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Study scrutinizes investment in fossil fuels

June 25, 2018 - Media release

One of Canada's largest pension fund's continued and increasing investment in fossil fuels does not support the widely held goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, says a new report by University of Victoria and University of British Columbia researchers affiliated with the Corporate Mapping Project, a six-year research and public engagement initiative.

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Effects of cannabis use on youth: can we predict the future?

June 6, 2018 - Media release

New research by UVic psychologist Bonnie Leadbeater and lead author Kara Thompson from St. Francis Xavier University has identified specific patterns of cannabis use by youth. Thompson and Leadbeater, along with two other researchers, drew from an earlier youth survey conducted by UVic and Island Health. They expect their new findings will help inform current and future cannabis policies in Canada.

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Brain research sheds light on a mystery

June 5, 2018 - Media release

A breakthrough in brain research has promising implications for health and may lead to new answers about depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Parkinson’s disease. A recent study brings researchers one step closer to a better understanding of a mysterious area of the brain located deep in the cerebral cortex.

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