Media Advisory: Study Analyses Consumer Safety Bill Being Considered by Senate

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Advisory, Asper School

In light of proposed product safety legislation before the Senate, Hari Bapuji, a product recall researcher, has written a paper that reviews consumer product safety in Canada.
The paper notes that resources devoted to consumer safety in Canada have dwindled and the new proposed legislation needs to take steps to address core safety issues through reforming […]

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News Release: China/Manitoba Partnerships Celebrated

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Agriculture, Asper School, Education, Engineering, Health, History, International Centre for Students, Medicine, News Release, Nursing, Outreach, Research, Social Work, conference, economics, human ecology, political studies

An academic symposium highlighting partnerships created between China and Canada during the past 40 years, will be held October 23, 2010, in Winnipeg. The focus will be on the numerous research and cultural partnerships that have been forged between China and the University of Manitoba during the past few decades.
The conference brings together Canadian academics […]

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News Release: Mandatory bike helmet laws are effective, don’t reduce cycling habits

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Medicine, News Release, Research

Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head, brain and face injuries. While opponents of mandatory bicycle helmet legislation claim that such laws discourage bicycle use, there is little evidence to support this outcome.
Indeed, a new study, published in the August edition of Injury Prevention journal [http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/16/4/219.abstract] conducted by researchers at the universities of Manitoba and […]

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News Release: U of M first in Canada to achieve COR Safety Certificate

June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · News Release

The University of Manitoba has been honoured with a national award for its high standard of safety and health programs. The University’s physical plant obtained the Certification of Recognition (COR) from the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM).
“We have been working on this for about four years,” notes Rudy Mejía, assistant director, physical plant. “We […]

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