Category: Education

With health-care disparity rampant, trans people turn to each other for help

Wednesday marks International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), an annual event celebrating trans lives by raising awareness about the systemic problems affecting communities. There’s no shortage of problems in health care; transphobia prevents many Canadians from visiting doctors and emergency rooms, and getting tested for COVID-19, according to national surveys by TransPulse Canada. A lack […]

Hamilton-based innovation hub gets $6M from feds to develop life sciences technology – Hamilton

The federal government has announced a $6-million investment in a new Hamilton-based innovation hub that seeks to solve health care issues using ‘made-in-Canada’ solutions. The funding through FedDev Ontario will help local non-profits Innovation Factory and Synapse Life Science Consortium create a network called the Southern Ontario Pharmaceutical and Health Innovation Ecosystem — or SOPHIE […]

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine won’t be the ‘workhorse’ in Canada’s rollout

A policy expert says the Canada’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shipment timeline is the result of naivety and a lack of ambition, while an infectious disease physician says it won’t be the country’s ‘workhorse’ vaccine. On Monday, Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced that the first shipments of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & […]

COVID-19: Added safety measures at Western amid rise in local cases, new residence outbreak – London

Western University brass say new safety measures are being implemented on-campus amid increasing coronavirus case counts in the London-Middlesex region and the declaration of another outbreak at a student residence. The announcement comes the same day the region returned to the red-control level of the province’s COVID-19 Response Framework. Read more: 3rd COVID-19 wave will […]

Delegates urge Hamilton city council to hold firm on urban boundary – Hamilton

A proposal to expand Hamilton’s urban boundary has brought community members out in force. A special meeting of the city’s general issues committee heard close to five dozen public delegations on Monday, almost all opposed to adding over 1,300 hectares of farmland to the urban area to accommodate future residential development. City planners and consultants […]

Hamilton’s MOH suggests local control measures could help curb rising COVID-19 cases – Hamilton

With 39 outbreaks across Hamilton and COVID-19 infections among youth on the rise, the city’s medical officer of health believes there will be “broader discussions” with the province about further local control measures amid a third wave of the pandemic. Amid a “disappointing” weekend in which Hamilton bylaw officers had to enforce provincial orders at […]

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