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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

December 1, 2020 — 
The new Wawatay program will see the first cohort of Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term goal of the program is to see Indigenous scientists doing research and working in Manitoba.

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Purple Martins in flight

Light pollution altering avian migration, UM study finds

December 1, 2020 — 
UM study is the first to show that artificial light at night impacts the timing of spring migration

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Order of Canada medals \\ Photo by Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall

Six members of UM community honoured by Governor General

November 27, 2020 — 
Seven Manitobans have been appointed to the Order of Canada, including six members of the UM community.

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student-athletes pictured at the Active Living Centre

Another great year for Bisons in the classroom

November 23, 2020 — 
For the fourth consecutive season, Bisons student-athletes have set a new record at the University of Manitoba for the largest number of U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians

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J1818 is a "baby magnetar" in Sagittarius

UM astronomer and former graduate student take close look at powerful new ‘baby magnetar’ in Sagittarius

November 23, 2020 — 
Astronomers Dr. Samar Safi-Harb of the University of Manitoba and Dr. Harsha Blumer at West Virginia University have published their analysis of a “baby” cosmic object known as a magnetar

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SnuggleBot: a new cuddly companion

November 18, 2020 — 
Introducing the 'Snugglebot' a cuddly robotic companion, that needs your love and attention

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UM Science students win big at Aquahacking Lake Winnipeg Challenge

November 17, 2020 — 
When it comes to innovation and the environment, Meagan Smith and Bentley Turner are going places. The Faculty of Science students won second place and $15,000 in the 2020 Lake Winnipeg Aquahacking Challenge, hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development in partnership with Aqua Forum, a Montreal-based organization.

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Graphic for Virtual Pitch Competition

Asper School of Business

Exploring the Entrepreneurial Spirit – Virtually

November 11, 2020 — 
On October 29, the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) hosted its first virtual business plan pitch competition as part of its core Asper entrepreneurship course ENTR 2030 and the parallel ENTR 2020 course for non-Asper students.

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Jennifer Hensel

UM well represented in CBC list of Future 40

November 9, 2020 — 
The first set of ten CBC Manitoba's Future 40 Awards has been announced, and it includes several from the UM community

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The TALOS electron microscope will enhance COVID-19 research at UM

UM team receives federal funding for targeted COVID-19 research

November 6, 2020 — 
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced close to $28 million in research infrastructure

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