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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

A conversation with Ărramăt Indigenous leaders and scholars on holistic healing and physical-spiritual relationships with Mother Nature

October 11, 2023 — 
Recently, Ărramăt Pathway 9 facilitated a conversation about “Physical and Spiritual Relationships with Mother Nature in Indigenous holistic healing” at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba.

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Winnipeg Free Press: Hoping to yield rice results

May 16, 2023 — 
An initiative that began last fall has started to grow and might soon see wild rice, a culturally important crop, become a staple on dinner tables.


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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

I will live for both of us: a history of colonialism, uranium mining, and Inuit resistance

January 17, 2023 — 
"I Will Live for Both of Us: A History of Colonialism, Uranium Mining, and Inuit Resistance" discusses political conflicts over proposed uranium mining in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut.

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A Cape ground squirrel grooming in Namibia // Photo: Jane Waterman

Squirrel sperm and feet tell a different climate change story

November 28, 2022 — 
Two UM studies found that climate change is altering ground squirrels’ sperm and feet, and this warns of big consequences potentially coming to endangered ecosystems.

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European Robin. Photographer = Wren K. Bell.

Not all wildlife recovered in lockdowns, new research finds

September 22, 2022 — 
British birds reacted differently to COVID-19 lockdowns than did their North American counterparts, new study reports

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Three Minute Thesis challengers announced – mark your calendars!

February 9, 2022 — 
Come support our graduate students at three exciting heats!

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The endangered chestnut-collared longspur // Photo: Jennie Horvat

Rattle and hum: our regulation of noise pollution needs to change, new study finds

February 9, 2022 — 
Loud, consistent noises are not the problem we once thought

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Op-ed: Reducing traffic means more birds and happier people

September 24, 2021 — 
A guest essay by Nicola Koper and her colleague in the Globe and Mail.


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UM study shows most North American birds impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns

September 23, 2021 — 
Almost all the species they studied (80%) changed their use of human-altered habitats during the pandemic, and all types of birds, from hawks to hummingbirds, were affected.

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Desmond Durell conducting research

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Trifecta of research awards for Riddell Faculty graduate students

June 9, 2021 — 
Six graduate students from the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources have won the trifecta of Tri-Council awards this year, with one CIHR, three SSHRC, and two NSERC awards for their personal research projects.

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