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Eight science journalists win scholarships to attend Ecohealth 2014 conference in Montréal

IDRC is pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2014 Ecohealth Scholarships, an  international science journalist competition organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists.More than 200 journalists applied for the scholarships. The...

Canadian researchers to share results at global AIDS conference

Canada’s International Development Research Centre is deeply saddened by the loss of top HIV/AIDS experts in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17. They were on their way to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the 20th International AIDS...

Breakthrough study on neglected diseases in China

Researchers in China have produced the first comprehensive study of the geographical spread of 14 neglected tropical diseases in the country, their prevalence, and epidemic characteristics. The breakthrough research was published in the May 27, 2014...

Pathways to Resilience project finalist in South African science prize

An IDRC-supported project in South Africa has been shortlisted for the African nation's most eminent science and innovation prize.   The South African node of the international Pathways to Resilience project is a finalist for the 2013-2014...

IDRC awardee receives first Canadian PhD in international development

Kent Schroeder successfully defended his thesis on development in Bhutan to become Canada's first PhD graduate in international development studies, at the University of Guelph.   Throughout his doctorate Schroeder worked as director of...

Moving toward an open access policy for IDRC

IDRC is pleased to announce that it will soon release a new open access policy for all IDRC-funded research outputs.   IDRC believes that publicly funded research should be freely and openly available. We also believe that open access accelerates...

IDRC launches new initiative to increase capacity in health systems research in Asia

Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening InitiativeCanada’s International Development Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, a new joint initiative of IDRC’s Governance for...

2014 John G. Bene Fellowship awarded to McGill student Theraesa Coyle

​Theraesa Coyle, a graduate student in geography at McGill University, is the 2014 recipient of the John G. Bene Fellowship. Coyle’s research will examine traditional home gardens in Kerala, India. These gardens are among the most sophisticated...

Call for Panels and Papers: 2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference

Planning is underway for the second annual Canadian Humanitarian Conference to take place December 4-5, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. Co-hosted by IDRC, the Humanitarian Coalition, the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid (OCCAH)...

Malala Yousafzai Canada Scholarships launched by IDRC and University of King’s College

On May 15 in Halifax, University of King's College graduating students were joined by a notable new honorary graduate: education activist Malala Yousafzai who participated in the school’s Encaenia ceremony by pre-recorded video address. Yousafzai...

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