Jeff Sharom now posts links to Canadian science policy news in the LinkedIn group of the Canadian Science Policy Conference:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Canadian-Science-Policy-Conference-1430657

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Alberta immerses in innovation policy discussions at CSPC 2012


Oct 4, 2012
Mehrdad Hariri and Anton Neschadim
Biotechnology Focus
http://biotechnologyfocus.ca/?p=1736
July 9, 2012
Bad Science Watch
http://www.badsciencewatch.ca/new-watchdog-targets-bad-science-in-policy-and-regulation-nationwide/
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Call for Session Proposals: Canadian Science Policy Conference 2012

Apr 18, 2012
Canadian Science Policy Centre
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/-1645776.htm



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Science literacy is good for society

Jan 31, 2012
David Suzuki
Straight.com
http://www.straight.com/article-596081/vancouver/david-suzuki-science-literacy-good-society
Jan 31, 2012
Susan Lunn
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/01/31/pol-research-randd-funding-changes.html
Feb 2, 2012
Louise Egan
Reuters
http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCATRE81120B20120202
Jan 29, 2012
BARRIE McKENNA
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/the-innovation-challenge-and-the-misallocation-of-capital/article2318815/
Feb 1, 2012
Julian Beltrame
The Canadian Press
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/national-news/flaherty-budget-to-finally-put-business-innovation-at-top-of-agenda.html
Conference Board of Canada launches new centre for business innovation to improve performance among firms
Jan 31, 2012
Conference Board of Canada
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/913361/canadian-businesses-feel-less-pressure-to-innovate-than-global-competitors
Feb 1, 2012
Jeffrey Simpson
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/jeffrey-simpson/can-ottawa-spark-innovation-it-hasnt-yet/article2321249/
Feb 1, 2012
Leo Charbonneau
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/margin-notes/we-need-a-new-way-to-measure-innovation/
We need a facility to attract and train top talent, with the goal of both making discoveries and getting them to market
Feb 3, 2012
JOHN BERGERON
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Canada+falling+behind+research/6095132/story.html
Canadians are among the biggest consumers of pharmaceuticals in the world
Feb 2, 2012
JEFFREY SIMPSON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/jeffrey-simpson/the-worst-of-both-worlds-high-drug-prices-low-rd/article2324591/
Feb 2, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/02/02/astrazeneca-layoffs-montreal-cp.html
Jan 30, 2012
Andy hoffman
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canadian-biotech-firms-missing-the-boat-in-asia/article2320187/
Improving the quality of life of Canadians by developing more effective treatments
Jan 31, 2012
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/913339/harper-government-invests-in-personalized-medicine
Speaking Points of The Honourable Gary Goodyear, PC, MP, Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Jan 31, 2012
Industry Canada
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/07049.html
Academics are starting to boycott a big publisher of journals
Feb 4, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21545974
The digital revolution will turn our current university model upside down – and it's for the best
Feb 4, 2012
MARGARET WENTE
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/margaret-wente/were-ripe-for-a-great-disruption-in-higher-education/article2325979/
Feb 2, 2012
James Bradshaw
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/university-leaders-want-more-canadians-to-study-abroad/article2325034/
'Incubator' would help out new businesses
Feb 1, 2012
Matthew Gauk
Daily News
http://www.canada.com/Innovation+centre+seen+spark+high+tech+sector/6083054/story.html
Feb 2012
Peter Kent
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/kent.pdf

Coming down the pipe(line) in 2012

Feb 2012
Todd Hirsch
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/hirsch.pdf

Harnessing energy for change

Feb 2012
Velma McColl
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/mccoll.pdf
Feb 2012
Wilson da Silva
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/dasilva.pdf
Feb 2012
Robin V. Sears
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/sears.pdf
Feb 2012
Donald Barry
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/barry.pdf
Feb 2012
Kevin G. Lynch and Kathy Sendall
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/lynch.pdf

Making Canadians energy wise

Feb 2012
John Manley
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/manley.pdf
Feb 2012
David L. Emerson
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/emerson.pdf
Feb 2012
Daniel Gagnier
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/gagnier.pdf
Feb 2012
John Stewart
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/stewart.pdf
Feb 2012
Jim Prentice
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/prentice.pdf
Feb 2012
Thierry Vandal
Policy Options
http://www.irpp.org/po/archive/feb12/vandal.pdf
Canada would benefit from a serious look at European countries’ efforts to align incentives within their health systems to encourage better performance.
Jan 2012
Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby
C.D. Howe Institute
http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/Commentary_339.pdf
Feb 2012
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/157092/HiT-Russia_EN_web-with-links.pdf
Feb 3, 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/social-issues-migration-health/mental-health-and-work_9789264124523-en
Feb 4, 2012
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/environment/mortality-risk-valuation-in-environment-health-and-transport-policies_9789264130807-en
Feb 4, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120204/health-birdflu-study-research-20120204.html
Tree deaths attributed to lack of snow to protect shallow roots
Feb 4, 2012
Randy Boswell
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Yellow+cedar+decline+mystery+solved+study/6102272/story.html
Feb 4, 2012
Michelle Lalonde
The Gazette
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/02/04/scientists-censure-mcgill-university-over-ties-to-asbestos-industry/
Feb 4, 2012
David McKie
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/03/pol-mckie-thehouse-disease-centres.html
Feb 4, 2012
Shelley Page
Postmedia News
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Desk+bound+lifestyles+proving+hazardous+researchers/6103581/story.html
Feb 4, 2012
Charles Burton
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/article/1126179--harper-in-china-juggling-oil-sales-and-core-principles
Ottawa physicist, 69, cites health, money concerns for ending human rights battle
Feb 4, 2012
Andrew Duffy
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Former+scientist+abandons+remaining+lawsuit+against+employer/6103432/story.html
Studies of brain genetics are starting to reveal what makes humans human
Feb 4, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21545972
Feb 4, 2012
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-ashfield-announces-2011-national-recreational-fisheries-award-winner-quebec-1615130.htm
Feb 3, 2012
Michelle Lalonde
Postmedia News
http://www.canada.com/business/McGill+responds+charges+with+asbestos+industry/6100016/story.html

