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Trees in Fall colours along Curry Place walkway.

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Jane’s Walk: Our Urban Forest

May 5, 2022 — 
Take a stroll with guide, Kevin Handkamer, UM campus planner, and learn about our oldest trees, our expanding arboretum, and some of the history, challenges and future opportunities for urban forestry on campus.

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Screenshot of UM Sort online game

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UM Waste Reduction: Recap as we return to campus

April 26, 2022 — 
By limiting waste and changing our habits, we can reduce our environmental impact by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) being produced by the University. We've provided a recap of all the exciting initiatives at UM that focus on waste reduction, education and engagement to help us all lessen our impact.

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succulents in white pots on a table

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Let’s Pot a Plant and Talk About Climate Anxiety

April 19, 2022 — 
This year, to celebrate Earth Day, the Office of Sustainability is hosting an eco-anxiety wellness event on April 22.

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UM campus members walking to catch a bus at Fort Garry.

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Join researcher panel on sustainable, equitable transportation

April 4, 2022 — 
UM community members are invited to attend the Sustainable and Equitable Transportation Researcher Panel, April 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. on Teams. Hear from renowned researchers who are addressing past challenges and exciting opportunities for transportation in our community.

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wooden sustainability awards lined up with greenery in the background

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Celebrating our UM Sustainability Award Winners

March 17, 2022 — 
The UM Sustainability Awards recognize and celebrate the collaborative efforts of students, staff and faculty to advance UM’s commitment to excellence and leadership in sustainability. The following winners of the 2022 Sustainability Awards were selected by a committee and received their awards at UM Sustainability Day on March 10.

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Students walk the path in front of Tier Building on Fort Garry campus in winter 2020.

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UM Literacy and Culture of Sustainability Survey now available

February 28, 2022 — 
The Office of Sustainability wants to hear from you! The Literacy and Culture of Sustainability survey is now available to assess the knowledge that student, staff and faculty have of both general sustainability awareness and University of Manitoba-specific initiatives and information. This survey aims to provide baseline data on the UM community and act as a guide for future sustainable education efforts on our campuses.

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People snowshoeing

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Sustainability Day: Taking action for the Sustainable Development Goals

February 24, 2022 — 
UM community invited to participate in virtual sustainability program

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Several staff participate in a virtual event.

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Green Events Certification launches

February 23, 2022 — 
Virtual events have increasingly become the main mode of event delivery at the University of Manitoba. A new Green Virtual Events certification offered by the Office of Sustainability will assist community members in creating more sustainable virtual events. to help

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Faculty of Science

UM wins the Science Rendezvous 2021 STEAM Big Award!

February 16, 2022 — 
National recognition for outstanding science outreach efforts

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Community Events February 2022

Community Events February 2022

February 2, 2022 — 
This February join fellow community members virtually to enjoy insightful lectures by experts, a highly entertaining theatre performance and a thought-provoking financial webinar amongst other intriguing events. Mark your calendars, share these events with your friends and meet us online.

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