Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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

Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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

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
Data Science Nexus

Bringing data to life

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

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Faculty of Science 50th Anniversary
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

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MITACS - JSPS Promotion

Mitacs is now accepting applications for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports researchers in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects...

 
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MITACS - JSPS Promotion

Mitacs is now accepting applications for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports researchers in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects...

 
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“He Was the Very Model of a Modern Research Scientist:”

Exhibition title: “He Was the Very Model of a Modern Research Scientist:” Reginald Buller and the Founding of the University...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
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MITACS - JSPS Promotion

Mitacs is now accepting applications for the Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program, which supports researchers in Canada to undertake 10-week research projects...

 
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“He Was the Very Model of a Modern Research Scientist:”

Exhibition title: “He Was the Very Model of a Modern Research Scientist:” Reginald Buller and the Founding of the University...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

 
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ArcGIS Pro: Editing and Visualizing Data

Create, edit and visualize data using ArcGIS Pro.

Location: Elizabeth Dafoe Library

 
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Dr. Julia Baum (Barrett-Hamilton Lecture)/ Steven Pratt (Arizona State)

Coral reefs and climate change: Ecological Surprises and Transformation from the Heart of the 2015-2016 El Nino Location: 315 Buller...

Location: 207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,Buller Building

 
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Intermediate R

This workshop is at an intermediate level of R and provides hands-on experience. Basic knowledge in R, RStudio and Statistics...

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

News

Understanding a complex network of factors – disease and virulence

PhD student Tasia Lightly is no quitter. Co-author of a thought-provoking paper recently published by the American Society for Microbiology’s peer-reviewed journal “Applied and Environmental Microbiology” entitled ‘Phenylacetyl-CoA, not phenylacetic acid, attenuates CepIR-regulated virulence in Burkholderia cenocepacia’, the Department of Microbiology student says she’s always been this way. “I’m the kind who, when they start...

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Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles, 84, professor emeritus at Princeton University, was cited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” and shares the award with two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, who discovered...

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Computer Scientist Yang Wang Awarded for Work on Computer Vision, Deep Learning

Computer Sciences Associate Professor Yang Wang was named the inaugural Faculty of Science Research Chair in Fundamental Science. The U of M researcher says the award ($20,000/year for three years) means he has more flexibility studying  computer vision, machine learning and deep learning. “The award has given me freedom to explore more fundamental research projects.”...

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Congratulations Dr. Can-Ming Hu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba Elected an American Physical Society, APS Fellow

Dr. Can-Ming Hu was elected an APS Fellow, on September 19, 2019. For outstanding contributions to the fields of cavity spintronics and cavity magnonics, and for significant contributions to the development of electrical methods for studying magnetization dynamics. The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through...

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