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Rendering of Prairie Crops and Soils Research Facility.

Donor Relations News

New prairie crops and soils research facility set to shape the global agri-food sector

July 5, 2022 — 
New UM research facility will not only change the landscape of agriculture but drive meaningful student experiences as well.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

Sustainability News

Where have you bin? UM introduces new hallway waste infrastructure

July 4, 2022 — 
UM is excited to announce the introduction of new hallway waste bin infrastructure in 10 buildings at the Fort Garry Campus. The arrival of these bins is one part of a multi-phase plan to introduce new three and four-stream waste infrastructure in hallways across all buildings at the University. The initial phase included the addition of 25 new bins added to the hallways at the Bannatyne campus.

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Eastern Transportation Corridor seating area

Sustainability News

New multi-use path at Fort Garry ready for a ride or walk

June 20, 2022 — 
On your next lunch hour, be sure to visit the new Eastern Transportation Corridor (ETC) multi-use path. The corridor runs along the eastern edge of the Fort Garry campus, adjacent to the Point Lands, including Freedman Crescent, Saunderson Street and Dysart Road

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Electric vehicle parked and charging in B lot.

Sustainability News

Ready, set, (EV) charge!

June 9, 2022 — 
University of Manitoba (UM) community members who drive electric vehicles now have more charging options on campus.

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Two people cycling past the Administrative Building on a sunny day.

Sustainability News

Bike to Work Day and Commuter Challenge are back and better than ever!

June 3, 2022 — 
Bike to Work Day makes a triumphant return on Monday, June 6. Stop by UM pit stops for fun, snacks and prizes. Ready to save even more money on gas? Register for the Commuter Challenge, June 5-11.

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Trees in Fall colours along Curry Place walkway.

Sustainability News

Jane’s Walk: Our Urban Forest

May 5, 2022 — 
Take a stroll with guide, Kevin Handkamer, UM campus planner, and learn about our oldest trees, our expanding arboretum, and some of the history, challenges and future opportunities for urban forestry on campus.

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Fort Garry campus, looking along the pedway with Engineering and Admin buildings in sight.

Sustainability News

Assessing UM Literacy and Culture of Sustainability: Survey Results

May 5, 2022 — 
Open to all UM students, staff and faculty, the survey assessed the knowledge of the UM community regarding both general sustainability awareness and UM-specific initiatives and information. It aims to provide baseline data on the UM community and act as a guide for future sustainable education efforts on our campuses.

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Screenshot of UM Sort online game

Sustainability News

UM Waste Reduction: Recap as we return to campus

April 26, 2022 — 
By limiting waste and changing our habits, we can reduce our environmental impact by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) being produced by the University. We've provided a recap of all the exciting initiatives at UM that focus on waste reduction, education and engagement to help us all lessen our impact.

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succulents in white pots on a table

Sustainability News

Let’s Pot a Plant and Talk About Climate Anxiety

April 19, 2022 — 
This year, to celebrate Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability is hosting an eco-anxiety wellness event on April 22.

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UM campus members walking to catch a bus at Fort Garry.

Sustainability News

Join researcher panel on sustainable, equitable transportation

April 4, 2022 — 
UM community members are invited to attend the Sustainable and Equitable Transportation Researcher Panel, April 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. on Teams. Hear from renowned researchers who are addressing past challenges and exciting opportunities for transportation in our community.

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