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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

April 16, 2021 — 
Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC).

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Students

Prep in advance & get help fast

April 12, 2021 — 
While online exams are very similar to in-class exams, there are some extra tips and tricks to consider as you navigate digital platforms

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Bisons continue community focus during pause to support United Way

April 8, 2021 — 
The University of Manitoba Athletic Council (UMAC), comprised of Bisons student-athletes, has partnered with United Way Winnipeg to organize WALK with the HERD on Saturday, April 10.

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UM Food Bank alleviates financial stress during pandemic

April 6, 2021 — 
Responding to the unique needs of the pandemic, UM changed the way the food bank supports students. Faculty, staff and retirees have stepped up to support the cause.

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Asper School of Business

President’s Student Leadership Program Second Cohort Celebration

April 1, 2021 — 
On March 20, the second cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP), the James W. Burns Leadership Institute's marquee initiative, gathered in a virtual celebration to mark program graduation and achievements.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Social, not just biological factors, key in increased knee injuries among girls and women

March 26, 2021 — 
A University of Manitoba professor is the co-author of a paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) which argues that the reason women are more prone to sports injuries has more to do with gendered environments than female biology.

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Graphic by artist Gord Hill

Indigenous

Graphic novel aims to educate K-12 learners on residential school history

March 24, 2021 — 
Sean Carleton will collaborate with the Native studies department, NCTR and the University of Manitoba Press to create a graphic novel on residential school history

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Alumni

Nominate a UM grad today

March 18, 2021 — 
Tell us about a UM grad who inspires you by nominating them for a 2021 University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award

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Stephanie Scott stands outside and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is in the background.

Stephanie Scott appointed Executive Director of NCTR

March 10, 2021 — 
Appointment marks the beginning of a critical new phase for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

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Canstar: U of M student to be Daughter of the Vote

March 2, 2021 — 
'International Women’s Day will take on new meaning for a University of Manitoba student who is attending a virtual conference aimed at getting more women interested in politics'

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