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2020 CSM – Leadership and Service Award recipients

The Department of Microbiology, with the help of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM), has established a recognition award for graduate students’ leadership and service to the University of Manitoba. This year the award winners were Jigeesha Mukhopadhyay, Karen Eusebio and Ola Salama. Congratulations!

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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...

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2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...

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UM Virologist Peter Pelka is developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

It’s a thrilling process, akin to running a marathon, hundreds of researchers race alongside to find a cure or a vaccine. The qualifying process is lengthy and complex. If an effective vaccine is found, determining its duration of protection, how often immunization will be necessary, (once a year, or every ten years), and whether it’s...

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How undergraduate research opportunities changed everything for Nathan Glowach – Class of 2020

Nathan Glowach At first glance, it might seem switching from music studies to microorganisms is implausible. For Nathan Glowach, however, it was a natural next step in his education. The Brandon, Manitoba native says his pursuit of science after three years in the UM’s music program “… felt like a return to familiar land. I...

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Meet 3MT Competitor Kaye Quizon

Kaye Quizon, MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Kaye Quizon, is a MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease. She is originally from Winnipeg. Her research involves the development and validation of an accessible point-of-care diagnostic platform for emerging RNA viruses. This year she competed in...

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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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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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Summer Session 2020 in-person classes cancelled

All in-person classes for summer session 2020 have been cancelled. Departments are actively notifying impacted staff. Check UM Career for new posting for summer session. If you have any questions regarding your employment status for in-person summer session classes, please contact your home department.