AG e-news October 5, 2021
News and events from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Please continue to exercise caution and follow guidelines. For updated health and safety protocols, visit https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/latest-updates-and-safety#latest-covid-19-updates. To learn more about the safe return to campus, read https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus/safe-return-to-campus.
Did you miss the UM Café Scientifique on September 22 on “The Reality of Eating Gluten-Free”? This episode was moderated by Natalie Riediger, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, and included panellists Don Duerksen, Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Maneka Malalgoda, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, and Betsy Hiebert, Owner, Cocoabeans Gluten-free Bakery & Kitchen. Catch up at https://youtu.be/rCgxngseGOg.
October 4-8 – The Crop Diagnostic School team is offering daily panel discussions on how to prepare for the 2022 growing season after this very dry summer. The “Soil and Water Management Week: Dealing with Dry Conditions” webinar series runs daily 8:30 am – 9:30 am. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3298567187170998795.
Thursday, October 7 – The Advanced Plant Science Seminar Series is at 3:30 pm with Distinguished Professor Bernard Glick, University of Waterloo, who will present “Soil bacteria and plant growth”. MS Teams link available by contacting bev [dot] godard [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.
Friday, October 8 – The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Family Centre features Snehil Dua, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, who will present “Can we really eat according to the Canada Food Guide?” at 12:00 pm. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscO-grTgrHtFNtVbChLy3amvmwuIpUccJ.
Tuesday, October 12 – The Animal Science Seminar Series at 10:00 am features a poster presentation by Emmanuel Adeshakin, MSc student, on the topic “Effects of dietary phytase with or without multi-carbohydrase supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and bone traits in nursery pigs”. Presentations are online via WebEx – email Chengbo [dot] yang [at] umanitoba [dot] ca for details.
Tuesday, October 12 – The Entomology Seminar Series features Jayme Lewthwaite, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University. Chatting and announcements start at 10:00 am, seminars start at 10:10 am. Zoom meeting instructions are emailed just prior to the event. To be added to the mailing list, contact Kyle Bobiwash at kyle [dot] bobiwash [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.
Thursday, October 14 – The Advanced Plant Science Seminar Series is at 3:30 pm with Distinguished Professor Vara Prasad, Kansas State University, who will present “Climate Change Impact on Food Grains Crops”. MS Teams link available by contacting bev [dot] godard [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.
Monday, October 18 – UM Fall Convocation runs October 18-21. Help us celebrate the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences fall graduates on Monday, October 18 at 3:00 pm. To watch the ceremony, connect with the virtual platform at https://umanitoba.ca/registrar/graduation-convocation/convocation-dates-times.
Tuesday, October 19 – The Animal Science Seminar Series at 10:00 am features a poster presentation by Ankita Saikia, MSc student, on the topic “Growth performance, carcass composition and pork quality in swine genetic lines”. Presentations are online via WebEx – email Chengbo [dot] yang [at] umanitoba [dot] ca for details.
Tuesday, October 19 – The Entomology Seminar Series features Bekka Brodie, Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University . Chatting and announcements start at 10:00 am, seminars start at 10:10 am. Zoom meeting instructions are emailed just prior to the event. To be added to the mailing list, contact Kyle Bobiwash at kyle [dot] bobiwash [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.
Thursday, October 21 – As part of the Indigenous Scholars Speaker Series, Kyle Bobiwash, Entomology, will present “Building Equitable Science Systems” at 12 noon. Learn more and register for the Zoom meeting at https://umanitoba.ca/indigenous/indigenous-scholars-speaker-series.
Tuesday, October 26 – A joint presentation at 10:00 am of the Animal Science Seminar Series and the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment will feature Dr. Teresa A. Davis, Professor of Pediatrics at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine on the topic “Nutritional Importance of Animal Protein in the Diet”. Connection details TBA.
November-December – Check out the webinar series by the University of Manitoba and Manitoba Organic Alliance entitled “Managing Nature’s resources in Organic Production under Water-limited Conditions”. Webinars are 1.5 hours, start at 12 noon on Tuesday. CCA credits available. One webinar $10 or all five for $40. See details and registration at https://manitobaorganicalliance.com/events/
December 15-16 – Save the dates for the Manitoba Agronomists Conference. More details coming soon.
