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Wpg Free Press: U of M study examining effects of robots on human mental health

MAY 20, 2021 — As the Winnipeg Free Press reports: Can robots curb human loneliness and boost mental health? A team of Winnipeg researchers is hoping to find out. A 10-week study from the University of Manitoba’s human-computer interactions lab will look at the impact of a social robot on a person’s mental health. The study will use...

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Meet Noman Mohammed, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Applied Sciences category

MAY 17, 2021 — Noman Mohammed is an associate professor of computer science in the Faculty of Science who uses sophisticated computational tools that can be employed in different application areas, including health care, financial records, personal genomic information, social networking, and location services. Mohammed is the 2020 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh...

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Computer Science Graduate Students Place First

Computer Science graduate students Japjeet Singh, Songdi Hu and Soheil Changizi placed first in the Faculty of Science Data Science Challenge. Congratulations on a job well done!

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WFP: Right place at the right time

APRIL 18, 2021 — UM Computer Science Alum Mark Evans [MSc/86, PhD /88], head of Conquest Planning Inc., is bringing Silicon Valley next-generation digital leadership and innovation to Winnipeg and revolutionizing the financial planning industry. Winnipeg Free Press writer Martin Cash reports: DR. MARK EVANS[MSC/86, PHD /88], PRESIDENT & CEO AT CONQUEST PLANNING INC. Artificial intelligence algorithms developed...

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Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....

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Ph.D. student Daniel Rea wins Bill Buxton Dissertation Award

Ph.D. student Daniel Rea. Photo credit Kira Koop. The Bill Buxton Dissertation Award is given out annually to one outstanding doctoral dissertation in the Human-Computer Interaction research area of Computing Science. It is presented by the Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society. This is the first year that the award has been granted to a member of...

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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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Meet Lorisa Dubuc, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science

LORISA DUBUC [B.C.SC. (HONS), PSYCHOLOGY MINOR/02] – COMPUTER SCIENCE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (VP), DEVELOPER EXPERIENCE USER RESEARCH, GOLDMAN SACHS, LONDON.It wasn’t long ago, that Lorisa Dubuc, now Executive Director (VP), Developer Experience User Research, for Goldman Sachs, in London, graduated from the UM with her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Since then she has worked with notable...

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5 Days of Positivity

Join us for the 5-Days of Positivity Challenge next week January 18 – 22, 2021, on social media! Together let’s get our Winter Term 2021 off to a great start! Why Participate? The Science of Positive thinking is more than warm fuzzy thoughts! Research suggests that positive thinking can not only help you feel better...