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Impact Stories

Restoring Northern Soils
Restoring Northern Soils
December 10, 2013
As industrial activity in Canada’s North expands, so does the need for cost-effective ways to remediate and restore soils that may be contaminated with hydrocarbons as the result of this activity.

Prefabricating Buildings
Prefabricating Buildings
November 25, 2013
Building a new home using traditional methods consumes significant energy.

Food Safety Research
Food Safety Research
October 28, 2013
University of Manitoba food safety expert Richard Holley is working with food companies on natural treatments that could eliminate the risk of bacterial contamination.

Tracking Mercury in the Food Web
Tracking Mercury in the Food Web
September 27, 2013
Mercury can affect the nervous system of fish-eating wildlife and poses health risks to humans who regularly eat contaminated fish.

Inspiring Design
Inspiring Design
August 2, 2013
Every two years, young athletes compete in Canada’s largest multi-sport event, the Canada Games.

Physics in a Flash
Physics in a Flash
July 15, 2013
The line between biology and physics is starting to blur, thanks to a groundbreaking discovery that is shedding light on the process behind photosynthesis.

Following the Golden Trail
Following the Golden Trail
May 14, 2013
Research team helps the Canadian mining industry develop tools to uncover new metal and mineral deposits.

Seeing Green
Seeing Green
May 10, 2013
If a tree falls in the forest … shouldn’t the lumber yard know about it? In today’s just-in-time economy, the answer, ideally, would be “yes.”

A Million Dollar Question
A Million Dollar Question
February 27, 2013
Stephen Cook could help you win one million dollars. To collect, you just have to answer a skill-testing question. Problem is: the best minds in mathematics have so far been unable to do it.

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