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One fish, two fish, big fish, old fish – Just off your cottage’s dock, are there sturgeon or pike nearby?

Sturgeon spawn only intermittently and are very sensitive to changes in their environment. Today, there are very few sturgeon left, some in the Assiniboine River, almost none in the Red River, and pockets of populations in the Winnipeg and Nelson River systems. They can be detected using environmental DNA (eDNA) that can detect molecules sloughed...

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David Herbert recipient of Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry by Chemical Institute of Canada

Congratulations to Dr. David Herbert, Department of Chemistry on being awarded the Strem Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry by Chemical Institute of Canada. The award, sponsored by Strem Chemicals part of Ascensus Specialties, is presented to an individual that has made a contribution to inorganic chemistry, showing exceptional promise. David Herbert David Herbert...

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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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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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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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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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WFP: ‘This ain’t your grandpa’s battery’

Christian Kuss, an assistant professor (chemistry), whose research focuses on new materials for energy storage and other electrochemical applications, and Michael McDonald, the operations manager at NFI Group Inc.’s innovation center weigh in on the technology of the future – electric vehicles. As the Winnipeg Free Press (WFP) reports: The Ford F-150 Lightning is making a splash...