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Application for Science Co-op 2021 is now closed

Applications for next year will open in Winter 2022.

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Hire the best and brightest young scientists

Future employees shaped where imagination and action collide
Knowledge, resourcefulness and ambition

Find out what our students can do for you!

Students equipped to succeed with the most in demand skill sets
The next generation of science and technology leaders

Hire tomorrow’s leaders

Students equipped to succeed with 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

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NEW Minor in Leadership for Undergrad Students

Leadership involves a well-developed set of cross-functional skills that can serve students’ careers as organizations increasingly call for effective leadership in teams, decision-making, conflict resolution, understanding how to lead and contribute to innovation and change, and other areas. Newly created by the James W. Burns Leadership Institute and the Asper School of Business to non-business...

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UM Science Co-op graduate Madison Chapel on frontline national watch for COVID-19 variants

BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE, SINGAPORE. MADISON CHAPEL TALLEST IN MIDDLE. In October 2020, Madison Chapel graduated with a BSc. Honours degree in Microbiology, now she’s at the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for the virus that causes COVID-19, something which she credits is thanks in a large part to the opportunity she had to participate...

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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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We hope everyone’s having a great summer thus far!

Starting tomorrow, Science Co-op students will be taking over our Instagram page to share about their experience during their Co-op work terms this summer.

Watch out for their stories and learn how they apply Science at work.
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