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New Data Science Centre – NEXUS at the U of M

The Faculty of Science announced today that it has formed, Data Science NEXUS, a new data science research centre. NEXUS will lead innovation and discovery in data science, an emerging field that is quickly shaping and reshaping our world. NEXUS aims to aid the U of M and the province in remaining competitive on the global...

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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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Forging a New Path: Microbiology and Statistics Newest Faculty Member Aleeza Gerstein on Doing Things Her Way

Microbiologist, Aleeza Gerstein The ability to adapt to new situations is usually seen as positive. However, when it comes to human fungal pathogens, Professor Aleeza Gerstein knows that adaptation can be a recipe for disaster. As more and more harmful microbes evolve to become resistant to antimicrobials, the challenge of understanding how to stay ahead of...

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“A Golden Age for Statistics”: Honoured Alum Shirley Mills on the Profession She Loves

The Iron Age. The Bronze Age. The Industrial Revolution. Throughout human history, there have been many distinct eras. Fortunately for Dr. Shirley Mills, this is the Data Age, when information is considered to have surpassed oil as the most valuable commodity on the planet. To say the least, it’s a fantastic time to be a...

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Invent the Future Together – Be a Mentor

Contribute to the future success of our immensely talented students, and become a mentor. The Faculty of Science invites established professionals to participate in its inaugural Mentoring Program which will run January – May 2019. Help students gain experience and provide them with avenues for career and personal development. The program requires mentors and mentees to commit...

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2018 Faculty of Science Awards

2018 Faculty of Science Awards Celebrating those who inspire. Recognize excellence in teaching, research, service, and mentorship. OCTOBER 25, 2018 — The 2018 Faculty of Science Awards were distributed to six exemplary faculty members. In many cases, the recipients were nominated by their peers, students and colleagues. The awards represent the best in contributions to scholarly work...

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Faculty of Science professors named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

On Thursday, October 11, the following professors in the Faculty of Science were honoured with the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus for their many contributions and years of service to the University of Manitoba. Dr. Judith Anderson, Department of Biological Sciences  Dr. Fereidoun Ghahramani, Department of Mathematics Dr. Benqu Guo, Department of Mathematics Citations are as...