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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...

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PV Magazine: Material concerns

The University of Manitoba led a group that used battery cyclers to test different material configurations for lithium-ion batteries. They specifically investigated new binding materials to hold the electrodes together through extended cycling. Image: Canadian Light Source As PV MAGAZINE: ISSUE 08-2021 reports: Shouldn’t we all be driving in affordable electric cars with 800-plus kilometers...

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Wawatay Application Deadline Extended 2021

Are you a University 1 Indigenous student interested in Science? YES.  Then Wawatay is the Program for you. What is the Wawatay Program? Wawatay is a research-based program that offers Indigenous students the opportunity to obtain a Science degree while gaining experience in research throughout their degree. The program offers academic and personal support tailored...

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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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Cheer on the Faculty of Science 3MT 2021 Competitors

On August 10 & 11th students will be challenged to showcase their research to a general audience in a three-minute or less in a 3MT competition. Part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel. Life...

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Department of Chemistry Changes: Questions Answered

We took a collection of students’ questions around the Chemistry Changes happening this Fall 2021 and are sharing the answers for them.  If you have questions after reading the collection of Q & A’s provided, check the Chemistry website for more information.   Q1.  I have taken CHEM 1300 and received a C but have...

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Meet Phil Grayson, a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UM.

Phil Grayson is a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science, studying one of two surviving groups of ancient jawless fishes: lampreys. We caught up with him during this busy time before he takes up his Banting Fellowship in fall 2021, to learn more about him and his research. He will be working with Dr. Margaret...