcher

October 19, 2021 A small pond in a distant part of the Canadian Arctic has yielded important insight into the lives of an early Inuit society, along with information on the lasting effects the inhabitants had on the environment more than a century after they were decimated by disease. Researchers at Dalhousie University and Laval […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2021100 Views

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Government of Yukon launches second call for COVID-19 Recovery Research Program

08/10/2021 The Government of Yukon is pleased to announce a second call for expressions of interest for the Yukon COVID-19 Recovery Research Program. Thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada, this program offers a total of $1 million in funding for research that will increase understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2021126 Views

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Government of Yukon partners on new food security research project

Over the next two years, a research fellow will be joining the Government of Yukon to work on a project on food security and climate change. The project received grant funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Health System Impact Fellowship program. Dr. Iva Seto will be joining Health and Social Services staff to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2021113 Views

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Do the northern lights make sounds that you can hear? – Nunatsiaq News

Sep 22, 2021 It’s a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis produce any discernible sound? Conjured by the interaction of solar particles with gas molecules in Earth’s atmosphere, the aurora generally occurs near Earth’s poles, where the magnetic field is strongest. Reports […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2021105 Views

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Research program supporting Yukon’s COVID-19 recovery and economic growth extended

Research funding has been extended for another year to support Yukon’s understanding of the social, cultural, economic, environmental and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mitacs Student Internship Program, which also supports innovation-related research that will benefit the Yukon economy, was launched last year through a partnership between Mitacs, the Government of Yukon, Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2021135 Views

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Yukon and Northern BC First Nations tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June 18, 2021 — Yukon — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is working together in partnership with Indigenous and Northern communities in finding solutions to adapt to the impacts of climate change in the North. Today, Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal, along […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2021184 Views

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Beaver castoreum found on ancient throwing dart sheds new light on traditional hunting technology

14/06/2021 Joint news release with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation A new study, led by Kate Helwig and Jennifer Poulin at the Canadian Conservation Institute, has identified beaver castoreum as a component of the design and construction of a 6,000-year-old Yukon atlatl-throwing dart. As far as the authors know, this […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 2021137 Views

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Call for Research Proposals under the Canada-Inuit Nunangat-United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme

The Canada–Inuit Nunangat–United Kingdom Arctic Research Programme focuses on climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat, and associated impacts on Inuit community health and well-being. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed May 7, 2021 to establish working relationships towards the development and administration of a new research programme […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2021127 Views

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BMO donation helps Yukon University establish new Permafrost Institute

Five-year, $400,000 commitment will promote critical research and innovative solutions to address climate change challenges in Canada’s North WHITEHORSE, YT, June 7, 2021  – Yukon University has received a $400,000 donation from BMO Financial Group to support the establishment of a permafrost institute at the YukonU Research Centre (YRC). This five-year commitment enables continued innovation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2021126 Views

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