Mark Belmonte & Steve Whyard

Enhancing plant performance and protecting Canada's most important crops

Undergraduate Programs

Discover topics in Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, and Zoology

Jim Roth

The Arctic Fox: an Ecosystem Engineer

Understanding the role of Predators and Their Prey
Kevin Fraser

Exploring the factors affecting the migratory patterns of songbirds

Gary Anderson

Protecting Nature’s Living Fossil Lake Sturgeon

Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths

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

News & Events

September
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

 
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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

 
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Crackerjack Seminar: Biological Sciences

Crackerjack Seminar Host: Matthew Thorstensen

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

October
01

Entomology Seminar: Dr. Byron N. Van Nest

Dr. Byron N. Van Nest, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba. "Neural circuitry and behaviour: the neuroethology of learned...

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

News

Biological Scientist Margaret Docker Awarded FoS Life Sciences Chair for Work with “Vampires of the Deep”

Margaret Docker used to being an outlier. Since she started studying lampreys at the University of Guelph in the mid 1980’s, colleagues told her that the eel-like creatures were too narrow a “niche” to form the basis for a successful career as a researcher. Instead of changing her topic, though, Docker decided to dig in...

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UM Alum Rebecca Sherbo Named 2019 Schmidt Fellow

In her first year as a Biological Sciences undergrad, Rebecca Sherbo (BSc/14) took an organic chemistry class taught by Dr.Philip Hultin. Utterly inspired by Hultin’s mastery of the subject and his style of teaching, Sherbo ultimately decided to switch to a Chemistry major. That decision has served her well, as Sherbo has recently been named...

News

Congratulations Scott Malotka

Congratulations Scott Malotka, PhD student in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, who received one of four Meritorious Student Presentation awards at the 2019 American Parasitologists meeting in Rochester, Minnesota.

News

UM Today: Verna J. Kirkness Program encourages youth for 10th year

This week, Grade 11 students from 12 different communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are taking part in the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program at the University of Manitoba. In partnership with the university, the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Foundation is hosting the program on campus for the 10th time....

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