STAFF AND STUDENT NEWS
Michael Eskin, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, has received numerous well-deserved accolades this year. He will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba in late October and was named a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada. Read more about both honours.
Kyle Bobiwash, Entomology and Indigenous Scholar, was recognized in May with one of the UM Indigenous Awards of Excellence – the Faculty Trailblazer Award which is given for breaking down barriers, demonstrating leadership and visionary thinking that has resulted in advancing Indigenous engagement at UM while walking with integrity and humility. Kyle has been leading the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences efforts to introduce Indigenous content into our curriculum, and developed a new course on Indigenous issues in food systems. Watch a video of nominator Rob Currie and Kyle.
During the recent UM Homecoming week, the Department of Biosystems Engineering celebrated its 50th anniversary as a program at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences as well as the Price Faculty of Engineering. As part of this event, the Department launched its Alumni of Influence awards and recognized five influential alumni: Jerry Cousin, Martin Petrak, Alagusundaram Karuppiah, Danny Mann and Marcia Friesen.
The Faculty also hosted the Certificate of Merit Award celebration on May 27, which recognizes alumni for their outstanding professional contributions and public service. The virtual event honoured 2020 recipients JoAnne Buth and Marcel Hacault and 2021 recipients Robert Maytwayashing and Elaine Froese.
We were pleased that two graduate students represented the Faculty at the 3MT finals on April 21 – Sristi Mundhada, Master student in Biosystems Engineering and Vimala Bharathi S K, Ph.D. student in Biosystems Engineering. Both tackled the challenges of grain storage in their presentations. Sristi was named the third place winner!
The 2021 Faculty Support Staff Awards were presented to Brittany Bedard, technician in the Department of Animal Science, for her outstanding contributions and service to the Faculty, staff and students, and to Chantal Bassett, Crystal Jorgenson, Christine Rawluk and Heather Wiebe, Dean’s Office research and communications team, for their exceptional administrative leadership and support to the research and outreach missions of the Faculty. All nominees and nominators were acknowledged at a special virtual celebration on July 15. Congratulations to each of you – your support helps make the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences an outstanding workplace!
Kateryn Rochon, Entomology, was presented with the 2021 FAFS Excellence in Teaching Award. This award was established to recognize exceptional contributions to the teaching mandate of the Faculty. The recipient receives a certificate along with a grant that can be used in support of either teaching or research activities. Kateryn was named the 2021 recipient for her dedication to curriculum improvement, enthusiastic approach to teaching and genuine interest in her students.
Four retired professors were named professors emeriti this year. Brian Amiro, Soil Science, Don Flaten, Soil Science, Stefan Cenkowski, Biosystems Engineering, and Bogdan Slominski, Animal Science, were recognized for their distinguished service to the UM through their teaching, research, and scholarship.
The University of Manitoba Spring Convocation 2021 ceremony took place virtually on June 17 and included diploma, degree and graduate program graduands. In total, 54 Diploma, 149 Bachelor of Science, 37 M.Sc. and seven Ph.D. students from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences received their parchments. Mackenzie Booker received the Governor General’s Bronze Medal, an award given to the graduate with the highest academic standing in the two-year Diploma Program in Agriculture. David (Mack) Moser was the recipient of the President’s Medal, given annually to a student who combines scholarship with outstanding qualities of leadership. Human Nutritional Sciences graduate Avery Penner was honoured with the University Gold Medal in Agricultural and Food Sciences given for the highest grade point average. Human Nutritional Sciences graduate Kate Letexier received the Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal, given on the basis of scholarship, personal excellence and leadership. Program medals, given for highest standing in a degree program, were awarded to Ashlynn Scott (Agriculture), Luke Bossuyt (Agribusiness), ZhongYang Wan (Food Science) and Beth Ivison (Human Nutritional Sciences). (No Agroecology medal was given in 2021). Garrett Sawatzky, School of Agriculture, was named Teacher of the Year in recognition of teaching excellence and contribution to the students’ program of study by the graduating class of Diploma students. Earlier this spring, degree students had named Dr. Emma McGeough, Department of Animal Science, as Professor of the Year, an honour voted on by the graduating class.
