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Meet Rachel Nickel, one of five of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients

These awards, considered the Canadian equivalent of the United Kingdom’s Rhodes Scholarships, help recruit and keep in Canada top doctoral students from across the country and around the world. Each recipient will receive $150,000 over three years toward their research. Rachel Nickel will be conducting his research in the Faculty of Science’s Department of Physics...

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New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science. “We are at the beginning of an era of discovery in the field of data science. While the field has already seen explosive growth,...

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Co-op Opens Doors for Computer Science Student Clarke Garrioch

Growing up on the Cross Lake Indian Reserve in Northern Manitoba, Clarke Garrioch understood the importance of education. Graduating at just 16 years old, from Otter Nelson River School, Clarke recognized he would have to leave his community to continue his education. The valedictorian of his high school graduating class, Clarke credits his father for...

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About the Class of 2020 Graduation Package

This year, a special graduation package was sent to each member of the class of 2020. The package included a special message of congratulations from the Dean of Science, Stefi Baum, a commemorative coin celebrating the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science, and perhaps most special, an art card from artist Gary Bachers a...

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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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Amanda Vermette graduates with a position at Health Canada thanks to Science Co-op

When Biological Sciences student Amanda Vermette was half-way through her four-year undergraduate program of study at the UM, she was concerned about graduating without a well-thought-out plan. Unsure of her next step, Vermette consulted with an academic advisor in the Faculty of Science who suggested Science Co-op. After researching it thoroughly, Vermette felt that Science...

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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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Science Co-op Student Named University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year!

On behalf of the Faculty of Science, Science Co-op is pleased to announce that Jennifer Simone (Biochemistry) was recently named the University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year for 2019. Jennifer is a fifth year Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) student; who is also completing a minor in Native Studies. As part of Science Co-op,...

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Governor General’s Gold Medal Robert Bertrand Class of 2020 – Graduate Studies (Chemistry)

When Robert Bertrand found out he’d won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for his PhD thesis work with lichens, he first thought of his late parents. Both passed away when he was young, so never got to see their son graduate from university. “They cared very deeply about my education. I’m the first person in...