BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Department of Chemistry - ECPv4.6.22.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Department of Chemistry X-ORIGINAL-URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Department of Chemistry BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190805 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190806 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180824T211934Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180824T211934Z UID:1420-1564963200-1565049599@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Terry Fox Day (Civic Holiday) – University Closed DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/canada-day-university-closed-3 CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Researchers,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190701 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190702 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T205758Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T205758Z UID:1173-1561939200-1562025599@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Canada Day – University Closed DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/canada-day-university-closed CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Researchers,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190520 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190521 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T205621Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T205621Z UID:1172-1558310400-1558396799@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Victoria Day – University Closed DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/good-friday-2 CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Researchers,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190419 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190420 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T205502Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T205502Z UID:1171-1555632000-1555718399@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Good Friday DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/good-friday CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Researchers,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20190405T153000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20190405T170000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180724T155525Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180807T002806Z UID:1291-1554478200-1554483600@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Dr. Michel Dumontier – Maastricht University (Amsterdam) DESCRIPTION:Faculty of Science 2018/2019 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series \nTopic of Lecture: TBA \nPublic Lecture. Everyone welcome to attend. \nRefreshments to follow lecture. \nMichel Dumontier (M.J.)\n\nDr. Michel Dumontier is a Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University. His research focuses on the development of computational methods for scalable integration and reproducible analysis of FAIR (Findable\, Accessible\, Interoperable and Reusable) data across scales – from molecules\, tissues\, organs\, individuals\, populations to the environment. His group combines semantic web technologies with effective indexing\, machine learning and network analysis for drug discovery and personalized medicine. Dr. Dumontier  leads a new inter-faculty Institute for Data Science at Maastricht University with a focus on accelerating discovery science\, empowering communities\, and improving health and well being. \nHe is a Principal Investigator for the NCATS Biomedical Data Translator and a co-Investigator for the NIH BD2K Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR). He is a member of the Dutch TechCenter for Life Sciences\, and participates in Elixir\, a EU wide initiative to develop a distributed infrastructure for life-science information. He is the editor-in-chief for the IOS press journal Data Science and an associate editor for the IOS press journal Semantic Web. He is a technical lead for the FAIR (Findable\, Accessible\, Interoperable\, Re-usable) data initiative\, and is the scientific director for Bio2RDF\, an open source project to generate Linked Data for the Life Sciences. He is internationally recognized for his contributions in bioinformatics\, biomedical informatics\, and semantic technologies as evidenced by awards\, keynote talks at international conferences\, and collaborations on international projects. \n\n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/interdisciplinary-speaker-series-with-dr-michel-dumontier END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190218 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190219 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T205346Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T205346Z UID:1170-1550448000-1550534399@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Louis Riel Day – University Closed DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/louis-riel-day-university-closed CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Graduate,Researchers END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190107 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190108 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T211208Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T211208Z UID:1181-1546819200-1546905599@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Winter Term Start DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/winter-term-start CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20190104 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190105 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T210927Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T210927Z UID:1179-1546560000-1546646399@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Winter Orientation DESCRIPTION:Winter Orientation will next be offered on Friday\, January 4\, 2019 for undergraduate students. \nWinter Orientation introduces new students starting in the Winter Term to the U of M Fort Garry campus. The day prepares you for university life with academic sessions and workshops\, and provides a fun opportunity to meet fellow students! Undergraduate students are grouped according to their faculty. \nFor more information please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/student/orientation/winter/index.html \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/winter-orientation CATEGORIES:Faculty of Science,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181222 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20190103 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180824T212212Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180824T212212Z UID:1422-1545436800-1546473599@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Winter Holiday – University Closed DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/winter-holiday-university-closed-2 CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Researchers,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20181123T150000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20181123T170000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180824T212329Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180824T212329Z UID:1423-1542985200-1542992400@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Interdisciplinary Speaker Series with Dr. Peter Bubenik DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Dr. Peter Bubenik – University of Florida \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/interdisciplinary-speaker-series-with-dr-peter-bubenik END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20181030T180000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20181030T203000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180905T183830Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180905T183830Z UID:1464-1540922400-1540931400@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Evening of Excellence DESCRIPTION:Join us on-campus for our special evening for high-achieving high school students! If you are a student who excels in the classroom\, as a volunteer\, or as a leader in your school or community\, then the Evening of Excellence is for you! Parents\, family\, friends\, and mature learners are also welcome to attend this evening information fair. \nExplore our academic programs\nConnect with faculty\, staff and current U of M students\nLearn about the university application process\nFind out about scholarship opportunities and awards\nDiscover our welcoming and dynamic Indigenous community \nWhen: Tuesday\, October 30th\, 2018\nWhere: 2nd floor\, UMSU University Centre\nUniversity of Manitoba\, Fort Garry Campus – Winnipeg\, MB\nTime: 6:00pm-8:30pm \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/evening-of-excellence ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/eoe-2018.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20181008 DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20181009 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180517T204958Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180517T204958Z UID:1168-1538956800-1539043199@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Thanksgiving Day – University Closed DESCRIPTION: URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/thanksgiving-day-university-closed CATEGORIES:academics,Faculty of Science,Researchers,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20180928T153000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20180928T163000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180914T210020Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180920T011933Z UID:1475-1538148600-1538152200@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Model Nuclear Waste Glasses DESCRIPTION:Arun Krishnamurthy\nDepartment of Chemistry\, University of Manitoba\, Winnipeg\, Manitoba\, Canada \nPh.D. Colloquium:\nNuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Model Nuclear Waste Glasses\nGlass is widely used as a matrix to immobilize high-level nuclear waste owing to its beneficial properties such as chemical durability\, inertness\, high waste loading capacity and ease of preparation. One problem with most common glass compositions is their limited Mo solubility\, which can result in the formation of water-soluble radionuclide-containing crystalline phases. We have been exploring alternate glass compositions to improve Mo incorporation without compromising other properties. We use solid-state NMR as a primary tool to study the short-range structure of glasses\, resulting in structural models designating the detailed interconnections between network-forming units. We have formulated three different strategies to improve Mo solubility in model nuclear\nglasses. (1) Upon incorporating Mg into borosilicate glasses\, Mo solubility improves significantly\, from 1 to 4 mol%. (2) Despite the well known affinity of phosphorus