COVID-19 Updates

(coronavirus)

International collaboration developing nanotechnology

that may be used against COVID-19

synthesizing novel anti-cancer agents

Dr. Frank Schweizer and a team of University of Manitoba researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer using carbohydrate-based antitumour agents

rapid disease detection by electrochemistry

Dr. Sabine Kuss develops highly sensitive electrochemical methods and instrumentation to detect and understand medical phenomena, such as cancer and antibiotic resistance

State of the art instrumentation

The department has access to a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities and highly skilled staff available for service to researchers, students and the industrial community

Preserving our Treasures

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld and his research team are collaborating with the Inuit community to track biodiversity in Canada's North

Studying the structure-function relationship of proteins

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications

Research and Teaching Excellence

The department of chemistry has a long history of success including a recent nobel laureate and two banting fellows

Safeguarding our water

Co-founded by Drs. Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld the centre for oil and gas research and development (COGRAD) studies more efficient ways to assess the effects of petrochemicals on our water supply

Investigating reactive molecules through spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer van wijngaarden explores microwave and infrared spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of molecules: to generate new species of molecules that aren't stable under normal atmospheric conditions, the types of molecules found around stars and far-out planets and moons

News & Events

May
09

Cancelled! Science Rendezvous - Explore Science in Action!

Event Cancelled!

Location: EITC E1,EITC E2 75 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,University Centre,EITC E3 University of Manitoba - Fort Garry Winnipeg MB

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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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Message from Human Resources

ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES FOR SUMMER SESSION 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  DEPARTMENTS ARE ACTIVELY NOTIFYING IMPACTED STAFF.  CHECK UM CAREER FOR NEW POSTINGS 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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Summer Term Chemistry Courses

Last updated April 6, 2020  [This page will be updated as new information becomes available.] The regular summer term academic schedule has been impacted as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Department of Chemistry would like to share news on our summer term course offerings and expectations to help students plan their academic studies. ...

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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 —  A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19, says Dr. Ned Budisa, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Chemical Synthetic Biology at UM and who holds an adjunct position at the Technical University in Berlin. Budisa is a member...

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 —  Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations. This morning, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister...

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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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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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Dr. Myrle Ballard has been awarded funding to research water quality and food security in First Nations communities

Congratulations to Dr. Myrle Ballard who has just received funding from both the University Collaborative Research Program (UCRP) and University Indigenous Research Program (UIRP). The UCRP grant will fund research in collaboration with Drs. Gregg Tomy, Tom Ward, and Ayush Kumar (Microbiology) to research water quality and food security relating to livelihoods and sustenance challenges...

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Dr. S. Kuss receives funding to investigate drug resistance in ovarian cancer!

Congratulations to Dr. Sabine Kuss who has been awarded a University Collaborative Research Program grant to fund research in collaboration with Dr. Mark Nachtigal (Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics) on the detection and quantification of drug resistance in ovarian cancer.