Daily Media Digest October 2, 2023

Time to fix the inequity in Canadian research council grants
The Hill Times
“The federal government should overhaul Canada’s granting agencies with an equity lens for a healthier and more robust research ecosystem that would benefit everyone.”
KEYWORDS: health equity, funding, Memorial University, Carleton University, University of Ottawa

Leaps forward are still needed to improve Indigenous health care experiences
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“Indigenous-led research identifies pathways to healing through the stories of Indigenous community members in Greater Vancouver …”
KEYWORDS: Indigenous health, patient perspective, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Researchers target hypertension in Black populations
University of Windsor
“This is an incredible opportunity to use our expertise to help people who need effective blood pressure control in a part of the world that could use it the most …”
KEYWORDS: health equity, cardiovascular health, University of Windsor, WE-SPARK Health Institute

Pharmacists can improve access to life-saving vaccines
University of Waterloo
“This is a massive opportunity for policymakers to focus on vaccine campaigns to reach more patients …”
KEYWORDS: pharmacy, vaccine, University of Waterloo

The Government of Canada invested in research into the design of cycling infrastructure for people with sight loss
“… Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB Foundation) to support research into how raised cycle tracks at bus stops across Canada impact …”
KEYWORDS: infrastructure, sight loss, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)