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2013-09-09 00:21:21

New report ranks the happiest countries, with Canada ranking #6, and reveals six key factors supporting happiness TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - As heads of state get ready for the United Nations General Assembly in two weeks, the second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being is a critical component of economic and social development. The report is published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), under the auspices of UN Secretary...

2012-11-01 15:25:23

OTTAWA/TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - On November 16, 2012, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) will present a special, one-day Symposium entitled The New Science of Child Development, which will explore the multi-faceted factors shaping the health, education, and psychological well-being of children. Ten leading experts from across Canada and the United States will gather in Ottawa to share perspectives from the fields of...

2012-10-09 10:36:04

By the time our children reach kindergarten their learning and developmental patterns are already taking shape, as is a trajectory for their future health. Now, for the first time, scientists have amassed a large collection of research that looks "under the skin", to examine how and why experiences interact with biology starting before birth to affect a life course. Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners, a special volume published in the...

2012-01-11 08:30:00

Internationally-respected Canadian researcher and founding CIHR president to fill prestigious advanced research leadership post TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - On behalf of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, David Dodge announced today the appointment of Dr. Alan Bernstein as the Institute's new President and CEO commencing May 1, 2012. "Alan is a visionary leader who has a wealth of experience guiding pioneering enterprises that conduct leading-edge...