UM Today | Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg

A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. Click on the above link to read the full article. You can read the CBC article at

Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed

Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed

Look what we just published! A digital elevation model (DEM) of the Nelson River watershed. This image is a compiliation of a clipped layer of the Canada 3D dataset and the Lake Winnipeg Basin DEM layer produced by Ram Yerbundi at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The DEM was produced in ArcGIS. View the datasets Read more about Digital elevation model of the Nelson River Watershed[…]

Hudson Bay Polar Bear

UM Today | Churchill Marine Observatory receives new federal funding

  In Churchill today, the federal government, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced a significant investment to assist Canadians with the cost of food and to generate economic growth, particularly in northern Manitoba. In addition to funds supporting economic growth in the Churchill region, funding support is being provided from key programs and initiatives to advance the Read more about UM Today | Churchill Marine Observatory receives new federal funding[…]

Bluegreens washed up along Edward beach. Image by Greg McCullough

MP Terry Duguid to lead Lake Winnipeg basin cleanup efforts – Manitoba – CBC News

MP Terry Duguid to lead Lake Winnipeg basin Program. The $25 million dollar fund will help address issues in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. You can view a list of previously funded projects from the previous Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative on the CanWin site in the DataHub

Lake Winnipeg Satellite Image

ND officials: Optimism builds over $1 billion water pipeline to serve Red River Valley, central ND | Grand Forks Herald

35 U.S. communities ahve committed to a project aiming to pipe water from th Missouri to the Sheyenne River, which flows into the Red River. The project would cost $1 billion dollars and start in 2019.

CCGS Amundsen

BaySys researchers redirected

About 40 scientists from five Canadian universities were scheduled to use the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for the first leg of a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. It’s part of a $17-million, four-year project led by the University of Manitoba that looks at both the effects of climate change as well as public health in remote Read more about BaySys researchers redirected[…]

Dr. Alexis Kanu

Hoop dancer, teenage science whiz among Future 40 finalists – CBC News

Congratulations to Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s Dr. Alexis Kanu and Create H2O’s Taylor Morriseau for being nominated for future 40 finalists on CBC! Both of you are great women in science role models!

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