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SMCC Webinar: Water in a Changing Climate

Water is our lifeline and also a humbling force of nature. As the climate changes, the decisions we make today regarding water will determine our country’s success over the coming decades. SMCC in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada brought together researchers and policy makers to describe what the future may hold for this essential […]

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SMCC Webinar | Building Resilience to Climate Change: Evidence Based Strategies for Healthier Cities

Climate change is affecting Canada’s weather, changing not only the temperature, but also the quality of the air we breathe.  Evidence suggests these changes may pose a serious threat to public health, especially for certain vulnerable populations in urban areas. With over 80% of Canadians living in urban settings, there is an urgent need to […]

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SMCC Webinar: New Strategies for Tracking Climate Change in Canada’s North

There has never been a more urgent time to study climate change. Average Arctic temperatures have increased at nearly twice the global average in the past 100 years. The extent of Sea ice is also at its lowest levels since records were kept.  As temperatures rise and sea ice retreats, Canada’s north is already experiencing […]

Biologics and Biosimilars | SMCC Webinar

Biologics and Biosimilars  | SMCC Webinar | January 7, 2016 | Video available Biopharmaceuticals, or Biologics have successfully improved the care of several hard to treat conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and cancer. More of these complex biological drugs are coming. In the US over 900 biologics are being developed for more than 100 diseases. While they […]

Brain Stimulation Therapies for Mental Illness | SMCC Webinar

Brain Stimulation Therapies for Mental Illness – Current Success and Future Directions  | SMCC Webinar | 12:15 PM ET, November 18, 2014 One in five Canadians will experience some kind of mental illness within their lifetime, yet for many the current treatments like medication or psychotherapy just don’t help. In Ontario alone it’s estimated that […]

Science Culture: Where Canada Stands | SMCC Webinar

Science Culture: Where Canada Stands  | SMCC Webinar | 12:00 PM ET, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 How do Canadians use, think about, and interact with science? How do we compare with our peers in other developed nations? Are we ready to embrace science for the future of our country? These are just some of the […]

EcoHealth – Emerging Diseases, Human Health and the Environment | SMCC Webinar

EcoHealth –  Emerging Diseases, Human Health and the Environment | SMCC Webinar | 12:00 PM ET, Thursday, August 7, 2014 Ebola, MERS and SARS – as we worry about the next pandemic and the spread of already established diseases, researchers are looking beyond the traditional public health initiatives of vaccines, antibiotics and pesticides. The field […]

Lac-Mégantic, One Year Later | SMCC Webinar

  Lac-Mégantic, One Year Later | SMCC Webinar | 12:00 PM ET, July 2, 2014 On July 6, 2013, a 72-car runaway freight train rolled into the town of Lac-Mégantic, QC. There it derailed and its cargo – crude oil extracted from the the Bakken formation, near North Dakota – exploded, destroying large parts of […]

Canada’s crumbling infrastructure

As of March 27, 2014, Canadian provinces, cities and municipalities can apply for their share of the federal government’s New Building Canada Fund, which provides $14 billion over 10 years to help improve infrastructure across the country. This comes as structures like the Champlain bridge in Montreal and the Gardiner expressway in Toronto are already […]

Radiofrequency Fields and Potential Health Risks

Mobile phones, tablets and other wireless devices are more ubiquitous than ever, and as their use increases, so do concerns over the health impacts of the radiofrequency fields they emit. Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 sets out the guidelines for human exposure to such fields based on the best available science. In an effort to […]

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