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Canada Research Chairs to Present at Bannatyne Campus on February 27

February 17, 2023 — 

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are nationally recognized as leaders and experts in their fields. The impacts of their ground-breaking work at UM are felt around the world through improving data justice in India and Africa and influencing international childhood health policies. 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 February 27 , 2023, the Vice-President (Research and International) Office will host a CRC Symposium at Bannatyne campus. This second symposium in the series will feature presentations by seven CRCs. Symposia are open to all members of the UM community.

“The inaugural CRC Symposium, held earlier this month, was a thought-provoking beginning for our community to learn and engage in the groundbreaking research at UM,” says Mario Pinto, Vice-President (Research and International). “The full impact of our research can best be realized together, through a diversity of perspectives and disciplines, and these symposia are an opportunity to spark new and exciting collaborations between UM researchers and students and the wider community.”

RSVP by February 23 to join the second CRC Symposium
Monday February 27, 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 February 2 Symposium will include:

  • Tracie Afifi, Tier 1 Chair in Childhood Adversity and Resilience, Max Rady College of Medicine (Community Health Sciences & Psychiatry), director, Childhood Adversity and Resilience Research Team
  • Robert Lorway, Tier 2 Chair in Global Intervention Politics and Social Transformation, Max Rady College of Medicine (Community Health Sciences), associate director, UM Institute for Global Public Health
  • Janilyn Arsenio, Tier 2 Chair in Systems Biology of Chronic Inflammation, Max Rady College of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • Puyan Mojabi, Tier 2 Chair in Electromagnetic Inversion for Characterization and Design, Price Faculty of Engineering (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Annette Desmarais, Tier 2 Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty, Faculty of Arts, (Sociology & Criminology)
  • Zulma Rueda, Tier 2 Chair in Program Sciences & Global Public Health, Max Rady College of Medicine (Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases)
  • Kathryn Sibley, Tier 2 Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine (Community Health Sciences)

Future CRC Symposia will take place:

Tuesday March 28, 2023 at 9am – Marshall McLuhan Hall, UMSU University Centre, Fort Garry Campus
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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