Daily media scan June 21, 2017

FACIT Builds on Commercialization Momentum by Attracting Experienced Executive-in-Residence
Canada NewsWire (press release)
“FACIT creates and seeds growth companies with a hands-on approach to cultivate sustainable biotechnology start-ups in Ontario, as we have done …

Alberta devoting $25.8M to post-secondary mental health services over next 3 years
The Alberta government is devoting $25.8 million over three years for mental health resources aimed at university and college students. Details of …

58 cases of whooping cough linked to Lethbridge-area outbreak, number expected to climb
Alberta Health Services declared June 5 that the southwestern areas of Fort Macleod, County of Lethbridge and Coledale are the most affected.

Study finds suicide barrier worked
Radio Canada International
Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have found that a barrier installed to prevent suicide on a Toronto bridge worked over the long …

Canada’s pharma companies disclose payments to doctors for 1st time
Innovative Medicines Canada, the trade group that represents more than 50 pharma companies, had endorsed the disclosure initiative. But ultimately …

hitchBOT creators at Ryerson and McMaster to study how artificial intelligence and robots can help …
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ – McMaster and Ryerson universities today announced the Smart Robots for Health Communication project, a joint …

North American Indigenous Games coming to Toronto and GTA
Sport and cultural venues include Humber College, McMaster University, York University, University of Toronto Scarborough, City of Toronto venues, …

Indigenous people need resources 24/7 to cut suicide rates, committee recommends
Suicide is a leading cause of death among Indigenous people, according to the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which …

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to get cancer: report
Canada NewsWire (press release)
This puts an enormous burden on individuals, the healthcare system and services and research supported by cancer charities. CCS is calling on the …

Canada’s minister of science calls out sexism in science
University Affairs
Perhaps the most tangible thing (and this stuff works!) is her instruction to Canada Research Chair program officials to “withhold funding for …

FACETS endorsed as official journal of the Royal Society of Canada’s Academy of Science
EurekAlert (press release)
“The appointment of an official journal by the Royal Society of Canada signals the ever important need for researchers and the organizations that ..

Supporting the health needs of our newest Torontonians
CAMH Blog | The official blog for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
by Dr. Branka Agic, Manager of Health Equity at CAMH & Anna Oda, Registered Nurse and Research Analyst. Over the past year and half, since …

Long-term memories made with meaningful information
EurekAlert (press release)
Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, … affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for … Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Canadian Centre … Founded in 1918 as the Jewish Home for Aged, Baycrest continues to …

MPs call for stronger law against toxic chemicals
National Observer-18 hours ago
Canada’s most important law to defend the health of Canadians and ecosystems … A large body of research indicates that the benefits of stronger pollution laws …


UNBC unveils new Research Data Centre
MY PG NOW-14 hours ago
… approved researchers no longer have to travel to access Statistics Canada data. … Students conducting this research have had to fly as far as Ottawa to access … who earned her Masters Degree in Community Health Sciences from UNBC, …

Yoga as good for low back pain as physiotherapy: study
CBC.ca-21 hours ago
The College of Family Physicians Canada includes certain types of yoga in its … To track participants function and pain during the study, the researchers … year, it’s a good bet that their improvement will continue on,” Saper told Reuters Health.