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Meet Robert Tate, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science

Meet Robert Tate, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science FEBRUARY 2, 2021 —  Statistics is unique in that it could integrate with and transcend into almost every other discipline. This uniqueness is evident in Dr. Robert Tate’s body of research, having collaborated with individuals and teams in various fields of health and social sciences, locally, nationally, and internationally....

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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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Research project to analyze human viruses in Winnipeg’s rivers

Does wastewater that’s been cleaned by Winnipeg’s sewage treatment plants carry viruses – including the virus that causes COVID-19 – when it’s released into our rivers? Jhannelle Francis plans to find out. Francis is a UM master’s student in microbiology and a participant in the Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program – a training...

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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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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...

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Building Better Batteries

The research into the batteries of the future and the work being done in Dr. Christian Kruss’s lab was profiled recently by Canadian Light Source. As Canadian Light Source reports: In the ongoing quest to build a better battery, researchers used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to identify the potential...

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Who was Galileo?

“Galileo is one of those larger than life heroes of our intellectual history,” says Astrophysicist and best-selling author, Mario Livio. The Faculty of Science was treated to a virtual public lecture on October 9, 2020, with Mario Livio, on the topic of his new book, “Galileo and the Science Deniers.” The book explores the life...

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Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”. Presented via Livestream, this public talk is part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science. In addition to his presentation, Dr. Huebner will unveil his new book: “Celebrating the People of...

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Me and my Markov blanket - with Karl J. Friston, British Neuroscientist

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Canadian Light Source – Weaving Western Science into Indigenous Education Programs.