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Winnipeg Free Press: UM project hopes to turn fungi, moulds into walls, insulation to address First Nations housing shortage

December 12, 2022 — 
Mercedes Garcia-Holguera walks up the front steps of a white shed in the southwest corner of the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. It’s among many other structures scattered throughout the area, next to a gravel road, with no signs or windows hinting at what might be inside. “Prepare your nose,” she says, opening the door.


Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Top Crop Manager: “Immunizing” canola against blackleg

November 11, 2022 — 
Biological technique developed at UM showed successful control of virulent pathogen in trial.


Canada’s current social assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Better income assistance programs are needed to help people with rising cost of living

October 4, 2022 — 
A more generous income assistance program should also have more frequent regular payments. Expanding the GST credit might be more helpful, but other ways to supplement or replace provincial social assistance programs, such as a guaranteed basic income for working-age Canadians, might provide better support for those in need.

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CBC: Trudeau appoints UM assistant professor to Senate

September 27, 2022 — 
Osler is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba and a former president of the Canadian Medical Association.

‘TeamBIOM_Lab’ Team members from left to right: Leonardo Tellez Gonzalez (MITACS Intern), Dominico IV Obmerga (Undergraduate research assistant), Magdiel Antonio Ramos (MITACS Intern), Mercedes Garcia-Holguera (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture), Jessica Piper (Research Assistant), Vyas Gopal (Undergraduate Research Assistant)

Winnipeg Free Press: U of M lab combines research and art in illuminating exhibition that’s bubbling with creativity

September 22, 2022 — 
'BIOM_Lab is a new research laboratory at the U of M dedicated to exploring the possibilities of biomaterials within design'

Runes from rare Scandinavian book.

Global News: U of M acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

September 9, 2022 — 
'This guy's role in terms of preserving medieval Icelandic literature is incredible and then to produce this kind of scholarly work about it is just amazing'

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, German vice-chancellor Robert Habeck and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a hydrogen energy deal signing ceremony on August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Research and International

New ‘hydrogen alliance’ offers Canada an opportunity to export ammonia to Europe

August 31, 2022 — 
The Hydrogen Alliance proposes a “transatlantic Canada-Germany supply corridor” to start exporting hydrogen by 2025

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Global News: Joint funding improves sports and recreation opportunities in Manitoba

August 18, 2022 — 
Funding will be allocated for the purchase of a new, energy-efficient ice plant for the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Centre, located on the University’s Fort Garry campus in Winnipeg

Runners should have advance knowledge of what to expect in case of race disruption or rerouting prior to setting off on the course. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Lessons from a cancelled marathon: Athletic events, heat and the effects of climate change

August 9, 2022 — 
As record high temperatures continue, investment in emergency preparedness is necessary to ensure communities can stay safe while sharing meaningful experiences together

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CBC: A honey of a problem: Manitoba apiaries work to recover from huge winter losses

August 8, 2022 — 
The 2022 season has been 'been a pretty devastating year for beekeepers' in Manitoba and across Canada, says Jason Gibbs, associate professor of entomology at the University of Manitoba

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