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[…]


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

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[…]

Hudson Bay Polar Bear

“Global implications of Arctic climate change”

At the 2017 Bonn Climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Dr. David Barber spoke as part of a panel at a side event focused on the global implications of Arctic Climate Change. You can view the video below. Meeting Room 11 November 6 Uploaded by UNFCCC Climate Action Studio on 2017-11-06.

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!

Diane Adams

A clean future – School of Public Health – University of Saskatchewan

Diane Adams, a metis student at the University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health,hopes participating in a national fellowship to create clean energy strategies for Canada will help put an end to ‘energy poverty’ in Indigenous, rural and remote communities. Diane is also part of the Create H20 Program at the University of Manitoba. Congratulations Read more about A clean future – School of Public Health – University of Saskatchewan[…]

Freshwater Ecology Day at Fort Whyte.

Freshwater Ecology Day at Fort Whyte

On September 29, 2016, CanWIN was pleased to participate in Fort Whyte’s first ever Freshwater Ecology Day! We hosted a water monitoring station to help students understand how scientists can collect and process samples for water quality, and what to do with the data! (hint hint, store it  here!) 68 students and ten teachers from Read more about Freshwater Ecology Day at Fort Whyte[…]