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U of O falls short on diversity in nominating Canada Research Chairs

Last month the chairperson of the CRC Program published an open letter on behalf of the program’s steering committee, which urged university presidents in the program to make a “concerted effort to address the under representation of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) in nominations for Canada Research Chair positions.”
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U of O prof finds there’s no best-before date for blood

A new study by researchers at the University of Ottawa is changing the way doctors look at blood transfusions. The study compared the recovery rates of two groups of patients, one group given fresh blood and the other given older blood, and found no link between recovery and the age of the blood being transfused.