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One flew over the cuckoo clock

UM team finds way to alter migration timing of birds that may help them adjust to climate change AUGUST 26, 2021 — The Avian Behaviour and Conservation Lab in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Science is once again publishing another groundbreaking paper on migratory birds and climate change. This time, they provide some hopeful news in the wake...

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Welcome Back Coffee

As we ramp back up to full return to campus in January, the Dean, Brian Mark, would like to invite you to have a cup of coffee in the SSA lounge, and weather permitting the Court Yard, to start re-engaging with your colleagues. Please RSVP to Tracy Foster, on the dates noted to ensure we are keeping capacity (20 people) with Health orders. The...

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Cheer on the Faculty of Science 3MT 2021 Competitors

On August 10 & 11th students will be challenged to showcase their research to a general audience in a three-minute or less in a 3MT competition. Part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel. Life...

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Meet Phil Grayson, a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UM.

Phil Grayson is a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science, studying one of two surviving groups of ancient jawless fishes: lampreys. We caught up with him during this busy time before he takes up his Banting Fellowship in fall 2021, to learn more about him and his research. He will be working with Dr. Margaret...

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NSERC 2021 research grant recipients announced

From the Subarctic to Subatomic Physics several big ideas are being funded at the Faculty of Science. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Discovery Grants Program. This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection...

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New Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences, and one in mathematical/computational sciences. The awards recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science who are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Chairs are awarded $20,000 in funding per year, for...

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Muscle protein uncovers evolutionary origins of diving in the world’s smallest mammals

Robert A. MacArthur/Kevin L. Campbell Up until now it’s largely been a mystery as to when some mammals evolved the ability to swim and dive for food. Species within Eulipotyphla, which includes moles, shrews, hedgehogs, and solenodons, appear to be the least equipped for diving. Being the smallest mammalian divers on the planet, they rapidly...

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Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry with David Herbert – Virtual Talk & Q&A

Ironing out the details: How Using Sustainability as a Design Principle Can Lead to Fundamental Advances and Practical Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry David Herbert Friday, June 25, 2021 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Virtual Public Science Talk and Q&A Everyone is welcome to join! David E. Herbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of...

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Meet Ken Jeffries, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

MAY 17, 2021 — Ken Jeffries is an assistant professor of biological sciences in the Faculty of Science who seeks to leverage the use of high-resolution genomics approaches to obtain new insights that will facilitate the rational management of key organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Jeffries is the 2020 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh...

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Dr. Gordon Goldsborough recipient of the Order of Manitoba

Congratulations! Dr. Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]; Professor, and President of the Manitoba Historical Society, who was named to the Order of Manitoba on May 12, 2021. The Order of Manitoba is the province’s highest honour. Dr. Goldsborough, an aquatic ecologist, has guided conservation policy for wetlands across the country and is the author of Abandoned Manitoba...