Big week for research, new CRCs and a new field of study called ‘Genice’
On December 9 the federal government awarded two new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) to University of Manitoba professors, and renewed a third chair. The new CRCs are Kathryn Sibley and Feiyue Wang, and Jason Treberg had his Tier 2 CRC renewed.
And on December 8 the U of M announced a new collaborative research project titled ‘GENICE’. The U of M’s partner in this new $10.7 million-study is the University of Calgary. The study is part of the Genome Canada 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP). The teams will combine their expertise in the areas of genomics, petroleomics and sea-ice physics to investigate the potential for native microbial communities to mitigate oil spills, as warmer temperatures and melting sea ice usher in increasing shipping throughout Arctic waters.