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Major arctic research announcement Monday

July 3, 2015 — 

On Monday, July 6, 2015, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Churchill Mayor Mike Spence, and David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University, will share in the announcement of the largest project awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to Manitoba.

The announcement will take place in Churchill, Manitoba, at 11:00 a.m., at the Churchill Town Centre.

The announcement will be about the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO), the first of its kind in the world, devoted to Arctic marine transportation, where researchers will be studying issues related to oil and gas exploration in the North. The project leader is David Barber, associate dean of research in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment Earth and Resources at the University of Manitoba.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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