Where Canada goes from Keystone

We shouldn’t have all our energy eggs in one basket, and we should be seeking a more strategic approach to our energy future
Feb 3, 2012
Kevin Lynch AND Kathy Sendall
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/where-canada-goes-from-keystone/article2324588/
Feb 3, 2012
Carrie Tait
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/imperial-oil-okays-2-billion-cold-lake-expansion/article2325314/
Feb 3, 2012
William Marsden
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Scientists+historic+battle+over+oilsands+monitoring/6100226/story.html
New system will increase number of testing stations, but will not be independently run
Feb 3, 2012
Josh Wingrove
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alberta-ottawa-beef-up-oil-sands-monitoring/article2325907/
Feb 3, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/03/trade-secrets-pharmaceuticals-scoc.html
Feb 3, 2012
Sheila Dabu Nonato and Brad Bouzane
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Merck+Frosst+loses+information+protection+appeal/6098105/story.html

Tanning bed ban urged for under-18s

Feb 3, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/03/tanning-bed-ban.html

Girl has 6 organs replaced at once

Feb 3, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/03/f-multiple-organ-transplants-esophagus.html
Christy Clark faces one major hurdle – finding the energy to turn natural gas into LNG
Feb 3, 2012
Justine Hunter AND Wendy Stueck
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/bc-premier-stakes-provinces-energy-future-on-liquefied-natural-gas/article2325632/
Researchers are closing in on commercially-viable devices to detect cancers by analyzing human breath
Feb 3, 2012
Rick Pilger
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/one-breath-away-from-diagnosing-disease/article2326029/
Feb 3, 2012
Tim Haig
Financial Post
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/02/03/the-case-for-biofuels-in-our-energy-mix/
People say they want more fuel-efficient cars, but few actually buy them
Feb 3, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/02/fuel-economy
Planet's relatively brief wet period occurred billions of years ago
Feb 3, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/02/03/sci-mars-dry-planet.html
Feb 3, 2012
Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/915667/health-authorities-launch-blitz-against-toxic-lawn-products-pesticide-ad-campaign-a-first-in-bc-history
Panel of Experts Debate How to Inspire Young Minds
Feb 3, 2012
Ontario Science Centre
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/915863/ontario-science-centre-hosts-unique-facebook-live-event-inside-da-vinci-exhibition
Feb 2, 2012
Wendy Cox
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/report-says-science-not-minister-should-rule-canadas-fisheries-138578889.html
Feb 2, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/02/02/bc-canada-biodiversity-oceans.html
Government plans to approve asbestos sales to developing world
Feb 2, 2012
Gil Shochat and Joseph Loiero
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/01/asbestos-study-mcgill.html

Tracking Lyme disease

Feb 2, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/02/lyme-disease-tick-map.html
Feb 2, 2012
Carrie Tait AND Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/energy-regulator-approves-export-licence-for-bc-lng/article2324866/
If everything is on the table, why do the billions of dollars being added to the federal corrections budget feel untouchable?
Feb 2, 2012
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/ottawa-must-consider-cost-of-prison-expansion----in-addition-to-pension-reform/article2324562/
Feb 2, 2012
GARY MASON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/gary_mason/why-not-try-after-hours-care-the-dutch-way/article2322792/
Now 3 such known systems in the galaxy
Feb 2, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/02/02/sci-kepler-new-planets-nasa.html
Feb 2, 2012
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/915093/new-study-building-framework-to-bring-personalized-medicine-to-the-clinic
Feb 2, 2012
Conference Board of Canada
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/914711/slowing-economic-growth-and-rising-health-care-pressures-squeeze-ontario-s-finances
Feb 2, 2012
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/harper-government-investments-to-help-dairy-farmers-boost-exports-1614365.htm
Ontario's sustainable energy technology programs are helping build a skilled workforce to meet the demand for clean energy jobs and strengthen the province's position as a clean energy leader in North America.
Feb 2, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Energy
http://news.ontario.ca/mei/en/2012/02/ontarios-clean-energy-workforce-continues-to-grow.html
Feb 2, 2012
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-helping-young-girls-explore-careers-in-science-1614563.htm
Feb 2, 2012
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/strengthening-measures-to-protect-canada-from-the-asian-long-horned-beetle-1614661.htm

Tax 'toxic' sugar, doctors urge

Age restriction for sugary drinks proposed
Feb 1, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/01/sugar-toxic-regulate.html
Parks Canada has delayed a decision on a controversial multi-million dollar tourist attraction proposed for Jasper National Park in order to digest a flood of comments
Feb 1, 2012
Dawn Walton
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/decision-on-proposed-glacier-discovery-walk-in-jasper-national-park-delayed/article2321135/

