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Someone’s looking at you

Bob Geldof and the strange contradiction of celebrity activism

The field of benefit concerts and charity singles is dominated by one man: Bob Geldof, the Irish rocker who was one of the driving forces behind the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts and who has corralled pop singers into recording and releasing his charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” four times since 1984 […]

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Ethics of gene selection

Precise DNA methods now a reality, will lead to important debate on ethics

Recent developments in the field of genetics have made it possible to precisely edit DNA in mice, creating the need for a discussion of the ethical implications of the technology. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology takes advantage of a protein called Cas9, which is used by bacteria to eliminate viral genomes with […]

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Malaria resistance

The genetic basis of emerging drug-resistant malaria

A rise in the resistance of treatment in malaria parasites recently prompted scientists to investigate further into the cause. As a result, scientists have discovered mutated genetic sequences that link to the development of malaria tolerance.  Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium. Most lethal cases of malaria are attributed […]

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Where imagination and innovation meet

Visionary Conversations - Popular Science

Visionary Conversations is a speaker series featuring University of Manitoba researchers and alumni hosted by president and vice-chancellor David Barnard. Individuals filled Robert B. Schultz Theatre to attend the fourth Visionary Conversation of the 2014-2015 academic year. The topic of the panel’s discussion was the intricate relationship between popular imagination and scientific innovation. The panel […]

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Funding flowing to the U of M

$1,025,839 has been awarded to fund 4 projects on campus

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has recently granted just over one million dollars to four research projects at the University of Manitoba. The funding comes from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JRELF) and is awarded to help attract and keep the best researchers at Canadian institutions.  Funding from the JRELF will go towards […]

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Stop the Cuts rally

Photo and video of the event

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 27, hundreds of people gathered in the Engineering Atrium to rally against the proposed budget cuts at the University of Manitoba. Those in attendance included representatives from the University of Manitoba Students’ Union, the University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association, the University of Manitoba Faculty Association, the Canadian Union […]

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Stuffed in the paint

Men’s basketball out-rebounded, outscored by Victoria

Undefeated at home heading into this past weekend, the University of Manitoba men’s basketball team met their match against a much bigger Victoria Vikes squad. Despite their best efforts, the Bisons fell in both contests at Investors Group Athletic Centre. Friday’s action saw the Bisons take a 43-39 lead into the half, before being out-rebounded […]

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Bisons strike back

Manitoba defeats Lethbridge, avenges early season sweep

Coming off a disappointing 8-6 loss to UBC, the University of Manitoba Bison men’s hockey team re-established their identity with back-to-back wins, beating the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-3 Friday night and 6-0 Saturday night. “Last weekend against UBC, that was about as far from our team identity as you can get,” said head coach Mike Sirant. […]

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Complete Domi-nation: Team Canada, take a Bowey

Team Canada ends 5-year World Junior gold medal drought

Introduction When the puck dropped during the 2015 World Junior gold medal game, Canada was at a standstill. The talented group of teenagers at the 2015 edition of the tournament had already accomplished something that the previous three Canadian teams could not: reach the championship final. The last time Canada met Russia in a World […]

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From there and back again

Detailing Shaquille Merasty’s impressive hockey journey

Shaquille Merasty is no stranger to success in the game of hockey. At age 23, he’s already compiled quite the resume, which includes an appearance for Team Manitoba at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, and two Turnbull Cups, along with an ANAVET Cup, with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. For Merasty, […]

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