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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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UM Science Co-op student lands job at Apple

If the powers that be in the Science Co-op have a dream scenario for their participants, Nicholas Josephson’s co-op experience would be it. After two successful placements at local tech companies (Norima Consulting and Invenia), Josephson landed a much sought after internship at Apple as part of their Software Accessibility Team. Referring to his Silicon...

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Casinojournal.com: Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact...

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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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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...

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Share your message with the class of 2020

Share a message of congratulations with this year’s Faculty of Science graduating class. The COVID-19 outbreak has meant the cancellation of long-awaited convocation ceremonies but the Faculty of Science is still planning a special virtual celebration the first week of June. A special Class of 2020 website is in the works, featuring stories, congratulatory messages,...

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Ubisoft Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

Thanks to Ubisoft Winnipeg who have launched a new scholarship for Women in Computer Science, which will award five UM students each year! “It’s not about hiring a woman because she’s female, explains Ashley Smith of Ubisoft Winnipeg; it’s about growing the pipeline in STEM-related jobs to have greater representation when hiring the best of...

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Congratulations to Hugh Williams

Congratulations to Hugh Williams, a Professor Emeritus in Computer Science. Dr. Williams has been selected for a lifetime achievement award from CS-Can/Info-Can. These awards are presented for outstanding and sustained contributions to computing. Dr. Williams is recognized for his outstanding research contributions in the areas of cryptography and computational number theory.