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Vaclav Smil

The New York Times Magazine: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real

April 26, 2022 — 
Vaclav shares his beliefs on decarbonization, climate change goals, consumer consumption and the realities of transitioning to sustainable solutions

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David Barber, Rh Award

Mourning the loss of visionary Arctic researcher, Dr. David Barber

April 16, 2022 — 
Through his vision, leadership and endless efforts, Dr. Barber established UM as a global leader in Arctic research

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Faculty of Science

2022 Turtle Island Indigenous Science Conference

January 27, 2022 — 
The UM is hosting its first Indigenous Science Conference with a focus on the Indigenous approach to understanding the five elements of the world: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. 

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Asper School of Business

Undergrad students place second at national mining case competition

October 27, 2021 — 
University of Manitoba multidisciplinary team takes home second place at World Mining Competition

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Cedar Waxwing on a branch

Op-ed: Reducing traffic means more birds and happier people

September 24, 2021 — 
A guest essay by Nicola Koper and her colleague in the Globe and Mail.

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A bald eagle on a river bed

UM study shows most North American birds impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns

September 23, 2021 — 
Almost all the species they studied (80%) changed their use of human-altered habitats during the pandemic, and all types of birds, from hawks to hummingbirds, were affected.

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Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

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

5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

August 9, 2021 — 
The report will provide policy-makers with the best possible information regarding the physical science of climate change, which is essential for long-term planning in many sectors, from infrastructure to energy to social welfare. Here are five things to look for in the new report.

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Screen shot from Bill Gates' video on Vaclav Smil's latest book

Gates Notes: What sweat, wine, and electricity can teach us about humanity

August 3, 2021 — 
Bill Gates gives praise for Vaclav Smil's latest book

Students operating specialized microscopy equipment in NanoFab Laboraotry

Research and International

$1.3 million to UM research from Research Manitoba

July 28, 2021 — 
2021 Research Manitoba Awards Competition Results

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A metal resarch building shot as magesticaly as possible against a grey sky

Inuit communities partner with UM to develop Arctic oil spill preparedness and emergency response using genomics research

July 22, 2021 — 
$6.7 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome Prairie

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