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DNA in water research

March 22, 2024 — 
On World Water Day 2024, discover the vital research of Miguel Uyaguari, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre


Waste Watchers: Composition and contamination

March 18, 2024 — 
The Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with Operations and Maintenance, is leading a waste composition study for the week of March 18. A team will be collecting a day’s worth of waste from a variety of high-traffic areas around the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses and sorting through everything they find in our garbage, recycling and organics bins.

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Sustainability Night 2024 is Mar. 13!

February 28, 2024 — 
The University of Manitoba’s annual Sustainability Night is coming up on Mar. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marshall McLuhan Hall. This year’s theme is the UM Climate Action Plan (CAP), which will be the main focus of presentations from UM faculty, students and staff.

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Asper School of Business

Asper MBA a promise of freedom for Arconas executive vice president

January 16, 2024 — 
Asper MBA alum Pablo Reich [MBA/02] is the executive vice president of Arconas, a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of high-performance furniture for airports and passenger terminals in North America. Reich has built on the company’s legacy of sustainability, all while growing a successful business in a unique market.

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Students in Networking Workshop

Sustainability networking event postponed

October 16, 2023 — 
Join the Office of Sustainability for a fast-paced, interactive networking event on Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the EITC Atrium.

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Asper School of Business

Asper PhD candidate explores how businesses can contribute to creating a better world

October 13, 2023 — 
Asper School of Business researcher, instructor and PhD candidate Mojtaba M. Shourkaei explores how businesses can advance sustainability. He recently completed research on Patagonia, an outdoor apparel brand, and published his findings this year in Business Strategy and the Environment, a leading academic journal in the field of business sustainability.

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Waste collection bin in University Centre

Textiles, e-waste and plastics, oh my!

October 12, 2023 — 
Waste Reduction Week 2023 is Oct. 16 to 20, and the Office of Sustainability has some interactive events planned to help us all explore the themes of a circular economy.

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earth, seen from space

Dedication to a healthier planet: 10 Office of Sustainability milestones

October 3, 2023 — 
2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the Office of Sustainability at the University of Manitoba. Through innovative practices, programs and resources, including the UM Climate Action Plan, it has made significant sustainable impacts. With much, much more on the horizon, let’s look back at 10 milestones from the first of many chapters in sustainability and climate action at UM.

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Bike lanes on a street near Bannatyne campus

Sustainability Month and you

September 29, 2023 — 
October is Sustainability Month, which means it’s time for all of us to look at ways we can get involved in developing a more climate-friendly University of Manitoba.

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four men in suits, seated at a table with one man signing a document while the others watch

UM signs research and exchange agreements with Moroccan university to advance strategic research priorities

July 25, 2023 — 
The University of Manitoba has signed research and exchange agreements with University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) in Morocco to support research excellence in key priority areas and create new opportunities for faculty and staff at both institutions.

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