Source: University of Calgary UToday
University of Calgary’s Project expands research collaborations in Pan-Africa, Pakistan and Peru
Partnerships with Nursing, Science, Cumming School of Medicine benefit from $1 million in Queen Elizabeth Scholars funding
The University of Calgary has been granted $500,000 to fund scholars to conduct study and research activities at the university through 2020.
The Queen Elizabeth Scholars Advanced Scholars (QES-AS) project will support a total of 15 doctoral researchers, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers from Canada and low- and middle-income countries hosted by the University of Calgary. The total value of the project is $1 million Cdn. ($500,000 from QES-SA, and the rest in cash and in-kind from partners).
Project partnerships and objectives
- The Faculty of Nursing will partner with the Aga Khan University, Pakistan in the area of perinatal mental health service.
- The Faculty of Science will partner with the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences to build capacity in mathematics and physics in Africa. At the same time, it will collaborate with Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru to undertake research on groundwater stress in Peru.
- The Cumming School of Medicine will partner with the Catholic University of Health Sciences and Bugando Medical Center in Tanzania in the area of improving maternal and child health, and specifically looking at reducing exposure to mercury and arsenic in gold mining areas in Tanzania. Their other partnership with the Aga Khan University will build skills for research and practice in cardiac sciences.
Read more – Dated: March 29, 2017
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