This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas was uncovered in New Mexico. These findings suggest that humans reached the Americas 7000 years earlier than previously thought.

Footprints at White Sands

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Toronto’s board of health plans to ask the province to make the Covid vaccine mandatory for students once the vaccine is approved for children aged 5-11. Vaccines against polio, mumps and rubella are currently mandatory for students enrolled in Ontario schools.

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Canadian health ministers are working on possible solutions to attract more talent in the biotech sector after facing a shortage of labour. COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of the biotech sector, increasing demands for talent from Canada and around the world.

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