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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

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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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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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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

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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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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.

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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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Resilient researchers continue important UM work from home during COVID-19 crisis

April 24, 2020 — 
Cross-disciplinary initiatives and collaborations in order to find a solution

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researchers awarded CIHR fellowships

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Early career researchers awarded CIHR fellowships for patient-oriented research

April 22, 2020 — 
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently awarded fellowships to two Rady Faculty of Health Sciences researchers as part of a newly launched Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) – Transition to Leadership program.

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Rady students step up to help with COVID-19 response in Manitoba

April 6, 2020 — 
Over 600 students across the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have stepped up to assist with COVID-19 response efforts.

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