Daily Media Digest April 6, 2021

How to mentally survive another shutdown
“Dr. Tim Lau, a psychiatrist at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, says there are a few things people can do to get through the upcoming shutdown …’
TAGS: mental health, COVID-19, pandemic, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Canadians with chronic health conditions reluctant to seek care during pandemic, survey finds
Canada NewsWire
“Canadians living with chronic diseases – like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or obesity – are …”
TAGS: chronic health, pandemic, at-risk population, COVID-19

Sinai Health receives $21 million gift to transform ICU, support research
Canada NewsWire
“The gift from Shawn Kimel, and his partner, Kate Schatzky, will also invest in groundbreaking research at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute ( …”
TAGS: investment, funding, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute

Closing the gap in dementia research and support for BIPOC communities
Yahoo Canada Finance
“”The research gap means that policies, programs, and strategies don’t speak to BIPOC needs and experiences,” says Ngozi Iroanyah, Coordinator of …”
TAGS: dementia, BIPOC community health, innovative research, Alzheimer’s Research Society

Diabetes disparities: U of T researchers work with communities at risk
“Rick’s daughter, Anjali, noticed that many of their Indo-Canadian friends and family had “mysteriously” developed diabetes. She figured her father’s …”
TAGS: at-risk communities, diabetes, innovative research

Coming Up!
2021 Canada Gairdner Awards Announcement
“On Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00am ET, President & Scientific Director of the Gairdner Foundation, Janet Rossant will announce the 2021 Canada Gairdner Award laureates.”

The Walrus Leadership Forum on Health Care
“Join us for a discussion about the future of life sciences in Canada, followed by a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.”