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What led Honoured Alum Dr. Mark Evans to become a leading innovator and entrepreneur in Winnipeg

Back in the days when computer science was relatively new, Dr. Mark Evans was a student writing code in Mr. Fast’s class at River East Collegiate. He remembers learning the coding language FORTRAN, as well as using punch cards to run programs. In his first year in Computer Science at the UM in 1980, punch...

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“No Experience Wasted”: Honoured Alum Karin Thacker Extolls the Virtues of Being Open to Opportunity

If you ask Karin Thacker [BSc/93, MSc /95 ] about her current job, she’ll tell you she’s right where she wants to be. The former Winnipegger believes her position as Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Gritstone Oncology (headquartered in Emeryville, California) is the culmination of every post she’s ever had, no matter how...

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2020 Honoured Alum Doug Collier Credits BSc for Strong Foundation

They say it’s important to use the right tool for the job, and 2020 Honoured Doug Collier [BSc/87] should know. After recently retiring from a 30-year career in the corporate world with several companies (most recently La-Z-Boy), Collier has witnessed firsthand how the skillset he acquired during his undergraduate career at the UM enabled his...

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Meet Honoured Alum Dr. Muthana Al-Ghazi, clinical professor and director of medical physics at the University of California, Irvine

Dr. Muthana Al-Ghazi isn’t one for staying still. In addition to growing up in Iraq and attending university in both England and Canada, the 2020 Faculty of Science Honoured Alum is currently a clinical professor and Director of Medical Physics at the University of California, Irvine. The common thread linking those locales? A focus on...

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Honoured Alum Dr. Carl Schwarz a leading researcher in ecological statistics

Dr. Carl James Schwarz, Faculty of Science 2020 Honoured Alumni Award Fellow of the American Statistical Association Never let it be said that continuing education is a waste of time. If it wasn’t for his decision to take an evening course in Statistics, Dr. Carl Schwarz (the 2020 Department of Statistics Faculty of Science Honoured...

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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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NRAO: Image release: Giant magnetic ropes in a galaxy’s halo

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 — An astronomy composite image produced by professor Jayanne English, physics and astronomy, using radio data was released by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), on November 26, 2019 As the NRAO reports: This image of the “Whale Galaxy” (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), reveals...

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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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The centre of it all: Faculty of Science’s new data science NEXUS explained

A nexus is defined as “the central or most important place”. When it comes to data science, the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science has a new ‘important place’ of its own: the Data Science NEXUS. The result of efforts by a committee of over 20 members from the U of M community, it’s led...