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U of M Study Finds Aspirin May Prevent HIV Transmission

U of M Study Finds Aspirin May Prevent HIV Transmission

Univesity of Manitoba
Univesity of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new study out of the University of Manitoba has found low-dose Aspirin can play a role in preventing HIV transmission.

The pilot study tested the effect of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA or Aspirin) and other anti-inflammatory drugs on HIV target cells in a group of Kenyan women who were at low risk for HIV.

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Saudi Students Given Four Weeks to Leave Canada, Even If Studies Not Completed

Saudi Students Given Four Weeks to Leave Canada, Even If Studies Not Completed

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

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Passengers disembark from a plane belonging to Saudia airline, at Baghdad International Airport, in Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The rift between the federal government and Saudi Arabia has prompted the country’s state airline to suspend operations in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Karim Kadim)

MONTREAL – Saudi students in Canadian universities have been given four weeks to pack their bags and leave the country, two senior university officials said Tuesday.

Universities across the country were scrambling to get information after Saudi Arabia suspended scholarships to Canada and planned to relocate its students already here.

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Higher Education: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Higher Education: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — I hold a commerce degree and during university, we had many chances to interact with those already in the workforce. Whether it was in-class presentations, networking events or hiring fairs, the message was always the same, “School is great, but you’ll learn what you actually need to know once you start working.” I don’t think that commerce grads are unique in this experience.

For many young Canadians, post-secondary education opens their eyes to life and ideas. It can be a transformative experience, but as an educational necessity for a job or career, can you have too much of a good thing? Post-secondary degrees no longer guarantee entry to the middle or upper classes and students are being saddled with increasing levels of debt as the cost of education rises.

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New K-5 School Planned for Seven Oaks School Division

New K-5 School Planned for Seven Oaks School Division

By Sarah Klein

Brian Pallister
Premier Brian Pallister announces the construction of a new K-5 school in the Seven Oaks School Division on Thursday, June 7, 2018. (@BRIAN_PALLISTER / TWITTER)

A new kindergarten to Grade 5 school is in the planning stages for the Seven Oaks School Division.

The province on Thursday unveiled plans for the dual-track school on Templeton Avenue, creating space for 450 students with a future capacity of 600.

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Brandon Researcher Using ‘Good Bugs’ to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Brandon Researcher Using ‘Good Bugs’ to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Dr. Poonam Singh
Assiniboine Community College agriculture instructor Dr. Poonam Singh, right, discusses how good bugs can fight bad bugs with, from left, Assiniboine student Gopin Patel, Shelmerdine employee Stephanie Walker and Assiniboine research intern Tiffany Nykolyshyn. (HANDOUT)

A $25,000 grant to an instructor and researcher at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon is using so-called “good bugs” to weed out other pests that may injure and sometimes kill plants.

Dr. Poonam Singh is the recipient of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant from the NSERC Engage program.

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U of M Renames College of Dentistry After Historic $7.5M Donation

U of M Renames College of Dentistry After Historic $7.5M Donation

Dr. Gerry and Mrs. Reesa Niznick - College of Dentistry
Dr. Gerry and Mrs. Reesa Niznick with University of Manitoba president David Barnard on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The U of M has renamed its College of Dentistry after Niznick following a $7.5 million donation. (@UM_PRESIDENT / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — The College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba has received a $7.5 million from an alumnus.

Dr. Gerry and Mrs. Reesa Niznick presented the historic donation on Tuesday through the Front and Centre campaign.

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