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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 20, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Science would like to encourage everyone to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.

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Faculty of Science

Muscle protein uncovers evolutionary origins of diving in the world’s smallest mammals

June 20, 2021 — 
UM Biologist Kevin Campbell and colleagues on an international research team studied the DNA of these mammals and using genetic sequencing methods, mapped the evolution of a single protein, called myoglobin, that stores oxygen in muscles.  

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University sign Fort Garry campus

Research funding supports BIG ideas

June 15, 2021 — 
Dozens of research projects have received over $6.5 million in funding to support research excellence in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering fields

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Planting a tree

UM students plant over 5,000 trees for the Manitoba School Tree Planting Challenge

June 11, 2021 — 
Need an idea for something to do during a lockdown? Plant a tree.

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Dr. Aleeza Gerstein recipient of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Award

May 26, 2021 — 
Congratulations! Dr. Aleeza Gerstein, Assistant Professor (microbiology and statistics) recipient of the 2021 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Program Awards. Dr. Gerstein is one of 19 successful applicants out of a total of 300 who applied to the early career research program, which recognizes exceptional research from across the globe.

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Scrabble tiles spelling out the words: mental health. // Image from Piqsels

Wpg Free Press: U of M study examining effects of robots on human mental health

May 20, 2021 — 
A 10-week study from the University of Manitoba’s human computer interactions lab will look at the impact of a social robot on a person’s mental health

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Research and International

Meet Ken Jeffries, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

May 17, 2021 — 
Ken Jeffries’ research seeks to help protect aquatic systems so that future generations can benefit from the abundant aquatic resources in Canada.

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Research and International

Meet Noman Mohammed, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Applied Sciences category

May 17, 2021 — 
Noman Mohammed uses sophisticated computational tools to address data privacy and security issues for emerging technologies.

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Joan Durrant

Best of the best recognized with Rh Awards

May 14, 2021 — 
2020 Rh Awards recognize excellence in research, scholarly activities and creative endeavours

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Manitoba Legislature

Inspiring individuals from UM named to Order of Manitoba

May 12, 2021 — 
Their contributions encompass a broad range of endeavours and accomplishments

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