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SSHRC invests in researchers studying issues related to individuals and society

July 7, 2020 — 
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has awarded $91 million in funding to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions, following the 2019-20 Insight Grants competition. Among these are 10 UM researchers who collectively received $1,796,707 in funding.

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Why do wildlife matter?

June 11, 2020 — 
A UM environmental science student decided to turn her Honours thesis into a short film with an original soundtrack. The project went so well that she is now continuing it within her Master’s thesis.

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How to Compost from Home

May 7, 2020 — 
It’s National Compost Week! While we’re spending more time at home, it’s a good time to try backyard composting!

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Polarbear mom and cub visit Polarstern. December 10, 2019

Living in the High Arctic, UM researcher didn’t know COVID’s scope

April 20, 2020 — 
Coming back from a world of complete darkness into a world fighting a pandemic.

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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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Plot of earthquake in Idaho

As if a pandemic wasn’t enough: earthquake hits close to home

April 3, 2020 — 
This week, a significant earthquake occurred relatively close  to Manitoba. In fact, it was one of the closest large earthquakes ever to occur so near to us.

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PhD candidate Lisa Matthew excites students with parallels between her research methods and video games

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

How video games help teach Arctic climate science

March 12, 2020 — 
More than 150 middle-and-high school learners met with climate researchers on March 5 for Arctic Science Day. Students learned how new knowledge is developed from working in harsh Arctic conditions, and how the learning process can be a lot like playing video games.

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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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Winning team of Invent for the Planet including the event judges

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University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

February 19, 2020 — 
Team "HUB-It", winners of the Invent for the Planet idea and design competition, took home the grand prize of $1,000, three months of mentorship at the North Forge Technology Exchange and the chance to continue to the final round in the international competition in Texas on March 31 – April 2. 

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Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (right) with Minister for Research in Denmark Tommy Ahler, looking at a piece of ice from the Glacial period.

Discover: Skip the Gloom and Doom and Get Cracking on Solving Climate Change

February 10, 2020 — 
Discover magazine interviewed professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

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