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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 —  A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19, says Dr. Ned Budisa, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Chemical Synthetic Biology at UM and who holds an adjunct position at the Technical University in Berlin. Budisa is a member...

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Tracking the spread of COVID-19 across the globe

March 25, 2020 —  Mathematician Dr. Julien Arino in the UM Faculty of Science is part of a team that received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant worth $666,667 to study the spread of COVID-19. The team is looking at whether community transmission of the virus can be modelled accurately and offer insight into...

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UM researchers develop app for use in disease outbreaks

Users share their location history with health authorities 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...

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 —  Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations. This morning, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister...

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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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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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U of M Mark Lab is developing Antiviral Drug Strategies to combat COVID-19

Dr. Brian Mark, in the department of microbiology is playing a key role in a national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. On March 6, the Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu announced COVID-19 Rapid Response funding, an investment of almost $27M in coronavirus research, aimed at mitigating the outbreak and preventing misinformation. Dr. Mark is a...

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The finalists are chosen for the March 24 3MT final competition

The finalists for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition demonstrate the great range of work being done by our University of Manitoba graduate students. The 3MT heats featured 33 students who showcased their innovative research. The judges were able to narrow their choices down to 12 finalists – both master’s and doctoral students –...

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Industry and U of M collaborate to bridge data science skills gap

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 industry and government partners came together in downtown Winnipeg to discuss data science challenges facing today’s businesses, both locally and beyond. Data science has emerged as a significant influencer in nearly every sector of our global economy. The current challenge facing businesses is recruiting sufficiently skilled data scientists to be...

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Postponed - March 18, 2020 - Cafe Scientifique

Research in Motion: Using new technologies to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s

Postponed - March 24, 2020 - 3MT Final Competition

Hear Grad students explain their research in 3 minutes or less

May 8, 2020 - An Evening with Nobel Laureate Dr. Jim Peebles

Professor Emeritus at Princeton University 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics