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UM researcher and American colleagues discover new genus of plants

APPLE BAY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND, WHERE BOTANISTS DISCOVERED AN ANCIENT FORM OF PLANT LIFE. UM biologist Az Klymiuk along with colleagues Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey of Oregon State University have discovered a new genus of ancient plants that is unlike any other plant on Earth, living or extinct. read full story

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Cities drive evolution around globe, Science study reports

The largest-ever field project investigating evolution began eight years ago with a tweet essentially asking, Hey, who wants to study clover? THE TWEET THAT STARTED IT ALL Evolutionary biologists Aleeza Gerstein and Colin Garroway (alongside undergraduate student Rebekah Kukurudz) in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Science eagerly responded to this query. They wanted to put Winnipeg on the...

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Entrepreneurship course inspires innovation and business training at Faculty of Science

Students have given a unanimous thumbs-up to the new course, SCI 4000 The Science Entrepreneurial Mindset! The course aims to provide students with an entrepreneurial toolkit and the confidence to bring their ideas to market. “To say this course exceeded my expectation would be an understatement! I learned many useful techniques. This course is what...

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It’s a very exciting time to be in Astrophysics at UM

Samar Safi-Harb is on the hunt for the biggest bangs since the “big bang.” She has just been named a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Safi-Harb is the first woman to be appointed a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in UM’s...

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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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Three new Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Samar Safi-Harb, CRC Tier 1, Extreme Astrophyics. Photo: Kira Koop. JANUARY 12, 2022 — The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced on Jan. 12 an investment of $151 million for 188 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 43 institutions across Canada for research excellence, including three new chairs at the University...

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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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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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One flew over the cuckoo clock

UM team finds way to alter migration timing of birds that may help them adjust to climate change AUGUST 26, 2021 — The Avian Behaviour and Conservation Lab in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Science is once again publishing another groundbreaking paper on migratory birds and climate change. This time, they provide some hopeful news in the wake...