At the Canadian Society for Bioengineering/La Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie (CSBE/SCGAB) annual general meeting May 11-14, Nazim Cicek, Biosystems Engineering, was presented the Fellow Award for outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering. He also received the Glenn Downing Award for outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of bioenergy systems. Fuji Jian and Digvir Jayas, Biosystems Engineering, both received the John Ogilvie Research Award for outstanding contributions to research, in any field of research relevant to CSBE/SCGAB, by an individual or team of researchers. The Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc.) was presented to Jerrold Rentz for his thesis “The effects of the Portage Diversion on adjacent agricultural land” and to Mitchell Green for “Measurement of latency during real-time video transmission for remote supervision of agricultural machines”. The Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D.) was presented to Uduak Edet for “Design of an interface for remotely supervised autonomous agricultural sprayers” and to Helen Hsu for “Multifunctional flexible conductive materials for supercapacitors and biosensors”.
David Lobb, Soil Science, received the Conservation Research Award at the 76th Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) International Annual Conference held July 26-28. The award recognizes SWCS members or teams of members whose research has led to exceptional improvements in soil conservation, water conservation, and/or related natural resources research. This award is given for research excellence first and foremost.
Chengbo Yang, Animal Science, and his graduate students Chongwu Yang, Xiaoya Zhao, and Changing Yu (co-supervised with Song Liu) virtually attended the 2021 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) Joint Annual Meeting and trade show held on July 14-17, 2021. Chongwu, Xiaoya, and Changning made several poster and oral presentations. Chongwu, Xiaoya, and Changning were awarded the 2021 CSAS Graduate Student Travel Fellowship ($250) sponsored by the Canadian Science Publishing and Agricultural Institute of Canada. Chongwu and Changning won first place ($250) and third place ($100) of CSAS Poster Awards, respectively.
Chengbo Yang, Animal Science, and his graduate students Chongwu Yang and Qianru Hui virtually attended the 2021 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting held on July 19-22, 2021. Chongwu and Qianru made oral presentations and Qianru was awarded the Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence that is presented in recognition of students who have presented high-quality research papers at the annual meeting, and the Hy-Line International Genetic & Genomics Award ($1,000) that is an award to a maximum of two graduate students whose abstract presentation was given in the area of quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, or genomic genetics. Qianru’s paper was entitled, “L-Tryptophan and phosphate sensing by the chicken extracellular calcium-sensing receptor via potential docking sites to initiate downstream G protein-coupled signaling cascades.”
The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN) was approved in July for a licence under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) authorizing the RCFFN to mill and air-classify grains and oilseeds for human consumption across Canada. SFCR registration will strengthen relationships between UM researchers and industry, and enhance the RCFFN’s mission to advance food quality and human nutrition.
The Faculty received $2,499,565 in Digital Agriculture funding from Western Economic Diversification to advance agricultural research and training capacity for students in collaboration with industry partners. This will be supported through the development and adoption of Digital Smart Farm technology, while maximizing knowledge transfer from academia to industry. This project also has funding from partners with interests in crop and soil management, sustainability and precision agriculture in Western Canada.
Several researchers received funding through the Research Manitoba Grants and Awards program. Quintin Litke, Biosystems Engineering, received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Studentship ($12,000) for “Development of Smart and Biodegradable, Multilayered Food Packaging”. Dr. Xiaopeng Gao, Soil Science, received a New Investigator Award ($50,000) for “Exploring mechanisms controlling spring-thaw nitrous oxide emissions from croplands in Manitoba”.
The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition, alongside the Western Grains Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereals Development Commission, have committed funding to a core breeding agreement with the University of Manitoba. Valued at over $3.5 million over five years, this agreement will ensure the continuation of the successful Fusarium head blight nursery program, along with the winter wheat breeding program. This flagship program has been led by Anita Brûlé-Babel, Plant Science, who is passing the baton to Curt McCartney.
The Faculty received support of $500,000 each from both Manitoba Crop Alliance and Manitoba Canola Growers Association in support of the new Prairie Crops and Soil Research Facility. Read more about their generous contributions.
