New Data Science Centre – NEXUS at the U of M

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.
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.
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.

 

News

April
30

2020 Faculty Call: Mitacs Globalink Research Interns

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) is now accepting faculty submissions for summer 2020. GRI pairs faculty in Canada with...

May
28

Are your health secrets hiding in your DNA?

Itzel Vazquez - Research Associate RCFFN - presenting "Are your health secrets hiding in your DNA?"

Location: Richardson Centre 196 Innovation Drive Winnipeg MB

 
31

MSc Defense: Lucas Falarz

Structural and evolutionary characterization of Phospholipid: Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase in Photosynthetic organisms

Location: 304 50 Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

June
02

Commuter Challenge 2019

The University of Manitoba is preparing to get active this June 2-8 for another year of Commuter Challenge – a...

Location: University of Manitoba - Bannatyne University of Manitoba - Fort Garry Winnipeg MB,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
06

140th Annual Spring Convocation

Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:00 pm - conferring of Faculty of Science Degrees and the awarding of Academic Honours. Visit:...

 
07

PhD Proposal: Tamanna Yasmin

Gonadal transcriptomic analysis during sex differentiation and sexual maturation in sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)

Location: 304 50 Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
07

MSc. Defense: Amber Papineau

Targeted enrichment and viral metagenomics in the detection of livestock and wildlife viruses.

Location: 304 50 Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
10

Final Grade Appeal Deadlines - Winter Term 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019 Classes

Final Grade Appeal Deadlines - Winter Term 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019 Classes

Location: University of Manitoba - Bannatyne University of Manitoba - Fort Garry Winnipeg MB

News

New Data Science Centre – NEXUS at the U of M

The Faculty of Science announced today that it has formed, Data Science NEXUS, a new data science research centre. NEXUS will lead innovation and discovery in data science, an emerging field that is quickly shaping and reshaping our world. NEXUS aims to aid the U of M and the province in remaining competitive on the global...

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GlycoNet: Protein engineering enables better treatment for rare inherited metabolic disorders

As GlycoNet reports: One in every 5,000 Canadian newborns develops lysosomal storage disorders (LSD), a type of metabolic diseases caused by genetic mutations. Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases are amongst the most severe LSD. Children suffering from these diseases lack an enzyme that can recycle used lipids (gangliosides) in their neurons. Eventually, the un-recycled gangliosides accumulate...

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Celebrating remarkable teachers at the 27th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception

Congratulations! Krystyna Koczanski, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Student Experience, Faculty of Science, and James Xidos, Senior Instructor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba. Who were celebrated by students for being exceptional teachers, mentors, and guides at the 27th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception, held May 6, 2019. At the event, graduating students from 20 faculties...

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UM Today: Research pushing the boundaries

Four early career researchers at the University of Manitoba are among the inaugural recipients of $986,250 in funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) announced on May 13, 2019, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The NFRF program launched in 2018 provides funding that supports high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research...

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