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NEW General Degree Requirements for Fall 2021

We are excited to announce that the Faculty of Science has modified the structure of the General degree beginning in Fall 2021. This change was made to strengthen the foundation of the degree at the introductory level over a broader spectrum of Science courses, and allow for more flexibility for our students to take advanced...

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Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry with David Herbert – Virtual Talk & Q&A

Ironing out the details: How Using Sustainability as a Design Principle Can Lead to Fundamental Advances and Practical Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry David Herbert Friday, June 25, 2021 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Virtual Public Science Talk and Q&A Everyone is welcome to join! David E. Herbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at...

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UM Science Co-op graduate Madison Chapel on frontline national watch for COVID-19 variants

BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE, SINGAPORE. MADISON CHAPEL TALLEST IN MIDDLE. In October 2020, Madison Chapel graduated with a BSc. Honours degree in Microbiology, now she’s at the frontlines of Canada’s national genomic surveillance program for the virus that causes COVID-19, something which she credits is thanks in a large part to the opportunity she had to participate...

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Meet Ken Jeffries, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

MAY 17, 2021 — Ken Jeffries is an assistant professor of biological sciences in the Faculty of Science who seeks to leverage the use of high-resolution genomics approaches to obtain new insights that will facilitate the rational management of key organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Jeffries is the 2020 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh...

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Wpg Free Press: U of M study examining effects of robots on human mental health

MAY 20, 2021 — As the Winnipeg Free Press reports: Can robots curb human loneliness and boost mental health? A team of Winnipeg researchers is hoping to find out. A 10-week study from the University of Manitoba’s human-computer interactions lab will look at the impact of a social robot on a person’s mental health. The study will use...

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What’s Next: Registration for 2021/ 2022

One year done and it’s time to start planning for what’s next. The 2021/2022 Fall/ Winter Schedule (preliminary) is now available in Aurora! Take a look to start planning.  However, we stress, this is the first of possibly, multiple revisions.  Courses may change or be added. Now is a good time to plan ahead and...

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Dr. Gordon Goldsborough recipient of the Order of Manitoba

Congratulations! Dr. Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]; Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, and President of the Manitoba Historical Society, who was named to the Order of Manitoba on May 12, 2021. The Order of Manitoba is the province’s highest honour. Dr. Goldsborough, an aquatic ecologist, has guided conservation policy for wetlands across the country and is the...

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NEW Minor in Leadership for Undergrad Students

Leadership involves a well-developed set of cross-functional skills that can serve students’ careers as organizations increasingly call for effective leadership in teams, decision-making, conflict resolution, understanding how to lead and contribute to innovation and change, and other areas. Newly created by the James W. Burns Leadership Institute and the Asper School of Business to non-business...

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Physicists suggest Neutron stars should be bigger than they are

UM physicists Drs. Juliette Mammei and Micheal Gericke are part of an international research experiment that has made the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars. Their paper, Accurate Determination of the Neutron Skin Thickness of 208Pb through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering has just been published in the Physical Review...