Science

  • Farm, table, landfill

    As the total at the grocery register seemingly climbs every week, many Canadians are looking to save money however they can. Buying discounted food close to its expiration date could help shoppers avoid sticker shock while even unintentionally reducing carbon emissions.

  • Manitoba gets its first Indigenous Protected Area

    Manitoba is establishing its first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in the northern part of the province, a big step forward in conservation and reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples.

  • ‘Avoidable harm’

    Masked faces are few and far between as I walk through the University of Winnipeg (U of W)’s main campus in early January, watching as students brush past one another in hallways between classes or congregate around tables in the library’s mezzanines.

  • U of W researchers participate in historic NASA mission

    Researchers at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) are playing a prominent role in a historic NASA-led mission to collect and study samples from a near-Earth asteroid.

  • Theoretical physics prof earns field’s first provincial grant

    Pinning down the properties of the invisible “dark matter” that holds our galaxy together has eluded scientists for decades. A University of Winnipeg (U of W) professor recently received funding from the Province to support his inquest into one of astrophysics’ biggest mysteries.

  • The young and the climate anxious

    Climate anxiety has pushed many young people to jump to action. Noticing their governments are not taking steps to avoid climate catastrophe, they have begun to work together to try to ensure a livable future.

  • Solving a tricky math problem

    Canadian students’ math scores are steadily declining, something University of Winnipeg (U of W) professors say is concerning.

  • Failure to launch

    Canada’s failure to keep its climate commitments reflects the need for more people to do any heavy lifting when it comes to taking climate action and the crisis head-on.

  • Neuroscience profs building ‘first-of-its-kind’ research centre

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) is now home to three new pieces of cutting-edge neuroscience research equipment.

    Psychology professors Dr. Amy Desroches, Dr. Stephen Smith and Dr. Stephanie Bugden research children’s linguistic and neural development. They work within the U of W’s recently inaugurated neuroscience program that features a new Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Unclear critical-minerals strategy sparks demand for answers

    While navigating the climate crisis, governments have to balance people’s needs with the planet’s health. Switching to wind turbines and electric cars obviously helps wean communities off coal and oil. However, renewable energy systems come with their own environmental risks.

  • PROFile: ‘A holy grail of diagnostics’

    Born in India, Anuraag Shrivastav arrived in Winnipeg by way of Saskatoon in 2009.

  • Morel guidance

    Every day, a handful of the 16.6 thousand members of the Foraging Manitoba Facebook group log on for some morel support. No, that’s not a typo.

  • Origin stories: James Peebles

    Former Winnipegger and astrophysicist James Peebles recalls receiving a 5 a.m. phone call from Stockholm back in 2019. The call informed him he was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics.

  • Support in seven pages

    I sat, hunched, in the emergency room for six hours before being shuttled down the corridor to yet another crammed, industrial space. I don’t remember the colour of the curtains hung around my bed (likely beige) or the precise antiseptic scent in the air.

  • Carbon’s ugly cousin: methane

    Most Winnipeggers likely think the only options for their waste are “recycling” or “garbage.” Even a lot of environmentalists who try to avoid plastic packaging likely toss their organic matter in the trash without wringing their hands over it too much. But when those potato peels, eggshells and old leftovers decompose in the landfill, they produce methane.

  • How long is too long?

    According to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) published in May of 2021, half of Canadians wait up to a month for ongoing counselling services, while one in 10 Canadians may wait more than four months.

  • Student server goes live

    After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many University of Winnipeg students have had a drastically new experience of the academic programs provided by the institution. While courses and exams have been adapted to the virtual space, many elements of the typical university experience, particularly the social elements, have grown in a much more piecemeal manner.

  • There is a moon in Gemini tonight

    When the planet of communication appears to turn backward in the sky, it can mark a time of frustrating delays, or simply reflection.

  • New Year, Same Sh*t

    I was excited to nicely tuck away the “pandemic part” of my life away and go back to “normal.”

  • PROFile: The harms that they do

    Before becoming an instructor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) criminal-justice department, Amelia Curran was a student at the university herself.

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