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New research chairs available to international scholars

July 25, 2017 — 
Federal government has launched new program. Deadline to apply to U of M is August 4, 2017


Honours for administrators and researchers

July 19, 2017 — 
Digvir Jayas, Jay Doering and Rotimi Aluko receive honours


Digvir S. Jayas, vice-president (research and international) conducts research on pulses. // Photo by Adam Dolman

Sukup Award announcement

July 19, 2017 — 
The U of M’s vice-president (research and international) and Distinguished Professor Digvir S. Jayas is the 2017 recipient of the Sukup Global Food Security Award

Asper School of Business

All the rage

July 18, 2017 — 
New research at Asper suggests that anger promotes economic conservatism


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Media Fellowship: Deadline for applications: August 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 — 
New Media Fellowship is open to journalists, editors, publishers, electronic media producers, columnists and other editorial communicators who reach general or specialized audiences on a regular basis with new reports or fact-based analysis.


Savannah sparrow chick (the host species that was parasitized by the brown-headed cowbird) by Emily Pipher

Birds in Alberta oil fields forced to raise imposters at alarming rate

July 18, 2017 — 
NRI's Nicola Koper's latest study finds oil and gas infrastructure has lead to a four-fold increase of parasitic brown-headed cowbirds, which is bad news for songbirds

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Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy was significantly associated with infant body mass index at one year of age. // Photo: Wikimedia

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of long-term weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

July 17, 2017 — 
Researchers from George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation conducted a systematic review

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Globe and Mail, and more: Sugar substitutes associated with weight gain and health problems, study says

July 17, 2017 — 
“I think a lot of people consuming them kind of assume they’re harmless because they contain zero calories. But what the evidence is suggesting is maybe there’s more to the story than that"


Dr. John (Jay) Doering, Associate Vice-President (Partnerships).

Jay Doering, Associate Vice-President (Partnerships), elected as new Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

July 17, 2017 — 
The Canadian Academy of Engineering works in close cooperation with other senior academies in Canada and internationally


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Going With Her Gut: Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe Explains Why Microbes Aren’t the Enemy

July 14, 2017 — 
Normal human gut microbiota are currently one of the least understood parts of the human body, having been previously virtually ignored by the research community.

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