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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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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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Computer science students win big with innovative new app for dementia

March 29, 2017 — 
On March 4th and 5th, two intrepid computer science students from the University of Manitoba made it big at DementiaHack, a hackathon to develop relevant, practical, and innovative approaches to dealing with dementia.

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This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals an unusual sight: a runaway quasar fleeing from its galaxy's central hub. A quasar is the visible, energetic signature of a black hole. Black holes cannot be observed directly, but they are the energy source at the heart of quasars — intense, compact gushers of radiation that can outshine an entire galaxy. Credits: NASA, ESA, and M. Chiaberge (STScI and JHU)

Intergalactic travellers beware: Rogue black holes may be roaming about

March 24, 2017 — 
A new study by an international consortium of astronomy researchers has found that massive black holes in the center of galaxies can get “kicked out” by gravitational waves

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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

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Faculty of Science

The University of Manitoba interacts with world-renowned researchers

March 14, 2017 — 
World-class research being performed at the University of Manitoba in Spin Mechanics

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A Lesson Worth Learning: One Alum’s Education on Preparation

March 8, 2017 — 
It’s been a long and winding road from growing up in rural Manitoba to becoming a high profile marketer and international leader for a globally successful company, but University of Manitoba alum Doug Collier (BSc, ’87) wouldn’t have taken a different path for anything.

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Students

Manitoba Undergraduate Healthcare Symposium

March 7, 2017 — 
The Manitoba Undergraduate Healthcare Symposium, hosted by members of the UManitoba Undergraduate Leaders in Healthcare (UM-ULH), is the first student-run conference of its kind in Manitoba.

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