for Mo\, the poor chemical durability of phosphate glasses makes them less popular. We tackle this problem by adding both Al2O3 and B2O3 to phosphate glasses\, increasing the dimensionality of the glass network and hence\, its chemical durability. (3) We have also designed a hybrid borosilicate-phosphate glass system\, keeping in mind the high Mo loading capacities of phosphate glasses and long-term chemical durability of borosilicate glasses. These new  borosilicophosphate glasses exhibit superior Mo solubility (~5 mol%). These promising results are supported by a detailed understanding of the glass structure\, and offer a range of strategies to improve the performance of advanced glassy materials for radioactive waste immobilization. \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-model-nuclear-waste-glasses LOCATION:205 Armes Bldg.\, 205 Armes Bldg.\, Winnipeg\, Manitoba\, R3T 2N2\, Canada CATEGORIES:Chemistry,Colloquium END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180928T143000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180928T160000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180914T213602Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180914T213602Z UID:1479-1538145000-1538150400@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Patterned Perceptions: Discoveries Between Art\, Science\, and Indigenous Cultures\, Rebecca Kamen DESCRIPTION:Perception of patterns and the visual stories they weave provide an exciting bridge between diverse fields of study.  This PPT presentation will investigate how pattern serves as a catalyst for creating new visual relationships between art\, science and Indigenous cultures\, with a focus on Native American and Aboriginal artifacts and culture. Several of multi-media art installations inspired by patterns in nature and indigenous cosmology will be discussed\, including a recent artist residency project in Australia inspired by Aboriginal art\, science\, and culture and it’s connection to the Land. \nREBECCA KAMEN: ARTIST BIOGRAPHY\nRebecca Kamen\, sculptor and lecturer on the intersections of art and science\, seeks ‘the truth’ through observation. Her artwork is informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology\, history\, philosophy\, and by connecting common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what the scientists see. \nShe has investigated scientific rare books and manuscripts at the libraries of the American Philosophical Society\, the Chemical Heritage Foundation\, and the Cajal Institute in Madrid\, utilizing these significant scientific collections as a catalyst in the creation of her work. \nKamen has researched on collaborative projects at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University\, the Kavli Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology\, Rochester Institute of Technology\, and at the National Institutes of Health. Selected as a Salzburg Global Seminar fellow in 2015\, she was invited to Austria to present her work as part of a seminar titled: The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation. \nMs. Kamen has exhibited and lectured both nationally and internationally including China\, Hong Kong\, Korea\, Austria\, Chile\, Egypt\, Spain\, and Australia. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship\, a Pollack Krasner Foundation Fellowship\, two Strauss Fellowships\, and a Travel Grant from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As artist in residence in the neuroscience program at National Institutes of Health\, Kamen has interpreted and transformed neuroscience research into sculptural form. Her artwork is represented in many private and public collections. \nCurrently as professor emeritus of art at Northern Virginia Community College\, Professor Kamen continues to investigate how the arts and creativity can enhance innovation and our understanding of science. An outcome of Kamen’s research has included the development of an art component for George Mason University’s Aspiring Scientist Summer Internship Program (ASSIP)\, encouraging science interns to use the arts as an innovative way of interpreting their research. \n  \n  \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/patterned-perceptions-discoveries-between-art-science-and-indigenous-cultures-rebecca-kamen END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180928T140000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180928T150000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180831T161440Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180918T193010Z UID:1451-1538143200-1538146800@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:The Future of Solar Energy – Dr. Shawn Qu – Canadian Solar DESCRIPTION:Faculty of Science\, Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Fundamental Science from Launchpad to Innovation \nGuest Speaker: Dr. Shawn Qu – Canadian Solar \nDr. Shawn Qu\, [MSc.