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UM mathematician Julien Arino receives Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year Prize

JANUARY 18, 2021 — Dr. Julien Arino, in the Department of Mathematics, is one of four mathematicians awarded the CBC Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year 2020 prize for his work in modelling the COVID-19 pandemic. Dean Stefi Baum, Faculty of Science expands on the significance of the research, “We are justifiably proud of Julien Arino for the critical contributions...

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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

Dennis Ballard is working with Manitoba First Nations to recruit Indigenous students interested in becoming Indigenous scientists and supporting health, environment, technology and industry in their own home communities. Ballard is leading the new Wawatay program where the first cohort of UM Indigenous students will journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term...

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Data Science Nexus 2021 Conference – Call for Speakers

Call for speakers!  Data Science Nexus is organizing its 2021 conference. With a focus on digital agriculture and conservation, transportation and logistics, and public health. We are now seeking input on potential speakers. Submit your ideas here: Call For Speakers

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New courses! Winter 2021

Check out the following new interdisciplinary courses offered in Winter 2021! Interdisciplinary courses integrate concepts and knowledge from different scientific disciplines providing a more holistic view of a particular topic. Several exciting courses with elements of biology, chemistry, computer science, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, physics, and data science are currently available. For more information please visit...

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UM Phd student Anifat Olawoyin is at the forefront of big data Arctic research

Anifat Olawoyin NOVEMBER 2, 2020 —  When Anifat Olawoyin was invited to help create the first centralized database for the Canadian Arctic, the Nigerian-born UM PhD student immediately agreed and imagined an empty cold-white horizon and polar bears. “Do I get to go up North?” was her first question, she says. Olawoyin was chosen to participate...

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Arctic Research Foundation partners with UM and RRC to revolutionize public access to big Arctic data

A new partnership between the University of Manitoba (UM), Red River College (RRC), and the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) is setting out to unlock the big data secrets previously hidden in Canada’s Arctic. Ralph Dueck and Reynard Dela Torre from RRC’s applied computer education department and Carson Leung in computer science in the UM Faculty...

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CANSSI Prairies – the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Statistical Sciences institute announce a new collaboration

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Science and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) have agreed to collaborate to promote statistical sciences research and training, both in Canada and internationally; to establish a Regional Centre for the Prairie Region: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NWT and Nunavut (“CANSSI Prairies”). CANSSI Prairies; will support data-intensive research, provide opportunities for...

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New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science. “We are at the beginning of an era of discovery in the field of data science. While the field has already seen explosive growth,...

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Casinojournal.com: Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact...

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Industry and U of M collaborate to bridge data science skills gap

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 industry and government partners came together in downtown Winnipeg to discuss data science challenges facing today’s businesses, both locally and beyond. Data science has emerged as a significant influencer in nearly every sector of our global economy. The current challenge facing businesses is recruiting sufficiently skilled data scientists to be...