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Stantec to partner on Arctic Research Support contract

Global design firm Stantec will support Battelle on a 10-year, US$260-million Arctic Research Support and Logistics Services (ARSLS) contract from the US Government’s National Science Foundation (NSF). The team will provide infrastructure and logistics support to academic researchers conducting NSF-funded studies in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, and other Arctic areas. Specifically, Stantec will provide engineering, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 202096 Views

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Two Bears named Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology

August 24, 2020 The Government of Canada has named Jackson Two Bears, associate professor of Indigenous art studio and media arts at the University of Lethbridge, a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology. As a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) person, the core of Two Bears’ research is respect: respect for land, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 202075 Views

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U of Lethbridge: Storytelling project seeks to understand Indigenous youth experiences to mitigate youth homelessness

University of Lethbridge professor Dr. Janice Victor intends to be part of the solution strategy put forward by Making the Shift Inc. — a Centre of Excellence of Canada that is seeking to shift the focus from management to prevention of youth homelessness. Victor has been awarded $85,580 for her project, Ai’aoskiikowaata (providing guidance to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2020122 Views

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New research reveals surprising seasonal changes in Hudson Bay currents – Folio

February 11, 2020 Flow reversal in May and June may be partly due to hydroelectric power generation, studies by U of A oceanographers suggest. Research by University of Alberta oceanographers is shedding new light on the complexities of currents in Hudson Bay—and how the hydroelectric power industry may be affecting them. “Our most significant finding […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2020113 Views

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UCalgary researchers host workshop for northern Indigenous hunters – UCalgary

North and south learn from each other about Arctic wildlife health For many years, researchers from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) have travelled to northern communities to work with locals to respond to concerns about wildlife health. Through collaborative community-based wildlife health surveillance programs, Inuit and First Nations hunters collect samples […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2020101 Views

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Waterloo U: Natural causes are the key driver of change in Athabasca Delta flood patterns, research shows

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new research shows. The research also shows there is no evidence to support the perception that energy projects have increased the amount of metal pollutants in the delta ecosystem. Two recent studies, led by researchers at the University […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019157 Views

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Funding awards support research at AU

Dr. Connie Blomgren, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Distance Education Dr. Connie Blomgren has received funding for one year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant program for her research initiative entitled, Annora Brown Art, Life and Legacy Education Project. Funding will support the hosting of two workshops where […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2019109 Views

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Researchers present health studies from May 2016 wildfires at forum – Fort McMurray Today

November 14, 2019 The health of students, firefighters and Indigenous communities following the May 2016 wildfires was the focus of a two-day research seminar at Shell Place. The Friday and Saturday forum brought together seven research teams. The research focused on the health of pregnant women, students, Indigenous residents and communities, and firefighters. The research […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019754 Views

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Human-induced climate change dates back much further than we think: study – Folio

Evidence crowdsourced from archeologists worldwide suggests land use for hunting and farming has contributed to global warming for at least 5,000 years. Human-induced climate change has origins far earlier than commonly assumed, according to a study published in the journal Science. Archeological evidence collected around the world suggests human activity began warming the global climate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2019146 Views

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Commentary – Diversity is indispensable to excellence in research – Folio

Recent increases in diversity of researchers receiving federal grants show there is no conflict between equity and excellence, argues U of A political scientist. Earlier this year, NASA’s plan to conduct a historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2019198 Views

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