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UM part of national study on COVID-19 antibodies in older adults

October 1, 2020 — 
A $4-million investment from Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force will launch a national study to investigate the burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among aging Canadians, a population that has been shown to be at greatest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease. 

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President’s message on Winter Term

September 27, 2020 — 
University of Manitoba’s Winter Term 2021 will be delivered primarily remotely, with the exception of a small number of in-person courses

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First Year Experience leaves UM’s newest students confident, prepared

September 22, 2020 — 
Although COVID-19 has transformed the university experience, students starting their first year at UM this fall are confident and prepared thanks to UM’s First Year Experience: a series of new online initiatives aimed at readying them for university life.

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Fall Convocation 2020 – held virtually October 22

September 18, 2020 — 
As soon as it is safe to do so, we will invite the class of 2020 to have the in-person experience that they have worked so hard for.

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Calm in crisis

September 11, 2020 — 
Dr. Brent Roussin on leading Manitoba’s pandemic response

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UM campus in the fall.

Welcome to the University of Manitoba!

September 8, 2020 — 
Welcome Day message from President Michael Benarroch


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Latest news on COVID-19 campus recovery

August 26, 2020 — 
After a period of reduced activity on campus, UM is working towards a slow, safe and practical return to some activities on our campuses. 

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Socially distant White Coat ceremony 2020

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New medical students receive first white coats in adjusted ceremony

August 18, 2020 — 
First-year medical students from a cross-section of ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds are beginning their journey to becoming doctors when they recite the Physician’s Pledge at this year’s Inaugural Day Exercises and White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne campus. 

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

August 17, 2020 — 
The potential long-term consequences on children from increased parental stress, anxiety and depression are only beginning to be understood.

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UM team and partners are selected as finalist for Food System Vision Prize

August 10, 2020 — 
UM experts bolstered a project that will help to decolonize food systems, and it was selected as a Top 10 Finalist for the Food System Vision Prize.

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