\, Physics/90] is the chairman\, president and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar\, one of the world’s largest solar power companies. A proud alumnus of University of Manitoba\, he completed his master’s degree in physics as a university scholarship recipient. \nFrom humble beginnings in China\, Dr. Qu’s extraordinary story is of an immigrant who came to Canada to advance his education\, then created from scratch what has become one of the world’s largest and most successful solar energy firms\, with annual revenue closing in on $3-billion. \nHear him speak and share his story. All are welcome to attend. \nPlease join us at 2:00pm on Friday\, September 28 in the Robert Schultz Lecture Theatre. \nRefreshments to follow. \nLinks: \nhttps://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/careers-leadership/boring-engineer-has-his-day-in-the-sun/article19473263/  \nhttp://magazine.utoronto.ca/spring-2010/u-of-t-entrepreneur-shawn-xiaohua-qu-canadian-solar/  \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/dr-shawn-qu-2 CATEGORIES:Chemistry,Faculty of Science,Seminars,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180928T103000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180928T123000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180831T163240Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180831T163240Z UID:1452-1538130600-1538137800@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Orange Shirt Day DESCRIPTION:On Orange Shirt Day you are invited to wear an orange shirt and walk to honour the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remember those who never made it home. Following the walk\, lunch will be provided. Please meet in the atrium of the Helen Glass building. \nWhen: Friday\, September 28\, 2018\nTime: 10:30 a.m.\nWhere: Meet in the atrium of Helen Glass \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/orange-shirt-day END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180927T160000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180927T173000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180806T233908Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T233908Z UID:1310-1538064000-1538069400@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:“Holding Einstein’s Brain: A Catalyst for Awakening Scientific Discovery Through Art“ – American Artist Rebecca Kamen DESCRIPTION:Description: \nScientist and artists are storytellers\, using their work to tell nature’s story. As artist\, the rare invitation to research at Harvard University’s Center for Astrophysics and the Neuroscience Program at National Institute of Health has enabled her to observe similar dynamics\, and visual patterns at the micro and macro level.  This presentation will explore how artwork inspired by scientific research and scientific special collections provide a new lens for seeing and understanding science. \n\nPresented by the Faculty of Science\, and STEAM UManitoba. \nTickets are free. Public Lecture. All are welcome to attend. \nReception to follow lecture. \nAbout the Speaker: \nRebecca Kamen\, artist and lecturer on the intersections of art and science\, seeks ‘the truth’ through observation. Her artwork is informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology\, history\, philosophy\, and by connecting common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what the scientists see. \nShe has investigated scientific rare books and manuscripts at the libraries of the American Philosophical Society\, the Chemical Heritage Foundation\, and the Cajal Institute in Madrid\, utilizing these significant scientific collections as a catalyst in the creation of her work. \nKamen has researched on collaborative projects at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University\, the Kavli Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology\, Rochester Institute of Technology\, and at the National Institutes of Health. Selected as a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow in 2015\, she was invited to Austria to present her work as part of a seminar titled: The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation. \nMs. Kamen has exhibited and lectured both nationally and internationally. Her artwork is represented in many private and public collections. As artist in residence in the neuroscience program at National Institutes of Health\, Kamen has interpreted and transformed neuroscience research into sculptural form.  Currently\, Kamen is artist in residence in The Computational Neuroscience Initiative and Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of Pennsylvania. \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/holding-einsteins-brain-american-artist-rebecca-kamen-2 CATEGORIES:Biological Sciences,Chemistry,Computer Science,Faculty of Science,Graduate,Mathematics,Microbiology,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180926T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180926T130000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180918T234414Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180918T234414Z UID:1491-1537956000-1537966800@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Science Inspired: Visualizing Scientific Concepts through Sculpture\, with Rebecca Kamen and Reva Stone DESCRIPTION:\nHow would you model an atom with a piece of string\, some cotton\, and straws? Could we understand gravitational waves better if we could hear them? \n\n\nIn Rebecca Kamen’s upcoming workshop\, she examines the process of making the Invisible Visible\, and gives us the opportunity to re-imagine how scientific modelling takes place\, bringing it back to material exploration and distilled fundamental concepts.  All participants will be making models from everyday objects to better communicate the scientific ideas.  