International collaboration developing nanotechnology

that may be used against COVID-19

synthesizing novel anti-cancer agents

Dr. Frank Schweizer and a team of University of Manitoba researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer using carbohydrate-based antitumour agents

rapid disease detection by electrochemistry

Dr. Sabine Kuss develops highly sensitive electrochemical methods and instrumentation to detect and understand medical phenomena, such as cancer and antibiotic resistance

State of the art instrumentation

The department has access to a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities and highly skilled staff available for service to researchers, students and the industrial community

Preserving our Treasures

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld and his research team are collaborating with the Inuit community to track biodiversity in Canada's North

Studying the structure-function relationship of proteins

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications

Research and Teaching Excellence

The department of chemistry has a long history of success including a recent nobel laureate and two banting fellows

Safeguarding our water

Co-founded by Drs. Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld the centre for oil and gas research and development (COGRAD) studies more efficient ways to assess the effects of petrochemicals on our water supply

Investigating reactive molecules through spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer van wijngaarden explores microwave and infrared spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of molecules: to generate new species of molecules that aren't stable under normal atmospheric conditions, the types of molecules found around stars and far-out planets and moons

News & Events

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Department Seminar: Thursday February 3, 2022

Mark your calendars for our Department’s second 2022 seminar speaker who will be presenting to us from the other side of the world: Professor Bayden R Wood from Monash University and a talk titled “Spectroscopy goes viral: Application of portable based infrared spectroscopic devices for point-of-site disease diagnosis”. The seminar will be held on Zoom...

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Department Seminar: Thursday January 27

Dr. Erin Chernick from the University of Victoria will be presenting a talk titled, “Tailored Synthesis of Organic Molecules to Study Quantum Information Science” 

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David Herbert recipient of Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry by Chemical Institute of Canada

Congratulations to Dr. David Herbert, Department of Chemistry on being awarded the Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry by Chemical Institute of Canada. The award, sponsored by Strem Chemicals part of Ascensus Specialties, is presented to an individual that has made a contribution to inorganic chemistry, showing exceptional promise. David Herbert David Herbert...

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President’s Student Leadership Program

The President’s Student Leadership Program (PSLP) is Manitoba’s premier postsecondary leadership program. It is a unique-in-Canada immersive learning opportunity that brings together a cohort of students each year together from across disciplines, post-secondary institutions, interests, backgrounds and regions of the province to build their leadership potential. PSLP is the flagship program of the James W. Burns...

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Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition – Apply by Jan. 26, 2022

The Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition is open to all post-secondary schools across the globe and students can apply individually or as a team. This competition is an excellent opportunity to bridge classroom learning to real-life experience as students pitch their ideas in front of judges and gain valuable feedback. For more information...

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Three Minute Thesis – Graduate students, get ready to submit your applications

DECEMBER 13, 2021 — It’s that time again! Applications for the tenth-anniversary edition of UM’s 3MT competition are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is January 21, 2022. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland, where graduate students have three minutes to explain to judges...

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Parker Communications Winter 2021 Released!

The Winter 2021 edition of Parker Communications has just been released! Please take a look for some great articles written by our students and for the latest news from our Department. From our Department to you and your family – happy holidays and all the best for 2022!

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TA positions for winter term now open!

Teaching Assistant postings for the winter term have been posted: https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx The posting was made November 15 and the the deadline to apply is November 29!

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Congratulations Dr. Weslley Silva, Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient!

Dr. Weslley Silva, a recent PhD graduate and currently post doctoral fellow in the van Wijngaarden group, has just been awarded the competitive Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. He will be using the fellowship to go conduct research at the University of Köln Astrophysics Institute. Congratulations Dr. Weslley!

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November 18 is the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM

November 18 has been selected to celebrate and highlight the work and barriers of LGBTQIA+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). Among their many struggles, we see that 28% of LGBT+ people have at some point considered leaving their jobs because of a hostile workplace or discrimination towards them. 2o% of trans people...