Archives for March, 2009

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The Bionics Woman: Yoky Matsuoka


[Image courtesy The Seattle Times]

"I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same." Suw Charman-Anderson made this pledge, launching Ada Lovelace Day with a a huge response.
"Recent research by psychologist Penelope Lockwood discovered that women need to see...
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Safe Injection Site

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title Staying Alive
description An episode of investigative journalism TV show The Fifth Estate about InSite, a safe injection site in Vancouver's bleak Downtown Eastside. Dr. Gabor Mate, who works in the detox/treatment component of the harm reduction program, sums up why people who have suffered abuse and/or mental illness get mired in cycles of addiction. Stress triggers relapse, while marginalization, stigma and homelessness make it worse. "We've...
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Live Colloquium Webcast


title The BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network 2009 Research Colloquium
description Live webcast all day Thursday March 5 (begins 9:00 am PST). Scheduled lectures: Professor Peter Beresford (Brunel University, London, UK): New directions in service user engagement in research, Dr. Chris Lalonde (UVic): The influence of cultural continuity on youth health trajectories, Dr. Erin Michalak (UBC): Collaborative research on psychosocial issues...
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