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.

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.

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


Winter Term (includes final exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)


Astronomy Open House

  Presentation by an astronomer in University College room 385, ...


John Urschel, MIT, Forbes' top "30 under 30" outstanding young scientists, NFL Star, Baltimore Ravens, "A Mild Introduction to the Multiplicative Weights Algorithm"

A Mild Introduction to the Multiplicative Weights Algorithm Multiplicative weights...


Winnipeg: Smart City – Intelligent Community

The Dean’s Lecture Series Extended Education at the University of...


Graduation Pow Wow

The 29th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow is Saturday, May...


Manitoba Materials Conference 2018

We are excited to announce the 8th annual Manitoba Materials...


Science Rendezvous

What’s fun, free and filled with chances to learn about...


Birds vs. Windows

Why do birds strike windows? What you can do to...


Science on Tap: The Delightful Science of Beer!

Join us for a sensory, sciencey experience in beer! An...


On April 14 Science marches on!

For an event that only started a year ago, the March for Science has an awful lot of momentum behind it. Last year’s inaugural event, held on April 22, 2017, saw more than a million people in over 600 locations across all 7 continents come together to advocate for the importance of science. This year,...


Solar Cell Pioneer Speaks on Alternative Energy Sources

In a world facing a looming energy crisis, the person with the title “Solar Cell Pioneer” is bound to attract a great deal of attention. Enter world-renowned electrochemist, Professor Michael Grätzel, a researcher who has dedicated his career to the discovery of a low-cost means of capturing solar energy. His upcoming lecture, entitled “Energy Beyond...


Full STEAM ahead – Science Rendezvous!

What’s fun, free and filled with chances to learn about all things “Science”? Why, it’s “Science Rendezvous”, of course, and it’s coming back to the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please join us for a chance to experience the Manitoban edition of this nationwide science...


Power Outage on Fort Garry Campus

Classes cancelled in specific buildings April 2 April 1, 2018 — Classes that take place in the following buildings on the Fort Garry campus will be cancelled for April 2, 2018 due to a power outage: Helen Glass Building Biological Sciences Building Fitzgerald Building Wallace Building Education Building St. John’s College and Residence St. Paul’s College All...


Remembering our roots: UofM’s Herbarium catalogues Manitoba’s flora for generations

Tucked away in a sunny corner of the fourth floor of the Buller Building, you’ll find the Vascular Plant Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba (also referred by its official acronym, WIN). For the uninitiated, an herbarium is a collection of dried, pressed plant specimens that are made available for scientific...

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