Daily Media Digest March 6, 2023

Government of Canada establishes new research hubs to accelerate Canada’s vaccine and therapeutics production
“Research hubs will further strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector while protecting Canadians against future health threats …”
TAGS: pandemic preparedness, vaccines and therapeutics, University of Alberta, Université de Montréal, McMaster University

Toward an optimized management of COVID-19
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
“… at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), has uncovered another important mechanism of COVID-19 infection that could help improve the medical management of the disease.”
TAGS: COVID-19, innovative research, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)

London, Ont. Study looks to reduce physical activity barriers for those with impaired mobility
Global News
“A study by Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ont., will see participants complete personal behavioural coaching and two or three …”
TAGS: mobility impairment and disability, mental health, brain injury, Lawson Health Research Institute

CIHR Invests $3M in Health Research at Carleton University
Carleton Newsroom – Carleton University
“Carleton University researchers have received over $3 million from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), a single-round record for …”
TAGS: health research, diabetes, chronic pain, Carleton University

U of M researchers join group to better prepare Canada for another pandemic
CTV News Winnipeg
“Researchers at the University of Manitoba are a part of a group working to help Canada be better prepared for a pandemic by focusing on a bottleneck exposed by COVID-19.”
TAGS: infectious diseases, pandemic, Canadian research, University of Manitoba, University of Calgary, University of  Alberta

Many Canadians happy, but mental health flatlines or worse for some, new data shows
CTV News
“February 2023 data from Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) shows the mental stability of Canadians has flatlined since the summer of 2022.”
TAGS: mental health and addiction, COVID-19, Mental Health Research Canada, Western University