Two big events in research news
It was a good week for some U of M researchers.
On Sept. 13 we announced that professors Ekram Hossain and Andrew Woolford were elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Four University of Manitoba researchers are among the recipients of the latest $163-million funding announcement from the Government of Canada.
The largest of the U of M projects is headed by professor Stéphane McLachlan and it involves representatives from 22 Indigenous communities, 20 non-governmental organizations, and eight universities in Canada and one in the US. The project is named Wa Ni Ska Tan, which is Cree and Ojibway for “Wake up” or “Rise up” and it examines the positive and negative implications of hydropower development for the environment and nearby Indigenous communities across Canada.