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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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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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Magic Squares: Past, Present and Future

“Magic Squares: Past Present and Future” is a book display and exhibit currently on display on the main floor of the Sciences & Technology Library. The display features magic squares, an area of mathematical study and popular topic in recreational mathematics. The display also features the research and scientific discoveries of Dr. Peter Loly. Loly’s...

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Ground-breaking female scholars

Tuesday, February 11th has been declared the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is meant to encourage females around the globe to study STEAM-related subjects, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of female researchers from its current level of only 30 per cent...

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Sad news: Passing Professor of Department of Mathematics, Arthur Gerhard

With sadness we announce the passing of Arthur Gerhard, late of the Department of Mathematics, on February 1st. Arthur taught calculus and carried out research for almost 40 years. For ten of those years he also served as Associate Dean where he is fondly remembered across the Faculty for his sense of humour and for...

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Department of Mathematics’ Honoured Alum Dr. Beverly Diamond Humbled by Recognition

Growing up in Prince Edward Island, Dr. Beverly Diamond [PhD/82] remembers always being good at mathematics. When she was in elementary school, she would take her math workbook home at night so that she could complete “a bunch of pages” before bringing it back to school the next morning. When her father would do Roman...

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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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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...