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Lecture: How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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Faculty of Science

Discover Your Future in Science: Upcoming Information Sessions

January 13, 2023 — 
Attention all students: Do you have passion for science but you aren’t sure what you can do with a science degree? If so, consider attending The Discover Your Future in Science series.

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A Cape ground squirrel grooming in Namibia // Photo: Jane Waterman

Squirrel sperm and feet tell a different climate change story

November 28, 2022 — 
Two UM studies found that climate change is altering ground squirrels’ sperm and feet, and this warns of big consequences potentially coming to endangered ecosystems.

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European Robin. Photographer = Wren K. Bell.

Not all wildlife recovered in lockdowns, new research finds

September 22, 2022 — 
British birds reacted differently to COVID-19 lockdowns than did their North American counterparts, new study reports

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‘COVID Time’ is a real thing, and it’s not good

September 21, 2022 — 
During the peak of the pandemic, and mid-lockdown, many people reported they felt their days dragged on, inducing fatigue and making some tasks almost unbearable during 'COVID time'

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Faculty of Science

New graduate scholarship, study space, to honour the late Dr. Dana Schroeder

September 2, 2022 — 
The memory of Associate Professor Dr. Dana Schroeder will be honoured through a new graduate scholarship and a study space in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Schroeder was a respected associate professor in the department of biological sciences, where she worked from 2002 until the time of her passing in September 2020. Dana was a valued colleague, mentor, and friend. She is fondly remembered for her cheerful optimism and kindness to students and colleagues alike.

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

Faculty of Science

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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A reef shark in shallow water

Forbes: Baby Shark Isn’t Fussy About The Temperature Of Its Nursery

May 6, 2022 — 
“We wanted to understand how some sharks use hot, shallow waters as nursery areas for their young, while others do not.”

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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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Faculty of Graduate Studies

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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