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Great results at the Manitoba Chemistry Symposium!

The annual Manitoba Chemistry Symposium was held at Brandon University this weekend. Congratulations to many undergraduate and graduate students, listed below, who won poster or oral presentation awards! [Biochemistry Division – Graduate Student Poster] 1st – Billy Vuong – “Hypoxia-Activated SN-38: Targeting Hypoxic Tumors” 2nd – Yuhua Fang – “An Optimized PARP-1 Enzymatic Assay for...

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Congratulations CHEM 4710 Students

On Saturday March 30, the CHEM 4710 students presented their research findings at the annual CHEM 4710 Project in Chemistry or Biochemistry presentations. The seventeen projects and their presentation by the students were of very high caliber. Congratulations to the students! The Department is very proud of the students’ achievements!

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Mark your calendars – Undergraduate Research Project Presentations!

After spending the past academic year working on their research projects, the CHEM 4710 students will be presenting their results on Saturday March 30, 2019.  The event will be held in Armes 205 and runs from 8:30 am until 4:45 pm.  Come check out their findings – family and friends are welcome and lunch will...

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Great Early Start!

The Women in Chemistry UManitoba chapter hosted the Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event breakfast and networking event on February 12 where about 90 women attended. A periodic table is on display in the Sciences and Technology Library and everyone is invited to write the names of inspirational women scientists.  Here are some...

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Meet biotechnological entrepreneur, Bert Friesen (BSc Hons.’69, MSc ’71, PhD ’81) who helped eliminate Rh disease

When Bert Friesen (BSc Hons.’69, MSc ’71, PhD ’81) looks back over his career as a chemist and entrepreneur, he can do so with a great deal of pride, knowing that his most influential research virtually eliminated a once-deadly blood-borne condition. Known as Rh disease, the disorder occurs when an Rh-negative mother develops antibodies to...

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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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Student Awards Night 2018

On November 8 the Department of Chemistry celebrated the successes of our undergraduate and graduate students at the annual Department of Chemistry Student Awards Night.  A total of $125,000 was awarded to graduate and undergraduate students.  Click here for pictures from the evening. The Canadian Society for Chemistry Medal A medal is awarded to the...

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UM Today: Student athlete navigating the waters of success

Since summer 2017, kayaking superstar – and current University of Manitoba student – James Lavallée has shown no signs of slowing down. The 21-year-old Métis science student won three medals for Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 finalists and received the Tom Longboat Award as the top...

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The second principle of magic: things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.” – James G. Frazer On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Faculty of Science bid a fond farewell to Joan McConnell, Student Services Lead. Her long and fruitful...