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A student’s perspective – tips & tricks for adapting to remote learning

Hello, my name is Dennis Drewnik, a student in the Faculty of Science and I wanted to share my experience with transitioning to remote learning this past semester. As we all know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2020 term was unexpectedly shifted to online learning, which brought forth its own set of challenges...

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Help where it’s needed

A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians It’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the communities we live in. If there’s one bright spot from all of this, it’s that people have rallied together to enact change and help others. There...

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Faculty Spotlight!

May 25, 2020 In light of the challenges of physical distance, you may be looking for new ways to connect. You are an important part of our diverse ecosystem. That’s why we’re inviting UM Faculty of Science, faculty and staff to share some personal facts and photos. As we all work remotely, we hope this...

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Agricultural innovation developed by biophysicist Francis Lin helps Asper MBA team compete at international competition

Francis LIn An agricultural innovation developed by Dr. Chengbo Yang of UM’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Dr. Francis Lin, Biophysicist, in the Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, helped Asper MBA team “MYCA” make it to the final round of the 2020 SCG Bangkok Business Challenge, Asia’s longest-running global student start-up competition. The...

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No Mercy for the Coronas! new children’s magazine now available

The local Winnipeg newspaper La Liberté has produced its very first children’s science magazine, No Mercy for the Coronas! Bringing together a world class team of medical researchers, university professors, health literacy educators, and communications and graphic arts professionals, including our own FoS, faculty member Dr. Peter Pelka, Department of Microbiology. No Mercy for the Coronas...

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Science Rendezvous cancelled but UM student volunteers keep their heads up – science outreach continues

The news that Science Rendezvous was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 came as a shock to many. At this time last year, over 800 university students from across the UM campus, part of the UM STEAM group, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), were eagerly planning the largest public science and engineering outreach event...

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SPOT on – new science public online talk series launches

From Nobel prize winning discoveries, to harnessing life on the smallest scales, the origins and structure of our universe, augmented humans, and complex networks, it’s all part of a diverse and engaging series of free science public online talks offered by the Faculty of Science launching this spring. Designed to bring our community together and...

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Share your message with the class of 2020

Share a message of congratulations with this year’s Faculty of Science graduating class. The COVID-19 outbreak has meant the cancellation of long-awaited convocation ceremonies but the Faculty of Science is still planning a special virtual celebration the first week of June. A special Class of 2020 website is in the works, featuring stories, congratulatory messages,...

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Why are people fighting for the right to have nuclear waste buried in the back yard?

Abstract:    Nuclear power contributes roughly half of the world’s low carbon electricity and could do a great deal more. Public perception around the management of spent nuclear fuel prevents many people from supporting nuclear power, which prevents nuclear power from being expanded and adopted. This talk will discuss Canada’s plan for spent nuclear fuel and...

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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...