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Photos by: Beibei Lu

Political Studies Students’ Conference marks 30th year

PSSC panelists discuss challenges and changes in the Arctic.

The 30th annual Political Studies Students’ Conference (PSSC) was held last week at the University of Manitoba. The subject of this year’s conference was Canada and the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities. A wide range of speakers from academic, government, and military fields located in Canada, the United States, and Europe took part. The conference took […]

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Hot and cold

Interesting Winter Olympians from tropical locales

These men and women, in all likelihood, will not win medals in Sochi. In fact, some of them don’t even rank in the top 1,000 worldwide in their event. However, every four years, they are the greatest curiosities of the Winter Olympics: athletes representing nations without cold. Beginning when Mexico sent a bobsled team to […]

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Down the stretch

Bisons show they can handle the Heat in weekend series

The Bison men’s volleyball team kept their playoff dreams alive while the women’s team split their weekend series as the UBC Okanagan Heat visited Investors Group Athletic Centre on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The Bisons schooled the Heat on Friday. In the women’s game, Rachel Cockrell and Taylor Pischke both had 10 kills as […]

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U of M engineering student Cameron MacGregor. Photo by Beibei Lu.

U of M engineering student wins first place at Sunnybrook Prize competition

Pre-diagnostic screening test for obstructive sleep apnea developed

University of Manitoba engineering student Cameron MacGregor is the winner of the third annual Sunnybrook Prize competition for internship research in biomedical engineering, held at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto. His project on the development of an efficient and inexpensive diagnostic screening technique for obstructive sleep apnea earned him first place in the competition, […]

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The U of M CS Women. Photo by Beibei Lu.

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U of M sends first-ever all-women’s team to CS Games

The Computer Science Students’ Association (CSSA) has announced that they will be sending two teams to the 2014 Computer Science (CS) Games, one of which will be the first-ever all-women’s team to attend the Games. The CS Games were founded by students of McGill University in 2003. The Games include a mix of computing and […]

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Photo by Quinn Richert

Celebration Week held at Fort Garry campus

UMSU tradition embraces ‘life and learning’

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) helped to ease the late-January monotony last week with guest speakers, events at the Hub, and free breakfasts. All of this was part of the annual Celebration Week, an UMSU tradition that in the past has brought George Stroumboulopoulos, Gwynne Dyer, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and many other distinguished speakers […]

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Local news briefs

University of Manitoba senate meeting The U of M senate will meet for the second time in 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Scheduled for that meeting are tributes to three recently deceased U of M faculty members: Jaroslav Rozumnyj (Arts), Reginald Litz, (Asper school of business), and David Singer (dentistry). Also on the agenda is […]

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Photo: Katy MacKinnon

Knox Community Kitchen grand opening

Community gathers to share culturally diverse food

A diverse group of cheery faces and eager entrepreneurs gathered in the basement of Knox United Church last Friday for the grand opening of Knox Community Kitchen. The kitchen, completed in July of 2013, was put to use as local food businesses served up spring rolls, soup, and more. The kitchen cost $450,000, all of which […]

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Winnipeg hosts International Winter Cycling Congress

Notoriously cold city an apt setting for winter cycling event

Winnipeg is hosting the second International Winter Cycling Congress (IWCC) from Feb. 12-14. The three-day congress will showcase winter cycling techniques, host numerous community, cultural, and educational events, and provide a forum for planners and policy makers to share ideas and inspiration around the subject of cycling during the winter. The congress seeks to show […]

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Food Strategy pushes for change in U of M campus food system

Joint project of the office of sustainability and Campus Food Strategy seeks to improve the way the U of M does food

Last week the Campus Food Strategy Group (CFSG) held an information session to educate students about sustainability initiatives being undertaken concerning the food system at the University of Manitoba. The group is developing a Campus Food Strategy, a process and vision that seeks to change the way the campus food system operates. The CFSG is […]

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