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Nicole Luke

APTN: Inuk architectural grad getting set to redesign the world

May 25, 2021 — 
An Inuk student at the University of Manitoba is getting set to graduate with a masters in architecture and set off to take on her own projects

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Scrabble tiles spelling out the words: mental health. // Image from Piqsels

Wpg Free Press: U of M study examining effects of robots on human mental health

May 20, 2021 — 
A 10-week study from the University of Manitoba’s human computer interactions lab will look at the impact of a social robot on a person’s mental health

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law

Wpg Free Press: Charter challenge from classroom to courtroom

May 17, 2021 — 
UM students argue to alter mandatory minimums on low-income tax offenders


CBC/Free Press: UM celebrates biggest Indigenous graduating class

May 10, 2021 — 
'I'm just so proud of all of us'



CBC: Efforts to get information about vaccines to young adults underway as Manitoba COVID-19 cases surge

May 7, 2021 — 
'Eligibility to get a vaccine has expanded to include many as young as 18, and now some are looking for ways to make sure younger adults are getting the message about the importance of getting vaccinated'


Photo shows yellow taxi lights on roofs of taxis vehicles at night. // Image from Lexi Anderson/Unsplash

How Uber drivers avoided — and contributed to — the fate of taxi drivers

May 7, 2021 — 
Countries around the world are wrestling with whether to classify Uber drivers and other gig economy workers as independent contractors or employees

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Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., during the influenza pandemic of 1918 // Photo: Library of Congress

CBC Ideas: How history forgot a 20th century pandemic

May 5, 2021 — 
History professor Esyllt Jones was featured in the recent episode of CBC Ideas


Anti-poverty protesters march in downtown Winnipeg in 2018. Andrew Tod/Manitoba Federation of Labour, Author provided

Federal budget 2021: More is needed to break the poverty cycle

April 21, 2021 — 
'After birth, adverse childhood experiences — including poverty — can lead to a wide range of challenges later in life'

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A hand inserts a gluten free sign into a loaf of bread. // Image from Shutterstock

Gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging for those with celiac disease and wheat allergy

April 14, 2021 — 
People who have a gluten-related disorder such as the autoimmune condition celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy have no option but to completely exclude gluten in their diet

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People standing together. (Shutterstock)

Why words matter: The negative impacts of racial microaggressions on Indigenous and other racialized people

April 13, 2021 — 
Microaggressions may seem small or 'micro,' but as incessant forms of racism, they can have big impacts on mental health, physical health and social life

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