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UM-led research paves way for climate adaptive food systems for Indigenous and marginalized groups

June 21, 2024 — 
A diverse team of researchers spanning six continents and more than ten countries has received funding from the Government of Canada to improve access to culturally significant foods for disadvantaged communities around the world.

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Dr Michael Eskin

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UM food chemist selected for Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

June 19, 2024 — 
Dr. Michael Eskin, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, will be inducted this November.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences News

Winnipeg Free Press: Filling farm fertilizer footprint

June 18, 2024 — 
Filling farm fertilizer footprint

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The smart farm uses LED lights and controls moisture and carbon dioxide to raise different plants all year round. (photo by Glen Ross)

Research and International News

UM Research to improve nutrition in Northern Manitoba receives new federal support

June 14, 2024 — 
More than $4.4 million in project funding was announced today in support of 120 UM research proposals through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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Dr. Timi Ojo

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CBC News: Dr. Timi Ojo, Top 10 Future 40 under 40 Finalist

June 11, 2024 — 
Dr. Timi Ojo was named one of CBC Manitoba's Top 10 Future 40 under 40 — a group of Manitobans giving back to make the province better for future generations.

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UofM Diploma Graduation 2024

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences News

Agricultural and Food Sciences grads celebrate at Spring Convocation 2024

June 6, 2024 — 
The Class of 2024 includes Diploma in Agriculture, Bachelor of Science, MSc/MEng and PhD graduates.

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Group photo of faculty at the 2024 Faculty Recognition Reception

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) News

Recognizing faculty excellence

June 6, 2024 — 
On May 21, over 30 faculty were recognized for exceptional teaching, research and service at a reception held at Marshall McLuhan in UMSU University Centre.

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CBC Calgary: Average Alberta beef farmer making less than $50,000 after costs, says new report

June 5, 2024 — 
Average Alberta beef farmer making less than $50,000 after costs, says new report

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Meet the Agricultural and Food Sciences Class of 2024

June 3, 2024 — 
The UM convocation ceremony celebrating Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences graduates is Thursday, June 6. Meet some of the members of this year’s graduating class.

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences News

Cattle Country: Grazing practices can increase bee abundances- methods for maintaining bee populations

June 1, 2024 — 
Insect populations across the globe are facing steep declines. Habitat loss by conversion of perennial pasture land to annual crop land, pesticides, and climate change have been identified as major drivers of these declines.

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