Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry Group

Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry 


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In the media:

Aug. 12, 2019


Federal government funds U of M research into oil spill responses



Jul. 02, 2019


Neal's paper on CO2 solubility in cryospheric conditions is one of the most downloaded articles in Marine Chemistry


 Professor leads the way in Arctic environmental chemistry (UM Today, Dec. 15, 2016)

Mar. 19, 2019


Kang Wang defended his PhD thesis


 A Solution to Pollution: Expert in Arctic Environmental Chemistry Delivers 2016 Stairs Lecture (Trent University Daily News, Nov. 15, 2016)

Mar. 05, 2019


United Nations Environment's Global Mercury Assessment 2018 released


 Serf's Up at the U of M (SmartBiz, March 2016)

Dec. 17, 2019


Skye Kushner defended his MSc thesis


 Arctic sea ice 'frost flowers' in bloom at University of Manitoba lab (CBC, Jan. 18, 2016)

Nov. 15, 2018


New paper in Nature Communications uncovers a new mechanism of mercury photoreduction in the atmosphere


 Cold Case (Canadian Chemical News, May/June, 2013)

Oct. 18, 2018


The Conversation: How we solved an Arctic mercury mystery


 Re-creating the Arctic (Scholastic, March 21, 2013)

Oct. 17, 2018


Neal's paper in Marine Chemistry determines Henry's Law constant for CO2 under cryospheric conditions


 Manitoba research centre tackles tough questions on vanishing Arctic sea ice (Globe and Mail, March 15, 2013)

Sept. 27, 2018


Kang's paper in Scientific Reports offers a new explanation for biotic mercury trend in the Canadian Arctic


 The Arctic in a pool: Simulator grows sea ice for research (NBC News, Feb. 28 , 2013; LiveScience, Feb. 27, 2013)

Sept. 18, 2018


New global and oceanic mercury budgets published


 Fire and Ice - Passion ignites innovative design data (ResearchLIFE, University of Manitoba, Issue 9, 2013)

July 2-3, 2018


Knowledge Exchange Workshop in Churchill, MB


 New data shed light on bromine explosions (Canadian Chemical News, May, 2012)

Jul. 27, 2017


A new Agilent 8900 ICP-QQQ-MS installed in the lab


 Unique lab explores mysteries of Arctic sea ice (The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2012)

Mar. 13, 2017


OSICA (Oil Spills in Ice-Covered Arctic waters) Consortium


 Frost Flowers Pump Pollution (CBC Quirks and Quarks, March 10, 2012)

Dec. 9, 2016


Fei was awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC - Tier 1) in Arctic Environmental Chemistry


 Researchers bring Arctic to city (Winnipeg Free Press, Feb. 9, 2012)

Nov. 8, 2016


Fei presented the Stairs Lecture in Chemistry at Trent University


 Following mercury's plot twist (The Bulletin, U of M, Jan. 2009)

June 23, 2016


Fei received NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS)


 Arctic sentinels (PLoS Biology, Oct. 2008)

Jul. - Oct., 2015


GEOTRACES/ArcticNet Expedition to the Arctic Ocean (Kathleen, Kang, Wen & Ashley) - Read live blogs on ResearchGate



June 3, 2014


Fei was elected Chair of the Environment Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)



May 12, 2014


Sarah Beattie's ES&T paper on C&EN news



Sept. 17, 2013


Our joint work with Dr. Shichang Kang appeared in Nature News



Dec. 21, 2012


Our paper on estuarine sediments (Chapman and Wang, 2001) made to the 100 most cited list of all the papers published in the 30-year history of Environ. Toxicol. Chem.!



Mar. 10, 2012


JGR paper and frost flowers featured by Quirks and Quarks



Feb. 8, 2012


Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF) officially opened!



Jan. 24, 2012


Fei received the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award from Mayor Sam Katz



Mar. - July, 2010


Fei was on sabbatical leave at Harvard Univ., USA



Jan., 2010


Fei was named Sir Allan Sewell Visiting Fellow by Griffith Univ.