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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...

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International award-winning cosmic image

Dr. Jayanne English, an expert in astronomy image-making in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Manitoba won 2nd place in the prestigious National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) cosmic image contest for her latest cosmic image, a composite VLA and Hubble Space Telescope image revealing the extended magnetic field of the galaxy...

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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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Winners of the 2020 3MT Undergraduate Student Competition

The winners of the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 3MT thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Science are: LIFE SCIENCES 1st Place: Juanita Garcia – “Can we use current to treat orthostatic hypotension after spinal cord injury?” Supervisor: Dr. Kristine Cowley, Department of Physiology 2nd Place: Kyra Cebula  – “Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease” Supervisor:...

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2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...

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A student’s perspective – tips & tricks for adapting to remote learning

Hello, my name is Dennis Drewnik, a student in the Faculty of Science and I wanted to share my experience with transitioning to remote learning this past semester. As we all know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter 2020 term was unexpectedly shifted to online learning, which brought forth its own set of challenges...

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Help where it’s needed

A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians It’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the communities we live in. If there’s one bright spot from all of this, it’s that people have rallied together to enact change and help others. There...