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Canada Research Chairs Symposium returns to Bannatyne Campus on April 24

April 10, 2023 — 

Researchers at UM are motivated by the impacts of their work to improve the lives of people here in Manitoba, and around the world. On April 24, 2023, the Vice-President (Research and International) Office will host a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Symposium, open to all. This fourth symposium in the series will feature research themes from across UM Faculties, with presentations by six UM CRCs.

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.

CRCs are frequently recognized for their leadership in wide-ranging fields, such as, early childhood health and nutrition and access to clean and safe drinking water.

“These symposia provide a thought-provoking look into the groundbreaking research taking place every day at UM,” says Mario Pinto, Vice-President (Research and International). “Through dialogue across disciplines and diverse perspectives, we can spark new and exciting collaborations between researchers, students, and the wider community. I hope that everyone will join us in-person or online.”

RSVP by April 20 to join the fourth CRC Symposium
Monday April 24, 2023 at 2pm
Theatre A/Joe Doupe Centre, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Bannatyne Campus
This is a hybrid event, with both in-person and online options to attend. All are welcome.

Presenters at the upcoming April 24 Symposium will include:
Lisa Lix, Tier 1 Chair in Methods for Electronic Health Data Quality, Max Rady College of Medicine (Community Health Sciences)
John Ataguba, Tier 2 Chair in Health Economics, Max Rady College of Medicine (Community Health Sciences)
Nicole Wilson, Tier 2 Chair in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources (Environment & Geography)
Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Tier 1 Chair in Molecular Cardiology, Max Rady College of Medicine (Physiology)
Meghan Azad, Tier 1 Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease, Max Rady College of Medicine (Pediatrics & Child Health)
Kristine Cowley, Tier 2 Chair in Function and Health after Spinal Cord Injury, Max Rady College of Medicine (Physiology & Pathophysiology)

Future CRC Symposia will take place:
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


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