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Research

Leading Discovery

One of the largest academic units at the university of manitoba, we are a research-intensive faculty that strives to answer fundamental questions to better understand our world.

Researcher Profiles

Samar Safi-Harb

Research Involves: Understanding the remnants left over by supernovas, and the strange phenomena that occur…

Pourang Irani

Research Involves: Designing and implementing software tools to facilitate interaction with information in a ubiquitous…

Andrea Bunt

Dr. Andrea Bunt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the…

Peter Loewen

Research Involves: Characterizing factors that protect bacteria against oxidative stress. Biography Although his title is…

Brian Mark

The Mark laboratory explores the molecular mechanisms that bacteria use to defend themselves from antibiotics, and how…

Can Ming Hu

Research Involves: Spin Dynamics in Spintronic and Magnetic Materials, contemporary magnetism, spintronic technologies, Microwave Technologies

Margaret Docker

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, evolutionary biology, molecular systematics and phylogeography, population genetics, conservation genetics of…

Bruce Ford

Research Involves: Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, vascular plant systematics, particularly of the large and complex…

Francis Lin

Our main focus is on better understanding the cellular mechanisms regulating cell migration and trafficking.…

Teresa de Kievit

Research Involves: Investigating bacteria as substitutes for chemical pesticides to control plant disease. Biography In her role…

Stefi Baum

Research Involves: The study of activity in galaxies and its relation to galaxy evolution, the…

Gary Anderson

There are two primary components to the research we do in my lab at the University…

Jim Young

Research Involves: Artificial Intelligence, Human-Robot interaction, how people perceive and work with robots.

Pavel Dibrov

Research Involves: Membrane bioenergetics of bacterial pathogens; Na/H and K/H antiport in bacteria and organells;…

Jason Treberg

Animals are in many ways a product of their environment. Especially at the level of…

Kevin Fraser

Research Involves: Avian Behaviour and Conservation, migratory connectivity, migration timing.

Juliette Mammei

Research Involves: Fundamental symmetries in subatomic nuclear and particle physics.

Mark Belmonte

The Belmonte Laboratory is interested in the cellular and molecular functions of plant development and…

Susan Cooper

Research Involves: Commutative algebra, combinatorial commutative algebra, algebraic geometry  

Kumar Ayush

Research Involves: Multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, Antibiotic resistance and water security in First Nations communities, Resistance-Nodulation-…

Stephen Pistorius

Research Involves: Radiation Therapy, using Microwaves, X-rays, and Gamma-rays, Scatter Imaging (as applied to Positron…

Dr. Frank Schweizer

Research Involves: Medicinal chemistry of antibiotics, drug discovery for antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacteria, antitumor compounds…

Research Highlights

$1.65M Awarded from NSERC CREATE in 2017 for Visual and Automated Disease Analytics program

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$10M Awarded by CFI for the development of a radio astronomy data centre in partnership with the University of Toronto and York University

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$5.3M Awarded in NSERC Discovery Grants program, scholarships and fellowships in 2017

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Research Highlights

$2.4M Awarded from Western Economic Diversification in support of a state of the art facility for Center for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRaD)

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Research Highlights

$2.15 Million over five years from NSERC in support of Manitoba Hydro Industrial Research Chair in Conservation Aquaculture of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens)

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6.23K Awarded by CIHR for the study of bacterial contamination and antibiotic resistance in drinking water from First Nation Reserves

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News & Events

August
07

[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

News

Meet Rachel Nickel, one of five of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients

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 and around the world. Each recipient will receive $150,000 over three years toward their research. Rachel Nickel will be conducting his research in the Faculty of Science’s Department of Physics...

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New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science. “We are at the beginning of an era of discovery in the field of data science. While the field has already seen explosive growth,...

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Co-op Opens Doors for Computer Science Student Clarke Garrioch

Growing up on the Cross Lake Indian Reserve in Northern Manitoba, Clarke Garrioch understood the importance of education. Graduating at just 16 years old, from Otter Nelson River School, Clarke recognized he would have to leave his community to continue his education. The valedictorian of his high school graduating class, Clarke credits his father for...