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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

Carl Stone sits outside of Migizii Agamik - Bald Eagle Lodge

Indigenous student advisor one of many giving support during COVID-19 pandemic

April 29, 2020 — 
Carl Stone was recently interviewed on CBC Unreserved, a program highlighting Indigenous community, culture, and conversation

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Hockey in Canada

Is hockey possible this summer, despite COVID-19?

April 28, 2020 — 
A UM infectious disease expert has offered some hope for sports fans, saying that the NHL might be able to return this summer or fall.

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Walking or running past someone will likely not give you COVID-19, say experts

April 28, 2020 — 
Have you ever been out for a walk, encountered others coming in the other direction, and wondered if you should move onto the boulevard to avoid them? It’s not necessary, say some UM COVID-19 experts.

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Woman working on computer

Ways to navigate and lead in uncertain times

April 28, 2020 — 
Virtual Leadership Series shares insight on managing during COVID-19 pandemic 

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earth, seen from space

Op-ed: We should know our limits

April 27, 2020 — 
Vaclav Smil: 'It should not be so hard to admit that, at this point, we do not know much more than we do know.'


The Manitoba Legislative Building in winter. // Image from the Legislative Assembly/Facebook.

Faculty of Arts

CBC: Rowing against the tide of history: Pallister’s pandemic response could do lasting damage to Manitoba economy

April 27, 2020 — 
Wherever and whenever it has been tried, austerity has failed as an economic strategy, say U of M professors

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Resilient researchers continue important UM work from home during COVID-19 crisis

April 24, 2020 — 
Cross-disciplinary initiatives and collaborations in order to find a solution

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Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Take a virtual field trip with the Farm and Food Discovery Centre

April 23, 2020 — 
Hands-on resources about food and nutrition available for home learners

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Canadian money on a table

CERB proves it’s time for basic income, says economist

April 23, 2020 — 
A UM economist says that government assistance for people whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic shows that it may be time for universal basic income.

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Manitoba Legislature

Op-ed: Manitoba government’s austerity during COVID-19 is creating, not solving, problems

April 22, 2020 — 
'The provincial response appears to be moving from lacklustre to straight-up counterproductive' economists argue.

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