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
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[…]
Researchers at U of Winnipeg, U of Waterloo, Queens’s University, U of Saskatchewan and Wilfrid laurier University find Manitoba Lakes some of the highest for internal phosphorous loading.
Fish on antidepressants. #thestruggleisreal
Great announcement by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada re: $25.7 M for funding for Lake Winnipeg. The Universty of Manitoba and CanWin’s very own Dr. Greg McCullough discusses what the fund may want to support. Dr. McCullough also represented CanWIN in an earlier invite only stakeholder meeting with the Minister!
This family is a key point of contact for our researchers on the Manitoba Great Lakes Project.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017. This program is part of broader efforts by this Government to advance work on freshwater management Read more about Feds Invest $26M in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program[…]
12-year-old Vaanan Murugathas will bring his do-it-yourself spectrometer to this weekend’s Maker Festival to shed light on how anyone hack their phone to measure water quality using just construction paper, a CD, and his mobile app.
On March 22 – World Water Day – LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects. Researchers at the University of Manitoba are studying water quality in Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Waterhen, combining satellite imagery with surface-water Read more about World Water Day 2017 – LWF funds $21,000 in local water projects, including UM Manitoba Great Lakes Project[…]
Karla Zubrycki, Project and Communications Manager at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) writes a great article about citizen science, with a focus on work in the Lake Winnipeg Basin. Click to read the complete article. Excerpts from her blog: There must be something in the water in the Lake Winnipeg Basin because an increasing number Read more about Citizen science: Gathering rivers of information Great article by @IISD-ELA’s Karla Zubrycki[…]