Daily Media Digest April 20, 2021

Science suggests low risk of outdoor COVID-19 transmission. Here’s why
“… Health and University Health Network, said. After initially closing outdoor playgrounds, the provincial government backtracked over the weekend.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, transmission, University Health Network

Meet the UHN scientist advocating for accessible STEM learning
Toronto Life
“… her PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Dr. Nicole Woods began her career at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) as an education scientist.”
TAGS: STEM, learning, education scientist, University Health Network

McMaster researchers discover ‘transformative’ peanut allergy treatment
“Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton say they’ve discovered a potentially transformative treatment for those living with a peanut allergy.”
TAGS: allergy, peanut allergy, innovative treatment, McMaster University

No link between epidurals during labour and autism in children, study finds
UM Today
“… in JAMA Pediatrics, was led by Dr. Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, who holds a UM Canada Research Chair in population data analytics and data curation.”
TAGS: epidural, women’s health, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disorder, children’s health, University of Manitoba

Budget 2021 Responses

Stem Cell Network Welcomes a New Federal Investment of $45 Million Over Three Years
HRI Portal
“The budget announcement of funding of $45 million over three years for the Stem Cell Network is of vital importance as our research community works to develop the knowledge, therapies and technologies that will benefit those who are living with and fighting chronic disease and severe illnesses such as COVID-19 and its long-term effects.”
TAGS: federal budget, COVID-19, funding, investments, Stem Cell Network

Federal budget includes establishing a national framework for diabetes in Canada
Diabetes Canada
“Diabetes Canada is extremely pleased to see the commitment in Budget 2021 to implement a national framework for diabetes in Canada. Specifically, $35M over five years is allocated for diabetes research, surveillance, prevention, innovation and the development of a comprehensive diabetes framework.”
TAGS: federal budget, COVID-19, funding, investments, Diabetes Canada

Federal Budget Recognizes Strategic Importance of Canada’s Biotech Sector
Financial Post
“$45 million over three years, starting in 2022-23, to the Stem Cell Network to support stem cell and regenerative medicine research. $500 million in …”
TAGS: federal budget, COVID-19, funding, investments, biotech sector, Stem Cell Network

Federal budget supports USask’s VIDO with $59.2M
“Today the Government of Canada announced $59.2 million to the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO). The funding supports the development of its vaccine candidates and the expansion of its research facilities, including a National Centre for Pandemic Research.”
TAGS: federal budget, COVID-19, funding, investments, pandemic, COVID-19, University of Saskatchewan, VIDO

Budget 2021 boosts funding for science and biomanufacturing, national standards for long-term care and mental health
““HealthCareCAN is very pleased that the federal government has heeded our call for greater support for Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector, a sector critical to Canada’s economic recovery plan,” said HealthCareCAN President and CEO, Paul-Émile Cloutier.”
TAGS: federal budget, COVID-19, funding, investments, HealthCareCAN