Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Canada and infections are still a significant cause of death and suffering. It is becoming increasingly clear that infections cause many cancers with 20 per cent of cancers worldwide are caused by preventable or treatable infections such as H. pylori, the human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis […]
March 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Health, History, Indigenous, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Peace and Justice, Research, Science, environment, political studies, sustainability
January 15th, 2013 · No Comments · Education, English, Media, Music, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice, arts
The University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture is pleased to announce the arrival of Clare Muireann Murphy, its new Storyteller-in-Residence. Murphy will hold the position into early April 2013.
Of her new post, Murphy says, “I am utterly honored and delighted to be Storyteller-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral […]
September 26th, 2012 · No Comments · News Release, Research
A world-renowned critic of the excesses and the absurdities of our society will be giving a public presentation as a distinguished visiting lecturer on October 2 at the Fort Garry Campus.
Dr. Alphonso Lingis is one of the world’s leading critics. He is a philosopher, writer, theorist and translator. He received his Ph.D. from the Catholic […]
March 16th, 2011 · No Comments · News Release, arts
On Monday, March 14, 2011, a delegation of officials from the government of Poland visited the University of Manitoba.The department of German and Slavic studies welcomed several delegates, including: the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz; Consul-General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, Marek Ciesielczuk; President of the Canadian Polish Congress (Manitoba […]
December 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Asper School, News Release
Asians and North Americans view gift exchanges differently and that could potentially harm their relationships with each other
A series of five experiments confirmed that Asians are more likely than North Americans to refuse a small gift that is offered to them by a casual acquaintance.
The study provides one of the first demonstrations of a cultural […]
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October 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Advisory, History, News Release
Ever wonder why we dress up in costumes on Halloween? Or where the tradition of giving out treats came from? How about pumpkin carving, what’s up with that?
History professor Gerry Bowler, who researches the history and traditions behind holidays such as Christmas and Halloween, answers those questions in two new videos posted to our YouTube […]
September 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Archives, History, News Release, Research, conference
This week, historians from across Canada will gather in St. John’s College to discuss what it means to live on the prairies.
In 2008, a group of historians at the University of Alberta and Athabasca University revived the traveling, bi-annual Western Canadian Studies Conferences of the 1970s and 80s. The University of Manitoba’s St John’s College […]