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USask-led Indigenous health research finds a home in Saskatoon – The Battlefords News-Optimist

September 2, 2020 Indigenous health research is beginning to become more prominent with an endeavour by a network from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to improve health and wellness in Indigenous communities. With funding from the Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) and the Canadian Institute of Health Research as well as a partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202020 Views

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University of Regina researchers find that “Ghost Fleas” in some Prairie lakes contribute to high levels of methylmercury in fish

REGINA, SK, July 21, 2020  – Dr. Britt Hall, a biology professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Regina, has lead a study that helps to answer a decades-old question – why do fish in southern Saskatchewan’s Katepwa Lake contain such high levels of methylmercury? After years of research and around-the-clock water […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202050 Views

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USask projects awarded $1.35M for social sciences and humanities research

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $1.35 million in federal funding to examine critical societal questions in areas ranging from anthropology to philosophy. More than half the funding will support projects focused on Indigenous peoples. Jul 14, 2020 “Investment in these seven exciting USask research projects, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202044 Views

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U of Saskatchewan: Researchers awarded prestigious national fellowships for climate change-related projects

SASKATOON – Two exceptional young University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded highly competitive Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships totalling $280,000 over two years for projects that focus on aspects of climate change. Jun 19, 2020 This year’s recipients are health policy researcher Jasmin Bhawra, who will study the long-term effects of climate change on mental health and on food access and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202080 Views

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Health Sciences and Nursing researchers working on COVID-19 impact studies

Researchers at the Centre for Health Research, Improvement and Scholarship in the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing at Saskatchewan Polytechnic have come together to collaborate on research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers Lindsey Boechler, Natasha Hubbard Murdoch and Heather Nelson have developed a number of studies focused around the experiences of key […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2020138 Views

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New Canada Water Agency to provide solutions for emerging water crisis—expert panel – USask

The new Canada Water Agency—a mandated commitment of the federal government—will provide much-needed solutions to the emerging water crisis, according to Tom Axworthy, chair of a national water policy panel organized by Global Water Futures (GWF) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). May 15, 2020 “The pandemic has shown us what is possible when we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2020141 Views

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USask College of Nursing bridging the gap to improve Indigenous health with new $1.05M research chair – meadowlakeNOW

USask College of Nursing is supporting and mentoring Indigenous and non-Indigenous undergraduate and graduate student nurses to conduct research to advance reconciliation in nursing practice, research, education, and administration. In a press release, Vice-President of Research Karen Chad said the new program will prepare a new generation of Indigenous youth to help reduce the health disparity […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202085 Views

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USask awarded $5 million to lead new CIHR Indigenous health research networks to address health disparities

SASKATOON—University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a major new national initiative that aims to create a network of Indigenous research centres driven by and grounded in Indigenous communities. Apr 1, 2020 The new $100.8-million, 16-year national program—Network Environments for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202087 Views

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University of Saskatchewan awarded $5M for Indigenous health research – Globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded $5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The money came from a new $110.8-million, 16-year national program — Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) — led by USask faculty member and scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2020115 Views

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Morning Star Lodge and USask health research leader launch “Protecting Our Home Fires” strategy for COVID-19 prevention

SASKATOON – University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research leader Dr. Carrie Bourassa and Morning Star Lodge, an Indigenous community-based health research lab in Regina, are launching a strategy to inform Indigenous communities about the risks of COVID-19 infection and how to prevent its spread. Mar 30, 2020 “Morning Star Lodge is here to serve Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202084 Views

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