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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)

Faculty of Science

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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Riley Fache is fourth-year biology student in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Science who is making and marketing her own line of skin care products that are easy on the skin but also less harmful on the environment than many commercial creams and bath oils.

The environmental science of beauty

December 2, 2016 — 
Riley Fache is a fourth-year biology student who is making and marketing her own line of skin care products that are easy on the skin, but also less harmful on the environment than many commercial creams and bath oils

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Dr. Andrew Halayko.

Breathing made easier

September 15, 2016 — 
Asthma and COPD research pioneer inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

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Winnipeg Sun: Manitoba fisheries some of world’s worst-managed

November 10, 2015 — 
'It may be a bit of a wakeup call for the industry'


Sir Isaac Newton, illustration by Jean-Leon Huens, National Geographic Stock.

Faculty of Science

Lecture: Isaac Newton’s Alchemy

October 6, 2015 — 
Why one of the most insightful scientists in history was convinced that alchemical transformations were scientifically plausible.

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Gizmodo: 9 animals that masturbate

August 13, 2015 — 
U of M researcher first to quantify unique behaviour in rodents


Research and International

Motherboard: Cloning a mammoth is only the start

April 7, 2015 — 
But just how likely is the mammoth’s revival?

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The Hoang Lien Mountains are the highest in Indochina and are part of the most easterly extent of the world’s greatest mountain chain, the Himalayas. As the prevailing winds are westerly, enormous amounts of moisture are drawn from the sea and captured by these mountains blessing Vietnam with abundant water resources and a stunningly diverse flora, including a third of all the Carex species known from Vietnam.

Faculty of Science

Exploring the unknown

March 23, 2015 — 
Bruce Ford, department of biological sciences, Faculty of Science, believes he has discovered the center of origin of the world’s largest flowering plant genus, and he’s out to prove it on a National Geographic-supported expedition to Vietnam.

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Anna Liu

Faculty of Science

Science student awarded prestigious Fessenden-Trott Scholarship

March 20, 2015 — 
Anna Liu is one of four students in Western Canada awarded the prestigious Fessenden-Trott scholarship

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Faculty of Science

Indigenous science students are making a difference

March 17, 2015 — 
As Indigenous Student Representatives of the Science Students Association, Amanda Fontes and Kelsey Papineau are passionate about finding opportunities to develop an inclusive and supportive learning environment that promotes Indigenous student success.

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