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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),...

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Connecting Heaven and Earth: UM Researchers Have Highly Anticipated Nuclear Experiment Underway

Neutron stars were recently in the news because the gravitational wave observatory, LIGO, detected a neutron star merger.  Neutron stars are very interesting objects.  A teaspoon of neutron star matter is so dense it would weigh about 10 million tons!  The remnants of supernovae explosions, neutron stars tell us about the origin of matter in...

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Congratulations 2018 University Merit Award Recipient Khodr Shamseddine

The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to congratulate Dr. Shamseddine for receiving the 2018 University Merit Award for a “Combination of Teaching, Service and Research, Scholarly Work and Other Creative Activities”

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Congratulations 2019 Vanier Scholar Recipient Kyle Monkman

Congratulations to Kyle Monkman, a student in the department of physics and astronomy, one of a record six University of Manitoba graduate students to receive a 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. 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...

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President’s Student Leadership Program announces first cohort of students

Students from 18 disciplines selected to participate in unique leadership program Twenty-seven successful candidates from across Manitoba have been selected to participate in the first cohort of the President’s Student Leadership Program. Students from over 20 faculties and schools across the University of Manitoba, Red River College, University of Winnipeg and University College of the...

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...

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New! Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science.  Three chairs awards are available: one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences.  The purpose of the Chairs is to recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science that are conducting outstanding fundamental...

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At the forefront of discovery – nuclear physicist Jeff Martin is constructing a new source of ultracold neutrons (UCNs)

When it comes to puns about the cold, Dr. Jeff Martin (Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Fundamental Symmetries in Subatomic Physics) has likely heard them all. Not only did he grow up in Southern Manitoba and attend university in “Winterpeg”; as the lead scientist at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, the University of Winnipeg...

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Meet our Honoured Science Alumni

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the Faculty of Science will celebrate seven outstanding alumni at the third annual Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards, Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event. What: Faculty of Science Honoured Alumni Awards Where: Marshall McLuhan Hall, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus When: January 31, 2019  – 3PM – doors open,...