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Portrait of Dr. James Blanchard.

UM Faces and Spaces: Dr. James Blanchard

March 1, 2024 — 
How is UM making an impact on Global Public Health? We find out in our monthly UM Faces and Spaces feature, with a profile on James Blanchard, professor of community health sciences at Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, executive director of the Institute for Global Public Health and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health.

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Close up of a letter-board sign with letters spelling ‘Black Lives Matter’ held by a Black man.

Faculty of Arts

‘It’s not just a moment’

January 25, 2024 — 
Warren Clarke tells a story about a moment in early childhood when he excitedly expressed that he wanted to become a bus driver. His dad, who’d come to visit, got visibly upset. As much as he didn’t understand at the time, he says he’s thought through this moment in light of his current position as a professor, and with the knowledge he now has.

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This year, ditch the pressure of perfection and join the Real Me Resolutions campaign

January 2, 2024 — 
It’s that time again—the start of a new year and with it, a flood of advertisements and messaging around “health” in the form of the familiar January refrain that we aren’t enough.

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The Village Lab team

Faculty of Social Work

HIV research that takes a village

November 30, 2023 — 
What kind of impact could HIV doulas have on the health and well-being of someone newly diagnosed with HIV? UM's Village Lab and community partner Ka Ni Kanichihk aim to find out.

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Research and International

UM mental health program for older adults plans for national expansion

September 11, 2023 — 
Dr. Kristin Reynolds, director of the UM Health Information Exchange Lab, has been recognized with a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Aging Prize for her work to expand and evaluate the CONNECT Program.

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WATCH: Take a tour of UM’s futuristic ‘smart suite’

July 6, 2023 — 
Tour the College of Rehabilitation Sciences' recently developed "smart suite."

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Photo of Vice-President (Indigenous) Dr. Catherine Cook. Photo by Thomas Fricke.


Winnipeg Free Press: Catherine Cook wins IPAC Vanier Medal

June 29, 2023 — 
Dr. Catherine Cook speaks to the Winnipeg Free Press about being granted the prestigious 2023 Vanier Medal after 35 years of exceptional service in Indigenous health care and public policy.

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Scrabble tiles spelling out the words: mental health. // Image from Piqsels

CJOB: UM clinical psychologist, assistant professor Joanne Unger

June 28, 2023 — 
UM associate professor and psychologist, Joanne Unger talks to CJOB about giving kids a real mental break over the summer holidays.

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Research and International

Meet Kristin Reynolds, 2022 Rh Award Winner in the Social Sciences category

May 26, 2023 — 
Kristin Reynolds is a 2022 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Social Sciences category.

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Night time overhead view of Winnipeg

Research and International

Historic Perspective of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 25, 2023 — 
During the COVID-19 pandemic community activism helped to shape government responses and vaccine rollouts. A new project led by UM researcher, Dr. Esyllt Jones, will delve into untold stories from marginalized communities before they are lost.

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