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UM researcher Thilini Dissanayake holds up a canola-based product that could replace plastic.

The end of plastic pollution starts in a field

July 28, 2023 — 
How do we drop our reliance on plastic packaging? The answer just might be found in a field of canola or in a UM lab. 

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Harnessing AI’s creative potential

July 24, 2023 — 
Step into the fascinating world of music composition, where Örjan Sandred, Professor of Composition at Desautels Faculty of Music, is revolutionizing the creative process with the aid of AI.

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WATCH: Take a tour of UM’s futuristic ‘smart suite’

July 6, 2023 — 
Tour the College of Rehabilitation Sciences' recently developed "smart suite."

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Thilini Dissanayake

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

From plastic to protein-based packaging

June 19, 2023 — 
While grocery stores may have in recent years reduced the use of plastic bags, shoppers still often come home with multiple items encased in plastic packaging. It has become such a part of our daily lives that is may seem difficult to imagine how we can escape it.

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Research and International

Building a broken heart: UM researchers to create 3D bio-printed heart muscle

May 2, 2023 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)have been awarded $250,000 over two years to advance cutting-edge three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology to create patient-specific heart models of those living with rare genetic diseases.

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Christine Zhang, the flow cytometry core facility manager.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty invests in research through cutting-edge core platforms, labs

April 24, 2023 — 
Technology helps make dreams a reality.

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Gods in the machine? The rise of artificial intelligence may result in new religions

March 16, 2023 — 
We are about to witness the birth of a new kind of religion. In the next few years, or perhaps even months, we will see the emergence of sects devoted to the worship of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Woman with technology glowing in her head, looking up, with hand on chin.

Extended Education

Pondering the future of AI and Machine Learning

November 29, 2022 — 
“We want our grads to be both skilled and critically reflective.” - Kari Kumar

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