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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)....

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Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....

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Dr. Jayanne English recipient of the 2021 Qilak Award

The Faculty of Science is thrilled to announce Dr. Jayanne English, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected by the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) for the 2021 Qilak Award. The Qilak Award for Astronomy Outreach and Communication recognizes individual Canadian residents, or teams of residents, who have made an outstanding contribution either to the...

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Two monumental projects to impact our understanding of who, and where, we are

MARCH 3, 2021 — Researchers at the University of Manitoba are receiving a combined $4.7 million in funding for two projects that will fundamentally alter our understanding of our place in the world—one focuses on our history, the other, on trying to finally understand what our universe is mostly made of. The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin...

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As a matter of fact, they do sweat the small stuff

UM-led international team hopes new tech will expand the frontiers of research

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Science Co-op earns national accreditation

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the Science Co-op Program has received accreditation by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL). CEWIL accreditation recognizes the highest quality of post-secondary co-operative programs. Dean Stefi Baum is delighted by the news. “We have been working diligently to integrate quality, experiential learning opportunities throughout our programs for our students;...

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5 Days of Positivity

Join us for the 5-Days of Positivity Challenge next week January 18 – 22, 2021, on social media! Together let’s get our Winter Term 2021 off to a great start! Why Participate? The Science of Positive thinking is more than warm fuzzy thoughts! Research suggests that positive thinking can not only help you feel better...

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UM astronomers take a closer look at powerful new ‘baby magnetar’ in Sagittarius

Astrophysicists Dr. Samar Safi-Harb of the University of Manitoba and Dr. Harsha Blumer have published their analysis of a “baby” cosmic object known as a magnetar. The object, named Swift J1818.0−1607 (J1818, for short), was discovered only this past March when it emitted powerful bursts of X-rays in our direction, detected by an instrument onboard...

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Ambassadors of science – new science communications course

In his 1374 epic poem “Troilus and Criseyde”, Geoffrey Chaucer offered up the following observation:  “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” The idea that big things come from small beginnings is a concept of which Christina Penner is well aware. The Computer Science instructor received notice of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada...