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Three little girls of different ethnicities and abilities smile and put their arms around each other in a kindergarten classroom.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady researchers receive early career transition awards

April 19, 2024 — 
Two Rady Faculty of Health Sciences early career researchers have recently been announced as recipients of awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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The Conversation: How self-compassion can help activists deal with stress

April 16, 2024 — 
Why are activists, who are so passionate about their social justice work, so often burned out by those very causes? We don’t often think about activism as a form of labour, but it is. Research on the activists that make up social justice movements suggests that the pressures of activist work, can cause them to experience serious consequences to their own mental well-being.


Meghan Azad, 2024 Gairdner Momentum Award Laureate

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Dr. Meghan Azad Receives Prestigious 2024 Canada Gairdner Award

April 11, 2024 — 
Dr. Meghan Azad is a renowned research leader in infant nutrition recognized with the prestigious 2024 Gairdner Momentum Award.

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Healthy foods, including carrots, strawberries, red pepper, kiwi, blue berries, tomatoes, melon, salmon, avocado, olives and corn.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Research aims at personalizing inflammatory bowel disease care

April 9, 2024 — 
Dr. Heather Armstrong is at the forefront of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research and is seeking a more personalized treatment for people living with the chronic disease.

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The Conversation: How agroecology can be part of a ‘just transition’ for Canada’s food system

April 4, 2024 — 
Problems in Canada’s food system are being felt from field to fork — and they are increasingly hard to swallow.

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Price Faculty of Engineering

PhD student receives Indigenous Scholar Award

April 4, 2024 — 
On April 3rd, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Brain Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced that University of Manitoba PhD student Melissa Anderson is among the inaugural recipients of the Personnel Awards for Indigenous Scholars.


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Insect Friends and Foes

April 4, 2024 — 
On Wednesday April 24, 2024, join the UM Knowledge Exchange for an exploration of efforts to address the declining population of bees and other beneficial insects, along with recent advances in controlling pests like mosquitoes.

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A woman shows images of smiling and frowning faces to a young girl.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers plan study of newly diagnosed children with autism

April 2, 2024 — 
A UM team is seeking 150 families with a newly diagnosed child with autism to participate in the Pediatric Autism Research Cohort (PARC) study.

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Dr. Laura Bowler stands in a hallway at the University of Manitoba.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Data equity specialist aims for justice in health research

April 1, 2024 — 
Dr. Laura Bowler is the first person to hold the position of data equity specialist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP), a research unit in the Max Rady College of Medicine.

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Dr. Mario Pinto, Vice-President (Research and International) visits UM researchers and patient cohorts in Nairobi.

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Sex workers, marginalization and health in Africa

March 27, 2024 — 
UM researchers in Kenya partner with the University of Nairobi to address the spread of infectious diseases among sex worker and sexual minority communities.

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