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Aurora borealis.

UM scientists partner with Indigenous team to salvage valuable research

September 28, 2020 — 
Because of COVID-19, UM researchers working on projects in the coastal regions around James Bay have been unable to access some equipment and gather data. Fortunately, they were able to coordinate with Indigenous environmental technicians to collect biological samples so that the data record could be preserved.

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Distinguished Professor Aniruddha Gole [MSc/80, PhD/82], recipient of the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award

Research and International

Rh Awards Recognize UM Research Excellence

September 8, 2020 — 
Tune in on Sept. 22, 7 pm on the UM YouTube channel to view the Rh Awards Celebration, and hear a bit about each recipient’s research from them, personally.

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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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University of Manitoba Administration Building

Acting deans and director announced across campus

August 24, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following acting dean appointments.

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The Wallace Building, which houses the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.

Stephan Pflugmacher Lima has been named new dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

August 17, 2020 — 
Dr. Stephan Pflugmacher Lima, an inspiring leader committed to innovation and global collaboration, has been named Dean of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources effective September 1, 2020.


Claire Herbert, field program manager for the Manitoba Great Lakes Project at CEOS at the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program funding announcement

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

CEOS and MMF collaborate on community-based water monitoring

August 8, 2020 — 
The projects will address key water quality issues in the Lake Winnipeg Basin, including addressing algae growth, enhancing collaboration throughout the Basin, and engaging Indigenous peoples in freshwater management.

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Rick Baydack

Rick Baydack receives Excellence in Wildlife Education Award

July 28, 2020 — 
40 years of taking students into the field to get their feet wet and their hands dirty


Beluga whales are being affected by climate change

CBC: ‘Everything is connected’: Aklavik’s beluga whale harvest challenged on multiple fronts

July 24, 2020 — 
A recent study out of the University of Manitoba documents what's behind the decline of the Aklavik beluga whale hunt.

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Rendering of the Churchill Marine Observatory

Churchill Marine Observatory nearing completion

July 14, 2020 — 
Stories in media this week noted that the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO) is nearing completion.

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Seniors walking at university

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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