There will be snacks and refreshments available as well. \n\n\nWorkshop options: \n\n\nMonday Sept 24th at Banatynne Campus 9-11:30 \n\n\nWednesday Sept 26th at Ft. Garry Campus 10 – 1\, St. John’s Cross Common Room 108. (Co-facilitated by Reva Stone) \n\n\nThe workshop is free\, but space is limited. \nPlease register by following the link: https://goo.gl/forms/aV2AHgvE6GzeiPMd2 \n\n\nAmerican Artist\, Rebbeca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology\, history\, philosophy\, and various scientific fields. She has investigated scientific rare books and manuscripts at the libraries of the American Philosophical Society\, the Chemical Heritage Foundation\, and most recently the Cajal Institute in Madrid\, utilizing these significant scientific collections as a catalyst in the creation of her work. \nPresented by the Faculty of Science\, and STEAM UManitoba. \n\n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/science-inspired-visualizing-scientific-concepts-through-sculpture-with-rebecca-kamen-and-reva-stone CATEGORIES:Faculty of Science END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180925T150000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180925T160000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180920T014156Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180920T014156Z UID:1512-1537887600-1537891200@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Characterizing the molecular determinants underlying severe Ebola virus disease and post-recovery\, Dr. Jason Kindrachuk DESCRIPTION:Event Description:\nDr. Kindrachuk is an Assistant Professor (Department of Medical Microbiology) and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging & re-emerging viruses. He also holds Visiting Scientist appointments with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. His research program focuses on determining the host and viral factors that contribute to the clinical sequelae associated with emerging viruses that have the potential to impact global public health. Kindrachuk completed postdoctoral training in host-pathogen interactions at the Hancock laboratory at the University of British Columbia Prior and has held multiple Senior Research Scientist positions at the National Institutes of Health in Washington\, DC. Dr. Kindrachuk has served as a Scientific Advisor for the World Health Organization Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research and as a Scientific Lead in diagnostic support operations in Monrovia\, Liberia during the 2014-2016 West African Ebola virus disease epidemic. \nBuller building room 207 at 3:00 pm. \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/characterizing-the-molecular-determinants-underlying-severe-ebola-virus-disease-and-post-recovery-dr-jason-kindrachuk-2 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180925T150000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180925T160000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180920T014011Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180920T014011Z UID:1511-1537887600-1537891200@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Characterizing the molecular determinants underlying severe Ebola virus disease and post-recovery\, Dr. Jason Kindrachuk DESCRIPTION:Event Description:\nDr. Kindrachuk is an Assistant Professor (Department of Medical Microbiology) and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging & re-emerging viruses. He also holds Visiting Scientist appointments with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. His research program focuses on determining the host and viral factors that contribute to the clinical sequelae associated with emerging viruses that have the potential to impact global public health. Kindrachuk completed postdoctoral training in host-pathogen interactions at the Hancock laboratory at the University of British Columbia Prior and has held multiple Senior Research Scientist positions at the National Institutes of Health in Washington\, DC. Dr. Kindrachuk has served as a Scientific Advisor for the World Health Organization Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research and as a Scientific Lead in diagnostic support operations in Monrovia\, Liberia during the 2014-2016 West African Ebola virus disease epidemic. \nBuller building room 207 at 3:00 pm. \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/characterizing-the-molecular-determinants-underlying-severe-ebola-virus-disease-and-post-recovery-dr-jason-kindrachuk END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180925T120000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180925T140000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180801T145344Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180806T220047Z UID:1296-1537876800-1537884000@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:“Making the Invisible Visible: Connections Between Art and Science” - American Artist Rebecca Kamen DESCRIPTION:American Artist\, Rebecca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology\, history\, philosophy\, and various scientific fields. She has investigated scientific rare books and manuscripts at the libraries of the American Philosophical Society\, the Chemical Heritage Foundation\, and most recently the Cajal Institute in Madrid\, utilizing these significant scientific collections as a catalyst in the creation of her work. \nPresented by the Faculty of Science\, and STEAM UManitoba. \nTickets are free. Lunch is included. \nPlease RSVP online through Eventbrite\, this event is part of the University of Manitoba\, 2018 Homecoming events. \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/making-the-invisible-visible-discoveries-between-art-science-homecoming-luncheon-with-american-artist-rebecca-kamen CATEGORIES:academics,Chemistry,Co-op Program,Computer Science,Faculty of Science,Graduate,Mathematics,Microbiology,Seminar,Undergraduate END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180924T090000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180924T113000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180918T234647Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180918T234647Z UID:1492-1537779600-1537788600@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Science Inspired: Visualizing Scientific Concepts through Sculpture\, with Rebecca Kamen DESCRIPTION:\n\nHow would you model an atom with a piece of string\, some cotton\, and straws? Could we understand gravitational waves better if we could hear them?