Ottawa heart researchers lauded

Their work shows the use of next-generation pacemakers helps patients with moderate heart failure
Feb 1, 2012
Tom Spears
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Ottawa+heart+researchers+lauded/6081980/story.html
Feb 1, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/harper-government-secures-jobs-through-forest-sector-innovation-and-renewal-1613964.htm
Feb 1, 2012
Conference Board of Canada
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/914113/collaboration-between-food-industry-and-government-regulators-would-make-a-good-system-better
The would-be censors of research into deadly flu strains publicly air their fears
Jan 31, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/01/flu-research-and-public-safety
Jan 31, 2012
Carmen Chai
Postmedia News
http://www.canada.com/Canadian+researchers+develop+disease+outbreak+surveillance+systems/6080541/story.html
Routine ultrasound improves prenatal health, and restricting abortions could worsen maternal deaths from unsafe abortions.
Jan 31, 2012
Prabhat Jha
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1124468--canada-s-role-in-the-global-selective-abortion-debate
Jan 31, 2012
Thomas Walkom
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1124376--walkom-the-downside-to-ontario-s-health-care-reforms
Jan 31, 2012
Tom Blackwell
National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/31/blackwell-on-health-does-holland-have-the-key-to-our-health-care-future/
Jan 31, 2011
C.D. Howe Institute
http://www.cdhowe.org/stop-navel-gazing-learn-from-healthcare-abroad/16400
Jan 31, 2012
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/court-imposes-significant-fine-for-damage-to-northern-pike-habitat-1613322.htm
Jan 31, 2012
Health Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/statement-honourable-leona-aglukkaq-minister-health-on-enforcement-cracking-down-on-1613469.htm
Jan 31, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-oliver-addresses-canada-mining-stakeholders-about-need-regulatory-reform-support-1613129.htm

Covering the oilsands

Journalists discuss tension between economic and environmental issues.
Jan 30, 2012
Gillian Steward
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1123870--covering-the-oilsands
Jan 30, 2012
Konrad Yakabuski
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/gingrich-promises-canadians-he-will-authorize-keystone-if-elected/article2319740/
Extols use of more wind, solar and other renewable sources of energy
Jan 30, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/30/sci-un-green-energy.html
Jan 30, 2012
Justine Hunter
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/bc-not-ready-to-tip-its-hand-on-gateway-project/article2320435/
More work needs to be done, says chief medical officer
Jan 30, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/30/edmonton-sexually-transmitted-diseases-drop.html
Friends of teen who died a year ago say there is still not enough help from government
Jan 30, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/30/north-yukon-youth-addictions.html
Jan 30, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/30/toronto-ontario-healthcare.html
Jan 30, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/30/tuberculosis-resistant-india.html
Jan 30, 2012
Kenyon Wallace
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/article/1123942--killer-whales-finding-prey-further-north-as-arctic-ice-melts-inuit-tell-scientists
Jan 30, 2012
Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/912873/canada-s-most-prominent-health-organizations-launch-campaign-calling-on-the-ontario-government-to-invest-now-to-prevent-ontario-s-looming-health-crisi
Ontario is launching an Action Plan to transform the health care system and deal with the demographic challenges as well as the province's deficit.
Jan 30, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2012/01/ontarios-action-plan-to-transform-health-care.html
Jan 30, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/912961/jackpine-mine-expansion-and-pierre-river-mine-projects-public-consultation-on-revised-joint-review-panel-agreements
Jan 29, 2012
Margaret Munro
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Scientists+shock+after+Canada+premiere+icebreaker+docked+repairs/6069515/story.html
Jan 29, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/oil-sands-companies-brace-for-higher-costs/article2318968/
Jan 29, 2012
Stephen Hume
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Keep+jobs+Canada+Build+refineries+oilsands/6070305/story.html
Jan 29, 2012
Daniel Leblanc
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cida-funds-seen-to-be-subsidizing-mining-firms/article2319033/
Environment minister declined emergency order to protect animal last week
Jan 29, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/29/north-caribou-reaction.html
Jan 29, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-takes-action-to-improve-energy-efficiency-1612022.htm

Embryonic stem cells: Looking up

Stem-cell research is now bearing fruit
Jan 28, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21543471

Colony collapse disorder: Bee off

A possible explanation of why beehives sometimes vanish
Jan 28, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21543469
Jan 27, 2012
Janet Mcfarland
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/canadas-resource-project-reviews-risk-lost-investment-opportunities-oliver/article2317718/

The Digital Rescue of health care

Innovation, not more money, is needed
Jan 27, 2012
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/the-digital-rescue-of-health-care/article2318065/
Jan 27, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/gateway-panel-urged-to-affirm-its-impartial/article2317612/
Jan 26, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/federal-documents-spark-outcry-by-oil-sands-critics/article2316087/
Jan 26, 2012
Shawn Mccarthy
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/obama-straddles-middle-in-touting-homegrown-oil-gas/article2316742/
Jan 25, 2012
Richard Blackwell
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/six-canadian-firms-among-globes-most-sustainable/article2314683/
Centre for Biological Diversity says Arviat quota increase violates a 1973 convention
Jan 25, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/01/25/north-polar-bear-ban.html
Jan 25, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe AND Shawn McCarthy
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ottawa-promises-speedier-review-of-oil-sands-projects/article2314829/
Jan 24, 2012
Colin Busby
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Busby+Innovation+improving+health+care/6045064/story.html
Jan 24, 2012
Josh Wingrove
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/northern-gateway-panel-hears-from-albertans-opposed-to-pipeline/article2313931/
Jan 23, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe AND Carrie Tait
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/cherishing-canadas-beauty-goes-beyond-borders/article2312435/
Jan 21, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/air-oil-sands-a-new-flight-path-in-alberta/article2310193/
Jan 21, 2012
MARGARET WENTE
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/margaret-wente/with-keystone-its-harvard-vs-the-heartland/article2309950/
Sunday, January 29, 2012

