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Summer Session 2020 in-person classes cancelled

All in-person classes for summer session 2020 have been cancelled. Departments are actively notifying impacted staff. Check UM Career for new posting for summer session. If you have any questions regarding your employment status for in-person summer session classes, please contact your home department.

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Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) Winter Term – Date Changed to April 13, 2020

The Voluntary Withdrawal date for the Winter Term will be changed immediately to April 13, 2020. This change is intended to allow students additional time to consider voluntarily withdrawing from courses given the changes in delivery and evaluation methods that have been and will be implemented for many courses in the coming days. For more information...

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UM researchers develop app for use in disease outbreaks

MARCH 12, 2020 — The UM computer scientists sat around their lab, wondering if people would share their location data with health authorities, or even the general public, during an outbreak such as COVID-19. Would an app that did this be culturally accepted? They mused and then called it a night. Yumiko Sakamoto, a research associate in...

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Science academic advising availability – COVID-19

Classes are cancelled on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17  but the university is still open. Science Advisors will be available for students. However, to maintain effective social distancing the methods of interaction will be online and by phone. Please stay tuned for further updates and instructions regarding the availability of advisors and methods...

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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...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 13

Join Farnaz Hajipour from the University of Manitoba for her talk on Thursday, February 13th about “Comparing Regularized Logistic Regression and Random Forest Approaches for Daytime Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”. ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent yet under diagnosed health problem. Assessment of OSA is currently based on sleep studies that are...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 6

Join Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel from the University of Winnipeg for his talk on Thursday, February 6th about “Emulation Based Inference for Spatial Dynamics in Infectious Diseases”. ABSTRACT: Mechanistic models of infectious disease spread are key to inferring spatio-temporal infectious disease transmission dynamics. Ideally, covariate data and the infection status of individuals over time would be...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR – Feb. 27

Join Dr. Mahmoud Torabi from the University of Manitoba for his talk on Thursday, February 27th about “A Unified Approach to Goodness-of-Fit Tests in Linear Mixed Models”. ABSTRACT: We develop a method originally proposed by R. A. Fisher into a general procedure, called tailoring, for deriving goodness-of-fit tests that are guaranteed to have a chi-square...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR- Feb. 20 *TIME CHANGED*

Join Dr. Aurelie Labbe from HEC Montréal for her talk on Thursday, February 20th about ” Spatiotemporal Regularized Factorization for Traffic Data Imputation”. ABSTRACT: The traffic system is a system of spatiotemporal distributions. Spatiotemporal traffic data, which can be regarded as multivariate time series, are often collected using a network of sensors. However, sensor technologies or...

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STATISTICS SEMINAR- Jan. 23

Join Dr. Liqun Wang form the University of Manitoba for his talk on Thursday, January 23rd about “First Passage Time Distributions for Some Jump-Diffusion Processes and Flexible Boundaries”. ABSTRACT: The first passage time (FPT) plays an important role in many scientific fields, including biology and genetics, epidemiology, economics, finance and insurance, engineering, environmental science, physics,...