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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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UM researchers develop app for use in disease outbreaks

MARCH 12, 2020 — The UM computer scientists sat around their lab, wondering if people would share their location data with health authorities, or even the general public, during an outbreak such as COVID-19. Would an app that did this be culturally accepted? They mused and then called it a night. Yumiko Sakamoto, a research associate in...

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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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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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UM Computer Science Team Achieve 2nd Place Finish in Prestigious Robotics Competition Overseas

Congratulations to Professor John Anderson’s Computer Science lab for its’ spectacular 2nd place finish in this year’s Humanoid Application Challenge at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). One of the largest and most impactful robot research conferences in the world, this years’ IROS was held in Macau, China from November...

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International success for U of M robot team at FIRA HuroCup

The U of M Autonomous Agents Lab robot team did very well at the FIRA HuroCup, held August 11 – 16, 2019 in Changwon, Korea, placing third and fourth overall. More than 50 teams from 10 countries competed including: South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, China, India, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. FIRA is a multi-sport...

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UofM: 2019 Schulich Leader: Mia Battad

Drawn to technology from an early age, Mia Battad loved racing home from school to play on the family computer. Constantly trying to gain access to the newest Nintendo game or handheld console, Battad’s interest in electronic devices never waned. Rather, it developed into a curiosity of how videos games are made, which lead her...

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First place win for students at Robocup

The Department of Computer Sciences is thrilled to announce that this year’s team from the Autonomous Agents Lab won first place in the Technical Challenges category at the 2018 Robocup Robotics Competitions held in Montreal from June 16th to 22nd. The soccer portion of the competition includes four individual events, including push recovery, high jump, high...

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A Whole New World: Computer Science Students Travel to Iran for AUTCup Robotics Competition

The Department of Computer Science is proud to report that its team took first place overall at the Amirkabir International Robotic Competition held in Tehran, Iran last week. Representing the University of Manitoba from the Department of Computer Science were undergrads: 2nd year student Mario Mendez Diaz and 4th year student Jin Park, along with post-doc Meng...