ResearchLIFE is a publication of the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International). First published in 2009, there are two issues annually (winter and summer). The magazine highlights the quest for knowledge that artists, engineers, scholars, scientists and students at UM explore every day.
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Message from Digvir Jayas
This issue marks my last in my role as vice-president (research and international) at UM. The magazine has afforded me the opportunity to share the incredible research, scholarly works and creative activities undertaken by the exemplary group of university faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and students at UM.
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It has been my privilege to oversee the research enterprise at UM for the past thirteen years. I sat down with this magazine’s editor to chat about my time in my administrative role. You can read an excerpt from that conversation in the Insights section.
In this issue you will read about some of the things I think of as having had a hand in making come to fruition, like the opening of the Churchill Marine Observatory, slated to open in 2022. During my term there were many such infrastructure projects that resulted in new facilities that support research, teaching and learning at UM. They include the Taché Arts Complex, the Manitoba Institute for Materials, the Stanley Pauley Engineering building, Smartpark Innovation Hub, the Richardson Centre for Functional Food and Nutraceuticals, the Canadian Wheat Board Centre for Grain Storage Research and the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility.
I am especially proud of the growth in undergraduate research experiences and support. When launched in 2012, we were the first university in Canada to offer the Undergraduate Research Awards in all disciplines open competitively to all students. You can read more about undergraduate research and sparking the interest of the next generation in the Spotlight on Students section (page 36).
I look forward to seeing the further growth of the research enterprise at UM for years to come. I close with my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to you, our readers, our supporters and our partners.
—Digvir S. Jayas, OC, PhD, DSc, PEng, PAg, FRSC
In this issue: Spring 2022
Observing growth in research
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- Experimental equity
Why sex matters in biomedical research
- Innovating diversity education
A new twist on 2SLGBTQ+ awareness
- Getting past the barriers
Seeking public transit equity
- The not so sweet truth about food politics
Investigating inequalities in law making
- Fostering research excellence
Research can only be excellent, innovative and impactful when it benefits us all
- Building nanoparticles for biomedical applications
Vanier scholar Rachel Nickel discusses her research
In this COVID research themed issue, feature stories highlight investigations by four researchers delving into the many aspects and impacts of the pandemic.
- Ryan Zarychanski - Hip to Heparin
- Nicola Koper - On the Wing
- Lori Wilkinson and Kiera Ladner - Pandemic Fallout
- Christine Leong - Preventing Unintended Disaster
In this issue, feature stories on early career researchers who are making great strides in their scientific, creative and scholarly investigations:
- Karen Dow - Ice, Ice, Maybe
- Daniel McCafferty - Freehand
- Indigenous Scholar Mary Kate Dennis - Lessons on Loss
- Tracie Afifi - The Measure of Maltreatment
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- ResearchLIFE - Winter 2018 (PDF)
- ResearchLIFE - Summer 2017 (PDF)
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