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Dr. Poonam Singh, (r), 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.

It’s a bug-eat-bug world, says Assiniboine faculty member

Researcher uses $25,000 NSERC grant to reduce pesticide use

Bugs that eat bugs fascinate Dr. Poonam Singh. The instructor and researcher at Assiniboine Community College is studying the effectiveness of using “good bugs” to control pests that injure and sometimes kill plants. Singh is the first instructor at Assiniboine to receive a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Instructors Hired For New Horticultural Program

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) welcomes two new instructors to the college’s new horticultural production program that starts this fall. Lord Abbey and Sajjad Rao have strong credentials that will open the doors to applied research in horticultural production. ACC’s current research project is funded by the Canada-Manitoba Growing Forward Strategic Innovation Fund Advancing Agri- Innovation

ACC Forum To Discuss Climate Change

David Barber used to be a skeptic. Barber has spent almost 30 years studying sea ice in the Arctic region. For the first 10 years he thought that changes he was observing in the ice, and the effects they had on the Arctic ecosystem, were as a result of natural variability. He was not convinced

Project to map traditional medicinal plants

Two Assiniboine Community College instructors have secured a $25,000 grant from Manitoba Conservation to document medicinal Aboriginal plant species in southwestern Manitoba. The grant, funded through the Sustainable Development Innovations Fund, will allow the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to inventory and document medicinal lands that are important to