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Class of 2020

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Co-op Opens Doors for Computer Science Student Clarke Garrioch

Growing up on the Cross Lake Indian Reserve in Northern Manitoba, Clarke Garrioch understood the importance of education. Graduating at just 16 years old, from Otter Nelson River School, Clarke recognized he would have to leave his community to continue his education. The valedictorian of his high school graduating class, Clarke credits his father for...

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About the Class of 2020 Graduation Package

This year, a special graduation package was sent to each member of the class of 2020. The package included a special message of congratulations from the Dean of Science, Stefi Baum, a commemorative coin celebrating the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science, and perhaps most special, an art card from artist Gary Bachers a...

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Amanda Vermette graduates with a position at Health Canada thanks to Science Co-op

When Biological Sciences student Amanda Vermette was half-way through her four-year undergraduate program of study at the UM, she was concerned about graduating without a well-thought-out plan. Unsure of her next step, Vermette consulted with an academic advisor in the Faculty of Science who suggested Science Co-op. After researching it thoroughly, Vermette felt that Science...

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Science Co-op Student Named University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year!

On behalf of the Faculty of Science, Science Co-op is pleased to announce that Jennifer Simone (Biochemistry) was recently named the University of Manitoba Co-op Student of the Year for 2019. Jennifer is a fifth year Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) student; who is also completing a minor in Native Studies. As part of Science Co-op,...

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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 never got to see their son graduate from university. “They cared very deeply about my education. I’m the first person in...

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How undergraduate research opportunities changed everything for Nathan Glowach – Class of 2020

Nathan Glowach At first glance, it might seem switching from music studies to microorganisms is implausible. For Nathan Glowach, however, it was a natural next step in his education. The Brandon, Manitoba native says his pursuit of science after three years in the UM’s music program “… felt like a return to familiar land. I...