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A collage of historic documents, photos, and maps from the 1880s.

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Taking “Obs”: A history of weather observing at UM

May 1, 2024 — 
Learn about the history and origins of weather observing in Winnipeg from the 19th century with Clayton H. Riddell Faculty researchers, Wayne Chan and John Hanesiak.

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NOAA: ‘Cryptogram’ in a silk dress tells a weather story

December 15, 2023 — 
'Cryptogram' in a silk dress tells a weather story

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Song sheet cover showing title "All trails lead to Winnipeg"


Winnipeg’s forgotten song

November 3, 2023 — 
On the eve of Winnipeg's 150th anniversary, it may come as a surprise to learn that the city has had an official song for close to 100 years.

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Louis Slotin (left) and fellow students, Harvey Cohen (centre) and Charles Alan Ayre (right) in chemistry lab at the University of Manitoba, ca. 1933-34.

Louis Slotin: The life and death of a UM alum at Los Alamos

August 8, 2023 — 
UM chancellor Henry Duckworth, called him "one of the genuine heroes of the Atomic Age"

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CBC: Buried secrets on the University of Manitoba campus

January 4, 2023 — 
A simple stone cairn in front of one of the University of Manitoba's grand buildings, passed daily by thousands of students, contains a little-known secret.


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The ‘Suicide’ Battalion’s Chemist

November 7, 2022 — 
In the Armes Building at UM’s Fort Garry campus hangs a plaque commemorating Henry P. Armes, for whom the building is named.

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Runes from rare Scandinavian book.


Libraries acquires rare medieval Scandinavian book

August 8, 2022 — 
UM Libraries, Archives & Special Collections has recently purchased the first edition of Ole Worm’s 'Runir, seu, Danica literatura antiqvissima' (Runes, or, the ancient literature of the Norse people)

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Lost campus: a virtual tour of forgotten spaces and places at the University of Manitoba

March 18, 2022 — 
Over the years, many spaces and places on campus have come and gone. Some are remembered by past generations of students and staff, but many others now lie beyond living memory. A virtual historical tour has been created for some of UM's sites

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UM Libraries


Increase your research skills with library online workshops

September 27, 2021 — 
From September to December our lineup of workshops will provide you with tools and resources to meet your needs whether you are just beginning  your academic career or you are doing graduate research.

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A survivor who joined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles

January 22, 2021 — 
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember UM alum Hans Wolpe

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