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Holberg Inlet, along the north shore of Vancouver Island, is a rich site for Cretaceous flora.

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New prehistoric plant discovery highlights the unexpected diversity of non-flowering plants

June 13, 2022 — 
The renowned Apple Bay fossil locality of northern Vancouver Island is helping us reimagine seed plant diversity in the Early Cretaceous, the last of three geologic periods comprising the Mesozoic Era

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Apple Bay on Vancouver island

UM researcher and American colleagues discover new genus of plants

April 19, 2022 — 
UM biologist Az Klymiuk along with colleagues Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey of Oregon State University have discovered a new genus of ancient plants that is unlike any other plant on Earth, living or extinct

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Young sturgeon

One fish, two fish, big fish, old fish

April 13, 2022 — 
Gary Anderson is the NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon at the University of Manitoba

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3MT winner looking forward to continuing research in fight against Alzheimer’s

April 8, 2022 — 
Four grad students take home top prizes at UM 3MT final

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Clover in Japan

Cities drive evolution around globe, Science study reports

March 17, 2022 — 
Cities are a powerful force driving the evolution of life across the globe

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2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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The Experimental Lakes Area in Northwestern Ontario, where research on ageing is underway

Not just another fish tale: is there a difference between aging and getting old?

January 14, 2022 — 
Some creatures don’t age in the same way that humans do, implying that getting old does not necessarily lead to declining health

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Arctic water. // Image from Pixabay.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Protecting and preserving the North

January 12, 2022 — 
Grad students represent researchers and scholars at the leading edge of science in the North

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Faculty of Science

Prairie Hub to Power the Bioeconomy with Next-Generation Bio-inspired Technologies

September 27, 2021 — 
BioExM is opening the door to partners from all sectors to work together to fast track innovations in synthetic biology and bioengineering through our integrated Learn, Design, Build and Test model.

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bird in flight

One flew over the cuckoo clock

August 26, 2021 — 
UM team finds way to alter migration timing of birds that may help them adjust to climate change

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