Megan Dudenhoeffer has been asking questions about nature and wildlife all her life. Now, her curiosity has taken her to the University of Manitoba’s Department of Biological Sciences, where she is studying Arctic and red fox diet and population dynamics in Churchill, Manitoba.
PhD student Dr. Shirin Moossavi wants to bring a more personalized approach to medicine through her research at the University of Manitoba. Her thesis research examines a link between breast milk microbiotia and asthma in infants. Dr. Shirin Moossavi has
First-year PhD student Kevin Boreskie believes that physical activity promotion is critical to the health of our aging population. His research out of the Albrechtsen Research Centre at the St. Boniface Hospital is investigating how physical activity can prevent cardiovascular
Department of Native Studies student Belinda Blair (Nicholson) hopes to make a difference through her research on coded messages of whiteness in missionary educational texts. As the mother of Indigenous and bi-racial children and the wife of an Indigenous man, Belinda’s
Angelina McLeod’s research at the Department of Native Studies is one of many ways that this activist, director and filmmaker is connecting with her culture and community. Her thesis research focuses on sacred Anishinaabeg birch scrolls that have been passed
Eduardo Vergolino left a tenured university position to pursue a PhD from the University of Manitoba’s Department of Native Studies. He hopes to return to the Federal Institute of Pernambuco in August 2019 with knowledge that will help foster Indigenous education
Karine Martel’s ancestors had Scrip land not far from the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus, right in the homeland of the Métis nation. Now, she has come home to study a landmark Supreme Court case that could affect the
After performing a dance at the 40th Elder’s and Traditional People’s Gathering at Trent University, Emily Henderson was asked a difficult question about non-Indigenous involvement in Indigenous art forms. Now, she is looking for answers through her research at the University of
PhD student Carmine Slipski is using a mechanical approach to help solve the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. A third-place winner of the 2018 3 Minute Thesis competition, his research looks to understand the role that efflux pumps play in
PhD student Michelle Lam is using a board game to promote empathy and understanding of the refugee experience in Canada. An experienced English as an Additional Language teacher who married into a family of former refugees, her doctoral research explores refugee language learning in rural areas of Manitoba.