Panel and Roundtable

Careers in Science - Pathways to Exceptional Achievement

January 30 | Marshall McLuhan Hall | 3:30PM | Free Food & Career Advice

Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Jim Peebles [BSc. (Hons)/58, DSc/89], Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, Princeton University

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Faculty of Science 50th Anniversary

The speed of a rumour

Pure mathematics is all about the long game, according to mathematician and alumna Karen Gunderson
Data Science Nexus

Bringing data to life

Promoting interdisciplinary research and collaboration, driving innovation through optimal decision-making, and training future data scientists.
Physics & Astronomy

Exploring the invisible high-energy universe in unprecedented detail

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb’s research has helped launch Astro H, a high powered X-ray telescope into space.
Computer Science

Making devices smarter

Dr. Pourang Irani is bringing to life the wearable technologies and hologram projection devices of tomorrow, that could give new tools to disaster-response workers, doctors and educators.
Chemistry

Designing proteins to cure disease and clean up oil spills

Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications.
Computer Science

Robots as co-workers?

Dr. James Young explores how companies can introduce robots into our work environments and how they can be better integrated into our homes.
Microbiology

Countering the rise of today’s “Superbugs”

Dr. Ayush Kumar investigates antibiotic-resistant bacteria in water on First Nations reserves.
Biological Sciences

Is climate change affecting the migratory pattern of songbirds?

Dr. Kevin Fraser investigates the factors at departure and during migration that limit or constrain songbird behaviour, and how what happens prior to their arrival may influence their breeding success.

Visual and Automated Disease Analytics

$1.65M Awarded from NSERC CREATE in 2017 for Visual and Automated Disease Analytics program

Visual and Automated Disease Analytics

Computer science professor Pourang Irani and his collaborators received $1.65 million in federal funding today to train graduate students to explore and understand vast stores of health data in new ways.

Through this new training program, graduate students will create interactive visualization and automated tools that will make sense of all the data, helping policy-makers to manage chronic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, and quickly detect and prevent infectious disease outbreaks such as Zika virus.

 

Radio Astronomy Data Centre

$10M awarded by CFI for the development of a radio astronomy data centre in partnership with the University of Toronto and York University

Radio Astronomy Data Centre

Dean of Science, Stefi Baum, and Canada Research Chair, Samar Safi-Harb, together with colleagues at the University of Toronto and six other Canadian institutions, as well as international partners have received $10 million in new CFI funding to create an innovative astronomical data systems that will usher in a new era of discovery.

 

Discovery Grants Program, Scholarships and Fellowships

$10.9M Awarded in NSERC Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships in 2017

Discovery Grants Program, Scholarships and Fellowships

On Sept. 12, 2017, Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced $10,921,917 in support for fundamental research through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) 2017 competition for the Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships at the University of Manitoba.

 

Protecting our Water

$2.4M awarded from Western Economic Diversification in support of a state of the art facility for Center for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRaD)

Protecting our Water

In a world where clean water is becoming an increasingly rare resource, Department of Chemistry professor Gregg Tomy’s research is a valuable tool in the search for ways to protect our water supply.

 

5 Years of Support

$2.15M over five years from NSERC in support of Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens)

5 Years of Support

Gary Anderson, associate head of the department of biological sciences, receives $2.15 million over five years for the NSERC/Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens).

 

First Nations Reserves and Their Water

$6.23K awarded by CIHR for the study of bacterial contamination and antibiotic resistance in drinking water from First Nation Reserves

First Nations Reserves and Their Water

Imagine yourself in the dark days before the discovery of penicillin, when there was no effective treatment for infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea or rheumatic fever. Back in a time when blood poisoning from a minor cut or abrasion could be enough to cause death, while doctors could do nothing but stand by and hope for the best. Unlike most of us, researcher and Associate professor of Microbiology Dr. Ayush Kumar doesn’t have to imagine those times.

 

Featured Events

Jan. 29, 2020 - Astronomy Open House

Observational Astronomy Open House

Jan. 30, 2020 - Careers in Science

Alumni and Student Networking Event

Feb. 4, 2020 - Undergraduate Student Town Hall

Town Hall - How can we improve the undergraduate student experience

Feb. 14, 2020 - Science Co-op Info Session

Launch Your Career - Learn about paid work experience

News & Events

January
29

Statistics Seminar - Dr. Carl Schwarz

Statistics Seminar by Dr. Carl Schwarz from The University of Manitoba on "Monitoring Illegally Killed Elephants (MIKE) in Africa –...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre University of Manitoba - Fort Garry Winnipeg MB

 
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Careers in Science - Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event, with Honoured Alumni

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, join us for a discussion on careers in STEM, meet Alumni from over the years...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,University Centre

 
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Honoured Alumni Dr. Tom Sheldon, Natural Resources Canada

Title: "Sex differences in size and shape, do they reflect the same biological processes? Insights with Drosophila wings and beetle...

Location: 207,Buller Building

February
04

Undergraduate Science Student Town Hall

Undergraduate Student Town Hall Science & Technology Library 12-1PM We want to hear from you. How can we improve your...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Machray Hall 186 Dysart Road Winnipeg MB

 
06

Statistics Seminar - Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel

Statistics Seminar by Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel from The University of Winnipeg on "Emulation Based Inference for Spatial Dynamics of Infectious...

Location: 111 Armes Lecture Building,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
12

Science Co-op Info Session - Launch Your Career!

Interested in paid work experience related to your area of study? Science Co-op may be for you! Learn about the...

Location: 205 Armes,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
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Dr. Dworkin, McMaster University

title: "Sex differences in size and shape, do they reflect the same biological processes? Insights with Drosophila wings and bettle...

Location: Buller Building

 
14

Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Wenfang Sun (North Dakota State University)

TBA

News

What led Honoured Alum Dr. Mark Evans to become a leading innovator and entrepreneur in Winnipeg

Back in the days when computer science was relatively new, Dr. Mark Evans was a student writing code in Mr. Fast’s class at River East Collegiate. He remembers learning the coding language FORTRAN, as well as using punch cards to run programs. In his first year in Computer Science at the UM in 1980, punch...

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“No Experience Wasted”: Honoured Alum Karin Thacker Extolls the Virtues of Being Open to Opportunity

If you ask Karin Thacker [BSc/93, MSc /95 ] about her current job, she’ll tell you she’s right where she wants to be. The former Winnipegger believes her position as Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Gritstone Oncology (headquartered in Emeryville, California) is the culmination of every post she’s ever had, no matter how...

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2020 Honoured Alum Doug Collier Credits BSc for Strong Foundation

They say it’s important to use the right tool for the job, and 2020 Honoured Doug Collier [BSc/87] should know. After recently retiring from a 30-year career in the corporate world with several companies (most recently La-Z-Boy), Collier has witnessed firsthand how the skillset he acquired during his undergraduate career at the UM enabled his...

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Meet Honoured Alum Dr. Muthana Al-Ghazi, clinical professor and director of medical physics at the University of California, Irvine

Dr. Muthana Al-Ghazi isn’t one for staying still. In addition to growing up in Iraq and attending university in both England and Canada, the 2020 Faculty of Science Honoured Alum is currently a clinical professor and Director of Medical Physics at the University of California, Irvine. The common thread linking those locales? A focus on...

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