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Arts to launch research newsletter

September 1, 2016 — 

 The Faculty of Arts will launch a monthly research e-newsletter in the second half of September. The aim of the newsletter is to ensure that the important research being conducted within the Faculty of Arts is discussed, and to further mobilize the knowledge being obtained through the research conducted in the faculty. The faculty hopes to reach an audience of students, alumni, and faculty at other universities who all have interests in the types of research going on in arts at the University of Manitoba.

Elyssa Warkentin works with grant funded projects in arts at a variety of stages.

Elyssa Warkentin works with grant funded projects in arts at a variety of stages.

“I come into contact with many fascinating research programs at the university that many people just aren’t aware of,” says Elyssa Warkentin, research facilitator for the Faculty of Arts. “We hope that with this newsletter, we can share some of the exciting work that is being done by our faculty, and open ourselves to a wider audience.”

The newsletter, called Scisco, from the Latin word sciscere, meaning to question repeatedly or to study closely, will further assist in the knowledge translation and mobilization programs of the tri-council awards held by many faculty members.

“The newsletter will be a great outreach tool for arts,” says Rob Hoppa, associate dean of arts for research. “It will give the public attention to researchers that they want and their work deserves.”

The newsletter also aims to capture the excitement of research in progress by checking in with researchers during their programs. It seeks to reveal the way that the research develops over the course of a grant or research appointment.

In preparation for the launch of the newsletter, the faculty has begun the sign-up process to allow interested members of the public to subscribe to the emails. To sign up for the newsletter, you can visit the sign up form, or for more information email arts [dot] research [at] umanitoba [dot] ca


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