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Join us for student information session, coffee break meetings and presentations
The next generation of science and technology leaders

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Students equipped to succeed with most in demand skill sets
Your competitive advantage

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Future employees shaped where imagination and action collide
Apply for Science Co-op!

Science Co-op is now accepting applications for 2021

for all programs except Computer Science
Knowledge, resourcefulness and ambition

Find out what our students can do for you!

Students equipped to succeed with the most in demand skill sets

IG Wealth Management

Talent Qualified Candidates

IG Wealth Management

“IG Wealth Management has been a strong supporter of the U of M Computer Science Co-op program for many years. We use this as a key recruiting process and regularly hire from the program. When I interview, I am always amazed at the quality of the individuals. The organization of the co-op program by the coordinator and staff makes the attainment of co-ops for my organization a very smooth process.”

Jeff Howie, Manager, IGM Data Development
IG Wealth Management

Norima Consulting

Skills Students equipped with the latest skills in emerging and new technologies

Norima Consulting

The University of Manitoba’s Computer Science Co-op program has become a key part of our hiring strategy. From day one, we bring students on to our projects and surround them with full-time staff. Time and time again, these students prove themselves to be exceptionally fast learners and high performers who bring new ideas and techniques to the job that are barely on the industry radar. We would recommend the co-op program to any company looking to grow their software development team.

Norima Consulting

National Microbiology Laboratory

Service Excellent Service and Support

National Microbiology Laboratory

“The Science Co-op office provided excellent contact through the Co-op term, and was great help with the selection process. The reporting process is not onerous. The students are of very high quality.”

Dr. Clifford Clark, Research Scientist, National Microbiology Laboratory

Manitoba Centre for Proteomics & Systems Biology

Quality Highly motivated students

Manitoba Centre for Proteomics & Systems Biology

“The Science co-op program allows me to get highly motivated undergraduate students early in their career … It is very satisfying as a professor to witness the growth in these individuals from undergraduate co-op students being introduced to the world of research, to becoming successful graduate students flourishing with meaningful publications and making an impact as emerging researchers.”

Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee, Principal Investigator, Manitoba Centre for Proteomics & Systems Biology

Cliantha Research

Support Professional support staff to assist throughout the process

Cliantha Research

“I feel the U of M Science Co-op is a great opportunity for students to get a feel of the real world in areas of interest to the students. I have felt very supported by the Co-op staff and always have my questions promptly answered.”

Samantha Neufeld, Associate Director, Clinical Operations, Cliantha Research

Jennifer Simone

Biochemistry major

“One of the many benefits of Science Co-op is that it provides students with the chance to actualize conceptual-based knowledge gained in lectures. In my first work-term I had the opportunity to try advanced techniques and my confidence in my technical skills improved.”

 

 

 

Genetics major Plant Science

“Science Co-op has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I had a great time working in Carmen at the Weeds Lab, flagging fields, weighing fertilizer & seeds, seeding, spraying, collecting samples, and weed identification among other activities.”

News & Events

February
04

Pathways to Exceptional Achievement - Career Panel Discussion

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, celebrate the incredible achievements of our 2021 honoured alumni, and join us for a discussion...

March
12

Cdn Light Source - Weaving Western Science into Indigenous Education Programs

Join Canadian Lightsource for a talk on ways to collaborate with educational organizations to enhance First Nation, Metis, and Inuit...

 
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Acakosuk…The Stars - Discover the night sky with elder Wilfred Buck, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Discover Acakosuk...The Stars. Cree understandings of the constellations and perspective of our night sky presented by elder Wilfred Buck, Opaskwayak...

 
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Winter Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline

Mar. 31, 2021 Winter Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline

April
02

Good Friday (University closed)

Apr. 2, 2021 Good Friday (University closed)

 
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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

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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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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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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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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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Science Co-op Grows Again – Welcome Psychology Co-op!

For the past two-plus years, Science Co-op has expanded the breadth of Science undergraduate degree programs which offer co-op, the geographical scope of co-op employers, the number of co-op placements and the number of participating students. Science Co-op is growing again with the addition of Psychology Co-op! In partnership with the Faculty of Arts Co-op...

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UM Science Co-op student lands job at Apple

If the powers that be in the Science Co-op have a dream scenario for their participants, Nicholas Josephson’s co-op experience would be it. After two successful placements at local tech companies (Norima Consulting and Invenia), Josephson landed a much sought after internship at Apple as part of their Software Accessibility Team. Referring to his Silicon...

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☕️ Our last coffee break session for UM students interested in Science Co-op is taking place on Monday, Feb. 22nd.

📊 Senior Statistics Co-op student, Ashriti, will be sharing her Co-op experience at MB Health. Learn more by joining the session; details above.

‼️ Make sure to use your full name in order to be admitted in the meeting.

*This event is open to all current UM Science students.
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Attention 𝗨 𝗼𝗳 𝗠 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆 students! Gain relevant experience and develop your skills.

Science Co-op is holding an information session on Feb. 24th for you. 2 current Chemistry Co-op students will also present their Co-op work term experiences.

𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳!
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Thank you to all the students and presenters who partook in our info session tonight! We hope you learned a lot.

Did you miss the session or would like a copy of the information shared? Please click the link in our bio to access the slide deck. Ensure to use your myumanitoba.ca email account to access the file.
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📣Our only coffee break session for next week will be hosted by Kaye on Monday, Feb. 8th.

Join her to learn about working at the CFIA as a Co-op student and after completing her undergraduate degree.

‼️ Make sure to use your full name in order to be admitted in the meeting.

*This event is open to all current UM Science students interested in learning more about Co-op students’ experiences.
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February 9, 2021
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 976 7146 6668
Passcode: SciCoop (Use your full name to be admitted in the meeting.)

During the information session, students will learn:
• What a co-op program is, how co-op integrates with your degree program
Benefits of co-op
• Entry requirements and application process
• Timeline and important dates
• Q&A

Three Science Co-op alumni will also be sharing their experience in Co-op.

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 (𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦-𝘑𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴) 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴. 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘰-𝘰𝘱 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩.
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