A pivotal year for science and innovation policy

Jan 12, 2012
Mehrdad Hariri
IT in Canada
http://www.itincanada.ca/index.php?cid=0&id=15768&np=1
Jan 27, 2012
Barrie Mckenna
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-signals-looming-rd-revamp/article2317539/
Jan 13, 2012
Statistics Canada - The Daily
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/120113/dq120113d-eng.htm
National estimates 2001 to 2011 / Provincial estimates 2005 to 2009
Jan 2012
Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/88-221-x/88-221-x2011001-eng.pdf

CFI awards $33.6 million

Leaders Opportunity Fund awards go to 38 universities
Jan 25, 2012
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/cfi-awards-33-million.aspx

Oil, gas studies get $800K boost

Ottawa, Sask. offer equal funds
Jan 28, 2012
Leader-Post
http://www.leaderpost.com/business/studies+800K+boost/6065107/story.html
Jan 24, 2012
Tom Spears
Postmedia News
http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Canada+backs+research+into+icebound+energy+reserves/6045106/story.html
Jan 12, 2012
Kathryn May
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Environment+Canada+scientists/5981982/story.html
Jan 25, 2012
Dianne Buckner
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/01/25/f-vp-buckner-startup.html
Jan 19, 2012
Dana Flavelle
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/article/1117961--canadian-business-want-simpler-faster-innovation-plan-report-says
Jan 9, 2012
Karen Howlett AND James Bradshaw
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-universities-hospitals-in-shock-after-66-million-funding-cut/article2296894/
Jan 9, 2012
Tanya Talaga
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1112731--mcguinty-defends-cuts-to-university-research-grants
Jan 10, 2012
Tanya Talaga
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1113643
Ontario Liberals say $66M budget reduction just the start as they look to fulfil regional development pledges
Jan 11, 2012
Lee Greenberg And Matthew Pearson
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Hospitals+universities+slam+research+cuts/5977244/story.html
Jan 11, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/01/11/ottawa-research-health-funding-cut.html
Jan 6, 2011
Tanya Talaga
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1111885--university-research-grants-scrapped-by-liberals
Corporatist strategy will produce a population unable to think critically
Jan 21, 2012
David Marples
Edmonton Journal
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Starving+arts+education+mistake/6031467/story.html
And other problems with teaching-only universities
Jan 25, 2012
Alan Slavin
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/how-much-is-too-much-research-on-pedagogy.aspx

Can student cheating be weeded out?

New research on academic integrity at universities.
Jan 18, 2012
Cathy Bolton, Mebs Kanji and Soheyla Salari
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/can-student-cheating-be-weeded-out.aspx
Recently there’s been a surge in criticism about the relative resources and time that universities put into undergraduate teaching.
Jan 9, 2012
Doug Owram
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/a-modest-proposal-to-recognize-undergraduate-teaching.aspx
The following is a response to the 2009 article, “PhD: To what end?,” which showed that Canadian philosophy grads are less likely than foreign-educated PhDs to be hired at Canadian institutions. The article has received more than 40 comments to date, including this insightful reply.
Jan 9, 2012
Douglas Mann
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/yes-canadian-universities-do-discriminate-against-their-own-graduates.aspx

Academic reform: tread carefully

Ontario’s system isn’t broken, just stressed. Before we try more radical fixes, why not encourage a robust college-university transfer system?
Jan 9, 2012
Peter Ricketts
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/academic-reform-tread-carefully.aspx

Mobilizing knowledge

Sharing our research more effectively
Jan 9, 2012
Ben Levin
University Affairs
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/mobilizing-knowledge.aspx
Too many current graduates enter the job market without the qualifications to find meaningful work
Jan 14, 2012
Rick Miner
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1115552--does-ontario-really-need-three-new-universities
Jan 24, 2012
Kate Hammer
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-schools-falling-behind-in-online-learning-report-says/article2312713/

The decade to innovate in India

India is fast becoming the Promised Land for startups and dynamic entrepreneurs
Jan 26, 2012
Postmedia News
http://www.theprovince.com/business/decade+innovate+India/6054017/story.html
Jan 11, 2012
Bert Hill
Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/From+solar+energy+security+spins+ideas/5977265/story.html
Jan 9, 2012
Jeremy Warren
The StarPhoenix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/technology/nuclear+centre+readies+research/5965175/story.html
Jan 5, 2012
Mark Brownlee
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/sees+health+sciences+building+priority+says+president/5947366/story.html?cid=megadrop_story
The Expert Panel on the Integrated Testing of Pesticides
Jan 17, 2012
Council of Canadian Academies
http://www.scienceadvice.ca/uploads/eng/assessments%20and%20publications%20and%20news%20releases/pesticides/pesticides_full_report_en.pdf
Jan 17, 2012
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/industry-and-services/intellectual-assets-and-innovation_9789264118263-en
Jan 17, 2012
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/industry-and-services/financing-high-growth-firms_9789264118782-en
Jan 2, 2012
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/environment/inventory-of-estimated-budgetary-support-and-tax-expenditures-for-fossil-fuels_9789264128736-en
Jan 12, 2012
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/agriculture-and-food/food-and-agriculture_9789264107250-en
Jan 25, 2012
UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-397.pdf

