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Fangs Taken Out of Canadas Bill 29

In a landmark victory for Canadian union workers, its high court proved that collective bargaining rights are indeed protected by the constitution. The victory judgment against the provincial government which was supporting the Bill 29 that allowed the government to privatize support work wh...

Health researchers in McGill network receive $35.5 million in CIHR funding

...r Clement. In Budget 2008, we increased CIHRs budget by $34 million and we made a number of other strategic investments designed to further strengthen canadas research capacity. The research being supported with the funding announced today will help us address important health issues affecting Canadians, suc...

CIHR news: health research touching lives

...r Clement. In Budget 2008, we increased CIHRs budget by $34 million and we made a number of other strategic investments designed to further strengthen canadas research capacity. The research being supported with the funding announced today will help us address important health issues affecting Canadians, suc...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

...o knows what might be achieved? Hadfield co-founded MalariaEngage.org with leading global health professors Peter A. Singer and Abdallah S. Daar at canadas McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health at University Health Network and University of Toronto (MRC), the projects lead partner. Says Dr. Singer...

Dragons of hope: Boat racing improves lives of breast cancer survivors

...ted to China and to Chinese expatriate communities, over the last quarter-century the sport has become increasingly popular worldwide, particularly on canadas west coast. Up until about ten years ago, it was commonly believed that if you had breast cancer, you shouldnt be physically active, and you certai...

Video game shown to cut cortisol

...ming poorly. The teams ongoing research led to the creation of a spin-off company, MindHabits, whose MindHabits Trainer game recently won Telefilm canadas Great Canadian Video Game Competition. The distinction has earned the company $800,000 from Telefilm to be matched with private funding for a total of...

Canada's government funds $1.6M in modern geography to support public health decisions

... most pressing challenges, including public health. Through GeoConnections, canadas New Government is supporting new research projects promoting this merger of... projects are another example of how our government is meeting the needs of canadas public health care, said Minister Clement. GeoConnections is providing a...

The fight against colorectal cancer

...f in internal medicine, have coauthored an editorial that will appear in the September 11, 2007 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. canadas mortality rate from colorectal cancer is in large part due to Canadian policy failures in terms of adequate prevention and screening, say Dr Barkun an...

A new molecular zip code, and a new drug target for Huntington's disease

... international campaign to create a world free from Huntington disease, says Don Lamont, CEO & Executive Director of the Huntington Society of Canada canadas only organization focused on research, education and support in the HD field. Our families live on a tightrope waiting for an effective treatment ...

Move To Ban Asbestos Welcomed

...ernational list of the most toxic substances. Yet, Sass and Don Anderson, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labors executive assistant, insist that canadas long-held policy on asbestos has been kept in place by successive federal governments because they do not want to risk endangering their political pro...
Canadas in Biological News

Saltwater sleuths: Seeking clues to help determine the ages of fish and shellfish populations

...providing age data for stock assessments not just for the NEFSC but also for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and several other states as well as for canadas Department of Fisheries and Oceans, since some stocks straddle political boundaries. Other U.S. environmental agencies, such as the EPA, and academic ...

UMass Medical School's Craig Mello elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

...s University and the 2005 Gairdner International Award, which is nationally sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Government of canadas agency for health research. This years new AAAS Fellows include, among others, U.S. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice John Paul Stevens; 2004 ...

UMass Medical School researcher Victor Ambros receives Gairdner Award, Franklin Medal

... School of Medicine, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor. Nationally sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Government of canadas agency for health research, the award recognizes outstanding contributions by medical scientists worldwide whose work will significantly improve the q...

AGU Journal Highlights -- March 19, 2008

...ly been operating since the late 1970s and thus cannot quantify lead levels prior to industrialization. Using an ice core collected from Mt. Logan, in canadas Yukon Territory, Osterberg et al. study ice layers to develop the first continuous, 8000-year-long record of North Pacific atmospheric lead concentrat...

Dr. John Polanyi wins Canada's most prestigious science award

...nner of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, canadas most prestigious science prize. I congratulate Dr. Polanyi on winning th...zberg Gold Medal aligns with the vision and priorities of the Government of canadas Science and Technology Strategy, which was announced by Prime Minister Harp...

Northern right whales head south to give birth, leave genetic 'fingerprints' with NOAA researchers

...d one or more times. More sightings are expected by March, when the animals head north to their summer feeding and nursery grounds off Cape Cod and in canadas Bay of Fundy. Conger recently returned to Woods Hole to prepare for sighting cruises for animals off the New England coast. An NEFSC team will be e...

Into the abyss: Deep-sixing carbon

...he oceans surface. At first blush, this might appear like science fiction, but its an idea that gets serious attention from Dr. David Keith, one of canadas foremost experts on carbon capture and sequestration. Keith will talk on the subject at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Association for the...

Learning from cod collapse to save tuna

...umbia, Barbara Block from Stanford University, Rene Subido from RD Fishing Corporation, and Jose Ingles from WWF. Just as cod was once perceived as canadas Newfoundland currency, tuna is largely considered the chicken of the seacheap and plentiful. Where the landed value of cod in Atlantic Canada was at ...

New dinosaur from Mexico offers insights into ancient life on West America

...rs from this particular period are important because this is a time that is relatively poorly understood, said Don Brinkman, a project researcher from canadas Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, who along with Aguillon, is studying the non-dinosaur vertebrates found at the site, including turtles, fish, an...

Where have all the lake eels gone? Queen's prof asks

...ces and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to solve the mystery of Lake Ontarios disappearing eel population. Declared a species of concern under canadas new Species at Risk Act, American eels have until recently supported a multi-million-dollar historic fishery in Ontario and an even larger industry in...
Canadas in Biological Technology

Springer publishes anthology with the Nanoethics Group

...Johnson (Albany Medical College), Jason Robert (Arizona State Univ.), and Joachim Schummer (Tech. Univ. of Darmstadt, Germany). Organizations such as canadas Commission de l'thique de la Science et de la Technologie, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, the Meridian Institute, and t...

Take off: Canadian biotech industry thrives

...$85 million in IPO financing that year. In total, Canadian biotech companies raised about $520 million in 2004 versus $1.1 billion in 2003. Some of canadas leading biotech companies include: Bioavail ID Biomedical Angiotech Pharmaceuticals QLT Axcan Pharma Vasogen Canadian biotech companies...
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