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Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Young mom confronts risks and taboos of synthetic opioid in new memoir)

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pfr-banner-post-1Amid headlines of overdoses and galloping addiction rates, Carlyn Zwarenstein’s memoir is an outspoken and provocative dispatch from the New Age of Opium

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Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?)

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pfr-banner-post-1Brock University professor Dan Malleck says that while concern about addictive painkillers is strong, concern about the broader social causes of pain should be even stronger

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Diversity: Tailored and culturally appropriate mental health services are needed

October 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Diversity: Tailored and culturally appropriate mental health services are needed)

New research conducted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada makes a powerful case for the social and economic imperative of responding to the unique needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized populations, including racialized populations born in Canada

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The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”

October 19th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on The accessible, informative, entertaining, and educational “story of school”)

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picture-718banner pfrAuthor Zander Sherman says that “the point of institutionalized education has never been to benefit the student for his or her own sake, based on the understanding that the activity of learning is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavour”

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Gabriola Theatre Festival to include intriguing human library

August 5th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Gabriola Theatre Festival to include intriguing human library)

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banner pfr‘Human Library’ is a global phenomenon promoting compassion, dialogue, and understanding. The Gabriola Theatre Festival is presenting its first-ever human library this month

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Life-long focus on Inuit culture, and art in the everyday, drives creative purpose

June 13th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Life-long focus on Inuit culture, and art in the everyday, drives creative purpose)

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picture 694_used with permissionbanner pfrA lifetime spent immersed in the art, culture and everyday lives of Canada’s Inuit and east coast maritime communities has helped make John Houston into a Canadian renaissance man

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