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Earth Day 2020 News Archive

A tree blooms in front of Engineering

A message from the President on Earth Day

April 22, 2020 — 
This Earth Day, let’s reflect on the progress we have led as an institution and on how we can continue to work together to create a healthier, greener home for all of us.

Two geese walk on the snow while roaming the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.

Faculty of Science

Reduced human activity leaves room for urban wildlife

April 21, 2020 — 
As humans limit their activity and spend more time indoors, urban animals are suddenly faced with a new, emptier environment to navigate. While the ecological urban landscape changes, some species will thrive while others might struggle.   

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Polarbear mom and cub visit Polarstern. December 10, 2019

Living in the High Arctic, UM researcher didn’t know COVID’s scope

April 20, 2020 — 
Coming back from a world of complete darkness into a world fighting a pandemic.

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Trees in a forest with sunlight shining through

Office of Sustainability

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Online

April 17, 2020 — 
On April 22, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Although we cannot celebrate together in person, there are still a variety of ways to celebrate at home alongside the Office of Sustainability and others around the world.

Office of Sustainability

Working and studying at home green tips

March 31, 2020 — 
Here are some simple sustainable tips to help you conserve energy, save money, and be more productive while you're at home!

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PhD candidate Lisa Matthew excites students with parallels between her research methods and video games

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

How video games help teach Arctic climate science

March 12, 2020 — 
More than 150 middle-and-high school learners met with climate researchers on March 5 for Arctic Science Day. Students learned how new knowledge is developed from working in harsh Arctic conditions, and how the learning process can be a lot like playing video games.

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Winning team of Invent for the Planet including the event judges

Office of Sustainability

University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

February 19, 2020 — 
Team "HUB-It", winners of the Invent for the Planet idea and design competition, took home the grand prize of $1,000, three months of mentorship at the North Forge Technology Exchange and the chance to continue to the final round in the international competition in Texas on March 31 – April 2. 

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Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives the 2020 Mohn Prize - Photo: Alberto Grohovaz / Arctic Frontiers 2020.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

CEOS chair receives prize for Arctic climate research

January 30, 2020 — 
The prize aims to put relevant issues for future Arctic development onto the national and international agenda

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Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg meets with Dr. Julienne Stroeve, Senior Canada-150 Research Chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)

A year of resistance: How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

December 20, 2019 — 
Greta Thunberg made history again this month when she was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

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