One of the best things about freelance writing is the opportunity for continuous learning.
And with some stories, I also get a chance to find out about some of the incredible work scientists, researchers, clinicians, and academics are doing right here in Canada.
That’s the case with the stories I was asked to write for an annual publication that spotlights projects that are underway in Canadian universities. The Excellence in Research and Innovation Report 2022, put together by Randall Anthony Communications, is published by the Globe Content Studio.
This year, had the opportunity to interview Dr. B. Mario Pinto, the incoming Vice President (Research and International) at the University of Manitoba about his vision for the institution’s future.
One of the things he plans to do is further build on the University of Manitoba’s success as a global leader in maternal and child health. Until doing background reading for the piece, I wasn’t aware of the university’s reputation as a global leader in maternal and child health.
For instance, one of the initiatives led by the University of Manitoba’s Institute for Global Public Health has helped to substantially reduce the number of infants who die in their first month of life in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state.
In my conversation with Dr. Pinto, he outlined how he hopes to advance the University’s four strategic priorities: health as a human right, climate action, advancing Indigenous achievement and reconciliation, and transforming the student experience.
To learn more, read the piece: ‘Ethical Literacy: University of Manitoba Ushering in a New Era of Research.’