POSTnote: Solar Photovoltaics

Jan 25, 2012
UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-398.pdf

POSTnote: Measuring Energy Security

Jan 23, 2012
UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-399.pdf
Jan 16, 2012
Marcy Cohen, Margaret McGregor, Iglika Ivanova, Chris Kinkaid
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2012/01/CCPA-BC_ABF_2012.pdf
Dec 2011
Anne Brasset-Latulippe, Jennifer Verma, Gillian Mulvale and Kevin Barclay
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Commissioned_Research_Reports/EScanTransformationLessons-EN.sflb.ashx
Dec 2011
Anne Brasset-Latulippe, Jennifer Verma, Gillian Mulvale and Kevin Barclay
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Commissioned_Research_Reports/EScanPTHealthSysPriorities-EN.sflb.ashx
Dec 2011
Don Husereau, Chris G. Cameron
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Commissioned_Research_Reports/Husereau-Dec2011-EN.sflb.ashx
Oct 2011
Don Husereau, Chris G. Cameron
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
http://www.chsrf.ca/Libraries/Commissioned_Research_Reports/Husereau-Fee-Schedule-E.sflb.ashx
Jan 28, 2012
Mike De Souza
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/industry+gorilla+room+Canada+environmental+policies+Environment+Canada/6067536/story.html
Recent regulatory rulings put short-term price control ahead of deeper cost savings
Jan 28, 2012
Jack Gibbons
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1122862--tear-down-barriers-to-energy-conservation
Jan 28, 2012
Deborah Yedlin
Calgary Herald
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Attention+energy+sector+overdue/6066583/story.html
Jan 28, 2012
Richard Watts
Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Canada+behind+development+nuclear+fusion+scientist+says/6067025/story.html
Jan 28, 2012
Sharon Kirkey
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Prescriptions+second+generation+antipsychotics+rise/6067755/story.html
Jan 28, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/28/pei-hpv-vaccine-boys.html
Introducing bison back into the Yukon proves to be too successful
Jan 28, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/01/27/calgary-bison-banff-announcement.html
When, if ever, are scientific results too sensitive to make public?
Jan 28, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21543472
A fast and cheap optical version of Wi-Fi is coming
Jan 28, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21543470
First nations, activists listed among foes
Jan 27, 2012
Mike De Souza
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Federal+push+oilsands+lists+allies+adversaries/6060312/story.html
Transporting natural sunlight into the interior of buildings could one day make electric lighting a thing of the past
Jan 27, 2012
Rick Pilger
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/switch-off-the-lights-here-comes-the-sun/article2317875/
Jan 27, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/style/research-teams-making-progress-collecting-critical-data-on-ccsvi-ms-society-138229969.html
Jan 27, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120127/federal-remarks-boost-environmental-groups-120127/
Jan 27, 2012
Brent Bambury
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/27/f-vp-bambury-autism.html
Jan 27, 2012
Sheila Dabu Nonato
Postmedia News
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Remote+reserve+declares+emergency+over+prescription+drug+abuse/6058171/story.html

Swine flu cases rise in Mexico

No changes in virus, U.S. experts say
Jan 27, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/27/swine-flu-h1n1-mexico.html
Canadian, Brazilian products affected, U.S. government says
Jan 27, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/27/orange-juice-fungicide.html
Nanocrystalline cellulose plant opens in Quebec
Jan 27, 2012
LYNN MOORE
The Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Forestry+sector+sees+hope+technology/6059135/story.html
Sizes range from 1.5 times the radius of Earth to larger than Jupiter
Jan 27, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/26/sci-nasa-kepler-planets.html
Jan 27, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/27/sci-asteroid-earth.html
Jan 27, 2011
Tori Stafford
Whig-Standard
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3450923
Jan 27, 2012
Conference Board of Canada
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/911863/canadian-health-policy-research-many-voices-much-complexity
Ontarians have saved an additional $100 million in new savings thanks to the province's drug system reforms.
Jan 27, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2012/01/drug-reform-providing-better-care-for-families.html
Jan 27, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-oliver-discusses-moving-forward-with-canadas-natural-resources-1611905.htm
Jan 27, 2012
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-grows-new-opportunities-for-sunflower-sector-1611847.htm
Jan 27, 2012
Industry Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-state-goodyear-celebrates-grand-opening-conestoga-college-cambridge-campus-1611841.htm
At the Davos economic summit Stephen Harper praised Canada as a great place to invest. That’s good advice for our own businesses, too.
Jan 26, 2012
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1122076--stephen-harper-got-it-right-in-davos-canadian-businesses-aren-t-investing-nearly-enough-in-innovation-and-the-jobs-it-brings
Jan 26, 2012
Meagan Fitzpatrick
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/26/pol-oilsands-campaign.html
Jan 26, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/01/26/calgary-pipeline-technology-innovation.html
Environmental law firm files suit after increased training exercises off west coast
Jan 26, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/26/whales-conservation-groups-navy-sonar.html
Jan 26, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/26/toronto-health-detector.html
Jan 26, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/26/heart-stem-cells.html
Jan 26, 2012
The Royal Society of Canada
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/911209/rsc-expert-panel-sustaining-canadian-marine-biodiversity
Torontonians in need of a family doctor now have more access to care as six more Family Health Teams (FHTs) have opened in the city.
Jan 26, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2012/01/six-new-family-health-teams-open-in-toronto.html
Jan 26, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-joe-oliver-helps-open-worlds-first-commercial-scale-nanocrystalline-cellulose-1611522.htm
Jan 26, 2012
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-buzzing-about-food-safety-1611484.htm
Jan 26, 2012
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-sparks-innovation-in-14-southern-ontario-businesses-1611347.htm
Jan 25, 2012
Kirk Makin
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadians-finally-getting-it-crime-is-on-the-decline/article2315266/
Jan 25, 2012
Kim Mackrael
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/provincial-ministers-ask-ottawa-to-share-costs-of-new-crime-bill/article2315347/
Jan 25, 2012
Nasir Jetha
Vancouver Sun
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Innovation+health+care+starts/6047829/story.html
Jan 25, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/25/gingrich-moon.html
Jan 25, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/25/calgary-banff-bison-talks-return.html
Jan 25, 2012
Anita Li
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1121509--eider-duck-population-declining-in-arctic-as-polar-bears-devour-eggs
Lecture series launches by delving into Canada's world-leading expertise in brain research
Jan 25, 2012
Canada Foundation for Innovation
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/mapping-the-human-brain-sheds-light-on-autism-1610985.htm
Jan 25, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-oliver-discusses-canadas-energy-future-in-calgary-1611127.htm
Jan 25, 2012
Industry Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/harper-government-continues-to-focus-on-jobs-and-growth-1611088.htm
Jan 25, 2012
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/ministers-ashfield-shea-present-2011-national-recreational-fisheries-award-pei-volunteer-1611015.htm
Jan 24, 2012
Tom Spears
The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Science+museum+pressured+corporate+sponsor+over+oilsands+exhibit/6044901/story.html
Canada, northern U.S. may get 'amazing' aurora borealis
Jan 24, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/24/sci-solar-storm.html
Jan 24, 2012
Nathan Vanderklippe AND Shawn McCarthy
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/environmentalists-departure-sheds-light-on-tension-felt-by-green-groups/article2313991/

