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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...

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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...

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UM Today: Dr. Hersh Shefrin: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for Lifetime Achievement

The recipients of the 2019 University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards are graduates who are outstanding in their professional and personal lives. These honourees encompass a wide range of achievement, innovation and community service and inspire fellow alumni, current students and the community. Dr. Hersh Shefrin [BSc(Hons)/70] has built his career on behavioural finance—the understanding that people can be...

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...

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ASM: Investigators Figure Out How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

As the The American Society for Microbiology reports: A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy,...

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Understanding of the processes that deregulate cancer

For a researcher known for his no-nonsense approach, Professor Peter Pelka is surprisingly sentimental when asked what he feels his greatest achievement has been to date in his career as a microbiologist. “The students that [my lab has] produced. I think I’ve had some good students come through and they’ve done very well for themselves...

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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...