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The Faculty of Science Advising Team is excited to welcome students back to campus!

We hope that the first week of classes goes well as you get into your new routines as students. Whether you are brand new to the UM or are a returning student but are new to being on campus. Regardless, the adjustment for everyone may be overwhelming, so we want to make sure that you...

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Researchers pinpoint location of extremely energetic particles in a ‘Space Manatee’

THE “MANATEE.” RED IS RADIO (VLA, G. DUBNER ET AL), GREEN IS OPTICAL (SKINAKAS OBSERVATORY IN GREECE, P. BOUMIS ET AL.), YELLOW: SOFT X-RAYS (0.5–1 KEV), MAGENTA: MEDIUM ENERGY X-RAYS (1–2 KEV), CYAN: HARD X-RAY EMISSION (2–12 KEV) USING ESA’S XMM-NEWTON. // IMAGE: SAMAR SAFI-HARB ET AL. (2022) Samar Safi-Harb An international team of astrophysicists...

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Dr. Mark Belmonte appointed to expert panel by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

MAY 31, 2022 —  DR. MARK BELMONTE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. PHOTO CREDIT: KIRA KOOP. Mark Belmonte, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, has been appointed as a member of the Expert Panel on Gene-edited Organisms for Pest Control at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), which has been tasked by the federal government and Health Canada’s...

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Meet Raphaël Clouâtre, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

MAY 27, 2022 — Raphaël Clouâtre is an associate professor in the mathematics department, whose research seeks to understand the structure of infinite matrices. Clouâtre is the 2021 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Natural Sciences category, in recognition of his theories underlying recent developments in operator algebras...

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Meet Aleeza Gerstein, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Health Sciences category

Aleeza Gerstein is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Science, who specializes in the evolution of human fungal pathogens. Her interdisciplinary lab combines clinical sampling, microbial experiments, and computational statistical methods to understand conditions that promote disease. Gerstein is the 2021 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award...

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Meet Sabine Kuss, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Applied Sciences Category

Sabine Kuss investigates molecule transport across cell membranes by electrochemistry. The transport of metabolites, ions and pharmaceuticals is a crucial part of survival mechanisms for any living cell. The overall goal is to detect diseases, such as cancer, and to understand the development of medical phenomena, such as antimicrobial drug resistance, endocrinological diseases and mitochondrial...

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Elite researchers recognized with Rh Awards

MAY 27, 2022 — As UM Today reports: Eight UM faculty members will receive Rh Awards, recognizing excellence in research, scholarly work and creative activities. For more than 50 years, the Rh Awards have been in place to support the advancement of knowledge across disciplines at UM. Funds for the Rh Awards come from the royalties of...

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Urban lighting needs to consider migrating birds, new UM study suggests

UM RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT HOW THE NOCTURNAL EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, SEEN HERE, INTERACTS WITH LIGHT POLLUTION WHILE MAKING ITS 4,000-KILOMETER MIGRATION. //PHOTO: ALICIA KORPACH APRIL 28, 2022 —  University of Manitoba researchers have published a paper that challenges the way we think about airspace. By equipping some migratory birds with a GPS backpack, the biologists provided new...