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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


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


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


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


New Book Explores How Expressive Arts Have the Power to Effect Social Change

Expressive Arts for Social Work and Social Change explores the values and benefits of expressive arts (i.e. visual arts, movement and dance, expressive forms of writing and narrative, music, and performance) and the role they can play in social work...
21-Jun-2018 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Leading with a Love of Reading

You don’t have to spend much time with Rhonda Flett before you realize her guiding philosophy could be summed up in the words: Happiness is found in the pages of books.
5-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Underwater Seminar To Be Held Under the Water

Professor Gordon Giesbrecht is well known for his unique approach to cold water research. So well known, in fact, that he is less referred-to by his real name than his nickname, Professor Popsicle.
9-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST 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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