Searching for a cure with cutting-edge biomedical research

UWinnipeg post-doctoral scholar, Dr. Sheryl Herrera is transforming biomedical research – and hopes to one day find a cure for debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s. Thanks to a Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellowship, she is working with Cubresa, Inc., developing applications for improved diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system disorders.

Undergraduate research highlighted at annual symposium

The 14th annual Randy Kobes Undergraduate Research Symposium had 34 undergraduate students from across disciplines and departments presenting their research.

NASA research student at UWinnipeg

NASA funded researcher Jess Mollerup, from Western Washington University, has come to work with Dr. Ed Cloutis in his Center for Terrestrial and Planetary Exploration Lab.

UWinnipeg students participate in moon mission

Seven undergraduate students from UWinnipeg participated in a simulated Canadian Space Agency moon exploration mission.

UWinnipeg historians lead Manitoba Indigenous TB Photo Project

Two UWinnipeg historians are leading a project featuring previously unseen historical photos of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit patients and staff at Manitoba tuberculosis (TB) hospitals, with the goal of making images accessible to former patients.

New Report Explores the Health Risks of Heat Waves and Climate Change in Canada

WINNIPEG, MB – Today the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) at The University of Winnipeg launched a special report called Heat Waves and Health, which explains the risks and health adaptation options facing Canadians regarding climate change and extreme heat: “The consequences of extreme heat are serious and affect cardiovascular, mental and respiratory health,” said Dr. Ian Mauro, Prairie Climate Centre’s Executive …Read more >

Chemists research plant-based compounds to treat Type 2 diabetes

Traditional medicinal plants used by Indigenous peoples may hold the key for scientists to discover an effective treatment for Type 2 diabetes, and UWinnipeg chemist, professor, and program chair, Dr. Athar Ata is determined to find that remedy.

UWinnipeg chemists recognized with multiple conference awards

It has been a busy spring and summer for The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Chemistry, as 25 students and faculty members have presented their research work at conferences across the country, taking home a number of awards recognizing their research excellence. 

Restoring prairie grasslands

A research team led by assistant biology professor Rafael Otfinowski and alumna Vicky Coffey are trying to understand the function of grassland ecosystems to improve restoration efforts.

UWinnipeg researcher takes an inside look at goals and motivation

Dr, Olya Bullard’s research into how goal progress influences regulatory focus will be in the hands of business students across Canada this fall, as it is featured in the fall 2019 edition of a popular Canadian textbook. Bullard has a SHERC grant to continue her research, examining how a person’s active goals influence the purchase decisions they make for others.