Daily Media Digest March 14, 2018

“McMaster University Medical Centre will no longer be an active hospital site under Hamilton Health Sciences plans. … The Spectator and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) seem to want us to forget that, less than 10 years ago, they were the cheerleaders for …”
TAGS: hospital consolidation, Hamilton


National Post
“Author: Josh Cronmiller, M.Sc. Environmental Management, University of Saskatchewan; Kelechi Nwanekezie, PhD Candidate, Environmental Assessment & Policy, University of Saskatchewan, and Magali F. Nehemy, PhD Candidate at the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of … “
TAGS: government, science,


Scientific American (blog)
“As students begin medical school, we must introduce the theory, practice and modeling of physician advocacy at the same time they are learning basic anatomy and physiology. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada mandates health advocacy as a core competency. Early exposure …”
TAGS: health, advocacy


“But when it comes to the more general question of whether or not science benefits society overall, 67 per cent of the respondents in the 3M-Ipsos poll say it’s very important. “Science impacts every aspect of our lives,” Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan told CBC News. “There’s the connection between the …”
TAGS: science, under appreciated, Study


“What will soon be the only national charity exclusively funding mental health research in Canada will visit Parliament Hill next week to lobby the government for financial backing. Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) is expected to formally launch on March 19, as representatives meet with officials …”
TAGS: mental health research, charity, government support


“Moncton’s first mental health walk-in clinic will be powered by volunteer hours, graduate students and one counsellor’s drive to give back to her community. The Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick partnered with Moncton counsellor Kerri Gaskin to launch the free clinic, which opens … “
TAGS: mental health clinic, Moncton, walk-in clinic


CTV News
“Robert Pelletier and Thomas Walsh are two of only six men enrolled in the nursing program at the University of New Brunswick, and they each have family connections to the profession. Pelletier says, when it came to consider nursing as a career, he had a great role model in his mom. “She was happy …”
TAGS: men, nursing