Computer Science

Making devices smarter

Dr. Pourang Irani is bringing to life the wearable technologies and hologram projection devices of tomorrow, that could give new tools to disaster-response workers, doctors and educators.
Physics & Astronomy

Exploring the invisible high-energy universe in unprecedented detail

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb’s research has helped launch Astro H, a high powered X-ray telescope into space.
Chemistry

Designing proteins to cure disease and clean up oil spills

Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications.
Computer Science

Robots as co-workers?

Dr. James Young explores how companies can introduce robots into our work environments and how they can be better integrated into our homes.
Microbiology

Countering the rise of today’s “Superbugs”

Dr. Ayush Kumar investigates antibiotic-resistant bacteria in water on First Nations reserves.
Biological Sciences

Is climate change affecting the migratory pattern of songbirds?

Dr. Kevin Fraser investigates the factors at departure and during migration that limit or constrain songbird behaviour, and how what happens prior to their arrival may influence their breeding success.

Visual and Automated Disease Analytics

$1.65M Awarded from NSERC CREATE in 2017 for Visual and Automated Disease Analytics program

Visual and Automated Disease Analytics

Computer science professor Pourang Irani and his collaborators received $1.65 million in federal funding today to train graduate students to explore and understand vast stores of health data in new ways.

Through this new training program, graduate students will create interactive visualization and automated tools that will make sense of all the data, helping policy-makers to manage chronic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, and quickly detect and prevent infectious disease outbreaks such as Zika virus.

 

Radio Astronomy Data Centre

$10M awarded by CFI for the development of a radio astronomy data centre in partnership with the University of Toronto and York University

Radio Astronomy Data Centre

Dean of Science Stefi Baum, and Canada Research Chair Samar Safi-Harb, and colleagues are partnering with colleagues at the University of Toronto and six other Canadian institutions as well as international partners to develop a virtual radio astronomy data centre. The project received $10 million in new CFI funding to create the innovative astronomical data systems that will usher in a new era of discovery.

 

Discovery Grants Program, Scholarships and Fellowships

$10.9M Awarded in NSERC Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships in 2017

Discovery Grants Program, Scholarships and Fellowships

On Sept. 12, 2017, Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced $10,921,917 in support for fundamental research through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) 2017 competition for the Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships at the University of Manitoba.

 

Protecting our Water

$2.4M awarded from Western Economic Diversification in support of a state of the art facility for Center for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRaD)

Protecting our Water

In a world where clean water is becoming an increasingly rare resource, Department of Chemistry professor Gregg Tomy’s research is a valuable tool in the search for ways to protect our water supply.

 

5 Years of Support

$2.15M over five years from NSERC in support of Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens)

5 Years of Support

Gary Anderson, associate head of the department of biological sciences, receives $2.15 million over five years for the NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens).

 

First Nations Reserves and Their Water

$6.23K awarded by CIHR for the study of bacterial contamination and antibiotic resistance in drinking water from First Nation Reserves

First Nations Reserves and Their Water

Imagine yourself in the dark days before the discovery of penicillin, when there was no effective treatment for infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea or rheumatic fever. Back in a time when blood poisoning from a minor cut or abrasion could be enough to cause death, while doctors could do nothing but stand by and hope for the best. Unlike most of us, researcher and Associate professor of Microbiology Dr. Ayush Kumar doesn’t have to imagine those times.

 

News & Events

June
18

68th Canadian Society of Microbiologists Annual Conference

CSM 2018 promises to be a showcase of the best...

 
25

Research Computing Summer School

Research Computing Summer School June 25-28, 2018 University of Manitoba...

 
27

Astronomy Open House

Astronomy Open Houses will continue throughout the summer.  Since the sunset...

 
28

Pre-Registration Information Session

Faculty of Science Student Pre-Registration Information Session New students! We...

July
02

Canada Day observed, University Closed

 
09

Pre-Registration Information Session

Faculty of Science Student Pre-Registration Information Session New students! We...

 
25

Astronomy Open House

Astronomy Open Houses will continue throughout the summer.  Since the sunset...

August
06

Terry Fox Day - Civic Holiday, University Closed

 
29

Graduate Student Orientation

All new graduate and professional school students are invited to...

 
29

Astronomy Open House

Astronomy Open Houses will continue throughout the summer.  Since the sunset...

News

National microbiology conference welcomes respected Listeria researcher Dr. Nancy Freitag

Ask the average person what they know about Listeria, and it’s a pretty good bet that “cool” won’t be a word that gets used. Then again, Professor Nancy Freitag is far from the average person. A respected Listeria researcher and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Chicago at Illinois, Freitag happened upon...

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Mathematical idealist: UofM grad Ryan Sherbo hopes to help society, one equation at a time

Photo: Kira Koop. What do you get when you combine mathematics with a desire to make the world a better place? You get a University of Manitoba grad with a Bachelor’s degree in Honour Mathematics, a specialization in Applied and Computational Math, and dreams of using their knowledge to help others. Ryan Sherbo is off...

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PIMS: The Power of relationship building for Indigenous youth

Addressing the complex issue of underrepresentation of Indigenous youth in post-secondary studies, and STEM fields. Darja Barr, Department of Mathematics, outlines new recruitment initiatives at the University of Manitoba to attract and support Indigenous youth. As the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) reports: At post secondary institutions across Canada, the recruitment and retention of Indigenous and First Nations...

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Gail Davoren’s Research Sheds Light on the Role of Capelin in the North Marine Food Web

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” – African proverbA slender, silvery fish around six or seven inches long, the capelin is not what you might call a particularly impressive specimen. Yet without this little denizen of the deep, the food chain off the...

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MATH CAMP 2018

The University of Manitoba is offering its seventeenth summer camp for mathematically interested and talented grade nine and ten students. The purpose of the camp is to enable students to pursue knowledge in a subject they enjoy, in an environment that encourages and fosters such pursuits. Selected participants will gain knowledge and skills, emphasizing problem...

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