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Reinforcement bars at the W.R. McQuade Structures Lab. // Photo: Mike Latschislaw

Reinforcement bars at the W.R. McQuade Structures Lab. // Photo: Mike Latschislaw

ResearchLIFE – Discovering a better tomorrow

February 2, 2018 — 

Researchers at the U of M are making an impact at home and around the world. A member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, we are shaping our leaders, enhancing our community, and conducting world-class research.

Get an inside look at discoveries happening in the lab and out in the field in the winter issue of ResearchLIFE magazine.

In this issue:

See how Dr. Dagmar Svecova (civil engineering) is solving problems like the rehabilitation of old bridges to handle increased loads and focusing on infrastructure and testing new concepts and materials to solve critical structural problems Dr. Svecova is making structures sounder and safer.

Travel to Ukraine with Dr. Maureen Flaherty (peace and conflict studies) as she partners with Lviv Polytechnic and Academics without Boarders to build bridges between communities. Bringing people together across conflict to explore their common concerns and learn more about themselves and others.

Take some time with Game Changer competition winners Team Hour Off. Learn about their game changing idea to answer the question: “With tech­nology filling all our free time, how can we reclaim boredom as a productive or creative force?”

Explore the power of data to improve healthcare for seniors in Manitoba with nationally recognized expert on elder care Dr. Malcolm Doupe (community health sciences/Manitoba Centre for Health Policy).

Where to get ResearchLIFE

ResearchLIFE magazine is a publication of the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) and publishes twice yearly: summer and winter. Look on campus for the ResearchLIFE bin for your copy or read it online here. To join the mailing list, email

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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