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Inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise in very young Canadian children

a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium….The number of children under five being diagnosed with IBD is alarming because it was almost unheard of 20 years ago, and it is now much more common,” says Dr. Eric Benchimol, lead author of the study, scientist at ICES, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre […]

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Report on Fundamental Science Presents a Bold Plan to Reinvigorate Canadian Research

Research Canada applauds the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science on its bold and visionary report, Investing in Canada’s Future: Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research, released today in Ottawa. We were pleased to see that so many of Research Canada’s recommendations in its submission to Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, Securing Canadian Leadership in Research and Innovation, were addressed in the Panel’s Report. […]

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Budget 2017 falls short in support for discovery research

The board of the CSMB supports significant measures in the federal government’s 2017 budget to improve skills training, to advance gender equity, to attract foreign talent and to support the National Research Council. However, we are surprised and disappointed that besides some modest targeted investments into programs such as the Stem Cell network, the budget does not contain any new resources for discovery research, especially for the open competitions at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). […]

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Budget 2017: Important Health and Innovation Investments with Uncertainty for Fundamental Science

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 – The Trudeau Government’s 2017 Budget, Building a Strong Middle Class, makes important strategic investments in “superclusters”, stem cell research, opioid research, mental and Indigenous health. However, while taking steps to accelerate Canada’s innovation economy, the budget does not close the critical funding gap for Canada’s granting councils, prolonging uncertainty with respect to Canada’s commitment to growing a strong scientific foundation. […]