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Petition to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides in Regina, SK

 

I am unable to comprehend how we are still fighting the rampant use of pesticides/herbicides in Regina ... over 10 years later. There has been some progress - elementary school yards are no longer sprayed, but the level spraying of Regina is absolutely absurd!
Please sign the petition if you agree, and spread this widely to your colleagues. Sincerely, Tanya
>>> "Avaaz.org" <avaaz@avaaz.org> 06/06/2012 11:02 AM >>>
Thank you for signing my petition: Don't abandon Regina's proposed cosmetic pesticide ban!!

Every single person who joins strengthens our call for action. Please take a minute to share this link with everyone you know:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Dont_abandon_proposed_cosmetic_pesticide_ban/?tta

Let's make change together,
Nikko

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Here's the petition for forwarding to your friends:

Don't abandon Regina's proposed cosmetic pesticide ban!

After its April 2012 recommendation to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides in the city of Regina, the city's Environmental Advisory Committee is now abandoning its original recommendation after pressure from business and stakeholders.

Pesticides can cause health issues in adults and children, including cancer, reproductive and nervous system problems. As an individual citizen and small businessperson in Regina, I am deeply concerned with our city's determination to place the health of the pesticide and lawn care industries above the health of our children and communities.

On Thursday, June 7 at 5:30pm, the Environmental Advisory Committee will meet again. Please sign this petition (or come to Thursday's meeting at City Hall) to let our municipal leaders know we want to see Regina move in the direction of other progressive communities and ban the use of cosmetic pesticides.
http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Dont_abandon_proposed_cosmetic_pesticide_ban/?tta

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Exergy summer school

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee it is our pleasure to officially announce that the fist Exergy Summer School in Canada will be held in University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) from April 30 until May 4, 2012. I would be grateful if you distribute the attached flyer between graduate students and professors. For more information please see http://www.exergycourse.org/.

Ehsan Baniasadi
Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
90 Founders Drive, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1H 7K4
Phone: (+1) 9057218668 EXT. 6303

Improving health care

I would like to wish you happy holidays and a happy New Year.

2011 has been a busy and productive year for the Foresight Group at Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF).

We concluded a major Foresight project on Improving the Health of Canadians In a Single Generation. The work started with the Jasper Innovation Forum in 2010. The results are presented in a summary report, available at http://www.albertatechfutures.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jBs5qY4XT5Q%3d&tabid=374. Our work suggests that advances in and the wider adoption of technology (especially digital technology) will lead to improved health outcomes. An important challenge is to address behaviours that put wellness at risk.

Earlier this year, we have initiated the Global North 2050 Project and made it the subject of the 2011 Jasper Innovation Forum. The objective of the Project is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the long-term future of the North (we selected the year 2050 as the reference year), with the view to identifying strategies and actions that should be taken now to ensure sustainability of the North and the rest of the world. An overview of the Global North 2050 Project is given at http://www.albertatechfutures.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=bgcn4JsQTU8%3d&tabid=374. Since the North is complex and affects not only countries and people in the North, our work is multi-national and multi-sectoral. The report of the 2011 Jasper Innovation Forum will be available early next year, and I would be pleased to send you a copy or web-link.

The members of AITF join me in wishing you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year (http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/Home/1903/25522/images/AITFHolidayCard2011.pdf)

Axel

Axel Meisen, C.M., Ph.D., P.Eng., Eurlng, FCAE
Chair of Foresight
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures
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Health Research Weekly News - CIHR

"CIHR Research News" research-news@cihr-irsc.gc.ca> 12/15/2011 9:41 AM CIHR Funding News
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Issue 111

Contents

1) Funding Opportunity News
a) CIHR and its partners announce the December 2011 Funding Opportunities and Priority Announcements

b) Funding opportunities posted between November 15 and December 14, 2011 by CIHR and its partners

2) Application and Funding Policy News
a) Agencies introduce new Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research

b) Formatting requirements for attachments

3) CIHR Governance
a) Dr. Shoo Lee Appointed Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

4) Links to Institute and Portfolio News
a) CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Call for Abstracts - Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research

b) CIHR Institute of Genetics
2012 Summer Program in Taiwan

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1) Funding Opportunity News

a) CIHR and its partners announce the December 2011 Funding Opportunities and Priority Announcements

CIHR and its partners announce the December 2011 Funding Opportunities, including the Priority Announcements for the spring 2012 open competitions.

Details on these funding opportunities can be found using the CIHR Funding Opportunities Database - http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-OifU-pXSqc7.

For the list of funding opportunities launched in December 2011, use the "Launch Date" option and select "12" and "2011" from the drop-down menus (to indicate December 2011), and click on "Search".

A master list of all CIHR's current funding opportunities is also available using the "View All Current Opportunities" tab - http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-OifV-pXSqc8.

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b) Funding opportunities posted between November 15 and December 14, 2011 by CIHR and its partners

The following is a list of funding opportunities which CIHR and its partners posted between November 15 and December 14, 2011.

To view these opportunities, please use the CIHR Funding Opportunity Database at
http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-OifW-pXSqc9

Simply select the opportunity from the list which is sorted alphabetically.

* Chair: Reproductive and Child Health Services and Policy Research

* Dissemination Events: Winter 2012 Competition

* Dissemination Events: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

* Fellowship: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

* Other: Interventional Clinical Trial for CCSVI in MS Patients

* Planning Grants: Winter 2012 Competition

* Planning Grants: Winter 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

Please direct specific inquiries on the funding opportunity to the contact person listed at the bottom of the funding opportunity.

