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UM scientists partner with Indigenous team to salvage valuable research

September 28, 2020 — 
Because of COVID-19, UM researchers working on projects in the coastal regions around James Bay have been unable to access some equipment and gather data. Fortunately, they were able to coordinate with Indigenous environmental technicians to collect biological samples so that the data record could be preserved.

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UM physicists part of international team for historic first

September 24, 2020 — 
UM researchers on an international team of physicists have made the first precise measurement of the weak force between particles in the universe

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UM virtual living library features prominent Indigenous alumni

September 15, 2020 — 
UM is organizing a virtual living library event with influential Indigenous alumni that will allow “readers” to engage and interact with alumni as “living books” and learn from their journeys.

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Nine Order of Manitoba recipients have UM connections

September 10, 2020 — 
Nine UM community members will receive the Order of Manitoba today at an intimate, reduced-capacity investiture ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building.

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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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Beirut blast caused by fertilizer compound once common in Canada

August 13, 2020 — 
Ammonium nitrate, the chemical compound that exploded, killing and maiming many in Beirut recently, was once commonly used in Canada as a versatile fertilizer, says Dr. Mario Tenuta

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UM alumna appointed director of Canadian Museum for Human Rights

August 10, 2020 — 
Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault announced today that Isha Khan is the new director of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

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CBC: Living with face masks–UM expert answers some questions

August 6, 2020 — 
UM's Dr. Anand Kumar helps us know what to do, and not do

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UM pediatric researcher comments on World Breastfeeding Week

August 4, 2020 — 
UM researcher Dr. Meghan Azad is Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM). She was on CTV Winnipeg Morning Live to talk about the importance of breastfeeding.

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CBC: Lack of bees poses big problems

July 30, 2020 — 
Crop yields found to be suffering in wake of decreasing bee populations, UM researcher and others report

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