University of British Columbia

Advancements in mRNA vax technology at University of British Columbia

eAwaz Medicine

Vancouver – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will announce funding for projects at the University of British Columbia to advance mRNA vaccine research and build a home-grown pipeline for responding to new and emerging COVID-19 variants. The event will feature remarks from the Minister and a question …

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Canada announces a $1.21b to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria 

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New York City – The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed health systems, and lockdowns have disrupted health services worldwide. This has had a devastating impact on efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. TB and malaria deaths have increased and progress on reducing HIV-related deaths has stalled. We need to redouble our efforts in fighting for all those we have not reached, …

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Funding for disaster recovery in British Columbia

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The Community Futures Development Association of B.C. will receive $5.5 million to support businesses and enterprising not-for-profits impacted by natural disasters across the province Revelstoke – Devastating wildfires and floods are causing immeasurable damage in countless communities across British Columbia, with the Fraser Valley, Interior and Northern regions being hardest hit. These communities are suffering from the impact. In response, …

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Canada announces additional assistance for Pakistan

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Pakistan has experienced its worst flooding in recent history, and Canada will continue to be there to help the people of Pakistan by supporting the humanitarian response to the crisis, as well as longer-term development needs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition in response to the flooding in …

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Oliver town receives funding for multi-purpose public plaza

eAwaz Local News

Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities Oliver – Public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses, and stimulating local economies. In Oliver, like many places across Canada, the community is ready to welcome back residents and visitors alike to …

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$2.5m given to UN-coordinated salvage operation of FSO Safer

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Canada is deeply concerned by the imminent environmental risks and potential humanitarian impacts posed by the FSO Safer, a tanker anchored in the waters off Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The FSO Safer is a floating storage and offloading vessel which holds 1.1 million barrels of crude oil and is in an advanced state of decay, posing the risk of a …

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Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce receives funding to revitalize downtown core

eAwaz Lifestyle

Armstrong – Public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and stimulating local economies. In Armstrong, like many places across Canada, the community is ready to welcome back residents and visitors alike to enhanced community facilities and public spaces. The Government of Canada recognizes that many well-loved spaces …

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Pacific National Exhibition for post-pandemic recovery

eAwaz Lifestyle

Vancouver – Major festivals and events show off the best of British Columbia’s beauty and culture. They support jobs and industries that drive  tourism, and they allow visitors and locals alike to renew ties in person as we celebrate together once again. The Government of Canada is taking action to revitalize these capstone events across the country, positioning them for …

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Canada announces $5m humanitarian assistance to Pakistan

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – Pakistan has experienced heavy monsoon rains and floods since mid-June, causing the deaths of over 1,000 people and affecting the lives of 33 million people across the country. To support the international response to this emergency, Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced $5 million …

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Investing in community, culture, recreation infrastructure

eAwaz Local News

British Columbia – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Nathan Cullen, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced joint funding for new and existing community spaces in four B.C. communities. Funding announced today will support 2 …