Adjudication of CMN Preparatory Call Applications

The Canadian Mountain Network’s (CMN) multidisciplinary adjudication committee met this week to review the applications received for the development of CMN’s Full Application to the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Funding Competition. The adjudication committee is made up of members from the Research Management Committee and the Indigenous Advisory Council. CMN would like to thank everyone who submitted applications. Of the 42 applications we received, 14 have been approved. CMN has balanced the budget allocations evenly between the 3…

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Limiting grants to well-funded labs

I want to touch on a topic this week that has previously been controversial – namely that federal research funding of individual labs should be capped to allow more broad allocation of limited resources among a larger group of researchers. Why this is controversial is that on the surface it appears to contend with the dogma that one should always reinforce success, and well-funded labs are presumably well-funded because they are successful. While no one…

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#474 Appearance Matters

This week we talk about appearance, bodies, and body image. Why does what we look like affect our headspace so much? And how do we even begin to research a topic as personal and subjective as body image? To try and find out, we speak with some of the researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Psychology Professor Phillippa Diedrichs walks us through body…

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