Daily Media Digest November 9, 2021

For COVID-19 ‘long-haulers,’ the new normal will be wildly different | CBC News
“Sophie Hwang, a social worker and manager of support services for Institute for Advancements in Mental Health, is concerned about those who …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long-hauler, Institute for Advancements in Mental Health

UM teams to research under-studied aspects of COVID-19
UM Today – University of Manitoba
“… funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). … The goal of the study, which received $202,000 from the CIHR for one year, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, long-hauler, innovative research, University of Manitoba

Unvaccinated make up vast majority of local COVID-19 cases – TBNewsWatch.com
“The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre said it couldn’t share local data over privacy concerns. “Given the small number of COVID patients …”
TAGS: COVID-19, vaccine, public health, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Recognizing and Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Research …
“… Ovarian Cancer Canada is the recipient of Distinguished Service to Cancer Research award for her leadership as CEO of Ovarian Cancer Canada.”
TAGS: cancer, innovative research, award, Ovarian Cancer Canada, University Health Network

CAR-T cell therapy—new hope when standard cancer treatments fail
The Ottawa Hospital
“Dr. Fulcher and her colleague Dr. Natasha Kekre, a hematologist and associate scientist at The Ottawa Hospital, knew that clinical trials in the United States, using CAR-T cell immunotherapy, showed promising results in children and adolescents with leukemia and blood cancers, putting many into long-lasting remission.”
TAGS: cancer, innovative treatment, CAR-T cell therapy, leukemia, blood cancer, The Ottawa Hospital, BioCanRx

University of Ottawa launches first research centre dedicated to Black health in Canada …
The Fulcrum
“He emphasized the University’s commitment to improving the BIPOC experience on campus, citing efforts to hire faculty members and mental health …”
TAGS: Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health (ICBH), healthcare, mental health, University of Ottawa

B.C. study looking at how exposure to chemicals can impact reproductive cycles | CTV News
CTV News Vancouver
“A student at a B.C. university is researching how chemical exposure can impact reproductive cycles.”
TAGS: women’s health, reproductive health, chemical exposure

Dr. Daniel C. Andreae President’s Lecture on the Future of Work
“Recovering Better: Why Science must Choose to Include While equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential for better science, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified long-standing gender inequities, and it threatens to erode hard-fought gains. Dr. Duncan explores these impacts and makes recommendations on how science should respond.”