Daily Media Digest May 2, 2023

Canada at risk of losing some of its brightest health research talent
“HealthCareCAN supports graduate and postdoctoral students’ call to action from government as a key component to strengthening the health research ecosystem in Canada.”
TAGS: funding, Research Support Fund, early career researchers, HealthCareCAN

RI-MUHC researchers identify new autophagy-regulating gene
“Researchers report how they were able to identify a previously unknown gene involved in regulating autophagy and skeletal muscle integrity.”
TAGS: neurodegenerative disorders, muscular dystrophy, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)

VIDO and VFI collaborate to strengthen pandemic preparedness
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)
“The Vaccine Formulation Institute (VFI) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have signed a collaborative research agreement to help drive joint vaccine development.”
TAGS: vaccine development, collaborative research, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)

Help is just a click away: Improving mental health through Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
“… patients went years without getting help for their mental health… says Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos, a registered doctoral psychologist and professor at the University of Regina.”
TAGS: mental health, University of Regina, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Sanofi Canada and Diabetes Care Community announce a collaboration to support the emotional well-being journey of Canadians living with diabetes
National Post
“The goal of the collaboration is to provide resources and information for people living with diabetes to help foster increased emotional well-being.”
TAGS: diabetes, mental health, Sanofi Canada, Diabetes Care Community

Canadian academics, graduate students walk out, demanding increased federal funding for researchers
CBC News
“Funding for graduate, doctoral students and post doctoral fellows has not increased in 20 years …”
TAGS: funding, early career researchers, Canadian research, Simon Fraser University