QuébecConcussions: A dizzying field of research!
There are 200,000 concussions every year in Canada. If you’re not an elite athlete, your odds of having a concussion are one in 10,000. Professional athletes, on the other hand, will experience three or four by the age of 20. But since there is no way of objectively diagnosing a concussion, and those affected are notoriously reluctant to report their symptoms, the real numbers are likely higher than anyone wants to admit. What stands in the way of acceptance and proper management of concussions?
British ColumbiaVaccination consteRNAtion
Anna Blakney wants to share with the world the power and potential of messenger RNA vaccines. She uses TikTok to post facts and fight fears
Artist and curator, Tania Willard, of the Secwépemc Nation and Chantelle Richmond, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg researcher in Indigenous health and the environment, in conversation with the Right Honourable Paul Martin
OntarioBeyond the physical
Researchers at Nipissing University are recording the conversations of young athletes on and off the field to find out the impact of sport on their development
Researchers at the University of British Columbia want to understand how our brains process quantity and language to inform how we teach young people about numbers, from the time they learn to count
QuébecLonesome no more: When virtual reality goes social
Researchers at the Université de Montréal have patented technology that allows multiple people in different locations to participate in a virtual reality environment
OntarioIndigenous engineering students are making a difference in their communities
Training in state-of-the-art research labs encourages Indigenous students to pursue engineering, an area of expertise critical for communities involved in natural resource management
SaskatchewanMental health in the Internet age
Researchers at the University of Regina are providing a much-needed boost for mental health services in Saskatchewan by developing and testing ways to deliver therapy via the Internet
Kyly Whitfield of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax is tackling the polarizing topic of breastfeeding at the Milk and Micronutrient Assessment Lab, or MAMA Lab
OntarioTeaching children with autism how to perceive the world
Western University’s Ryan Stevenson will launch the first longitudinal study to determine if training will help kids with autism better process the outside world
AlbertaSea bass with a side of arugula, anyone?
Alberta entrepreneurs are growing fresh fish and vegetables together, turning a finely balanced ecosystem into a profitable bottom line
ManitobaAvoiding the storm
A Winnipeg company generates sophisticated weather reports to save trucking companies and farmers tens of thousands of dollars
OntarioBoredom is complicated
Feeling bored is more than a modern day irritant. It can be a source of significant distress, particularly for people with ADHD
British ColumbiaFiguring out what makes shoppers buy or walk away
The choices you make at the mall aren’t always rational. They’re steeped in emotion, from envy to self-esteem. A University of British Columbia lab is taking a closer look at how consumers behave.
Alberta, British ColumbiaCommon cancer, uncommon approach
Not all prostate cancer research is the same, even if it is the most common cancer affecting men