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A boy around 12 years old checks an adult's blood pressure in a classroom setting.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady students showcase health careers to youth through CanU

February 20, 2024 — 
A team of volunteer students from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences recently completed a program welcoming over 80 youth from across Winnipeg to explore health-care careers as part of an initiative through CanU, a Winnipeg-based charitable organization.

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In clinical setting, user is sitting on a bed with legs extended and one hand in frame. An avatar sits on a bed across from the user. Text in two boxes on screen reads: "Standard mode. Leg tracking. Slide forward/back. Current Exercise. Pump ankles. Rep# 1."

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

The Winnipeg Foundation Innovation Fund supports cutting-edge projects

February 1, 2024 — 
Three interdisciplinary teams from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have received $100,000 grants from The Winnipeg Foundation Innovation Fund to pursue leading-edge research in the areas of heart disease, phantom limb pain and Huntington’s disease.

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Sandra Webber leans over a pickleball net, holding a racquet.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Measuring Pickle Power

January 29, 2024 — 
Sandra Webber [BMRPT/90, M.Sc./96, PhD/10], a lifelong sports enthusiast, started playing the burgeoning sport of pickleball about five years ago. Now she’s on the court three or four times per week.

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Christina Keeper crouching in front of a hockey net.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Inspiring Indigenous Youth

January 8, 2024 — 
Alum Christina Keeper talks about her "dream job" delivering physiotherapy to schoolchildren in seven First Nations communities.

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Rady Faculty logo with snow and tree branch border

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Holiday messages from Rady Faculty deans

December 21, 2023 — 
I want to wish everyone in the Faculty of Health Sciences community a joyous and restful holiday season. We're in a transformational period in the faculty as we work together with the province to address workforce shortages and begin a generational expansion of our programs.

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students are listening to a women speaking at the biochemistry and medical genetics information booth

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Open house an interactive way to explore health sciences graduate studies

December 11, 2023 — 
Close to 100 undergraduate students participated in the annual Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Studies Open House to watch presentations and speak with current graduate students and faculty members in 12 different graduate studies programs in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

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A young woman sits on a large red ball, holding a tissue box and a paper towel roll.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Physical therapy student promotes movement with household items

December 6, 2023 — 
Second-year UM physical therapy student Amanda Shiplack believes that exercise should be seen as fun, rather than a chore. That’s the approach she used when creating a one-day event for people with cognitive and physical challenges at a local geriatric day hospital earlier this year.

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A nursing student wears a virtual reality headset and holds virtual reality hand controllers.

Exploring virtual reality in teaching and learning

December 5, 2023 — 
One of the newer opportunities in simulation education is virtual reality, which provides opportunities to teach things like prioritization, problem solving, and clinical decision-making skills.

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A collage of the portraits of each of the prize winners.

Six grad students receive Rady Faculty Dean’s Prize

December 5, 2023 — 
The 2023 Dean of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Student Achievement Prize was awarded to six distinguished learners.

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Researcher works with equipment

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Launches Indigenous Graduate Fellowship

December 4, 2023 — 
New initiative emphasizes the importance of Indigenous perspectives in health research and seeks to create a more inclusive learning environment.

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