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CANSSI Prairies – the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Statistical Sciences institute announce a new collaboration

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Science and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) have agreed to collaborate to promote statistical sciences research and training, both in Canada and internationally; to establish a Regional Centre for the Prairie Region: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NWT and Nunavut (“CANSSI Prairies”). CANSSI Prairies; will support data-intensive research, provide opportunities for...

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Jacob Burgess, recipient of 2020 Rh Award

Congratulations to Jacob Burgess in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving the 2019 Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, in the Natural Science category. Dr. Jacob Burgess joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2017. He leads the Ultrafast Microscopy and Magnetism Research Group in studies on spin and carrier dynamics in magnetic...

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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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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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Casinojournal.com: Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact...

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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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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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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...