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Professor Steve Kirkland’s “Great Gig” and the Open Horizon Of Mathematics

Growing up, Steve Kirkland wasn’t very interested in math. It’s an irony not lost on the man now heading the UofM’s Department of Mathematics. More interested in theatre and performing in school plays, it wasn’t until the end of Grade 7 when Kirkland’s teacher suggested that he and a few of his class-mates study independently,...


Chemistry and carotenoids: Dr. John Sorensen’s research group teams up with local biotech company Myera Group to great effect

John Sorensen is a man who believes in happy accidents. While that might seem a bit strange for an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry who spends his days conducting experiments and analyzing data, it’s particularly apt when describing the genesis of Sorensen’s current collaboration with Bruce Hardy of Myera Group, a Winnipeg-based biotech...


President’s Student Leadership Program announces first cohort of students

Students from 18 disciplines selected to participate in unique leadership program Twenty-seven successful candidates from across Manitoba have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program. Students from over 20 faculties and schools across the University of Manitoba, Red River College, University of Winnipeg and University College of the...


Remembering Ken Standing, emeritus physics professor

Alumnus and professor Kenneth G. Standing [BSc (Hons)/48, DSc/09], recognized worldwide for designing and building tools to study large biomolecules, especially proteins, died Mar. 21 in Winnipeg. He was 93. Standing and his team of researchers made important advances in the use of time-of-flight mass spectrometry—a scientific tool that can identify the chemical composition of...


Towards machine learning methods for the discovery of novel antibiotics!

The American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada have recently awarded Dr. Rebecca Davis, in collaboration with Dr. Silvia Cardona and Dr. Pingzhao Hu, a Pilot and Feasibility Award to develop machine learning methods for the discovery of novel antibiotics.  Congratulations Dr. Davis and to her team!


Hocus pocus and away we go: Science Rendezvous volunteers make magic (again)

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” – Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I When it comes to potions, there’s few more famous than the one whipped up by the three witches in “Macbeth,” William Shakespeare’s ghostly tale of murder and mayhem. Ingredients such as “eye of newt” and “toe of frog” are...


Making an Impact: UofM Delegation Learns How UofT Provides Innovation and Entrepreneurship Skills to Promising Young Researchers

On Friday, March 22nd a delegation from the University of Manitoba visited the University of Toronto. Their mission? To learn how Canada’s largest university promotes innovation and commercialization of new discoveries.  The team visited the Impact Centre, where the Centre’s Director, Dr. Cynthia Goh, discussed ways to mentor promising young scientists to be more entrepreneurial....


Dr. Andrea Bunt 2019 recipient of CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards

Dr Andrea Bunt, Department of Computer Science, is a 2019 recipient of the CS-Can|Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards! As the CS-Can/Info-Can Award states: These prizes recognize excellence in research, and are made to top young faculty members in Canadian Computer Science Departments, Schools, Faculties who are within the first ten years of their...


UM Today | Celebrating the achievements of cutting-edge researchers.

Congrats to Dr. Frank Schweizer, and Dr. Brian Mark, researchers working to improve the health and quality of life of Manitobans today and for decades to come. UM Today: Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was at the University of Manitoba on March...