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Big science receives $328-million boost from Ottawa   Article

January 10, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announces 328-million dollars in funding to 17 national research facilities.

Canadian life insurers' new genetic test policy criticized  Article

January 12, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has made a decision to stop requiring genetic testing for life insurance policies valued up to $250 000, a move now being criticized as an attempt to block legislation against genetic testing requirements tabled by the Liberal’s in 2016.

Peter Gluckman at CSPC: Science Advice in a Troubled World  Article

January 16, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

New Zealand's Chief Science Advisor spoke for ISSP/CSPC in Ottawa about science advice in today's world and the role of a Chief Science Advisor.

McGill Pilots New Teaching Project for Post-Docs  Article

January 18, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

McGill University Post-Doc Association and PGSS are looking for post-doc applicants for a new pilot program geared to help post-doctoral fellows to gain teaching experience.

USDA Scientists Put On Lockdown Under Trump  Article

January 24, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and research employees from publically sharing materials related to research.

Scientists Plan March on Washington  Article

January 26, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

After Trump administration cracks down on scientific agencies in government, US Scientists plan March on Washington.

Scientists’ March on Washington: Date Set for April 22nd  Article

February 01, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

The Scientists' March on Washington is set for April 22nd, Earth Day.

Report: The Impact of Postdoctoral Training  Article

February 02, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

New findings on the impact of postdoctoral research on early-career scientists in a report titled The impact of postdoctoral training on early careers in biomedicine have been published in Nature Biotechnology.

New High Level Pathogen Research Facility Slated to Open in China  Article

February 24, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

The global network of Biological Safety Level 4 (BSL-4) pathogen research facilities is set to expand, with a new facility in Wuhan, China, expected to be approved soon.

Canadians Face Hurdles Obtaining Drugs for Rare Diseases  Article

February 25, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

Dave Chan's report in the Globe and Mail details the challenges to obtain new drugs faced by Canadians who live with rare diseases.