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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.”

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Nexus 2021 - Data Science Conference

Join the UM Faculty of Science and leading experts for a virtual Data Science Conference. Explore emerging trends and innovation...

 
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Winter/Summer Term Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline

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

 
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Nexus 2021 - Data Science Conference

Join the UM Faculty of Science and leading experts for a virtual Data Science Conference. Explore emerging trends and innovation...

 
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Nexus 2021 - Data Science Conference

Join the UM Faculty of Science and leading experts for a virtual Data Science Conference. Explore emerging trends and innovation...

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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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Computer Science Co-op Out-of-Town Summer 2020 Recruitment Information

This is your invitation to participate in our Computer Science Co-op Program for the Summer 2020 term! We currently have 77 Computer Science Major and Honours students seeking a Summer Co-op Placement. The majority of these students will be completing their third and final work term, with an expected graduation date of December 2020 or April...

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A recent graduate, Madison Chapel [BSc. Microbiology (Honours), 2020] (4th from left) is now at the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for SARS-CoV-2.

Read her story here! https://news.umanitoba.ca/um-science-co-op-graduate-madison-chapel-on-frontline-national-watch-for-covid-19-variants/

#umanitobasci #umscicoop #COVID19 #sarscov2

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Today, with the Faculty of Science and employer partners, Science Co-op had the immense honour to recognize 3 outstanding Science Co-op students for their accomplishments in Co-op and beyond. Congratulations!
🏅Clarke Garrioch
🏅 Margot Henry
🏅 Jennifer Simone

We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to their Co-op employers for their incredible guidance and support!
✨ Cross Cancer Institute @albertacancer
✨ IGM Financial @investorsgroup
✨ Manitoba Health
✨ PTI Manitoba
✨ Royal Bank of Canada @rbc
✨ University of Manitoba, MicroStats Lab @microstats
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‼️UPDATE: Info session has been cancelled.‼️
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Level UP is funded by the Government of Canada and gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to get real-world experience and earn $1,400 for working on short-term projects in a range of areas like STEM projects, data base analysis, software life cycle analysis, open-source software management, researchers in life sciences, web design and development, cyber security, cloud management, and more. Students have between two and eight weeks, on average, to complete 80 project hours. There are currently over 3000 projects in a variety of areas. Join us to learn more!

Eligibility for the program includes students that are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Residence or have Refugee status.
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That’s all from me today. Thank you to everyone who followed along! I strongly encourage anyone who is thinking about joining Co-op to do so. It is truly an incredible experience!
-Dustin
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Hi everyone! My name is Dustin, and I am a 4th year #genetics co-op student completing a work term in Dr. Jill Stobart’s lab.

Our lab focuses on using novel techniques to study in vivo calcium signalling in astrocytes. I am currently finishing off the first of two consecutive work terms in the Stobart Lab.

Join me today as I show you what a typical day looks like at the Stobart Lab!

@umanitoba @umanitobasci
#umanitoba #sciencecoop #coopprogram
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Thank you all who followed along! Today has been awesome!! There was so much more I wanted to show but I'll leave that for the next coop student at PTI.
- Karishma Bulleeraz
#umanitoba #sciencecoop #coopprogram
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