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COVID-19 News Archive


UM students get more affordable rates on Mobile Internet plans

August 31, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba and BellMTS are pleased to be able to provide UM students with more affordable access to technology. 

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Two people wearing masks are approaching an entrance to Bannatyne campus.

Latest news on COVID-19 campus recovery

August 26, 2020 — 
After a period of reduced activity on campus, UM is working towards a slow, safe and practical return to some activities on our campuses. 

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

International study to look at effects of COVID-19 pandemic on pregnancy

August 25, 2020 — 
Two research scientists from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are part of a major international study designed to determine the effects a pandemic has on pregnant mothers and infants.

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Masks now required at UM

August 24, 2020 — 
All UM faculty, staff and students—as well as visitors, contractors and vendors— will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor common or shared spaces on campus. Masks are also required where social distancing cannot be maintained in any campus setting. This takes effect Aug. 24 on the Bannatyne campus, and on Sept. 1, 2020 for all UM campuses..

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Contactless material pickup with library hold lockers

August 24, 2020 — 
UM Libraries is implementing material pickup at two hold lockers: Elizabeth Dafoe Library for the Fort Garry campus and the Neil John Maclean Health Science Library for the Bannatyne campus.

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Student parking permits on sale Aug. 25

August 21, 2020 — 
Commuter, residence and flexible options available

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PIKE_Net interns Nichol Marsch, Jordan Gelowitz and Zoe Quill.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

PIKE-Net interns adapt to at-home research

August 21, 2020 — 
Student interns in Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network (PIKE-Net) this summer, had a slightly different experience than they would have had any other year, due to the office closures and social distancing measures that came with the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

August 17, 2020 — 
The potential long-term consequences on children from increased parental stress, anxiety and depression are only beginning to be understood.

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Libraries open study spaces for students

August 13, 2020 — 
Beginning August 17, students who have classes on campus may find quiet study space in the Libraries from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

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A drawing of planet Earth in space, with spikes emanating from the planet so that it resembles the coronavirus.

No ‘back to normal’ after COVID-19

August 12, 2020 — 
COVID-19 has placed a spotlight on the inequities of Canada’s current “curative” health-care system and the problems associated with viewing health policy in isolation from social factors.

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