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UM psychologists create free tool to help new parents grapple with anxiety during COVID-19

June 22, 2021 — 
Helps pregnant and postpartum people gain insight and strategies to manage anxiety during a global pandemic.

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Faculty of Science

Muscle protein uncovers evolutionary origins of diving in the world’s smallest mammals

June 20, 2021 — 
UM Biologist Kevin Campbell and colleagues on an international research team studied the DNA of these mammals and using genetic sequencing methods, mapped the evolution of a single protein, called myoglobin, that stores oxygen in muscles.  

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The emergence of variants of concern in late 2020 marked a shift in the COVID-19 pandemic. // Image from Shutterstock

COVID-19 Delta variant in Canada: FAQ on origins, hotspots and vaccine protection

June 18, 2021 — 
The acceleration of the Delta variant around the world is raising questions about its origin, transmissibility, hotspots and potential for vaccine resistance

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Researchers develop innovative patient-reported compassion measure for health care

June 17, 2021 — 
Lack of compassion, the team report, is often the main culprit for low patient satisfaction, increased patient complaints, low quality care ratings and increased adverse health events.

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Research funding supports BIG ideas

June 15, 2021 — 
Dozens of research projects have received over $6.5 million in funding to support research excellence in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering fields

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Faculty of Architecture

Theatres of Architectural Imagination Symposium

June 10, 2021 — 
Theatres of Architectural Imagination Symposium held from May 27 - 29 featured 28 paper presentations by established and emergent scholars from across North America, Europe and Australia; plus two special panels with award-winning theatre architects and directors; and 11 Entr’Actes, animating intervals between sessions with multi-media interpretations of the symposium themes.

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Three UM researchers to examine more equitable and sustainable public transport opportunities

June 7, 2021 — 
'Mobility is freedom, but only if it’s efficient, sustainable and works for all Canadians'

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People embrace in front of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. // THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

As an Indigenous doctor, I see the legacy of residential schools and ongoing racism in today’s health care

June 7, 2021 — 
'The legacy of residential schools is not just in the intergenerational trauma and impacts on Indigenous families and communities — it is also in the health care system'

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Simple, fast, wide-awake diagnosis of sleep apnea could enable better surgical care and improve sleep

June 3, 2021 — 
New technology developed at UM can tell patients if they have OSA in 30 seconds, just by analysis of their breathing sounds while they are wide awake

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UM in India

June 3, 2021 — 
When the pandemic hit India a year ago, UM researchers were asked by the government of Uttar Pradesh to help provide support in dealing with the pandemic

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