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November 18 is the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM

November 18 has been selected to celebrate and highlight the work and barriers of LGBTQIA+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). Among their many struggles, we see that 28% of LGBT+ people have at some point considered leaving their jobs because of a hostile workplace or discrimination towards them. 2o% of trans people...

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2021 Award recipients for Best Mentor and Innovation in Teaching

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the 2021 Award recipients for Best Mentor and Innovation in Teaching. The Teaching award recipients were nominated by their colleagues and were selected based on their exemplary innovative approaches to engage and inspire students. The Best Mentor award recipient was nominated by his students and was selected...

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Jacob Burgess, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, receives Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant for Digital Fabrication of Low Cost Sub-Millimeter Wave Optics

Jacob Burgess, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba has received an Innovation Proof-of-Concept Grant from Research Manitoba. The announcement which was made on Oct. 21, 2021, represents an investment that supports Manitoba-based projects in the areas of Bioscience and Advanced Manufacturing. Burgess’s research will explore the development of  Digital Fabrication...

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Neutron stars hold key to cosmic mysteries

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION OF A KILONOVA, BY A. SIMONNET. The work of UM astrophysicist Dr. Samar Safi-Harb was featured in a major article in the October 2021 issue of the popular science magazine Astronomy. The article explains: Neutron stars aren’t just notable for the valuable elements they create, though. They’re also a dream come true for...

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Astronomers catch a pulsar wind powered by magnetar outbursts

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope, a team of international researchers including a UM astrophysicist and an alumna has found and imaged the first wind nebula around a radio pulsar likely being impacted by a magnetar outburst. “This is remarkable since we don’t know much about magnetar wind nebulae and this rare object is presenting us...

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Prairie Hub to Power the Bioeconomy with Next-Generation Bio-inspired Technologies

RNA-based systems, molecular machines, and bio-inspired devices are the future of the bioeconomy. Advancing these technologies from discovery to market can be elusive. Accelerating scientific discoveries in natural and synthetic biology into deployable products and knowledge requires a collaborative and integrative ecosystem. The success of RNA vaccines demonstrates that we’re in the golden age of...

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Virtual Science Takeover (FREE) Science Public Talks – Science Literacy Week

Join the UM Faculty of Science and Science First for an exciting lineup of FREE Virtual Public Talks in celebration of Science Literacy Week, Sept. 20 – 26, 2021. Our Events: Thurs. Sept. 23 – Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology and Sustainability 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81512835911?pwd=TXIvMXdYV2ZZK1NJellJT3NFNnNUdz09#success Ariel Gordon, University of Manitoba...

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Welcome Back – a message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Science! The start of a new Fall term is full of excitement and possibilities. We are looking forward to the year ahead as we slowly transition to a return to campus and back to in-person learning. Please remember that all UM students, faculty, staff and campus visitors must be fully vaccinated...

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Welcome Back Coffee

As we ramp back up to full return to campus in January, the Dean, Brian Mark, would like to invite you to have a cup of coffee in the SSA lounge, and weather permitting the Court Yard, to start re-engaging with your colleagues. Please RSVP to Tracy Foster, on the dates noted to ensure we are keeping capacity (20 people) with Health orders. The...