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Canada Research Chairs Symposium returns March 28

March 13, 2023 — 

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are nationally recognized as leaders and experts in their fields. The wide-ranging impacts of their work include advancements in treating Alzheimer’s disease and ensuring that Indigenous voices were included in the COVID-19 pandemic response . UM has an allocation of 50 CRCs funded by the Government of Canada in the areas of natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.

On March 28 , 2023, the Vice-President (Research and International) Office will host a CRC Symposium at Marshall McLuhan Hall, open to the entire UM community. This third symposium in the series will feature presentations by six CRCs representing the diversity of research across UM Faculties.

“These symposia are presented as an opportunity for the exploration of synergies across fields and disciplines.” says Mario Pinto, Vice-President (Research and International). “Our previous CRC Symposia in February provided a thought-provoking look into groundbreaking research at UM. I hope that all members of our community will engage in-person, or online.”

RSVP by March 24 to join the third CRC Symposium
Tuesday March 28, 2023 at 9am
Marshall McLuhan Hall, Room 204 UMSU University Centre, Fort Garry Campus

This is a hybrid event, with both in-person and online options to attend. All are welcome.

Presenters at the upcoming March 28 Symposium will include:

  • Ties Boerma, Tier 1 Chair in Population and Global Health, Max Rady College of Medicine (Community Health Sciences)
  • Kiera Ladner, Tier 1 Chair in Miyo we’citowin, Indigenous Governance & Digital Sovereignties, Faculty of Arts (Political Studies)
  • Rotimi Aluko, Tier 1 Chair in Bioactive Peptides, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Food and Human Nutritional Sciences)
  • Zahra Moussavi, Tier 1 Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Price Faculty of Engineering (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Terry Klassen, Tier 1 Chair in Clinical Trials, Max Rady College of Medicine, (Pediatrics & Child Health)
  • Galen Wright, Tier 2 Chair in Neurogenomics, Max Rady College of Medicine (Pharmacology & Therapeutics)

Future CRC Symposia will take place:

Monday April 24, 2023 at 2pm – Theatre A/Joe Doupe Centre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Bannatyne Campus
Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 9am – Multi-Purpose Room 2nd Floor, UMSU University Centre, Fort Garry Campus
Monday June 19, 2023 at 2pm – Theatre B&C/Brodie Atrium, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Bannatyne Campus

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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