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Dr. Christopher Schneider and Dr. Ayush Kumar

Faculty of Science

Introducing Manitoba’s first Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program

June 24, 2019 — 
Not all poop is the same, at least when it comes to fecal transplants. Typically a topic avoided in polite conversation, Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) is the transfer of one individual’s stool to another

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Kailee Rutherford works in a lab at CancerCare, helping to identify genes that play roles in cancer development

Personally motivated, completely dedicated to the fight

June 5, 2019 — 
At age sixteen, Kailee Rutherford was diagnosed with cancer

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Food Systems Research Group

Second UofM Food Systems Student Symposium set to “Bridge the Gap”

May 16, 2019 — 
Register today for the University-wide Food Systems Student Symposium - F3S - taking place June 26th. 

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Vanier scholars 2019

Six minds that will change our society now call the U of M home

May 16, 2019 — 
U of M students receive prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships to pursue trailblazing research

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Faculty of Science

Don’t miss this year’s Science Rendezvous – a free, family festival on Saturday, May 11

May 7, 2019 — 
From robots to bugs, fossils to outer space, it’s fun for preschoolers, tweens, parents and grandparents alike

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Faculty of Science

Hocus pocus and away we go: Science Rendezvous volunteers make magic (again)

April 1, 2019 — 
The Chemistry Potions Class show and Physics Adventure Show hope to entertain and mystify thousands of attendees

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Food Systems Research Group

FSRG talk – Protecting Canada’s crops using next-generation molecular fungicides

March 19, 2019 — 
March 28 FSRG talk: Mark Belmonte shares cutting edge research on next-generation molecular fungicides

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Front row (l-r): Recipients Aaron Marshall, Michael Czubryt, Roberta Woodgate (CRC), Kellie Thiessen and Elder Katherine Whitecloud (Assembly of First Nations) (back row, l-r): Recipients Frank Schweizer and Brian Mark, MP Terry Duguid, UM VP Research & International Digvir Jayas, and recipients Ian Dixon, Leslie Roos and Benedict Albensi.

Celebrating the achievements of cutting-edge researchers

March 15, 2019 — 
$10.4M in funding for U of M researchers is part of a national investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support researchers studying full spectrum of health issues

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Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan (centre) at U of M Health Sciences campus for announcement of CFI-JELF awards.

Research and International

Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI

March 14, 2019 — 
More than $1.1 million in support of seven U of M research projects in areas such as disease, food processing and supercomputers

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Faculty of Science

ASM: Investigators Figure Out How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

February 23, 2019 — 
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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