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UM researchers develop app for use in disease outbreaks

March 12, 2020 — 
Users share their location history with health authorities

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Faculty of Education

New scholarships enhance global learning opportunities

March 10, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is one of six Canadian universities sharing $1.8 million from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program to support an international exchange.

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Michelle Driedger (community health sciences) with research partners at Manitoba Metis Federation, Georgina Liberty, Sheila Carter and Julianne Sanguins.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 — 
Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations.

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A largely female teaching force is standing up for public education

March 4, 2020 — 
'For public education to remain public, it must be publicly funded, equally accessible and premised on values of active citizenship'

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘Not less than human’

March 3, 2020 — 
North America’s Indigenous people face many health disparities, much of which can be traced back to colonization of their land by European settlers, says the keynote speaker of this year’s upcoming Helen Glass Research Symposium

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Project brings patient perspective to health research

March 3, 2020 — 
Safely transitioning older adults out of a hospital setting to their home can be challenging in a health system that has long been fragmented. But, according to Dr. Cara Brown, assistant professor in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, re-envisioning health care with integrated care models can help improve continuity and coordination for patients.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM-led projects receive $4M in CIHR funding to discover role of microbiome in cervical cancer, asthma

February 28, 2020 — 
A pair of University of Manitoba-led projects were each awarded $2 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2 to study the microbiome in cervical cancer and the microbial causes of asthma.

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Asper School of Business

Asper Associate Professor published in two prominent international finance journals

February 27, 2020 — 
Dr. Lei Lu, Bryce Douglas Chair in Finance and Associate Professor in Finance at the Asper School of Business has recently published two of his research papers in revered international finance journals.

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Polar bears in the Western Hudson Bay area lounging on rocks

Climate change threatens iconic relationship

February 27, 2020 — 
National Polar Bear Day a somber affair this year

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Winter river trails get Winnipeggers exercising outdoors, study shows

February 24, 2020 — 
Dr. Jon McGavock was out for a run a few winters ago when he kept passing smiling people on a trail. Despite the cold, he noticed everyone seemed so happy. During that run he decided he had to study the impact of Winnipeg’s 10 km of frozen river trails.

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