Undergraduate Student Research Awards (URSAs)

Experience Research - Deadline to Apply January 17

Discover Amazing Program Choices

With over 50 distinct programs, the Faculty of Science has so much to offer. Wherever you wish to go with your education and career, you’ll get the solid foundation you need here.

Mentoring Program

Gain experience and explore careers in science. The Faculty of Science mentoring program pairs motivated 2nd year and above, full-time undergraduate students, with an established professional.

Tristan Smythe

Tristan Smyth, BSc (Hons.) Chemistry/16

“Joining the Undergraduate Chemistry Society (or “Chem Club”) was easily one of the best things I did. University isn’t just about studying/working 24/7, but also about the relationships and network you build during your time as an undergraduate.”

Ellyne Geurts

Undergraduate Biological Sciences

“I chose to study biology because I love animals and I want to contribute to their conservation. I also really enjoy working outdoors because every day is like a mini adventure, so I am currently pursuing a degree in field ecology.”

Josh Garfalo

Undergraduate Co-op Microbiology

“What stands out about my experience at the University of Manitoba are the professors and students I’ve met, they’ve been very approachable, and I’ve made many new friendships. I’ve also had the opportunity to work in a research lab and gain first-hand experience in a field that interests me”

Cindy Vuong

Undergraduate Genetics

“There will be times when certain courses will make you feel unsure and you’ll question if you’ll make it through. Stay true to what you are passionate about and press forward, soon these hard times will be over, and you’ll emerge a new strong warrior.”

Harley Bray

Undergraduate Chemistry Schulich Leader Scholarship Undergraduate Student Research Volunteer

“One of the things I’m super passionate about is volunteering for Science Rendezvous. Yes, we can do science and research and all this cutting edge stuff, but if we can’t communicate it to the rest of the world, then what’s the point? Science is for everybody.”

Featured Events

Jan. 29, 2020 - Astronomy Open House

Observational Astronomy Open House

Jan. 30, 2020 - Careers in Science

Alumni and Student Networking Event

Feb. 4, 2020 - Undergraduate Student Town Hall

Town Hall - How can we improve the undergraduate student experience

Feb. 14, 2020 - Science Co-op Info Session

Launch Your Career - Learn about paid work experience

News

January
29

Statistics Seminar - Dr. Carl Schwarz

Statistics Seminar by Dr. Carl Schwarz from The University of Manitoba on "Monitoring Illegally Killed Elephants (MIKE) in Africa –...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre University of Manitoba - Fort Garry Winnipeg MB

 
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Careers in Science - Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event, with Honoured Alumni

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, join us for a discussion on careers in STEM, meet Alumni from over the years...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,University Centre

 
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Honoured Alumni Dr. Tom Sheldon, Natural Resources Canada

Title: "Sex differences in size and shape, do they reflect the same biological processes? Insights with Drosophila wings and beetle...

Location: 207,Buller Building

February
04

Undergraduate Science Student Town Hall

Undergraduate Student Town Hall Science & Technology Library 12-1PM We want to hear from you. How can we improve your...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Machray Hall 186 Dysart Road Winnipeg MB

 
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Statistics Seminar - Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel

Statistics Seminar by Dr. Gyanendra Pokharel from The University of Winnipeg on "Emulation Based Inference for Spatial Dynamics of Infectious...

Location: 111 Armes Lecture Building,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

News

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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UM Computer Science Team Achieve 2nd Place Finish in Prestigious Robotics Competition Overseas

Congratulations to Professor John Anderson’s Computer Science lab for its’ spectacular 2nd place finish in this year’s Humanoid Application Challenge at the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). One of the largest and most impactful robot research conferences in the world, this years’ IROS was held in Macau, China from November...

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Faculty of Science Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in Physics

The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that a UM graduate, acclaimed cosmologist Dr. James Peebles, has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles, 84, professor emeritus at Princeton University, was cited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” and shares the award with two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor, 77, and Didier Queloz, 53, who discovered...

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