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COVID-19 News Archive

Student in mask on University of Manitoba campus.

Latest COVID-19 Recovery updates

April 21, 2021 — 
As of April 21


COVID-19 vaccine vials, syringes and a blue mask on a green table.

President’s message on COVID-19 vaccinations

April 16, 2021 — 
'The vaccine gives us great hope that we will be able to get to the other side of this pandemic and resume the in-person engagement we all miss so dearly'

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Head of Ongomiizwin Melanie MacKinnon


Head of Ongomiizwin’s community connections helps guide COVID-19 First Nations response work

April 16, 2021 — 
Melanie MacKinnon has been working tirelessly to advocate on the COVID-19 Pandemic Response team for First Nations communities in Manitoba

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Dr. Prabhat Jha stands in front of a colourful wall decoration.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Global health citizen

April 14, 2021 — 
As a renowned epidemiologist, Prabhat Jha [MD/88] leads massive research studies around the world, including projects in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India.

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A child wears a face mask.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Children less infectious than adults infected with COVID-19

April 9, 2021 — 
Children may not be as infectious in spreading COVID-19 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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UM staff at the Awards of Excellence celebration.

Human Resources

Recognize outstanding COVID-19 response by nominating support staff for the 2021 Awards of Excellence

April 5, 2021 — 
Support staff employees to be honoured with these awards will demonstrated extraordinary efforts to maintain critical operations, to assist faculty and students in transitioning to online classes, to support critical research or facilitate the shut-down and restart of research activities, and to ensure the safety and well-being of others—all accomplished with emphasis on effectively supporting the academic mission of UM during the pandemic.

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Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. // Canva

COVID-19’s parallel pandemic: Why we need a mental health ‘vaccine’

March 23, 2021 — 
The pandemic’s impact on mental health throughout our society will likely outlive COVID-19

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Alumna Helen Clark

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Emergency Liaison

March 23, 2021 — 
In January 2020, Helen Clark  was about to travel to New York as part of an international initiative to improve Winnipeg’s 911 system when she heard about a virus in China that would dominate her work for the year ahead.

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Now you can recycle masks and other personal protective equipment

March 23, 2021 — 
New PPD recycling bins to discard disposable masks and other disposable PPE items that cannot or should not be worn anymore

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Dr. Deanna Santer, wearing a white lab coat and a surgical mask, sits in front of a microscope.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM immunologist applies interferon expertise to COVID-19

March 22, 2021 — 
New UM faculty member Dr. Deanna Santer is analyzing blood from COVID-19 patients who were treated with synthetic interferon lambda in a Toronto clinical trial.

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