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Smartpark Innovation Hub (SIH)

Smartpark Innovation Hub opens at the University of Manitoba

June 26, 2019 — 
'Collision space' where exchange and collaboration create ideas

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Nicole Rosen.

Canada Research Chairs to investigate electricity, linguistics, biodiversity, and stressed cells

June 18, 2019 — 
Federal government announces investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada for research excellence, including four at the University of Manitoba

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Surgery image from Pixabay.

Faculty of Social Work News

The Conversation: Canada must end complicity in China’s brutal organ trafficking regime

June 14, 2019 — 
'The clock is ticking on Canada’s chance to enact important measures against organ trafficking,' writes Professor Maria Cheung

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The June 11, 2019 announcement of support from the province.

New support for future leaders

June 11, 2019 — 
Province invests $2.5M in James W. Burns Leadership Institute

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Beluga whales are being affected by climate change

Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths

June 10, 2019 — 
An international team of researchers has found that the physical condition of beluga whales affects their capacity to store oxygen in their blood and muscle tissues

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'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

The Conversation: Canada’s MMIWG report spurs debate on the shifting definitions of genocide

June 7, 2019 — 
'One genocide is never the same as another, and therefore a static law or a fixed concept of genocide is of little use to protect us from its horrors'

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management News

The Conversation: How your phone can interrupt the good vibes of a summer music festival

June 7, 2019 — 
As many people head to their favourite festival they will do so with their mobile phone safely tucked into their pocket. But what most people don’t consider is how this will impact their experience — for better or worse.

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Arctic ice photo from iStock.

The Conversation: Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw the last lines on the map

June 5, 2019 — 
In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the Arctic Ocean

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Dr. Digvir Jayas

Research and International News

Jayas earns Doctor of Science

June 4, 2019 — 
Distinguished Professor and Vice-President (Research and International) Digvir S. Jayas is being bestowed an earned doctorate by the University of Saskatchewan. The award is in recognition of his substantial and sustained knowledge and contributions in his field of research, beyond that required for a typical doctorat

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Sweetener

Research and International News

Are artificial sweeteners putting kids at risk for asthma?

June 4, 2019 — 
Originally synthesized in 1879 by Ira Remsen and Constantin Fahlberg, saccharin was the first artificial sweetener discovered. Fast forward to today and the artificial sweetener industry is booming with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion and numerous artificial sweeteners on the market in both food and drink products.

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