International news briefs

More universities than ever have international branches Universities are expanding their international reach by setting up campuses outside of their country, reported the University World News (UWN). According to a report done by the Observatory of Borderless Higher Education, the number of international branches of universities is higher than ever. The UWN reported, “The number […]

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Breakthrough digital media research bring creative and scientific experts together

A new research group at the University of Manitoba spanning multiple faculties is exploring possibilities in digital media experimentation. The Experimental Media Research Group involves representatives from the faculties of science, engineering, medicine, architecture, arts, music and the school of art, among others. It aims to develop collaborative research and creative works projects related to […]

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Local Briefs

U of M, U of W partner on major Canadian homeless study The University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg have partnered together to conduct Canada’s largest-ever study on homelessness and mental illness, according to a recent U of M press release. The Winnipeg at Home project has recruited more than 500 people who […]

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International students don’t need to sweat over a D

International students at the University of Manitoba can now breathe a sign of relief, as they will no longer have their off-campus work permits revoked after receiving a D on their transcript. Instead, students must now maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in accordance with the “satisfactory academic standing” requirement of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada […]

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Did you know?

Many creationists excel at one thing: calling specific facts into question in an attempt to get you asking questions about a whole theory. And while we all know that a good theory cannot be debunked by asking a few questions, sometimes it feels really good to have a snappy answer. Here are five common creationist […]

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Common misconceptions about evolution

DISCLAIMER: This article was inspired by reading way too much Stephen Jay Gould, and its arguments are currently still being debated within the scientific community. Much ink has been spilled refuting creationists’ sometimes sneakily intuitive and sometimes hilariously outrageous arguments. Such refutations are often done by clarifying misunderstandings about evolution that arise in the defence […]

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Vetting a scientist

Deciding whom to listen to on any issue can be a difficult task. Add personal bias into the mix, and it can become downright impossible. This is especially true for issues such as global climate change, and evolution, where, on the surface at least, there appears to be scientists on both sides of the “debate.” […]

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