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UM mathematician Julien Arino receives Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year Prize

JANUARY 18, 2021 — Dr. Julien Arino, in the Department of Mathematics, is one of four mathematicians awarded the CBC Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year 2020 prize for his work in modelling the COVID-19 pandemic. Dean Stefi Baum, Faculty of Science expands on the significance of the research, “We are justifiably proud of Julien Arino for the critical contributions...

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UM Phd student Anifat Olawoyin is at the forefront of big data Arctic research

Anifat Olawoyin NOVEMBER 2, 2020 —  When Anifat Olawoyin was invited to help create the first centralized database for the Canadian Arctic, the Nigerian-born UM PhD student immediately agreed and imagined an empty cold-white horizon and polar bears. “Do I get to go up North?” was her first question, she says. Olawoyin was chosen to participate...

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Arctic Research Foundation partners with UM and RRC to revolutionize public access to big Arctic data

A new partnership between the University of Manitoba (UM), Red River College (RRC), and the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) is setting out to unlock the big data secrets previously hidden in Canada’s Arctic. Ralph Dueck and Reynard Dela Torre from RRC’s applied computer education department and Carson Leung in computer science in the UM Faculty...

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CANSSI Prairies – the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Statistical Sciences institute announce a new collaboration

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Science and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) have agreed to collaborate to promote statistical sciences research and training, both in Canada and internationally; to establish a Regional Centre for the Prairie Region: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, NWT and Nunavut (“CANSSI Prairies”). CANSSI Prairies; will support data-intensive research, provide opportunities for...

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Jacob Burgess, recipient of 2020 Rh Award

Congratulations to Jacob Burgess in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving the 2019 Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, in the Natural Science category. Dr. Jacob Burgess joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2017. He leads the Ultrafast Microscopy and Magnetism Research Group in studies on spin and carrier dynamics in magnetic...

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New Bachelor in Data Science Degree at University of Manitoba

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Manitoba Economic Development and Training has approved the establishment of a new degree program, a Bachelor of Science (Major) in Data Science. “We are at the beginning of an era of discovery in the field of data science. While the field has already seen explosive growth,...

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UM Virologist Peter Pelka is developing a recombinant vaccine to combat SARS-COV-2

It’s a thrilling process, akin to running a marathon, hundreds of researchers race alongside to find a cure or a vaccine. The qualifying process is lengthy and complex. If an effective vaccine is found, determining its duration of protection, how often immunization will be necessary, (once a year, or every ten years), and whether it’s...

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Casinojournal.com: Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact...

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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 —  A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19, says Dr. Ned Budisa, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Chemical Synthetic Biology at UM and who holds an adjunct position at the Technical University in Berlin. Budisa is a member...