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True North deserves a shout out, but not during the anthem

Disruption of the anthem symbolizes disrespect for Canada

Canada’s national anthem can be heard at every game the Winnipeg Jets play. At home, and sometimes away, crowds full of enthusiastic fans shout “True North” much louder than they sing the rest of the words. This is followed by cheering. The “Shout out” is intended to acknowledge the contribution of True North Sports and […]

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Shooting for the top

2014-15 Bison basketball season preview

There is nowhere to go but up for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the University of Manitoba in 2014-15. Coming off of what could be considered a “character building” season in 2013-14, where neither squad made the playoffs, look for increased drive and focus heading into a new campaign.   Men’s team […]

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Game of throws

A closer look at the University of Manitoba's ultimate frisbee team

Amidst the numerous Bison student athletes competing in weekly action stand the lesser-known teams, which fall under the recreation clubs category. There are currently 11 groups, which play either competitively or leisurely. One of the groups that perform competitively is the ultimate frisbee team. Jesse Greenberg, the current president/captain of the University of Manitoba’s ultimate […]

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Getting to know Garth

The background behind head coach Garth Pischke's legacy at the U of M

Last weekend, Garth Pischke broke the North American men’s university coaching record with victory number 1,240, passing long-time UCLA men’s volleyball coach Al Scates. In honour of Pischke’s achievement, the Manitoban decided to look back on his history, both as a player and coach. Pischke had a storied volleyball playing career, which first began at […]

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Shoot for the cure, score for the Herd

Bison women's hockey sweeps Lethbridge at home

Coming off of a weekend sweep on the road against Mount Royal, the Bison women’s hockey team returned to Wayne Fleming Arena this week to take on the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Led by rookie Alanna Sharman and sophomore Rachel Dyck, Manitoba took it to the visitors, winning both matinee games. On Saturday afternoon, the team laced […]

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Bison briefs

Football and volleyball

Football The University of Manitoba Bisons found themselves on the wrong end of an upset for the second time this season, as they fell 56-41 on the road against Regina. Early miscues by backup-turned-starting quarterback Theo Deezar helped Regina jump out to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Despite a valiant effort from […]

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Focusing on fitness fundamentals

Johnny Fukumoto and his local fitness centre Fukumoto Fitness

Johnny Fukumoto has been a leader all of his life. The 31-year-old graduate of kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University spent two years as a site director for Canadian Mennonite University’s adventure program to South Africa, and made three separate trips to Romania for mission work. Fukumoto understands the importance of community and giving back. This […]

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Bacterial selection pressures and pressure for antibacterial selection

Researcher profile: Ayush Kumar

Ayush Kumar is an associate professor in the department of microbiology. His research interests include infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. An alumnus of the University of Manitoba, Kumar completed his PhD in microbiology in 2004 and returned to the department in 2013. In those years of absence, Kumar has noticed a shift in the way […]

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UMSU's new councillors: Andrew Fenwick, Will Landon, and Astitwa Thapa

UMSU Council fills vacant representative seats

Aboriginal, international, and students living with disabilities representatives appointed

On Oct. 14 UMSU Council filled three empty community representative council seats by appointing new students to fill the aboriginal, international, and students living with disabilities representative positions. The appointments were made in accordance with bylaw 3350 from UMSU’s bylaw manual. The bylaw lays out the circumstances in which UMSU Council can vote to appoint […]

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“Vote – anywhere” with advanced polling stations

U of M’s advanced polling station saw 290 people cast ballots for the municipal election

The University of Manitoba campus’s advanced polling station stayed open over a span of three days—Sept. 30 to Oct. 2—during which 290 people cast ballots for Winnipeg’s 2014 municipal election. The station was located in room 112 on the main floor of University Centre – off the tunnel to the Engineering Building. Polls were open […]

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