E-News April 2012
We are pleased to present the April 2012 edition of the First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network’s (FNEHIN) newsletter. Hover over titles for links to websites.
Strategic Network Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) For large-scale, multi-disciplinary research projects that involve collaboration between academic researchers and organizations. Target areas include ‘Ensuring Secure Community Water Systems’ Preliminary application due June 22nd
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Opportunities:
Dissemination Events Due June 15th $25,000
Planning Grants Due June 15th $25,000
Travel Awards Due May 28th $2,500
2012 Newalta Aboriginal Environmental Scholarship Newalta Scholarships for the first year of tuition in an environment-related program. Due May 14th $2,500
Summer Schools and Institutes
Advancing Health Equity, Building on Experience May 15 to 16, 2012 – Kelowna, B.C. National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) 2012 Summer Institute
Walking Our Own Path: Indigenous and Decolonizing Methodologies May 28 to June 1, 2012 – Pictou, Nova Scotia Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program Summer Institute on Research in Aboriginal Health
Community Based Methods and Ethics in Indigenous Health and Well-being Research June 16 to 19, 2012 – London, Ontario Summer School of the Indigenous Health and Well-Being Initiative (IHWI)
Summer School in Indigenous Mental Health Research June 26 to 28, 2012 – Montreal, QC Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAMHR) Indigenous Summer School
Spotlight on Knowledge Translation Methods and Tools (Webinar) May 24, 2012 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Eastern Time CHNET-Works
Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Metis (Webinar) May 10, 2012 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Panel on Research Ethics
From the Person to the Environment – Ecosocial Approaches to Aboriginal Health June 22 to 25, 2012 – Montréal, QC National Gathering of Graduate Students in Aboriginal Health Research
Call for Abstracts for the National Gathering of Graduate Students in Aboriginal Health Research Registration form due May 11, 2012
Submit an abstract to the session entitled “POPs and cardiovascular disease” Dioxin 2012 conference Aug 26 to 31 – Cairns, Australia. Organisers hope to put a session together with new data coming out of research from North America and internationally covering various aspects of this field, including epidemiological studies, animal models and mechanistic studies. Deadline for submission of abstracts is May 14.
There are many environmental health events coming up this spring/summer. Many were highlighted in the FHEHIN March 2012 newsletter . Find information on more events, such as the upcoming ‘Native Health Research Conference’ by clicking here.
Environmental Health News
From national aboriginal health program cuts to proposed environmental assessment and fisheries legislative changes, April was a big month for environmental health news that is anticipated to have a major impact on First Nations. Click here to view news items.
Canadian Smog Science Assessment – Highlights and Key Messages Environment Canada It is estimated that some 21 000 deaths per year are associated with air pollution in Canada…Diabetes is also adversely affected by smog.
Artistic expression: identity, health and place through Indigenous eyes University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus/National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) This Special edition of Lake: A Journal for Arts and Environment discusses the deterritorialization experienced by Indigenous peoples globally, as well as burdens of ill-health linked to such issues as sociocultural and economic marginalization.
Attention – If you have resource documents related to First Nations Environmental Health that you would like to share with the network, or if you are a researcher that would like to be part of our Researcher Directory, please contact us at the Assembly of First Nations, Environmental Stewardship Unit – mpomeroy(at)afn.ca or 613-241-6789 ext. 294 (toll free at 1866-869-6789) . Thank you!