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Partnerships for safe drinking water, trick or treating for awareness on food insecurity — and more

This week in community stories, Dec. 10

December 9, 2014 — 

Launched in 2013, the exciting CREATE H2O program is the first science-engineering research training program in Canada to combine technical water and waste water management training with Indigenous theory, law and methodological skills training. It involves 37 researchers in the sciences, engineering and law from the U of M, Trent University and University College of the North — along with multiple undergraduate and graduate students and several Manitoba and Ontario First nation communities. Our faculty members include: principal investigator Annemieke Farenhorst, soil science professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in the Prairie Region; law professor Karen Busby; Nazim Cicek, professor of biosystems engineering and civil engineering Distinguished Professor Jan Oleszkiewicz in the Faculty of Engineering; assistant professor of community health science in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Brenda Elias; Distinguished professor Rick Holley, food science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; soil science professors David Lobb and Mario Tenuta, who is also Canada Research Chair in Applied Soil Ecology; and Feiyue Wang, professor of environment and geography, Clayton Riddell Facullty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.

You’ll also want to read this story about a new spin on Halloween by members of the student group, PRAXIS, who participated in a a Canada-wide campaign called “Trick or Eat” organized by Meal Exchange, a national, non-profit charity that empowers youth to take an active role in improving their local food system. And finally, check out this story about Robert Schroth, dentistry professor and member of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, who provides dental care for underserviced populations.

These are just three examples of the U of M’s reach into the wider community. For more stories, visit the community engagement website.

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