The Department of Soil Science welcomes new faculty member Dr. Nasem Badreldin as Assistant Professor effective September 1, 2020. Nasem holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Agricultural Sciences from Suez Canal University in Egypt, a Masters in Physical Land Resources from Ghent University in Belgium, and a DSc in Geography from Ghent University. He was a Modeling Analyst for the Government of Saskatchewan, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, before joining the department as an academic member. He will be teaching soil science courses, and will develop a research program on the spatiotemporal cumulative impacts of different agricultural management practices and climate change on canola crop production in western Canada.
Dr. Harsha Blumer joined the Dean’s Office in late July for a six-month term to assist academics with research grant facilitation, including the review of internal and Tri-Council grants. She can be contacted at Harsha [dot] Blumer [at] umanitoba [dot] ca. Dr. Chantal Bassett is working on a reduced appointment and will continue to be available for work on broader Faculty research initiatives.
The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre has welcomed Kate Cummings as Discovery Centre Coordinator. Kate graduated from McGill with a degree in agriculture and environmental science and is completing a degree in human nutritional sciences at UM. She previously worked as the beef production specialist for Manitoba Beef Producers. Contact Kate at 204-883-2524 or kate [dot] cummings [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.
The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals welcomes Jasmine Arnold as an Office Assistant. She will be responsible for all front desk inquiries, and can be reached at at jasmine [dot] arnold [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or rcffn [at] umanitoba [dot] ca. Her office phone number is 204-474-9989.
The Department of Animal Science is pleased to announce that Marcy Lokwani has joined the department as an Office Assistant. Marcy has been working temporarily with the Animal Science office team since December, 2020 and they are thrilled to have her now on a permanent basis. She can be reached at marcy [dot] lokwani [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-474-6125
Administrative changes: With Annemieke Farenhorst moving to the role of Associate Vice-President (Research) on July 1, the Dean’s Office welcomed Nazim Cicek, Biosystems Engineering into the role of Associate Dean (Research). Danny Mann was reappointed to the role of Head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2026, with Jason Morrison as Associate Head (Undergraduate) and Ying Chen as Associate Head (Graduate Program). Mohammed Moghadasian is serving as Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences Acting Head July 1 to December 31, 2021.
Three academics were recommended by the Board of Governors for promotion: Ryan Cardwell, Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, Professor; Chad Lawley, Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, Professor; Christina Lengyel, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, Professor. The Board also approved the appointment of Jordan Bannerman as Instructor II in the Department of Entomology.
Michael Eskin, FHNS, has produced another music video! With the help of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, he has created a video celebrating the discovery of insulin in Canada a century ago that was shown at their virtual annual conference. He was interviewed by Marcy Makusa on CBC (May 8). Professor Oleg Medvedev, Chair of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Limonosov Moscow State University, who has used Michael’s raps with Russian translation at his Nutrition Centre before, used the insulin video in his lecture on hormonal drugs to his medical students. As well, Michael was notified that the Japan Diabetes Society plans to use the song at the Insulin 100 Scientific Symposium in November.
Terry Galloway, professor emeritus in Entomology, provided a workshop on gall insects at Fort Whyte on September 8.
Jim House, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, co-chaired the “Food for Health Workshop” on April 22, 2021. The workshop entitled “Guidance on Highly Processed Foods – Assessing Impacts from Bench to Bedside”, was co-sponsored by the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) and featured prominent speakers from Canada and the United States exploring dietary guidance related to processed foods. Jim was recently elected as a member of the Board of Trustees for IAFNS – a new non-profit organization that brings together scientists from academia, government and industry to explore pre-competitive research needs to advance food safety and nutrition (www.iafns.org). Jim also gave a talk on April 15 on a webinar hosted by Protein Industries Canada and the Food & Bio Cluster Denmark on the topic of “Sustainable Protein Research in Manitoba: Putting the Focus on Quality”. The webinar also featured talks from Avena Foods, Circular Food Technology, and the Danish Technological Institute.
A quick summary of who is on leave at the moment: Gary Johnson (leave ends June 30/22); Kateryn Rochon (returns June 30/22); David Lobb (returns Dec 21/21) and Jim House (returns June 30/22).
