ASP in the News

Research Vessel Amundsen Studying Sea Ice off Newfoundland

The research vessel Amundsen has a level of technology designed for studying the high arctic few other ships on the planet can lay claim to, but it's about to apply that technology to the comparatively balmy waters off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. VOCM's Andrew Hawthorn reports.  Hear more......

UM Today - Candid Q & A with Grad Student Wieter Boone

Roughly 3,800 students are enrolled in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. They come from around the world to study here and UM Today is getting to know some of them on a more personal, candid, level. We want to know who they are, why they chose the field they did, and about their hobbies, regrets and musical tastes.

Candid is our new bi-weekly feature that will bring these remarkable individuals to the fore. Enjoy!

UM Today: Arctic Partners

On June 8, 2012, University of Manitoba President David Barnard was in Greenland’s capital city of Nuuk to sign an agreement with colleagues from other Arctic nations. The trip happened with little or no fanfare—but when he signed the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) Memorandum of Understanding, it amplified the research opportunities and impact of our students and faculty.

Polar bear penis bone may be weakened by pollution

First climate change, now penile fracture – polar bears have got it pretty rough. Chemical pollutants may be reducing the density of the bears' penis bones, putting them at risk of breaking this most intimate part of their anatomy.

Climate change redistributes fish species at high latitudes

For millions of years, large parts of the marine biotas of the North Atlantic and North Pacific have been separated by harsh climate conditions in the Arctic. A new study, just published in Nature Climate Change, underlines that climate change has begun to weaken this natural barrier promoting the interchange of fishes between the two oceans along with many ecological and economic consequences.