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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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Science Co-op Grows Again – Welcome Psychology Co-op!

For the past two-plus years, Science Co-op has expanded the breadth of Science undergraduate degree programs which offer co-op, the geographical scope of co-op employers, the number of co-op placements and the number of participating students. Science Co-op is growing again with the addition of Psychology Co-op! In partnership with the Faculty of Arts Co-op...

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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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Faculty Spotlight!

May 25, 2020 In light of the challenges of physical distance, you may be looking for new ways to connect. You are an important part of our diverse ecosystem. That’s why we’re inviting UM Faculty of Science, faculty and staff to share some personal facts and photos. As we all work remotely, we hope this...

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Agricultural innovation developed by biophysicist Francis Lin helps Asper MBA team compete at international competition

Francis LIn An agricultural innovation developed by Dr. Chengbo Yang of UM’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Dr. Francis Lin, Biophysicist, in the Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, helped Asper MBA team “MYCA” make it to the final round of the 2020 SCG Bangkok Business Challenge, Asia’s longest-running global student start-up competition. The...

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Calling all wildlife researchers

Nicola Koper, a professor in the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources Institute, has launched a new initiative to coordinate biologists across the world who hope to understand the effects our COVID-19 social and travel restrictions are having on wildlife populations. The C19-Wild Research Group brings together ecological teams to share knowledge, ideas and research progress. “We’re still...

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Biologist Margaret Docker co-lead on four-year eDNA Genome Canada project

Biologist Margaret Docker is co-lead, on GEN-FISH a $9.1 million, four-year Genome Canada project using environmental DNA (eDNA), to help manage Canada’s freshwater fish population. As Genome Prairie reports: Canada is home to almost 200 species of freshwater fish spread out over more than two million lakes covering about 7.6 per cent of Canada’s nearly...