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Lake Taupo with volcanoes in the background. // Photo by Richard Sparling

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Fishing for bacteria in New Zealand

February 22, 2017 — 
Dr. Richard Sparling is part of an ambitious project, One Thousand Springs, that aims to characterize and catalogue the chemical and microbial diversity of 1000 geothermal hot springs on the North Island of New Zealand.

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Nuit Blanche 2016 Winnipeg. Photo credit: Kira Koop.

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All STEAMed Up

February 1, 2017 — 
STEAM came about as a way to take what are known as the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporate Art and Design into the mix. The program endeavours to dispel the twin myths of the socially awkward, uncommunicative scientist and the self-involved, impractical artist while simultaneously using artistic creativity and practical science not only to facilitate innovation, but to make the subjects more accessible to those not currently involved with STEM.

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Dr. Melanie Martin

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Meet Dr. Melanie Martin, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

January 29, 2017 — 
Dr. Martin has become a visionary physicist who has pioneered the development of microscopic MRI techniques, applying them to the physiological changes in living tissues – work that has the potential to speed up and improve the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia.

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Meet Dr. Leslie Tari, recipient of the Faculty of Science Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
Dr. Leslie Tari was working comfortably as an Assistant Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences 15 years ago when he got the call that would change the trajectory of his career.

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Meet Charles (Chuck) Loewen, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

January 19, 2017 — 
Chuck Loewen always knew he would start his own business one day. He just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly – or so successfully.

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Meet Dr. Hersh Shefrin, recipient of the Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Award 2017

January 18, 2017 — 
Hersh Shefrin is an expert on why people behave as they do. His writings spearheaded the development of two distinct subfields, behavioural economics and behavioural finance, which blend economics, finance, mathematics, and psychology.

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Tina Greenfield is among the archaeologists racing to excavate and document relics and rarities at sites that could be the next target of militant group ISIS. // PHOTO BY KATIE CHALMERS-BROOKS

Some of our favourite stories of 2016

December 21, 2016 — 
Through the course of the year over 1,500 stories were shared with the U of M community and these are some of our favourites

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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)

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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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Smartwatch Video

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Wall Street Journal: Pourang Irani Part of Team That Invents a Smartwatch That Works With One Hand

October 24, 2016 — 
Scientists at Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba are using the wrist as a human joystick.

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Grant Legaree with his family at his high school graduation

EMERGING: Grant Legaree

August 24, 2016 — 
This incoming student is a role model in his own right, with enough academic accolades and volunteerism to earn himself a prestigious 2016 Schulich Leader Scholarship

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