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Health Gap Between First Nations and Other Manitobans Widening, Study Finds

The health gap between First Nation people and all other Manitobans is growing.
19-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to properly remove a tick

University of Manitoba tick expert Kateryn Rochon demonstrates and explains the proper way to remove a tick.
15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A valuable gift of butterflies

Like many entomologists, Jason Gibbs jokes about how he doesn’t like butterflies.
14-May-2019 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Conversation: Higher, Further, Faster: Marvel’s First Female Cinematic Superhero

When the Captain Marvel movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, it will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film and many people will be lined up to see this much anticipated flick and to enjoy one of...
7-Mar-2019 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study paves way for promising HIV vaccine

The study is the first in the world to demonstrate that chickenpox vaccine, when given to people who are already immune to it, does not trigger an unwanted “HIV-welcoming” immune state in the genital mucosa (lining) or in the bloodstream.
31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Integrated Data Vital in Stopping Spread of TB

Manitoba has the highest provincial incident rate of active tuberculosis (TB) in Canada, and stopping its spread depends on, among other things, the availability of high-quality, comprehensive data to ensure early and complete treatment, according...
13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Power of One: What’s My Responsibility as a Global Citizen?

Protectionist laws; anti-immigration sentiments and abuse allegations: one scroll of a feed or flip through the paper can be enough to make you want to shut off and shut down.
12-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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U of M Researchers Decode the Spanish Flu, Advance in Microbial ‘Arms Race’

The 1918 “Spanish Flu” was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, killing 50-100 million people.
21-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Entomologist Gives Tips on Staying Safe During Tick Season

Now that the snow has finally melted and Manitobans are getting out an about, some are venturing into wooded or grassy areas. And that’s a problem. U of M entomologist Kateryn Rochon cautions that tick season is upon us, and we should be vigilant.
5-Apr-2017 4:10 PM EDT

CBC: Insecticide ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ to Humans, Says World Health Organization Agency

23-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Canadian TV Shows "Talk First, Shoot Later"

A Canadian expert on conflict resolution says one CBS drama series gets it right by having its characters "talk first and shoot later."
30-Nov-2009 12:20 PM EST

Canola Cantor Does Passover Rap

Dr. Michael Eskin, a world-renowned nutrition researcher and canola expert has a unique hobby. He's now also a rap singer. Passionate about his religion, Eskin has recorded a music CD about biblical stories for children, tying in nicely with his...
31-Mar-2009 2:30 PM EDT

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Welcome to the University of Manitoba - western Canada's first university. Founded more than 135 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, we are the region’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 90 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level including professional disciplines such as medicine, law, and engineering.

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