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Copy of International Data Science Conference / Nexus 2019

WHAT IS DATA SCIENCE | ART OF THE POSSIBLE? Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus and discover the latest innovations in machine learning/AI, data and statistical sciences that address solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in health, agriculture, transportation, insurance, and eCommerce. WHAT’S INCLUDED?...

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“Simple, Yet Powerful”: Mathematician Jane Breen Wins Distinguished Dissertation Award for Work with Markov Chains

The relationship between a graduate student and a supervisor is a tricky thing. While it’s crucial for the student to have sufficient space and time to investigate their own interests, it’s equally important for the supervisor to ensure their protégé isn’t wasting precious time and resources chasing dead ends. Jane Breen (Ph.D., Math ’18) considers...

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Modeling networks

Growing up, Steve Kirkland wasn’t very interested in math. It’s an irony not lost on the man now heading the UofM’s Department of Mathematics. More interested in theatre and performing in school plays, it wasn’t until the end of Grade 7 when Kirkland’s teacher suggested that he and a few of his class-mates study independently,...

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New Data Science Centre – NEXUS at the U of M

The Faculty of Science announced today that it has formed, Data Science NEXUS, a new data science research centre. NEXUS will lead innovation and discovery in data science, an emerging field that is quickly shaping and reshaping our world. NEXUS aims to aid the U of M and the province in remaining competitive on the global...

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MathCamp 2019

The University of Manitoba is offering its eighteenth summer camp for mathematically interested and talented grade nine and ten students. The purpose of the camp is to enable students to pursue knowledge in a subject they enjoy, in an environment that encourages and fosters such pursuits. Selected participants will gain knowledge and skills, emphasizing problem...

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Professor Steve Kirkland’s “Great Gig” and the Open Horizon Of Mathematics

Growing up, Steve Kirkland wasn’t very interested in math. It’s an irony not lost on the man now heading the UofM’s Department of Mathematics. More interested in theatre and performing in school plays, it wasn’t until the end of Grade 7 when Kirkland’s teacher suggested that he and a few of his class-mates study independently,...

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President’s Student Leadership Program announces first cohort of students

Students from 18 disciplines selected to participate in unique leadership program Twenty-seven successful candidates from across Manitoba have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program. Students from over 20 faculties and schools across the University of Manitoba, Red River College, University of Winnipeg and University College of the...

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Pi Day

Come celebrate with a slice of pie!  The Eigenclub and the Math Department are proud to celebrate Pi day on Thursday,  March 14th on the main (2nd) floor of Machray Hall.  Of course there will be free pie, and a Pi reciting contest! Festivities begin around 12:30pm, and the Pi reciting contest will begin at 1:59pm...

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UM Today: Dr. Hersh Shefrin: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for Lifetime Achievement

The recipients of the 2019 University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Awards are graduates who are outstanding in their professional and personal lives. These honourees encompass a wide range of achievement, innovation and community service and inspire fellow alumni, current students and the community. Dr. Hersh Shefrin [BSc(Hons)/70] has built his career on behavioural finance—the understanding that people can be...

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...