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Notes from Gnaraloo

January 5, 2015 We’re officially midway through sea turtle nesting season and are currently recording up to 15 activities per day here at Gnaraloo Bay…


Notes from Gnaraloo

December 2, 2014 It’s been nearly six weeks since my arrival in Western Australia (WA) and I can’t seem to decide if time is flying…


Notes from Gnaraloo

Recently, I resigned from my position as Science and Technology editor with the Manitoban to participate in an once-in-a-lifetime experience with an Australian marine turtle…


Freaks of Nature: Cymothoa exigua

In this week’s instalment of Freaks of Nature, we’ll take a look at the Cymothoa exigua, an apt name that doesn’t exactly roll off the…


Kickstart student-developed technology

Typically, when you ask a university student what they do in their spare time, you might not expect to hear, “design next generation wireless sensor…


Freaks of Nature: The gastric-brooding frog

For the first instalment of the “Freaks of Nature” column, we’ll take an up close and personal look at the gastric-brooding frog. This Australian critter…


GMO pesticide Roundup risk to fish?

In Canada, agriculture and forestry are leading industries in pesticide use. Currently, at the University of Manitoba, research is being done to investigate the environmental…


Active living programs at U of M

The University of Manitoba is not only a leading academic institute; it also places strong emphasis on fitness and recreation. The faculty of kinesiology and…


Organic from roots to ruminants

Students in the department of agroecology attended an annual field trip Sept. 3 to gain a perspective on real-life applications of coursework. Students, ranging from…


Ebola and ZMapp questions answered

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has placed pressure on pharmaceutical labs worldwide to develop a treatment for those infected and to prevent the…