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New Parker Communications Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of our Summer 2020 issue of Parker Communications. https://mailchi.mp/dc6dc1e25235/u-of-m-chemistry-parker-communications-fall-1364226  

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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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Meet 3MT competitor Dmitry Vrubleskiy, (Chemistry)

Meet one Dmitry Vrubleskiy, a PhD student in Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba​. Currently under the supervision of Dr. Mario Bieringer, he obtained his BSc from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He recently competed in the Three Minute Thesis 3MT competition, and although he did not make it to the finals, we are...

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Governor General’s Gold Medal Robert Bertrand Class of 2020 – Graduate Studies (Chemistry)

When Robert Bertrand found out he’d won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for his PhD thesis work with lichens, he first thought of his late parents. Both passed away when he was young, so he never got to see their son graduate from university. “They cared very deeply about my education. I’m the first person...

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Meet 3MT competitor Dmitry Vrubleskiy, (Chemistry)

Dmitry Vrubleskiy, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Mario Bieringer Lab. Dmitry Vrubleskiy, is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. Currently under the supervision of Dr. Mario Bieringer, he obtained his BSc from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. His research project for the Three Minute Thesis 3MT competition dealt with solid-state synthesis of ceramic...

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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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No Mercy for the Coronas! new children’s magazine now available

The local Winnipeg newspaper La Liberté has produced its very first children’s science magazine, No Mercy for the Coronas! Bringing together a world class team of medical researchers, university professors, health literacy educators, and communications and graphic arts professionals, including our own FoS, faculty member Dr. Peter Pelka, Department of Microbiology. No Mercy for the Coronas...

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UM partners with artificial intelligence leader Atomwise to pursue COVID-19 therapies

Two University of Manitoba researchers have received support from Atomwise, the leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) for small molecule drug discovery, to explore broad-spectrum therapies for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. JORG STETEFELD: “IT IS CRUCIAL TO GAIN A MOLECULAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ONE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE PROTEIN TARGET, NSP12, INTERACTS WITH ANOTHER KEY PROTEIN NAMED NSP8....

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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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SPOT on – new science public online talk series launches

From Nobel prize winning discoveries, to harnessing life on the smallest scales, the origins and structure of our universe, augmented humans, and complex networks, it’s all part of a diverse and engaging series of free science public online talks offered by the Faculty of Science launching this spring. Designed to bring our community together and...