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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, 20191663 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, 2019285 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, 2019299 Views

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New U of L series to highlight research in social sciences and humanities – UNews

The University of Lethbridge, thanks to funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is launching a new series called Celebrating Connection: A SSHRC Exchange Series. The series is designed to help disseminate research findings and provide opportunities for networking and collaborating in the humanities, social sciences, arts, education and management through events […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2019234 Views

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Elders, researchers put Blackfoot artifacts in new light with 3-D technology – Calgary Herald

May 27, 2019 A group of University of Lethbridge researchers and Blackfoot elders will spend two weeks in England this summer to produce detailed models of Blackfoot artifacts. Christine Clark, one of the researchers embarking on the trip in July, said the artifacts will be documented through a process called photogrammetry, which involves taking a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2019253 Views

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U of L research project will provide access to detailed models of historical Blackfoot objects held in British museums

A team of University of Lethbridge researchers and Blackfoot Elders will soon embark on an ambitious project that will provide immediate virtual access to historical Blackfoot objects held in museums, thanks to federal funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund. The U of L researchers, led by Christine Clark (BFA ’10, MFA ’14), an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019260 Views

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Twelve UCalgary researchers awarded funding under inaugural New Frontiers program – UToday

Government of Canada supports international, interdisciplinary, high-risk research The inaugural New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), launched December 2018 by the federal government, is focused on supporting innovative, interdisciplinary research that has the potential to deliver significant benefits to Canadians. Twelve early-career University of Calgary researchers from across the academy received NFRF funding to pursue […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019288 Views

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Salmon population survival, quantum computing, and biometric identification research receive funding – UCalgary

Collaborations with communities and industry tackle pressing challenges via NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants Three University of Calgary scholars have been awarded funding for projects that will mobilize research through strategic partnerships, enriching Canada’s economy, society, and environment within the next 10 years. NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants fund research and training that will generate new knowledge […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2019264 Views

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U of Lethbridge: Government of Canada supports sustainable and culturally respectful resource development

The University of Lethbridge is receiving over $1.6 million in funding towards two projects to support sustainable and culturally respectful resource development. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. Supporting sustainable and culturally respectful resource development boosts […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2019292 Views

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More women, university graduates on police forces may reduce use of excessive force, research suggests – Folio

De-escalation techniques increasingly important to prevent use of energy weapons like Tasers on mentally ill people, says U of A sociologist. Canadian police should hire more university graduates and women to reduce the risk of resorting to excessive force in conflict situations, according to a University of Alberta sociologist. “College-educated officers have been found overwhelmingly […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2019262 Views

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