What is the best way to ensure Aboriginal-sensitive access and benefit sharing (ABS) of genetic resources?
Our team of researchers has conducted in-depth focus groups across Canada, gathering representatives from Indigenous communities and organizations to discuss how best to protect their interests through access and benefit sharing policies.
- In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world continues to overlook the epidemic raging on in some of the poorest regions of Africa since 2013: the Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus is a severe disease with a death rate of up to 90% in humans. The virus was first identified in 1976 with two simultaneous outbreaks; one in…Read More
- The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly having an effect on the human population around the world, but its impact on the environment, especially in terms of conservation, is less publicized. The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest rainforest. According to scientists, its preservation is vital to combat global warming due to its ability to absorb vast amounts of greenhouse gas.…Read More
- The Inuit living in Canada have cultivated an artistic reputation worldwide for their distinctive styles of painting, carving, and block printing. In 1949, a collection of Inuit artwork debuted in Montreal, attracting unexpected interest and acclaim. This attention spurred a growing trend of contemporary art and craftsmanship which has proved to be incredibly profitable for many Inuit. In 2017, the Department of Crown-Indigenous…Read More
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is currently seeking applicants…