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Photograph of alumna Dr. Forough Khadem with text saying her name and the dates of her birth and death (1981-2020)

CBC: Scholarship created in name of promising U of Manitoba scientist who died in Iran plane crash

January 20, 2020 — 
'As people mourned Friday at a memorial service for one of the victims of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, there was a note of hope with the announcement of a scholarship established in honour of Forough Khadem'

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

We need to modernize how we measure national wealth

January 16, 2020 — 
First, how expansive do we wish to define unpaid work?

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Lotfallah Shafai

CBC: One of Winnipeg’s first Iranians didn’t try to convince people to move here, but they followed him anyway

January 13, 2020 — 
Prof. Lotfollah Shafai is a pioneer — an unintentional one, perhaps — of Winnipeg's Iranian diaspora, which now numbers in the several thousands

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Manitoba Co-operator: On-farm research can best answer producer questions

January 10, 2020 — 
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Michael Sampson examines a papyri in teh University of Michigan's collection // Photo: Monica Tsuneishi

The Guardian: The curious case of the stolen gospel

January 9, 2020 — 
UM classics professor Mike Sampson helped bring this story to light

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White House image from Pixabay.

Why the U.S. is unlikely to go to war with Iran

January 8, 2020 — 
The killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the United States — and Iran’s response — raises many important legal and strategic issues

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CBC: Competing in 2020 Olympics dream come true for Winnipeg martial artist and her coach — who’s also her dad

January 3, 2020 — 
Skylar Park, 20, qualified last month to compete in taekwondo at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg.

CBC: Doctor researching rare genetic disorders 1 of 3 Manitobans inducted into Order of Canada

January 2, 2020 — 
Dr. Rockman-Greenberg's research has involved screening newborns for genetic disorders to detect them before symptoms appear

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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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Top Conversation Canada stories of 2019

December 19, 2019 — 
From sex robots to anti-vaxxers, we’ve gathered the five most read UM Conversation Canada stories in 2019

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