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University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

On Feb. 14-16, the University of Manitoba hosted Invent for the Planet 2020, an international idea and design competition open to all post-secondary students in Manitoba. In a span of 48 hours, seven teams of up to seven students each from Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and UM all competed to develop innovative solutions...

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“A Real Honour”:  Biological Sciences Alum Tom Sheldon References Work with Inuit across the Arctic

When Biological Sciences Honoured Alum Tom Sheldon (BSc ‘03, MSc ‘06) is asked what advice he would give to today’s Biological Science students, he pauses for a moment, then laughs. It’s not that he doesn’t take the question seriously. Sheldon just knows life has a way of throwing some unexpected curves, and where you end...

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Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba celebrates 50 years as an independent faculty in 2020. We pay tribute to 50 years of first class science education, research, discovery and invention and, encouraged by increasing awareness that science is for everyone, we look forward to the next 50 years. We invite you to...

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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...

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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.

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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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Congratulations Demi Gagnon, MSc student, recipient of the 2019 Canadian Society of Zoologists A. Murray Fallis Award

Congratulations Demi Gagnon, a MSc student in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba who received the A. Murray Fallis award for best oral presentation in the Parasitism, Immunity and Environment (PIE) section at the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ), 2019 meeting in Windsor, Ontario.  

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New Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences. The awards recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science who are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Chairs are awarded $20,000 in...