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Indigenous

Canadian researchers to establish Indigenous-led centre focused on HIV rates among First Nations, Inuit & Métis

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded a federal grant to First Nations researchers at Canada’s University of Saskatchewan to establish an Indigenous-led centre devoted to addressing »

Environment, International

Only the strong survive, including the horses of Sable Island

The horses have been there since the 18th century, surviving tough Canadian winters on Sable Island, essentially a sandbar that sits 300 kilometres off the coast of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite living on an island that has »

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

A world food staple, Canada leading in wheat development

With close to $100 million in funding, research into new plant breeding technology at the Canadian Wheat Alliance, is showing great promise Faouzi Bekkaoui (PhD) is the executive director of the wheat programme at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) which »

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian student still in the running for Mars Colony

It’s a one way trip, to an unknown and very uncertain future on Mars. Still, when it was announced, some 200.000 people in over 140 countries put their names forward. A Dutch-based non-profit company is behind the Mars One project »

Environment, Health, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online 44

This week, Wojtek Gwiazda and Marc Montgomery present highlights of the week’s stories. © Govt of Canada We start off with some interesting but perhaps painful news..at least painful to Canadian’s wallets. A new report from the conservative-leaning think-tank The Fraser »

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Saskatchewan takes a cue from an automaker in the world’s biggest health care “experiment”

There are a number of superlatives and firsts associated with this new experiment It’s being labelled as the biggest experiment in the world towards improving health-care quality.  It’s also being evaluated by Thomas Rotter who holds the University of Saskatchewan »