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picture 610Youth will consult with other youth with bipolar disorder from across the region about their personal strategies for wellness and engage in mutual learning and knowledge exchange

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picture 609Strength in Unity is the first comprehensive anti-stigma intervention project among Asian communities in Canada

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Research into medicinal cannabis use will examine the potential medical benefits for veterans, first responders and sexual assault survivors with PTSD

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The University of British Columbia Okanagan and Nanaimo-based Tilray, a Health Canada Licensed Producer under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), will conduct the country’s first clinical trial to evaluate the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Pending regulatory approvals, the UBC-Tilray study is poised to be one of the first in the world to run a large-scale clinical trial examining medical cannabis as a treatment for a mental health disorder.

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Can you imagine experiencing a long-duration mission on Mars—while here on Earth?

picture 569Ross Lockwood grew up in the small Canadian town of Winfield, British Columbia, where he developed a passion for science, engineering, and space exploration. Last week, he arrived “back on Earth” after completing a 120-day-long NASA Mars simulation mission called HI-SEAS. The HI-SEAS project  is funded by the NASA Human Research Program for four research missions of extended duration of four months to a year, in an analog of Mars missions.

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National study supports scattered social housing

June 27th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

Participants with mental illness, addictions thrive after being given apartments: five-year national study

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VANCOUVER—A five-year study that housed people with mental illness and drug addictions in apartments scattered throughout Vancouver found most participants stabilized their lives and coexisted peacefully with their neighbours. The findings mean residents should not be afraid of social housing mixed into neighbourhoods throughout the city, concluded the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s final report into the Vancouver At Home/Chez Soi research project.  Read the rest of this story at the Vancouver Sun…

‘Roboethics’ isn’t science fiction anymore

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

Robotics experts are investigating the ethical implications inherent to firsthand interactions between humans and robots

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More than 20 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have endorsed a joint statement calling for a ban on weapons that would be able to select and attack targets without meaningful human control. The group is warning that “lethal robots” could completely and forever change the face of war and likely spawn a new arms race. The Laureates are encouraging a public debate about the ethics and morality of autonomous weapons systems. They’ve also welcomed the establishment of a Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.

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