Science

  • 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.

  • Trendy Ghost

  • Barriers to choice

    On Oct. 2, 2021, a crowd gathered outside the Manitoba Legislative Building in solidarity with Texans impacted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision banning abortions after six weeks. This group, led by the Women’s March Winnipeg chapter, reminded Manitobans that reproductive justice in the province has a long way to go.

  • PROFile: Clarity in math

    It was roughly 27 years ago that Mladen Despic – a mathematics and statistics instructor for the University of Winnipeg (U of W) – first began teaching on campus.

  • To medicate or not to medicate

    In 2019, I came across a video called “True cost of US healthcare shocks the British public.” I hate to admit it, but it made me laugh – a lot.

  • PROFile: Solving problems

    For Terry Visentin – professor for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Department of Mathematics and Statistics – problem solving is one of the most engaging aspects of mathematics.

  • City briefs

    New labs go live// Watching the vote on Bill 207// Public cannabis consumption cancelled// Speakers on supporting the unsheltered// Riley Lecture on the Sixties Scoop// Congratulations, graduates!

  • ‘Conversations about stigma’ are all talk

    In mid-September, Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk spoke to multiple media outlets about “ending the stigma around talking about mental health.” As Kreviazuk told CTV News Winnipeg, “I’ve always believed we’re only as strong as the person who’s having the most challenging time in our immediate family, in our community.

  • Vaccines mandated on U of W campus

    After weeks of advocacy from faculty unions and pressure from students, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) is set to follow in the footsteps of other Canadian universities by implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the fall term. 

  • Finding common ground

    As Manitoba reopens and news articles turn to discussion of booster shots, it may feel like we’re finally leaving COVID-19 behind. But we’re not out of the woods just yet, as vaccine uptake in the province continues to plateau. 

  • Out-of-this-world research activity

    U of W team part of Mars rover project

  • Identifying the roots of gender disparity in STEM

    Debriefing the Nova Summit

  • U of W launches new grad program

    Master in Environmental & Social Change is more relevant than ever

  • Restrictive land use a setback to climate justice

    Neighbourhood change, especially in trendy, upscale neighbourhoods, is a heated topic across Canada. But Green Party of Canada leadership hopeful Glen Murray’s take on the issue is at odds with the party’s climate goals.

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