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a sample of Manitoba's newdale soil

Dec. 5 was World Soil Day. It deserves celebration

December 5, 2018 — 
So we celebrate the cradle of creation for all terrestrial life – not figuratively, but literally, in the grand biblical way

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CBC: Tests commissioned by CBC show lead contamination persists in North Point Douglas

November 27, 2018 — 
Francis Zvomuya, a professor of soil science at the University of Manitoba, says he is alarmed at the results


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Saving our wetlands

August 13, 2018 — 
Soil science professor David Lobb is part of a “dream team of investigators” looking into a project of critical importance to the Canadian landscape

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Lakeisha Barkman and Jerome Harper, shown here with their supervisor Prof. Shirley Thompson, won the audience prize for best student presentation at this year’s H2O conference.

First Nations and students collaborate on cleaner water

May 24, 2018 — 
Survey results were presented by H2O program student Lakeisha Barkman on May 18 at the University of Manitoba’s fifth annual First Nation water and sanitation security conference

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Megan Bourns

Feeding change: Ensuring our food has something to eat

May 24, 2018 — 
Megan Bourns works with her advisor Don Flaten to ensure our food system doesn’t collapse

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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 from those who have walked that path before them

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a cross section of dark, rich soil

Frozen soils overlooked as greenhouse gas emitter and reduction opportunity

March 10, 2017 — 
New Canadian study shows we need to recalculate global greenhouse gas emissions

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Wisconsin State Farmer: Refining nutrient management for cold climates

December 20, 2016 — 
“Models don’t always work," soil scientist tells packed room.


(L-R) Ruth Ann Marrie and Annemieke Farenhorst.

Duo among Canada’s most powerful women

November 23, 2016 — 
U of M researchers named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards

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CBC: Health Canada on Winnipeg using years-old malathion

July 22, 2016 — 
University of Manitoba Soil Science professor Annemieke Farenhorst says expiry dates on chemicals make sense.


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