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Canada’s current social assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians. (Shutterstock)

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Better income assistance programs are needed to help people with rising cost of living

October 4, 2022 — 
A more generous income assistance program should also have more frequent regular payments. Expanding the GST credit might be more helpful, but other ways to supplement or replace provincial social assistance programs, such as a guaranteed basic income for working-age Canadians, might provide better support for those in need.

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Dr. Wattamon Srisakuldee.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New award honours memory of scientist who championed patient engagement

September 28, 2022 — 
The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) has established a new award in memory of a valued colleague who passed away last year

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Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s. (Royal B.C. Museum, Image B-00342, British Columbia Archives)

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Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism

September 26, 2022 — 
Part of the “complex truth” behind reconciliation is understanding that public schooling has also played an important role in settler colonialism in Canada.

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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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‘COVID Time’ is a real thing, and it’s not good

September 21, 2022 — 
During the peak of the pandemic, and mid-lockdown, many people reported they felt their days dragged on, inducing fatigue and making some tasks almost unbearable during 'COVID time'

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Dr. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie points at images of the brain.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM lab collaborates on international study revealing origin of pediatric brain tumour

September 21, 2022 — 
An international research team has uncovered the first indication that a type of medulloblastoma may be preventable.

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Marina Costa Fujishima stands outdoors on the Bannatyne campus.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

PhD candidate in immunology wins three awards at Health Research Forum

September 20, 2022 — 
Marina Costa Fujishima, a PhD candidate in immunology in the Max Rady College of Medicine, took home three prestigious awards at the Canadian Student Health Research Forum, a national event held this past summer at UM.

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Dr. Amine Choukou looks into an open drawer in the smart suite kitchen.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

New futuristic ‘smart suite’ places UM at forefront of innovative research and learning

September 16, 2022 — 
A new high-tech “smart suite” model apartment, developed by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, opened Sept. 14 at Health Sciences Centre.

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On Sept. 13, 15 students and early career professionals pitched their grand idea with the potential to change the world at the University of Manitoba’s first Falling Walls Lab event.

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Introducing the winner of UM’s first Falling Walls Lab

September 15, 2022 — 
Fifteen students and early career professionals pitched their grand idea with the potential to change the world at UM's first Falling Walls Lab event

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Summer sea ice in Arctic

Ice, ice, maybe

September 14, 2022 — 
International team of researchers including UM scientists have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) and examined previous data from the satellites to discern between ice and ocean.

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