Solar energy: Starting from scratch

A new business model may help people in poor countries light their homes with solar power
Jan 24, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/01/solar-energy
Jan 24, 2012
Canada Foundation for Innovation
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-canada-announces-research-funding-improve-quality-life-economic-prosperity-1610364.htm
Jan 24, 2012
Canada Foundation for Innovation
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-canada-announces-research-funding-drive-job-creation-economic-growth-1610370.htm
Jan 24, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/910133/joint-review-panel-established-for-the-deep-geologic-repository-for-low-and-intermediate-level-radioactive-waste-project
Jan 24, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/910269/arnaud-mine-project-public-comments-invited-and-federal-funding-available
Jan 24, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/910223/site-c-clean-energy-project-funding-awarded-for-participation-in-environmental-assessment
Jan 23, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservative-crime-bill-would-cost-ontario-more-than-1-billion/article2311667/
Foundation contributed $600,000 over 6 years to exhibit
Jan 23, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/01/23/ottawa-science-energy-exhibit-imperial-oil.html
Jan 23, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-oliver-discusses-importance-innovation-diversification-investment-canadian-1609920.htm
Jan 23, 2012
Industry Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-state-goodyear-tours-upgraded-university-victoria-campus-meets-with-victoria-1609947.htm
Jan 23, 2012
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-canada-invests-skills-development-help-canadian-manufacturers-compete-globally-1609732.htm
2011 CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Awards
Jan 23, 201
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/909585/hats-off-to-canadian-researchers-making-a-difference
Jan 23, 2012
Health Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-canada-supports-development-home-care-planning-evaluation-tool-1609795.htm
Jan 23, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/909667/new-prosperity-gold-copper-mine-project-public-comment-period-and-participant-funding
Jan 22, 2012
MARK HUME
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/mark-hume/writers-want-ottawa-to-let-scientists-speak-for-themselves/article2310975/
Jan 21, 2012
Mike De Souza
Postmedia News
http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Climate+skeptics+gathering+influence+Tory+Senate+seats/6032749/story.html
Jan 21, 2012
Shawn McCarthy
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/the-day-the-oil-sands-battle-went-global/article2310137/

Eradicating polio: A Rotary engine

Can a businessmen’s club eradicate polio from the world?
Jan 21, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/node/21543126
Jan 20, 2012
JENNIFER DITCHBURN
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/how-harper-seized-control-of-pipeline-and-health-care-debates/article2309141/
Canadian scientist led team that spotted langur at mineral lick where animals congregate
Jan 20, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/20/sci-grizzled-langur.html
Scientist believes humans, robots can have symbiotic relationship
Jan 20, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/20/tech-robot-ottawa.html
Jan 20, 2012
Gloria Galloway
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/minister-praises-premiers-but-leaves-no-wiggle-room-on-health-funding/article2309109/
Jan 20, 2012
JEFFREY SIMPSON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/jeffrey-simpson/the-politics-of-harpers-medicare-decision/article2308425/
Jan 20, 2012
Hannah Hoag
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/radioactive-medicine-without-the-nuclear-headache/article2309830/
Jan 20, 2012
Valerie Hauch
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1118901
Obesity epidemic puts added pressure on budgets.
Jan 20, 2012
Chris Jones
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1118786--prevention-gets-left-out-of-health-care-debate
With demand outstripping supply, people will have to start drinking waste-water
Jan 20, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/01/recycling-water
Jan 20, 2012
Centre for Inquiry Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/watchdogs-call-on-shoppers-drug-mart-to-remove-ineffective-homeopathic-treatments-1609218.htm
Jan 20, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-welcomes-investment-in-canadas-energy-future-1609121.htm
Jan 20, 2012
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/908867/the-harper-government-is-taking-action-to-improve-efficiency-of-healthcare-system
Jan 20, 2012
Health Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/harper-government-saskatchewan-partner-bring-more-doctors-nurses-province-1609182.htm
Obama's decision had no redeeming virtues beyond the symbolism.
Jan 19, 2012
Robert J. Samuelson
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1118535--politics-not-principle-doomed-keystone-pipeline
Jan 19, 2012
GARY MASON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/gary_mason/the-provinces-got-what-they-asked-for-on-health-funding/article2306965/
Drug maker Roche should release the clinical trial data independent researchers say is needed to determine whether Tamiflu is as effective and safe as billed.
Jan 19, 2012
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1118482--drug-maker-roche-should-release-all-data-on-tamiflu

