DIVE INTO PHYSICS!

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a wide variety of events open to the public and for local high-school or elementary students. Look ahead at upcoming events or contact us for even more ways to get in Involved!

Outreach News & Events

September
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Planning for Career Success: International Undergraduate Student Workshop Series

This 6-session interactive workshop series supports undergraduate students who intend to work in Canada during their studies and/or after graduation.

 
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Immune Evasion and Trypanosome Coat Variability - Dr. Stebbins, Germany

The Manitoba Group in Protein Structure and Function Seminar Series

 
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ASE Career Fair Prep Workshop - Distance Delivery

ASE Career Fair is going Virtual! Get tips on how to highlight your strengths and skills and impress potential employers...

October
01

Weekly Support Chat for International Students

Current and new international students are invited to join the UM International Centre and fellow students for a weekly video...

Location: Zoom online meeting

 
02

Basic and Intermediate R

An introduction to basic &intermediate concepts in R & provides hands-on experience. Participants will learn how to program with R.

 
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Rob Pringle, Princeton University - The Basic Biology of a Rehabilitating Ecosystem: Gorongosa Park

THE BASIC BIOLOGY OF A REHABILITATING ECOSYSTEM: GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, MOZAMBIQUE – ROBERT M. PRINGLE, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

 
05

Virtual Sharing Circle with ISC Elders

Join ISC Elders every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for drop-in sharing circles.

Location: Zoom

 
06

Fall Term tuition fee payment deadline

Oct. 6, 2020 Fall Term tuition fee payment deadline http://umanitoba.ca/registrar/important-dates-deadlines

 
08

Weekly Support Chat for International Students

Current and new international students are invited to join the UM International Centre and fellow students for a weekly video...

Location: Zoom online meeting

 
09

Galileo and the Science Deniers - Dr. Mario Livio, world-renowned astrophysicist, and author

Join internationally renowned astrophysicist, best-selling author, and popular speaker, Dr. Mario Livio for a talk on "Galileo and the Science...

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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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Dark Matters: 30 Years of Hubble’s Search

On Saturday March 7, Dr. Jayanne English will provide a live lecture at an evening event at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium celebrating the 30th year of the Hubble Space Telescope   The event also includes a reception in the Science Gallery (cash bar and food available) and an exclusive planetarium show.

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Lockhart Planetarium Open House, Jan 29, 7 pm, Room 240 University College

Diversity in Citizen Science: What’s lost in Translation? 29 January 2020, 7 pm Room 240 University College Is science created for all and by all truly inclusive ? Join us for an evening exploring diversity and linguistic justice in citizen science, with examples from Zooniverse and the Canadian Citizen Science Portal. Professor Renee Desjardins, Ph.D....

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Insight into Black Holes

With the spectacular new images provided by the Event Horizon Telescope the first radio images of the event horizon of a black hole are now available, but what can we learn from these images? University of Manitoba Professor of Physics and Astronomy  Chris O’Dea explains on CBC Radio’s Up To Speed with Ismaila Alfa: What...