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2) Application and Funding Policy News

a) Agencies introduce new Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research

NSERC, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research launched the new Tri Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research, http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-OifX-pXSqc0, on December 5, 2011. This new Framework replaces previous policies on the responsible conduct of research, including the Tri Agency Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship (TCPS-I, 1994), the Framework for Tri Council Review of Institutional Policies Dealing with Integrity in Research (1996) and the Tri-Agency Process for Addressing Allegations of Non-Compliance with Tri Agency Policies (2010). All researchers and institutions will be required to adhere to the new Framework and to the policies it refers to.

The Framework is being governed and implemented by the newly created Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research, whose mandate is to ensure a consistent approach to promoting the responsible conduct of research and addressing allegations of breaches of agency policies. The Panel is supported by the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research and its Executive Director, Susan Zimmerman.

The federal granting agencies have also established a requirement for all grants and scholarships applicants to sign a Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information form, http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-OifY-pXSqc1. In cases of a serious breach of agency policy, the consent allows the agency to publicly name the researcher involved, their institution and the nature of the breach. The agencies have implemented this disclosure process to further strengthen Canada's reputation for excellence and responsible conduct in research.

More information about the new Framework is available on the Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research Web site, http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-OifZ-pXSqc2.

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b) Formatting requirements for attachments

CIHR has updated and simplified its formatting requirements in order to align with the electronic processing of applications through ResearchNet. Please note in particular that CIHR no longer requires different formatting for attachments to the Common CV. The new requirements will be effective as of December 15, 2011 and are detailed on the Acceptable Application Formats and Attachments web page - http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oifa-pXSqc9.

If you have any questions or additional feedback, please contact info@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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3) CIHR Governance

a) Dr. Shoo Lee Appointed Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), along with CIHR's Governing Council, announced on December 9, 2011 the appointment of Dr. Shoo Lee as incoming Scientific Director (SD) of CIHR's Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). This appointment will be effective January 2, 2012.

Dr. Lee, a world-renowned neonatologist and health economist, is Professor of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Head of the Division of Neonatology at the University of Toronto. He is also Paediatrician-in-Chief and Director of the Maternal-Infant Care (MICare) Research Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital; Chief of the Department of Newborn and Developmental Paediatrics at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and The Women's Auxiliary Chair in Neonatology and Head of the Division of Neonatology at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Lee established the Canadian Neonatal NetworkTM and the International Neonatal Collaboration to foster collaborative research and leads the CIHR Team in Maternal-Infant Care.

For more information about this announcement, refer to:
http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oifb-pXSqc0

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4) Links to Institute and Portfolio News

The following is a list of Institute and Portfolio news items.

a) CIHR Institute of Gender and Health

Call for Abstracts - Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research

Hosted by the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Montréal, Canada,
October 29-31, 2012

The conference will explore advances in our understandings of how sex and gender influence the health of women, men, and people of diverse gender identities over the lifespan. It will showcase excellence across the full scope of health research, from cell to society, offering a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning and exchange. The conference will feature dynamic presentations on new discoveries and innovative interventions, interactive poster sessions, lively discussions and valuable networking opportunities with leaders in the field. It is open to all researchers, policy-makers, health care providers, non-governmental organizations, students and others with a shared interest in gender, sex and health.

For more information, visit: http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oifc-pXSqc1

To view the call for abstracts, visit: http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oifd-pXSqc2

To submit an abstract, visit: http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oife-pXSqc3

The deadline to submit an abstract is February 15, 2012.

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b) CIHR Institute of Genetics

2012 Summer Program in Taiwan

The CIHR Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 Summer Program in Taiwan. Co-sponsored by CIHR-IG and the Department of International Cooperation of the National Science Council (NSC-DOIC) in Taiwan, this two-month summer program offers an exciting opportunity for Canadian doctoral students to engage first-hand in health research and to experience Taiwan's culture and language.

A total of up to 10 awards are available for the 2012 Summer Program in Taiwan. Each award consists of a one-time, non-renewable $5,000 stipend from CIHR-IG, and awardees will receive approximately 40,000 TWD from NSC-DOIC to cover the cost of living expenses.

For program information, please visit http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oiff-pXSqc4 or contact Jennifer Ahlgren at jennifer.ahlgren@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

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CIHR Wants to Hear from You

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder – CIHR wants to hear from you as much as possible. There is a wonderful story to tell about the results and benefits of health research in Canada, but we need your help to truly make this a page turner. And, we need to keep telling this story. So, we encourage you to let us know when you have or, better still, are close to publishing the results of research funded by CIHR. Please drop us a line at mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

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Useful CIHR Contacts

General Inquiries: 613-941-2672
Grants & Awards Information: 613-954-1968
Media Relations: 613-941-4563
Knowledge Translation Portfolio: 613-948-2318
Partnerships: 613-957-6138
Ethics Office: 613-946-4773
Technical / IT Help Desk: 613-941-0068
CIHR's website: http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oifg-pXSqc5

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Subscription Information

Feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. Your colleagues can obtain their own electronic subscription on CIHR's website at http://trk.cp20.com/Tracking/t.c?PIIs-Oifh-pXSqc6 (English version).

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Health Research - Weekly News Contents 1) Public Health and Environmental Protection - International Symposium 2) Reminder - Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Funding Facts The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
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As a Symposium within 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB2012), International Symposium on Public Heath and Environmental Protection (PHEP), will be held on May 28th to 30th, 2012 in Macau, China.

 

PHEP2012 aims to provide a high-level international forum of gathering world-class researchers, engineers and educators to meet and present their latest activities.

 

The conference papers are published by IEEE, included in IEEE Xplore, and expected to be indexed by EI compendex.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.icbeb.org/phep

 

Best Regards,

PHEP-ICBEB Organizing Committee

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