Health budget math doesn’t add up

Alarmist projections mislead Ontarians and stifle public debate on medicare.
Jan 19, 2012
Carol Goar
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1118534--health-budget-math-doesn-t-add-up
Jan 19, 2012
Health Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/champix-updated-safety-information-for-the-smoking-cessation-drug-1608827.htm
Jan 19, 2012
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-shea-presents-2011-national-recreational-fisheries-award-kamloops-volunteer-1608914.htm
Ontario is helping Pond Biofuels build cutting-edge technology that will help clean the air we breathe while creating 10 new full-time and part-time jobs.
Jan 19, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
http://news.ontario.ca/medt/en/2012/01/ontario-supports-clean-tech-sector-and-helps-create-jobs.html
Jan 19, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/908359/frontier-oil-sands-mine-project-environmental-assessment-referral-to-review-panel-and-availability-of-funding
A pan-Canadian health-care system has only ever existed in the minds of those who craft partisan rhetoric
Jan 18, 2012
Chantal Hébert
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1117799--hebert-ottawa-has-never-been-medicare-s-best-friend
Who’ll speak up for medicare and for the vast Canadian public that cherishes it?
Jan 18, 2012
Thomas Walkom
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1117822--walkom-will-any-government-stand-up-for-medicare
Jan 18, 2012
Josh Wingrove
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/alberta-coy-on-how-new-health-dollars-to-be-spent/article2307414/
Jan 18, 2012
Shawn McCarthy AND Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/to-harpers-profound-disappointment-obama-rejects-keystone/article2306625/
Jan 18, 2012
Shawn McCarthy AND Nathan Vanderklippe
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/us-rejects-keystone-xl-but-lets-transcanada-reapply/article2306625/
Jan 18, 2012
Wendy Stueck
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/enbridge-undeterred-by-bc-chiefs-rebuke-of-northern-gateway/article2307070/
Jan 18, 2012
Paul Waldie
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/iqaluit-gateway-to-greenlands-resource-riches/article2307318/
Jan 18, 2012
MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/economics-biggest-threat-to-embattled-oil-sands/article2307229/
Jan 18, 2012
Reuters
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/native-chiefs-overturn-deal-with-enbridge-on-gateway-pipeline/article2307070/
Jan 18, 2012
David Campbell
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/daily-mix/how-the-oil-sands-stretch-all-the-way-to-new-brunswick/article2306613/
Jan 18, 2012
KRISTEN HAYS
Reuters
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/in-oil-boom-petroleum-engineers-the-hottest-commodity/article2306840/
Jan 18, 2012
Paul Waldie
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/arizona-town-bitterly-split-over-copper-mine/article2306991/
A new, open-source robot should make surgery safer and more effective
Jan 18, 2012
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/01/surgical-robots

Helping More Ontarians Quit Smoking

To help more Ontarians quit smoking, people undergoing treatment for drug addictions will soon have access to free counselling supports, nicotine gum and patches.
Jan 18, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2012/01/helping-more-ontarians-quit-smoking.html
Jan 18, 2012
Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/907261/on-weedless-wednesday-british-columbians-and-yukoners-are-invited-to-break-up-with-tobacco-for-national-non-smoking-week
Jan 18, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/907281/joint-review-panel-for-the-enbridge-northern-gateway-project-revises-some-dates-and-locations-for-community-hearings
Jan 18, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/statement-honourable-joe-oliver-pc-mp-minister-natural-resources-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-1608454.htm
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has already shaped the Northern Gateway pipeline debate and he could change the rules to give his cabinet the final say
Jan 17, 2012
Tim Harper
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1117139--tim-harper-are-the-conservatives-making-northern-gateway-pipeline-hearings-irrelevant
Former chair of Tides Canada comes clean after being called out by Ottawa
Jan 17, 2012
Alan Broadbent
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1117174--confessions-of-a-radical-environmentalist
Jan 17, 2012
LYSIANE GAGNON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/lysiane-gagnon/ottawa-is-right-on-health-care-mr-romanow/article2304311/
Jan 17, 2012
Justine Hunter AND Ian Bailey
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/provinces-eye-albertas-gains-in-bid-to-rebalance-health-funding/article2305279/
Jan 17, 2012
Josh Wingrove
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawas-per-capita-health-transfers-a-windfall-for-alberta/article2306159/
Jan 17, 2012
Petti Fong
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1117270--premiers-see-health-care-innovation-as-way-to-pressure-ottawa-for-more-money

Tamiflu side-effects still unclear

Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/17/tamiflu.html

Iris implants threaten vision

Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/16/iris-implants.html
Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/17/exergaming-brain-virtual-reality.html
Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/17/childbirth-pregnancy-biological-clock.html

Ending Alzheimer's goal set in U.S.

Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/17/alzheimer-obama.html
Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/17/helmets-ski-snowboard-injuries.html
314 slides of specimens collected by Darwin and his inner circle
Jan 17, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/17/darwin-fossils.html
White-nose syndrome found in four provinces and 16 U.S. states
Jan 17, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/17/bat-fungus.html
Jan 17, 2012
Health Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/horizon-health-network-to-expand-smoking-cessation-model-throughout-atlantic-canada-1607690.htm
Integrating Emerging Technologies into Chemical Safety Assessment
Jan 17, 2012
Council of Canadian Academies
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/906411/the-council-of-canadian-academies-releases-an-expert-panel-report
Skiing and snowboarding lead to twice as many hospitalizations as hockey
Jan 17, 2012
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/906703/more-than-5-600-canadians-seriously-injured-every-year-from-winter-activities
Advice from Alberta could prove useful
Jan 16, 2012
Stuart Trew
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1116574--ontario-should-call-europe-s-bluff-on-green-energy-act
New novel goes behind the headlines
Jan 16, 2012
Gillian Steward
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1116564--oilsands-satire-peers-into-the-future
Financial necessity best motivation of all
Jan 16, 2012
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/premiers-dont-need-slush-fund-to-innovate-in-health-care/article2304393/
Jan 16, 2012
Justine Hunter AND Ian Bailey
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/premiers-appeal-to-older-voters-in-bid-to-pressure-harper-on-health/article2304329/
Jan 16, 2012
Gary Mason
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/charest-demands-debate-on-unacceptable-federal-health-deal/article2304097/