IN THE NEWS
Jordan Bannerman, Entomology, was interviewed by CBC Up to Speed (October 1) in the story “Invasion of the lady beetles: How Manitobans can keep the insects from leaving unladylike messes” – read and listen https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ladybugs-manitoba-bugs-jordan-bannerman-1.6197725
Jason Gibbs, Yvonne Lawley, Michael Killewald, Farnaz Kordbacheh, Alejandro Costamagna and Rob Gulden penned the article “Flowering habitat strips” in Better Farming Prairies (October 2021) – https://news.umanitoba.ca/better-farming-prairies-flowering-habitat-strips/
Derek Brewin, Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, was quoted in the article “Avoiding the grain contract blues” in Manitoba Co-operator (September 30) – https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/avoiding-the-grain-contract-blues/
Alumnus and zero tillage pioneer Leonard Rance (AgDip/48) was featured in the story “Steward of the land” by daughter and journalist Laura Rance in the Winnipeg Free Press (September 18) – https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/steward-of-the-land-575341962.html
Alumnus Ryan Boyd (BScAgri/05) was interviewed by BBC (September 16) in the story “Canadian prairie ranchers struggle with drought conditions” – https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-58573877
Alumnus Kristine Tapley (BScAgEcol/12, MSc/16) was featured in Chatelaine (September 16) in the article “Meet 5 Of The Female Farmers Growing Our Food” – https://www.chatelaine.com/living/female-farmers/
Doug Cattani, Plant Science, was quoted in the article “Breeding perennial wheatgrass” in Top Crop Manager (September 10) – https://www.topcropmanager.com/breeding-perennial-wheatgrass/
Rob Currie, Entomology, was interviewed on CTV News (September 8) in the story “The reason for the higher number of wasps in Manitoba this year” – https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/the-reason-for-the-higher-number-of-wasps-in-manitoba-this-year-1.5577233
Joanne Thiessen Martens and Jess Nicksy, Soil Science, had their research work highlighted in the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform newsletter (September 2021) – see Joanne’s conference presentation “Struvite effective fertiliser for alfalfa, Manitoba, Canada” and Jess’ review paper “Recycled P for Canada’s Organic farming” at https://www.phosphorusplatform.eu/scope-in-print/enews/2110-espp-enews-no-58-september-2021
Yvonne Lawley, Plant Science, was quoted in the story “These techniques are helping Prairie farmers grow crops despite drought” on CBC (August 24) – https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/new-farming-techniques-increased-drought-1.6146266
Jitendra Paliwal, Biosystems Engineering, was interviewed in the article “Options for monitoring grain bins” in Country Guide (August 17) – https://www.country-guide.ca/crops/options-for-monitoring-grain-bins/
Rotimi Aluko and Michael Janzen, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, were quoted in the story “Pilot mill gets food-grade green light” in the Manitoba Co-operator (August 16) – https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/farm-it-manitoba/pilot-mill-gets-food-grade-green-light/
Michele Rogalsky, School of Agriculture, was quoted in the article “Facing facts” in Country Guide (August 4) – https://www.country-guide.ca/guide-business/facing-facts/
Pat MacKay, Entomology senior scholar, and Bob Lamb, adjunct professor in Entomology, were quoted in “What’s bugging your garden?” in the Winnipeg Free Press (July 17) – behind paywall at https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/whats-bugging-your-garden-574847812.html (PRO TIP – are you a UM staff/student? Access the Winnipeg Free Press archive using ProQuest and your UMNetID at https://www-proquest-com.uml.idm.oclc.org/publication/44543)
Colin Penner, School of Agriculture, was quoted in the story “Buying out grain contracts? Some considerations to keep in mind” on RealAgriculture (July 21) – read and listen to interview at https://www.realagriculture.com/2021/07/buying-out-your-grain-contracts-some-considerations-to-keep-in-mind/
Miyoung Suh, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, was featured in the story “Feds to spend $4.95M on vertical farming project, research in northern Manitoba” on Global News (July 6) – https://globalnews.ca/news/8003854/federal-funding-vertical-farming-project-research-northern-manitoba/
Martin Scanlon, Dean, was quoted in the article “The unsteady future of food manufacturing in Canada” in the Financial Post (May 10) – https://financialpost.com/news/economy/the-unsteady-future-of-food-manufacturing-in-canada
Ryan Cardwell, Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, was quoted in the article “Early-pandemic calls to localize supply chains unfounded” in the Manitoba Co-operator (May 8) – https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/early-pandemic-calls-to-localize-supply-chains-unfounded/
Mario Tenuta, Soil Science, was quoted in the article “Potato Early Dying a silent yield killer” in the Manitoba Co-operator (April 28) – https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/potato-early-dying-a-silent-yield-killer/
Don Flaten, Soil Science, was interviewed by RealAgriculture (April 27) in “The Agronomists, Ep 24: Deb Campbell and Don Flaten on 4R nutrient strategy” – watch at https://www.realagriculture.com/2021/04/the-agronomists-ep-24-deb-campbell-and-don-flaten-on-4r-nutrient-strategy/.
