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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),...

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

Margaret Docker is 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...

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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...

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President’s Student Leadership Program announces first cohort of students

Students from 18 disciplines selected to participate in unique leadership program Twenty-seven successful candidates from across Manitoba have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program. Students from over 20 faculties and schools across the University of Manitoba, Red River College, University of Winnipeg and University College of the...

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...