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UofM hosts successful Manitoba Lake Sturgeon Science workshop

When it comes to a fish story, the bigger the better, and there’s likely no bigger fish in Manitoba than the iconic Lake Sturgeon. So it was that on December 14th, 2018, conservation of this culturally iconic yet at-risk species was the main topic of discussion at the Manitoba Lake Sturgeon Science Workshop. Held on...

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Faculty of Science Workshop fosters a culture of innovation and commercialization success

The Faculty of Science connected world class researchers with Manitoba’s top innovators and business leaders at its first Research Innovation and Commercialization Workshop on Friday, November 30, 2018. From the development of new biomedical equipment and devices, drugs and pharmaceutical development, artificial intelligence, big data, and renewable energy, many ideas and how to share them...

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New! Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science.  Three chairs awards are available: one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences.  The purpose of the Chairs is to recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science that are conducting outstanding fundamental...

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New antibacterial compound to combat cystic fibrosis infections

It’s a concept as old as time: cooperation. Individuals working together to reach a common goal. In the case of Associate Professor of Microbiology/Medical Microbiology Silvia Cardona, it’s a method that comes naturally. “I think I was lucky that I always was inclined to interdisciplinary research. You talk to people from different disciplines, and you...

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Net gain: First new butterfly species identified since 2016

The “Stanley Cup of entomology” has been won by a U of M biologist. THE GREAT BUCKEYE BUTTERFLY WAS FIRST IDENTIFIED BY U OF M RESEARCHERS The grey buckeye butterfly is dark brown, speckled, and somewhat mothlike, but it’s actually a beautiful new species ­— the first new one identified in North America since 2016....

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Meet our Honoured Science Alumni

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards, Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event. What: Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards Where: Marshall McLuhan Hall, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus When: January 31, 2019  – 3PM – doors open,...

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Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor

Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor. The Faculty of Science invites established professionals to participate in its inaugural Mentoring Program which will run January – May 2019. Help students gain experience and provide them with avenues for career and personal development. The program requires mentors and mentees to commit...

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UM Today: Game Changer finalists gear up for grand finale

Three finalist teams have been chosen to move forward to present their solutions at the Grand Finale Event of the Game Changer Competition on Nov. 21, 4-6 p.m. in EITC Atrium. The solution entries were scored based on novelty of solution; clear and concise (no scientific jargon); feasibility and ease of implementation; scalability; entrepreneurial spirit; cross discipline members;...

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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,...