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‘COVID Time’ is a real thing, and it’s not good

September 21, 2022 — 
During the peak of the pandemic, and mid-lockdown, many people reported they felt their days dragged on, inducing fatigue and making some tasks almost unbearable during 'COVID time'

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On Sept. 13, 15 students and early career professionals pitched their grand idea with the potential to change the world at the University of Manitoba’s first Falling Walls Lab event.

Research and International

Introducing the winner of UM’s first Falling Walls Lab

September 15, 2022 — 
Fifteen students and early career professionals pitched their grand idea with the potential to change the world at UM's first Falling Walls Lab event

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Faculty of Science

Science students to compete in Paris – win international biotech grant for zebra mussel control device

September 12, 2022 — 
Once again, the University of Manitoba is amongst some of the world’s leaders in interdisciplinary research and application. UM’s Prairie iGEM Team, a group of undergraduate students led by Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden, are this year’s recipients of the Impact Grant from the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation.

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Faculty of Science

New graduate scholarship, study space, to honour the late Dr. Dana Schroeder

September 2, 2022 — 
The memory of Associate Professor Dr. Dana Schroeder will be honoured through a new graduate scholarship and a study space in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Schroeder was a respected associate professor in the department of biological sciences, where she worked from 2002 until the time of her passing in September 2020. Dana was a valued colleague, mentor, and friend. She is fondly remembered for her cheerful optimism and kindness to students and colleagues alike.

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New UM Orientation event for all students: Ready to Roam!

July 28, 2022 — 
Check out some new and exciting events to welcome all UM students to Fort Garry campus

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Faculty of Science

Buller Greenhouse – Plant Sale!

July 11, 2022 — 
The on-campus oasis known as the Buller Greenhouse is having its annual plant sale! Stop by and enjoy the greenhouse while picking up a new plant for your home office or for your deck outside. Proceeds go to support the Buller Greenhouse.

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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, invests 10 Officers (O.C.) and 13 Members (C.M.). into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on 6 May 2022. The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. Appointments are made for sustained achievement at three levels: Companion, Officer and Member. Officers and Members may be elevated within the Order in recognition of further achievements, based on continued exceptional or extraordinary service to Canada. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Mathieu St-Amour, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10 Members of UM community appointed to the Order of Canada

July 5, 2022 — 
On June 30, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 85 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new list includes 10 individuals from the UM community, including alumni, faculty and friends.

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Researchers pinpoint location of extremely energetic particles in a ‘Space Manatee’

July 4, 2022 — 
An international team led by UM has identified where powerful and highly energetic x-rays are being shot out into space from inside a region in space shaped like a giant aquatic mammal called a 'Manatee'

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2022 Student Affairs Participation Award Recipient Zoe Quill

Science student Zoe Quill receives 2022 Student Affairs Participation Award

June 23, 2022 — 
The award aims to recognize a student who has maintained high academic achievement while making a significant voluntary contribution to UM and/or the broader community

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James Peebles


Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Dr. James Peebles to speak at the Fort Garry Hotel

June 15, 2022 — 
Profoundly influential and world-renowned astrophysicist returning to Winnipeg in July


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