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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.

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Faculty of Science News

Meet Dr. Jenna G. Tichon

October 14, 2022 — 
Dr. Jenna Tichon, instructor in the department of statistics offers advice to young women pursuing a career in STEM.

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An illustration in which a man speaks to a group around a fire pit. His voice is represented as a voice bubble made of stars in the sky.

TeachingLIFE News

Learning from the stars, and our backyards

October 14, 2022 — 
Experiential learning is more than career preparation, it’s life preparation

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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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‘COVID Time’ is a real thing, and it’s not good

September 21, 2022 — 
During the peak of the pandemic, and mid-lockdown, many people reported they felt their days dragged on, inducing fatigue and making some tasks almost unbearable during 'COVID time'

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On Sept. 13, 15 students and early career professionals pitched their grand idea with the potential to change the world at the University of Manitoba’s first Falling Walls Lab event.

Research and International News

Introducing the winner of UM’s first Falling Walls Lab

September 15, 2022 — 
Fifteen students and early career professionals pitched their grand idea with the potential to change the world at UM's first Falling Walls Lab event

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Faculty of Science News

The 2022 Undergraduate Science Student 3MT Award Winners

September 12, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Science hosted its annual undergraduate Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held virtually on August 16, 2022. Twenty-two students competed in the 3MT competition, part of the Faculty of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE). The 3MT competition challenges students to communicate their ideas and research discoveries concisely to a non-specialist audience, in three minutes or less.

Faculty of Science News

Science students to compete in Paris – win international biotech grant for zebra mussel control device

September 12, 2022 — 
Once again, the University of Manitoba is amongst some of the world’s leaders in interdisciplinary research and application. UM’s Prairie iGEM Team, a group of undergraduate students led by Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden, are this year’s recipients of the Impact Grant from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation.

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Faculty of Science News

New graduate scholarship, study space, to honour the late Dr. Dana Schroeder

September 2, 2022 — 
The memory of Associate Professor Dr. Dana Schroeder will be honoured through a new graduate scholarship and a study space in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Schroeder was a respected associate professor in the department of biological sciences, where she worked from 2002 until the time of her passing in September 2020. Dana was a valued colleague, mentor, and friend. She is fondly remembered for her cheerful optimism and kindness to students and colleagues alike.

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2022 Schulich Leaders

Students News

Schulich Scholarship recipients ready to change the world

September 1, 2022 — 
Two remarkable incoming UM students have been awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships. Rebekah Soneye, a student from Murdoch MacKay Collegiate and Marina Caracas Le-Fort from Nelson McIntyre Collegiate will be bringing their extraordinary talents to UM this fall.

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