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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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


New! Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science.  Three chairs awards are available: one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences.  The purpose of the Chairs is to recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science that are conducting outstanding fundamental...


Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor

Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor. The Faculty of Science invites established professionals to participate in its inaugural Mentoring Program which will run January – May 2019. Help students gain experience and provide them with avenues for career and personal development. The program requires mentors and mentees to commit...


Faculty of Science professors named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

On Thursday, October 11, the following professors in the Faculty of Science were honoured with the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus for their many contributions and years of service to the University of Manitoba. Dr. Judith Anderson, Department of Biological Sciences  Dr. Fereidoun Ghahramani, Department of Mathematics Dr. Benqu Guo, Department of Mathematics Citations are as...


“We get experience; they get new ideas”: Science Co-op partners with Wawanesa Insurance to spectacular effect

What happens when you combine a respected 122-year-old insurance company with university students hungry for work experience? You have Wawanesa Mutual Insurance’s visionary version of the University of Manitoba Science Co-op Program. January 2007 marked the beginning of Wawanesa’s partnership with the Science Co-op Program. It’s been a mutually beneficial arrangement, to be sure. Just...