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A Lesson Worth Learning: One Alum’s Education on Preparation

March 8, 2017 — 
It’s been a long and winding road from growing up in rural Manitoba to becoming a high profile marketer and international leader for a globally successful company, but University of Manitoba alum Doug Collier (BSc, ’87) wouldn’t have taken a different path for anything.

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Lake Taupo with volcanoes in the background. // Photo by Richard Sparling

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Fishing for bacteria in New Zealand

February 22, 2017 — 
Dr. Richard Sparling is part of an ambitious project, One Thousand Springs, that aims to characterize and catalogue the chemical and microbial diversity of 1000 geothermal hot springs on the North Island of New Zealand.

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Image courtesy of David Lipnowski.

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ResearchLife: Following the Nose

February 13, 2017 — 
Luke Belding, a PhD student in Gary Anderson's lab, Biological Sciences, is exploring how free swimming, newly hatched larval Lake Sturgeon deal with rapidly changing environments. Particularly, how they will respond to increasing CO2 and temperatures scientists predict for 2100, which, since sturgeon can live to be 100, the fish being born today will experience.

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Dr. Melanie Martin

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Meet Dr. Melanie Martin, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

January 29, 2017 — 
Dr. Martin has become a visionary physicist who has pioneered the development of microscopic MRI techniques, applying them to the physiological changes in living tissues – work that has the potential to speed up and improve the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia.

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Meet Dr. Leslie Tari, recipient of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Leslie Tari was working comfortably as an Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences 15 years ago when he got the call that would change the trajectory of his career.

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Meet Dr. Karl Tibelius, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Karl Tibelius has had the chance to see the world of research from both sides. He started his career in the lab as an active microbiology researcher alongside graduate students and other collaborators. Now as the Vice President of Genomics Programs for Genome Canada, a not-for-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada, he facilitates research funding support, contributing to policies and program design.

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Meet Dr. David Bellhouse, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
It wasn’t exactly luck that led Dr. David Bellhouse to discover a love for the history of statistics – but the lottery did play a large part in it.

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