Bison Briefs

Basketball On Nov. 24, the Bisons basketball teams went to the Duckworth Center at the University of Winnipeg to play their crosstown rivals, the Wesmen. Sadly, the Bison women’s team lost, 72-53. Meanwhile, the men dominated their game and won 87-70. The women did quite well in the first half of the game. They entered […]

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Rallying for first place

The Bisons men’s volleyball team find themselves in a tight race at the midway point of the Canada West season. After getting off to a perfect 8-0 start, the Bisons hold a slim lead in the standings over the Alberta Bears and Trinity Western Spartans — who sat tied in the standings at 6-0 — […]

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For the record lover

When it comes to collecting vinyl, everyone is different. Whether it be a passion for 45s, imports, or collecting the entire catalogue of a particular label, it’s safe to say there is something out there for everybody — even you. Vinyl records can have many fun and unique quirks. Excluding the already above mentioned, there […]

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Putting a price on biodiversity

Despite the fact that we are in the midst of a global ecological crisis, conservation efforts around the world continue to face an uphill battle. A recent article in Nature suggests that if our current critically endangered species go extinct, we will have achieved an extinction event of a magnitude comparable to that of the […]

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Graphic: Lauren Mcphaden

Manitoba’s cougar

Are there resident breeding populations of cougar in Manitoba? “The answer is a resounding . . . maybe,” according to Bill Watkins while presiding over a crowd of engaged university students and science professionals in attendance at The Wildlife Society’s fall mixer on Nov. 17. Watkins is a zoologist for Manitoba Conservation and a local […]

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Bird’s eye view

As new research demonstrates how an artificially mutated a strain of avian influenza can spread in at unprecedented rates in ferrets — and possibly humans — scientists and public officials are debating whether the results are safe to publish, out of fears over bioterrorism. Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a virus that affects birds, […]

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Mates and moustaches

You probably have a pretty good idea about what Movember is, but do you know how it came to be? Let me enlighten you. The movement has increased in popularity since its modest 2003 launch in Melbourne, Australia. It all began with a simple conversation between two friends — Luke Slattery and Travis Garone. The […]

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