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2023 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition winners selected

March 22, 2023 — 
On Thursday March 16, more than 90 UM undergraduate students presented their research findings at the 2023 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. This was the first in-person Poster Competition since the pandemic and was a welcome networking opportunity for UM students and faculty from across disciplines.


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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady health researchers receive nearly $9 million in federal support

March 20, 2023 — 
Sixteen professors in the UM Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have been awarded a total of nearly $9 million in project grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Big issues, new ideas, three minutes

March 17, 2023 — 
After being selected from three rigorous heats over the past month, twelve finalists are now ready compete in the 3MT Finals on March 30. 

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UM Delegation to attend UN 2023 Water Conference in New York

March 15, 2023 — 
Access to clean and safe drinking water is an internationally recognized human right, essential to the full enjoyment of life. Yet, it is under immediate threat. Indigenous communities around the world have historically been excluded from many important decisions on water policy. There is now a growing global acknowledgement that Indigenous Peoples should play a significant role in decision-making about water-related policies.

Café Scientifique: Racism and COVID-19

March 15, 2023 — 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an international team of researchers led by experts at the University of Manitoba examined conditions that contributed to a rise of racism across North America. With funding from two Federal Government Grants , the researchers engaged a panel of 7,500 residents in Canada, USA, and Mexico as part of a long-term survey, from March 2020 through October 2022.


Canada Research Chairs Symposium returns March 28

March 13, 2023 — 
On March 28 , 2023, the Vice-President (Research and International) Office will host a CRC Symposium at Marshall McLuhan Hall, open to the entire UM community.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM-created program helps patients with chronic pain attain better quality of life

March 6, 2023 — 
A new web-based therapy program developed by a UM team helps patients shift their focus from being locked in an endless battle against pain to accepting it as a “passenger” on their life journey.

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Dr. Vidyanand Anaparti leans against a counter in a lab. He is wearing a white lab coat.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM scientist makes Arthritis Society Canada’s Top 10 Research Advances list again

March 2, 2023 — 
A Rady Faculty of Health Sciences researcher might have found a way to predict how a person with early rheumatoid arthritis will respond to treatments based on a sample of their joint lining tissue and the discovery has made Arthritis Society Canada’s Top 10 Research Advances of 2022.

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Time is Brain: Preventing, Treating, and Recovering from Stroke

March 1, 2023 — 
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada and can result in debilitating life-long health effects for those who survive. There is still much we don’t understand about stroke, such as, how to predict them, and whether someone will be able to recover, and even how it could be prevented.


Remains from the excavation site in Ribe, Denmark. // Photo: Museum of Southwest Jutland

Deadly waves: Researchers document evolution of plague over hundreds of years in medieval Denmark

February 27, 2023 — 
Longitudinal study reveals Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, was reintroduced into the population again and again

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