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

August
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Why talk about antimicrobial resistance during a pandemic?

Why talk about antimicrobial resistance during a viral pandemic? Dr. Ayush Kumar, Professor, Department of Microbiology

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Lampreys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - M. Docker

In North America, lampreys have been “saddled with 50 years of bad PR” as a result of the huge economic...

 
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[Free Science Online Public Talks] SPOT - Nirvani Umadat, Dental Surgeon, Astronaut Candidate

Nirvani Umadat - Citizen-Scientist Astronaut Candidate Dental Surgeon, Biotechnologist, Healthcare Entrepreneur. Project PoSSUM, The University of British Columbia. Canada

September
03

Graduate Student Orientation Online Workshops

Please register for the free workshops available for Graduate Students! Fort Garry students: http://umanitoba.ca/graduate_studies/orientation.html Bannatyne students: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/bannatyneorientation.html

Location: Online

 
08

Qualico Bridge to Success Program Application Deadline

Supporting first year Indigenous student success.

 
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Neechiwaken Mentor and Mentee Application Deadline

The Neechiwaken Indigenous Peer Mentor Program helps first-year students transition to university life by promoting student engagement and a sense...

 
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Indigenous Circle of Empowerment Application Deadline

The Indigenous Circle of Empowerment (ICE) is a student leadership development program rooted in culture and focused on self-development and...

Location: Online

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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...