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2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...

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Amanda Vermette graduates with a position at Health Canada thanks to Science Co-op

When Biological Sciences student Amanda Vermette was half-way through her four-year undergraduate program of study at the UM, she was concerned about graduating without a well-thought-out plan. Unsure of her next step, Vermette consulted with an academic advisor in the Faculty of Science who suggested Science Co-op. After researching it thoroughly, Vermette felt that Science...

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Meet 3MT Competitor Anna Mikhailitchenko

Anna Mikhailitchenko In her search for a fresh way to think about whale research, graduate student Anna Mikhailitchenko currently doing a MSc in Biological Sciences, made a decision to participate in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Her current research involves studying the patterns of humpback whale calls/acoustics across multiple time scales in their...

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A student’s perspective – tips & tricks for adapting to remote learning

Hello, my name is Dennis Drewnik, a student in the Faculty of Science and I wanted to share my experience with transitioning to remote learning this past semester. As we all know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2020 term was unexpectedly shifted to online learning, which brought forth its own set of challenges...

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Science Rendezvous cancelled but UM student volunteers keep their heads up – science outreach continues

The news that Science Rendezvous was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 came as a shock to many. At this time last year, over 800 university students from across the UM campus, part of the UM STEAM group, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), were eagerly planning the largest public science and engineering outreach event...

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Summer Session 2020 in-person classes cancelled

All in-person classes for summer session 2020 have been cancelled. Departments are actively notifying impacted staff. Check UM Career for new posting for summer session. If you have any questions regarding your employment status for in-person summer session classes, please contact your home department.

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Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) Winter Term – Date Changed to April 13, 2020

The Voluntary Withdrawal date for the Winter Term will be changed immediately to April 13, 2020. This change is intended to allow students additional time to consider voluntarily withdrawing from courses given the changes in delivery and evaluation methods that have been and will be implemented for many courses in the coming days. For more information...

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Science academic advising availability – COVID-19

Classes are cancelled on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17  but the university is still open. Science Advisors will be available for students. However, to maintain effective social distancing the methods of interaction will be online and by phone. Please stay tuned for further updates and instructions regarding the availability of advisors and methods...

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Copy of Climate change threatens iconic relationship

The iconic relationship between polar bears and ringed seals is changing in western Hudson Bay, and even though the bears are eating fewer ringed seals, the seals should refrain from celebrating. In a new paper published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, a UM team lead by David Yurkowski, a researcher in biological sciences,...