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CBC: Drone footage shows extent of oil spill near St. Lazare, Man.

February 21, 2019 — 
Soil scientists offers his take: "They should be able to dig up the thin layer that is impacted by that oil, so the cleanup success should be relatively good."



Wpg Free Press: Three Bisons women named all-stars

February 21, 2019 — 
Three Manitoba Bisons were named Canada West women’s hockey all-stars on Wednesday


CBC: Fighters, scientists, protectors: Meet 5 notable black Manitobans you may never have heard of

February 19, 2019 — 
Keith Sandiford remembers being the only black person on the bus in Winnipeg — and among the faculty at the University of Manitoba.

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Wpg Free Press: Daycare should be affordable to all

February 15, 2019 — 
Manitoba needs to do much more to ensure meaningful affordability for parents, and to stabilize a quality early learning and care system with trained early childhood educators.


Designing for the Vision Impaired

Wpg Free Press: Designing for the vision-impaired

February 14, 2019 — 
Master’s students in the Faculty of Architecture’s re-imagined and designed a theoretical new office and resource centre

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Op-ed: Make Manitoba’s food cost data publicly available

February 8, 2019 — 
It is important to have knowledge of food costs to gauge trends over time, and disparities in grocery prices between communities

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The Conversation: For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

February 8, 2019 — 
'It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships'

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Wpg Free Press: Winnipeg entry among river trail hut winners

February 7, 2019 — 
It’s only the second time Manitobans have won the event.


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The Conversation: Tax breaks could soften the blow of a national pharmacare plan

February 6, 2019 — 
'Perhaps the fairest thing would be to grant tax breaks or exemptions for those working in affected businesses or industries (not simply the healthy and wealthy)'

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In 2017, Absolut Vodka ran their "Kiss With Pride" campaign

The Conversation: Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising

February 6, 2019 — 
Gay-vague advertisements have proven popular with the LGBTQ community members while avoiding backlash from straight consumers. However, as society has become more accepting, mainstream brands started featuring same-sex couples in their advertisements

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