Research

UWinnipeg receives SSHRC grant money for research

UWinnipeg has received a total$876,253 for six UWinnipeg researchers thanks to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Destination Steinbach: food history truck ready to roll

People can register now to share food stories, recipes Dr. Janis Thiessen is hitting the road to ask Manitobans in the Steinbach area to share their food histories and family recipes and she’s inviting people to register now to participate. Thiessen, Associate Professor (History) and Associate Director of the Oral History Centre at The University of …Read more >

Chris Wiebe’s Canada Research Chair renewed

Wiebe’s research explores quantum materials and how they could be used to develop electronics that are more affordable, power-efficient, and portable than ones currently available.

UWinnipeg grad student partners with city to map mosquito dispersal patterns

Winnipeg’s longstanding fight against mosquitoes has found a new ally in Martine Balcaen, a student in the Master of Science in Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy program.

New online tool maps climate change across Canada

Visual data from UWinnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians.

Dr. Shauna MacKinnon book release April 1

There is increasing pressure on university scholars to reach beyond the “ivory tower” and engage in collaborative research with communities. But what does this actually mean? What is community-based participatory research (CBPR) and what does engagement look like? Find out more about Practising Community-Based Participatory Research here.

Rhetoric prof shares research on classic sci-fi and new media

Hello, Dave…or rather, Dr. Matthew Flisfeder. The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications professor is the keynote speaker at an upcoming event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia on March 24. Flisfeder’s talk, titled “‘It can only be attributable to human error’: Reading the Hysterical …Read more >

Investing in universities produces great dividends

In today’s Winnipeg Free Press, (March 19, 2018), Dr. Manish Pandey calculates the economic effect UWinnipeg has on the provincial economy. Dr. Pandey is a Professor (Economics) and Acing Vice-President, Research and Innovation, at UWinnipeg. Read the article here.    

Understanding diseases in the brain

UWinnipeg prof Melanie Martin and her students publish findings in two prestigious journals A team of researchers led by University of Winnipeg Physics professor Dr. Melanie Martin has found early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). “We developed a method using MRI to isolate signals from parts of the …Read more >

Investment in fundamental research benefits us all

Published in the Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, March 1, 2018           By Annette Trimbee This week, the federal government announced a major investment in fundamental research that is being enthusiastically welcomed throughout the nation’s research community. Budget 2018 includes a commitment of $3.8 billion over the next five years which will be provided via the …Read more >