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Royal Society of Canada

Highest honour for three UM professors

September 7, 2021 — 
Michael Eskin and Evelyn Forget are the newest UM Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, and Meghan Azad is a newest UM Member

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A photo of one of the original buildings on the Bannatyne campus.

Virgin Radio Winnipeg: The group of Manitoba students hoping to bring Christmas meals to ICU staff

December 11, 2020 — 
Students at the University of Manitoba have teamed up with a local business to help spread some holiday cheer to those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Seniors walking at university

Prof honoured for improving lives of older Canadians

October 23, 2020 — 
Dr. Verena Menec has been named a Distinguished Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

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Tracie Afifi

Research and International

Protecting children from maltreatment

July 22, 2020 — 
Professor Tracie Afifi, a world-renowned expert in child maltreatment and mental health, has been awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Childhood Adversity and Resilience.

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Playground Swings

Research and International

The Measure of Maltreatment

July 13, 2020 — 
For nearly two decades, Dr. Tracie Afifi has studied the ways in which adults abuse children, the harms that can result, and what can be done to keep kids safe.

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UM's 2020 Vanier Scholars from left to right: Javad Alizadeh, Ashley Hayward, Belal Zia, Rachel Nickel, Sarah Turner.

Five Vanier Scholars will call UM home in 2020

June 19, 2020 — 
Considered to be the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, these $150,000 awards will help recruit and keep top doctoral students from across the country and around the world

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Dr. Verena Menec, Dr. Harvey Chochinov, and former MP Joy Smith

Aging adults’ experience during COVID-19

April 22, 2020 — 
This collaborative research project will examine the experiences of older adults during the coronavirus pandemic, exploring how they cope, the impacts on their physical and mental health, and changes to how they access health-care services.

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Businesses should continue to follow public health orders, says UM population health expert

April 14, 2020 — 
Dr. Joss Reimer, Manitoba's medical officer of health and director of undergraduate medical education in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba, believes that re-opening the province for business following the peak of COVID-19 will be challenging.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

The science behind the social determinants of health

March 10, 2020 — 
Dr. Sharon Bruce, new head of community health sciences (CHS) in the Max Rady College of Medicine, is taking the lead of a growing and changing department situated within an evolving discipline.

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Michelle Driedger (community health sciences) with research partners at Manitoba Metis Federation, Georgina Liberty, Sheila Carter and Julianne Sanguins.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations.

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