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Celebrating International Day of Women And Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science highlights the contributions and achievements of female scientists, and is celebrated on February 11 this year (follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #WomenInScience). According to the UN at present, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only around 30 per cent...

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Putting Family First: Professor Jane Waterman Study of the ‘Uber Social’ Cape Ground Squirrel

Google “Cape Ground Squirrel” and you’ll find plenty of images of adorable rodents munching on nuts or sitting together in cozy family groups. Found throughout South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, they are a desert-adapted species found in arid areas. They are undeniably adorable creatures, but for Biological Sciences Professor Jane Waterman, their true appeal lies...

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Global networking event, “empowering women in Chemistry”, comes to U of M

A mega year for chemistry, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of chemical elements and the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) — the international authority on chemical terminology, naming, and standardized measurements. One of the key events set to take place amidst year-long celebrations is...

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Wpg Free Press: Winter getaway: Inside the Buller Greenhouse

THE BULLER GREENHOUSE. // IMAGE SHARED BY @JURISDIXTION ON INSTAGRAM Wpg Free Press: Winter getaway: Inside the Buller Greenhouse JANUARY 25, 2019 — As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:  Up until 2014, the Buller Greenhouse at the University of Manitoba was only open to instructors and researchers in the biological sciences department. That year, Carla Zelmer, the new greenhouse manager, decided...

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UM Today: The human architect

FEBRUARY 3, 2019 — As UM Today reports: Since the dawn of time, humans have navigated the world through our five senses. Using pervasive technologies already at our disposal, computer scientist Pourang Irani is developing a sixth—one that he believes will make us “truly human.” True to its name, ubiquitous computing and its devices are everywhere—our phones, appliances,...

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UM Today: A kilonova in our neighbourhood

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 — As UM Today reports: An international team of researchers, led by U of M astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, proposes that the merging of two neutron stars relatively near the Earth has created a “kilonova remnant” – opening a new window to studying this astrophysical phenomenon. Safi-Harb notes: “The X-ray emission from the kilonova...

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Forging a New Path: Microbiology and Statistics Newest Faculty Member Aleeza Gerstein on Doing Things Her Way

Microbiologist, Aleeza Gerstein The ability to adapt to new situations is usually seen as positive. However, when it comes to human fungal pathogens, Professor Aleeza Gerstein knows that adaptation can be a recipe for disaster. As more and more harmful microbes evolve to become resistant to antimicrobials, the challenge of understanding how to stay ahead of...

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At the forefront of discovery – nuclear physicist Jeff Martin is constructing a new source of ultracold neutrons (UCNs)

When it comes to puns about the cold, Dr. Jeff Martin (Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Fundamental Symmetries in Subatomic Physics) has likely heard them all. Not only did he grow up in Southern Manitoba and attend university in “Winterpeg”; as the lead scientist at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, the University of Winnipeg...

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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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STEAM's Social Media Contest!

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook, like the post, and tag 2 people in the comments to enter. 1st Prize:...

 
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Hyperbolic Crochet

Learn to crochet by creating fantastic pieces of hyperbolic geometry! Free supplies and snacks provided.

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
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Biological Sciences Seminar Series

BSGSA Crackerjack Seminar

Location: 207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB

 
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Harnessing Data Science to Transform Experimental Materials Discovery

Prof. Taylor D. Sparks, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. Over 7 years ago...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
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Louis Riel Day - University Closed

Louis Riel Day - University Closed

Location: University of Manitoba - Bannatyne

 
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Winter Term Break

Winter Term Break

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

 
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Copyright Information Session

Take the guess work out of copyright by attending a copyright information session for faculty and instructors.

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

 
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Fireside Chats: Talks on Indigenous Knowledges

This free series, every Tuesday from 11:30-12:30, is presented by the Indigenous Student Centre at U of M and hosted...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

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Celebrating International Day of Women And Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science highlights the contributions and achievements of female scientists, and is celebrated on February 11 this year (follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #WomenInScience). According to the UN at present, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only around 30 per cent...

News

Global networking event, “empowering women in Chemistry”, comes to U of M

A mega year for chemistry, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table of chemical elements and the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) — the international authority on chemical terminology, naming, and standardized measurements. One of the key events set to take place amidst year-long celebrations is...

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Wpg Free Press: Winter getaway: Inside the Buller Greenhouse

THE BULLER GREENHOUSE. // IMAGE SHARED BY @JURISDIXTION ON INSTAGRAM Wpg Free Press: Winter getaway: Inside the Buller Greenhouse JANUARY 25, 2019 — As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:  Up until 2014, the Buller Greenhouse at the University of Manitoba was only open to instructors and researchers in the biological sciences department. That year, Carla Zelmer, the new greenhouse manager, decided...

News

UM Today: The human architect

FEBRUARY 3, 2019 — As UM Today reports: Since the dawn of time, humans have navigated the world through our five senses. Using pervasive technologies already at our disposal, computer scientist Pourang Irani is developing a sixth—one that he believes will make us “truly human.” True to its name, ubiquitous computing and its devices are everywhere—our phones, appliances,...

News

UM Today: A kilonova in our neighbourhood

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 — As UM Today reports: An international team of researchers, led by U of M astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, proposes that the merging of two neutron stars relatively near the Earth has created a “kilonova remnant” – opening a new window to studying this astrophysical phenomenon. Safi-Harb notes: “The X-ray emission from the kilonova...

Story

Forging a New Path: Microbiology and Statistics Newest Faculty Member Aleeza Gerstein on Doing Things Her Way

Microbiologist, Aleeza Gerstein The ability to adapt to new situations is usually seen as positive. However, when it comes to human fungal pathogens, Professor Aleeza Gerstein knows that adaptation can be a recipe for disaster. As more and more harmful microbes evolve to become resistant to antimicrobials, the challenge of understanding how to stay ahead of...

News

At the forefront of discovery – nuclear physicist Jeff Martin is constructing a new source of ultracold neutrons (UCNs)

When it comes to puns about the cold, Dr. Jeff Martin (Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Fundamental Symmetries in Subatomic Physics) has likely heard them all. Not only did he grow up in Southern Manitoba and attend university in “Winterpeg”; as the lead scientist at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, the University of Winnipeg...

News

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...