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Women in Science

September 5, 2017 — 
The Faculty of Science Homecoming event on September 12 will showcase breakthroughs in Science, but gender inequality for Women in STEM still exists.

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Going With Her Gut: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe Explains Why Microbes Aren’t the Enemy

July 14, 2017 — 
Normal human gut microbiota are currently one of the least understood parts of the human body, having been previously virtually ignored by the research community.

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CBC: Climate change threatening some migratory birds that breed in Canada

May 18, 2017 — 
"Even a small number of days can make a difference," said U of M's Kevin Fraser


Mark Belmonte mentored Vanessa Hoi as part of Experience Research, the undergraduate research award offered by the office of the vice-president (research and international). // Photo by Kaitlin Vitt

Marching for Science to effect positive change

April 18, 2017 — 
Biologist Mark Belmonte hopes the March for Science on April 22 will bring attention to the importance of science, data and empirical evidence when it comes to policy making at all levels of government

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Canada Goose

Why you should duck from that goose

April 17, 2017 — 
The nesting of geese on campus is only the first part of the problem.

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Life is a Highway: Dr. Kevin Fraser’s Research On Migration Is Right Where It Needs to Be

April 6, 2017 — 
Kevin Fraser, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences is an expert songbird migration researcher. He is one of just a few scientists in Manitoba studying the migratory patterns of songbirds, many of which pass through here on their way from their northern breeding sites, to warmer southern climes, and back again.

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The University of Manitoba bursts open for Science Rendezvous

April 5, 2017 — 
Join us on campus on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for a free day of fun and discovery.

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Scientific American: Growth Spurts May Determine a Lamprey’s Sex

March 30, 2017 — 
Understanding sex determination in lampreys will help us understand the evolution of sex determination in vertebrates.”


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New book by alumna Kaitlin Vitt celebrates the connection Manitobans have to their natural world

March 29, 2017 — 
On March 2nd, University of Manitoba alumna Kaitlin Vitt released her first book entitled Planted: Stories From Manitoba’s Natural World. The 80 page piece of creative non-fiction is a exploration of the people, plants, and fungi that make our province diverse and rich.

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Poster of a fox

The Nature of Things: Foxes Create an Oasis For Other Creatures

March 23, 2017 — 
Biologist James Roth highlighted on tonight's show


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