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Nursing students at orientation

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New Rady Faculty students experience unique orientation in 2020

September 10, 2020 — 
Unlike years past when socializing and getting to know new classmates were the norm during orientation, first-year students in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences started their 2020/2021 school year in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry/dental hygiene and rehabilitation sciences with orientation activities and welcoming ceremonies in mostly virtual settings.

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PIKE_Net interns Nichol Marsch, Jordan Gelowitz and Zoe Quill.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

PIKE-Net interns adapt to at-home research

August 21, 2020 — 
Student interns in Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network (PIKE-Net) this summer, had a slightly different experience than they would have had any other year, due to the office closures and social distancing measures that came with the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Marnie Kramer, College of Nursing

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Mindset a key part of success for nursing students, distance educator says

August 6, 2020 — 
One of the biggest adjustments for university students, staff and faculty in 2020 has been figuring out how to work offsite, due to physical distancing measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. But for Dr. Marnie Kramer, a new faculty member in the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, there was little for her to adapt to, as she was already working remotely.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM virtual convocation celebrates Rady Faculty Class of 2020

June 30, 2020 — 
Instead of crossing the stage at a typical graduation ceremony, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences students participated in an unprecedented UM virtual convocation – and had the opportunity to view the celebration alongside family and friends on their digital devices.

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Deanne O'Rourke and Christopher Hart

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

PhD defenses go virtual amid COVID-19 isolation

June 17, 2020 — 
Students defending their PhD theses this spring were faced with an unusual scenario due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Traditionally, PhD candidates appear in a lecture hall in front of a crowd of colleagues, instructors and the public, with invited guests and their advisors giving support. However, this year, students were required to defend their work online from their home over video conferencing platforms like Zoom.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Summer nursing researchers distanced but connected

June 1, 2020 — 
The Manitoba Centre for Nursing Health Research (MCNHR) Summer Research Internship Program kicked-off its 10th year on May 11, with summer student research assistants working from home for the first time in the program’s history.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

National Nursing Week celebrates care and compassion

May 15, 2020 — 
Despite not being able to hold a public gathering this year, nursing faculty and learners at the University of Manitoba acknowledged National Nursing Week, May 11 – 17, as a time to congratulate and thank Manitoba’s nurses for “going above and beyond” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Celebrating Indigenous Nurses Day

May 13, 2020 — 
Today we celebrate Indigenous nurses and nursing students in Manitoba on Indigenous Nurses Day, part of the National Nursing Week.  This year’s theme is “Nurses: A voice to lead – Nursing the world to health.” Currently we have over 80 Indigenous nursing students enrolled in the College of Nursing, a great harbinger for Indigenous health professionals delivering care to Indigenous communities and beyond.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Midwifery program offers support in Nunavut during pandemic

May 13, 2020 — 
In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 to Nunavut, three faculty members from the College of Nursing’s new bachelor of midwifery program have been working to support maternal and child health with a full-scope midwifery practice that includes antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care.

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A midwife examines a pregnant woman in a hospital setting.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Midwifery degree program due for delivery in 2021

May 13, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing will introduce a bachelor’s degree program in midwifery in September 2021.

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