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Profile of Margaret Hart.

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Ininiw scholar bringing Indigenous curriculum to occupational therapy

January 27, 2023 — 
Since joining the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences in the role of Ininiw scholar, Margaret Hart has been working toward a complete rebuild of the occupational therapy program to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing.

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Yellow flowers are clustered around an open card that says "hope."

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UM study evaluates Living with Hope class for those who have attempted suicide 

January 25, 2023 — 
A research team at UM is conducting the first study in Canada to assess whether participating in a novel 12-week “psychoeducational skills class” helps to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours in adults who have made a recent suicide attempt.

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Headshot of Dr. Christina Kim.

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Rady women build leadership skills through Martha Donovan funding

January 24, 2023 — 
Six faculty members and students have received support for leadership training as winners of Winnipeg Foundation Martha Donovan Women's Leadership Development Awards.

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Young men exercising in the physical therapy room next to their health care providers.

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College joins WHO network to promote rehab sciences as an essential service

January 23, 2023 — 
The College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences recently joined the World Rehabilitation Alliance (WRA), a global network hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Dr. Anuprita Kanitkar holds a pair of tongs with a sensor attached while looking at a computer game on a monitor.

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Researcher collaborates on developing game-based rehab platform

January 20, 2023 — 
Dr. Anuprita Kanitkar is co-developing a computer game-based rehab platform that helps clients improve their arm or hand function after a stroke or spinal cord injury.

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A pregnant woman holds her hands on her belly.

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Pediatric and pregnancy clinical trials training network to launch

January 19, 2023 — 
A scientist from the University of Manitoba has been awarded a national training network to help prepare the next generation of researchers to run clinical trials in the areas of pregnancy and pediatrics.

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Portrait of Valerie Williams.

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‘Inclusion is a right,’ says leader of Rady Faculty drive for equity, diversity, inclusion

January 12, 2023 — 
Valerie Williams is inspired to do the pivotal work she does in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion because she believes deeply that every person – regardless of their identity – should be treated with dignity.

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3D render of mpox virus.

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Researchers from UM, Central Africa team up to investigate mpox

January 10, 2023 — 
Scientists from the University of Manitoba and the National Biomedical Research Institute in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are joining forces to investigate the recent global spread of mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) and the evolving virus that causes the illness.   

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On-campus exhibit explores healing through art

January 6, 2023 — 
A pop-up exhibit on the Fort Garry campus will display artworks by 32 cancer patients who participated in a novel therapy group at CancerCare Manitoba.  The free exhibit will be on view Jan. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, home of the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Dr. Laura MacDonald writes on a whiteboard.

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Eager to Educate

January 6, 2023 — 
Laura MacDonald [Dip.D.Hyg./81, M.Ed./87, PhD/21] was recently in a videoconference with students from the bachelor of science in dental hygiene program. When the learners finished their presentation, MacDonald, who was working from home, gave them a standing ovation at her dining room table.

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