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Cheer on the Undergraduate Science 3MT competitors!

August 10, 2020 — 
Over forty undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Science are participating in the first (virtual) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Science Undergraduate Student Competition, August 11th, & 12th, 2020. A new initiative, part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. Three Minute Thesis challenges students to communicate their ideas and research discoveries concisely to a non-specialist audience, in three minutes or less. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel.

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Why do wildlife matter?

June 11, 2020 — 
A UM environmental science student decided to turn her Honours thesis into a short film with an original soundtrack. The project went so well that she is now continuing it within her Master’s thesis.

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Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship Small Business Award Competition

June 2, 2020 — 
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) hosted a new competition for University of Manitoba students asking them to nominate their favourite Manitoba small business.

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Tick that could transmit Lyme disease

Lyme disease caused heart failure in Manitoba man

May 25, 2020 — 
An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) advises physicians and emergency room personnel to consider Lyme disease as a possible diagnosis when a patient presents with heart palpitations and shortness of breath.

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Two geese walk on the snow while roaming the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus.

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Reduced human activity leaves room for urban wildlife

April 21, 2020 — 
As humans limit their activity and spend more time indoors, urban animals are suddenly faced with a new, emptier environment to navigate. While the ecological urban landscape changes, some species will thrive while others might struggle.   

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Op-ed: Manitoba must boost testing capacity

April 3, 2020 — 
'Manitoba has largely limited testing to those who’ve travelled, been in contact with someone who has travelled or already been diagnosed with COVID-19, and health-care workers'

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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 — 
A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19

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Polar bears in the Western Hudson Bay area lounging on rocks

Climate change threatens iconic relationship

February 27, 2020 — 
National Polar Bear Day a somber affair this year

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Raccoon in a tree

Cities negatively altering mammal evolution

February 5, 2020 — 
UM research finds that cities may be lowering mammals’ ability to evolve in response to changing environments

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Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

January 10, 2020 — 
The anniversary festivities start on Thursday, Jan. 16

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