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Science Experiments for Kids

As many of us are at home social distancing right now, our daily routines have been turned upside down. For some, this means working from home or having more free time for a new hobby, but for parents and caregivers, daily life has changed drastically for both you and your children. Not only are you…

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3 Book Series You Can Read With Your Children

Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. – Bardige, B. Talk to Me, Baby! (2009), Paul H Brookes Pub Co. We know how important it is to empower today’s children and families with the tools to…

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Here at CHRIM, diabetes is a key part of our research and something we work to bring awareness to during Diabetes Awareness Month and throughout the year. Dr. Elizabeth Sellers is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital and a researcher within the Diabetes Research Envisioned and Accomplished in Manitoba (DREAM) theme at CHRIM. In…

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Science in the Community

The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba was invited to St. John Brebeuf’s Grade 2 class as part of their social studies education. The students are currently learning about communities and its important components, which includes the different occupations that contribute to our society. We all love science at CHRIM and know the impact our…

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Orange Shirt Day Walk 2019

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of losing her shiny new orange shirt on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the…

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Tips to Help You and Your Child’s Back to School Transition

Authors: Dr. Leslie Roos and Dr. Jennifer Protudjer The dog days of summer are here and for many families, that means preparing for a new routine as kids’ head back to school. New routines, or the resumption of routines that were temporarily halted by summer vacation, can lead to kids feeling worried and stressed during…

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Gestational Diabetes Adversely Affects Pancreatic Islet Structure and Function in Male Rat Offspring

By Drs. Vernon Dolinsky and Christine Doucette The pancreas contains important structures called the islets that produce important glucose-regulating hormones, including insulin. Diabetes happens when the islets fail to produce enough insulin to control blood sugar, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Mounting evidence from Diabetes Research Envisioned & Accomplished in Manitoba (DREAM) researchers and…

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2018 Annual General Meeting

Another incredible year of important milestones and accomplishments has passed and we are thrilled to celebrate and acknowledge these important events with our partners, research teams and support staff at the Annual General Meeting! The evening started with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception for guests to connect with new and familiar faces. Smiles in…

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