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Carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the TRC Bentwood Box is a lasting tribute to all Indian Residential School Survivors. The box travelled with the TRC to all of its official events.

Truth before reconciliation: 8 ways to identify and confront Residential School denialism

August 10, 2021 — 
In its 2015 final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was clear: “Without truth … there can be no genuine reconciliation.”

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Dr. Ryan Zarychanski.

Wpg Free Press: Professor’s clinical trials put Manitoba on map

August 6, 2021 — 
'The University of Manitoba's Dr. Ryan Zarychanski led two of three large trial groups that pooled their data and found out the blood-thinner heparin can safely treat moderately ill COVID-19 patients'

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Screen shot from Bill Gates' video on Vaclav Smil's latest book

Gates Notes: What sweat, wine, and electricity can teach us about humanity

August 3, 2021 — 
Bill Gates gives praise for Vaclav Smil's latest book

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LA Times op-ed: Simone Biles delivered a mental health message much of the world wasn’t ready to hear

July 30, 2021 — 
Rady professor discusses the pursuit of excellence.

Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Should bilingualism change in Canada? The debate over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon

July 26, 2021 — 
'The federal government and all Canadians have an obligation to work towards reconciliation with Indigenous people, and to implement the TRC recommendations'

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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

Wpg Free Press: U of M team to study natural microbes impact on Arctic oil spills

July 23, 2021 — 
'As sea ice declines and shipping and industry increases in the Arctic, University of Manitoba researchers will study whether naturally-existing bacteria in ocean ice and water can degrade petroleum as a response to potential oil spills'

Judy Anderson.

Global News: Winnipeg woman pays $200K to join Virgin Galactic flight to space

July 12, 2021 — 
Judy Anderson, a retired University of Manitoba professor, has been saving for her trip to space since 2010

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CBC: Northern Manitoba First Nation aims to help feed community, fight diabetes with expanded vertical farm project

July 9, 2021 — 
Opaskwayak Cree Nation working with U of M on project using smart technology to help grow veggies year-round

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Beluga whale photo from Unsplash.

CBC: Nunavut PhD student wins award for research that blends Inuit knowledge and western science

July 5, 2021 — 
Enooyaq Sudlovenick, who was raised on Baffin Island, Nunavut, is one of the 2021 recipients of the Weston Family Award in Northern Research

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Wpg Free Press: Winnipeg swimmer dominates 200-metre women’s breaststroke at Olympic trials

June 23, 2021 — 
Bisons' Kelsey Wog heading to the Olympics in Japan

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