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A yellow signs declare a park is closed due to COVID

The Conversation: Reopen recreation spaces after COVID-19 for the good of the public, not the individual

January 8, 2021 — 
Yet the lessons from our first reopening strategies last spring make it clear that we have a number of very important questions arising about leisure, recreation and public space

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Heavy snow blankets the Fort Garry campus causing tree branches to bend and break.

Extreme precipitation events have always occurred, but are they changing?

September 4, 2020 — 
The evidence that human activity has warmed the global climate over the past century is incontrovertible. Individual extreme events are, however, influenced by many other factors.

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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.'

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Dr. Stephane McLachlan.

CBC: Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information

April 13, 2020 — 
Public health video draws from Cree culture to spread advice to people in remote First Nations

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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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The Guardian: Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’

September 23, 2019 — 
The scientist and author on his latest book – an epic, multidisciplinary analysis of growth – and why humanity’s endless expansion must stop

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CCGS Amundsen-Photo University of Lethbridge

Wpg Free Press: Manitoba MP attending Churchill summit to carve out town’s role once railway repaired

June 8, 2018 — 
A team of University of Manitoba scientists are aboard the CCGS Amundsenicebreaker, lead by David Barber, and are scheduled to arrive July 2 at the Port of Churchill.

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Canoes, Colonialism and Reconciliation

June 4, 2018 — 
Please join us on Friday, June 8, for a screening of two films about canoes, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Derrick LaMere and Hillary Beattie. 

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Purple prairie clover is a common forb planted in native grass mixes.

Grasslands on the Manitoba Escarpment: The Prairies in the Rural Municipality of Stanley

April 20, 2018 — 
A book launch will be held on May 12, 2018, from 1-2 p.m. at the Pembina Hills Arts Center in Morden, MB

Carp in Lake Winnipeg may have ingested microplastic particles

Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg

February 16, 2018 — 
'This will be an issue that is around for some time simply due to how long it takes plastics to degrade'

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