\n\n\nIn Rebecca Kamen’s upcoming workshop\, she examines the process of making the Invisible Visible\, and gives us the opportunity to re-imagine how scientific modelling takes place\, bringing it back to material exploration and distilled fundamental concepts.  All participants will be making models from everyday objects to better communicate the scientific ideas.  There will be snacks and refreshments available as well. \n\n\nWorkshop options: \n\n\nMonday Sept 24th at Banatynne Campus 9-11:30 \n\n\nWednesday Sept 26th at Ft. Garry Campus 10 – 1\, St. John’s Cross Common Room 108. (Co-facilitated by Reva Stone) \n\n\nThe workshop is free\, but space is limited. \nPlease register by following the link: https://goo.gl/forms/aV2AHgvE6GzeiPMd2 \n\n\nAmerican Artist\, Rebbeca Kamen’s work explores the nexus of art and science informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology\, history\, philosophy\, and various scientific fields. She has investigated scientific rare books and manuscripts at the libraries of the American Philosophical Society\, the Chemical Heritage Foundation\, and most recently the Cajal Institute in Madrid\, utilizing these significant scientific collections as a catalyst in the creation of her work. \nPresented by the Faculty of Science\, and STEAM UManitoba. \n\n\n\n\n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/science-inspired-visualizing-scientific-concepts-through-sculpture-with-rebecca-kamen CATEGORIES:Faculty of Science END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20180921T153000 DTEND;TZID=America/Winnipeg:20180921T163000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180914T205717Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180920T013022Z UID:1473-1537543800-1537547400@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Rescuing Antibiotics from Resistance – Disarming Bacterial Defense ... DESCRIPTION:Prof. Frank Schweizer\n\nDepartment of Chemistry\, University of Manitoba\, Winnipeg\, Manitoba\, Canada \nRescuing Antibiotics from Resistance – Disarming Bacterial Defense Mechanisms in Gram-negative Bacteria (GNB)\nThe world is facing an enormous threat from the emergence and dissemination of bacterial pathogens that are resistant to all or almost all currently available antibiotics. The problem is arguably most serious for Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) which are frequently multidrug-resistant (MDR) and for which no novel drug class has been developed in decades. Our inability to discover new GNB-active antibiotics with novel modes of action forces us to seek new approaches. One such strategy is to employ small molecule-based helper molecules termed antibacterial adjuvants capable of potentiating antibiotics against MDR-GNB. We recently have demonstrated that aminoglycoside-based adjuvants (AGDAs) can revive legacy antibiotics and restore microbiological efficacy against MDR high priority pathogens.[1-5] This talk will highlight some of our on-going efforts using AGDAs to combat bacterial resistance and to prolong the life of our current antibiotics. \n [1]        Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2016\, 55\, 555-559.\n[2]        J. Med. Chem. 2016\, 59\, 8441-8455.\n[3]        J. Med. Chem. 2017\, 60\, 3684-3702\n[4]        J. Med. Chem. 2017\, 60\, 3913-3932.\n[5]        Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 2018\, 31\, e00077-17 \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/rescuing-antibiotics-from-resistance-disarming-bacterial-defense LOCATION:205 Armes Bldg.\, 205 Armes Bldg.\, Winnipeg\, Manitoba\, R3T 2N2\, Canada CATEGORIES:Chemistry,Faculty of Science,Seminars ORGANIZER;CN="Department%20of%20Chemistry":MAILTO:chemdept@umanitoba.ca END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+0:20180921T140000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+0:20180921T160000 DTSTAMP:20180922T004045 CREATED:20180801T151455Z LAST-MODIFIED:20180807T002624Z UID:1297-1537538400-1537545600@www.sci.umanitoba.ca SUMMARY:Dr. Anita Guerrini\, of Oregon DESCRIPTION:Guest Lecture: Dr. Anita Guerrini – University of Oregon\n\nAnita Guerrini is Horning Professor in the Humanities and professor of history in the School of History\, Philosophy\, and Religion at Oregon State University. Guerrini research interests include\, environmental history and the history of animals. \nShe is the author of The Courtiers’ Anatomists\, Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights and Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne. \nHosted by Heidi Marx. Public Lecture. All are welcome to attend. Come join us on September 20  at the Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre. \n  \n URL:http://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/chemistry/event/interdisciplinary-speaker-with-faculty-of-arts END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR