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A student’s perspective – tips & tricks for adapting to remote learning

Hello, my name is Dennis Drewnik, a student in the Faculty of Science and I wanted to share my experience with transitioning to remote learning this past semester. As we all know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2020 term was unexpectedly shifted to online learning, which brought forth its own set of challenges...

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Science Rendezvous cancelled but UM student volunteers keep their heads up – science outreach continues

The news that Science Rendezvous was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 came as a shock to many. At this time last year, over 800 university students from across the UM campus, part of the UM STEAM group, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), were eagerly planning the largest public science and engineering outreach event...

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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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Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba celebrates 50 years as an independent faculty in 2020. We pay tribute to 50 years of first class science education, research, discovery and invention and, encouraged by increasing awareness that science is for everyone, we look forward to the next 50 years. We invite you to...

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Undergraduate Student Research Awards Summer 2020

NSERC, NSERC Indigenous, Faculty of Science, Jack Prior, Phil Hultin and H.D. Gesser Undergraduate Student Research Awards for Summer 2020 For application details follow this link – Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Awards (USRA) – or following the instructions in the attachment below. DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 17, 2020

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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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UM Today: Student athlete navigating the waters of success

Since summer 2017, kayaking superstar – and current University of Manitoba student – James Lavallée has shown no signs of slowing down. The 21-year-old Métis science student won three medals for Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 finalists and received the Tom Longboat Award as the top...