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Dr. Zahra Moussavi, named one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women, speaks at the Empowering Women session

Research and International News

Canada Research Chair announcement highlights neurodegenerative dementia research program

November 17, 2022 — 
UM researcher Dr. Zahra Moussavi announced as Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Tier 1.

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Meet Dr. B. Mario Pinto, the new Vice-President (Research and International)

November 16, 2022 — 
Join the conversation December 1 around UM’s new era of research.

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Dr. Digvir Jayas with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General Mary Simon

Celebrated research advocate invested in Order of Canada

October 21, 2022 — 
Dr. Digvir Jayas, who completed his most recent term as Vice-President (Research and International) was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada on October 20, 2022.

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Raccoon in a tree

Systemic racism alters wildlife genetic diversity, UM study reports

October 18, 2022 — 
Racist segregation housing practices in the USA have had a genetic impact on urban wildlife, a new study by University of Manitoba in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports.



Democratizing data: new interactive map empowers Canadians to access immigration data

October 17, 2022 — 
'We’re giving greater access to data, and as a citizenry, we shouldn’t have to sift through tables to find useful data.'


Digvir Jayas

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Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Digvir Jayas

October 11, 2022 — 
This week we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Digvir Jayas as vice-president, following the conclusion of his 13-year tenure as vice-president (research and international) (VPRI), and prior eight-year term as associate vice-president (research).

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

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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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Dr. B. Mario Pinto. Photo by Griffith University.

B. Mario Pinto appointed UM’s new Vice-President (Research and International)

October 3, 2022 — 
Dr. Pinto, renowned as a champion of global connectivity, assumed his position at UM on Oc. 1, 2022

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Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s. (Royal B.C. Museum, Image B-00342, British Columbia Archives)

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Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism

September 26, 2022 — 
Part of the “complex truth” behind reconciliation is understanding that public schooling has also played an important role in settler colonialism in Canada.

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European Robin. Photographer = Wren K. Bell.

Not all wildlife recovered in lockdowns, new research finds

September 22, 2022 — 
British birds reacted differently to COVID-19 lockdowns than did their North American counterparts, new study reports

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