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UM assistant prof named Future Leader in Canadian Brain Research

September 21, 2023 — 
Dr. Henry A. Dunn, an assistant professor in the department of pharmacology and therapeutics at the Max Rady College of Medicine within the University of Manitoba, is 1 of 28 recipients of the 2023 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research (FLCBR) fund. This program provides funding of $100,000 to support innovative research focused on developing solutions to brain disorders and diseases including ALS, epilepsy and brain injuries.

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Sophie Chen looks at small fish tanks containing zebrafish. There are dozens of tanks in the room.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Summer research program a learning experience for dental students

September 18, 2023 — 
Sophie Chen is only halfway through the bachelor of science in dentistry (B.Sc. (Dent.) program and she’s already gained valuable skills and experience that will help her when she’s a practicing dentist.

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Faculty of Education

SSHRC Connections Grant given to academic faculty

September 15, 2023 — 
Two academic faculty projects are funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant

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Student Deanne Nixie Miao smiles while sitting at a microscope in a lab.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady grad student profile: Deanne Nixie Miao seeks genetic clues to hearing loss caused by cancer drug

September 14, 2023 — 
Master's student investigates how the drug cisplatin affects gene expression changes at the single-cell level in the inner ears of mice.

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Dr. Jonathan McGavock walks on an outdoor pathway.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM health researchers receive more than $6.7 million in federal support

September 6, 2023 — 
Health researchers at UM have been awarded more than $6.7 million in the latest round of project funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Male student wearing a plastic glove and looking at a smartphone.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM-developed ‘smart glove’ offers hand therapy remotely

September 5, 2023 — 
As part of an international scholarship, Silas Müller, a biomedical engineering student from Stuttgart, Germany, has spent the summer at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences conducting validation testing on a new telerehabilitation tool that will help people who need physical therapy on their hands.

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Education Building

Research and International

Four new Royal Society of Canada scholars named at UM

September 5, 2023 — 
Four UM professors have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the country’s most esteemed association of scholars and scientists.

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Erwin Taguiam, wearing a white lab coat, holds a small test tube in a lab.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady grad student profile: Erwin Taguiam studies gene expression in tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

September 1, 2023 — 
Erwin Taguiam’s research focuses on searching for a “signature” in blood that could potentially be used to quickly and easily detect TB in people living with HIV.  

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Faculty of Architecture

MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS WIN SECOND PLACE AT INTERNATIONAL POSTER COMPETITION

August 31, 2023 — 
Master of Landscape Architecture students Matthew Glowacki and Gel Illagan have been awarded 2nd place in the international DLA 2023 Student Poster Competition. The competition has been part of the 24th Annual Digital Landscape Architecture Conference in Dessau, Germany. The theme of the competition was "Future Resilient Landscapes". Students were invited to showcase their work by submitting a poster presenting landscape architecture visualization techniques “fueled by experimental communication …, while exploring the boundaries of digital techniques in landscape architecture”. (Competition brief)

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Four UM graduate students named Vanier Scholars

August 29, 2023 — 
Students from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Science are Vanier Scholars

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