The speed of a rumour

Pure mathematics is all about the long game, according to mathematician and alumna Karen Gunderson
Nexus 2019

Art of the Possible

International Data Science Conference | Nov. 14, 2019

Science advisor receives 2019 Advising Excellence Award

Christine Adams [BA(Hons)/ 94, MEd/01] from the Faculty of Science is the winner of the 2019 Advising Excellence Award

Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths

Shifting prey bases affecting beluga’s oxygen stores and diving capacity
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.

 

News & Events

September
20

Introduction to R

This workshop introduces R and provides hands-on experience. Participants will learn how to program with R interactively, and how to...

Location: 311 Machray Hall,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Machray Hall 186 Dysart Road Winnipeg MB

 
20

The Continual Threat of Space Weather Storms | Dr. Roger Dube, Professor, RIT

Faculty of Science visiting lecture with Dr. Roger Dube

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

 
23

Grad Steps: Job Search Essentials Workshop

This workshop is for graduate students at the University of Manitoba. Register for this workshop through the Grad Steps website.

Location: 474 45 Gillson St. Winnipeg MB

 
23

Copyright Information Session

Developed for faculty and instructors, this 30-minute presentation provides a comprehensive overview on the use of copyright protected works for...

Location: 307 Tier Building,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
23

M.Sc. Defense Jessica Lang

Red foxes engineer the boreal forest: impacts of denning on flora at Arctic treeline.

Location: Biological Sciences Building 50 Sifton Road Winnipeg MB,304 50 Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
24

Entomology Seminar: Melanie Lalonde Ph. D ...."The Chronicles of Junonia"

Melanie Lalonde, Ph. D. student, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba. "The Chronicles of Junonia: A graduate students perspective...

Location: 220 Animal Science/Entomology,Animal Science/Entomology 12 Dafoe Road Winnipeg MB

 
24

University of Manitoba Farmers' Market

Join us for the first-ever outdoor University of Manitoba Farmers’ Market! The outdoor market, hosted by the Office of Sustainability,...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
24

Dept. of Microbiology Guest Lecture: Dr. Larry Fliegel, Professor, University of AB

Tale Tails - “Role of the cytosolic regulatory tail of the Na+/H+ exchanger: from human mutations to phosphorylation and targeting”...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,Buller Building

News

Meet visiting Indigenous scholar Dr. Roger Dube

The year Princeton awarded a PhD in Physics to Roger Dube, he was one of only two Indigenous Americans who earned this honor from any U.S. university. Since then, more Indigenous people in North America have accessed higher education, but a great deal of work remains. In the interest of that work, Indigenous Scholar Dube...

News

Welcome Back

New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 3, 2019. The day included panel discussions from both peers, professors, student advisors, and industry representatives including: David Owasi, (David Aplin Group),...

News

International success for U of M robot team at FIRA HuroCup

The U of M Autonomous Agents Lab robot team did very well at the FIRA HuroCup, held August 11 – 16, 2019 in Changwon, Korea, placing third and fourth overall. More than 50 teams from 10 countries competed including: South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, China, India, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. FIRA is a multi-sport...

News

WISE Kid-Netic Energy inspires and fosters love of STEM for kids in Manitoba

Each year, WISE Kid-Netic Energy hosts hundreds of educational workshops in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) reaching over 30,000 Manitoba youth. Since 1990, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Kid-Netic Energy has traveled across the Province engaging with youth and leading workshops in a wide variety of STEM applications for all...

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