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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.

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Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba celebrates 50 years as an independent faculty in 2020. We pay tribute to 50 years of first class science education, research, discovery and invention and, encouraged by increasing awareness that science is for everyone, we look forward to the next 50 years. We invite you to...

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Hot off the Press – Parker Communications

Get up to date on our events, Department news and other stories by reading our newsletter: Parker Communications – Fall 2019  

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Professor Chris Wiebe, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

We’d like to congratulate Professor Chris Wiebe who has recently been elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry! This prestigious status is only granted to members of the Royal Society of Chemistry who have made significant impact and contributions in a chemical sciences field. Professor Chris Wiebe is professor at the...

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Annual Chemistry Awards Night Dinner and Ceremony

The Department held its annual Chemistry Awards Night Dinner and Ceremony on November 7. A highlight of the evening was a presentation by alumnus Professor Ian Smith who reflected on his career path and shared some words of wisdom to our students. The awards ceremony celebrated the students who have been recommended as candidates for...

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Chemistry Scores a Hat-trick!

Congratulations to three of our faculty members for winning several of Faculty of Science’s annual awards! Dr. Jennifer van Wijngaarden – Faculty of Science Award for Outreach, Established Faculty   Dr. Rebecca Davis- Faculty of Science Award for Best Mentor, Early Career Faculty   Dr. Frank Schweizer – Faculty of Science Award for Research Excellence,  Established...

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Chem Club Presents: Research Night

Learn about all of the research done in the Chemistry department at the Chemistry Research Night! A great opportunity to speak with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students about summer research awards and research opportunities! Where: 539 Parker When: 5:45 PM on Thursday, October 3

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Research Manitoba Funding

Research Manitoba just announced $1.24M in research funding to support 25 master’s students and 12 early career researchers. We’re proud to announce that two of the newest additions to our Department, Drs. Sabine Kuss and Christian Kuss, are two of the early career researchers who received funding. Congratulations! For a full news release on the...