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

April
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Last day of classes for Winter Term

Apr. 16, 2021 Last day of classes for Winter Term

 
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Winter Term Final Exam period

Apr. 19, 2021 - May. 1, 2021 Winter Term Final Exam period

May
19

Winter/Summer Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline

May. 19, 2021 Winter/Summer Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline

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Congratulations to Dr. Joey Lussier on accepting an Instructor position in the Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry is delighted to welcome Dr. Joey Lussier as the Department’s newest instructor! Please join us in congratulating Joey and welcoming him back to the Department he graduated from.

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Daniel Gussakovsky is the first winner of the James C. Jamieson Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Daniel Gussakovsky, a graduate student in Sean McKenna’s group, is the first winner of the James C. Jamieson Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry. James C. Jamieson Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry In honour of Dr. James C. Jamieson, an endowment fund has recently been established at the University of...

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Science Co-op earns national accreditation

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the Science Co-op Program has received accreditation by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). CEWIL accreditation recognizes the highest quality of post-secondary co-operative programs. Dean Stefi Baum is delighted by the news. “We have been working diligently to integrate quality, experiential learning opportunities throughout our programs for our students;...

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Science Co-op earns national accreditation

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the Science Co-op Program has received accreditation by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). CEWIL accreditation recognizes the highest quality of post-secondary co-operative programs. Dean Stefi Baum is delighted by the news. “We have been working diligently to integrate quality, experiential learning opportunities throughout our programs for our students;...

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5 Days of Positivity

Join us for the 5-Days of Positivity Challenge next week January 18 – 22, 2021, on social media! Together let’s get our Winter Term 2021 off to a great start! Why Participate? The Science of Positive thinking is more than warm fuzzy thoughts! Research suggests that positive thinking can not only help you feel better...

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Building Better Batteries

The research into the batteries of the future and the work being done in Dr. Christian Kruss’s lab was profiled recently by Canadian Light Source. As Canadian Light Source reports: In the ongoing quest to build a better battery, researchers used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to identify the potential...

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CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 Awards

Congratulations to Horace Luong who was awarded one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 awards. CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 Awards recognize the achievements of 40 Manitobans age 40 and younger who have made outstanding professional or service contributions to the community and who are making a difference in the lives of Manitobans. Read more…

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Falling Walls

Congratulations to Dr. Jörg Stetefeld who was a finalist in the Falling Walls of Science Breakthroughs of the Year. The World Science Summit with the Falling Walls Conference and the Berlin Science Week are organized by the Falling Walls Foundation, a charity. Since its foundation in 2010 in Berlin, it serves as a unique international...

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Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”. Presented via Livestream, this public talk is part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science. In addition to his presentation, Dr. Huebner will unveil his new book: “Celebrating the People of...

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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

Dennis Ballard is working with Manitoba First Nations to recruit Indigenous students interested in becoming Indigenous scientists and supporting health, environment, technology and industry in their own home communities. Ballard is leading the new Wawatay program where the first cohort of UM Indigenous students will journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term...