Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

Smart prosthetics aim to improve mobility for stroke patients, amputees

A wearable tech implant could make getting around easier for people with prosthetic legs, say researchers at the University of Calgary. Kinesiology professor Art Kuo is examining how to use sensors, similar to those found in activity trackers, to help stroke patients, people with Parkinson’s and those who wear lower-leg prosthetics. Kuo says people with artificial legs typically exhaust 30 per cent more ...

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'A core part of our identity': Indigenous language law targeted for 2018

Inuit, First Nations and Métis organizations are taking the next step toward protecting Indigenous languages in Canada, as they work alongside the federal government to develop a nationwide language law. For Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), this legislation will stem the loss of traditional knowledge in Canada’s Inuit communities. “I know what it’s like to have the hole, ...

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Rona Ambrose 'worried' about Senate delays to sexual assault training for judges bill

Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is worried senators are sitting on her bill that mandates sexual assault training for judges, fearing further delays could threaten the bill’s passage as a possible prorogation of Parliament looms. “I am worried, but I’m still optimistic,” Ambrose said in an interview with CBC News. “Justin Trudeau gave me his word that he would do everything he can to ...

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College students get probation for falsifying hate crime

Two former University at Albany students who falsely reported a hate crime on a bus were sentenced on Friday to three years of probation.  Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio were also sentenced to 200 hours of community service, The Daily Gazette reported. They were convicted in April on two counts of falsely reporting an incident and faced up to two ...

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