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Heavy snow blankets the Fort Garry campus causing tree branches to bend and break.

Extreme precipitation events have always occurred, but are they changing?

September 4, 2020 — 
The evidence that human activity has warmed the global climate over the past century is incontrovertible. Individual extreme events are, however, influenced by many other factors.

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Conversation: 5 tips from pediatric care for teachers wearing masks

August 24, 2020 — 
Wearing masks is now recommended in schools in Canada and the United States, for example, so it is imperative to look for solutions that mitigate the negative social, relational and physical effects on students and teachers.

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Fresh food - fruit.

Supply chain innovation can reduce coronavirus food shortages

June 1, 2020 — 
Food security is an essential issue brought to light by COVID-19.

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Adult holds newborn baby's hand. // Image from iStock.

Breastfeeding is recommended during pandemic, but coronavirus has changed support systems

May 8, 2020 — 
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing health-care providers to change the way they support breastfeeding mothers

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A child with his parents at the beach. // Image from Pixabay

Why a little baby talk is good for your toddler

May 4, 2020 — 
Project brought together researchers from 16 countries around the world

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Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

COVID-19 event cancellations: Communication is key to retaining public trust

March 16, 2020 — 
Christine Van Winkle examines the impact COVID-19 cancellations has on the events and experiences that help build strong, resilient communities

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Children sitting in a classroom.

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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Woman holding cellphone. // Image from Pixabay.

How social media is changing research and reactions to coronavirus outbreak

January 30, 2020 — 
Social media platforms have allowed the rapid exchange of information — and sometimes misinformation

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Canadian money. // Photo: KMR Photography/flickr

We need to modernize how we measure national wealth

January 16, 2020 — 
First, how expansive do we wish to define unpaid work?

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White House image from Pixabay.

Why the U.S. is unlikely to go to war with Iran

January 8, 2020 — 
The killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the United States — and Iran’s response — raises many important legal and strategic issues

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