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The best in the Canada West

Bison football upsets Calgary, wins first Hardy Cup title since 2007

The Hardy Cup has made its way back to the province of Manitoba. On Saturday afternoon, the University of Manitoba Bison football team dethroned the Calgary Dinos at the top of the Canada West conference, winning 27-15 at McMahon Stadium. The Hardy Cup win was the Bisons’ first since 2007, when they went on to […]

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Treading in the right direction

The story of fourth-year Bison swimmer Dillon Perron

Dillon Perron is no stranger to the pool. The native of Lac du Bonnet started swimming when he was six years old, and moved to Winnipeg in grade nine in order to train with the Manta Swim Club at Pan Am Pool. He stayed with Manta until he graduated from high school, moving onto the […]

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Bison briefs

Hockey and volleyball

Men’s hockey The men’s hockey team took on the Calgary Dinos at home. Entering the matchup, the Dinos were sitting in second place in the Canada West, three spots ahead of the Bisons. Manitoba played an excellent game defensively in a 4-1 victory Friday night. Manitoba kept the Dinos to 20 shots and limited threatening […]

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Dunking and dominating

Men sweep Brandon, first in Canada West to score 100 in a game

Men’s basketball The University of Manitoba men’s basketball team continued their hot start to the 2014-15 season, grabbing a pair of wins over the weekend against the Brandon Bobcats. Manitoba led early and often in both games, taking it to the winless Bobcats. AJ Basi led the team in points in both games, recording 25 […]

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Developing into stars

Junior football's impact on Kienan LaFrance and Alex Vitt

Playing junior football can serve as a springboard towards a university career for a number of players, and with running back Kienan LaFrance and receiver Alex Vitt, that has been exactly the case. Vitt’s path started in community football with the Greendell Falcons, and then the St. Vital Mustangs. With the Mustangs, Vitt won two […]

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Newly instated minister of education and advanced learning, Peter Bjornson

Selinger, former ministers cause a ruckus in the caucus

New minister of education has full plate, proposed University of Manitoba budget cuts to chew on

Manitoba’s New Democratic Party (NDP) caucus underwent several major alterations this month, including a change in the minister of education and advanced learning, predicated by the resignation of five senior ministers from cabinet. On Nov. 3, changes to the provincial cabinet were made, which saw some ministers shuffled and some Members of the Legislative Assembly […]

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Budget cuts proposed, University of Manitoba prepares

Faculties preparing for 3 or 4 per cent cuts, university faces $10.5 million shortfall

The Manitoban broke this story last Friday Nov. 14 and will continue to update over the course of development. The University of Manitoba administration has instructed faculties and other non-academic units to prepare for four per cent budget cuts for each of the next two years. According to U of M president David Barnard, the proposed […]

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A mission 20 years in the making

European Space Agency first conceived idea of landing on a comet in 1993

On Nov. 12, 2014 the European Space Agency (ESA) accomplished a very important first: they landed a probe on a comet. While it is common knowledge that the mission has been one of the most complex tasks attempted by mankind, what may not be so widely known is that Rosetta is a mission over 20 […]

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Medicinal and hallucinogenic plants

Course profile: BIOL 3290

The course “Medicinal and Hallucinogenic Plants” is described as “a botanical and historical survey of medicinal, hallucinogenic and poisonous plants used in various cultures.” BIOL 3290 catches the eye of many science students at the University of Manitoba because of its unique subject matter. The course is organized and taught by department of biological sciences […]

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Science media roundup: YouTube

Profiling vlogs and channels that make science accessible

Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has been a staple entertainment website. Through their streaming services, one can find videos on anything from cats to the latest sports highlights. YouTube can also be an excellent educational tool. Sal Khan’s website, Khan Academy, gained momentum through the accessibility of YouTube. With over 19 million members, Khan […]

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