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Decorating U of M windows with window decals and liquid chalk to protect birds in areas identified as high risk.

Global News: U of M staff and students use artwork to prevent fatal bird collisions

September 21, 2018 — 
A group of bird researchers and artists at the University of Manitoba are painting campus windows in the hope of lowering the number of birds killed each year

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Fare Thee Well to the newly retired Joan McConnell

September 18, 2018 — 
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Faculty of Science bid a fond farewell to Joan McConnell, Student Services Lead. Her long and fruitful career was celebrated by colleagues and many close friends who attended a retirement reception held in St. John’s College.

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Finding connections: Artist Rebecca Kamen bridges the gap between science and art

September 17, 2018 — 
Rebecca Kamen, Artist in Residence in the Computational Neuroscience Initiative and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania visits the University of Manitoba, September 24-28, 2018

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Invent the Future contest

September 17, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Science is asking students in grades 1, 2, and 3 from Manitoba to send us their ideas for an invention.

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Government of Canada: NSERC PromoScience announcement – support for organizations to encourage the next generation of scientists and researchers

September 17, 2018 — 
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, kicked off Science Literacy Week, Sept. 17 – 23, in Ottawa with the announcement of the 2017 recipients of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience Program. The announcement includes 11.9 million in funding for 163 grants that support hands-on learning experiences for young Canadians and teachers.

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An image from the new exhibit Coda // Photo: Paulson Des Brisay

Preventing bird deaths with art

September 14, 2018 — 
“Coda”, an exposé of bird window strike mortality, will open on Sept. 17, with a reception at 5 p.m.

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A warm welcome for new students – Science Orientation Day a success!

September 6, 2018 — 
New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 4, 2018.

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BIOL 4542 brings research to life

August 29, 2018 — 
The caddisfly species Phryganea cinerea (Rush Sedges) is finally earning some long overdue attention in academia, due to a scientific paper co-authored by Marcus and his class of 40 undergraduates.

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY ANDERSON CABOT CENTER FOR OCEAN LIFE, NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

National Geographic: How Do You Study Endangered Whales? Collect Their Snot

July 26, 2018 — 
Master’s student Justine Hudson spends her field days attempting to sample beluga snot to measure stress levels across the population

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City News: Tracking with tiny tech

July 25, 2018 — 
University of Manitoba researchers are using miniaturized technology to track long-distance migration of certain insects and songbirds.

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