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University students solve world problems at Invent for the Planet competition

On Feb. 14-16, the University of Manitoba hosted Invent for the Planet 2020, an international idea and design competition open to all post-secondary students in Manitoba. In a span of 48 hours, seven teams of up to seven students each from Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and UM all competed to develop innovative solutions...

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Copy of Celebrating those who inspire – Faculty of Science Awards

Celebrating those who inspire. Recognizing excellence in teaching, research, service, and mentorship. The 2019 Faculty of Science Awards were distributed to the following exemplary faculty members. In many cases, the recipients were nominated by their peers, students and colleagues. The awards represent the best in contributions to scholarly work and commitment to the pursuit of...

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Alumni Prove Science Degrees Open Many Doors

This years’ honourees boast a depth and breadth of technical and professional experience to be admired. From Winnipeg to the Arctic Circle, from California to Kenya and war-torn Iraq, their work has effected positive change around the globe. Whether developing cancer vaccines, investigating climate change, optimizing resource management or discovering solutions to mitigate environmental contaminants,...

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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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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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Café Scientifique November 28, 2019

November 28 – 7 p.m. McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg   2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Chemists have elegantly organized the 118 known elements into this table. Chemists and physicists have explained much of the underlying physics behind this grouping, while astronomers probed the astronomical origins...

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Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles, 84, professor emeritus at Princeton University, was cited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” and shares the award with two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, who discovered...

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UM researchers create “Romulan Cloaking Device”

On Star Trek, Captains Kirk and Picard often had to contend with their Romulan adversaries who possessed a “cloaking device” that rendered their ships invisible. Back on Earth, cop shows on TV often show suspects in an interrogation room with an interviewer while others outside watch behind a two-way mirror that seems like a regular...

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Welcome Back

New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 3, 2019. The day included panel discussions from both peers, professors, student advisors, and industry representatives including: David Owasi (David Aplin Group),...