Daily Media Digest April 12, 2018

“But they still need to complete years of supervised training, or residency, in specialities such as family medicine, general surgery or neurology before they can be licensed to practise medicine in Canada. “The system is too tight,” said Dr. Genevieve Moineau, chief executive of the Association of Faculties …”
TAGS: medical students, lack of residencies positions, Dr. Genevieve Moineau


Simon Fraser University News
“SFU’s Surrey campus will soon house two new research facilities—one, a regional hub called the eBrain Centre, focusing on diagnosing and treating youth mental health and addiction, and the other, a “Homeware” Laboratory to advance digital technologies for the evolving Internet of Things (IoT).”
TAGS: eBrain Centre, SFU, Lab


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“This innovative pilot collaboration with the mdBriefCase Group will see two new self-assessment programs offered free of charge to Royal College … The program on the Royal College’s CanMEDS Framework will use case-based scenarios to help physicians and surgeons enhance their abilities “
TAGS: Free Online Programs, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons,


“It started out with rock snot and ended with a call for scientists to stand up to suppression. Canada’s Science Minister Kirsty Duncan used her TED talk in Vancouver to highlight her government’s record on science and blasted those who would silence researchers. It’s official — the Harper government …”
TAGS: science, Kirsty Duncan, Ted Talk


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“PARIS – April 12, 2018 – Sanofi is investing €350 million (CAD $500 million) for the construction of a new state-of-the-art vaccine manufacturing facility at the Sanofi Pasteur Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. The investment bolsters the company’s Canadian operations and its commitment to … “
TAGS: Canadian vaccine facility, Sanofi Pasteur, Toronto


“The University of Toronto has been selected to serve as the national scientific partner of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), Canada’s largest population research platform that is unlocking the answers to why some people develop cancer and chronic diseases while others do not.”
TAGS: scientific partner, Health Research, U of T


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“EDMONTON, April 11, 2018 /CNW/ – Canada’s scientists are driven to make discoveries that lead to new opportunities, a stronger economy and a growing middle class, but they need sophisticated tools and laboratories to help them break new ground in areas such as climate change, clean energy, …”
TAGS: Canadian scientists, U of A, research tools


Canada NewsWire (press release)
“OTTAWA, April 11, 2018 /CNW/ – First Nations leaders, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada recognize that mental wellness is a priority shared among First Nations communities, families and individuals that must be addressed by services that are designed and delivered by First …”
TAGS: mental health services, Ontario, first nations, Government of Canada


“Aortic aneurysm and hypotension were among the clinical features identified as putting patients at high risk for acute aortic dissection in a case-control study. Robert Ohle, MSc, MA, MB, FRCPC, from the department of emergency medicine, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, …”
TAGS: acute aortic dissection, Aortic aneurysm


Times Colonist
“The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island announced this morning it has $4.7 million in donations to pour into health care funding for kids. The money will flow to 50 health care groups on Vancouver Island to fund more than 80 projects in children’s health. Island Health is a key partner in the …”
TAGS: Children’s Health Foundation, donations, health projects


The Post – Ontario
“The province’s arteries are clogged so badly that the heart/doctors have trouble continuing to pump life through the body. In this case the clogs are the huge numbers of bureaucrats who do little to help health care professionals do their jobs. That’s the position of Concerned Ontario Doctors (COD).”
TAGS: doctors, Ontario, healthcare system,


Government of Ontario News
“Ontario is partnering with Baylis Medical Company to build a new facility and expand its product development, creating 233 new jobs and retaining 339 positions in Mississauga. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, made the announcement today at Canada’s MedTech …”
TAGS: Baylis Medical, Mississauga, Ontario government, new jobs


EurekAlert (press release)
“Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for older adults combined with an extensive clinical training program for the next generation of healthcare professionals and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, the Rotman Research Institute.”
TAGS: brain, Dementia, neurodegenerative diseases


Electronic Products & Technology-1 hour ago
“Canada’s top research fields are: clinical medicine, public health and health services, psychology and cognitive sciences, philosophy and theology, and visual and performing arts. Canadian research is comparatively less specialized and less esteemed in the core fields of the natural sciences and engineering. The CCA …”
TAGS: fundamental research, R&D, Report, Council of Canadian Academies


UCalgary News-13 hours ago
“Kathy McCoy is one of five University of Calgary researchers whose projects will be supported with $810,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans … Research at the IMC has the potential to improve therapeutic and diagnostic technologies for our health and the environment, and trigger translational …”
TAGS: UCalgary, federal funding, research equipment


GuelphMercury.com-15 hours ago
“The JELF funding, which is part of more than $42 million for a total of 186 research projects at 37 Canadian universities, was announced Wednesday by Federal Minister … “It is encouraging to see that U of G is working on research to provide valuable data on children, mental health and the environment,” Guelph MP Lloyd …”
TAGS: U Guelph, federal funding, childhood injuries, food-borne ailments, emotional wellbeing


Gazette-19 hours ago
““For more than two decades, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has provided critical funding for state-of-the-art infrastructure that’s helped Memorial become a global hub for important research in areas ranging from ocean technology to the health sciences,” he said. “The CFI also remains a pivotal partner in helping …”
TAGS: 186 new research infrastructure , federal funding, biomedical sciences (neurosciences), technological innovation