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Five Asian women in Science profiles.

Faculty of Science

Celebrating the Asian communities at the Faculty of Science

May 24, 2024 — 
The Asian communities at the Faculty of Science include brilliant people from students in labs to instructors passionately teaching in classes, professors conducting ground-breaking research, and support staff who make our departments and the Faculty an extraordinary environment. With May being the Asian Heritage Month, we decided to shine the light on the contributions of the Asian communities at the Faculty and celebrate their presence.

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Dr. Janilyn Arsenio leans against a counter in her lab. Items used for scientific research sit on shelves behind her and on the counter.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researcher discovers sex-related differences of immune T-cells

May 15, 2024 — 
Dr. Janilyn Arsenio’s leading-edge research is trying to understand the differences between male and female immune T-cells, a type of white blood cell that helps the immune system fight germs and protect against disease.

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St. John's College

Kevin Leung reflects on engineering career during Asian Heritage Month

May 14, 2024 — 
The civil engineer worked as part of a diverse workforce at Manitoba Hydro, which took him to different locations all over Manitoba throughout his career. Prior to working at Hydro, Kevin moved to Canada from Hong Kong, where he stayed at St John’s Residence on campus, or as he refers to it, one big family.

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Artist and MFA student Takashi Iwasaki sits cross-legged on the floor surrounded by his art pieces. Photo by Phil Koch.

School of Art

The shape of joy: Asian Heritage Month feature

May 10, 2024 — 
Artist and MFA student Takashi Iwasaki’s work is an antidote to apathy

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An Asian female student studies in a student lounge, with other students meeting behind her.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady grad student profile: Trinh Nguyen-Lu explores stress and coping in newly graduated nurses

May 6, 2024 — 
After graduating from UM with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and working for a few years in emergency rooms and intensive care, Trinh Nguyen-Lu returned to the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences as a clinical instructor in 2017. At the time, she had no plans to become a graduate student, but that changed when she saw that she could make a difference in preparing the next generation of nurses.

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Fourth year Faculty of Arts student Allister De Castro.

Realizing the dream of diversity and belonging: Asian Heritage Month feature

May 3, 2024 — 
For student Allisther De Castro, the deeply personal celebration also means challenging stereotypes and addressing discrimination

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116 Sherbrook Street by Real Fresh Canvas Co (Trevor Peters & Annaliza Toledo) with Hee-Jung Serenity Joo.

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month at UM

April 22, 2024 — 
Honouring the diversity and richness of Asian cultures; advocating for equity and anti-oppression

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