Image of Lakes Manitoba, Winnipegosis and Waterhen

Summer 2020 at CEOS

Introduction My name is Casey Clair. I am a 4th year student in the Faculty of Earth, Environment, and Resources here at the University of Manitoba. Some of you may remember last year’s blog post about Katelyn’s and my time around Waterhen, Manitoba. Due to the unforeseen circumstances of Covid-19, I was not able to Read more about Summer 2020 at CEOS[…]

2019 Freshwater ecology day, Fort Whyte

UM Today | Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources | UM scientists teach water quality essentials to young learners

Aspiring ecologists gathered at Fort Whyte Alive on October 2 for Freshwater Ecology Day. There they had the opportunity to learn from water quality experts, including those at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS). Environmentally-minded Manitoba students visited learning stations about water sampling, water chemistry, shoreline erosion, aquatic invasive species, invertebrates, Read more about UM Today | Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources | UM scientists teach water quality essentials to young learners[…]

MV Namao personnel

Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018

It’s 5:00 AM. My cabinmate and the science coordinator, Morgan, gets up and leaves. She’ll figure out the plan for the day based on the weather with the captain of the MV Namao, Walter and then have breakfast. I’ll groggily pull on my workboots and head to the upstairs lab to turn on the gas Read more about Lake Winnipeg Summer 2018[…]

Carp

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 ow.ly/QEBz30ivzVq

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[…]

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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