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, together with colleagues at the University of Toronto and six other Canadian institutions, as well as international partners have received $10 million in new CFI funding to create an 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.

 

Featured Events

Nov. 22 - Undergraduate Student Town Hall

Students, we want to know what you think about your degree. Come share your questions, ideas, suggestions with the Dean's office concerning your degree.

Nov. 30 - Dr. Rick Mangat, President and CEO, NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.

Public Lecture, "From researcher to founder of leading medical imaging company"

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Town Hall - Undergraduate Students

Students, we want to know what you think about your...

 
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Hyperbolic Crochet

Join us for our weekly non-euclidian fibre session. All materials...

 
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Learning the shape of data: with Dr. Peter Bubenik, University of Florida

The Faculty of Science 2018/2019 Interdisciplinary speaker series: Fundamental Science...

 
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Faculty of Science Research Innovation and Commercialization Workshop

The Faculty of Science is holding a free one-day workshop...

 
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Futurpreneur Presentation - Turn Your Ideas into Reality

Join Liz Pelton, Regional Director for Futurpreneur, for a brief presentation on...

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Meet our Honoured Science Alumni

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards, Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event. What: Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards Where: Marshall McLuhan Hall, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus When: January 31, 2019  – 3PM – doors open,...

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Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor

Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor. The Faculty of Science invites established professionals to participate in its inaugural Mentoring Program which will run January – May 2019. Help students gain experience and provide them with avenues for career and personal development. The program requires mentors and mentees to commit...

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UM Today: Game Changer finalists gear up for grand finale

Three finalist teams have been chosen to move forward to present their solutions at the Grand Finale Event of the Game Changer Competition on Nov. 21, 4-6 p.m. in EITC Atrium. The solution entries were scored based on novelty of solution; clear and concise (no scientific jargon); feasibility and ease of implementation; scalability; entrepreneurial spirit; cross discipline members;...

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UM Today: University of Manitoba receives 10 Canada Research Chairs

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was on the University of Manitoba campus on Nov. 14 to announce investments in the Canada Research Chairs Program, of which the University of Manitoba is a major recipient, with 10 Chairs named today. Canada Research Chairs (CRC) improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life,...

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