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PIMS: Math Mania Reaches First Nations Communities in Manitoba

June 29, 2017 — 
Thanks to the efforts of Darja Barr, Math Mania, has made it to the Canadian Prairies in the form of an Indigenous Outreach and Mentorship Project. This project is making considerable strides in building connections with Indigenous communities across the province as well as with Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba.

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Wpg Free Press: A poster child for women’s rights

June 27, 2017 — 
Alumna won first place in the senior art category of Historica Canada’s "Votes for Women!" contest

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Marking a milestone: Department of Statistics celebrates fifty years

June 22, 2017 — 
Alumni and educators past and present from across the country gathered to celebrate and reminisce

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New Scientist: Life aloft: The unexplored ecosystem above your head

June 14, 2017 — 
Kevin Fraser and others suggest we think about protecting air environments like we do water

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A Passion for Numbers: Associate Professor of Statistics Alexandre Leblanc’s First Love Remains Constant

June 9, 2017 — 
Associate Professor Alex Leblanc, Department of Statistics reflects on his passion for good data.

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Law student Rayanna Seymour and professors Katherine Starzyk and Karen Busby (left to right) are studying which strategies work best when advocating for drinking water rights. (Photo by Victoria Grima.)

From the lab to the reserve

June 6, 2017 — 
Science and engineering students breaking out of the lab and heading for First Nation reserves to put their education into action got some tips this month from those who have walked that path before them

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#UMIndigenous in Photos: The Verna J. Kirkness Science Education Program

June 5, 2017 — 
46 First Nations, Métis and Inuit studens shared their experience on campus for this annual science program

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Adding It All Up: Stats Alum Reid Linney and the Power of Choice

May 31, 2017 — 
Fifty years after the Department of Statistics was founded at the University of Manitoba, alum Reid Linney (Statistics, ’73) is reminiscing about how he spent his free time during his second year.

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Coffee to Go, Swedish Style: Math Student Colin Desmarais enters PhD program at prestigious Uppsala University

May 25, 2017 — 
Sweden will be a big change for the Manitoba born and bred Desmarais, who began his MSc studies here at the University of Manitoba in Fall 2015. Under the supervision of Mathematics Assistant Professor Dr. David Gunderson.

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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

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