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Honouring First Nations, Métis and Inuit graduates

May 3, 2021 — 
Indigenous campus community celebrated graduates virtually on May 8

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Research and International

On the wing

March 1, 2021 — 
How birds changed their migrations during lockdowns

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Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt

Bowl of soup leads student to win academic award

June 9, 2020 — 
Grad student now works in southern Bolivia studying how small-scale farmers are restoring the use of traditional seeds

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Northern Saw-whet Owl_Winnipeg MB_Juan Pablo Medina

Calling all wildlife researchers

May 22, 2020 — 
UM organizing wildlife researchers to study impact of travel, social restrictions on wildlife populations

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Canadian Geographic: Fighting floods and fires while a pandemic rages on

April 14, 2020 — 
'As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency agencies are stretched to their limits'


A cow stands in grass that hides most of its brown body

Are beef burgers bad for the environment?

November 5, 2019 — 
Cattle help and hinder in complex ways

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a bird ina toque and scarf by a candle

Are Christmas lights bad for birds?

December 14, 2018 — 
How so?

Lazy avain teenagers // Photo: Christoph Ng

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

Baby birds act like teenagers, new research finds

September 13, 2018 — 
Researchers spy on fledgings with video cameras to reveal previously unseen behaviour

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Smithsonian, Teen Vogue: These teen birds love sleeping in, too

September 13, 2018 — 
A new study suggests young grassland songbirds postpone fledging in order to mooch off mom and dad as long as they can

The burrowing owl // Photo: Jennie Horvat

For grassland bird conservation, it’s not the size that matters

August 7, 2018 — 
U of M researchers uncover something unusual that will help us save grassland birds

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