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Welcome Back Coffee

As we ramp back up to full return to campus in January, the Dean, Brian Mark, would like to invite you to have a cup of coffee in the SSA lounge, and weather permitting the Court Yard, to start re-engaging with your colleagues. Please RSVP to Tracy Foster, on the dates noted to ensure we are keeping capacity (20 people) with Health orders. The...

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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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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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Physicists suggest Neutron stars should be bigger than they are

UM physicists Drs. Juliette Mammei and Micheal Gericke are part of an international research experiment that has made the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars. Their paper, Accurate Determination of the Neutron Skin Thickness of 208Pb through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering has just been published in the Physical Review...

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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 that 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...

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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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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.