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Sid Leggett checks out rocks on Big Island Hawaii.

Arctic adventures and geology grad studies combine for ‘pivotal time’ in alumnus’ life

June 14, 2016 — 
Long-time supporter of scholarships reflects on experiences as student

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Pictured above: Deb Pitman standing in Reykjanes Ridge.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Grateful for a world of opportunities, donors create scholarship for geophysics graduate students

February 17, 2016 — 
Debra and Ross Pitman Graduate Scholarship in Geological Sciences

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Pictured above: Sally and Keith Caldwell. Pictured bottom: (left to right), Dr. Norman, Halden (Dean), Catherine Caldwell, Lauren Eggie (assistantship recipient), Jayni Caldwell, Jemma Harrison (assistantship recipient), Barb Caldwell and Mostafa Fayek (Head, Department of Geological Sciences).

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

The Sally and Keith Caldwell Teaching Assistant Award

February 5, 2016 — 
Caldwell Teaching Assistant Award

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Sally and Keith Caldwell

Strong belief in education

November 23, 2015 — 
Geological Sciences alumnus establishes a unique award to support teaching assistants

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Globe and Mail: Listening to the planet’s story, right down to its roots

May 5, 2015 — 
'You can’t understand something until you see it'

Dean, Dr. Norman Halden at the ThoroughTec Cybermine underground mining simulator operating a load-haul-dumper at the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy. Photo Credits: Rob Penner.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Partners in the North

March 3, 2015 — 
Over the ten-year history of the Riddell Faculty, numerous working relationships with organizations, communities, and institutions in Canada’s North have been developed. Two important partnerships, with the University College of the North (UCN) and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy (NMMA), seek to provide greater access to training and educational opportunities for northern Manitobans.

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Mourning Robert Bury Ferguson, Professor Emeritus

January 22, 2015 — 
Robert Bury Ferguson, Professor Emeritus in the department of geological sciences, died on Jan. 18, just shy of his 95th birthday

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Network of Manitoba-based hydrological observatories for surface and subsurface runoff investigations

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Prairie Water Problems

December 19, 2014 — 
The Province of Manitoba's Hydrologic Forecast Centre announced on December 16, 2014, that flow rates and levels for most major rivers and lakes are above normal. The Centre continues to gather information that will contribute to flood forecasts for the Spring of 2015. In the Riddell Faculty at the University of Manitoba, water quality and quantity is the focus of a number of researchers including Dr. Genevieve Ali of the Department of Geological Sciences. Her research described here reveals the challenges flood forecasters face.

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a fish in a bathtub with spilling water

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Disappearing and Flooding Prairie Lakes: Solving an Aquatic Whodunnit

July 25, 2014 — 
All is not well on this spangled landscape

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a student performs research at the U of M

Research and International

The biggest year yet for aspiring Indigenous science students

May 26, 2014 — 
UM partners with renowned science education program to inspire students from across Canada

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