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Faculty of Science

Ph.D. student Daniel Rea wins Bill Buxton Dissertation Award

April 9, 2021 — 
Daniel Rea received the Award for the 2020 doctoral dissertation, “Now You’re Teleoperating with Power: learning from video games to improve teleoperation interfaces,” completed under the supervision of Dr. Jim Young in the UM Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI).

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A child wears a face mask.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Children less infectious than adults infected with COVID-19

April 9, 2021 — 
Children may not be as infectious in spreading COVID-19 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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A semi truck drives across the prairie

Creating the most intelligent maps in Prairie history

April 7, 2021 — 
Two engineers are embarking on a novel project to create maps no one has ever seen


Dr. Sheryl Zelenitsky (left), student Wenxia Luo and faculty member Dr. Ted Lakowski in a lab at the College of Pharmacy

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

The Right Dose

April 6, 2021 — 
Dr. Sheryl Zelenitsky [B.Sc.Pharm/89], a faculty member of the College of Pharmacy for the past 28 years, studies the optimal use of antimicrobials (antibiotics), particularly in hospitals. Her research was interprofessional long before it became a buzzword.

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22 Calcite Crystals laid out againts a black background

Faculty of Arts

Discovery in Kalahari shifts our understanding of early humans, new paper in Nature reports

March 31, 2021 — 
Crystals found in a rock shelter change the plot of humanity’s story

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Weighing the risks and benefits of medication use during pregnancy

March 30, 2021 — 
Massive Canada-wide data set will provide more reliable answers on medication use during pregnancy

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Social, not just biological factors, key in increased knee injuries among girls and women

March 26, 2021 — 
A University of Manitoba professor is the co-author of a paper in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) which argues that the reason women are more prone to sports injuries has more to do with gendered environments than female biology.

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Stethoscope and globe

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada launches a new project in partnership with UM

March 25, 2021 — 
Aims to increase access to tailored mental health, diet and nutritional care for people living with inflammatory bowel disease

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Maddie Harasyn shows the uses of drones in Arctic research

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

A new virtual experience for Arctic Science Day

March 23, 2021 — 
More than 1,500 students attended the unique Arctic and climate science workshop with in-field subject matter experts with backgrounds in physical and chemical oceanography, sea ice optics, marine mammals, remote sensing, contaminants and oil spills.

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Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. // Canva

COVID-19’s parallel pandemic: Why we need a mental health ‘vaccine’

March 23, 2021 — 
The pandemic’s impact on mental health throughout our society will likely outlive COVID-19

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