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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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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...

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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...

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NSERC 2021 research grant recipients announced

From the Subarctic to Subatomic Physics, several big ideas are being funded at the Faculty of Science. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Discovery Grants Program. This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection...

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Innovations in synthetic chemistry, solar energy, and energy science with Dr. David Herbert

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 Explore innovations in solar power and energy science with Dr. David Herbert, Department of Chemistry. Dr....

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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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Meet Noman Mohammed, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Applied Sciences category

MAY 17, 2021 — Noman Mohammed is an associate professor of computer science in the Faculty of Science who uses sophisticated computational tools that can be employed in different application areas, including health care, financial records, personal genomic information, social networking, and location services. Mohammed is the 2020 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh...

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UM researchers develop handheld test for chronic kidney disease

Researchers at the University of Manitoba have developed a credit card-sized device to test for chronic kidney disease so compact and inexpensive that patients will be able to take the test at home. Test results would be available in just five minutes from a handheld device, called the Microfluidic Albumin Testing Lab on Chip (MATLOC)....