Let’s go back to basics

The act of eating has become something more than nourishing our body; it is a bad habit which promotes excessive intake of food. In 1998, the World Health Organization classified obesity as a “growing epidemic.” Obesity is defined by a body mass index (BMI) that is greater than 30. In North America, there is an […]

Read more »

Hips don’t lie

Belly dancing classes can be found nearly everywhere these days, at almost every recreation centre or dance studio in cities across North America. Even my hometown of Russell Man., at a population of 1,500 people, had two belly-dancing classes offered at the local dance academy. Given the exotic and often seductive appearance of the dance, […]

Read more »

Bison briefs

Football Last week the Bisons announced two new additions to the football club as high school prospects Evan Gill and Thomas Miles have committed to play in the upcoming 2010 season. Both players were part of the 2008 ANAVETS Bowl Champion Churchill Bulldogs and were both highly scouted by competing CIS teams. Gill, a defensive […]

Read more »

U of M researchers look to convert Tim Hortons cups into biofuel

University of Manitoba professors Dr. David Levin and Dr. Richard Sparling have been collecting Tim Hortons cups on campus in order to further their research to convert the cups into biofuel — such as ethanol or hydrogen — using bacteria that eat cellulose. Dr. Levin, associate professor of biosystems engineering, said, “What we do is […]

Read more »

Board of Governors approves 0% increase to executive salaries

The decision to approve the zero percent increase was made by the management resources and compensation committee at Tuesday’s board meeting. “It’s a prudent step, and a responsible step, given it’s a challenging economic time,” said university spokesperson John Danakas. At this point, these salary range adjustments are limited to the executive group and the […]

Read more »

Solar power

What if I told you that enough of the sun’s energy strikes the Earth every hour to power the entire planet for a full year? That would mean that if we could collect 100 per cent of the energy hitting the earth, we could collect a full day’s energy in as little as 10 seconds. […]

Read more »

Penny for your thoughts

With the results of a study published in the March 11 issue of Current Biology, scientists from University College London (UCL) have brought us closer to understanding how memories are fixed in our brains. The study focuses on the recall of episodic memories, which, according to Jonathan Marotta, a neuroscientist here at the University of […]

Read more »