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Anima Sharma wins 1st prize for the best student presentation at the annual Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference

PhD student Anima Sharma, working with Gerald Gwinner in Physics & Astronomy, has won first prize for best student presentation at the annual Canadian Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference for her talk “Towards Atomic Parity Violation in Francium”. It was her first conference presentation as a graduate student.

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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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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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Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – with Erwin Huebner

Please join Professor Emeritus Erwin Huebner on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:30 pm for his lecture, entitled “Science and Art: Exploration, Imagination and Innovation – Artist Books Inspired by Science”. Presented via Livestream, this public talk is part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Science. In addition to his presentation, Dr. Huebner will unveil his new book: “Celebrating the People of...

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Faculty of Science introduces the Wawatay program for Indigenous students

Dennis Ballard is working with Manitoba First Nations to recruit Indigenous students interested in becoming Indigenous scientists and supporting health, environment, technology and industry in their own home communities. Ballard is leading the new Wawatay program where the first cohort of UM Indigenous students will journey together through a bachelor of science degree. The long-term...

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Futurum: The science of the very small has enormous potential

 Dr Wouter Deconinck, is part of the team working on the Electron-Ion Collider. Once built, the machine will be able to look inside the atomic nucleus, its protons and neutrons, and help to power the technologies of the future. As Futurum reports: EIC will, for the first time, enable scientists to build a collider where...

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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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New courses! Winter 2021

Check out the following new interdisciplinary courses offered in Winter 2021! Interdisciplinary courses integrate concepts and knowledge from different scientific disciplines providing a more holistic view of a particular topic. Several exciting courses with elements of biology, chemistry, computer science, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, physics, and data science are currently available. For more information please visit...