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UM MicroBytes is on!

We are happy to share our new YouTube Channel MicroBytes featuring Dr. Ayush Kumar interviewing graduate students on their new publications!

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Andrew Hogan wins BAM Poster Award

We would like to congratulate Andrew Hogan, a PhD candidate from the Department of Microbiology, for winning the BAM Poster Award in the last Canadian Student Health Research Competition. For more information please visit: https://umanitoba.ca/outreach/conferences/research_days/mb_competition.html

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Science Nerd Herd Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Team up with Dustin Maydaniuk and the Cardona Lab to help make cystic fibrosis history! Donate to our team. We will be virtually walking On May 30 Walk with us this year to help make CF History! Donate here  

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Good News in Micro!

A hearty “congratulations” to Teassa MacMartin on being awarded an NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master (CGS-M) valued at $17,500.00! This award is for 12 months duration for the 2021-2022 academic year. Teassa is a member of Dr. A. Karen Brassinga’s lab. Way to go, Teassa!

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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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Microbiology Student Jhannelle Francis in Next 3MT Round!

After her presentation on Thursday, March 4th, the Department of Microbiology is proud to announce that graduate student Jhannelle Francis (Uyaguari lab) has been chosen to advance to the 2021 3MT final competition, which will be held on April 21, 2021. Congratulations, Jhannelle!

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Sabrin Bashar (Kumar Lab) and Jhanelle Francis (Uyaguari Lab) Chosen for 3MT Competition

Our department is pleased to announce that two of our own have been selected to compete in this year’s 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an annual competition for graduate students in a thesis-based program. The University of Manitoba 3MT is part of an overall strategy to highlight UM graduate students,...

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Ambassadors of science – new science communications course

In his 1374 epic poem “Troilus and Criseyde”, Geoffrey Chaucer offered up the following observation:  “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” The idea that big things come from small beginnings is a concept of which Christina Penner is well aware. The Computer Science instructor received notice of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada...

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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...