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Dr. Thierry Vrain discusses herbicide resistant crops and glyphosate poisoning

You Reap What You Sow

U of M Seminar addresses GMO controversy, pros and cons of genetic engineering in agriculture and glyphosate pesticide poisoning

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are among the most hotly debated issues in science currently. On Wednesday, the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty seminar series presented “Genetic Engineering of Seeds: Hope or Hazard of the Future?| The topic was first explored in the afternoon with a debate between Mr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic […]

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CV2: Poetry Lives Here

Local poetry magazine features young poets

Contemporary Verse 2 (CV2) is a nationally celebrated poetry publication, respected for its mélange of contributors and styles. The magazine’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of a seemingly limitless literary form sets it apart from other outlets. The magazine is pushing 40 years old and yet remains as contemporary as ever, constantly striving to provide […]

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Digital storytelling animals

Workshop teaches ordinary folks to tell stories that matter

Two workshop sessions on July 14-16 and Sept. 8-10 are set to enlighten and teach participants about the art and process of digital storytelling, facilitated by digital storyteller Frances Ravinsky. The concept of digital storytelling can be tricky to grasp, especially considering how commonplace the word “digital” is today; the term tends to lead people’s […]

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Yakking with Yantz

Thoughts on East West Bowl, training camp with the Bombers, and potential future in the CFL

It must feel pretty good to be Jordan Yantz right now. For starters, he’s the number one QB on a CIS team with a strong chance of making it to the Vanier Cup. Tack on his participation in the Bomber training camp and impressive showing in the 2014 East West bowl, and his situation couldn’t […]

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One time, at band camp

Teens with mood disorders come to camp to Let It Out

For teens, summer is the time to have fun, let loose, make new friends, and just let it all out. What better place to do that than at summer camp? This summer, the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is hosting their annual Let It Out! Summer Rock Camp for Teens at the Robert A. Steen […]

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Abridged 2014-15 Bison Sports schedule

Dates to remember

Football (5-3 in 2013-14 Canada West regular season) Sept.12: Home opener versus Regina at 7 p.m. Sept.r 20: Homecoming game versus UBC at 2 p.m. Oct. 17: Game six at home versus Saskatchewan at 7 p.m. Nov. 1: Seniors game versus 2013-14 Canada West champ Calgary at 2 p.m.  Women’s soccer (1-7-4 in 2013-14 Canada […]

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New regime, new team

Smart decisions, trust from front office have Blue Bombers headed in right direction

When Wade Miller was named acting president and CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 9, 2013, he knew he had his work cut out for him. Staring at an uphill battle, the former special teams ace didn’t have much to work with. One thing he did have, though, was promise. He promoted CIS […]

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Getting her shot

A look at new women's basketball head coach Michele Hynes

The name Michele Hynes may sound familiar to current and former Bison student athletes. The 26-year-old Millgrove, Ont. native was named head coach of the Bison women’s basketball team in April, after two seasons as an assistant and interim head coach. While her coaching career with Manitoba has just begun, she already has quite the […]

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Big Horn breakdown

Interview with Big Horn member Shahab Valipour

Meeting new people can be tough, but sports can help. What’s more, you don’t necessarily need to play on a team to do this if you join the right fan group. Shahab Valipour is a science student from Iran going into his second year. Not only was Shahab new to the university when he joined […]

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Running with the herd

Inside the mind of Manitoba half marathon winner Abduselam Yussuf

Speed is a gift, and Abduselam Yussuf has certainly been blessed with a large quantity of it. The cross country and track and field athlete, who is going into his third year of eligibility  with the Bisons, recently showed off that speed en route to capturing the 2014 Manitoba half marathon title. His time of […]

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