DIVE INTO PHYSICS!

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts a wide variety of events open to the public and for local high-school or elementary students. Look ahead at upcoming events or contact us for even more ways to get in Involved!

Outreach News & Events

January
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Dr. Melanie Blokesch, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Pathoecology and evolution of Vibrio cholerae

 
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Fall/Winter Term spanning courses Voluntary Withdrawal deadline with Winter term refund

Jan. 29, 2021 Fall/Winter Term spanning courses Voluntary Withdrawal deadline with Winter term refund

 
29

Last date to drop Winter Term and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses with refunds

Jan. 29, 2021 Last date to drop Winter Term and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses with refunds

 
29

The Cell Phone: Humanity Transformed with guest speaker Martin Cooper (inventor of the cell phone)

Join Martin Cooper, pioneer of the wireless communications industry for a talk on the invention that transformed humanity.

February
01

Deadline to Apply Online to Graduate for Spring 2021 (most students)

Feb. 1, 2021 Deadline to Apply Online to Graduate for Spring 2021 (most students)

 
01

Last date to add Winter and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses

Feb. 1, 2021 Last date to add Winter and Winter/Summer Term spanning courses

 
03

Graduation date for students graduating in February 2021

Feb. 3, 2021 Graduation date for students graduating in February 2021

 
04

Pathways to Exceptional Achievement - Career Panel Discussion

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, celebrate the incredible achievements of our 2021 honoured alumni, and join us for a discussion...

 
15

Louis Riel Day (University closed)

Feb. 15, 2021 Louis Riel Day (University closed)

 
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Winter Term break (no classes)

Feb. 16 to 19, 2021 Winter Term break (no classes)

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Why are people fighting for the right to have nuclear waste buried in the back yard?

Abstract:    Nuclear power contributes roughly half of the world’s low carbon electricity and could do a great deal more. Public perception around the management of spent nuclear fuel prevents many people from supporting nuclear power, which prevents nuclear power from being expanded and adopted. This talk will discuss Canada’s plan for spent nuclear fuel and...

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Dark Matters: 30 Years of Hubble’s Search

On Saturday March 7, Dr. Jayanne English will provide a live lecture at an evening event at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium celebrating the 30th year of the Hubble Space Telescope   The event also includes a reception in the Science Gallery (cash bar and food available) and an exclusive planetarium show.

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Lockhart Planetarium Open House, Jan 29, 7 pm, Room 240 University College

Diversity in Citizen Science: What’s lost in Translation? 29 January 2020, 7 pm Room 240 University College Is science created for all and by all truly inclusive ? Join us for an evening exploring diversity and linguistic justice in citizen science, with examples from Zooniverse and the Canadian Citizen Science Portal. Professor Renee Desjardins, Ph.D....

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Insight into Black Holes

With the spectacular new images provided by the Event Horizon Telescope the first radio images of the event horizon of a black hole are now available, but what can we learn from these images? University of Manitoba Professor of Physics and Astronomy  Chris O’Dea explains on CBC Radio’s Up To Speed with Ismaila Alfa: What...