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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Faculty researchers tackle projects thanks to federal funds

September 5, 2023 — 
Researchers in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences received grants worth over $1.1 million in 2023 from the Government of Canada

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From the left, Brenda Greyeyes, Hayden Gilmour and Corey and Colin Pangman holding some of the fruits of their labour. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN.

APTN: University students turn field of weeds into bounty for Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

September 1, 2023 — 
University students turn field of weeds into bounty for Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

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Student walking in front of Brodie Centre, Bannatyne campus

Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Program expansions advancing health and wellness in Manitoba

September 1, 2023 — 
In recent months, UM announced new funding and increased enrolment capacity for a number of programs. Learn about the governance process for academic program expansions and the introduction of new programs.

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CBC News: A centuries-old bean is making a comeback in the form of vegan ice cream

August 25, 2023 — 
The dairy-free alternative BDI sells is brand new. It’s likely the first Canadian ice cream shop to create a lupin-based frozen dessert, tying itself to a blossoming industry.

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Jill Verwey, left, with Rachael Proden, one of four children who are continuing their family’s work in agriculture. | Rosalie I. Tennison photo

The Western Producer: Commitment to ag transfers to next generation

August 23, 2023 — 
Jill was recently awarded the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences’ Certificate of Merit for her contributions to the industry.


UM researcher Thilini Dissanayake holds up a canola-based product that could replace plastic.

BNN Bloomberg: Creating a canola-based plastic alternative

August 16, 2023 — 
Creating a canola-based plastic alternative

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Jason Gibbs curates the the J.B. Wallis/R.E Roughly Museum of Entomology

CTV News: Seeing more wasps? Jason Gibbs, associate professor of Entomology explains why and what to do about them

August 10, 2023 — 
Jason Gibbs, associate professor in Entomology talked to about why we're seeing so many wasps and how to avoid them.

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Clinical trial callout: Participants needed for a wildrice study

August 9, 2023 — 
If you're aged 18-50, healthy and interested in being part of trial studying the impact of wild rice on blood sugar, UM researchers are looking for you.

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Dylan MacKay

Do-it-yourself insulin management tech gets national acceptance

August 9, 2023 — 
Do-it-yourself automated insulin delivery gains approval among healthcare practitioners across the country.

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Dr Warren Blunt

New biosystems engineering professor pursues carbon-neutral bioproducts

August 3, 2023 — 
Dr. Warren Blunt joined the Department of Biosystems Engineering as Assistant Professor in Sustainability Engineering on July 1, 2023.

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