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

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


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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Photo credit: Kira Koop

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Honoured Faculty of Science Alumni Awards Celebration

February 2, 2017 — 
On Thursday, January 26th, the Faculty of Science celebrated seven outstanding alumni at the second annual Alumni Awards event.

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Meet Dr. Murray Humphries, recipient of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award 2017

January 18, 2017 — 
Dr. Humphries, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of Environmental Physiology.

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Brant News: Wilfrid Laurier University appoints new president and vice-chancellor

January 16, 2017 — 
Alumna Deborah MacLatchy earned her PhD in zoology in 1991

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CBC: What ‘enormous’ wetland loss is costing Manitoba

January 3, 2017 — 
"A lot of people still haven't been convinced that wetlands are valuable," says University of Manitoba ecologist Gordon Goldsborough


Undergraduate student Vanessa Hoi is working on growing genetically modified canola plants that will have bigger and better seeds. // Photo by Kaitlin Vitt

Experience Research deadline approaching

December 16, 2016 — 
Award recipients are mentored by a professor in their field of interest, from climate change to disease prevention

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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

Undergrad helping develop better canola crops

December 16, 2016 — 
Through Experience Research, undergrad Vanessa Hoi is trying to identify genes essential for crop production

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Feiyue Wang collecting frost flower samples for study. // Photo by BeiBei Lu

$2.4 million in research funding for new and renewed research chairs

December 9, 2016 — 
Two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) have been awarded to University of Manitoba and a third has been renewed

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Killer whales used to be uncommon occurrence in Churchill, Man. A pod was seen moving through the Southern Hudson Bay in 2014. (Brian Fergusson)

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CBC: Killer whales eating their way farther into Manitoba

December 5, 2016 — 
Research scientist, Steven Ferguson, biological sciences, will be presenting his findings in Winnipeg this week at ArcticNet 2016, the largest single gathering of scientists focused on the rapidly changing Arctic.

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