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Personal Reflection on our Universities and Science Ministerial Visit to Ottawa

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Working long and hard, the SIN team was able to put together an intense and thorough program for MP David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science, along with his accompanying delegation of renowned Nottingham professor and scientist, Royal Society Foreign Secretary and Vice-President, and YouTube sensation Professor Martyn Poliakoff, and Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh and public engagement advocate Professor Mary Bownes. As soon as they got … Read more »Personal Reflection on our Universities and Science Ministerial Visit to Ottawa

Hacking technology for dementia

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SIN Canada, in partnership with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, will be running an exciting hackathon-type event on dementia in the summer/autumn of 2014. The UK is strongly committed to improving care for people with dementia, launching the National Dementia Strategy in 2009 and the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia in 2012, and hosting the G8 Dementia Summit in 2013. As part … Read more »Hacking technology for dementia

Canadian science news: 10-16 March 2014

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Canadian science news: 3-9 March 2014

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Canadian science news: 24 February-2 March 2014

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3 March: World Wildlife Day

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3 March 2014 is the first World Wildlife Day, proclaimed by the United Nations late last year to commemorate the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES is a multilateral treaty designed to prevent the trade in plants and animals (or animal parts) from endangering their survival, according protection to about 34,000 species. In February 2014, the UK hosted the … Read more »3 March: World Wildlife Day

Canadian science news: 17-23 February 2014

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Canadian science news: 10-16 February 2014

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A long awaited visit to Montréal finally becomes a reality!

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As promised, voilà! – the last chapter of the series “smarty blog themes”. The “smart and distinguished” British visitors came by train from Ottawa and stayed at same hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono did their Bed-In in Montréal in 1969 (which ended with a spontaneous recording of Give Peace a Chance). But who are they? On one of Montréal’s coldest mornings of this winter we warmly welcomed the … Read more »A long awaited visit to Montréal finally becomes a reality!

Canada-UK Joint Declaration refreshed

The UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague and Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met in London ahead of the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, and refreshed the UK-Canada Joint Declaration. We reported on the original Joint Declaration and Joint Innovation Statement in previous posts, and have been working hard over the past couple of years to deliver on the science/research goals. The renew and refresh of this bilateral … Read more »Canada-UK Joint Declaration refreshed