Mario Tenuta, Soil Science, was interviewed by Farmscape (April 23) for the stories “National Survey Expected to Help Pork Producers Reduce Environmental Footprint” – https://farmscape.ca/f2ShowScript.aspx?i=27532&q=National+Survey+Expected+to+Help+Pork+Producers+Reduce+Environmental+Footprint and “Pork Producers Urged to Join Canadian Pig Production Practices Survey for Improved Economic and Environmental Viability” https://farmscape.ca/f2ShowScript.aspx?i=27526&q=Pork+Producers+Urged+to+Join+Canadian+Pig+Production+Practices+Survey+for+Improved+Economic+and+Environmental+Viability
Kateryn Rochon, Entomology, was featured on Global News (April 28) in the story ” Tick tips with Manitoba entomologist ” – watch it at https://globalnews.ca/video/7816456/tick-tips-with-manitoba-entomologist
Jason Gibbs, Entomology, was interviewed by WDIV TV Detroit (April 22) in the story “The COVID pandemic helped boost Michigan’s honey bee population” – read and watch the story at https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2021/04/22/the-covid-pandemic-helped-boost-michigans-honey-bee-population/
Kateryn Rochon, Entomology, was quoted in “When Human and Animal Collide” in UM Today the Magazine (Spring 2021) – https://news.umanitoba.ca/when-human-and-animal-collide/
Natalie Riediger, Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, wrote the op-ed ” Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy” for Conversation Canada (April 13) – https://theconversation.com/gluten-free-diet-is-expensive-socially-challenging-for-those-with-celiac-disease-and-wheat-allergy-155861
Natalie was also feature in UM ResearchLIFE (Summer 2021) in the article “The not so sweet truth about food politics” – https://news.umanitoba.ca/researchlife-the-not-so-sweet-truth-about-food-politics/
A recently published article co-authored by Annemieke Farenhorst, Soil Science, was chosen as one of the Editor’s Choice papers for 2021 by Canadian Science Publishing (CSP). Editor’s Choice papers highlight articles that are of particularly high caliber and importance and, as such, to maximize awareness and application of the article, it will be made available by CSP to all readers free of charge. The reference to the article is: Dengate, J., Farenhorst, A., Peter, T., & Franz-Odendaal, T. (2021). “Shining Armour”: what Margaret-Ann Armour taught us about equity, diversity, and inclusion and mentorship in the natural sciences. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 99, 692-697. Read more as well at https://news.umanitoba.ca/recent-um-research-findings-suggest-gender-bias-remains-in-nse-professions-across-canada/
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Thiessen Martens, J., Schneider, K., Zvomuya, F., and Entz, M.: Efficacy of struvite as a phosphorus source for alfalfa in organic cropping systems, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8078, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-8078.
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Rajendiran E, Lamarche B, She Y, Ramprasath V, Eck P, Brassard D, Gigleux I, Levy E, Tremblay A, Couture P, House JD, Jones PJH, Desmarchelier C. A combination of single nucleotide polymorphisms is associated with the interindividual variability in the blood lipid response to dietary fatty acid consumption in a randomized clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Apr 19:nqab064. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab064. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33871574.
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