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University of New Brunswick Hires World’s First Research Chair in Cannabis Health

Plant biochemist Yang Qu, a specialist in developing anti-cancer medications, was named Canada’s first academic research chair in cannabis health by the University of New Brunswick. The position will straddle the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering and is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.

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Nobel Prizes and Canada

The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually for achievements that have significantly benefitted humankind. The prizes are among the highest international honours and are awarded in six categories: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics. They are administered by the Nobel Foundation and awarded by institutions in Sweden and Norway. Eighteen Canadians have won Nobel Prizes, excluding Canadian-born individuals who gave up their citizenship and members of organizations that have won the peace prize.