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UM Knowledge Exchange Launching on November 22, an event series to share emerging research and innovation

Inaugural event to feature discussion on climate change, sea ice and impacts to northern communities

October 27, 2023 — 

On Wednesday November 22, 2023, climate change experts including Feiyue Wang, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen and Julienne Stroeve from the Centre for Earth Observation Science, and Mike Spence, Mayor of Churchill, Manitoba, will share new insights with the UM Knowledge Exchange presentation Now You Sea Ice..

UM Knowledge Exchange is a continuation of the former UM Café Scientifique program and is an important opportunity for UM researchers to share emerging knowledge with members of the public and the wider UM community. UM Knowledge Exchange is hosted by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), with support from the UM Learning for Life Network.


Now You Sea Ice..

November 22, 7pm-8:30pm (CDT) at Degrees Diner. UM Knowledge Exchange is a hybrid event with in-person and online options to attend.

Please register by November 17th to join the discussion.

With global temperatures on the rise polar sea ice is disappearing, having a profound effect on ecosystems and ways of life in the Canadian North. What can the decline in sea ice tell us about the future of climate change, and what will it mean to live in our warmer world?

Global experts and researchers at UM are working together with Northern communities to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, because a Manitoba without sea ice is closer than we think.


  • Dr. Feiyue Wang, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources


  • Dr. Julienne Stroeve, Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
  • Mike Spence, Mayor of Churchill Manitoba
  • Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Canada Excellence Research Chair, Center for Earth Observation Science, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Add Now You Sea Ice.. to your calendar. Coffee and other refreshments will be provided, and the kitchen at Degrees Diner will be open for specialty coffee and full food service. Parking available is available with registration.

Or join us for online viewing 7 pm CST to watch the live stream. Participate during the live session by asking your questions via email to: Research [dot] Communications [at] UManitoba [dot] ca

The seven-part UM Knowledge Exchange panel-discussion series will take place between November 2023 and May 2024. More details to come soon on the UM Knowledge Exchange webpage.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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