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

October
21

The politics of loss and survival in Anishinaabe territory

Wild rice is being harvested again after historic flooding for hydro dams.

Location: Online via Zoom

 
22

Convocation Ceremony (Bannatyne and Fort Garry Campus)

Oct. 22, 2020 Convocation Ceremony (Bannatyne and Fort Garry Campus)

 
22

Grad Steps: Cross-Cultural Understanding & Building Relationships

Grad Steps: Cross-Cultural Understanding & Building Relationships 1:00-3:00 pm, online over Zoom. Many students find that making meaningful connections with...

Location: Zoom

 
23

Advanced Programming in Python with Numpy and Pandas

This workshop is at an advanced level of Python and provides hands-on experience.

 
23

Using genetic information to estimate the size of Brook Trout Populations - Dr. Mills Flemming

Online livestream talk & Q&A. For details and link please visit the Faculty of Science website.

 
26

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: Parenting During the Pandemic

Join us for this discussion about how the global pandemic is impacting the well-being of families.

Location: Virtual

 
27

Undergraduate Research Poster Competition ONLINE

The Undergraduate Research Poster Competition is an annual event that takes place every fall at UM.

Location: Virtual

 
27

Searching in Web of Science

In this introductory session, you will learn to navigate Web of Science's search interface and construct your own search.

 
28

Data Visualization in the Sciences

This session provides an overview on the use of Data Visualization (including GIS) and how it can be used in...

 
29

Weekly Support Chat for International Students

Current and new international students are invited to join the UM International Centre and fellow students for a weekly video...

Location: Zoom online meeting

News

Participate in the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange!

Chemistry students who would like an opportunity to conduct some inorganic chemistry research including nanomaterials, solar energy, catalysis at a host institution within Canada should consider applying to the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE).  For more information on the program, please visit:  http://www.inorganicchemistryexchange.ca Applications from U of M students should be submitted to U of M ICE...

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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...

News

Muddied waters

Ask any of the Indigenous fishers on Lake Winnipeg about the water and they’ll tell you ni mayu gayndun: “it’s not the way it is, it’s different.” In the same way one would describe a person who’s unwell as being “not themselves”, the fishers know their lake is sick because they remember how it was when it...

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New Parker Communications Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of our Summer 2020 issue of Parker Communications. https://mailchi.mp/dc6dc1e25235/u-of-m-chemistry-parker-communications-fall-1364226  

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2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...

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Meet 3MT competitor Dmitry Vrubleskiy, (Chemistry)

Meet one Dmitry Vrubleskiy, a PhD student in Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba​. Currently under the supervision of Dr. Mario Bieringer, he obtained his BSc from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He recently competed in the Three Minute Thesis 3MT competition, and although he did not make it to the finals, we are...

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Governor General’s Gold Medal Robert Bertrand Class of 2020 – Graduate Studies (Chemistry)

When Robert Bertrand found out he’d won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for his PhD thesis work with lichens, he first thought of his late parents. Both passed away when he was young, so he never got to see their son graduate from university. “They cared very deeply about my education. I’m the first person...

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Meet 3MT competitor Dmitry Vrubleskiy, (Chemistry)

Dmitry Vrubleskiy, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Mario Bieringer Lab. Dmitry Vrubleskiy, is a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. Currently under the supervision of Dr. Mario Bieringer, he obtained his BSc from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. His research project for the Three Minute Thesis 3MT competition dealt with solid-state synthesis of ceramic...

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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...