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Faculty of Science

How Epidemics End

January 20, 2023 — 
How do societies know when an epidemic is over and normal life can resume? What are the criteria and markers of an epidemic’s end, and who has the insight, authority, and credibility to decipher these signs? Join Dr. Erica Charters, professor of the global history of medicine at the University of Oxford for an insightful conversation on how war, disease, and state formation intersect. Erica Charters currently leads a multidisciplinary project on How Epidemics End.

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Faculty of Science

2022 Canadian Gairdner International Award Laureate: UM Alumnus Dr. John Dick

April 6, 2022 — 
Congratulations to the 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate: Dr. John E. Dick, PhD, FRS, FRSC, [BSc. (Hons.)/78, PhD/84], Senior Scientist and Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN; Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, the University of Toronto. The Gairdner Awards recognize some of the world’s most significant biomedical and global health research and discoveries.  This award recognizes Dr. Dick's discovery and characterization of leukemic stem cells, which has provided insights into the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Four reasons you need to watch the 3MT Final

March 30, 2022 — 
Here’s why you should tune in to this dynamic grad student competition

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Toby Le won the 2020 3MT competition

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Introducing the 2022 3MT finalists

March 7, 2022 — 
After three competitive heats, the finalists for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition have been selected

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Two UM researchers inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 13, 2021 — 
Drs. Keith Fowke and Ruth Ann Marie of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have been appointed as Fellows.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Two Rady faculty members honoured for outstanding outreach during COVID pandemic

July 8, 2021 — 
The 2020 winners of the Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Outreach Award have both played a critical role in supporting and improving the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic 

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New project to look at ethics behind epidemiological tools to curb HIV transmissions

May 31, 2021 — 
“Do these new powerful techniques for identifying transmission patterns represent a major breakthrough to effectively tackle HIV epidemics, or do they signify the emergence of a highly intrusive surveillance regime in HIV science?"

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Forbes: Why Early Wins Over Covid-19 Do Not Mean Victory: Canada’s Cautionary Tale

November 5, 2020 — 
Jason Kindrachuk, Canada Research Chair in molecular pathogenesis of emerging & re-emerging viruses, explains

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A treatment for COVID-19 will be found, reassures UM virologist

March 30, 2020 — 
Winnipeg Free Press story notes that Dr. Yao is the lead investigator of a research team at UM studying a potential vaccine for COVID-19, one of six proposals selected by the federal government this month

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How social media is changing research and reactions to coronavirus outbreak

January 30, 2020 — 
Social media platforms have allowed the rapid exchange of information — and sometimes misinformation

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