The haves and have-nots of medicare

Jan 16, 2012
GARY MASON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/gary_mason/the-haves-and-have-nots-of-medicare/article2304752/

Why medicare needs Ottawa

Jan 16, 2012
Roy Romanow, Linda Silas AND Steven Lewis
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/why-medicare-needs-ottawa/article2302242/
Jan 16, 2012
Rod Mickleburgh
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/drug-costs-driving-bc-residents-to-skip-medication-study-finds/article2304756/
Canadian Medical Journal says new rules could curb female feticide in certain groups
Jan 16, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/13/female-feticide-editorial.html
Keeping the sex of an unborn child from all Canadian expectant mothers is the wrong way to block selective abortion of female fetuses.
Jan 16, 2012
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1116548--canadian-medical-association-journal-goes-too-far-in-fighting-selective-abortion-of-female-fetuses
Eight people in U.S. exposed to water droplets while visiting hospital
Jan 16, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/11/legionnaires-disease-hospitals-water-features.html
Canada not 'giant national park' for U.S., prime minister says
Jan 16, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/16/pol-harper-mansbridge-interview.html

La Nina linked to flu pandemics

Weather pattern alters bird migration, promotes development of new flu strains
Jan 16, 2012
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/16/sci-la-nina-flu-pandemic.html
U.S. says Russia should look for causes of the failure at home
Jan 16, 2012
The Associated Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/16/sci-russian-probe.html
During the 35th annual National Non-Smoking Week, Ontario is celebrating the progress made to create a healthier province and is reiterating its commitment to smoke-free communities.
Jan 16, 2012
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2012/01/ontarians-breathing-easier-during-national-non-smoking-week.html
Canadians invited to "break up" with tobacco for National Non-Smoking Week
Jan 16, 2012
Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/905881/canadian-cancer-society-announces-new-health-canada-funded-smoking-cessation-campaign-aimed-at-young-adults
Jan 16, 2012
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/905913/hammond-reef-gold-mine-project-federal-funding-allocated-to-participate-in-the-environmental-assessment
Jan 16, 2012
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/canadian-food-inspection-agency-seeks-comments-on-proposed-regulatory-amendments-wine-1607110.htm
Jan 16, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/minister-oliver-highlights-canadas-role-as-global-energy-superpower-university-toronto-1607177.htm
An open letter to Canada’s premiers
Jan 15, 2012
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1115540--labour-leaders-call-on-premiers-to-unite-and-defend-health-care
Jan 15, 2012
Ian Bailey
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/premiers-divided-over-new-federal-health-care-plan/article2303493/
Jan 15, 2012
Justine Hunter
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/clark-touts-sinks-and-heath-care-innovation-as-premiers-meet/article2303542/
Jan 15, 2012
Dirk Meissner
The Canadian Press
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/lone-bc-chief-backs-enbridge-pipeline-to-bring-in-more-jobs/article2303294/
There is a perfect storm brewing on Ontario’s shores, and the way out of the province’s own health care ills lies in its backyard, not on the national stage
Jan 14, 2012
Martin Regg Cohn
Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1115720--cohn-dalton-mcguinty-can-t-play-captain-canada-to-rescue-medicare
Former PM Paul Martin accuses Conservatives of ‘abolition of responsibility’ on health file
Jan 14, 2012
CHRIS PLECASH
The Hill Times
http://www.hilltimes.com/news/politics/2012/01/14/liberals-see-party%E2%80%99s-future-success-in-%E2%80%98transformative%E2%80%99-health-care/29297
Jan 14, 2012
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-of-canada-invests-in-southern-ontarios-future-scientists-and-engineers-1606762.htm
Administration, delivery of health care are provincial responsibilities, and it is the provinces that have the collective ability to fix the ailing system
Jan 13, 2012
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/ottawas-new-health-care-approach-an-opportunity-not-a-crisis-for-provinces/article2302550/
Jan 13, 2012
GARY MASON
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/gary_mason/heated-health-care-debate-ahead-as-each-premier-defends-own-interests/article2302548/
Jan 13, 2012
Jane Taber
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/brad-wall-prescribes-collaborative-federalism-to-improve-health-care/article2302398/
Jan 13, 2012
Justine Hunter
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/bc-balks-at-federal-health-funding-plan/article2302238/
Jan 13, 2012
Ian Brown
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/what-the-gateway-commission-could-learn-from-an-oil-sands-pioneer/article2302364/
Rising temperatures during the other three seasons actually cooling off winters
Jan 13, 2012
The Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/01/13/sci-global-warming-winter.html
U.S. photography wants to bring time-lapse cameras to B.C. coastal glacier
Jan 13, 2012
Max Paris
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/13/pol-glaciers-time-lapse-environment.html
Jan 13, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/government-canada-announces-funding-implementation-phase-port-hope-area-initiative-1606551.htm
Jan 13, 2012
Natural Resources Canada
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/most-fuel-efficient-vehicles-announced-for-2012-1606516.htm
Jan 12, 2012
Bill Curry
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/curbing-health-transfers-could-cripple-provinces-watchdog-says/article2300128/
Jan 12, 2012
CAMPBELL CLARK
Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/in-canadas-energy-sector-foreign-influence-cuts-both-ways/article2299558/